I keep seeing all these "onward and upward" things at the end of each
post and I have to wonder what is going on in the mind of these people. I can
understand "onward", but what is with "upward"? Haven't the
Utes gone downward each year? ( ref the win-loss record each year). I can also
understand wanting some coaching that will take a team upward, but with all the
staff changes, it just shows that you are not going upward, but downward.
@ MyPerspectiveGuy Holiday is the BYU receivers coach who was rumored to
be offered a job at Utah ( I have no idea if that is true)A certain fan
was bragging that his sources were telling him it was a done deal, because the
coach wanted to be in the Pac.A few fans are taking shots back because it
proved to be false.
TatorsHyrum, UT@ Vegas Ute:"The Ute fan that
is actually needed is Spokane Ute. He's a Ute fan who is consistently civil
and usually adds positively to the ongoing dialog. He's usually more
objective than many fans on either side."Are you serious? Now
you are telling us which Utah fans can post comments on Utah articles? What is
it with you people that makes you think you make the rules. If civility is the
criteria you are using, check yours before pointing fingers and let the Des News
moderators do their job.Regarding the topic of discussion...Good hire by the Utes,and...who's Guy Holiday?
@ Vegas Ute:You are not needed. But your comments are sometimes
enjoyed. In fact, they sometimes make me actgually laugh. Yours and Chris
B's.The Ute fan that is actually needed is Spokane Ute.
He's a Ute fan who is consistently civil and usually adds positively to the
ongoing dialog. He's usually more objective than many fans on either
side.One quick question for you and/or Chris B:If the
win over BYU is so automatic and always a given... as you contend, then why do
Ute fans get so excited and storm the field whenever they get a win over BYU?
They actually did so 3 different times the last time they played in SLC. None of
them seemed to think those wins are a given.Two things to
remember:3 of the last 4 wins the Utes had over BYU were by a single
score after the outcome was questionable up to the last minute. It would be
foolish to think those wins were automatic.Also, before this latest
mini-streak of Ute wins, BYU beat Utah 3 of the previous 4 games. The streaks
continue to go back and forth.
Who's Guy Holiday?
u25"If your[sic] in a mid major conference nobody wants your
assistant coaches."Which is of course why Utah stole
Stubblefield from mid-major Eastern Michigan.LOL!
Utah assistant coaches are always in demand so there will always be some
coaching changes every year. Thats part of being in the BCS other schools want
your coaches. If your in a mid major conference nobody wants your assistant
CB"He's a record setting former player with NFL
experience..."Stubblefield went undrafted by the NFL after his
successful college career. He was signed as a free agent by the Carolina
Panthers on April 26, 2005. He played during the 2005 season with the Hamilton
Tiger-cats in the Canadian Football League. On January 6, 2006, Stubblefield was
signed to the St. Louis Rams. Stubblefield returned to the Tiger-cats on March
6, 2007.Career NFL Stats0 Rec, 0 Yds, 0 Avg, 0 TDs, 0
ExperienceIn other words, he has absolutely ZERO NFL experience.Stubblefield spent 2013 as receivers coach at Wake Forest, but was not
retained by the new coaching staff. Less than a week ago, Stubblefield was
hired for the same position at Eastern Michigan.Gotta luv your
BeSmartCheyenne, WY"The term prime time is often defined
in terms of a fixed time period – for example, from 19:00 to 22:00
(Central and Mountain Time) or 20:00 to 23:00 (Eastern and Pacific Time) (7 p.m.
to 10 p.m. or 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.). Timeslot's relationship to radio and
television revenue"I know what prime time is, BeSmart, I'm
simply stating that your exuberance is a bit over the top for a Thursday night
basketball game. Thursday night prime time is who cares time.Who is
MyPerspectiveI guess you know better than every tv website."The
term prime time is often defined in terms of a fixed time period – for
example, from 19:00 to 22:00 (Central and Mountain Time) or 20:00 to 23:00
(Eastern and Pacific Time) (7 p.m. to 10 p.m. or 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.).
Timeslot's relationship to radio and television revenue"
"that regional no-conference wants them team. Has been moved to a primetime
tv slot on ESPN"besmarter:C'mon now, we're
talking Utah football here. In any event, that's because of Gonzaga, not
because of the no-conference-wants-us team. Otherwise their last 5 games would
not have been on byutv and Root.
@Tators:"@ Vegas Ute and Chris B:Let the record show that
you two Ute fans are the first ones to bring up BYU""What is
relevant (and funny) is the fact that Vegas Ute and Chris B are the first ones
in their comments to this article to mention BYU"Two posts
saying exactly the same thing about me. I didn't know you cared so much
about what I say!! It feels nice to be so needed.Welcome aboard
Taylor!Onward and Upward!
skitterOrem, UT"Wait a second Chris, didn't you tell
us that Guy Holliday was going to take the job. Were you wrong about that or did
he just turn the utes down?"Who's Guy Holliday?
"Vegas Ute and Chris B are the first ones in their comments to this article
to mention BYU. Ute fans being obsessed about BYU is also very
predictable."Tators:Funny, since the first two
"comments" on this story came, predictably, from y "fans'. Talk
BeSmartCheyenne, WYThere are no prime time slots on Thursday
night but if that's what you want to believe...have at it.This
looks like a good hire but we'll find out for sure in due time. Welcome to
Utah, coach and get ready to coach some speed!!
@alterego:Not sure you can claim Stubblefield is an "awful
choice." Did you read the article, this guy is an NCAA record holder and
former NFL pro! I think it's a refreshing choice. Excited to have a coach
like Stubblefield really take the speedy core of receivers to new heights this
year. With a healthy Kenneth Scott and Dres, plus all the speedsters they
added, Coach Stubblefield is probably licking his chops at his new group's
potential for greatness. Go Coach Stubblefield! Go Utes!
@ CBthat regional no-conference wants them team.Has been moved to a
primetime tv slot on ESPN on Feb 20th against Gonzaga.Most Pac-12 schools
(and definitely the Utes) have not even sniffed an ESPN primetime game this
Whittingham made an awful choice. Should have gone after someone on the Oregon
54-10Yes, we do have to do an ever better job this next year if we
want to go bowling. The automatic win over byu was nice, but
I'll take a game over a big time opponent like Michigan, or even over
Fresno state for that matter, than regional no conference wants them byu.Go UTES, onward and upward to Pac 12 glory
Great hire. If they can keep him more than a year it will be even a better hire.
Coach Whitt needs to get the Utes to a bowl game or he's out. I hope it
works out and that Utah get's back to it's winning ways.@
the ModeratorHow is calling someone "Chrissy" considered
civil dialogue or in any way thoughtful?
TatorsHyrum, UTWhat is predictable is the annual beatdown Utah
football puts on BYU every year. I, for one, am going to miss that annual
@ 54-10:"Irrelevant" is the section of the annual PAC12
football brochure where Utah always ends up. It's actually too predictable
to make for interesting reading. What is relevant (and funny) is the
fact that Vegas Ute and Chris B are the first ones in their comments to this
article to mention BYU. Ute fans being obsessed about BYU is also very
Re: Objectified "It will be interesting to soon hear Chris B's
positive take on this hire as he also reiterates to us once again what a
wonderful opportunity it is to play in the prestigious PAC12... regardless of
how well or not the Utes do in it."It's a Ute article, why
shouldn't he? If someone is so bothered by this, why would they be the
first one to jump onto the comments section of an article about a school they
obviously don't care about?The Ute's problems since
joining the PAC 12 haven't been because of a WR or QB coach. Anyone other
than the "uninformed" that Bronco speaks about know it was the poor
planning for quality quarterbacks, especially in case of injury. That has been
addressed and the Utes will be ok. However, win or lose, the Utes still are in
the PAC 12 and the fans love it and that bothers a lot of jealous people.
I think this is a hire that shows Kyle is definitely turning over the reins of
the offense to DC. DC now has his own OL coach and receivers coach.By all reports, Roderick did well as a QB coach at SUU, so he's not
exactly new to the QB coaching job. I'm also glad he is staying around as
coach for recruiting. Recruits speak highly of him when he is involved with
their recruiting.Looking forward to seeing how these changes gel.
Wait a second Chris, didn't you tell us that Guy Holliday was going to take
the job. Were you wrong about that or did he just turn the utes down?
DuckhunterHighland, UTCoach who? This is a PAC 12 article.
The Independant teams are in the irrelevant section.
Great hire for the Utes!!! Welcome to the PAC12!!! Hope you can help the team
finish better then 5-7 overall and 2-7 in the PAC!!! Onward and Upward!!! Hope
you are still around in three years when the Holy War resumes!!!Go
Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!
I just hope that the new offensive coordinator has a better idea of what makes a
good QB than the past OC's have had. Last year we had two freshmen
QB's who were more agile, had quicker feet, and a more accurate throwing
arm than Wilson. But Wilson had more "experience". What good is
"more experience" when your QB throws 20 picks in 3 games? This year, it
looks like we will have three QB's with very good QB capabilities and
attributes. I hope they go with the best QB, this year, not simply the one with
the most experience.
@ Vegas Ute and Chris B:Let the record show that you two Ute fans
are the first ones to bring up BYU in these comments to an article strictly
about Utah. Makes it hard to deny there's no obsession there.
Well christy I hope you enjoyed your little bout of premature exuberation over
Coach Holliday. lol
Please, every coaching staff every year has some amount of turnover. Yes, the
Utes have more than the average team at the offensive coordinator position, but
position coaches coming and going is a normal thing. The frustration I had is
that Roderick wasn't moved from the position earlier. Dres' season
last year was the first 1,000 yard receiving season a Utah player has had since
2009, I believe. It's good to see Coach Whit letting Christensen take the
reins of the offensive staff. Welcome, Coach Stubblefield.
@ chris bCoaches want to go to the U because they know they will get
the holidays off and not have to put in extra time scouting their opponent at a
BOWL game. I think i'll send them my resume, i want the
holidays off too.
@ Chris B:In answer to your question, the downside to the Ute's
recent hiring practices (3 new coaches this year alone) is that the players
never get a chance to get used to any particular style of coaching. The approach is changed every year and the players hardly have a chance to
adjust before another new set of coaches are brought in. Everything
is always in a state of change. Players (like the rest of us) would enjoy a
certain amount of stability.
@staythecourse,You're so right. Can you imagine being one of
those programs who has lost year after year after year to this merry go round of
coaches at the U?
It will be interesting to see this hire at work. He is a DC guy and we'll
see how it all works out.I love how the first three posts are from
byU "fans". Can't wait for August!! Football
can't start soon enough!Go Utes!!
Objectifie,He's a record setting former player with NFL
experience and ties across the country that will benefit recruiting.
What's the downside to this hire?Go UTES
Someone recently posted that this was Guy Holliday's job and that it was a
"done deal". lolWhat I want to know is why didn't Utah get
this position filled by the Oregon offensive coordinator or receivers coach?
It will be interesting to soon hear Chris B's positive take on this hire as
he also reiterates to us once again what a wonderful opportunity it is to play
in the prestigious PAC12... regardless of how well or not the Utes do in it.