GoRed....I agree! Cox and Booker have natural talent, it's easy to see when
they're playing. If they each don't get a shot at big minutes I will
be certain that Whit plays only friends and buddies....not the best players
available! Wilson is hurt and playing like it, afraid to make a mistake, looks
like a baby giraffe on ice. Manning looked good, Cox is instinctual and very
quick and agile.Why did Thompson get any reps at all? He's NOT able to play
until 2015!Too many QB's(unlike the recent years), not enough practice reps
to go around and yet Whit has time to look at a guy who won't play this
coming year no matter what!It's stuff like that that makes me doubt
Whit.The Utes program has gone down since he took over(except 2008 when the team
was loaded with Meyers seniors). Just look at the team stats, especially
offense.Just like with Wynn, Wilson is/will get the lions share of
practice reps, leaving the backups unprepared again.
TanMan_101. 8 wins seriously. With the Utes schedule I used to predict a
2-10 record for next season. But being an eternal optimist, I see them going 4-8
at best. 8 wins is way too much to ask from the men in red. I am not whacking on
them, but with their current coaching staff, and their difficult schedule, 4
wins will be a major accomplishment.
Old But Not StupidI'm not sure what you are trying to
accomplish with your post but Happy Easter, Old But Not Stupid.
Old but not.... There jealousy is literally oozing out. Utah clearly
has a much brighter future than BYU. It's not hard to see. Utah if the line
holds up will win 8 games. I feel like we are better at almost every position
compared to last year. I can't wait for our first game.
Not much to make of Spring ball. I just wish we didn't have 2 major
injuries. Hopefully Paul and Hale get back soon.The fall is going
to be very interesting with Kendall Thompson in the mix. We do have
the deepest stable of QBs that we have likely ever had, now we just need to get
someone to rise to the top.
Chris BSalt Lake City, UT"There is a reason his offenses
were getting 500+ yards a game and scoring 40 points a game when he was at
Missouri." Yeah but was it because the refs weren't
calling holding? No, Toto, we're no longer in Missouri."I
like the depth at most positions, we are the deepest and most talented
we've ever been in the history of the program." Then why
is Cox auditioning for a DB position by setting up his tackles with
interceptions? This is certainly a new twist on being a "two way"
player."But with that, we're also playing one of the
hardest schedules ....But I'll take this over playing WAC nobodies like we
used to." Weren't the Utes one of those "WAC
nobodies?" Unfortunately, you need to manage your expectations better. I
don't see being PAC nobodies as real progress, except for the $$ benefits
which are unearned income.
Just a few observations from the spring game. Booker was outstanding. We have
a solid one-two punch with him and Poole. McCormick also looked good. At QB,
they all had good moments. But the one that stood out to me was Cox. This guy
has incredible talent and instincts. Hopefully he, along with Manning, will get
a chance to get playing time this year.Go Utes!!
SoonerUte:Not only that, but our top defensive players were held
out. All that offensive production came against a downgraded D. That'll
be fine vs. Idaho St, but we need to see better play from our offense vs. Fresno
St, and substantially better play vs. Michigan.Go Utes!
The defense was in a basic package, so of course the offense shines.
That's like feeling good about the offense after last year's
non-conference games. Then we hit conference play and real defenses...
I've been very impressed with what I see from Coach Christensen. There is
a reason his offenses were getting 500+ yards a game and scoring 40 points a
game when he was at Missouri. I like the depth at most positions,
we are the deepest and most talented we've ever been in the history of the
program. But with that, we're also playing one of the hardest
schedules in the entire nation, again, so we're going against the most
talented teams we've faced in the history of our program too.But I'll take this over playing WAC nobodies like we used to.Go UTES!Cant wait for fall.
The officiating usually isn't at full strength in Spring games. That's
why the offense typically does so well. Its amazing how much time the
quarterback has to find a receiver when its OK for the offensive line to hold