Go red illusion - anyone has the right to come on here and point out the
obvious, that the little red engine that could never was as good as their fans
thought they were, that those fantasies were only fueled by a 4-0 start against
4 patsies, that u are only 6 points better than the worst team in college
football, that the pac is the worst P5 conference in college football and
won't field a team worthy of the CFP...Well, you get the picture. No need
to go on, but sure, 65TossPowerTrap has every right to judge anything crimson
goggled he wants to.
The real mystrery is why Whit kept a largely inept QB in the game after
That first targeting call was questionable, but the second one was text book
In ten years, it'll be touch football, the way things are headed now!
It's a contact sport, if you don't want to get hit or hurt,
DON'T PLAY!!! WAY too many players are getting ejected. Two Stanford
players were ejected at the Utah game in back to back plays. This is getting
absolutely ridiculous. If they want to "protect" the player, lose the
pads, and turn it into flag football.
There are a lot of things that are mystery to Whit, like hiring a competent OC.
I guess Whit needs to watch the replay. It was clear targeting in both cases.
When you teach that type of dirty play then I guess it would not be considered a
It's great to see those like 65powderpuff have given up on the cougar
season, so all of their attention is now focused on Big Brother. I've heard instead of playing rise and shout at future byu games, the
band will now play, "thanks for the memories". 😂
Not sure what Whitt is talking about because both plays were blatant Targeting
. In fact the violator on the 2nd targeting call should sit several games ...
That was nothing less than a cheap shot on a defenseless player ...
@gchris - really good points.About whether helmets have increased
problems, it's hard to tell. President Teddy Roosevelt almost took steps
to end football in the early 1900s, due to nearly 20 deaths on the field, one
year, long before helmets. (Those couldn't have been good for ticket
sales. Then again, public executions were pretty popular events. Different
time.)The increased speed of the players, their size and sheer power
have all made things more dangerous, too.I hope between rule changes
and more cautious concussion protocols, they get a handle on the head injury
issue, before the pool of young players dries up.
Nice excuse making Whitt. Maybe your attitude towards it is part of the
problem. There was no question about either of them. It doesn't matter
what the offensive players movement is, when a defender leads with his helmet
If the call is a mystery, appeal the suspension. What's the worst that
could happen? They're not going to pile on more time.
Whit: “The penalty is a mystery to me,” he said. “I’m
still not sure how to coach it.”Well if he would watch the
replay tapes he might realize he is the only paid professional on the field who
find the rule a "mystery." Unfortunately this is not a legal defense
for his inability to coach it.Several commenters note the influx of
JC transfers. This may help explain the lack of discipline and bad habits the
young men bring to the program.
@65trapGiven your 1-7 start, including losing to a previously 1-6
team with the nation's worst defense, a BYU fan really has no right to
judge anything Utes-related.
Coaches of players who are called for targeting rarely admit the infraction
because they and the players' previous coaches teach their players to
"lead with a shoulder" while tackling. Helmet to helmet contact is bound
to occur, sometimes incidentally. It will take a generation of coaches teaching
new players methods of tackling without going head-first, where the helmet is
regarded as a head protector and not a weapon. I sympathize with Whitt and
other coaches who don't know, yet, how to teach those skills. BTW, It
would be interesting to know how many concussions occur in Australian Rules
Football and Rugby, where helmets aren't worn.
Excuses - excuses.