Whittingham relatively mum on Utah's injury situation

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  • Wallbanger Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 7:21 p.m.

    donworybhapy:

    The turf at Rice-Eccles was put in before the start of the 2015 season. It’s the second time it’s been redone since 2008. So it has very little, to absolutely nothing to do with injuries, or how old it is. Football is a contact sport, (although the NCAA is trying to go away from that with all the lame targeting penalties). That’s why people get hurt. Some are more prone to injury than others. Hopefully we get some guys back this weekend, even though I’m expecting a loss. But I also was at Oregon in 2015, and we know how that turned out. Go Utes!

  • donworybhapy Salt Lake, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 12:16 p.m.

    I'd be relatively mum too. A lot of the injuries probably have a lot to do with Rice Eccles playing surface. It's looks old, worn, ties up players' cleats, and expensive to replace. I doubt that coach Whit's preference is grass, but the decision isn't all his.

  • front ranger Loveland, CO
    Nov. 14, 2017 11:54 a.m.

    2b

    "So seeing how a coach in the easiest division and easiest conference in America flat out owns your mighty Cougars. Should the Cougars fire their entire staff?"

    Only a delusional Ute fan would claim that a 1-point and a 6-point win constitutes "flat out owning" ANYBODY.

    It's interesting that the Utes are talking about injuries affecting their season, when our arrogant little friends on the hill are constantly spouting their "next man up" mantra.

  • 2BCSWINS West of I15, UT
    Nov. 14, 2017 7:02 a.m.

    @Max-was-incarcerated.........

    "Whitt is just praying he keeps his job. What P5 coach loses 7 of 8 and still keeps his job???
    Not a single one, especially one that hasn’t done squat in the easiest division in the easiest conference in America. Time for Hill to do what he has wanted to do for 5 years and that is sending Kyle on his way."

    So seeing how a coach in the easiest division and easiest conference in America flat out owns your mighty cougies. Should the cougies fire their entire staff? I truly hope not I hope the kitty cats keep that entire coaching staff in place for the next 20-30 years.

  • Max-was-right Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 8:38 p.m.

    Whitt is just praying he keeps his job. What P5 coach loses 7 of 8 and still keeps his job???

    Not a single one, especially one that hasn’t done squat in the easiest division in the easiest conference in America. Time for Hill to do what he has wanted to do for 5 years and that is sending Kyle on his way.

  • Mountainman38 Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 13, 2017 6:40 p.m.

    Yes, the Utes have injury problems, but so do the Huskies and they have a lot more at risk because they have a big Apple Cup game coming up with Washington State. Why not rest some key players like Moss, Huntley and one or two of the OL anlong with Carrington, Hansen, etc, so they would be fresh for Colorado? Give some of those fresh, young linemen experience as well as the Alabama transfer, Bateman. He has been waiting for five years to get an opportunity. Of course this will not happen, but it was an interesting thought.

  • CO Ute PARKER, CO
    Nov. 13, 2017 6:39 p.m.

    AntiChris - weak. Don’t give up your day job to pursue a career as a comedy writer.

  • Joyfully American Fork, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 6:37 p.m.

    Check your spelling in the title....Whittingham is spelled wrong.

  • The Anti Chris Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 13, 2017 5:14 p.m.

    If I was Whit I would forfeit the game. The Huskies will tear them up and add to the injury list. Huntley will be eaten for lunch.

    U is not match for the Washington schools, or the Arizona schools...or the California schools for that matter. Maybe the Colorado school on a good day.