Guess Ute fans can’t throw stones at BYU hiring an ex coach that
couldn’t get it done, they have their own now. GA should have kept himself
at Wisconsin where he could get all the 4 and 5 star recruits he needed. Now
he’s headed to another Pac12 team that will issues again. How’s that
awesome OC working out for you?
Utelology,Oh I get it, he left his contract in October mid season
(train wreck) out of altruism.Props to Gary Andersen for not taking
the millions of guarantee money. He left out of frustrations with his
under-staff and the culture.Still I wonder what his future and
legacy could be. A In the state of Utah he's a hero but his coaching
record, although it has many highlights, gets tarnished by Oregon State and
might not look great though the magnifying glass of another school. However at
Utah, should any HC change happen in 2020 (guys get tired), Gary Andersen walks
on water and would be a shoe-in for the new HC position.I don't
think he shouldn't have walked away, I question the move in October, I
think it's unprecedented that he left the money, but I still find it a wee
bit ironic that you think he walked away from a contract because of integrity
(you see the oxymoron there, right?)It was a matter of respect and
his move demanded it at his exit in a stunning way.again, good for
him and Utah, hopefully it changes OrSU
@londonYou can't say that walking away (in October) from the
money is a move of integrity because the money was attached to a contract. Ask
Oregon State fans and players and employees what they think of his integrity -
risky move.------------The $12M was guaranteed per
contract. Like Detmer, he could have tanked and got fired and got paid. He didn't and so OSU is better off financially because of it.
July 17, 2018 11:22 a.m.bemorefair - Villanueva, NMThe Utes
would be stupid if they didn't spend a lot of time thinking about and
focusing on BYU (Remember the old saying- keep your friends close but keep your
enemies closer). The can of soup in the background is just reminder of who the
real enemy is.....muahahahahaOn a side note - I actually hate
Arizona State and Arizona more than BYU. So please get those Cougars to beat
Arizona this year. Please Please Please.
" 'Who walks away from $12M?' . . . A man with a lot of
integrity."More like a man with a plan.Oregon State
is the final stop for college coaches. Sometimes it's nice to have an
outside perspective on why somebody might do the things that they do in life.Anderson was at SUU as a HC after he left Utah 4-7 for a single season
doesn't say much. USU was 4-8 and 4-8 then went bowling with 7 wins then
had an 11 win season - the year was 2011 and the MWC just lost TCU, Utah and
BYU. Still props to GA, it got him to Wisconsin where he had good records as
usual. Oregon State called, the program is a mess, assistants running out on
him, and all the pressure in the world. How do you judge his
coaching record? OrSU would have been his end.You can't say
that walking away (in October) from the money is a move of integrity because the
money was attached to a contract. Ask Oregon State fans and players and
employees what they think of his integrity - risky move.Good for
Utah and good for GA to be at Utah, he'll be happier and this move did
preserve a chance to be a HC again, perhaps sooner than people realize.
@Hickory Hollow"Who walks away from $12M?"A man
with a lot of integrity.Go Utes!
He seems to quit a lot.
@65TossPowerTrap:"Detmer just didn't know what he was
doing"LOL! Good luck with TH also!It's always
a great day to be a Ute!8 is coming
65TossPowerTrap:"blamed it on his assistants."Before his first game at OSU, GA got a commitment from his assistants that
they would stay at OSU for three years, long enough time to accomplish
something. His DC, despite his three year verbal commitment, lasted less than a
year.So much for a man's word.Good luck to byu.Go Utes!Welcome home Gary!
bemorefair - Villanueva, NMJuly 16, 2018 2:40 p.m.The can of Cougar
Soup demonstrates how the Utes like to say they've moved on, but they just
can't do it - BYU dominates their thought processes. --------------What gave it away? The laughter, mocking your
program?Here's some better examples:* A Cougar
"fan" created a fake Twitter account to take a jab at Utah's new
AD.* BYU fans sent 50,000 emails to Vegas Bowl reps begging them to
demote Utah to their Super Bowl* Utah canceled the series, Cougar
Nation cried to the state legislature
bemorefair: "..BYU dominates their thought processes." Utah
dominates on the field. Which one is validated by fact?
Accepting the ups and downs in any job is what life is all about. It takes a lot
of guts to be able to just drop everything for the sake of feeling it deep
within when to sort your priorities in life. Resetting your personal compass is
needed at times and if it means starting all over again, go for it. Welcome back
GA and may things work out for you. Looking forward to watching you calling
plays from the sideline.
Well, whatever Andersen did right or wrong, I'm guessing Whittingham felt
it would be right to have him back. 2009 was a fantastic year in Utah football.
The best (to date)!With what both Whit & Andersen know now, with
all other coordinators and coaches they currently have, and great kickers, maybe
2018 could be bigger, better, sweeter than even 2009!?!I hope so. I
sure want it to be so.(Isn't it interesting how much we vest
ourselves in surrogates, like the coaches and players in Utah football)? I think
so.Go Utah football!And, BTW, go Utah basketball this
65TossPowerTrap - Salmon, IDJuly 16, 2018 3:20 p.m."Detmer also
quit on his players in mid-season (see ECU and UMass), the only difference BYU
is still paying him."No - Detmer just didn't know what he
was doing, and at no point did he throw his assistants under the bus.------What do you think Sitake did?You seem to think
this is something new.
Too bad he left Utah State. He had a good thing going. He could have been a
head coach with a top 25 team most every year.
Just as Anderson left Utah to be a head coach elsewhere and returned, so too
will Sitake. Coach Sitake will be back at Utah in some capacity within the next
few years, probably recruiting.The University of Utah is ascending,
jump on board.
Who walks away from $12M?
I love Utah football...GA is an excellent addition to this years breakout
year...as long as the Utes win, that's all that matters...win baby
win...not only win, but dominate at every level...let's go boys! Go Utes!
@sorrynotsorry"I don't think he'll be at Utah after
this year."Are you hoping he'll be the coach at BYU-P next
I imagine he came because there was a job. He could earn money, refresh at a
school he loved, and bide his time while trying to decide where to go to next.
I don't think he'll be at Utah after this year. I believe his largely magnanimous decision to not take the full value of his
OSU contract was to keep his coaching stock high within the profession when a
new opportunity arises. Shows integrity despite what appeared to be an otherwise
disastrous stint with the Beavers.
We Ute fans sure have been lucky with the hires of top-notch assistant coaches.
Norm Chow, Dennis Erickson, John Pease, and now Gary Andersen! Wow!Welcome back Gary!
Cougar fan can go ahead and keep theorizing that BYU dominates Utah's
thoughts. Utah will continue to dominate them on the field.I
believe this year will make it eight. BYU better figure out how to turn things
around. Their dominance in the 70s and 80s, is starting to like like a blip.
“.....No - Detmer just didn't know what he was doing, and at no point
did he throw his assistants under the bus.”How predictable of
you to make a vain attempt to diminish this great Ute/man.What a
clever little man you are.Fact is, were he @ tds, instead,
you’d unequivocally be doing cartwheels, particularly w/the dearth of
defensive coaching experience down there where the coaching staff continues to
be way in over their collective head.Your tears of pure
envy/jealousy are delicious.Go Utes!
"Detmer also quit on his players in mid-season (see ECU and UMass), the only
difference BYU is still paying him."No - Detmer just didn't
know what he was doing, and at no point did he throw his assistants under the
@bemorefair - you know this sounds like some of the comments that come from our
nation’s President. That is stretching the truth and making crazy
statements of “fact”.The picture of the soup can was
offered by the DN and prominently displayed to get readers to notice. I doubt
this has any more significance than any of the dozens of other items in GAs
office. To say that this proves that BYU dominates U fans thinking a
huge stretch. Why don’t you contact Fox News? They always want a good
conspiracy story, even if it isn’t true.
Campbell's soup is mmm, mmm good! 😋
The can of Cougar Soup demonstrates how the Utes like to say they've moved
on, but they just can't do it - BYU dominates their thought processes. As
George Costanza famously said, "It's not a lie if you believe it."
Sounds like a good man.
Sometimes the second time around doesn't hold the same magic as the
first....refreshing to see someone with a perspective that doesn't
exclusively involve the bottom line. Best of luck to Andersen this year (except
65TossPowerTrap - Salmon, IDJuly 16, 2018 12:35 p.m.Let me guess -
"I don't like these guys - I love these guys!" Isn't that what
he told Utah State five minutes before he bolted for Wisconsin.--------------------------Didn't Bronco do the same before
bolting to Virginia? The difference:* Bronco bailed on a sinking
ship to a better opportunity at a P5 bottom feeder * Anderson build
the Aggies into a MWC contender and a top 16 ranking and left to a better
opportunity at a national power WisconsinBronco also applied for the
Michigan job even though Michigan never asked him to apply.
2 for 1The "Campbell’s Pulverized, Cream of Cougar
Soup" will taste so good on Sept. 29th; however, save a little for the Nov.
24th victory celebration.
Welcome back Coach!Where do we get the “Campbell’s
Pulverized, Cream of Cougar Soup”? LOL@65TossPowerTrapDetmer also quit on his players in mid-season (see ECU and UMass), the
only difference BYU is still paying him.
Let me guess - "I don't like these guys - I love these guys!"
Isn't that what he told Utah State five minutes before he bolted for
Wisconsin. Ya gotta love the way he quit on his players mid-season at Oregon
State and blamed it on his assistants. Good luck with this guy.
I digress...While most coaches dream of coaching a perennial Big Ten
Conference Team or a Pacific Twelve Conference Team, Gary Andersen had two
golden tickets!Good luck at Utah
Welcome back. A great man and a great coach. He should make a big difference
in re-establishing Sack Lake City. Go Utes!
Glad to have Gary back!!Go Utes!