“London, you're probably right. You know more about the Utes than I
do.”BwhahahahahaHe knows squat about my Alma Mater
U.Heck, he doesn’t even know the team he professes fandom for,
byu-p.....Afterall, he predicted a finish ranked 11-2 year for them, including a
W over us of all Ws—LolThere are blatantly obvious
flaws/omissions in Limp’s “assessment” of our game against UW,
yet he doesn’t even realize it.....Hysterical.Go Utes!
The best team in utah history will go down by 10, and yes the Huskies will beat
the Cougs by about 21.
London, you're probably right. You know more about the Utes than I do.
Any win will do, right?
"Final score 31 - 28...Utes! "I'm all for Utah winning,
but how do they put up 31 points, that would be something like 4 pick
six's?If Utah wins, it's a very low scoring affair.Utah's D could shut down Washington, both secondaries will lock up
half the offenses, Utah might have an advantage on LBs and DL - but Washington
has way more potential on the offense so Utah's D is better but at a
serious disadvantage.If the game opens up and scores start piling
up, it's gonna be an embarrassment for the Utes.If the Utes win
the game, it's with a combined score of less than 30 total points, anything
over a combined score of 30 goes to Washington - I just can't see Utah
winning an offensive game against Washington.
AZUTE1 - Mesa, AZSept. 11, 2018 6:24 p.m.“Saturday, that
buttoned-up Utah defense will run up against a Washington offense that has
broken seventeen plays of 20 yards or longer.”What % of those
came against AU?Go Utes!----5 of 17 (29%)Our defense will be fine, it's the lack offense that will be a
problem.Moss and Covey will need to have big games.
I'm not the least bit concerned as to whether or not the Utes will come out
Saturday night and play lights out. Will it be good enough to take down another
good team? We'll just have to wait and see. I am a Washington fan from
way back but I won't be disappointed if the Utes pull this one off. I
think they will. Final score 31 - 28...Utes! If my Huskies win, good for them.
The Utes have not lived up to my expectations, but then again I
didn't expect that last team to be as good as they showed. That will be
another loss for my Cougs unless things turn around drastically.
Completely agree with Imcrimson..."Part of being a Utah Utes fan
is watching them struggle against an opponent that on paper they shouldn’t
and then do really well against an opponent that they should struggle with. It
might surprise but wouldn’t shock anybody If Utah beat Washington and then
struggle with Arizona and Colorado. . . “and will be till I die kai
yai”Utah, under Whittingham, has a tendency to play to the
level of their competition. That's what happened against NIU, and
that's what I expect to happen this Saturday. I expect them to be right in
this game and either win or lose by 1 score, anywhere from 3-7. I
also find myself agreeing with Leeroy Jenkins. I'm not so sure about
Harding being a very good O line coach. 4 starters back from an O line that
wasn't that good last year, and so far they look WORSE. Not a very good
sign of good coaching.Final thought, I fully expect the team,
particularly the O and special teams to bounce back. I love the quotes(most of
them not in this article, heard them on the radio) from Covey and Huntley. If
the O line starts playing decent and the WR's run better routes, I think
Huntley will start living up to expectations.
“Saturday, that buttoned-up Utah defense will run up against a Washington
offense that has broken seventeen plays of 20 yards or longer.”What % of those came against AU?Go Utes!
Put up or shut up time for the Utes.WashingtonWSUStanfordArizonaUSCTo be contenders the Utes need 3
victories minimum. To be strong contenders they need 4 wins. Anything less
will put them way behind with virtually no room for error. ASU and Colorado are
better than expected and Arizona will eventually get the offense rolling. Utes
can’t play catch up in the standings and expect to win the division.
Pat Forde Yahoo Sports stat of the week "Among teams that have played two
games or more, Utah is the only one that has yet to give up a gain of 20 yards
or more from scrimmage. Saturday, that buttoned-up Utah defense will run up
against a Washington offense that has broken seventeen plays of 20 yards or
Six sacks is at least a little bit of a reason to be all "fussy fussy".
would love to see some downfield passing early in the game by utah. there is
plenty of team speed at the wideout position. getting covey involved in
something more than a bubble screen early in the game.suspect it
winds up being a relatively close game. the issue last year was that utah
managed to snatch defeat from the hands of victory.
Hopefully the problem can be changed and is a not matter of lacking talent. The
o-line does not look much different than a year ago, and in terms of protection,
looks worse. Also Huntley seems a step slower in evading tacklers this year as
though he is over thinking his responses to the defenses he has faced. It will
be interesting to see if the offense will be better this weekend in putting
winning points on the board and giving the defense some needed rest.
In a Peterson v Whittingham matchup, safe bet is Peterson.Hope the
Utes can fix these issues, though. I just don't know if they can improve
too much in all problem areas in 1 week. We are playing against a stellar D this
week so it will be even harder for the Utah offense. On the bright side,
it's relieving to hear that at least Washington has offensive issues too.
Please no more ugly games. And please can Utah score on the first
drive of the game? Instead of trying to establish a run game, how about trying
to establish dominance?
Henry Drummond: "Jim Harding is a great O-Line coach."I would have to disagree with you there. Harding has fielded one
respectable offensive line during his Utah tenure, and the rest have been
average at best, and 10+ false starts (in one half alone in 2016) bad. I'm
pretty baffled why others believe he's doing a good job. Utah
definitely has a shot of winning Saturday, but the game being close will have
more to do with Washington's own offensive woes going up against
Utah's elite defense, than it does with Utah's long-shot chance of
being vastly improved on offense.
Utah has underwhelmed so far this season, but they usually get up for big games
and play well (usually, not always). Look at how they've done against
top-10 Washington teams the past two seasons. No, the Utes haven't
prevailed, which ultimately is what matters. But they have gone toe to toe with
the Huskies. One could argue Utah should have won the last two—losing on a
punt return for a TD two years ago and giving up 10 points in a minute to lose
by seven last season. In fact, last season, Utah was coming in having played
poorly at home against Washington State and having really laid an egg in a bunch
of games prior. But they gave the Huskies all they could handle.It's easy to say Washington will blow Utah out, but I've got a
feeling we'll see a different team this Saturday than we've seen so
far this year. The question is, will it be enough. I'm afraid to say it
might not be, and Washington will probably pull it out.
@ArizonaUteJim Harding is a great O-Line coach. I think play will improve
over the course of the season but I don't know if it can improve fast
enough to beat Washington on Saturday. I think we have a shot though.
@Leonidas - Salt Lake City, UTYou never know. Vegas has UW as a 6
point favorite. That isn't much really.If Utah fixes a few
things, they could beat UW. Utah's D is legit. And if the O can improve -
and teams do improve - I'd give Utah a great shot at winning the PAC 12
opener at home.
Typically, I have the opposite view of cougarforever, but in this instance, I
must admit I agree wholeheartedly with his assessment.
Washington has a better team and a better coach. Ute win very unlikely.
Utah has lost at home, by more than 8 points, once in the last 3 years. Over the
last 3 years Utah has beaten Washington by 11, lost to them by 3 and 7 points. I
find all this gloom and doom quite comical. It's not like U W has shined in
it's two games. As a matter of fact they looked pretty average against
Auburn. Utah will show up Saturday. They may lose but I don't see them
getting romped out. The defense will rise up and Utah always plays U Dub tough.
I'm optimistic; it will be a close game Saturday night. Utah pulls this one
off and shuts up the haters; Go Utes!
Part of being a Utah Utes fan is watching them struggle against an opponent that
on paper they shouldn’t and then do really well against an opponent that
they should struggle with. It might surprise but wouldn’t shock anybody If
Utah beat Washington and then struggle with Arizona and Colorado. . .
“and will be till I die kai yai”
As usual.. not enough offense to hang with a legit Washington team
I genuinely would like to see the Utes do well in PAC-12 play (but, of course,
lose to us). However, apparently despite prior expectations, the
Utah offense is moribund. Their offensive line is not good ("bad" would
be appropriate) and Huntley just doesn't seem to have a good college
football QB skillset for someone who Whittingham was raving about in camp. He
doesn't seem to know when "fast balls" vs "touch" passes
are needed, doesn't understand altering pass angles/arc, doesn't seem
to have an internal clock regarding how long he can hold the ball, doesn't
seem to go through his reads well and often is widely inaccurate even on the
rare occasions when he has some time to throw. And a bad OL makes it all worse.
There is no way Utah can get ready for its meeting with Washington
this weekend. Washington is going to be an angry team with something to prove
all season and both the Utes and the Cougars (us and Wash State) will be victims
of their wrath. Our game with Wisconsin likely won't be pretty
but what Washington is going to do to the Utes this Saturday in SLC and to us
two weeks later in Washington is going to be a horror show.
Other than the problems dealing with the Special Teams, this Whitingham
interview could be used after almost every game Utah plays. After ten plus
years, I am convinced that Utah will not have an outstanding offensive team
anytime soon. The real question deals with Whitingham's conservative game
management and his reliance on defense to win games. Does it really make any
difference who the Offensive Coordinator is? I don't think it does. So
far, the Offensive Unit is a disaster and isn't even close to preseason
expectations. Fortunately, it sounds like Washington is having similar