JimmyDeester - West Jordan, UTSept. 16, 2018 9:30 p.m.Uteology What about LSU? LSU hasn't played anyone mentioned here.------------Then why do you keep claiming a victory over #6?Wisconsin was overrated, it sits at #18.
Deja Vu, again.
Dropped passes are drive killers and make it hard for any quarterback to move
their team consistently. In the game against Cal, BYU had several dropped
passes. Parts of the rest of the team did not play their best... all resulting
in a loss. If the team that showed up at Wisconsin had shown up for the Cal
game... what a difference. I think the Ute fans should not panic just yet. They
still have real talent on their team, and time to get their act together. After
the BYU game, of course... ☺
The Utes and their fans are stuck in a Groundhog Day hole. If you didn’t
feel like you had seen this same game before, seen the same start to the season,
heard the same “it’s a bad loss but we control our destiny and the
pac-south is wide open”, then deja vu has no meaning.I’m
sure that for coach Witt it feels that way. Every year an amazing defense,
every year an offense that looks like a fish flopping on the bottom of a boat,
except for one standout star. It was Booker, then Joe Williams, now B Covey.
The entire season is put on their shoulders, and with one awkward tackle the
season comes crashing down. Then we hear, “we just have to focus on
getting bowl eligible”. Mediocre bowl win - new OC - it’s Goundhog
Day!Speaking of deja vu, this whole situation feels familiar. Coach
Mac was a standout success in the in 1990s, making the BYU game a contest and
bringing Utah to a new level. But starting in 2000 the utes lost games they
should have won and narrowly won games that should have been blowouts. The
team seemed out of control, penalties, fumbles, drops. Everyone loved Mac.We know what was done. It was painful, but 3 years later a Fiesta Bowl
trophy showed up.
Uteology What about LSU? LSU hasn't played anyone mentioned
Uteology and how did that win chance percentage work out for Wisc.?
Now that BYU has you rattled you have to go check win chances. I thought you
were preoccupied with the pac south (funny as atrocious as the south is)
careful, you better be ready for next week. Even this hill team could lose on a
bye week. Cherrio!
@AuntyBYU’s offense scored more points against the #6 team in
the country, than Utah’s offense managed versus NIU and Washington
COMBINED!-----#6 LSU?Utah has 17 points, BYU
34.Utah's offense is atrocious, that still won't stop us
from beating BYU.Try not to go 0-2 COMBINED vs NIU and Washington.
JimmyDeester - West Jordan, UTSept. 16, 2018 2:26 p.m.uteologyof course BYU would focus more on USU. at this point USU is much more
threatening then the hill.-----At this point, Utah is
still 80% favorite to win.How many miracle wins you plan on getting
Aunty Mythology - Monrovia, CASept. 16, 2018 4:27 p.m.utemythology
“Cute but your team struggled to score 24 and the Utes scored
30 against the same #109 defense allowing 42 points per game last
year.”Dragging results from last season into the discussion is
completely irrelevant and simply demonstrates your obvious desperation.------Are you claiming that the Arizona defense isn't
horrible this year?The only team to struggle to score on Arizona
this year was BYU.
The Utes displayed a good offense against Weber.
utemythology “Cute but your team struggled to score 24 and the
Utes scored 30 against the same #109 defense allowing 42 points per game last
year.”Dragging results from last season into the discussion is
completely irrelevant and simply demonstrates your obvious desperation.BYU’s offense scored more points against the #6 team in the country,
than Utah’s offense managed versus NIU and Washington COMBINED!
Held to 327 yards He had over 130 yards rushing. Was in the
second level alot14 of 24 passing21 points. Defense
needs alot of work too. Start with discipline on the D Line..
What I realy want see is Huntley stop throwing the ‘fast balls’ on
those passes that require some ‘touch’. If he can’t figure
that out soon just bring in the next guy. I don’t go to the games to see
how hard he can throw it. I want to see touchdowns. When you do complete a pass
and average 3.5 yards it’s clear you need to run the ball more. And
another thing Troy Taylor, why are you lining up Moss at wide receiver?
He’s no threat out there at all. Especially with the balls Huntley throws.
Moss needs to run the ball from the backfield. If he’s hurt, he’s
not the only running back.
uteologyof course BYU would focus more on USU. at this point USU is
much more threatening then the hill.
london_josh - Lincoln, CASept. 16, 2018 1:53 a.m.Ute fans, lift your
chins up.It's clear to anybody that Utah has no offense - lets
get that out of the way.Arizona beat SUU today, but allowed them to
score 31 points - the bright side is that Utah might get more than 7 offensive
points against them.-----Cute but your team struggled to
score 24 and the Utes scored 30 against the same #109 defense allowing 42 points
per game last year.Let's us worry about P12, you should worry
more about Utah State.
As a long time, multi-sport Ute fan, I see a common thread of destruction
through the "big" sports, and that thread is athletes that play tight,
are scared to mess up and wish they were anywhere but in the spotlight. Scott
Mitchell, after the game last night said that his good NFL receivers said
"throw me the ball and I will get a TD", whereas Utah's receivers
seemed to be playing like "Don't throw me the ball, I might drop
it". Last year at the PAC12 gymnastics championships, UCLA was
having a "dance party" and the Red Rocks all looked like they had eaten
bad oysters for lunch. Utah had one of their lowest scores of the year, even
though we beat UCLA during the season at their place.Lastly, in a BB
game a couple of years ago, the Runnin's Utes were down about 20 to a team
they should have been clobbering. Coach K calls a timeout and tells the team
"Look, I'm not angry, we just don't have it tonight. But
let's not go out like this, let's go down swinging. Do what you can
to win". The Utes ended up wining about ten, once they stopped "playing
not to lose".Maybe we need a sports psychologist. The "you
must win" attitude is killing our teams.
With all the losses over the weekend one thing is clear. Winning the South title
is equal or less than winning the MWC championship...you get a banner but
As long as Kyle is HC this record will keep repeating.
Like one fan said, "just wait until next year".
It comes down to discipline and Utah for some reason has never had this quality
which is a direct reflection of the coaches... Washington is a very disciplined
team that's why they are and will always be a very good football team... I
just hope the offense can figure things out because I do see potential we just
need to stop dropping balls and fumbling... It's sad when I have more
confidence in my son's high school football team catching the ball over the
Utes... Huntley has not lived up to his hype which is even more frustrating...
He struggles with the long ball and other teams will pick up on this and take
the intermediate stuff away... He also stares his receivers down making it
easier for safeties to take away the pass... At what point do the coaches look
at Shelley as qb? Our defense is really good and should keep us in any game but
if our offense continues to struggle the defense can only do so much and Utah
will lose plenty more games this year...
That game was truly painful to watch.One must preface the criticism
of Huntley by acknowledging all the dropped passes, this is huge. That being
said, Huntley panics, he makes ill-advised throws, runs too late in the play.
Utah isn't good enough on offense to win consistently without very good to
excellent QB play. The leash should be short, Shelly and Tuttle may
have the "it factor".
Utah needs to A) Run the ball more and B) Reduce the mental errors.
@BlueHusky Let's not get too carried away. That Washington
secondary is the definition of elite, and I'm not excited to see BYU throw
the ball against them in a couple of weeks. That being said I think BYU will
definitely have a chance to win the game if they play like they did against
Wisconsin yesterday. Also, I was shocked at how inept Utah's offense was
yesterday. It was a comedy of errors especially towards the end of the game.
Let's hope they look the same by the time November rolls around...
Let's just face it fellow Ute fans. We have THEE worst offense in college
football today, and no one, given the current starting lineup, is going to fix
It has been downhill for Kyle Whittingham since the Sugar Bowl. I am so tired
hearing about how he is underrated as a coach. The Utes seemed hold their own,
but never can close the deal on key games. The offense has been dismal for
years. I thought Utes had a “super star” freshman QB? While Huntley
is a gamer, he is not take the Utes at where. With the PAC 12 south down, the
Utes might miss be missing golden opportunity unless the fix the offense NOW!
I love my Utes but they have mastered the "game plan" of success for
losing in the PAC-12. Each game it's the same problems that are their
undoing.1)Too many Turnovers2)Questionable play calling3)Stupid penalties at key moments4)Dropped passes 5)Poor QB
play/decision makingI thought one specific series in the 4th Q summed up
the night. We intercept the ball and then fumble untouched 10 yards from the end
zone. Then our QB, not under pressure, throws the ball into the stands when our
receiver is wide open for a TD. Finally, the next play, when the QB does throw
the ball to the receiver there is a "hands of stone" moment and
it's dropped. Just a microcosm of the game. We just can't seem to get
out of our own way. Regardless, I am a UTAH man and I will cheer for this team
through good and bad. It would be nice, however, if we could throw away the
"game plan" for once and win the division. We have the talent, just not
Rock is always spot-on with his assessment of the Utes. I love my team, and
will faithfully follow them, but PLEASE Coach Witt, get that offense figured out
before I die!
No mention of the targeting calls here? Interesting. That would seem to be a
key component of any game review.
Pretty harsh but accurate evaluation of the Ute football program as they have
"competed" in the PAC12. Great defense, keep them from scoring, and pray
that your offense finds a way to score or doesn't give a score to the other
team. We used to call that playing not to lose....big. Defense is probably #1 in
the conference, offense is probably #10. Sad situation.
In my opinion, questionable calls by the offense.They had 3 pretty makable
field goals which they chose not to kick.Instead they went for the first
down each time on 4th and whatever.Had they kicked those field goals and
made them they would have been only down by 5 points with more than 6 minutes
remaining in the game.Could have been a very different outcome.
This was a terrible game. The Utes looked disorganized and their offense looks
crazy. I don't know if Husky defense is that good or Utah's offense is
that bad. Utah just about killed their own best player. The blackout should be
banned - it certainly did not help.Utah had two players ejected for
spearing. I don't think it was intentional, but they were swarming. They
were over-aggressive. They were haphazard. Stunning to compare the discipline
BYU exhibited in the Wisconsin game to the frantic scramble the Utes used.The Husky defense was very disciplined and stuffed the Ute offense time
after time. However, I don't think this is a great Husky team. I'm
looking forward to seeing how they deal with BYU's new offense and
discipline in two weeks. And sadly, the Ute offense is the Ute offense, speed
but frantic. I guess they'll be looking for another OC this winter. Very
Ute fans, lift your chins up.It's clear to anybody that Utah
has no offense - lets get that out of the way.Arizona beat SUU
today, but allowed them to score 31 points - the bright side is that Utah might
get more than 7 offensive points against them.ASU lost to SDSU
today.UCLA and USC look pretty bad, neither are an elite team
today.Shockingly, Colorado might be the pick to win the south,
they're putting up 45 points in games - see what happens with larger
teams.So as ugly as Utah's team looks right now - instead of
battling with USC they might battle Colorado for the south championship. So good news is that other teams look bad.Bad news is
injuries - which might be in play already - Covey took a beating and should have
been pulled for his health and Moss has some ankle issues. Utah has depth on
defense but not on offense.A lot of games left - Utah still can get
on top of the south and it's not too late for Utah to right the ship.Hopefully the Utes pull it together.
Same bad offense, 11th OC and counting.Huntley has regressed,
receivers can't catch, and Moss is being underutilized. If NIU
can hold us to 10 points, I don't see us scoring much at Washington State
or Stanford. I think 0-3 start is the most likely outcome. I hope I'm
wrong but I haven't see anything from this team, they're no better
than last years 7-6 team.
Not a good day for the conference of champions.USC gets clobbered by
Texas and three Mountain West Conference teams win against PAC12 foes.Unless it's politics, don't know why so many PAC12 teams get ranked.
That's only half the problem. While some Utah fans speak of depth like
it's a showcase of Utah, one needs to ask where is it?Huntley
is a small QB who takes big hits on wild runs - although with some decisions he
makes one might wonder if Shelly is an improvement - however remove Huntley and
TT's offense needs to rely on plays without such a mobile QB which show all
weaknesses and Utah doesn't need that right now - so huntley getting hurt
is bad and highly probable.Covey is an amazing person and player -
he got torn apart tonight, that was brutal.Moss seems to already be
running on 2 bad ankles.Those are your 3 play-makers on offense.
It's not the stable of "next man up" that many fans pretend it is -
it's those 3 guys - and they seem to be capable of about 1 TD per
outing.You can't keep the guys like that healthy if they are
the only options, they'll be targeted each down.Utah might have
a chance in an odd year in the Pac South - but take away Moss or Covey or
huntley and that 7 points will start looking like it was a wonderful tally. At
least you have an amazing FG kicker - who could have been used tonight!