Is it too soon to talk about National Championship possibilities for BYU? When
I hear that gibbering heat up, I know it's almost football season.
@SoonerUte - Salt Lake City, UTFeb. 9“To paraphrase Tim
Tebow and his comments on Taysom Hill, imagine how special Wilson would be if
he'd gone to a better school.”I don’t have to
imagine. I watched the spud bowl. I know how special he is.
wookie...perhaps if you know any of the Ute players you might ask them if they
care about the game with the Y. Ask Chase Hansen. He's done and will give
you a straight up answer. Ask Coach Whit. The answers will enlighten you.And for those who feel Wilson (or Taysom) would be better off at another
school, your conclusion is based upon what Tebow had to say. Tebow is not
exactly an expert on such things. His comment was border-line ignorant. But he
did manage to give a few (very few) Ute fans something to chirp about. As for
Wilson, let's wait a couple of years and see how he does. He is playing
with a team that lacks the depth of schools in the PAC, at least beyond the
first stringers, but I think the team will do okay next year. To
all of the players in our state, stay healthy, get a good education and enjoy
the ride. And unlike a few (again, very few) who choose to vent on these
threads, always respect your opponent.
“This was not an article about he Ute football program.”another coog naysayer:Then you must have skipped the last few
paragraphs. Nearly every DNews coog article references the Utes in some
Why the rude comments from Utes here? This was not an article about he Ute
Looking forward to see what the other QB’s can do. Great opportunity for
them. It was so fun to see Zach play and wish him a speedy and complete
recovery. His play reminds me of the several great QB’s we have had. Glad
the Utes were so into themselves and didn’t bother to recruit him because
Zach would have signed since he was a Ute fan for several years. Sometimes you
can’t see the forest because the trees are in the way. Zach will beat the
Utes in his career beginning this year. Go Cougs!
Wow, it is so weird all these Ute fans care so much about BYU articles. Like
other commenters have said, 9 out of 10 articles about the Utes I don't
even bother reading. Why do Ute fans care so much about BYU still
even though BYU is not even in the same conference? A question for
Freud I guess, Oedipus complex?
cougarsrock "Can you believe it ?? Wilson Tabbed as the 3rd best Freshman QB
in the Country AFTER his freshman year not before !"To
paraphrase Tim Tebow and his comments on Taysom Hill, imagine how special Wilson
would be if he'd gone to a better school.
With a recruiting class ranked #100 by Rivals. they should be able to compete
for the national championship next year.
Reality check.The BYU Utah game is the super bowl for BYU. It is
just another game for Utah with as much meaning now as playing Weber State. An
instate foe that plays their heart out only to be deflated for almost a decade
straight. Look how the recruits are lining up for Utah now. For
those who think Utah is an after thought in the PAC, don’t tell that to
recruits that chose Utah over other P5 programs, including the PAC. Reality is that the programs are growing apart. Wilson is a good qb but the
talent and depth is lacking and falling behind Utah. I hope this
fall Utah can show what speed and size and depth looks like when they really
want to win. I just don’t know if the U cares about the game the same way
they used to when they were utterly dominated by the Y. Hoping for a
speedy recovery for Wilson.
Just offering some resources for Confused- Sandy UT and others who feel there is
no way to compare Zach Wilson to Jordan Love.www.teamrankings.com/college- football/player-stat/qb-rating-ncaawww.espn.com/college-football/qbr
BlueHusky - Saratoga Springs, UTFeb. 8, 2019 7:31 p.m.thanks for
your comments, Uties. Otherwise we'd have little incentive to read these
articles. I don't comment on any Utah articles, nor do I read them.---------------------Then who is this, your evil twin?I'm happy to comment again on this topic. Utah cannot be a really
good team unless Kyle lets an OC actually develop an offense.BlueHusky -
Saratoga Springs, UTDec. 1, 2018 9:24 a.m.This will be a
thrilling slugfest. Utah 11, Northwestern 8.BlueHusky - Saratoga Springs,
UTDec. 31, 2018 10:02 a.m.
Perhaps this is why we didn't see a very complex passing game most of the
season. Seems they were aware of Wilson's shoulder problem and might have
been "saving" him so to speak. Hopefully, we will see an all air air
attack next year.
Water RocketI have to agree with you on your comment on a balanced
offense. Grimes has a vision of being like Wisconsin, big bruising offensive
line with smash mouth running backs. Unfortunately we don't have big
bruising running backs. We seem to be saddled with backs that are hurt a lot
with no depth in sight. I'm still mystified that Sitake and Grimes
haven't gone back to the BYU day's of old. Just throw the ball more,
if it opens the running game so be it!
thanks for your comments, Uties. Otherwise we'd have little incentive to
read these articles. I don't comment on any Utah articles, nor do I read
them.Why? I don't care what they do until they get beaten by
Washington (I watch that game), and the BYU game. Live on in the silence, Utes.
The rest of the PAC barely notices U. Sad.
AR as QBs coach—BwhahahahahaGo Utes!
“Yes, you won those games... but if Utah was as good as you think they
are, then the score differential would be a lot higher than 5.5. In other words,
you really do not have any rights to brag...”Are you seriously
applauding margin of defeat moral victories? LOL8-0 & counting
absolutely warrants bragging rights, although it was against an inferior
midmajor, which likely means we never lose to byu ever again.Our
Coach KW said we’d never lose to byu ever again after mh’s ‘09
rant so long as he was @ the helm.....He’s kept his word—8 straight
& counting.Complete & utter dominance, period.Go
Uteology - "He's not even the 3rd best QB in the State." Well, according to Pro Football Focus (PFF) you are mistaken.... For your
information this group provides information to the NFL on College football
players....Zack Wilson was a "True" freshman last year, he
had to learn a new system, playbook, the difference speed between the college
level and the high school level. Granted your Sophomore QB Huntley
was hurt, so we really don't know how that would turn out, but your
redshirt freshman ( year experience) Shelley still almost lost to those lowly
cougars this past year. If was not for the rookie mistake Zac made the end of
the game, who would know how the game went.Now go back and look at
the last four years of games...2018 - 35-272017 - 19-13 (this was
our worst year EVER!)2016 -20-192015 35-28Yes, you won
those games... but if Utah was as good as you think they are, then the score
differential would be a lot higher than 5.5. In other words, you really do not
have any rights to brag... As for USU QB, since Zac played very
little in that game, we really do not have a way to compare do we?
cougarsrock - Springville, UTFeb. 8, 2019 2:44 p.m.sooner schooner
can you believe it ?? Wilson Tabbed as the 3rd best Freshman QB in the Country
AFTER his freshman year not before ! Have an enjoyable off season because Wilson
will finish this fall what he started last November and you can count on it !------He's not even the 3rd best QB in the State.What did Wilson do last November besides go 2-2, only wins against #138
and #166 at LES.
@coogers rock"Wilson will finish this fall what he started last
November..."You mean falling apart in the fourth quarter?
sooner schooner can you believe it ?? Wilson Tabbed as the 3rd best Freshman QB
in the Country AFTER his freshman year not before ! Have an enjoyable off season
because Wilson will finish this fall what he started last November and you can
count on it !
But you read the article. Why?
So what I get from this story is the fact that the BYU coaches didn't learn
a thing from the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl about how much more potent and
productive the passing game can be. In fact, the article states that in the
bowl game "they finally got their run game going". The run game became
effective only as a result of the passing game. I suppose that while that is
obvious to most of us, the coaches will doggedly pursue their less than
effective run game. In the bowl game, BYU averaged over 18 yards per passing
play to only four yards per running play. They passed the ball just nineteen
times, and ran the ball thirty three times. That is NOT a "balanced"
offense, and certainly not as high powered as it has the potential to be. I get
that they (the coaches) think a running game is all about ball control and time
of possession, but it sure lacks imagination, and it certainly doesn't
produce as many wins as they are capable of. If they game plan to run the ball
against Utah, then Utah will have another victory under their belts to start the
Really squeezing as much blood as you can out of that turnip. An article about
spring football is mostly devoted to recapping a game from 49 days ago. Pity
the fan looking for anything new. Still, a great accomplishment that will live
forever in lore. We all still affectionately refer to Jake Heaps as "2010
New Mexico MVP". Good times. Good times.