@water rocket -"Sitaki says "its ... an offense they are
familiar with". Until Sitaki and his staff get that, we will be stuck in
low scoring games where the outcome can go either way (just like last year!) Did
he not learn any thing from the bowl game? Remember that BYU went for 18+ yards
per passing play, and only 4 yards per running play? In the bowl game BYU passed
for 19 plays and ran the ball 33 times. PLEASE Sitaki, as a college grad, do
your math!"------------Again Rocket your rant shows
a lack of understanding cause and effect in football. The only math that
matters is the final score and that you are on top. Low scoring games are by
nature "closer" and the outcome may seem to be more "in doubt".
But if you don't have the depth, it's a good idea to shorten the game
and give your defense the ability to stay fresh. Passing down field is
great...if it is working. If not, it's 3 and out and a short turn around
for your defense with an increase number of possessions they have to defend.
Control the clock, take what the defense gives you and eliminate turnovers.
That is a recipe for a win.
I am quite sure that Kalani Sitake has a lot more understanding of his team, his
individual players, leadership, and "playership" than any of us
I'll bet my granny makes better chocolate chip cookies than your granny.
Thanks for the sound advice Ute fans. You guys don't know what you're
talking about. BYU is looking forward to game 1. If your players think like you
guys, U'll get stomped.As for AZUTE, I seem to remember BYU
beating Arizona last year. Oh well, they were a lousy team. Then BYU beat
Wisconsin in their house. Has Utah EVER played Wisconsin? Or Nebraska? Or
Michigan State? Or Ole Miss? Or Mississippi State? Or Oklahoma? Or Texas? Or
Notre Dame? Or Michigan, Or Miami? Or Kansas State. BYU has beaten all of them.
To name a few of the many big name teams BYU has played. And BYU has beaten
Washington, Oregon, Oregon State, Cal, UCLA, Arizona, ASU. Probably some others
I don't remember. What PAC12 teams have U beaten? And
you're in the league. I seem to remember U beat Washington once. And Oregon
once. USC? UCLA? Stanford? I don't keep track of UoU. Sorry. Oh wait, your
rival is Colorado! I think you may have beaten CU once. Meanwhile
Utah plays only BYU as a significant non-conference game.But hey, U
plays in the mighty PAC12. Which won what bowl games this year?
azute1 “WMU’s Pass D/Overall D BOTH ranked in
triple-digits, among the absolute worst nationally, period.”yawnUtah has played hundreds of much worse teams, yet no Utah QB
has ever come close to matching, much less beating, what Zach did versus Western
Michigan.Huntley didn’t even come close versus lower division
Weber State.Utah vs Weber StHuntley - 25/40, 279 yds, 4 TD, 1
Int, 48.1 QBRBYU vs WMUWilson - 18/18, 317 yds, 4 TD, 0 Int,
@AZUTE so nice to have such an expert on BYU. Thank you
“Did he not learn any thing from the bowl game? Remember that BYU went for
18+ yards per passing play, and only 4 yards per running play? In the bowl game
BYU passed for 19 plays and ran the ball 33 times. PLEASE Sitaki, as a college
grad, do your math!”WMU’s Pass D/Overall D BOTH ranked
in triple-digits, among the absolute worst nationally, period.Go
Unless byu-p gets lucky against Tennessee, they start the year 0-4 & ZW
still will have never beaten a good team....How’s that for leadership?That means 9 straight & counting against their Daddy.It
also means going 0-3 against PAC-12 opponents, bringing their all-time record
against PAC-12 opponents to 5-16, only beating sub-.500 teams.Go
The only problem is the season without a conference is like a long spring
BYU needs all the new leaders they can get!
@Utah-Hawaii AlumWhy does Utah never talk about leadership?
hahahahahahaWhittingham talks about it daily.Here's
a quote from an article in the DNews from one year ago by Whittingham."They’ve just done an outstanding job of being leaders and showing
up every day and demanding a certain level of performance and holding players
accountable,” he said. “So I think the team did a great job
selecting the captains as well as the leadership council."Please, don't try to flatter your own base by disparaging BYU's,
especially since BYU's coach is a Whittingham disciple. It just
doesn't work. By the way, #1iscoming.
@ Water Rocket,Y fans watch too much old WAC era films on BYUtv when
BYU could play vs sparsely populated state schools. Y'all wanna see
passing, but good teams can shut untalented BYU in a heartbeat. Then, the lack
of depth in BYU's defense rings "true." How many 3 and outs can
BYU's suspect defense recover from? Teams like Utah control the clock by
running and passing and have more depth and better players than BYU at every
position 2x.Did you watch the NFL Superbowl this year? What was the
ratio of run/pass plays called by New England? Sure, when Tom Brady has to be
"Tom Brady" sometimes...... he delivers. But, ya gotta run the rock
So would an example of leadership be coming on a BYU article and yapping about
lack of leadership three times? That's an interesting take. That's not
the leadership I've looked toward.
Looking forward to what could be a great 2019 season for the Cougs !
Sitaki says "its ... an offense they (the players) are familiar with".
The huge problem here is that we are all "familiar" with his run first
options, and we want more passing! Until Sitaki and his staff get that, we will
be stuck in low scoring games where the outcome can go either way (just like
last year!) Did he not learn any thing from the bowl game? Remember that BYU
went for 18+ yards per passing play, and only 4 yards per running play? In the
bowl game BYU passed for 19 plays and ran the ball 33 times. PLEASE Sitaki, as
a college grad, do your math!
The only true "leader" that played BYU football was Jim McMahon that I
can think of.......maybe Jason Buck as well. BYU basketball had two unreal
leaders that I remember.........Danny Ainge and the quintessential
"virtuoso" Kresomir Cosic. They were the best.......all three of them.
Why is it that Utah football and great teams like Alabama and Clemson never
BYU is constantly searching for "leadership," yet they are all
followers. I think the lack of "leadership" qualities is due to innate
fright due to heritage.
Gotta love comments by readers who place a ton of weight one or two quotes from
an interview when, in fact, the interviewee made many more comments. That, plus
their attempts to coach the coach.
Coaching 101 reminds coaches everywhere and every sport to not anoint players as
leaders at this stage...they should be referred to as "mentors".
Leadership is conferred following the first significant victory!
At this point, I' m much more interested in "playership" than
"leadership"...Sitake should know better by now that a focus on
leadership at this stage of team development will only polarize players, not