The first day in pads provides opportunity to knock off the rust
Whit will have the defense ready. It has been the defense that keeps us in the
close games. I just hope the offense can stretch the field and can score more
points this year. Please make the spread option a true option with the qb
keeping it some of the time. Whenever you line up in that formation, the
defense knows who is getting the ball. The qb has to keep them honest by
keeping it every now and then. I hate to have fotu out, but like the article
says, Wright did step in and filled alot of holes. Cant wait for the season to
...that George ran through last October?
Yeah, but I'd feel a whole lot better about our defense if Fotu was there. We
lost all three starting linebackers and Fotu would've provided leadership,
experience, and stability.If there was a guy I could wave a magic
wand and say he'll go the whole season without injury, besides Jordan Wynn, it
would've been Fotu.
The bright side is 2011's 3 starting LBs will be AWESOME. You'll have Fotu, JJ
Williams, and Martinez(or whoever wins Fotu's MLB job), all with solid starting
experience, and plenty of backups with serious game experience under their
belts.'08 was partially a product of '07s injuries, so hopefully we
get plenty of experience for the underclassmen this year. Plus we only graduate
Asiata, Wide, Smithson, Brooks, Zane Taylor, Caleb Shlauderaff, Joe Phillips,
and a few others. That's not too bad, as long as Shakerin can step in at RB.2010 might(just might) be TCU's year again, with all their returning
starters, including Dalton. But 2011 and 2012 are looking really good for the
Utes to make a BCS run.
It HAS been the defense that has kept you in games.You just lost 8,
3 YEAR STARTERS from defense.Utah talks like their defense will
always be good. That's what USC thought prior to last year too, and your program
is nowhere near as deep as theirs.
Your team... nice way to put yourself on the outside. Why don't you go read
about YOUR team and let us talk about OUR team in here. Save the trash talk for
November 2010, March seems a little early to bring out the 10-year old talk.
they're talking trash now because they know once the season starts things will
be very quiet in Provo.
I'm not so sure that next year will be TCU's year. They will be good, but I
think they were a little exposed in the Fiesta Bowl. I don't believe Dalton will
be as effective without as good of a defense backing him up.As far
as our defense is concerned, Utah as always will be fast, and sound on defense.
Its funny that a (assumed) byu fan brings up that its our defense that has kept
us in games. You know though, he's right. Maybe byu can learn something from it.
If I remember right, it was our defense that helped Utah to a 13-0 year in
2008.Utah can win the conference next year. I wouldn't count them
out with playing byu and TCU at home.
Let met get this straight. You want Wynn to keep the ball and run it sometimes
to keep the defense honest? Good luck with that one! That's about as stupid as
hoping Max could keep it and run to mix things up. BYU and Utah don't look for
running QB's because they are only good for a couple of years and a few national
championships before they move on to the NFL and aren't required to run at all.
Just ask Tim Tebow, who has a Heisman and a couple of National Championships!
You need to read the entire comment. He didn't say he wanted Wynn to be a
"running" QB, he just said that Wynn needs ot keep the ball once in a while to
keep the defense honest. Which is very valid if you watched last years games. No
defense ever had to pay attention to Wynn on the option because he never kept
the ball. Which is why the option was TOTALLY ineffective.
Alex Smith and Brett Ratliff were Pro-Style QBs who did very well with running
the ball. I don't think anyone is suggesting Wynn runs the ball as often as
Eight three-year starters?1- Misi, yes.2- Sly, yes (although
JJ williams took his spot mid-way through their freshman year together)3-
RoJo, yes.4- Dale? Maybe (2 starts in 07, started all of 08)5-
Stanford? Maybe (9 starts before 2009, 6 at nickle and 3 at corner)6-
Eliapo? (5 starts in 3 years isn't my idea of a three-year starter)7-
Gaison? No. First year starting was 08, and that was sporadic.8- Wright?
No. 2-year starter.So we lose 3 obvious 3-year starters and two
that could sort of be considered 3-year starters. Keep in mind that Eliapo lost
his spot during the year and didn't take it back from Lei, Kruger and Siliga.
JJ took Sly's spot away when they were freshman, so he's a returning starter.
Taplin-Ross started 4 games last year plus 3 in 08. The DL and 2 of the 4 DB
spots should be completely solid. The LBs (outside of JJ) are a concern, but
that's only 4 spots out of 11 that don't have a returning part-time or full-time
what about him? i heard he ran a 4.5 40. and weighs 225lbs.but yet there is no
mention of his name... did he get hurt, leave the program, or has he just not
but I still think the only games we have to really worry about our Pitt and TCU.