Maybe there's a reason UCLA is paying Norm a half mil NOT to coach the Bruins
this year.Is it Wynn?Is it Chow?Is it
both?Or, is it just going to be a really long year for Utah fans?
If the Utes play like that next week they lose by 30+. The offense was TERRIBLE.
good thing they went to the Pac 12 as the league was getting short on mediocre
A season opener with no turnovers and relatively low penalties is really good
for Utah. But, this is Montana State. The score should have been more like the
In answer to BC, it's Wynn. Not once did he even attempt to put any zip on his
passes. His drops, whether 3,5 or 7 yards, were slow and sloppy. I hope that
it was more mental than physical or the Utes are in for a long season. Teams
will load up the box, and if he throws the ball like last night Hays will be the
quarterback by October.
USC thinks next week's game is a gimme.
Hey Norm & JayDubU, Don't let the naysayers get you down.First
time working together in a real game situation, bound to be some glitches. The
good news is that no one was seriously hurt, there was an excellent opportunity
to show some (not all) of the tricks up your sleeve & you found some things
that really really work.The true test is: "What did we
learn?"No team will go undefeated forever, those days will
come, so no need to worry about 'em. Just concentrate on fixing what needs
fixing & get better every week.And guess what, next week will
not be a perfect game either, nor the next, nor the next.....And as
you can see above, the blue boo birds will be coming out to play every week,
it's just part of the landscape. No big deal.As a first game this
was a super beginning, a great start, as well as an excellent opportunity to
learn and improve. We're on our way! :)
Chow was cutting edge his first few years at BYU. I wish(hindsight)they would
have given him a shot at the HC job instead of Crowton. Chow is now a
peddler of the same offensive system that 50 other shcools use. If he has good
players, especially a QB, who can execute, his offenses will do well. I think
Wynn has the potential to be successful in Chow's offense but it seemed like the
whole offense was out of snyc last night. I really hope they can get things
0 turnovers by the "abysmal" offense. You'll win a lot of games on
Obviously most of the people commenting above watched a different game than I
did. I don't think the Utes ran more than about 10 different formations. Very
vanilla. I would expect as much before a game with USC. You don't want to open
the whole playbook in the first game. Think about it this way - how many passes
were thrown for more than ten yards? I don't think there were any attempted,
much less completed. They didn't show a lot, and I think that was their plan.
It was obvious as well that the Utes team speed is there, and the Blechen
"experiment" at linebacker started out with a bang.
I'am a BYU and a Utah fan and was dissapointed in the outcome of the game: but
maybe Montana ST. is better than everybody thinks. Someone needs to give Montana
a little credit.
Tom in MS,I think your correct in what you say about cloaking the
offense in preparing for USC but Montana State, was able to get to Wynn pretty
easily for an FCS program. 3 sacks, 3 more hits and a few more hurries in
the Ute backfield exposed all USC needs to know. Utah only sacked MS twice and
had less hits and hurries. As Whitt said to David Lock; "the
defense was adequate." but that was about a game with MS, it will not be
adequate against USC.
JW quit throwing off your back foot, And step up in the pocket. Nice call Whitt
that is why your the coach.
Its way to soon to give judgment on the team, but Mr. Wynn needs to grow up,
play with a little swagger and I mean soon. Like now. LA blogs have USC fans
saying USC will win this gimme by 30+. I have a feeling USC will be T-ing off
all night on Wynn.
Brian Blechen is the man. Norm Chow is a has been. Should have gotten Mike
Sanford after he got the axe at UNLV. He was awesome as the OC under Urban at
the U. Not so good as a head coach with not much to work with in Vegas.
What makes college football great? The fans. College football is popular because
the fan can sit in the stands or the comfort of their living room and dream
that he or she knows just exactly what it takes to have a successful play. If
the team does what the fan thinks is correct then he/she is a genius and cheers
on his team. (everybody is happy) If the team does something different and it
works the fan cheers and is happy anyway. If the team does does something
unexpected and it only partially works, well that's OK too, still happy. But if
the team does something unsuccessful--then the fan knows more than the coaches
and they should be in charge. Sounds like a good deal for the fan, doesn't it.
It is!Comment sections like this work the same way. A fan can say just
about anything they want and remain happy. They can smear their rival. They can
make things up--no accountability, all they need is a key board, an opinion, and
a board name. Who was it that said "most fans have very little real
knowledge of he game" someone down south wasn't it?
"But aside from those highlights and the fact Utah currently is in the top
two in the Pac-12 in all offensive categories?"This quote from
the article is so laughable it's scary it even got printed. Please someone tell
me it was tounge in check and not a desperate, the most desperate spin ever. Truly, from what I've read is utah fans very desperately looking for
anything good that came out of that game. With spins like this, utah is quickly
becoming the poster child for being "out of touch" or "in
I don't think it's the system. I think it's the execution. Wynn wasn't sharp
and was telegraphing his passes all night. The line didn't look good in pass
@RBN | 7:46 a.m. Sept. 2, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT In answer to BC,
it's Wynn.Ding, Ding, Ding!The problem is and always
will be Wynn until they take him out and let someone else play that has Heart,
the Utes are in for a very, very long season. I bet after the Y game, Wynnie
will be done and be carrying the clip board for the next year and a half of his
career. The Utes should try to go grab Alex Hart, I heard he left Utah State and
he would fit perfect in Chow's offence. Talk about Detmer being compared to Hart
is more of an accurate thought to compare than Wynn. Hart throws for 300+ in his
carver:"...maybe Montana ST. is better than everybody
thinks."Maybe...but most likely, it was because we were
terrible. Hopefully we'll be able to make some substantial improvements over
these next few days, because if we play like we did last night when we visit the
Coliseum next week, we'll get HOUSED! While rushing for 150-yds
looks good, we should recognize it was against Montana St. If White can get
100+ yds vs. USC, THEN we can be impressed.Go White!GO
So which headline is the correct one? The headline for this article is:"Technical Difficulties in Chow Debut"One of the other
articiles headline is:"No Complications in Blowout U.
When all is said and done a win is a win (is a Wynn?). I wasn't able to watch
the game (not in Utah), but followed it on my ESPN app. Considering the state
of the team it is probably better that this wasn't an unquestioned victory.
That will keep the players and coaches motivated, show little to the Trojans on
film, and keep everybody interested. There were certainly some
issues, but when you are ahead by 20+ points early in the 2nd quarter life can't
be too terrible. I (along with Chris B) expected a little more. Hopefully they
bring it and win next week. (And hopefully they bring it and lose the following
week...what can I say-I'm a Cougar at heart)Take the W!
Watching Wynn throw last night reminded me of waching my son as an 8 yr. old LL
QB - trying to balance a ball that was too big for his hand and throwing
sidearm. Either his shoulder is not healthy or he just has terrible mechanics -
or both. Also it's time for him to man-up, this is his third year and he appears
to be scared out there. Either show some leadership, aggressiveness and fight,
or move over and let Hays give it a shot. If he thought the booing was bad last
year just wait to see what happens after one more outing like this one. Wynn's
leash should be very short at this point, a very disappointing performance.
Let's be fair, here. The stats/data don't lie and are there for all of our
perusal. Coach Chow's offensive's have suffered technical difficulties even
since he left USC. And I anticipate the finger pointing, just like was done at
UCLA, will start if things don't improve over the next couple of weeks. Let's
hope I'm wrong, but, again, the numbers speak for themselves.
Navel Vet, your honesty is refreshing. Thank you.
@Naval VetWhile rushing for 150-yds looks good, we should recognize it was
against Montana St. If White can get 100+ yds vs. USC, THEN we can be
impressed.-------------How did Virgina Tech the #16 team
in the nation last year do running against James Madison?White
looked like the real deal. But I agree if he does this against USC then he have
a real star.
Mr. Chow probably knows much more about football than any of the writers on this
comment register. I am sure he is a very nice man. I am beginning to wonder,
however, if his legend as a "superman" might be a bit overstated based
on his track record of the last few years.
Re: Wayne "I am beginning to wonder, however, if his legend as a
"superman" might be a bit overstated based on his track record of the
last few years." You're singing my song! I couldn't agree with you more,
including that Coach Chow definitely knows more about football than any one of
us. I just think the game has passed him bye.
I think Hays needs a shot. My suspicions were correct. Wynn was terrible. If
Whit doesn't get things together in the passing game, this could be a
loooooooong season. Running game looked ok. Defense, so so. Lets hope Wynn
was just rusty (positive thinking).