What's next for the little engine that could? 50 carries. I keep thinking the
Utes are going run this guy into the ground but John White IV is game for the
team.Schramn said when he checks White on the sidelines each series
he comes off, he sees a RB ready for more. I can't believe what a tough guy
White is. Resting up before the bowl game might just produce White's best game
Big time in the big time.
I keep hearing BYU fans say "If Riley would have played against Utah."
Really? Was Riley going to tackle White IV? No one else on the BYU defense
seemed to be able to do so.
I never saw Carl Monroe so I have no idea how good he was. 1,506 yards in a
season validates him as being very good though. I started watching Ute football
when Eddie Johnson was becoming the all-time career leader. Jamal Anderson,
Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala(if he had stayed healthy his entire career may have been
the best), Mike Anderson, Dameon Hunter,Quinton Ganther and Brandon Warfield
were probably the best along with the first two mentioned. John White IV may end
up being the best of them all. He's small, everyone on the defense knows he's
coming every time. The line blocking for him is adequate not great. That 56
yarder in horrible conditions last week will go down as one of the best and most
clutch runs by a Ute all-time.
Ive watched all the great backs since Del Pop Corn Rodgers and I have got to
give White the nod as the best for one reason only, defenses know he is coming
and he still gets his yards. Carl Monroe was a fun back to watch, so smooth but
I think even he would be happy to see White break his mark.Go Utes!
What a great story.Go White!
Easily the most pleasant surprise this season and definitely MVP for the Utes
and should get some conference MVP consideration.
Great story this year of how he put the team on his shoulders and led them to
the success they've had. I did find it interesting that in an article solely on
breaking a record of total rushing yards in a season, and in a season where he
is leading the PAC-12 in total yards rushing for the season, they say he is 2nd
in the PAC 12 in rushing. I get that he is 2nd in yards per game, but if he is
1st in total rushing yards, also a recognized statistic, why would they not give
him credit for that?
The unsung hero here is Sean Asiata. He is simply a bulldozer out there. When
you only weigh 190 pounds, you only need about 13 inches of space to get through
the hole. Sean punishes the linemen and linebackers. After a half of Sean, you
see that John White gets stronger and a lot of that is because the defense is
White has been great this year aside from a few games at the beginning of the
year. Agree with KamUte, Asiata is laying some serious hits every week for
White.I am really enjoying watching us abandon the spread and return
to a solid running game.
Congratulations JW IV - doing all this while EVERYONE knows he is getting the
ball. Simply amazing. Thanks for the great effort and talent.Looking forward to 3 more games this season!Go Utes!
A lot of credit also goes to Coach Chow. Even with Wynn, he had set up a power
running formation for the Ute offense and this led directly to all the yards
White is getting.Glad to have Chow and White with us. Taking us to
the verge of the inaugural pac 12 championship if not all the way there. Gonna be fun listening to the game on Friday.GO UTES!