What a cool opportunity for Jordan. Plenty of things to work on this week, John
White knows one thing he needs to do better, hopefully the other ten starters
and the guys behind them all know do, too.
Chris B are you sleeping? You haven't posted yet on how your Utes will
prepare to beat USC. Where are you?
It's going to be a long season. The offensive line might be fixed (I doubt
it). Jon White IV is not right, and his ankle won't be all year. John Hays
is better this year, but he won't be able to be a game manager behind a
solid defense because the PAC 12 has more offensive fire power this season.
Thus, Utah will be playing from behind and need to put up points.The
defensive line is everything as advertised, but the linebackers, who many felt
would slide right in and be effective are stinking it up. Whittingham and Sitake
have always coached up the blue collar type of linebacker, but this years group
looks like duds. The secondary is not the usual group Utah has. The man coverage
stuff Utah is known for has been sketchy and the Utes have gone into some zone
because of it. Eric Rowe needs to get healthy and Brian Blechen needs to shake
off the rust. Ryan Lacy will get better with more playing time. As for the
linebackers, if they don't shorten the rotation and get production, Utah is
done. Offense is weak, defense has to dominate.
I think the coaching staff has to take a lot more responsibility for this loss.
The Utes simply weren't ready to play. If, by the fourth game, you realize
that your offense can't run block-some coaches have been known to change
things up. Spread things out. Throw in more wrinkles to hide the run blocking
inadequacies of the line. Brian Johnson has beat a dead horse for four games
now. It's time to try something that might result in creating some
semblance of an offense. The defense simply played terribly. The entire team
seemed more interested in their new uni's than in knocking heads on the
road. This is all quite disturbing, as we were rumored to have Pac 12
talent on this team outside of Star Lotouleilei and Trevor Reilly.
I still feel like the Utes can bounce back and pull out four more wins. i would
be ok with the new mexico bowl this season.
Will Chris and Kyle try to get Arizona St. off their schedule?
"i would be ok with the new mexico bowl this season."Well
you might not have a choice but if I were to choose a bowl game for the Utes if
they qualify... this would give me and all of CougarNation the most miles and
satisfaction.But lest we forget... beggars can't be choosers.