This is NOT Whittinghams fault. He's one of the best coaches in the
nation. Anyone who is calling for him to be fired is clueless. If he can beat
a powerhouse Stanford, and come within one play of beating ranked UCLA, ranked
OSU, ranked ASU, he's doing a masterful job. I try not to read
too much into these close close close losses. Yes, they hurt. But common sense
says that we're on the right path and just need a bounce or two to go our
way. Last thing we need is to totally shake up the program. We're playing
the second hardest schedule in the entire COUNTRY! Anyone but Alabama would be
struggling with this schedule. The future is bright for this program in this
Pac 12 Conference of Champions
Oregon's quarterback looked pretty ordinary when he lost pass protection.
Keep telling yourself that moral "victories" count for something ken.
@ KenWake up! Whittingham is NOT a great coach. If he was a great
coach, his team would be winning. Period! Since joining the Pac-12, Utah has
regressed and the win/loss totals will illustrate that for you. Great coaches
don't miss bowl games. Great coaches will win these close games, great
coaches don't call for a 2 point conversion after the first touchdown.
Great coaches don't have QB problems to deal with year after year. Great
coaches have teams that will "reload" not "rebuild" ever year.
Whittingham has been the head coach for 9 years now. 8 of those 9 years were
mediocre seasons. He has a Sugar Bowl to hang his hat on, but lets not forget
that Whitt did it with Urban Meyer's recruits (who were seniors) that year.
Let's face it! Whitt hasn't exactly dominated the MWC either. I see
Whitt has taken Utah football as far as he can. I think it's time for a
coaching change that will help take this program to the next step. I don't
it from Whitt!Still a Utah fan! I always hope to see them succeed!
Bleed Crimson, I have to disagree with you about the Sugar Bowl being Urban
Meyer's seniors' doing. The only guys recruited and signed during
Urban's short tenure, by my count, that played in that game were Robert
Conley, Brent Casteel, Brian Johnson and Paul Kruger. Conley was a mediocre OL,
and while Casteel, Johnson and Kruger were all high-impact guys, Kruger likely
would've ended up at Utah anyways, as I believe they were the only school
to offer him.Sean Smith, Zane Beadles, Brice McCain, and Darrell
Mack all signed after Urban had already left. The rest of the guys, Derrick
Shelby, Neli A'asa, Joe Dale, Caleb Schlauderaff, RJ Stanford, Stevenson
Sylvester, Zane Taylor, Matt Asiata, Jereme Brooks, Brandon Burton, Nai Fotu,
Robert Johnson, Corbin Louks, Koa Misi, Eddie Wide, Aiona Key, David Reed,
Sealver Siliga, Mike Wright, Kepa Gaison, Chaz Walker, Christian Cox, all either
were recruited or walked on later. Those 2004 recruits were very important, but
it's not like they were the bulk of the team at all.
I love it how Whit gets credit when he wins but when he loses it is all on the
players. Nice work utah fans. I am glad to be a BYU fans where all wins and
loses are on the coaching staff. I am not sure how longer the administration
will stand for poor coaching before they make a coaching change. One thing is
for certain, Dennis Erickson will not stick around next year and go through a
forth year of being in the cellar.
Does Dr. Hill have Rod Carey's AD's Phone Number. I think it is time
for a change at Utah also. Mac had a winning season and he got fired. What
warrants a losing season 3 year's in a row warrant a raise? Nope a new