Coach Christensen put up some absolutely amazing offensive numbers in his time
as Mizzou. Getting him will be HUGE.Our defense is
always solid, usually top 25 in the nation. My sources in the
program are telling me that there is more reason to be optimistic about the
season than perhaps ever. I've been told by a coach in the program that
the talent level is the highest its ever been in the history of the program.We still have a brutal schedule, and not some of the gimme games
we've had in the past.Even the WAC program we're playing
this year is a good Fresno team.But I think the bowl drought will be
over, and Dres Anderson will have a big time year if we can keep Wilson
healthy.Excited for the future.Onward and upward Utes
Just curious cb, which OC would you prefer? Christensen, Ericksen, Johnson, or
Chow? U had very high expectations with each of them.I hope the
Utes do well, but there's nothing from Spring or recruiting that leads me
to believe the Utes record will be much different than the last two years. The schedule is tough. I'm predicting a 4 or 5 win season, and a
visit to the couch potato bowl in December.Just for the record, the
WAC and BCS are history. Can U bring your comments up to 2014. Good luck.
Wilson is not "working his way back from an intercraineal artery
injury." The intercraineal artery condition will always be there, it's
not going to go away. It's not like working your way back from a torn ACL.
Another 4 or 5 win season is in the works. The recruiting bump that was
predicted just never materialized. The post season drought continues.
We'll see if the bandwagon falls off the tracks this year. It is make it
or break it for Whittingham. The biggest question is who will be the OC next
I wish all players, coaches, and even fans could be as positive and upbeat all
the time the way Dres is. Not only is he an extremely talented player, but his
positive attitude rubs off on everyone. We've been very fortunate to have
him in our program these last four years.Go Dres, and Go Utes!!
Chris B has no sources and true Utes don't claim him as one of their
own.There are no Coug Fans in Texas. We know you are from Utah
County.Dres needs to toughen up this year. He doesn't like the
big hit and doesn't like to go across the middle like his dad. Too many
tipped balls that lead to interceptions. A pac 12 cellar dweller can easily beat
your cougars. I see that three publications show Utah with top 15
toughest schedules in the nation One as number 7, one at number 11 and one at
number 15. I see BYU is right there around number 100. Alabama is
right next to BYU. One publication shows BYU at 143 toughest schedule. Sounds
@Chris B - I love your enthusiasm for Utah but your style is that of a y fan. We
all hope this is a great season. Making a bowl game should be the goal. Anything
else is just idealistic speculation and hope. @Joe Schmoe - do you
know if Williams will be eligible after his arrest? I hope so. He seems like a
good kid who just made a mistake. I wonder how the honor code will treat that.
Joe SchmoeYou should be more concerned about your own retread OC
than worrying about Utah's. Utah and DC are going to be just fine.
However, your unimaginative OC and a QB that can't throw is a true reason
for concern. Just because you run more plays doesn't necessarily make them
Cougfan, if you don't think recruiting shows promise for Utah you must
have no hope for your team then since Utah beat byu in recruiting 4 of the last
5 years. This last year byu beat Utah by an average of .07 stars. In comparison,
Utah beat byu by .7 stars a couple years ago, or ten times the difference by
which Byu beat Utah. So if you don't think recruiting gives
hope for Utah, what does it say about the "talent" in your program?
After reading Joe's comment, I chuckled when I recalled what a Schmo/Schmoe
is...He certainly lives up to his title.
Booth,Looks like you need to read my comment again as clearly you
didn't. I made no big guarantees or predictions. I
simply said I think the bowl drought will be over Looks as if you
are the one making wild things up. Go utes!
KamUte:What publications were you referring? The most reliable
source -- Phil Steele -- doesn't publish his preseason projections until
around June. And ditto for Athlon (2nd most reliable) and Lindy's (4th).
Tough schedule no doubt. We only have one for sure game this year. We need BYU
back on the schedule for that second win each year.
Google 2014 ncaa football toughest schedules. Bleacher reportFBS schedulesTeam rankings. (Must subscribe to see entire
list)SBS NationThese are not the top publications or
sites but the have a pulse on the ncaa football nation.
I think the best way to handle offensive coordinators is to make them apply for
the job they already have, let the QB coach take over, ultimately fail, then beg
the first guy to come back.That is the mark of incredible stability.
KamUte:Thanks! I found the SBNation article. I would however, be
cautious enough to not read much into that report. That site grades beating FBS
and FCS teams the same, because it only looks at the W/L record. If you want to
see what one's "true SOS" is, wait until Phil Steele releases his
preseason report. That should be sometime around the beginning of June.
@KamUtepounding your chest about SOS in April??? really? Where's the
Rose bowl and national championship predictions? How about you worry about
beating your rivals the Buffs
jarka-rusWe beat the buffs last time we played them.When
was the last time you beat your rival in football?