Informative report, thanks Dirk!
Cautiously optimistic about the season ahead. I like what coach Christensen is
doing Defense will be solid even with a couple injuries. Travis
Wilson has a ton of experience under his belt and if he stays healthy we will
have a chance in every game. Go utes!!
Wilson should be hitting at a 60 percent or better clip if the Utes are going to
be starting him. At least he didn't turn the ball over, but he needs to be
better than what he currently is to give the Utes a chance to win. Manning had
the needed stats.
Wilson had limited, if any, off season workout experience because of his serious
medical diagnosis. Expecting anything more of him this early in the season is
wishful thinking. If he's performing like this in the fall then get
worried. Glad to see Manning getting the opportunity and performing well.
"Wilson should be hitting at 60 percent... Manning had the needed
stats."It was a scrimmage. Two quarterbacks facing two different
defensive squads. Classic orange-to-apples comparison.That's
not to say we shouldn't be concerned about Wilson. Wilson looked fine
against the non-conference level of competition last year, but faded against
PAC12 defenses. Manning looking good against 2nd squad is dandy, but how does
he do against the ones? Maybe we'll see that in the spring game.
We would totally beat them this year
I like Christensen's comment, finally someone that won't sugar-coat
anything and say it how it really is. From what I read also, Poole needs to be
taken from the starting position and put someone else in. The fact that guys
from last year who started and couldn't win games are showing up at the top
of the depths charts this year is scary. Either we still aren't there yet
or Whittingham is being way to loyal to the guys from last year. Coach K turned
the basketball program around by weeding out average players, Whittingham needs
to do the same as hard as it may be.
@utes94I'm willing to bet whittingham will play the best
players he has. Now that doesn't mean they are good enough but I'm
sure they are the best he has.
Duckhunter,Small comment since we know that they're definitely
"good enough" to beat your team.
"Defense shines"...which is another way of sayingOffense... well, you know (see every Utah offense since 2008)The only reason Wilson didn't throw 5 interceptions was because
Utah's DBs have hands of stone.
Christy B,The 2011 Utah offense looked pretty good down in provo, and our
defense scored 56 seconds into the game. lol.
ekuteEvery once in awhile a team has a breakout game that proves to
be nothing more than an anomoly.After that 54-point game at BYU, the
Utes didn't score more than 34 points in any game the rest of the season,
most games were under 30 points in regulation, and many games were under 20
points, including that miserable 14-point meltdown at home against Colorado, a
team that hadn't won a road game in over 3 years.Quite
obviously, Utah's offense hasn't looked good in any full season since
2008.It is interesting, however, that Utah fans continue to use BYU
as their measuring stick for success.
ekutePlease explain the relevance of Utah's one hit wonder 2011
performance at BYU to Utah's current offense, which is coming off a season
in which Utah finished 84th in the country in total offense and 66th in scoring.
@ekuteThe Utes have proven that they can get up for their biggest
game of the season, but what else have they accomplished since joining the PAC?
"It is interesting, however, that Utah fans continue to use BYU as their
measuring stick for success."Almost as interesting as certain y
"fans' continued obsession with the Utes.
Glad to see the defensive kinks being worked out. And to all the adoring Y
fans, your band of bros are still trying to figure out how to beat my Utes.
Lucky for you, there's still two full seasons to stew about it!Go Utes!
@ekute"Duckhunter,Small comment since we know that
they're definitely "good enough" to beat your team."That will always be your barometer but try to stay on topic. Obviously they
are not good enough for the pac12, and isn't the pac12 who you pretend to
measure yourself against?