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I'm just some old guy who never played past HS, never coached FB at any level.

by bopahull
2014-10-01 14:10:40

In short I have no real credentials. My sole qualification is that I've been a UTE fan since the late 50's. I've been there for the UTEs through thick and thin and there was a hell of a lot of thin.

I know KW isn't perfect, in my opinion like many others he should have gone for it on 4th down. I bet he will continue to make a mistake now and then, don't we all?

I have seen TW pull games and come very close to pulling games out against very tough competition. This year he hasn't thrown an interception which is an improvement. I think the pile driver he took against Michigan affected the way he ran against WSU. He was tentative maybe even scared. Hopefuly he gets over that. He had a bad day throwing, that happens sometimes,if he continues to have problems running and passing a change might be in order.

What disturbed me more was the poor O line play, and how many balls hit receivers in the hands and were dropped. I can't remember when we had more dropped passes in a game.
I for one think it would be a major mistake, even a potential team killer to replace TW at this time, I think the only chance we have of making it to a bowl is with our current QB. That means our Oline must put it together and TW needs to get back to running fearlesly.

I think we need to stick with KW at least through next season and KEEPING the OC is paramount, we can't afford another change of offenses.

End of rant. GO UTES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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John Wolfman White

by prodigy
2014-10-01 16:59:20

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The consensus in my living room was that it was a chicken$#!+ move.

by wannabeaute
2014-10-01 15:42:58

In the interest of full disclosure I watched the game by myself.

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Whit admitted it was a close call at the coaches' show last night.

by Hayes6
2014-10-01 16:14:58

He defended the decision by saying:

1. We were on our own 44.
2. We just had been stuffed on third and one.
3. We have the best punter in the country, who could (and did) pin them down inside their own 10.
4. There was still lots of time in the game. As it turned out, we got two more chances to take the lead after they scored and we failed.

I can see why he made that decision. Even if you disagree, you would have to admit that it was a close call.

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Well the Yewts are in mid season form. Losing to one of the worst teams in the country Washington

by bcsboundcatz
2014-10-01 19:38:25

Meanwhile BYU is plowing through the competition week by weak. Crushing every opponent in their tracks on the way to the playoffs this year.

Great time to be a Coug! Yewts are right back to below mediocre in the PAC 10.2

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Off the top of my head

by hnoseguard
2014-10-01 20:03:20

This is just a quick list off the top of my head for quarterbacks that have been injured while playing against BYU in the last couple years:

Sam Bradford - Oklahoma (torn shoulder and concussion)
Jordan Wynn - Utah (torn shoulder)
David Ash - Texas (concussion - retired from football)
Chuckie Keeton - Utah State (torn ACL)
Casey Cochran - UConn (concussion - retired from football)
Greyson Lambert - Virginia (knee/ankle)

These are all just coincidences though, it's not like there is any proof that BYU goes out of their way to try and injure opposing quarterbacks.

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If Dres just catches the DAMN ball for the touchdown...

by Utah Hick
2014-10-01 12:33:49

...then I don't have to read all the bull$#!+ about a coaching search, Whit's secret John Birch Society membership, and charting every QB activity in practices, scrimmages, and games comparing the two.

The memories of Jon Hays and Tommy Grady are raised like plague-infested rats, warning us of the imminent danger if we dare repeat history.

One drop...and all imperfections of our players, coaches, and their pasts are brought to light. Then the imperfections morph into permanent flaws in character or talent that can never be changed or corrected.

"Even if we had won, it doesn't dismiss the FACT that we blew a 21-point lead, that we are defining insanity because we refuse to change, that blah blah blah."

Losing by one point and all is lost. Unless Dres catches the DAMN ball.

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He made the right call. He didnt go all that conservative, in fact one could argue he could have gone more conservative.

by snowbirdute
2014-10-01 12:59:10

Leachs offenses are built to have high risk high reward. How the hell his qb was still able to throw a decent ball in those conditions is beyond me. Whats done is done. Mark my words, if we lose Coach Whit we are looking a 10-20 year decline straight in the face. We need this team to make critical plays. Pardon the pun, but WE NEED THIS MARRIAGE TO WORK.

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My guess is that everyone calling KW a coward for not going for it on 4th down.

by UtahUte72
2014-10-01 23:45:21

Would be calling him a idiot if we had gone and failed. And they still would be calling for his head.

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If we finish under .500 for a third straight year this marriage is over.

by TheJuggernaut
2014-10-01 14:20:01

10-20 year decline? Give me a break, we heard the same things when Mac was on his way out. Who will come here? We'll never do better than Mac blah blah blah.

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It seems like we repeat history with every close loss...

by Converted Coug
2014-10-01 12:37:49

KW goes ultra conservative on offense and defense and just hopes to hang on.

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10 - 20 year decline.... according to what measure....

by Converted Coug
2014-10-01 13:49:26

lol, people act if change is always bad. Sometimes change is for the better and works out great. People in general really fear change. Sure a change could work out horribly, but it could work out great. Just ask UCLA, ASU UofA and to a lesser extent WSU.

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BAHAHHAHA, 10-20 YEAR decline? Pass whatever you're smoking or drinking this way, bud. What an absolutely psychotic statement based upon NOTHING in reality.

by PDXUtefan
2014-10-01 15:59:17

Some of you have this complex where you believe that if we change a coach the program is going to decline and crumble into dust and be nothing ever again. Pull your heads out of your asses and quit being a bunch of pussies. Will we find another Urban who takes us on and undefeated run to glory? Probably not. But this idea that we have to make Whitt work because there is nobody else out there capable of leading the Utah football program is utterly insane.

Quit being a bunch of damn chicken littles.

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How many teams in America average more than 12 inches per carry? Of course you go for it to put the game away.

by snake
2014-10-01 15:47:02

Unless of course you have zero faith in your O-line!!!

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Emphasis on the word "weak"

by stats guy
2014-10-01 19:41:41

Nice Freudian slip

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