Will the receiving corps finally be Pac-12 quality this season? They never have been up to this point.
Posted By: wannabeaute
Date: Tuesday 13 August 2019, at 10:28 am
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Every other position group (save quarterback) has had multiple 1st and 2nd team all conference performers. Heck Hunter Dimmick and Gionni Paul were legitimate Defensive POY in the league.
Ah but alas, the receivers have been MWC quality since day one. The one legit PAC 12 caliber guy was Carrington, and he wasn't really ours.
A big improvement simply MUST take place at that position group for this team to be what the hype says they can be.
My litmus test has long been this: That sideline pass that so many of our conference rivals run to perfection. Three wide outs near the sideline. Two on the line of scrimmage, one a couple steps back. They have three defenders lined up against them. It's a simple play. Qb turns and throws to the back receiver. The two others block their men and the pass catcher has about 5-7 yards to make his defender miss.
Of course the offense believes their athlete should be able to do this one on one against the smaller defender. Make him miss or break the tackle. Run to perfection, this is a touchdown.
Well not for us. Not ever. It's not even a positive yardage down.
First the other two wideouts rarely make the blocks they are required to make. I watched K. Scott whiff entirely so may times I just started laughing after the 10th try in 2 seasons. This was the ONE play that Utah couldn't execute against BYU in the fourth quarter last year. Even against them with all the momentum in the world the receivers managed to
create negative yards on that one call.
I hope never to see the play called again, but if it is and we again can't execute it I'll know we are once again not Pac 12 quality as a position group.
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