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    You can give me as many blue stars as you want, but many of you on this board need to get a grip

    by who_am_I_sir?
    2014-11-23 08:23:44

    Friday night the world was going great, we had a bad game in bad weather and now this board has turned very cougarboard-esque.

    People are quoting their "anonymous but reliable sources" that say that Dave Christensen wants out next year. That sounds eerily familiar to what we read on the TDS board, and 99% of the time it turns out to be bull$#!+.

    Everyone's biggest wish at the beginning of year was that Kyle Whittingham would just stay out of the offense. Yesterday you find out that's exactly what he's doing and you freak out.

    You start accusing Whitt of playing favorites hiring his buddy with the DC hire, but nothing could be farther from the truth. He has a proven offensive track record everywhere he goes. He was Offensive Coordinator of the Year while at Missouri, his QB went to New York for the Heisman ceremony, and now backs up Alex Smith in Kansas City. Then at Wyoming his offensives ranked in the top-25 for either total offense or total scoring (I forget which one). His WYOMING QB his last year there was very close to going pro. He wasn't drafted, but was signed by Tampa Bay, and then released.

    Brett Smith

    Both stops that Dave Christensen has been at has produced NFL-caliber QBs. Isn't it possible that Travis Wilson just isn't a good QB? I would argue that the Brian Johnson hire was a bigger crony move than the DC hire.

    Also, please stop telling us that Kyle Whittingham doesn't like offense. It sounds stupid.

    The point of the matter is we are 7-4 playing in arguably the toughest division in college football. We are one of eight Pac-12 teams that are bowl eligible. We had a bad game. Teams are prone to bad games. (Arizona State vs UCLA, Notre Dame vs Arizona State, Ole Miss vs Arkansas, etc.).

    $#!+ happens. But stop acting like a bunch of zoobs about the whole thing.

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    by SforkUte
    2014-11-22 20:35:27

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    How's everybody doing?

    by Hammer
    2014-11-22 20:41:21

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    You do realize that if we beat Colorado next week we will have our first winning conference record in the PAC 12.

    by UtahUte72
    2014-11-22 22:39:03

    To me getting bowl eligible AND having a winning conference record are pretty good signs of progress.

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    I just can't bring myself to bag on Wilson.

    by 480ute
    2014-11-22 19:50:33

    He's been great at times, and bleeds Utah. The kid is all heart, and I wish him nothing but the best in life.

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    If Christensen wants out, then don't let the door hit him in the ass on the way out.

    by UtahUte72
    2014-11-22 22:07:39

    That is the biggest bunch of hogwash ever written. Christensen had "his" guy firmly in place and he was hurt. So then they went to Wilson. I don't care if Whittingham is directing who the QB will be, if an OC can't design an offense to take advantage of that QBs strengths he doesn't belong here.

    I'm not the biggest Wilson fan, but he's not dropping passes, fumbling balls, getting called for holding on punt returns.

    For a stretch there Wilson made some good throws and we moved the ball. If you know that's your QB coach him up, set up an offense that will work for him. You are a first year OC there is no way you have all your guys and your scheme in place. Make it work.

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    That is a bit sharp to lay on a 20 year old kid who has given a lot to be a good Ute...

    by UtahFanSir
    2014-11-23 09:07:11

    ...don't you think?

    Also, if you need a scape goat, pick a grown man, like KW or DC or both.

    Finally, TW has a lot of company on not being fantastic on the field.

    This is the same kid the fans carried off of the field not that many weeks ago.

    While I see the issues, I cannot throw TW under the bus.

    PS Thank you for removing the "Just go away" comment with respect to TW.

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    Terrance Cain

    by thurstonw
    2014-11-22 19:22:37

    He went either 6-1 or 7-1 as a starter, but got benched once Wynn was glued back together.

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    Insider information

    by DistantUte
    2014-11-23 09:08:43

    I think some of you know that I have some internal sources that provide me with information not publicly known. I've learned that for next week K. Scott will be running 6 yard outs to the sideline instead of 5 yards. This should really give us an advantage. I've also learned that TW will be the starter. However, to remedy his problem of staring down his primary, they have taken a cue from Homer Simpson. Recall the episode where Homer was in court and to make it look like he was not sleeping, he wore glasses with painted on eyes. Those same glasses will be affixed to TW's helmet to make it appear as if he is looking in a different direction. Two brilliant adjustments by the staff.

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    i thought he was awesome........

    by newmanscott22
    2014-11-22 22:17:58

    Trying to inject some energy into that black hole of a football atmosphere....
    I was freezing my ass off but damn people come on what a crap crowd today...

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    One more thought

    by codeRed
    2014-11-22 23:54:35

    DC's pride has led him to be the sole play caller on this team. QB can't audible, DE is not invited to participate and the entire games worth of plays (80% - how asinine is that?) are set in place before the game even starts. This is all according to DC!

    So how is this Kyle's doing again? The entire fu@#ing first half Zona had 11 guys within 10 yards of the LOS. Yet Travis had to run the play called. He is not allowed to change it. Zona knows that we are either running or throwing a quick ball. Why worry about the deep threat when we only show it four times a game (or intermediate threat which we never show)?

    DC built this cluster#%!@, if he is upset about it, he needs to look no further than the dildo in the mirror!

    I asked it at the first of the year and I will repeat it now. Was hiring DC the final straw that leads to KW's dismissal? I think it will be. Which is too bad. Mixing business with friends or family is almost always a very bad idea!

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    The left ear is a little quiet.

    by 480ute
    2014-11-23 09:23:26

    Other than that I can't complain much.

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