It's time to give Coach Whit a break. He's turned around was seemed to be a season headed for complete disaster. He never panicked and has trusted himself and his staff to make things right. This Utah team is completely different than it was 4 weeks ago. I have always liked Whit but after the Vegas game I had my doubts and I could no longer defend him. That loss is still inexcusable but I've moved on and I think the team has too.
The TCU win was a huge one. I realize TCU is struggling but it was a game both teams needed desperately to win to have any success this season. One of the most impressive things about the win was the way the Utes came back after things didn't go right. After the block punt and TCU's quick touchdown I thought things were going bad really quick. I expected the team to fold when TCU took a 14-10 lead. It was great to see Utah immediately answer with Johnson's TD pass to Wilson. Utah immediately seized back control of the game and never turned back. Furthermore, at the end of the game there were some horrible penalties; especially the pass interference call that negated the interception that didn't seem to affect the team.
I think the coaching staff and the team showed poise in the game that they lacked earlier in the year. I credit this attitude adjustment to Whittingham. Next week will determine whether or not this team has really changed or if we're just being fooled again. It will be interesting to see if Utah has a let down at CSU or if they go in there and crush CSU like it should. The CSU game will determine whether Whittingham has truly changed the mentality of this team.