0-2 for the first time in seven years, team is facing possible domination and Whittingham seems upbeat. Either he's munchin' on some fine peyote, or he's trying a new coaching tactic.
Yup, same poor play from week one. Utah needs to find a running game if they're going to have anything close to a successful season. They fail there and they will fail to even sniff .500 this year.
Grady played ok in the second half and decent the final two drives. But c'mon, Kyle, Air Force was in total prevent defense, which made it far easier for Grady to exploit the secondary. And while the Bruins defense definitely has some question marks, I think Grady's offensive ability is a far bigger unknown. But hey, maybe I'll be proven wrong and he'll eat up their defense like termites on wood.
The degree of difficulty increases for us when UCLA comes to town this week. We are facing adversity right now, and the only way out is to pick up our swords and battle out of it. That's where this team is at right now.
It's never really good when your kicker appears to be your best player. If only it were 1920 and games could actually be won 3-0...oh wait, flashback to the 2003 Holy War for that. But the point is still the same, you can't win by just kicking field goals. So c'mon offense, get in it gear and move the damn ball!
On Utah's running game [oxymoron alert]
The running game is an unmitigated mess. If you needed a football definition for disaster, Utah's run game would suffice.
Finally, Whittingham realizes the offensive line is woefully underperforming. The first step to solving your problem is admitting you have a problem, so good for you, Kyle! The next step would be to call Charlie Dickey (o-line coach) and Andy Ludwig into your office and demand they fix things, or catch the next train out of town.
On BJ and not that kinda bj!
That means only one more game without BJ. Thank the Celtic Gods and Goddesses!
Ok, so he didn't say that, this is what he really said.
A great running game + Utah's inability to stop the run = hell on earth. Ben Olson won't need to pass, all he'll have to do is just hand it off for the entire freaking game.
So there is the press conference. Nothing earth shattering was said, but then again I didn't expect that. Hopefully it's a more positive press conference next week...at least we can pray it is. I mean, pretty, pretty please? And I even added an extra pretty for good measure!