Aiono will play against AZ, and snap left handed. Right arm in cast.


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    • #6540

      89ute
      Ute Fan
      @89ute
    • #6541

      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      I’m not sure that’s a good thing.

    • #6542

      Jumpmasterute
      Ute Fan
      @jumpmasterute

      Ok, now I’m even more worried about turn overs.

    • #6545

      89ute
      Ute Fan
      @89ute

      Come on guys, where’s your trust in the coaches. Aiono has probably been snapping left handed sun up to sun down for two solid weeks to prepare. And, I’m sure they made him snap with the likes of Lowel, Seni and Stevie pounding on him.

      My take is that he passed the test.

    • #6546

      leftyjace
      Ute Fan
      @leftyjace

      I’m sure they put him through his paces the entire week. This game is too important. They wouldn’t risk the potential for turnovers just simply so they can have him in there blocking, especially when he does have a very capable backup. If he does do this in the game, they will be watching him extremely closely and at the first sign of any iffyness they will take him out.

      I trust in Kyle.

    • #6553

      GadValleyUte
      Ute Fan
      @maximumkungfu

      Must be planning on really pounding with the ground game. I felt Lutui was doing fine, but If they want more O-Linemen available to rotate to keep guys fresh and keep maximum push going then it makes sens to bring in Aiono and let Lutui sub in and beat the hell out of AZ’s D-line.

      From what I see and hear of Aiono on videos and the coach’s show I think he wants to play badly and will do anything to get back in. Glad he’s on our team.

    • #6554

      Anonymous
      Inactive

      What’s wrong with the original snap hand?

      • #6556

        GadValleyUte
        Ute Fan
        @maximumkungfu

        I don’t think we know the exact injury because coach doesn’t talk injuries unless season ending. Whatever it is (likely fracture) he’s wearing a cast on the right hand.

    • #6559

      MTM
      Ute Fan
      @mtm

      He says ‘it is a lot easier than it sounds”.

      Worst-case, he has played a lot of Guard and Hiva Lutui is a capable Center.

    • #6561

      Anonymous
      Inactive

      As long as Travis doesn’t take his eyes off the snap before he catches it (see fumble in UW game), he should be able to get it close enough to execute the plays.

    • #6563

      Anonymous
      Inactive

      That sounds like a terrible idea. Lutui did just fine at center. Aiono could add depth to guard or tackle.

    • #6564

      UtahSig
      Ute Fan
      @utahsig

      The thing I am more concerned about than snapping is pass blocking with a cast on his hand. Pass blocking is all holding onto the inside of the pads on the defender. With a big club on his right hand, I’m not sure how he does that.

      Which leads me to believe that GadValleyUte is correct in saying we might be going for a ground and pound game plan. I am fine with that, keep AZ’s offense off the field and hits them where they have shown weakness.

      Honestly, we could run the wishbone for all I care, I just want the W.

      9-1 baby!

      • #6589

        Anonymous
        Inactive

        When have we not won with the ground and pound game plan? Our only loss was due to 3 INTs which lead to 21 points. Take those away and Utah wins 24-21. I’m at the point that they should just stop kidding ourselves with the passing game and go all in with the option run game. Then they could just admit that passing is an after thought and thus everyone’s expectations are in alignment.

        • #6598

          Anonymous
          Inactive

          The difference between this year and last year is we actually have had some success passing the ball. We’ve been more successful this year by throwing the ball more. 1 loss is better than the 3 losses we had at this point last year.

    • #6567

      Tony
      Admin/Founder
      @admin

      I fear that practicing hikes left handed in practice won’t quite be the same as with a full-on defensive line and backers blitzing. I hope it doesn’t result in squirly snaps.

      • #6587

        oc_ute
        Ute Fan
        @ocute

        snapping in the shotgun is way different than when qb is under center….. i say one grounder and sub him out….

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