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      • #157317

        Ute Fan

        Maybe many too old to forget, maybe many too young to remember. 

        I have a feeling he’s going to show a masterclass, Saturday. Guns a loose! BTW, young folk, loose doesn’t mean lose.

        Edit: Ludwig has Oregon Intel I’m sure.

      • #157319


        Ludwig has been doing a great job this season so far. There are times when we get predictable but for the most part it has been good. 

        • #157321

          Ute Fan

          Agreed. The only real thing I would change is the fact that we run it up the middle every single second and ten I feel like.

          • #157353

            Ute Fan

            Analytics show that if you can run the ball on 2nd and ten and gain 4-5 yards, the ability to convert on 3rd and 5-6 is better than if you throw an incompletion on 2nd and 10 and are left with a 3rd and 10.

      • #157320

        Ute Fan

        Ludwig has been great. Utah has the highest scoring offense in the conference right now.

      • #157322

        Ute Fan

        I’m sure his 2003 loss to Urban and Alex intel is relevant 🤣

        • #157327

          Ute Fan

          As far as you know.

      • #157326

        Ute Fan

        The only play this year that I absolutely hated was that god awful double reverse travesty.

        • #157328
          3 1

          Ute Fan

          That’s why you’re a fan.

      • #157331

        Ute Fan

        Ludwig has improved in the one key area that drove me nuts…. setting up the offense (running plays that set up future plays).


        The main thing I would change now is that we almost always run on 2 and long.  Maybe he is setting something up (see first point) or maybe he’s stubborn.  Don’t know.

        Overall happy with what he’s doing.

        • #157332

          Central Coast Ute
          Ute Fan

          The Utes have been getting good yardage on running plays. I don’t blame him for the 2nd and long runs.

      • #157338

        Ute Fan

        Non football reply. Its a spelling epidemic that so many people spell lose as loose. Loose is the opposite of tight. You lose a game. 

        • #157350

          Ute Fan

          Never had a issue with Ludwig, especially comparing how many OC we’ve been through. with that being said I think whit was more of the issues than the majority of the OCs; he never appeared to have confidence in the Offense. Ludwig coming in I think eased a lot of that pressure….Team still has to execute the play. Rising has been the “IT”factor with the offense. It maybe to soon; cause I believed Brewer was the right decision at the time , but I am definitely drinking the cool aid on Rising. He’s alot of fun to watch; and if he’s still around the next couple of years , I think this team gets championship.. bitter sweet, cause I think whit retires if that happens as well .. But this offense is awesome to watch , just imagine what it would be with JJ

        • #157358

          Ute Fan

          Its a spelling epidemic that so many people spell lose as loose.

          I hate to be that guy, but…

          It’s also a spelling epidemic that so many people spell “it’s” as “its”, like you did. Its is a possessive, meaning the act of belonging to it. It’s is a contraction of “it is”.

          Here’s an easy way to not make the its/it’s mistake: Read the sentence aloud, and say “it is” everywhere where you’ve written “its” or “it’s”. If “it is” makes sense in the context of the sentence, you use “it’s”. If “it is” doesn’t make sense in the context of the sentence, then you use “its”.

          • #157378

            Ute Fan

            You’re absolutely right, but let’s not pretend people missing an apostrophe is nearly as bad as the loose vs lose thing. 

      • #157367

        Ute Fan

        If people are going to make the case for or against Ludwig, I think the only fair way is to look at the data. And unless I’m mistaken, our best offensive year in the PAC 12 era was 2019 with a senior-laden team. So I would use 2019 as the benchmark for any comparison.

        Offensively, we averaged the following in 2019:

        32.3 points/game

        429 yards of Total Offense/game

        201.4 yards of rushing/game

        4.8 yards/rush

        227.6 yards of passing/game

        9.9 yards/pass

        21.5 1st downs/game

        46% 3rd down conversion %

        44% 4th down conversion %

        85% Red Zone Scoring %

        68% Red Zone Touchdown %

        34:20 Time of Possession/game



        In 2021, our offense is averaging the following:

        35.7 points/game

        438 yards of Total Offense/game

        214.5 yards of rushing/game

        5.9 yards/rush

        223.6 yards of passing/game

        7.2 yards/pass

        24.8 1st downs/game

        46% 3rd down conversion %

        40% 4th down conversion %

        82% Red Zone Scoring %

        69% Red Zone Touchdown %

        29:33 Time of Possession/game



        Highlighted in bold are statistics that have improved or are better than in 2019. Based on the above stats and the fact that we have a new QB who has only started 7 games and 1 quarter (USC) vs a 3 year starter in Huntley, I believe Ludwig has done an AMAZING job as OC this year. This is the first year I can remember where a Whitt coached team has relied on our offense to lead/carry the team over the defense. Ludwig’s offense has been the perfect complement to Whitt’s defensive philosophy and approach. Ludwig’s ability to scheme/cater the offense to maximize on the talent we have should not be overlooked. For example, our 3 tight end sets have given us a big competitive advantage by creating mismatches that teams struggle to defend against.

        The simple fact we suffered through the 10 year revolving door of OC’s is proof of the level of confidence and stability that Ludwig has brought to Whitt and the program. I don’t even see a fair criticism to be directed to Ludwig this year. Our offense is either as good or better in every statistical category in comparison to 2019.

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