Charlie


  • Down but not crap. I think the three will not go away as fast as you expect. We need the tournament wins to begin to turn around our perception.

  • Washington will decline, I think they and WSU will be at a similar level with Utah. For now the lines seem thin.

    ASU will be the strongest competition for Utah. They do skip Stanford and Washington, Utah skips Stanford and Oregon.

  • charlie started the topic Barefield in the Basketball (Men) forum. 1 week, 1 day ago

    Awsome to be ahead without Barefield playing.  Hopefully his return will be noticed.

  • Charlie replied to the topic Oregon tonight in the forum Basketball (Men) 1 week, 1 day ago

    WSU gave Oregon, or anyone in the tournament, the easiest game to be had. Likely, Oregon needs to pace themselves so as to have hope on Friday if they win tonight. If Utah attacks the extended Oregon defense instead of playing defensive, I think it will work out better. Both teams are playing better than when they first met. I don’t expect…[Read more]

  • Strange year to be sure. I have watched a lot of Pac, WCC and MWC games. If they were all lumped into a super conference, I think the top 10 would be heavily Pac teams. I would fear several Pac teams in a tournament more than the top WCC or MWC teams. I would feel more confident with a rematch with Nevada than with Washington or ASU. As a…[Read more]

  • Goodness, we start the year with the goal to win every game. If a young team isn’t winning games in the preseason, it is only smart to adjust goals. There are lots of deficiencies teams may have but lofty enough goals is not often a problem. Execution is more the issue. But realize, like a famous general once stated, the other guys have plans…[Read more]

  • Charlie replied to the topic Donovan Thompson in the forum Football 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    Guessing it is playing time. Thompson could easily be behind Bowen, Bernard and Lund – maybe he is looking for more time on the field. It sounds like he is in good standing with Utah and they very much want him to push the others and be there if someone gets hurt. Utah also goes to 3 LBs sometimes, that makes the #3 important but they don’t see…[Read more]

  • Actually, lagging defense is what I would expect starting 3 freshmen and trying to work in a lower level Sr transfer and a JC transfer. It took Parker most of his career to be able to play defense, has taken Johnson some time as well. Next year throws in several new guys that hopefully will get minutes. But I hear you, at some point we need to…[Read more]

  • I don’t think they are immune. I went to grad school in the Pac 10 and was familiar with their FB and BB. When we joined, I wanted to compete for championships right up front. However, I am also realistic enough to realize it is a long road for schools moving up in the ranks. FSU was an exception everyone else would like to repeat, but most w…[Read more]

  • Utah has clearly gotten better. PVD and Johnson are clearly better than last year and first of the year. Allen and Gach have progressed better than could be expected. Batten has also gotten better. The only disappointment has been Jones, I expected him to get going midseason like other JC guys. Acid test: could TDS beat us now?
    Hard to tell…[Read more]

  • Tony, simply trying to return to the main screen. No idea how that happened, not at all intended…

  • I expect others will for sure throw it at us.  However, almost no one does it as well as Washington. I don’t expect to see a zone this good until we play them again. Hopefully, by the tournament we get better at attacking it.

  • Charlie replied to the topic Offensive Coordinator in the forum Football 2 months, 1 week ago

    Did not realize he was in Wisconsin with Gary Andersen.

    Andy did get better each place consistently.

  • I want coaches at every level to be doing so well that we are at risk of loosing them to better gigs. Next, I want to be able to replace them when they leave with a similar coach. This will never hurt us.
    Coaches that we need to fire or coaches encouraged to leave hurt us.
    Clearly, there are coaches in the middle. Don’t fear the first category.

  • Charlie replied to the topic Sounds like GA to USU in the forum Football 3 months, 1 week ago

    DC to mid major HC, to P5 HC is a path any successful person in football would hope to take and a few get to take. Midwest school to return to the west coast is completely understandable for someone from the west and expected by those familiar with the shortcomings of the Wisky AD. What went wrong at Oregon State is unknown to me, could be his…[Read more]

  • Charlie replied to the topic Sounds like GA to USU in the forum Football 3 months, 1 week ago

    Goodness, Gary has been in and out at Utah but has made everything he has touched at Utah much, much better. Hope you did not miss notice of the great improvement in the DL. Who knows what his future may be at Utah or at USU but currently he has a golden touch for us now. We were about to see how he can help with recruiting, in the past he has…[Read more]

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    We know that Washington’s tackle is out for the season but do we know anything about the center?  Another OL guy with issues would be hard to overcome.  The QB was sporting a knee brace and at one time was limping.  I think part of their problem last week was his slowed mobility.  However, the backup QB looked very sharp.  Pressure on their QBs…[Read more]

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    We know that Washington’s tackle is out for the season but do we know anything about the center?  Another OL guy with issues would be hard to overcome.  The QB was sporting a knee brace and at one time was limping.  I think part of their problem last week was his slowed mobility.  However, the backup QB looked very sharp.  Pressure on their QBs…[Read more]

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    We know that Washington’s tackle is out for the season but do we know anything about the center?  Another OL guy with issues would be hard to overcome.  The QB was sporting a knee brace and at one time was limping.  I think part of their problem last week was his slowed mobility.  However, the backup QB looked very sharp.  Pressure on their QBs…[Read more]

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