I started watching that game expecting the Utes to lose. What I didn't expect to see was an awful Utah team- a total embarrassment. Bad coaching, no depth, just a big pile of crap all the way around. Even their primary players (Johnson, Casteel, Wilson) looked bad. Receivers were dropping passes, there was no running game, and the defense could not bring anyone down.
It was awesome!
Some of my favorite parts of the game:
* Brent Casteel catching a touchdown pass, then celebrating like a silly little girl to cause a Utah penalty
* How the Utah O-line gave up like 48 sacks
* How Utah coaches run the option with their most valuable player, an injury-prone Brian Johnson. I'm not happy BJ got hurt, but I'm happy that my suspicions were verified: Kyle Whittingham and his staff are bad coaches.
* This stat: Yards rushing- Utah: 18, OSU: 241
* How awful Tommy Grady is. I saw it last year, and I'm happy I get to see it again this year.
As much as I hate the Utes, however, I hate their fans even more. In fact, my hatred for the actual players pales in comparison to my hatred of the fans. Anyway, the nerd I am, I opened up the Ute fan message board and I was delighted to see a massive meltdown. Here are some samples taken from Utefans.net:
"The mere fact that freak has a roster spot is unbelievable to me. He is gosh awful. He was soooo bad last year I can't understand how the coaches didn't go out and recruit at get at least an average juco QB as an insurance policy on BJ. If BJ doesn't get healthy soon, this is going to be a loooooong season with Grady at the helm.Can I ask the proverbial question of "When does hoops season start?" yet?"
"My Prediction is that Whit won't get past the season or maybe even sooner... I am sick to my stomach right now and I am really thinking about wasting my season tickets and boycotting the season. Grady Sucks!!!!! Grady was Ludwigs call and Ludwig was Whittingham's. Ludwig should have been gone after last years regular season. The fact that he is still there rests on the head coach! If we win 5 games this year we will be lucky. Stowers sucks. What the hades??? Cant the coaching staff get a semi decent back-up half back and QB? We are the UofU for hades sakes!!! We broke down the BCS!!! I say screw it!!! put RJ Stanford back at half back and let Manis get the reps for the rest of the year!!! I like Kyle, but he has bred apathy on the hill. Please Help Us!!!"
Football season started with a bang yesterday. I experienced a small bit of the joy I remember so well. Now one task remains to complete the perfect beginning to a great season: BYU blowing out Arizona. Go Cougs!