We wanted to try something a little different as this off-season is getting underway. We asked ten questions of some of our most loyal Ute fans about the state of the Utah football program as well as what they say in 2012 and hope to see in 2013.
Many of you who follow this blog will know our good friends of the blog Dog and Deuce already. But there are a few new faces. Kyle Ariotti and Matt Coleman are co-workers of mine. Dave Richards is a long time friend and his brother Rob and I have had many spirited debates about BYU and Utah sports. But most importantly, each is a dedicated and passionate Utah football fan.
We will post one question with each response every day for the next ten weekdays. Make sure to check in every day to get your University of Utah Utes update from our roundtable of Utah loyalists.
Matt Coleman – The offense needs to have consistent offensive line play. There needs to be consistency at quarterback which I believe will happen with Travis Wilson and our receivers needs to step up and make some plays to help out their quarterback because there were so many dropped balls this year by that unit. I like our talent at the tight end position so I don’t think much needs to change there.
Allen “Dog” Martindale – I think the offense can improve, but that will totally depend on Travis Wilson and how hard he is willing to work in the off-season. Now that John White is gone, Wilson will be forced to play a bigger role.
Kyle Ariotti – Like I said above, it all starts with Wilson and Johnson. How will they work in the off season to improve Wilson’s game both physically and mentally? We need Wilson to be great!
Rob Richards – Got to make plays. Whitt is a big ‘ball-security’ guy, but they’ve got to take some chances. I’m sure they’ll try to get that passing offense up to over 200 yards a game, but only with the agenda of opening up the run. Good defense helps the offense with better field position and takeaways.
James “Deuce” Dyer – The offense needs to improve by making the running game focus instead of an afterthought and moving the pocket for Travis Wilson so he can see the field and not have to worry and so many reads. Remember, he will only be a sophomore next season and still relatively inexperienced, this could help him with understanding when and when not to throw the ball but also gives him the option to run should he so desire. I think the offense can improve but the real question will be can the OL get and stay healthy plus
protect the quarterback.