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Utah GameDay Thread: Is Pursuing the Playoffs a Crock?

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On 11/20/2021 at 7:16 PM, JDuck said:

MC has hit his ceiling.  Don't tell me it's injuries, this is fully out coached by a great coach.  3x best Pac recruiting class means nothing if you don't coach them up.  Could finish 12-2 but bark rats gotta be smelling blood.  Get to the Rose and a B1G team will destroy us.  Pittman leaving not a good sign.  If AB is our best chance to win this year, future not so bright.  ABs 2 yard throws, and under thrown and over thrown 1st downs is pathetic, sorry.  Delay if game again?  Just not prepared.  MC will not bring us a natty

I think we have a shot at a natty... if MC gets advisors that tell him what to do in certain situations. Can Uncle Phil bring some more of those in?

And yes, we need to coach them up. How is TT not a better chance to win than AB? An elite coach would have subbed out AB after halftime

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I hope Thompson comes in for some experience. It appears that Brown has given up and the receivers have given up on him.

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We are getting out classes at EVERY LEVEL.  OSU gotta be smelling blood.  Hello New Mexico Spicy Canned Sardines Bowl 

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On 11/20/2021 at 8:13 PM, WaterPoloDuck said:

Why is MC running out the clock between plays? We need to get all of the plays off that we can... they just let the 3rd quarter run out.

Who runs out the clock down 28?

And yeah, the receivers are clearly frustrated. That's likely why we lost 2 WR commits and MP.

MC doesn’t know what to do when down. It’s 1-0 each play, even when you are down 28. Drives me crazy. 

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CFP is out.  Will we be in the top 15 tomorrow?  Can we beat these guys in 2 weeks?  Are we looking at the Fiesta Bowl?

 

Oh the anguish!

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I just turned off the TV -I can not bare the agony

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Shoo-in Pac-12 2021 Coach of the year Kyle Whittingham and his staff seem to do an excellent job of putting their players in positions to be successful. Even managing to neutralize a top-5 2022 NFL pick.

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On 11/20/2021 at 7:24 PM, DurangoJim said:

MC doesn’t know what to do when down. It’s 1-0 each play, even when you are down 28. Drives me crazy. 

Right? Ground and pound does not work down 28...

 

Also... that could have been a scoop for 6 the opposite direction.... ugh!

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For the most part the season has been more successful than I thought it would be.

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Still not sure why we threw so much in this game. AB isn’t awful but you can’t put the game in his throwing ability… especially when he’s having an off day. 
 

He’s good, just not all the time and unfortunately we don’t know when he’s going to be bad. 

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Oregon's luck was bound to run out. All the people claiming that Oregon has the best win of the 2021 season will hopefully shut up now. It doesn't matter what you do in week 2 if you cannot win in week 10, 11, 12, etc... 

 

MC needs to do something different if he's ever going to get Oregon to the promise land. He has to make tough choices for the better of the program. Whatever that is. 

 

What's the definition of insanity? ... MC clearly doesn't know. 

 

Good win, Utah.  Tough loss, Ducks. 

 

Move on. 

 

There is one more team to face next week... And if we win, then it will still be a good season for a true Duck fan. 

 

Go Ducks!

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Tough night but three of our starting wide receivers were out or quit the team.

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On 11/20/2021 at 7:35 PM, Krsmqn said:

Oregon's luck was bound to run out. All the people claiming that Oregon has the best win of the 2021 season will hopefully shut up now. It doesn't matter what you do in week 2 if you cannot win in week 10, 11, 12, etc... 

 

MC needs to do something different if he's ever going to get Oregon to the promise land. He has to make tough choices for the better of the program. Whatever that is. 

 

What's the definition of insanity? ... MC clearly doesn't know. 

 

Good win, Utah.  Tough loss, Ducks. 

 

Move on. 

 

There is one more team to face next week... And if we win, then it will still be a good season for a true Duck fan. 

 

Go Ducks!

Agreed... and then AB throws a near interception that was way off target... as if to drive the point home. 

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AB isnt all that great but our offensive blocking has been pretty bad. This O line could make just about any QB look awful.

Im thinking late season nagging injuries, sore muscles and tendons etc. Which can come from too much physicality during practices? I dunno but football is punishing.

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For a coach who prides himself on his big, bad OL, the fact that we barely ran the ball in the first half clearly shows MC's limitations as a coach. In no way could Moorhead be behind this complete 180 in play calling. He is not that stupid, nor would MC let him. MC is a heck of a recruiter though. All those 4-5 stars look great running around without the ball in their hands.

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On 11/20/2021 at 7:37 PM, Buzby said:

For a coach who prides himself on his big, bad OL, the fact that we barely ran the ball in the first half clearly shows MC's limitations as a coach. In no way could Moorhead be behind this complete 180 in play calling. He is not that stupid, nor would MC let him. MC is a heck of a recruiter though. All those 4-5 stars look great running around without the ball in their hands.

Do the rest of you guys think that MC took his trust back out of Moorhead's hands this game and that's what we're seeing in the playcalling? I know JM has expressed hesitancy in praising AB and it wouldn't surprise me if MC was limiting him.

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Guess we don’t have a hurry up offense.

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Did anyone catch the commentator mentioning that "I think the coach told Williams to stay away from Brown"?

If the coaches have to tell the WR's to stay away from the QB because he doesn't make the throws he needs to make... then why is he the starting QB?

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Oregon State might be favored next week. They did beat these guys and they have a better coach.

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On 11/20/2021 at 7:47 PM, WaterPoloDuck said:

Did anyone catch the commentator mentioning that "I think the coach told Williams to stay away from Brown"?

If the coaches have to tell the WR's to stay away from the QB because he doesn't make the throws he needs to make... then why is he the starting QB?

Replay showed Brown hit him in the hands.

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On 11/20/2021 at 7:50 PM, Haywarduck said:

Replay showed Brown hit him in the hands.

I saw that and DW definitely should have made that catch. I just thought it was strange that the commentator says the coaches were trying to sequester DW from AB. DW wouldn't be justified being upset on that particular throw but there were definitely some other connections that AB should've made with DW.

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Oh well. Still love our Ducks. This was a tough game but hopefully it'll be a humbling moment for MC that will help him to make some important changes and benefit the program in the long run.

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Wow! The wood shed sucks and the state of Utah took us out to it twice in the same week.

 

What can you say.....we were beaten in every aspect of the game, out-coached and just made to look the fool.

 

MC will need to pull a rabbit out of a hat to beat the Beavers next weekend.

 

What a fall it would be to go from being playoff bound in the second to last week to maybe what........a Holiday Bowl if the Beavers own us next week.

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On 11/20/2021 at 7:53 PM, WaterPoloDuck said:

Oh well. Still love our Ducks. This was a tough game but hopefully it'll be a humbling moment for MC that will help him to make some important changes and benefit the program in the long run.

hopefully is the key word 

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