One of the constants for the Utah Utes program has been Kyle Whittingham who took over in 2005. Under his watch, the Utes are 104-50 including a stellar 10-1 in the postseason. The one inconsistency has been offense as the Utes ranked 11th of 12 in total offense in the PAC-12 five out of the last six years. Whittingham has tried out a lot of different offensive coordinators and schemes. He gave Norm Chow a shot as well as former quarterback Brian Johnson. Hell, even Dennis Erickson got a turn. This year, Whittingham is going with former high school and Eastern Washington coach Troy Taylor. In one season as EWU's passing game coordinator, the Eagles put up some
including 5,766 yards of total offense which was an FCS record. Since joining the PAC-12, Utah is 33-41-1 O/U. Perhaps this is the season the Utes produce better than average offensive numbers.
“I’m just big on trying a lot of different things," Taylor said. "If it works, great. If it doesn’t, there’s no harm and we’ll move on.”
“In some offenses, the quarterback would be responsible for seeing what the coverage is,” he added. “The problem is defenders move after the ball snaps, so they will give you a look like a cover-two with two safeties, and then it might rotate to one-high … and it can change drastically after the play.
“What I’ve found is it is best to have the quarterback look at certain areas, so he is going to check this route. If it’s open, he is going to throw it. If not, he is going to be looking over with his eyes, and it’s going to move defenders to that area.”[:END-QUOTE: