Oct 26, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Utah Utes running back Lucky Radley (44) is drive out of bounds after a big second quarter gain by USC Trojans safety Demetrius Wright (24) during second quarter action at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Utah Football: Sometimes There Is No One To Blame


Oct 26, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Utah Utes quarterback Adam Schulz (12) throws a fourth quarter pass as offensive linesman Jeremiah Tofaeono (76) and Lucky Radley (44) provide protection against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Trojans won 19-3. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

I’ve seen a lot of calling for the coaches heads or bizarre demands for accountability or the best, when people say something they have no control over is unacceptable.

But here is a harsh truth in life, one that happens far more than anyone wants to admit.  Sometimes there is no one to blame.

I mean I suppose we could still be mad about mistakes made with the QB situation a few years ago, but the future is so bright in that area, I don’t think that’s valid anymore.  Honestly, if we even had Scott or Murphy or Tonga, I think the offense could be solid enough for Schulz to run it.  But with so many weapons down, we need a QB who can make plays, and Schulz can’t.  Wilson can but not when he’s hurt.

I guess we could be mad about not having more playmakers on offense, but the Utes had four going into the season that we were counting on and three are gone not counting Travis Wilson.  I don’t think many teams could survive that and surely not a team that is still working towards Pac-12 depth.

We can yell at Jeremiah Poutasi but his job would probably be easier if our offense was not so severely limited by everything I’ve brought up above.

We can pull Connor Manning’s redshirt, but ASU and Oregon loom on the horizon and maybe those aren’t the wolves we should throw an 18 year old too.

In essence all of these things are interconnected and none of them are anyone’s fault.  And at the end of the day, the Utes just might up eating this season.  A hard thing to admit.

In 2007 in the span of a few plays at Oregon St. Utah lost their starting RB and QB to injury.  The RB never returned and the QB lost much of his effectiveness.  Utah fans moaned like their wives were cheating on them.  But then 2008 happened.

There is a lot of good going on with this Utah team.  And a great deal of the bad can’t really be put on anyone.  Just maybe if we can understand that and keep the faith, it will be rewarded.

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