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Kyle Whittingham...5-year-old

Posted on: January 2, 2009 10:07 pm

In the Sugar Bowl, as the Alabama kicker was lining up for an attempt, cameras caught Utah coach Kyle Whittingham saying, and perhaps yelling, in the direction of the Crimson Tide kicker, "Miss it! Miss it! Miss it!"

Kyle: You're a top college coach, not some twerp in his backyard shooting free throws for a beer. Act like a grownup, dude.

That was embarrassing. Whittingham should be mortified.

Where did he pick up that move? The Barry Switzer School of Coaching?

It reminded me of a scene from "Caddyshack" when the caddies were having a tournament and one of them had to make a long putt to win. The other caddies started yelling at him, "Miss it!" Then as he putted, someone screamed.

That was Willingham. I'm surprised he didn't yell: "Batter, batter swing!"

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Sugar Bowl

Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: January 4, 2009 3:51 pm

Kyle Whittingham...5-year-old

You're right, I was hesitant to cheer too early until I saw there were no flags.  Regardless though, Utah just came ready to play and Bama payed the price for it.  Once again, congrats Utah

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2009 12:16 pm

Kyle Whittingham...5-year-old

You forgot about the obvious clip on the Bama punt return which would have taken away the touchdown.  Every game has missed penalties.  True story about bad calls going either way.


Since: Jul 19, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2009 10:19 pm

Kyle Whittingham...5-year-old

What an imbecile!!! Please Utah just beat Bama.... and Whittingham just outcoached the Coach of the year and you actually write this garbage? Yeah I'm sure the kicker was rattled by Kyle's husky voice that can be heard over thousands of people. Does he not think what the defenses yell at kickers as they kick is LOUDER? As a lifelong Ute fan and season ticket holder I just wanted the chance to see how we measure up.... and last night I got my answer. We beat Bama in basically their backyard. Am I saying that we can beat OU or FLorida? No but we definitely deserve a chance to settle it on the field. As far as the idiots who think that we didn't play a tough schedule.... Wow you are on some serious pills of denial. Michigan (Ann Arbor is always a tough place to play), Oregon State, TCU, BYU are tough teams... by the way TCU might just have the toughest defense in the country. So Freeman there are a million things to write about instead of your 5 year old comment. How about Saban's slam that Bama was the only undefeated regular season team in a tru BCS eligible conference? Yum Yum.... a lot of people are eating a lot of crow right now and nobody can take this win from us in Utah



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2009 9:53 pm

Kyle Whittingham...5-year-old

And the reversed chop block on Utah and the missed PI on against Utah  in the endzone?  Bad calls go both ways no matter what.  That is something that is going to happen.  That being said, Alabama definitely underestimated Utah and payed the cost for it.  I was talking with a Utah fan after the game and he told me that Johnson had a career day and Johnson had never, ever played like he did last night.  That being said, Utah still played a fantastic game, I will not make any excuses about Andre missing or whatever, because he would definitely had no effect on the outcome of the game.  Congrats Utah.

Since: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2009 6:42 pm

You have got to be kiding?

This has got to be the dumbest post I have read about the game last night.  I sure hope you aren't getting paid by CBS Sports to make this "razor sharp" anlaysis.  If so, CBS is getting ripped off. If you look at the footage again you will notice that he said this under his breath after the ball was in the air (where is he looking?) and not as as a screaming lunatic just as the kicker was about to kick the ball as you are trying to portray.

Whittingham and his coaching staff simply out coached Nick Saban and his team. They prepared their team better, called better plays, and were better at modivating their players. Next to CBC getting ripped off for paying you, Alabama should be really pissed off that their was schooled buy a guy who getts paid  nearly a quarter as much.

If you want to pick on couches that say stupid things, why not go after the bonehead comment Saban made about being the only undeafeated team from a real BCS conference? Now that is worthy of a blog post!

Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2009 4:40 pm

Kyle Whittingham...5-year-old

We all thought that CBS fondled the SEC's twig and berries, but I think you just solidified our speculation.

Are you really a writer?  Like I said to Dodd (whom I assume took the same writing classes as you did) if CBS needs a qualified, experiences, and intelligent writer, they need only ask.

You are an embarrassment to yourself and writers around the globe.

I wish CBS could see what I am muttering right now, but I'll put into words for the readers:

Fire Freeman & Dodd. Fire Freeman & Dodd. Fire Freeman & Dodd.

You are a colossal !@*^sucker!

Go Utes!

Since: Jan 3, 2009
Posted on: January 3, 2009 10:21 am

Kyle Whittingham...5-year-old

Wow! Based on the responses to this blog, there are a lot of side issues going on here.  I have no allegiance to either team, I think Nick Saban was wrong for lying to Miami fans and then leaving, and I am glad Utah is undefeated since it once again brings to light the need for a playoff.  But, everything else aside, when I saw the coach saying "Miss it, miss it...", it turned me off as well.  I thought it was poor sportsmanship at best and not befitting of a college coach who should be interested in the development of young men, no matter which team they play for.  To me, this was evidence of the "win at all cost" attitude that has infected amateur sports at all levels.  Obviously, the coach would like the field goal to be missed, but I believe he should be rooting for his team to do well (i.e., to block the punt) rather than wishing an opposing player to do poorly. 

Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2009 7:56 am

Kyle Whittingham...5-year-old

LMAO..any coach in America college or pro, want's the opposing team to miss any scoring opportunity...damn give the Utes the respect they deserve...If Saban was saying miss it,miss it...are you baggin' on him..don't think so...Who's No. 1...Utes,Utes,Utes!!!!

Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2009 4:49 am

Kyle Whittingham...5-year-old

HAHAHA!!  Dude, Freeman... seriously... work on your creativity or give me back the minute i spent reading this, please!!!  As if Saban was very mature when he said they were the only undefeated team from a real BCS conference!!   Oh, and don't you guys peer-review your articles at CBS?? You really should!! This garbage should have never made it to the site!  Tell you what... you're not smarter than a 5-grader! LOL!!

Since: Jun 30, 2007
Posted on: January 3, 2009 2:24 am

Kyle Whittingham...5-year-old

What a pointless entry.  There's nothing wrong with Whittingham rooting for the kicker of the opposing team to miss the FG, especially when Whittingham's team is going for the only undefeated season in football this season.  Of all the things to analyze about this game, Freeman picks this one.  Lame.

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