The University of Utah football team lost a close one Saturday to the undefeated Washington Huskies, 31-24. Hans Olsen broke down the film in 12 videos, going into some serious detail on what went right and what went wrong.
The controversy on the punt return that resulted in a TD for Washington was that there appeared to be a few missed blocks in the back, which Hans looked at on film. He said that there were certainly some misses on that play.
“You just have to buck up and get ready for the next play and find a way to win the game, but by rule, they did miss two calls on blocks in the back on that punt return, if not three,” Hans said.
What Hans wants to see adjusted by the team and coaching staff are the false starts and other penalties that went against Utah.
“Go back to the drawing board and get this fixed,” Hans said of the false starts that plagued the team.
“Penalties were a problem. I think they had 10, and it’s becoming an issue. Hopefully they can get that cleaned up in the bye week.”
Despite some of the things that cost Utah the ball game, Hans saw a lot that encouraged him, breaking down Utah’s first touchdown, their fast field goal and what they were able to do so successfully through Troy Williams.
“That is so beautifully thrown and executed off the play action,” Hans said in one video. “This is why Utah will win the South. They will win the next three games. They’ll beat Colorado to win the season.”
So for any Ute fans bemoaning a tough loss this Halloween, Hans had some parting words of encouragement:
“This Utah team is going to be just fine.”
Be sure to watch all 12 videos to get the full breakdown from Hans.
No calls on the punt return:
False starts are so costly:
Giving up a huge sack:
This last play is disappointing:
How was Washington running the ball?
What does a block in the back look like?
Stupid chop block:
Utah’s big TD:
Pita T is an effort guy:
Fast field goal was sick:
Utah’s play action can be deadly:
Why Washington was able to run: