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Utah football: Ex-USU coach makes return

Published September 26, 2009 11:18 pm

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The University of Utah celebrated homecoming Saturday night.

Brent Guy came home, too.

Fired last winter after four seasons as the head coach at Utah State, Guy is now the defensive coordinator at Louisville.

In his new job, Guy was one the sideline during the Utes' 30-14 victory over the Cardinals.

"We started off fast but did not play well in the second quarter," Guy said. "We did not tackle well. We came out in the third quarter and got back in the ballgame. But ...

In this game, the play that bothered Guy most was the Utes' clinching touchdown.

Facing third-and-16 from the Louisville 34, Terrance Cain hit Jereme Brooks with a bubble screen that resulted in a touchdown.

"I've been real disappointed in our situational play the last two weeks," Guy said. "... In that situation, you have to get the guy on the ground and keep it a two-score game. All you have to do is get him on the ground. We didn't do it and that made it really hard on us."

Guy's work schedule has made it difficult for him to keep track of Utah State, although former Aggies quarterback Matt Wells is on the Louisville staff and keeps him informed.

"He updates me on some kids," Guy said. "He told me Diondre [Borel] has been running around making a lot of people miss. So I was glad to hear that. But you just don't have the time."

Still, Guy's former players remain close to his heart.

"They've got some talented kids there and I wish them the best," he said. "I love those kids."

With a daughter now attending Arizona State and a son who is "doing well" in junior high, Guy said the move from Logan to Louisville has been "easy."

With a 1-2 record heading into a Friday night game against Big East favorite Pittsburgh, however, he added, "... We just need to win some football games, like always."

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Who's that Guy?

How the Louisville defense has fared in three games this season under new coordinator Brent Guy, the former head coach at Utah State:

FDRushPassTotalPts
vs. Indiana State7198210110
at Kentucky1816817834631
at Utah1921420241630