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Erickson talks Utah offense, BYU defense
Now, onto Saturday's game, let's talk Utah offense and BYU defense.
First, Utah co-offensive coordinator Dennis Erickson on his quarterback, Travis Wilson. Erickson has been enthusiastic about Wilson's development from the start and Wilson's performance against Oregon State hasn't changed his opinion.
"The biggest thing is he is such a competitor and a will to win in that football game and continued to make plays with his legs, arm, whatever so I have always had great respect for him," Erickson said. "He is really taken over the leadership of this football team so I am excited about his and our future with him at quarterback."<
Like Utah coach Kyle Whittingham, Erickson acknowledged Wilson had too many turnovers but noted they weren't all his fault.
Anyone who watched that Oregon State game had to notice Wilson was more assertive. The thing to look for this week is whether he was that way because he wanted to win the game to honor a friend, or if it was the result of his growing confidence.
Personally, I believe it was a little of both. It sure seems Wilson has gone a long ways in answering any doubts as to his leadership abilities.
And for some video viewing, here is a clip of Erickson discussing BYU's defense.
- Lya Wodraska