Well folks, welcome to the college football off-season, a magical place where relatively mundane news all-of-a-sudden turns into the Earth-shattering and overanalyzed variety that we’ve all come to know and love.
That happened on Monday morning, when the University of Utah announced Dennis Erickson- who has had about a million jobs in college football, most recently as the head coach at Arizona State- has been hired as their new co-offensive coordinator.
In the grand scheme of the 2013 college football season, this hire probably doesn’t mean all that much, since after all, Utah has gone just 13-12 in two seasons in the Pac-12. But in February, and in the slow weeks following Signing Day but before spring ball kicks off... let the over-analyzation begin!
Looking at this in the big picture, the move is an interesting one in that the Utes made a very similar hire last February when they tabbed former quarterback Brian Johnson as their offensive coordinator. Johnson had ...