Q Bobby from Centerville inquires, "Are you surprised by the Jazz's fast start?"
A Yep. I'm not surprised that Utah looks so good, just that they're doing it this early.
I thought the Jazz wouldn't hit their stride until 15-20 games into the season. With as many changes as the Jazz had in the off-season, and injuries at point guard, I thought it would take them awhile to gel.
Not so. The main reason? Well, there are several. Keith McCloud has been outstanding at point guard thus far, much better than anyone thought he could be.
Andrei Kirilenko is playing with passion, and has solidified himself as one of the best, if not THE best, defender in the league.
And Boozer is everything that was advertised. A great low-post presence, and tenacious rebounder.
The Jazz are currently playing like one of the best teams in the NBA, exceeding the expectations of many.
Can the Jazz keep up this pace the entire season? I doubt it. But they may be better than anyone thought.
Q Paul from Bountiful asks, "Do you think Alex Smith has any shot at winning the Heisman Trophy?"
A None whatsoever, and it's really a shame. Statistically, he's amazing, and the guy just wins. Several media outlets, including cbssportsline.com, are finally giving him his due, but I doubt he even finishes in the top five.
If he has the same kind of year next season, however, he'll certainly be one of the front-runners. But even then, I doubt the Heisman trophy will ever be given to a player from a non-BCS team again.
Nobody said college football was fair. Come to think of it, is there anything more unfair than college football? Don't think so.
Q Steven from Bountiful asks, "Do you think Utah State should have fired coach Mick Dennehy?"
A It's really hard to argue against. His best season was his first, when the Aggies went 5-6. It's been all downhill from there.
But can any coach in the country win in Logan? They're always third in line when it comes to recruiting in Utah. Their facilities, including Romney Stadium, are less-than-stellar. And they've gone from independent, to the Sun Belt, and now to the WAC. And oh yeah, they play seven or eight road games every year.
There's been no stability at Utah State, no direction. Is it all Dennehy's fault? No way. Is he partly to blame? He has to be.
The incoming coach should have a much better situation. The Aggies have now settled on the WAC, will have five or six home games every year, and recruiting should improve.
Dennehy was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.