Not sure what Wynn is basing his rediscovered confidence on. He talked like this
after the TCU game, only to get destroyed by Notre Dame a week later. Jordan
talks a good game, but his on field performance says otherwise.Utah
is in big trouble heading into the PAC 12 if the Utes have to rely on Wynn.
He still is a really good qb but he does need to learn more this off season.
People are way to quick to write Wynn off, he still is developing. He still for
the most part can win games, he helped in all ten wins this year. He is smart
kid and bandwagon fans will of course try to blame him which to you its a team
sport not one person can take the blame. Keep your head up, prove all these
doubters wrong with a big bowl win.
I think Wynn can get it done. Given that he is a true sophmore, with a good
coaching staff, I have confidence that he will really start hitting his stride
next year, and be a stud for the remainder of his career.
Wynn will be just fine. Two things happened to Wynn in the second half of the
BYU game: Cain threw two interceptions in two series, which took all of the
pressure off of Wynn to perform. His play improved. The second is a biproduct
of the first: Wynn stayed in the pocket, got drilled, and completed a pass for
a first down on 3rd down. The best part, he got up and completed another pass
on the next play. This are confidence boosting events for a quarterback.Wynn is a competitor. All competitors cannot wait to get back on the
field to overcome poor performances. He is fragile, but it falls on the coaches
to limit the situations that put his psyche in a bad spot. He will get back on
the field and perform well enough to win games.
I think most of the blame for the end of season stumble the Utes had rests
squarely on the coaching staff. When your QB is struggling or your entire
offense for that matter, the coaches need to put them in situations that feed
off each other, to regain momentum and confidence. The Notre Dame game they went
for it twice on 4th down and twice came up empty. If you convert the down it's
big. If you fail it's even bigger. With your team struggling you take what you
can get and keep building the momentum. Instead the coaches went for it came
away with nothing! Give Wynn the help to play through and out of the tough
spots. Don't add to the frustration with poor play calling. GO WYNN! GO UTES!
He's no Jake Heaps, that's for sure. Unfortunately for the yewts, wynn needs to
get much better for them to compete for a division championship in the Pac-12.
BYU#1 = Excuse us Utes fans if we dont get all gaga over a 228 yard performance
that resulted in 1 TD that was a 19 yard drive due to a turnover.
BYU fans couldn't care less whether Utah fans get gaga over Heaps because BYU
fans have seen the marked improvement in Heaps and the rest of the BYU offense
during the 2nd half of the season; that bodes well and has BYU fans excited for
next season.Can Utah fans honestly say the same thing about Wynn?
Wynn will never be a great QB. Sorry dude, you don't have "IT".Ute Fans...we don't care what you think. You won't ever beat BYU again.
"That's when I was young and stupid. Now I'm old and stupid," he said.
"So we'll just leave that on the back burner."Gotta love
our down to earth and humble coach. Truth is, a bcs bowl is always
more welcome than playing in las vegas, so even though he spoke the truth, he
realized it was not PC. Notice he didn´t apologize or say it was
incorrect.Wynn can get it done, and we hope he does. Cain made some
really bad decisions, but it wasn´t fair to run plays with him throwing
the ball downfield on the first set of downs. Of course he isn´t going to
hit his target. No one does.Wynn needs to keep the passing game to
the 5 - 15 yard range with only a very occasional deep throw, just to keep the
defense honest.GO UTES!!
@ CWEB You are right "The Utes won't beat Byu again", Until September.
When the Cewgs will start out the 2011 season by losing the first three
games.Oh no more Y'ning to come next year.
Yeah Jordan Wynn really played well after he got benched in the BYU game. He has
every reason to have more confidence after that...I mean the
underthrown pass that Christopher made a great play on and the pick to Brandon
Bradley with the ensuing handoffs for a TD sure were amazing. He really won them
that game.Lets face it, Utah won inspite of poor quarterback play
not because of anything Wynn did.He has a lot to improve if the Utes
are going to win in the PAC
Jordan's new found confidence doesn't make too many Ute fans feel warm and
fuzzy. I really didn't see the kid imporve much from game 1 to game 12.The OC needs some serious work too.
I think Wynn and the Utes will be just fine. If anything, he'll likely play
better not having to worry about Cain coming in to replace him.What
the Utes need is to rely on is the running game early and often; something they
seemed to abandon in the TCU and ND games, as well as the first half of BYU.
@Ello, Utah would know a lot about scoring points off turnovers...which is
exactly how ALL Utahs points came on saturday. Would you be good
enough to point out how many drives over 50 yards the U had? How many 1st downs
in the 1st 3 quarters were accomplished? You may not want to talk
about points off turnovers since it hurts your position.
What Wynn needs to do is stop buying into the hype that his confidence is shot.
He also needs to use the spread offense to his advantage. Utah QB's are not the
typical stay in the pocket go for 50 short passes a game we all know who runs
that offense. The spread option offense allows the QB to run and gun. Thats why
both Alex Smith and Brian Johnson were so effective they could scramble, they
also ran the option extremely well. Wynn still struggles with this but the kid
is a hard worker he will try to improve. My dear tds fans why do you even
waste your time to post some of the stuff you do. Really does anyone who is a
Ute fan care about what your qb does. You act so insecure like you have to prove
your point to us when we dont care! The kid needs to serve a mission thats more
important than football anyways. Thats why lds kids go to byu in the first
place. Try to argue against that please it will be funny.
Let's give the credit where the credit is due. Jordan Wynn is a good
quarterback. He struggled because he was playing against a solid BYU defense.
Instead of ripping on the future of your program, Utah fans, why not give BYU
Cougar Claws we will only get that from true sports fans. So lets not hold our
breath since thaer are only what a few of those that are not bandwagoners. if
the U starts losing in the pac whatever how many fans will jump ship
"does anyone who is a Ute fan care about what your qb does?"-Utes
21It sure seems like it based on the comments from Ute fans on every
article about Jake Heaps.Also missions are more important than
football so I won't argue against that point, but I will say that I will support
the Cougars and Jake Heaps no matter what decision he makes. I still support
Harvery Unga. No one is perfect and I try hard not to judge them based on
anything more than their football play.
I give credit where its due byu's D did come to play but both teams play there
best against each other. Yes Heaps is good but has a long time to go same with
Wynn. There are bandwagon fans on both sides who think the solution is get rid
of the person. That doesnt work my only advice dont hate the player hate the
I said this the other day. Its not Wynn it's the OFFENSE plain and simple. You
can not run the spread with Wynn. So either go get a JC QB or change to a pro
wwookie:"Truth is, a bcs bowl is always more welcome than playing in
las vegas"So where are you playing, as the #5 ranked Utah
team.Viva, Las Vegas!Wannabes....So Jordyn
Wynn has confindence. That and $3.85 will buy you a cup at starbucks.The Utes exposure leaves them open to a solid butt-kicking... No predictions,
because people claim I predict... I just know that a team where their fans storm
the field after beating a six win team at home are not ready for a bowl game.And I won't even bring up the PAC... but would a PAC team BOO the QB,
then storm the field after beating a six-win mid major team?Ute have
no idea who they even are. They are just a team, a program, in way
over their heads...Enjoy the view, Utes. You have
"earned(?)" it???Enjoy the Utah Wh(y)ning... There is
plenty to come.Plenty up til now, plenty in the future...The Utes... Will always be the Utes.
After the BYU U of U game I heard alot of U fans doggin Wynn. But as a BYU fan
I have to say I was very impressed with him. Sure he didn't have his best
game.But to get pulled from a big game, then get reinserted, then
have a pass picked off ( but given it back due to a fumble??) All, of this
happens and then Wynn still has the presence to drive his team in for a
touchdown!I'm sorry but putting stats aside for a moment, Great job
Wynn. Coming from a Cougar I was very impressed with your ability to fight
through disappointment and be what your team needed you to be!Good
luck in Vegas, great place to play!
Wynn's first pass gets picked for six and the collapse, part 3, (parts 1 &
2, TCU and ND) starts again. I can't wait.
Cougar claws,Here is some credit: BYU was the third best defense Utah
faced this year. I don't find that very comforting, however, since Utah will
face 6-7 defenses next year that are better than BYU's.
Boise State will kill us if Jordan Wynn starts. For that matter, so will Nevada.
Wynns problem is that he is to afraid of being hit. Getting hit is part of the
game. If he can't take it, he needs to consider if football is really for him.
Wynn is good, but certainly not great.He hasn't progressed much in a
season and a half. That makes me wonder how much better he will get.He seems to be physically fragile, and doesn't like to run the ball, even when
the opportunity is there. Utah's current offensive scheme is built for someone
who is willing and able to run the ball - that's not Jordan Wynn.I
will be interested to see what happens in the Spring. It wouldn't surprise me
if there are some changes made, either to the offense, or to the quarterback
Can we be honest about Wynn. He is a girly-boy.1. Can't run and when he
does he looks like a girl.2. To small and puny.3. Can't take a
hit.4. Slides like a girl when running from defense.5. Can't run
through his progressions and gets confused under pressure6. Has no
accuracy when rolling out to his right and over and under throws his
receivers even at close range.7. When warming up for game under
throws his receivers on long balls about 80% of the time8. Has no
velocity on the ball. Mostly slow floaters.9. That's why he
throws so many interceptions.
Easy answer for the Maaco Bowl:Start Cain.Let him throw two
interceptions on the Utes first two posessions.Bring Wynn into the game to
cheers, instead of boos from the Utah Nation.That will help him with
his confidence.Plus, during the game, maybe he could get his car
painted for $99.95. Something to look forward to at the end of the game always
helps players get through the rough spots.
Almost any back-up quarterback will screw up when put into a pressure situation.
The mistake was made when Whit and the coaches chose someone who has no business
playing a man's sport and is their quarterback. What happened to 6'2" 215
lbs who can take a hit and can run with the ball instead of screaming and
running away like a girl. Wynn's lack of overall quarterback skills limits the
offensive play calling to about 60% of the play book. The inside story on the
team is that a large portion of the players have given up on Wynn and mock him
behind his back because they have no confidence in his abilities. Wouldn't it be
ironic if we playedNevada and got beat by them with Corbin Louks as their
safety. Whoa Betsy
@BYU#1True he is no Heaps. Heaps had is best game of the season and
was your MVP:Heaps 228 yards 1 TD 1 INT49 yards came on
the last drive when Utah went into prevent defense.Wynn was replaced
for his horrible performance:Wynn 199 yards 1 TD 1 INT
FlintrockIf Wynn is a "girly-boy", I would be absolutely
thrilled to see you in his position. Or any of us for that matter. I'm sure
the kid is younger than almost all of us, and I'm 21. He's still young, he's
still got some time to grow. For the rest of the Ute fans here, I'm sticking
with him, as well as our basketball team, which is much worse, because I am not
a fairweather fan. No matter what happens, I will be supportive. Maybe a
little bit of positivity will go a long way, Wynn knowing that he's at home at
the school he's playing at. Now wouldn't that be a Christmas miracle.
Wynn is playing like a sophmore quarterback in a rebuilding year, when he is
expected to be the starter in a PAC championship run the following year as a
junior.It is up to him to take control of his own destinay and work
on the areas he needs to improve. All the critiques of him above are valid
(although sometimes mean spirited), but it is up to him to evolve and develop.
He showed commitment as a freshman, but it seems to be lacking as a sophomore.
Wynn will be the key to winning the game for Utah, so we need to
support him and really shouldn't boo him. He is the best option we have right
now. I'm wondering though if the coaching staff is re-evaluating
what happened when Cain went in last week unexpectedly. Will they prepare to run
a 2 QB system for the final game so that Cain is prepared and able to contribute
in the bowl game? I would love to see him in the Asiata formation a few times.
That would be a greater pass threat than Matt.Go Utes!