I hope Hayes gets up to speed quickly because Shreve didn't look too good in the
Spring game.I hate to say it but I just don't trust that Wynn will stay
healthy against Pac12 defenses and an O-line that is very thin.Just being
real. That being said, I'll hope for the best. Go Utes!
Time to really start worrying. I'm thinking Montana State could actually expose
the Utes in the opening game. If they can't do it, then I'm sure USC will and of
course... the Cougars as well.Sweet revenge coming soon!Ute panic begins in 3... 2... 1
How on earth did Rock come to think of Benji Kemoeatu as a projected starter?
He has good bloodlines and enormous size and is therefore worth taking a chance
on. At best he was going to make the two deep and provide some injury
insurance. It is axiomatic that the OL must protect a team's QB and this
year's bunch looks fully ready to do so. if Kemoeatu had anyone else for
brothers Utah would never have taken any interest in him. Utah has never been
counting on him. His absence is neither unexpected nor of much consequence.
Coach Whit may want to consider moving a couple of defensive linemen to offense.
If Wynn goes down to an injury, losing every conference game is a real
T.S Zarathrustra, have you ever seen Benji play? The man is not only huge, he is
strong and fast. There are some that feel he is NFL ready today. He would have
been a starter for sure. I dont think anyone was expecting him to make it this
year as much as they were hoping he would. Benji would have been a great
addition, now we just need to work around that loss. I cant wait to see the new
O under coach Norm.The new exciting PAC 12 era for the Utes begins in
I think that then new offense will help. But Wynn HAS to be tougher. He is
going to get hit. That's not a question! He will get hit sometime this year
and if he can't handle it, the season it done. It's precarious at best.
The way the DNews has been covering both teams, I suppose tomorrow's headline
will be "BYU Cougar football: Lineman need to protect Jake Heaps to get
???????????Wow, prophets of Doom! It was axiomatic on every team I
ever played for that every person had to be ready to step up. No one has a free
ride.Surprise Surprise! People get hurt in D1 football. (Something
new here?)In fact, it's not IF someone is going to be dinged, it's
WHEN. Shreve & Hayes know that, & the coaching staff will
use this time to help them get ready. The U coaching crew is solid & top
notch. I'd bet a sawbuck they've been doing high intensity transition stuff
(playbook & timing) for weeks now. Spring Ball is not the End All.In fact, I'd like to see both of them get some quality playing time this year.
Hayes has great statistics (altho in a different venue) and Shreve can throw a
ball THRU a receiver. They ain't chopped liver by any means. I hope they get a
chance to show their skills in a significant way. So c'mon, show
these guys some love, give them a boost on the blog. Lots to look
forward to this year, Go Utes!!!!!
How good a scrambler is Wynn? I seem to remember that he has average mobility.
If he can scramble a little, the Utes should be OK. I seem to remember that he
was surrounded by a better O-Line and skill position players the last two years.
I am also a little surprised that the U O-line is in question. They are usually
a pretty deep group.
sammyg, you must have taken a wrong turn on the internet somewhere. This is a
PAC-12 article. The articles on non-AQ, mid-major independents are back on page
RE: Brave Sir RobinI couldn't have said it any better myself.
sammyg needs to focus on and worry about his own mid-major independent program
and leave the big boys alone.
For Utah's sake I hope Wynn gets protection, because he gets happy feet when he
is pushed out of the pocket. I can see USC, BYU, and a couple of others like AZ
St giving Wynn fits. Hopefully the Utes win the south division. Good luck Utes,
you're going to need it!
Anyone who lines up alongside of Tony Bergstrom and John Cullen had better be
good. I trust these two as leaders of the offensive line as much as Beadles,
Taylor and Schladerhoff. I think the Utes are sandbagging a bit here and that
our offensive line will be stellar with solid starting crew and a few beasts
waiting for reps on the sidelines, like hungry Dickensean orphans staring at a
breakfast table of kippers, bacon and eggs and fried bread.
Protection of the QB is always important. The O-line has been very good for
Utah and I don't see any major letdown this year. The days of wondering how in
the world the Utes will be able to replace a good starter after graduation or
injury are fading quickly as depth is building. I'm confident in this coaching
staff and the program that is continuing to strengthen itself.
Wynn looked solid on TV last night."Utah Utes football: Linemen
need to protect Jordan Wynn to get wins" seems to be dead on.If
there is a percieved weakness in the O-line, look for the defenses to come extra
hard after Wynn. It will be interesting to see how the kid handles the
pressure.Although SammyG is a bit over the top, he is correct that
if a school can get to Wynn early, it could mean a long season for the Utes.I hope that bgl is correct, and Wynn has the protection to be healthy
all season.Chow can't play chess without the proper pieces.
Wait a minute...If the linemen cant protect the QB they could lose games??It must really be a slow news day if this is what the DNews is writing
now a days
sammyg | 1:19 a.m. Aug. 5, 2011 Springville, UT "Time to really
start worrying. I'm thinking Montana State could actually expose the Utes in the
opening game."Uh, are we supposed to "mark this
down?"Veritas Aequitas | 11:27 a.m. Aug. 5, 2011 Fruit
Heights, UT "Although SammyG is a bit over the top, he is correct
that if a school can get to Wynn early, it could mean a long season for the
Utes."Except that HE didn't actually say that. The article did.
It said that with a healthy Wynn, the Utes could win the south, but with an
injured one they could lose every conference game. I agree that's possible. I
even agree it's possible an FBS team could lose to an FCS team (ex: Jacksonville
St. on the road at Ole Miss last year) and the Utes won't take MSU for granted.
But worried? Hardly. Ask sammyg to make a bet on it...then we'll see.Oh and if any team loses their starting QB it's not good. What if Heaps goes
down at Ole Miss?...
@MiP"Oh and if any team loses their starting QB it's not good.
What if Heaps goes down at Ole Miss?..."===The story is
about the O-line...Which means any good DC is going to try to expose
that and get to Wynn.I'm not hating on the guy.What I
said stands.However, I don't see much faith in Wynn's durability
coming off the hill... Quoting the Utes' OC. "Offensive coordinator Norm Chow acknowledged "it scared the heck
out of us" when Wynn went down on the quarterback-running back exchange
mix-up."What happens when the kid gets hit?
Mr Rock? How long did it take to figure that one out? Gee do ya think? As cougar
fan, or any fan for that matter...if you don't protect your QB, you lose. I
think the Utes have an adequate OL, the real question is Mr Wynn? With a veteran
OL last year, he looked like a dear-in-the-headlights, when under
pressure...with a veteran OL and experience RB's. Now that he has 3 brand new
RB's (yes talented), and a less experience OL, a new offense, and no experienced
backups at QB, Utah is one hit away from total disaster...We a
comment just mentioned: "Offensive coordinator Norm Chow acknowledged
"it scared the heck out of us" when Wynn went down on the
quarterback-running back exchange mix-up." ...says it all.Good
luck Utez, ya'll are gonna need it.
Wow the coaching staff is extremely worried about the vulnerability of Wynn
lasting this season. A brand new offensive line at this point is poor timing.
I hope that Wynn can survive the season from a health perspective, but I
wouldn't bank on him getting past the first couple of games. A healthy Wynn
could produce a solid season an injured Wynn could be disasterous.
How to get Jordan Wynn to wet himself:Whisper in his ear
"Jordan Pendalton is coming."Fear the JP!Jordan Wynn goes down in 2011, Utah will notMake it to a bowl game...