"Jordan Wynn getting better, Utes not concerned"===The kid missed spring ball, missing practice now.When does this
become a concern, or will Kyle switch someone frome linebacker (because he's
good at that, according to yesterday's story)?Come on, the kid is a
great kid, but he needs to be getting reps.Not looking for
hysterics, but let's lose the spin and be concerned.
Veritas Aequitas,Jordan has had many reps. About 70 passes a day for
~2/3rd's of fall camp, and that's not including running plays. He still has 2
weeks before the season opens. Besides, it looks like Hays is stepping up and
becoming quite a backup. If there was a linebacker who would become
a star QB, it would be Blechen, because that is one of his former positions. But
I think that Blechen is better suited to play stud linebacker.
@Classless Ute Fan | 11:37 p.m. Aug. 18, 2011 Magna, UT===I
guess you're in the "not concerned" category also.Come
on.Tauni Vakapuna, for the right reason, missed spring ball.Even though he is moving up the depth chart, probably would be the stud
#1 getting all the reps over White.I'm just saying, there should
have been a little concern going into fall practice anyway, and it should be
growing until we see Wynn getting reps in the new system.Not saying
it can't be done, but "not concerned" is a spin, unless I have
severely overestimated the coaching staff at the U. USC is coming up
pretty quick, and I don't want to see Utah get slammed. Maybe the coaches are
not concerned because it's on VS?
Looking forward to 2012 when the Utes get the 6-foot-6, 230-pound Travis Wilson
from the elite eleven as their Quarter back. I wish we had him right now!
Hopefully Wynn can pull it together, but i'm starting to have my doubts. It
doesn't help to have a sub par OLine either, knowing that they won't provide the
best protection for Wynn which may result in him getting injured again. I'm
worried that we don't have a consistent kicker too. I'm really hoping that the
Utes pull everything together in the next couple of weeks.
@Veritas AquitasThank you for your concern for Utah football. We're
all very touched by your desire to see Utah football be successful.I'm wondering about your "lose the spin" comment. It's interesting
because when I read these camp reports, they seem pretty straightforward. Whit
and Chow tend to point out a few things areas where things are going well, and a
few areas where things aren't going well.Contrast that with camp
reports coming out of Provo where the coaches make everything look rosy. I
wouldn't be surprised if today's report had Bronco saying, "our offense and
our defense are looking like the best squads the world has ever seen. I'm
afraid if they played each other, the universe would explode."Now which one of these sounds like spin to you?
Veritas Aequitas -Your concern is weak and contrived. Worry about
your Cougs. Let us Ute fans worry about our Utes.
Veritas Aquitas:I think all Ute fans are concerned about Wynn, but
we don't believe the sky is falling either. Jordon is a Jr who started as a
freshman, it's not like this is new to him. Yes he'll probably be
rusty against Montana St. but that's why they scheduled them. USC is still 3
weeks away, which is plenty of time to shake off the rust and get healthy.
Of course we're concerned, but that's along way from the typical doom and gloom
gloating we usually see posted on here.The Silver lining is, in the
event Wynn does go down, there is a backup with a healthy dose of camp
experience, something he would not have gotten had Jordan been given a green
light. To me that's a much better situation to be in considering the
I see where Bronco and the team gets all of their arrogant spin. The Y's
athletic director was on the radio this morning, and he said that if every team
was like BYU and had the President and athletic staff that the Y does, everyone
in college football would be perfect, and there would be no rules violation
issues. I agree that the Y is a good school, and doesnt have many issues, but to
say that if everyone was like you, everything would be peachy, that is just
Motorbike, Brave Sir Robin, Papasmurf===Where did I bring up BYU?
Lose the obsession.Please point out the weak and contrived part. I
missed that.Hey, I love Utah athletics. I go to games. I have
friends on both the football and current basketball staffs. Friends and family
that have played both sports at the U. Some Ute fans, I question if they even
follow sports. I mean, where did PapaSmurfUte even mention the Utes in his post?
I mean, anyone can judge others and claim that they are prideful, but isn't that
being prideful too?===See, I enjoyed the posts from
byronbca and Ibleedcrimson. That is a discussion about the story, about sports
and they bring up good points.Even if the silver lining is getting
reps to backups, I would rather see Jordan getting the reps. Utah doing well
this year not only benefits the states, but all of the schools in the country
that were not originally invited to the BCS table.===We have
great college athletics in the state.It's your problem if you don't
want to watch both local teams do well.
GoUtesss,umm.. Sorry to break it to you, but your 6'6" QB
though at the Elite 11 camp down in Malibu, was not chosen as one of the Elite
11. That was actually Tanner Mangum, a BYU commit who was named MVP of
the Elite 11 Camp.But I agree with you, Travis Wilson will be an
asset to Utah in the coming years, he may very well start as a True Freshman,
especially if Wynn goes Pro (tounge in cheek).
Veritas expressed concern: "USC is coming up pretty quick, and I don't want
to see Utah get slammed."From an article on USC a few days
ago:It almost is a preseason prerequisite for a team's defense to be ahead
of its offense. Nearly two weeks into fall camp, USC is experiencing just how
true that adage can be."(We're) a long ways away (offensively),"
Coach Lane Kiffin said after the team scrimmaged at the Coliseum on Sunday,
"we've got a long ways to go, a lot of work to do."Take a
step back. Take in a wider view. Relax. Don't freak out on the little bit of
news that trickles in each day.
Well anyone that says they don't have any concerns about Wynn's lack of practice
and reps this fall is deluded. But if there is a silver lining it is that the
backup is getting alot of quality reps and despite the fact he is probably not
even a D1 talent he probably will see some playing time, my guess would be
significant playing time, and this can't do anything but help him. I
also understand the position whittingham and chow are taking on this. There
really isn't any other position they can take. They simply have to go with the
guys that are there and see how it all works out. That is reality.
Moderate, except that USC has Matt Barkley who is more talented than Wynn.
Doesn't mean USC is a lock by any stretch, just that fans worried about Wynn's
absense have that right to be worried. I'm hopeful things will be in place next
week and that Montana St will be an exemplar to Y troll et al that the Utes will
be just fine....Veritas has shown that he cheers for the Utes and
goes to the games. He clearly likes BYU better, but he has no hatred for the U's
football team. Unless your a Ute fan who's shown little class, he won't go after
you. No reason to pile on.