TRAVIS WILSON:"Norm Chow was a big part of my decision too because he
is one of the best quarterback coaches out there and he will teach me everything
he knows"I don't expect Coach Chow to be with the Utes for more
than a couple of years. what I do hope and beleive is that he'll establish a
strong offensive system and bring in several blue chip QB's.Looks
like we've got one....expect more.
"We noted -- INCORRECTLY -- that Utah had beaten California for the rugby
national championship... Actually, the Utes beat the Bears last June in an
invitational 7-vs-7 tournament -- 31-26 in overtime -- after the college season
was over.""From the sports information offices in
Berkeley: "It was branded as a 'championship' but it was not -- that name
was co-opted by the organizers and, in fact, NBC Sports, which televised
it.""Speaking of rugby, football's crazy uncle, this
Saturday the 2011 national semifinals take place in Glendale, Colo."From Berkeley: "These are for berths in college rugby's real title
match."Typical of the Utes trying to claim a "national
championship" for something that really wasn't. Makes you wonder how many
of those "81 national championships" the Utes cite on their promo
really were "national championships." For example, 1944.Good luck BYU and Utah this Saturday. It would be fun to see the Cougars and
Utes square off for the real rugby national championship.
Blue chip recruit hedgie?Travis Wilson, 6-6, 210 lbs, Class of
2012Rivals users gave him 4 stars; Rivals didn't give him any.Scout gave him 3 stars.Strengths: Release, SizeWeaknesses:
Accuracy/Consistency, Arm Strength, Running Ability/Mobility"Wilson has a terrific frame and a good release to get rid of the ball
quickly. He is a good athlete who puts up decent rushing numbers on the high
school level, but not much of a running threat on the college level. He shows
good touch on the deep ball and is accurate underneath, but his accuracy breaks
down on the intermediate passes in which he needs to muscle up on a
throw...Scouts"Sounds like a larger version of Jordan Wynn -
the prototypical Utah QB.
Truth Machine.Rivals has yet to rate him.Sidenote. scout
has him ranked higher than Tanner Magnum?So you point is?
Wilsons stats don't say much for him. Maybe he diddn't start or play the whole
season his Junior year. Let's hope he develops into a solid college QB. Way too
early to tell or be very excited about him. If he has a great senior year then I
will be hopeful he can be a good college QB.
hedgie"Sidenote. scout has him ranked higher than Tanner
Magnum?"#17 Travis Wilson 3-stars#19 Tanner Mangum
3-starsYou are talking about the Idaho recruit you had NOTHING good
to say about just a few weeks ago, right?So, Wilson, ranked two
places higher than Mangum, is a blue chip recruit, but Mangum, according to you,
was a wasted scholarship offer from Bronco?You're too funny for
1 star 5 star who cares! I give the following 10 stars though:Want
to know if Utah has arrived in the Pac-12 yet? Just take a look at recruiting.
The Utes, who once mostly battled the likes of BYU and San Diego
State for recruits that BCS programs usually werent interested in, outdueled
five Pac-12 schools for a quarterback this week. Is that some that
national attention you peeps down south covet so much?"The
likes of" pretty much sums it up....
@ibleedcrimson. No BYU doesn't need to covet that type of national
attention. Why covet something you've already had for many years. It started in
1984 and is still building up steam. The moves that both teams made this year
will give them both additional exposure. BYU gets the national exposure and
broadcasting freedom they want and Utah gets lot's of money they need badly and
will be exposed for what they are which is somewhere between becoming a national
success story and being a BCS league doormat. Time will tell.
Here is a quick preview of Chow's play calling that BYU fans learned to expect
from Chow. 3rd and 8 on the 25, draw up the middle. 2nd and 18, draw up the
middle. Here is a hint for the Ute o-line, you had better work on your long
yardage "draw up the middle".
Yeah Norm Chow just churned out All-American quarterbacks at UCLA.
I smell some jealousy in here..
Jealous of the first Top 20 QB Utah has signed during the Whittingham era?hardly...BYU signs one or two of those every year, including
one just a little over a month ago.
@meet me in the mussI highly doubt anyone associated with BYU as a
fan, player, coach, whatever, is jealous of utah getting a committment from from
a bottom of the top 20 qb. Maybe he turns out to be a good one. Maybe not. But
when you have 6 top rated qb's already who cares if someone else gets one? But
get back to us if he ever turns out to be any good and maybe we'll reconsider