I thought Shulz looked pretty good. I know they coaches have picked Wilson for
a reason, but I sort of would like to see Shulz for a whole game. USC has had 4-5 guys go down the last 2 weeks, including Marquis Lee who
re-aggravated his knee injury. I think I read they only have one scholarship
tight end available. Needless to say, their injuries are worse than ours are
right now.This win would put us right back on track. We missed a
field goal for the win the last time we played them. I think Phillips puts it
through this time for the win.Utah 27USC 24Go
Well, Travis is a tough kid and determined to play and you've got to love
his attitude. Hope he can pull it off. Riley Nelson showed us last year that
grit and determination are great personal traits, but not always best for the
team. I'm sure KWhit and the staff will go with whomever gives them the
best chance to win....
Chris, please get your facts straight. Utah missed a field goal the last time
they played USC in California which would have tied the game - not won the game.
The score was 17-14 and USC blocked the field goal and ran it back for the
final score of 23-14 (no extra point attempted.You are sounding like
a BYU fan when you say it was "for the win".
Tough choices for the Utes:--a starter who may not be anywhere close
to 100% and who had a miserable 3-9 for 15 yards, 1 TD, and 2 interceptions in
his last gameor--a backup who has only attempted 30
passes in his entire college careerAfter the Jordan Wynn fiasco,
it's hard to believe anything Whittingham says concerning the health of his
quarterbacks.Add to that, the pressure of playing USC in the
Coliseum and you've got the potential for an ugly meltdown.
I think Shulz would be the best option. Wilson's hand has been bad for
awhile and needs rest. USC defense is good, so it could be a little dangerous
for Wilson and his hand.
BYU fans...It's so funny to see how unrealistic they are. On another
article someone left a comment about how BYU is the best team in the state.
Well, if only there was a way that they could all play each other...oh wait,
they did 20-13. BYU has improved, but don't get ahead of yourselves
kittens. You have one good win this year (Texas). Middle Tennessee, Georgia
Tech (Mediocre at best), Houston (who has not played anybody but BYU) and you
were lucky to win by a point. The strenght of schedule for the U is 4th in the
nation, yet we have not been blown out in any game. Key wins over Utah State
(with Keeton), BYU (You are good enough to be a key win), #5 Stanford. There is
no doubt who the best team is. They settled that a few weeks ago when they
Wilson's attitude rocks. This is football. Everybody's banged up.
He's a big kid, and not being in the game to give his team a chance killed
him last week. He'll come out with fire in his belly, and give the fans at
the Coliseum their money's worth and then some!Go TW! Go Utes!
I honestly think Schultz gives Utah a better chance in this game. Against
Arizona I thought Schultz handled himself really well, and imagine how much
better he would be getting the majority of snaps in practice. The question
isn't whether Wilson is the better QB, he is, and has shown he is
throughout the season...the question is, is he the best QB when he's
injured vs a healthy Schultz? I think the utes should go with Schultz in this
one. USC is a good defense and you need a QB who can throw with confidence.
The Utes need to win this game very badly. After Stanford I expected the Utes,
who are better than Arizona to win. Wilson was awful, plain awful in throwing
almost as many interceptions as he did completions. It was apparent he
couldn't throw down field accurately. If Wilson plays, the play calling
will likely reflect that. USC wasn't able to move the ball last week
either. I expect it will be a low scoring affair with USC on top by 3 or less,
Samurai JakeWilson's attitude isn't the issue. It's
great to have a positive attitude and fire in his belly, but if he can't
grip the football, he can't be an effective quarterback.If
Wilson starts and USC notices he can't throw an accurate pass more than 10
yards, the Trojans will simply stack the box and force Wilson to throw long,
which, as we saw last week, could be a disaster for the Utes.
@RationalI love rational BYU and Utah fans alike. I am a huge Utah
fan, but I sincerely hope that BYU does well in each and every game beside the
matchup agains Utah. It does nothing for either team to hope that the other
side loses. This only cause schedules to look weaker as the season progresses.
Abefroman22:"It does nothing for either team to hope that the other
side loses. This only cause schedules to look weaker as the season
progresses".Amen brother. Luckily there are many Ute and Cougar
fans that get it! Well said. Now if only Chris B would get it lol. Cheering
against BYU and having them look bad only minimizes Utah's victory over
them, and cheering against Utah and hoping they look bad only makes my
Cougar's loss to them look worse. You can do it, Chris! Cheer for them
Let me guess - if Utah beats USC - it will be a "signature win."
chris b: "This win would put us right back on track."Oh
goody, I thought the Rose Bowl was out of the question again this year. But
you're saying there's a chance! YES!
@ed grodyAnd what was byu's signature win? Against an
uninspired Texas team who didn't want to be here? Against an over-rated
Houston team by 1 point? Or against their rivals, the Utes? Oh wait. They
lost to that team again for the 4th time in a row.Oh we'll.
Sure hope he is 100% because whatever percent he was at the start of the Arizona
game wasn't nearly good enough. He played awful and has really had a rough
go the since he hurt his hand. He has some real ability as displayed at the
start of the year. Utah needs him to be at the level to continue to compete.
Good luck this weekGo Utes
"an uninspired Texas team who didn't want to be here"Quite an indictment for a legendary power conference program full of 5 star
recruits and a legendary coach! Comical how some delusional Ute fans boldly
proclaim in one article that even the Vanderbilt's of the power conferences
tower over lowly non-big boy teams, then in the next article claim that one of
the mightiest of the mighty is "uninspired" and doesn't "want
to be here"Although that description is pretty close to the
Alabama team you beat in the Sugar bowl. Funny how a silly statement like that
comes back to bite you sometimes, isn't it?
UfanI'm glad we cheer for the same team, but the negative
undertone from your post perplexes me. You're already assuming Wilson
won't be able to throw by game time. That has yet to be determined. So
why speculate on negative outcomes that haven't even taken place yet, and
likely won't take place when Travis is ready to go by Saturday
afternoon?Remember: the glass is always 100% full...!Let's rally behind Wilson. We haven't enjoyed this much exciting
Utes football for years.
gored"And what was BYU's signature win? Against an
uninspired Texas team who didn't want to be here?"Who said
Texas was uninspired and didn't want to be in Provo?Name one
source, or just admit that you're simply making stuff up to help you sleep
at night.Bottom line: Travis has been trending down for the last
four games. Even if he's 100% healthy (extremely doubtful), the Utes might
be better off starting an untested quarterback with only 30 career passes
against the Trojans.
To all the BYU fans who still don't think Travis Wilson is any good: He
certainly carved up your secondary, while Taysom Hill was attempting to complete
passes to Greg Wrubell all the way up in the press box.
If Wilson is not 100%, he needs to do the right thing and let Schultz run the
offense. Wilson's pick 6 was very costly against Arizona.
SpokaneUte:I completely agree. I love gutsy players that want to tough it
out as much as the next guy, but there comes a point where they have to decide
between gutting it out and what's ultimately best for the team (see Riley
Nelson, 2012). I think a healthy Schultz gives Utah a better shot than an
unhealthy Wilson dealing with a finger on his throwing hand. That's like
going into a gunfight not knowing if your firing mechanism is working at
100%...dangerous proposition. Of course none of us really know how healthy
Wilson really is, but if he's not really 100%, it behooves the utes to
start the guy who is.
Wilson and Schultz are both really good. You don't lose much when Schultz
is in there. Wilson is better - hope his hand is truly healed, it was obvious
it has been bothering him for a while.
I would make sure that Wilson takes good care of his hand and it is at least
100% on that throwing hand, them by all means let him start the game.If not then
Schulz looked confident, remember that threw that long touchdown pass right on
the money to Anderson? If there is ANY doubt alt all about Wisons hand then give
Adam Schulz the chance to play a full game. The kicking game and defensive units
have kept us in the game in the past. I really like the odd couple of Phillips
and Hackett in our kicking game. If they have excellent performances then the
Utes might just pull this one out.
I think Shultz did okay last game. I hoping he's getting more reps this
week even if Wilson can play.The critical issue regardless of QB is
TOs. We have 11 INTs in 4 PAC-12 games: OSU 3 L, UCLA 6 L, Stanford 0 W,
Arizona 2 L.
Comparing two mid-level sophomore QBs' NFL potential is an exercise in
futility. This argument at this point in each of their young careers is
@GoRedWEST VALLEY CITY, UT@ed grody"And what was
byu's signature win? Against an uninspired Texas team who didn't want
to be here?"I think you are confusing 2013 Texas with Sugar Bowl