I don't see Wilson lasting more than a few games. The backups better be
ready for the punishment of stronger pac teams every week, including wsu and the
other teams ahead of the utes in talent.
The move to the "mobile quarterback" and the game-long "no huddle
offense" tends to doom having one QB be available for every snap. I think
the next evolution is seeing multiple quarterbacks in every game. With eight on
the roster, we should at least give it a whirl.
Henry - I agree, I think we're also going to start to see more and more
teams rotating QB's a lot more, it will continually keep the defense
nervous.fishin,How does it feel cheering for a team that
has less talent than a team you're mocking for having less talent than
others.WSU talent > Utah talent > byu "talent"That sound about right?
As I recall,BYU beat WSU the last time they played, something u could not do.
Nice try though.BYU beats WSU, WSU beats Utah. BYU wins your flawed
Crissy,Crissy,Crissy,I have a hard time following your logic since BYU
beat WSU last time they played. Please remind me how utah fared last time they
played WSU. FAILED LOGIC
Utah beat Alabama the last time they played them. Utah should be ranked higher
than Alabama every year. Yup, your logic is brilliant.
Down under:"As I recall,BYU beat WSU the last time they played,
something u could not do. Nice try though."As I recall, the Y
didn't play the last WSU team Utah lost to. And, as I also recall, the
last time the Y DID play and beat WSU, the Utes beat them that year also. Only
when we beat them, we did so by nearly twice as many points as the Y did. Edge: Utah.Nice try though.
The Anti Chris:Speaking of "FAILED LOGIC", just read what I
wrote to "Down under".Your logic was a failure indeed.Besides, I have a hard time following your logic since Utah beat the Y
the last time they played. Please remind me how Utah fared the three times
before that, and then let me know which team is the one with the larger talent
utah has 9 qb's. if they can't make it through the season with 9
qb's then they won't ever make it through a season.
StGtoSLC:I know, right? Both "Down under" and "The Anti
Chris" are calling out Utah fans for "flawed argument(s)" and
"FAILED LOGIC" by insisting that the Y has more talent than the U
because the U lost to a team they didn't play that year......in
a year the Y lost to the Utes.That's some serious mental
Naval Vet, it's the same poster, just different screen names. And it's
no "Anti" Chris, it's just Chris in blue.
We beat WSU the last time we play and Utah did not so we are way better than
utah. But scoreboards only count sometimes not every time cause a lot of
time the best team looses. to utah.
"Elliott was hurt in the 2003 opener"It was the last
offensive play of the 2nd game vs Texas A&M.
I thought Kendal Thompson was going to be the likely starter this year and
Wilson would get a much needed redshirt. But it sounds like people expect Wison
to still be the starter. I think people are forgetting that before his injury he
threw 6 INTs vs UCLA. He was already taking a turn in the wrong direction before
his injury, so letting him RS would seem like a good idea for him & Thompson
seems like a good player that can come in and make things happen. What's
ute fans opinion on it?
Cougsndawgs, honestly I'm somewhat conflicted on it. I think Travis may be
the best leader the team has this year, and I still think he has good upside.
But in overall ability and fit for this offense, Thompson may be the better guy
on the field. It'd be hard to see Travis have to relinquish his role after
working so hard to take it his freshman year only to have a string of
misfortunes on and off the field last year, but based on the limited amount
I've seen and heard about him, Thompson may give the best chance to win
more games this year. QB competition will undoubtedly be the biggest storyline
going into fall camp, and maybe even throughout the season (unless whoever wins
the job regularly tears opposing defenses apart). Either way, I'll always
be a Travis Wilson fan, he's a great kid and fun (sometimes frustrating) to
@CougsndawgsWilson has a ton of potential. Did you even watch the
UCLA game? 1/2 those interceptions were a direct result of receivers tipping the
ball in the air on very catchable thrown balls. The final interception was
during the waning seconds of the game on 4th and 20. It's hard to justify
6 picks but I think he deserves a little leeway for that game. Wilson will turn
some heads this year.
SGSLC:Yep, I think it will really depend on how well Thomoson does in the
fall. If I were a ute fan I would want to see Wilson redshirt because he
hasn't been able to work out fully this year, and hasn't been cleared
for contact yet. I like Wilson also, anyone can see the potential, but it would
be nice to see him sit this year out and hone things and learn the new offense.
If he had been healthy and played a lot and been cleared during the offseason I
would obviously think differently.TFUDD:Yes I watched the
entire UCLA game. Some of those tips were balls thrown behind or too hard when
touch on the ball was required. I agree they weren't all on Travis but like
you said, it's hard to justify 6 picks. I think his confidence was rattled
last year...he didn't have stellar games against Stanford or USC either,
although those games were during and after his finger injury. I think a year on
the sidelines and building his confidence & health would be best for him.
Hopefully Thompson plays well and allows that to happen.
@tfuddI don't know if wilson has "a ton of potential"
but he isn't bad and I agree that he deserves "a little leeway". In
fact I think he'll be the starter, there is a reason the thompson kid
transferred from a top flight football school like oklahoma to a low end pac12
program like utah, it is because he couldn't play at oklahoma. wilson's size alone makes him an intriguing prospect although his arm
strength is not stellar it looks to be good enough for the college game. But he
is responsible for most of his picks, that side arm throwing motion with his
elbow down low keeps the ball low and makes it easy to knock down or pick off.
But as I said you are right that he deserves "a little leeway" and I
think he could be a good qb for his last 2 years.
Isn't this the key to everyone's success? If a starting QB goes down,
there are not many teams that can keep the mojo going. Weak article
CSD,While you make an excellent point, I wonder why you are still
here on the Utah threads? Since claiming that AZ people are too good for
anything Utah or BYU, your comments on said team's articles seems to be on
the rise. What gives?
UUI don't recall call saying AZ people are too good for
anything Utah or BYU. I have astutely pointed out that the bickering between BYU
and Utah fans is like two little children fighting over who gets to lick the
spoon. As far as my posting goes, as long as the constitution guarantees free
speech, and certain ute fans keep claiming to be one step away from a rose bowl,
I reserve the right to post when, how, and where DN lets me. Especially since
the road to the PAC 12 south title goes through Phoenix. Utah,
guaranteed win for ASU since 1978.
CSD,Your free speech rights are guaranteed, cool. Continuing to show up on Utah/BYU articles after claiming to be from a
superior part of the country is a matter of choice and conscience. Choose
UU:CSD is really a jealous cougar fan who lives in Phoenix, and just
happens to like the Devils better than the Wildcats. cougar fans are supposed
to come onto Utah articles and make stuff up. If they don't, they'd
get kicked out of the cougar club.