Wynn, he added, will be kept out of harm's way this spring. The junior's recovery is right on schedule and he has had no setbacks whatsoever. If things to continue to progress, Whittingham said Wynn will be ready to throw in June when players report for summer workouts.
Question is, will he retain the top spot?
Nobody's job is set in stone. But Jordan's the guy that obviously has the most experience," Whittingham said. "But we'll how these two (Robles, Shreve) react in spring ball and we'll carry the competition into the fall. But, yeah, as of right now, Jordan us the guy until he's beaten out."
Competition is expected to be keen over the spring practices. Whittingham said nothing will change along those lines as Utah prepares for its first season in the Pac-12.
"We don't treat things any differently," he explained. "We've got our routine and the way we go about our business. It hasn't changed."
As always, Whittingham and company are just eager to get back out on the field.
"This is the first step in getting ready for the season," he said.
And despite staff changes that include a reshuffling of the deck and the hiring of offensive coordinator Norm Chow, offensive line coach Tim Davis and defensive line coach Chad Kauha'aha'a, little has changed in terms of preparation.
"It's not radically different than any other spring," Whittingham said. "You go into spring with a laundry list of things that you've got to get done, and this spring is really no different."
EXTRA POINTS: Whittingham confirmed that Brian Blechen is the projected starter at stud linebacker alongside Chaz Walker (middle) and Matt Martinez (rover). Senior J.J. Williams could also be in the rotation this fall. He had successful surgery on his foot and is expected to be ready for summer conditioning. … Whittingham said that senior linebacker Nai Fotu, who was suspended indefinitely last month following a suspected DUI arrest, can work his way back onto the team if certain requirements are met. … Junior Dave Kruger will be tested at five-technique end in spring ball. Other moves include Boo Andersen (LB to RB), Eric Dago (LB to DE), Tyron Morris-Edwards (WR to DB), Lucky Radley (RB to DB) and Trevor Reilly (DE to LB).
2011 Utah football spring schedule
All practices, scrimmages and the Red-White Game are open to the public free of charge
Date. . .Time. . .Location
Tuesday 3-5 p.m. (no pads) Field House
Thursday 3-5 p.m. (no pads) Stadium
Saturday 10 a.m.-noon (tackle) Stadium
March 15 3-5 p.m. (no tackle) TBD
March 17 3-5 p.m. (tackle) TBD
March 28 3-5 p.m. (tackle) TBD
March 30 3-5 p.m. (no tackle) TBD
April 1 4-6 p.m. (scrimmage) Stadium
April 5 3-5 p.m. (tackle) TBD
April 7 3-5 p.m. (no tackle) TBD
April 9 10 a.m.-noon (scrimmage) Stadium
April 12 3-5 p.m.(tackle) TBD
April 14 3-5 p.m. (no tackle) TBD
April 15 4:30-5:30 p.m. (no pads) TBD
April 16 1 p.m. (Red-White Game) Stadium
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