"We have full faith in Jon Hays. He led us last year, so we're confident in that aspect," Rogers said. "We've just got to keep working hard, keep grinding every day and I think we'll be OK."
Whittingham said that Hays and Wilson will battle for the starting job in practice this week. He noted that Hays has the obvious upper hand in terms of experience. Wilson, however, will be given a shot at the job after impressive showings in spring ball and this fall.
"We won't name a starter," Whittingham explained. "We'll trot one out there at game time and that will be our guy."
If Hays is the starter, Wilson will continue operating in a supplemental role. If Wilson prevails, Hays will be a traditional backup.
Whittingham said there are no plans to modify the offense, as was the case a year ago when running back John White had a high number of carries, because the staff is more comfortable with the replacement quarterbacks.
Hays, he continued, is markedly improved.
"We've got a lot more confidence in him now," Whittingham said. "I'm not saying we had a lack of confidence last year, it was a lot of unknowns. We didn't know how he'd react, so we were much more close to the vest."
Wilson, meanwhile, has shown what he's capable of doing as well. He's appeared in both games this season.
"May the best man win," Whittingham said.
Jordan Wynn press conference
Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn will meet with the media Tuesday at noon to discuss his situation. It can be seen live on http://pac-12.com/live/utahutes.aspx.
Utah's trio of quarterbacks
Shoulder injuries have sidelined freshman Chase Hansen and junior Jordan Wynn, leaving the Utes with three scholarship quarterbacks entering the third game of the season.
JON HAYS (6-0, 208): The senior rallied the Utes from a 13-0 deficit to a 20-20 tie at the end of regulation at USU. Completed 12-of-26 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown against the Aggies. Hays threw for 1,459 yards and 12 touchdowns last season making a start in six victories.
TRAVIS WILSON (6-6, 220): True freshman from San Clemente, Calif., is 3-for-3 passing for 49 yards and a touchdown at Utah connecting on a 28-yard flea flicker to Kenneth Scott in the loss at USU. Wilson rushed for a pair of scores in the season-opening victory over Northern Colorado.
ADAM SCHULZ (6-1, 203): Redshirt freshman from Muskego, Wis., has yet to play this season. May have the strongest arm of the group.
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