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Published: Thursday, Aug. 4 2011 1:00 p.m. MDT

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Are there any omens that have to do with swallowing a bee?

Salt Lake City, Utah

Wynn throwing 79 passes in his first practice is a good sign, but his receivers dropping passes isn't. It would be nice to know how catchable those dropped passes were.


"Obviously my shoulder felt good."

Cautiously optimistic, but Wynn has potential to be great this year.

Go Utes!

Marked it Down
Park City, UT


"Are there any omens that have to do with swallowing a bee?"

Swallowing a bee on the first day of practice is like breaking a mirror.

It's a sure sign of seven years of bad juju for Utah football.


Dang! I hate to hear that Dehnam hurt his hamstring. He was one of the two players arriving this fall that I hoped could make an instant run for the starting spot. Ther other being McGill. We could use a great big reciever like Denham in the Pac 12. I hope he is ok.

Ogden, UT

79 passes? I suppose that is good for coming off an injury. Just seems low when my son throws 150 to 200 passes every night and he is a junior in HS.And yes he is throwing with velocity and yes he is throwing to receivers and yes..... he is the real deal Utah. GO WARRIORS!!

Muss Man
Draper, UT

Anyone know why Wynn is wearing a brace on his left knee?

JW looks like he's put on 15-20 lbs (not counting the new hairdo). If he was tough enough to get a tattoo, he'll be tough enough to not slide short on 3rd and short, right?

Mcallen, TX

This is a ute article. Has anyone heard of hedgehog?

Hillsboro, Oregon

I dont understand how any Ute fan can be excited to have Wynn as your starting QB.

Against decent-good competition he was flat out awful last season. People can say it was because of the offense he was running (Spread), but I dont remember ever seeing the triple option or QB draws, so it was not a true spread, more of a shotgun balanced air attack. The spread usually features a dual threat QB. (See Oregon, Auburn, ect.)
And those that argue it was because of an injury are just making excuses, It was reported that he sustained the injury agains ISU, but if he had suffered through the injury all season long, what was the point of him sitting out of the Boise State game and letting his team get humiliated? Just not adding up.

Assuming that Wynn makes it through the season, I think he will have a tough time consistently performing well. He will be up against defensive schemes he hasnt seen yet, and defensive team speed that does not exist in the MWC outside of TCU.

Utah will be 8-4 at best next season (lucky to avoid the Ducks&Standford)

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

A lot of good news. Hope it keeps coming.

Sandy, UT

"Are there any omens that have to do with swallowing a bee?"

Yes, it means that the only thing that stings worse than a Brian Blechen tackle is a bee sting to the inside of your throat.


Finally, something to actually talk about. Not too excited about the Dehnam news. Hopefully it's minor and he's full speed by next week.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

Black&Blue | 3:58 p.m. Aug. 4, 2011
Hillsboro, Oregon

You're in the wrong place to discuss the WAC. This is a PAC 12 article.

Salt Lake City, UT

Wonder if Blechen's new nickname will be "BUZZ"...

Meanwhile, GO UTES! and kick some butt Boo Anderson!!!

Irvine, CA

"Every year is an adventure..."

Let this year be an adventure that takes us to Pasadena--just 65 miles from where I am...Wow! that would be dream comes true.

Go Utes!!!

Salt Lake City, UT


"Let this year be an adventure that takes us to Pasadena--just 65 miles from where I am...Wow! that would be dream comes true."

Wish granted.

The Utes will be there November 12th...

which is the closest they'll get to playing in the Rose Bowl with Wynn at QB.

Dave S
Holladay, UT

Re: Swoop

I'm amazed that you even know the Utes schedule that well. I didn't even know when we played there. Sounds like you are a little Ute obsessed there little bro!!


Exciting days for the Runnin' Utes! We made it to the big show! GOOOOO Utes!

Salt Lake City, UT

Dave S

You should check the location of the UCLA game on November 12th...

Frisco, TX

Coaches Poll was released today. I hope I never have to hear another Ute chide about BYU's schedule. U aren't scheduled to play a single ranked team, not one. Is this the easiest schedule ever? In the MWC, you always played a couple of ranked teams. If your team is half as good as you say it is, you should breeze to an easy 12 - 0 regular season record. This schedule brings a whole new meaning to the Eagles song, Take It Easy.

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