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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 9 2011 11:00 p.m. MDT

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Classless Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Quarterback Jordan Wynn saw limited action for precautionary reasons.

Apparently the anti-Ute "fans", and supposed radio show, are incorrect saying that Wynn hasn't thrown in the last 2 practices. They might not know that the media is restricted to the last 30 minutes of practice. With Wynn being on a throw count, the media probably doesn't see him throw because he is already done with the throws.

It sounds like the defense is going to be awesome this year, even more so with 2 standout safeties. The linebacker core sounds like it is just about as deep as the very talented D-Line.

The offense should also be great. The new backup QB Hays seeing plenty of action with Wynn being limited in throws. The RB's and WR's sound lightening fast. 3 WR's are 4.4 or under on the 40. If Denham can comes back soon, then the receiving core will give any team serious problems.

This is going to be an exciting year to watch.
Go Utes!!!

Salt Lake City, UT

"Quarterback Jordan Wynn saw limited action for precautionary reasons."

Regardless of whether Wynn sat out because of soreness in his shoulder or simply because of precautionary reasons, the fact that he's seeing limited action is a concern. Wynn can't learn Utah's offense and develop the required timing with his receivers if he's not on the field practicing.

Fully Exposed
Irvine, CA

Pratice hard and remain healthy are keys to a good pre-season.

Go Utes!!!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Let's put the term "limited action" in the proper context, shall we?

Wynn is being limited to 100 throws per practice session. In the entire 2010 season, Wynn only attempted 299 throws. That means every three practices - even in "limited action" - Wynn is making an entire season's worth of throws.

I'd say that's plenty of reps to learn the offense and get the timing down, wouldn't you?

Salt Lake City, UT

Brave Sir Robin

"Limited to 100 throws per practice session" doesn't necessarily mean Wynn is throwing 100 times per practice -- the 100 throws is his max limit; there is no min limit, so we really don't know if Wynn is making 0 throws or 10 throws or 100 throws per practice.

Since we're not seeing any attempts/completions numbers per QB it's all guesswork as far as fans knowing how Wynn is doing, except for general comments from coaches that he's doing okay. Sugarcoating his progress now isn't going to help the team come September.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

Wynn won't be fully recovered from his surgery before the season starts.

Denham won't be back for at least another month.

None of Utah's backup quarterbacks have taken a single snap in a live Div I game.

None of Utah's running backs have played a single down in a live Div I game.

Most of Utah's receivers have not played a single down in a live Div I game.

Utah's offensive has no depth.

And Utah is installing a completely new offensive scheme.

Yet, Utah fans believe that an offense that only scored 7, 3, 17, and 3 points in four of its last five games, and lost almost all of its skill position players, is going to be "great".

Delusion is running rampant on the hill.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Reading between the lines, I'd say Wynn's injury situation is much more dire than Utah coaches are letting on and that Utah is furiously trying to get a backup QB up to speed in case of the very real possibility that Wynn won't be ready to start the season. I'd be very surprised if Wynn plays more than a series or two against Montana State.

Troll Hunter
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Jordan Wynn's mustache has more "physicality" than he does.

He will be in a sling by the end of the season.

Duckhunter Hunter
Alpine, UT

anti -

And you're commenting on these boards because....??? Ever troll??? You care and are jealous and bitter.

"Wynn won't be fully recovered from his surgery before the season starts."

Everything I've read is that he is at 100%, but he is being brought along with precuation. I trust KWhitt more than you.

"Denham won't be back for at least another month."

Doesn't he fall into the category of somebody with no Div.1 experience? By your logic, which is faulty, this doesn't deserve a separate comment by you. Sounds more like you're jealous and hateful, brah.

"None of Utah's running backs have played a single down in a live Div I game."

And? They are a talented bunch and I am confident that the RB that emerges will be successful. Other Frosh or limited experience backs have had an impact in the past. Why not one of these guys? RB is one of the easiest positions to transition from one level to the next. Polk, UW RB, is a good example. He had a tremendous year last year and he was a Freshman. It can and will be done.

Now go eat some Jell-O.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Ufan, sorry but you're wrong - every day his exact number of throws has been tracked on a whiteboard by the field and is reported by the media. On day 1 he threw 79 times, day 2 he threw 93 times, etc. So rest assured - he is getting reps.

RE: anti-BCS

"Delusion is running rampant on the hill"....that's an ironic statement coming from a BYU fan (just voted 8th most delusional in the country by Sports Illustrated). I see you guys are predicting another undefeated season and a national championship - how's that worked out for you the past 25 Augusts you've been talking about it? I also see that you guys are claiming independence is better than the PAC12, yet now your coaches are telling recruits that you'll be in the Big12 in a couple of years. If being independent is so great, why would your coaches be selling recruits on the benefits of being in a conference?

Palo Alto, CA

Brave Sir Robin

The real issue is how many times did Wynn throw in practices 3, 4 and 5 when he saw "limited" action. If all of those throws in practices 1 and 2 caused Wynn to miss most of practices 3, 4 and 5, that's a red flag about just how "fully recovered" Wynn really is.

btw, attacking BYU fans isn't going to solve your precarious QB situation and burying your head in the sand isn't going to help, either.

Utah's coaches had a panic attack when Wynn locked knees with a running back and went down. That tells you all you need to know about just how worried Utah's coaching staff is about Wynn's health.

Troll Hunter
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Ute Trolls really think Wynn is a good QB?? Laughable

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Those players throwing punches wont get any blessings for being kind like we do in provo.

Highland, UT

The funny thing is, Jake Heaps is better than Andrew Luck, Bronco has said it himself. According to ESPN, the hesiman is Jake's to lose and Utah is dealing with Wynnie! Ha! has wynn ever even beaten a good team? He sure hasn't ever beat BYU! LOL!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

"Ute Trolls really think Wynn is a good QB?? Laughable"

No Utah fans beleive he is a good QB, but you're to lame to know the difference, since you are a troll you think everyone is a troll.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

"The funny thing is, Jake Heaps is better than Andrew Luck, Bronco has said it himself"

Bronco also when talking about BYU fans said:

"For the people in the most visible positions: Head coach, quarterback, corner, offensive tackle, something like that; the positions which give up or could be criticized easily by a normal person, just by visibility, not necessarily a great fan, in terms of education and understanding the broader scheme of things, but if you're just to look out and say, where are the mistakes, the level of criticism usually matches the level of education and the fans, the people it comes from."

Way to prove him right Articutroll......

Draper, UT

Wow, lot's of scared BYU fans on this one trying to paint a gloom and doom picture so they feel better about their team's inferior position. Wynn is being compared to the great QBs in the Conference of QBs and even Chow himself compared Wynn to Ty Detmer - I think he has a pretty good viewpoint on each of them, too.

Of course the coaches are concerned about Wynn's health, just goes to show how highly they think of him. You don't think Stanford is worried about Luck's health?

@ArticunoBYU, if Bronco really does think Heaps is better than Luck, he's as delusional as the fan base.

Bo Jangles
Meridian, ID

Troll Hunter, given your screen name do you think it's a bit ironic that you are a BYU fan trolling the Ute boards. You should probably get a new name. I have a suggestion... just drop the Hunter and keep the Troll.

To Utah/Wynn naysayers, you are probably the same group of geniuses that said Brian Johnson would never perform well after his injury. He proved you all wrong by leading Utah to a 22-4 record over two season including Poinsettia and Sugar bowl wins. However, we do appreciate your intense interest in the Utes, perhaps you ought to just come out of the closet now and admit you can't control your obsession with Utah football.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

BYU fans are funny.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah


In his minds eye, Bronco was picturing the kids on the hill when he was discussing the level of education of fans.

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