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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 10 2011 10:13 p.m. MDT

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Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

It's going to be a special year. The pac 12 memebership is what we needed to propel us past the "average BCS games" to the big one. This team has the chemistry, speed, and coaching to go all the way. Top 5 by end of season!

Utah football is a beautiful thing.

Laser
Iowa City, IA

I thought Langi was the top dog according to an article posted earlier.
Who is White? What's going on?

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

White is a JC transfer. He was very good at the JC level and may continue to get better as he catches on to the Utes offense.

JonnyDanger
HOUSTON, TX

Why is it that we get specific stats for every QB at BYU's camp, but nothing about the Ute QB's? As a Cougar fan I am very excited about our backup QB's and the way the are playing, but I hope we never see them until the ends of blowouts. As a fan of the Ute's all but one game a year I am fairly concerned about Wynn-I want to know more and I certainly want to know how the backups are doing in case there is more to his "soreness" than the coaches are letting on. I wish him the best and hope his are is fine all year-1. so that we can (hopefully) beat the Utes at the top of their game and 2. so Utah can represent by shellacking the rest of the PAC!!

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, Utah

Hmmm.... I would think that after about 8 months of not throwing a football, he would need all the practice he could get. I agree with not overexerting yourself, but not using the arm at all to rest it seems risky. He's probably very rusty, and getting your timing with the receivers is an important part of this offense. Plus, there probably isn't a "magic button" he can press to suddenly be ready for game after game, week after week when they roll around.

I don't know, I'm sure Coach Whittingham knows more than I do. Just my 2 cents.

Papa Smurf UTE
Herriman, UT

Wynn will be OK, the issue is Brenner and Asiata going down. We are already thing at the O line, and having an experienced lineman in Breener go down is huge. They said on the raido that it could be at least 2-3 weeks before he is back, and it might even be longer than that. They will need to evaluate the elbow here again in the next few days. I am OK with Brenner missing the Montana St game, but we need him back and healthy by USC. Asiata is only a freshman, and is still trying to pick up blocking schemes. Hopefully its a small sprain that wont keep him out for long. Moving Latu over from teh D line to the O line will help with depth, but changing positions is never an easy thing. I am confidant in the coaches, and that they will get it all worked out.

Mike Johnson
Stafford, VA

John White had 1491 yards on 184 carries and 16 touchdowns last year as he led the Los Angeles Harbor Community College Seahawks to their conference championship. He was also the 2nd leading receiver for his team with 21 catches for 176 yards. Utah has a stable full of backs that look pretty good.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

This "precaution" with Wynn is suspect to say the least. Wynn's shoulder is not "fine". I'm more concerned with the O-line right now however. Maybe Latu can give a little depth. I've not seen this little depth on the o-line at Utah is quite some time. Spring practice showed we need each of the starters to stay healthy. Not good . . .

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

The last two years Wynn has been surrounded with solid and experienced players. He did not have to be spectacular but he was solid when healthy. This year there will be more demanded of him for the team to be good because of the inexperience at RB and somewhat at receiver. The O line is what really makes me nervous. It is pretty common to lose someone during the season. I hope Wynn is completely healthy. He seems to have a strong mind which is half the battle.

Adam
Salt Lake City, UT

Is there a capable quarterback at the U to repalace Wynn? I watched him last seaon against a good defense like TCU (similar to what he'll see all year) and he was terrible. Is Wynn truly the answer? Or is there someone else? I hope I'm wrong but I just don't see Wynn as the future for the Utes.

byronbca
Salt Lake City, UT

As far as Wynn's health is concerned, I'm much more worried about offensive linemen going down which could lead to Wynn getting hurt, than his health right now.

Shoulder injuries are fickle and can be reaggravated easily, I believe Wynn will be 100% against USC, but if inexperienced O-linemen and running backs start missing blocks, he might not be 100% for byu. It's still the first week of camp so lets hope that somebody can step up and take over that guard position. Thank goodness we have 2 really good tackles.

The one silver lining to Wynn's throw count is that it gives the backups much needed time with the first team.

SportsCenter
Olympus Cove, Utah

Sore shoulder, limited practice, just resting... but everything is "fine".

It's not time to hit the panic button yet...

but, it's getting close.

UU32
Bountiful, UT

Adam, unfortunately, the next best thing in the Utah program at quarterback is currently practice with his high school team in California and will be a true freshman -- next year.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

This article reminds me of the UofU preseason basketball articles.

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

I hope it really is fine, but this worries me. We first heard 100 throws/day, then I heard 70, now he needs a day off? I hope he is okay.

Re: JonnyDanger
I have often wondered the same thing about stats. Why do we hear about every single pass thrown by the BYU QB's, but not Ute QB numbers? I think those stats are a little misleading, because hopefully the coaching staff is putting them in situations where they can learn and become better (or sometimes putting the in situations where they can have a high completion % to build confidence), but it is just an interesting observation about DNews coverage.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Jake Heaps can throw better left handed.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Wynn has potential but I doubt he is the answer for Utah. This season will determine a lot regarding whether we need to go after a QB next year.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Lotsa stuff in this article.

Already thin offensive line now a devastated offensive line. Moving d-linemen, freshman d-linemen, over to the offensive line is not a good sign.

Mediocre qb that had shoulder surgery, didn't play during spring, has barely thrown all summer, is not throwing at all in practices. From what I understand he will not throw at all in the afternoon practice either. That is not indicative of a shoulder that is 100%. Something here doesn't add up.

JC transfer rb is now #1. Hmmmmm.....so much for the rugby player, that was a pipe dream anyway, but the 4 star freshman not being ahead in this race? That is a surprise. Now the jc guy might be a pretty good runner but the fact he only weighs in at 185#'s doesn't bode very well for that "downhill, north/south" running game the new offensive coordinator is supposedly installing. That calls for a big back.

Very interesting indeed.

CG
Orem, UT

If this were MLB, Whittingham would be on the horn to Mendenhall right now trying to trade a couple of hitters and a future 3-star recruit to be named later, for a starting pitcher (Munns).

I feel sorry for Wynn, he's a nice kid, but to the Utah fans who have been in denial since last season, remember, BYU fans have been sending up signal flares for months warning that this could happen.

MAFU
Salt Lake City, UT

Lot's of orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists chiming in from Provo today. Their expert medical and football opinions are always welcomed on Ute articles.

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