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Published: Thursday, Aug. 18 2011 12:45 p.m. MDT

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Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

If Hays is finding a rhythm with the first team, play him. It's the only encouraging news I've heard about the offense in the entire camp. So much of being a good QB is about the timing and knowing the tendencies of your team mates. Whoever gives the team the best chance of winning. And right now, I'm not convinced that is Jordan.

Dand_Ute
WEST JORDAN, UT

Jordan Wynn is SO SO SOFT! I the boy needs to grow up a lot to help Utah win! Soft O Line Soft QB. Not a good combination!

lonestar
Fort Worth, TX

I don't know where all the optimism for the season is coming from. I highly doubt Wynn makes it through the season, which leaves no experience in the backfield. And don't get started on the defensive secondary. Not so sure all of that equals success for the PAC 12.

byronbca
Salt Lake City, UT

I bet the O line is secretly celebrating that someone on the D line finally went down. It's great to hear that the backup QB is starting to pick up the offense, chances are we'll need him at some point.

Re Dand:
How is a QB who plays an entire season on a throwing shoulder that needed surgery soft? He may be injury prone but I don't think you can question his toughness.

Re Lone:
The secondary was a question mark coming into fall camp, but nobody who has seen them play are questioning them now. Try and keep up.

BYUCOLORADO
Castle Rock, CO

A quote from Patrick Kinahan who was at practice today:

"Utah offense looked awful in the 2-minute drill at the end of practice"

I just don't think anyone knows how bad/good anyone will be until they start playing some opponents.

ImaCaMan
Redlands, CA

Re: byronbca

You're willing to bet that the offensive linemen are celebrating because a defensive linman is injured? I'm embarassed to be a fan of the same team as you.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

I have high expectations for the Utes this year, maybe even higher than Hedgie. I expect them to beat Montana State comfortably and win all six home games this year as long as they do their best and do not give up. The question I have is can they win on the road.

The Utes best two games will be weeks two and three, both on the road against teams with chips on their shoulders and from strong deep programs. I want the Utes to beat USC. I really do. All this talk about Winn tells me that it isn't going to happen. BYU isn't going to be kind to the Utes the week after. Can the Utes rebound or will they wilt if this happens?

I see them pulling it together after the BYU game and finishing 8-4 (losses to Pitt, USC, BYU and Cal).

Can't we START the season last week?

byronbca
Salt Lake City, UT

Re ImaCaMan:
Lighten up, you shouldn't take everything so seriously. I don't really think that the O line is going to throw a party to celebrate that they hurt a teammate, merely that they would to happy to even the score a little bit. If you think that the D line hasn't been talking smack to the O line about how many injuries they've caused to them you are crazy. I bet the coaches even get into it a little bit. Football is a sport where players try to hurt each other and they have been known to joke about these types of things.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@byronbca

" If you think that the D line hasn't been talking smack to the O line about how many injuries they've caused to them you are crazy. I bet the coaches even get into it a little bit. Football is a sport where players try to hurt each other and they have been known to joke about these types of things."

You've obviously never played football and don't know a thing about it. No one "talks smack" or "jokes" about hurting their teammate. Yes they may celebrate a big hit on the field but actually causing a teammate an injury that puts them out for a period of time is not something any football player "jokes" about.

Good Grief that might be the dumbest claim in the history of these boards and that's really saying something considering some of the stuff wedgie, howie, and christina post.

ExecutorIoh
West Jordan, UT

Wynn may be tough or he might not be, but I am not impressed with his gamemanship and intelligence. If he was playing hurt and it affected his ability to compete, he should have been the first to tap himself out of the game and given the ball to a QB that would be able to complete passes. He may be tough, but if his selfishness cost the Utes wins last year, I wouldn't trust him to run the team.

Rock Of The Marne
Phoenix, AZ

Oh my, the last sentence of Duck's post is the most ironic thing I've read in a long time. It's the equivalent of OJ being on the jury of a murder trial.

Duckhunter Hunter
Alpine, UT

Quackmeister regularly provides these boards with unintentional comedy as evidenced by his last sentence in his 4:54 PM post.

LOL!

Salemite
Salem, Ut

Hey Ute fans....

Don't be so hard on your team. You've got talent and a great coaching staff. Whittingham will find a way! Now come September 17 I have to root for the Y, but before and after that I'm pulling for the Utes too.

I hope you crush USC. I can't stomach their fight song and they way they play it! Good luck this year. It'll be fun.

byronbca
Salt Lake City, UT

Re ducky:

You're right ducky, college football players never joke about things that may be considered insensitive, they certainly would never brag about hurting one another, and I'm sure all the trash talk is on the up and up.

"No one "talks smack" or "jokes" about hurting their teammate". Are you for real? Yes they do, and all the time. The operative word here being "jokes".

Do you really believe that a bunch of college teammates who are competing against each other are not going to joke around and try to get under each others skins? If you believe that, you obviously were never young.

Utah'95
FPO, AE

Fortunately the Utes are coached by quality coaches, rather than any number of you guys.

Let's let Coaches Whit and Chow decide who should play quarterback.

phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

Utah'95

"Fortunately the Utes are coached by quality coaches"

It doesn't matter how good your coaches are if you can't practice. Unless the Utes have discovered some secret alternative to practice that is unknown to the rest of the universe, the Utes are in big trouble offensively -- a wounded/sick QB who can't practice, decimated OL, new receivers, new running backs, new offense, and limited practice time.

And this is all going to somehow magically come together in less than two weeks???

hohum
Saint George, UT

I am waiting for the report by the coaches about preping the backup. I posted yesterday and lo and behold it happens today. Can I say I told you so. I have some conerns about the u this year.

Classless Ute Fan
Magna, UT

Phoenix,

***It doesn't matter how good your coaches are if you can't practice. Unless the Utes have discovered some secret alternative to practice that is unknown to the rest of the universe, the Utes are in big trouble offensively -- a wounded/sick QB who can't practice, decimated OL, new receivers, new running backs, new offense, and limited practice time.***

And yet this article says that the offense performed better today than the awesome defense. Care to explain how if the offense is so awful, how did they perform better?

Go Utes!

Solomon Levi
Alpine, UT

"Do you really believe that a bunch of college teammates who are competing against each other are not going to joke around and try to get under each others skins? If you believe that, you obviously were never young."

The real question is, are Utah fans really so clueless that they actually believe that players joke around about their teammates' injuries?

I Bleed Blue
Las Vegas, NV

Utah will be fine with whoever the quarterback is. Kyle is a great coach and he will have Utah ready to compete in the PAC12.

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