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Published: Saturday, Oct. 1 2011 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Sandy, UT

This is troubling for sure. However, I still think the winning the South Division is very doable. We were given a huge gift by avoiding the two powers of Stanford and Oregon. With USC out of the picture, I still think it comes down to the Utah Arizona State game next week. Arizona State is struggling right now against a very bad Oregon State team.

If any coach can get it done, it's Kyle. Beat ASU, and the division(and spot in inaugural pac 12 championship game) is ours.

Get better Jordan!

Layton, UT

I wish Wynn a speedy recovery. May you be able to return and play well (except against the Cougs).


I wish more fans (utah,and byu) were more like you. I have noticed and appreciated your comments, you are a classy person.

Wasatch/Heber, UT

Tough loss for Utah. Can't wait for Basketball season in the PAC 12.

sacramento, ca

um.....SHOCKER! hahahahaha

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

That's a tough injury ... hopefully it isn't as bad as the injury last year to his right shoulder. Hope to see him back in the lineup soon.

Iowa City, IA

Way to go Scott! I love how he answered the question about BYU (reporter looking for an official dig) with "certainly". The only people who can't see BYU for what it is are utah fans.

Brings up the question though, why are questiong being asked about BYU at a U/UW game?

Now that Utah got blown out at home because of turnovers, does that mean everything they said about BYU is now true about them?

David A
Orem, Utah

The chances of the Utes winning the south division just went out the window. I predict a loss next week and the fans will follow the chances of winning the south.

South Jordan, UT

After all of the talk I don't know whether to laugh or cry. I wish the utes good luck but also remember all of the hoopla when arizona and arizona state went west.

Spanish Fork, UT

Tough loss for the Utes. Losing is quite a good thing for BYU and Utah as it quells the fires of arrogance we (and other sports fans) are quite good at. When BYU used to regularly destroy Utah, too many of my fellow Cougar fans would declare we had a superior program (we did then) and the Utes were in a permanent decline (nonsense). When Utah clobbered BYU this year it humbled BYU and put the Utes into an arrogant posture about how BYU was no in permanent decline. Equally nonsensical. They will be back.

Seeing Utah lose a fumble that Washington returned for a TD was kind of poetic justice seeing as how they were the recipient of a similar gift from BYU the previous game.

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

Hope Wynn can recover and toughen up for his sake and hope Heaps can learn not to believe his own press he creates.

Heber City, UT

Wow, that is going to make it tough on the Utes. I was hoping they could run the table this year. Will be truly interesting to see how the backup does.

Layton, UT

niners | 11:47 p.m. Oct. 1, 2011

Do you think that the SF 49ers and Alex Smith will finally put it together this year? They have been killing me since they got rid of Garcia (blamed a good QB instead of the coach/bad team).

Orem, UT

Heaps might be available!

Sorry, couldn't resist. I sincerely wish Wynn a speedy recovery and the Utes a great season. Everyone knew it would be tough the first year or two in a BCS conference. I'm a Coug, but I love the Utes too and cheer for them almost always. I admit to being proud of Sarkisian...another old cougar.

Good luck Utes!

Salt Lake City, UT

The worst case scenario at the start of the season was Bergstrom going down and then Wynn going down because our best player isn't there protecting him. Well that didn't take long to become a reality.

Big J
Bountiful, UT

As we sat in the stands and saw Hays come out in the second half we did not know what had happened to Wynn. I feel bad that he is hurt again. I thought he was playing very well and the offense was moving the ball. Get well soon.

No excuses here or from the Utes. You have to win with the players you have. I thought Hays played well considering he was thrown into the fire.

A week with the first team and he will be fine.

Go Utes!

Bleed Crimson
Sandy, Utah

Utah fans really shouldn't have high expectations for our first year. Utah lacks depth and the offensive line is weak compared to other Pac-12 schools. It is going to take a few years to recruit and get that depth. This is a year where we know where we'll stand at the end of the season and we can improve on that. Utah will be a great Pac-12 member in years to come. I have no doubt we have the best coaches in the league. We just need to get that Pac-12 talent.

Go Utes!

Denver, CO

I feel for Wynn! To have an injury that prevents us from reaching our potential can be devastating; personally as well as publicly. I wish him only the best, and a quick and full recovery.

Ex-Pat of Zion
Lititz, PA

Shreve was getting a fair amount of press in the spring. His name's on the roster. Did get injured, become ineligible or leave the program? The season admittedly looks like it could be long. The Utes have athletes that have played the position (Robles, Blechen) and were recruited as QB's. Is Brian willing to burn a potential all-american shot to help the team by switching back? Wildcat with him could be an option at a minimum? Is the O line disciplined enough to handle the change in cadence under this type of improvisation. Reilly had to come up with the "duck" a while back. What's in the dusty pages of Chow's playbook?

Hays perhaps settled down late in the game, or it could have been Udub calling off the "dogs". I expect the team to rebound. It's been a while since they've had a "UNLV" (Boise State, TCU and ND last year notwithstanding).

Springville, UT

All the rivalry fan banter back and forth and here the Utes are as several predicted... Wynn is out again and NO real backup QB talent in the wings.

Ouch and very unfortunate. Good luck Jordan in your recovery. Sorry Ute team, play your best and encourage your new starter.

So predictable and so unnecessary. Hard pill to swallow but the BYU backup changed a game and maybe a season. Coaches did a big disservice to the Ute program this year leaving it so exposed.

Hope Hays can develop, what an opportunity for a JC transfer from a program that no longer exists? Wow, that could be a story... or not.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

This was one game I had as questionable and I thought if we won it would be close. Too bad about Wynn. I think losing him was the key to our lack of offensive production in the second hald. Hays is goig to have to learn fast, but we've seen it happen before.

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