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Utah Utes football: QB Jordan Wynn will be sidelined for remainder of season with shoulder injury

Injury to his non-throwing shoulder requires surgery

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  • bluecoug89 Highland, UT
    Oct. 15, 2011 8:17 a.m.

    I wish Wynn the best. That's a tough break for your team and I hope that you guys end your season the best you can and with heads held high. Good luck Utes!

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 12, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    Hunt | 10:24 a.m. Oct. 11, 2011
    Spanish Fork, UT

    Utah may have 4 QB's in name (one so good he was converted to Linebacker) but in actual quality the Utes are lacking big time.

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    I agree. I think Whitt's statement that Utah isn't any thinner at QB than anyone else in the nation is a total line. I was surprised to see he said that.

    Utah most certainly is very thin at QB right now. Much thinner than most every other team in the country.

    Come on Kyle. Just tell it like it is.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 12, 2011 11:11 p.m.

    A quick thanks to all the BYU fans who have posted in good taste on this board. Thanks. It's clear that many of you can be classy when you want to. Keep coming back.

    Furthermore, a quick disamissal to all the immature Cougar AND Ute fans on this board making fools of themselves with their juvenile hate-filled drivel. You all know who you are. Keep away.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 12, 2011 11:06 p.m.

    Duckhunter | 10:32 p.m. Oct. 10, 2011
    Highland, UT

    Once he played the red shirt option is over and he played 4 games.

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    I don't think this is true.

    B. Johnson received a medical redshirt a few years ago when he was hurt, and I believe that he had played a few games already.

    Plus, Riley Nelson got the same for last season.

    The fact that Whittingham said he's got a medical redshirt leads me to believe he's already got it.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 12, 2011 11:04 p.m.

    Rational | 10:13 p.m. Oct. 10, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT

    In the aftermath of an injury, good guys don't gloat, Gary.

    A rational Cougar fan.

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    I don't even have to say a word to let this burn hurt.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 12, 2011 11:01 p.m.

    Hawkeye79 | 9:19 p.m. Oct. 10, 2011
    Iowa City, IA

    I'm surprised to see so many Ute fans discussing BYU on a Utah comment board. Those who do so appear to be quite fixated on comparing everything Utah does to BYU, which lends support to the claims that U of U fans have some kind of "little brother" syndrome. Don't prove the accusers to be right.

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    Another BYU sympathizer trying to stir up trouble. It's getting ridiculous.

    All it takes is a look at the first few comments on this board, nearly all of which are from BYU trolls, and see that they are the ones making the comparisons.

    Yet, inexplicably, you fire off a "why do Ute fans always have to bring up BYU" post.

    Get a clue, will ya pal?

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    RE: Big Daddy Utah
    I'd like to see Utah alternate playing BYU one year, USU the next.

    I think you are overreacting to "the Utes going south". Against Washington, they lost their starting quarterback. While the backup does get reps, you don't really have a gameplan for losing the starting QB.

    If you watched the game, the first half of the ASU game was very good. A couple of quick turnovers got "its happening again" into the players' heads.

    The Utes will be fine. They don't need to drop the rivalry game. If anything, they should make it the first game of the season, like Colorado-Colorado State.

  • flintrock Rigby, Id
    Oct. 11, 2011 7:38 p.m.

    I'm sorry for Wynn but Whit has a lot of egg on his face for this choice.
    When they showed Wynn at the game he looked like a fan from the 60's.
    I think he knows his day has come and gone.

  • Stackhouse paradise, nv
    Oct. 11, 2011 7:25 p.m.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Oct. 11, 2011 7:18 p.m.

    Wow. Tough break.

    Here's to a speedy recovery.

    Hays will get his chances now. The Utes still have plenty of winnable games as long as Hays can simply manage the game. Reduce the turnovers, get the running game going and let the defense and special teams make the plays. The Utes were projected as the 3rd or 4th team in the south and considering Zona, UCLA and Colorado, that's still a good possiblity. But it will rely on Hays being able to manage the game and not force plays that aren't there. Beat it into your skull John, and the Utes can go bowling.

  • Big Daddy Utah SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    I want to hear from other Ute fans on this one. Ever since we played BYU, our team has pretty much gone south. Ten turnovers in the last 2 games is ridiculous. We need to leave BYU in the past. They are not our rival any more. We need to quit playing them. We geared up to play them, kicked the crap out of them, and then lost sight of the big picture. Same goes for USU. Quit playing them. Maybe play one or the other each year but not both. It is not that we are too good for them, we really aren't. It is because we have nothing to gain. Do we beat UW or ASU without the turnovers, no. But we could have remained competitive. Our rivals are now ASU, Oregon, CU, etc. Please Dr. Hill, don't schedule these in state games.

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 4:28 p.m.

    Two shoulder surgeries in 2 years has to be rough. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery and a fine senior season.

    Let's hope the game slows down a bit for Jon Hayes as he gains more experience. His scrambling and arm strength looked good on Saturday but some of the decisions he made left a lot to be desired.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    Oct. 11, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    wwookie

    "Hays looks to be getting better. The turnovers were from other players."

    Don't know what game you were watching, but Hays threw three interceptions, and one of them was behind his receiver right into the waiting arms of a sliding defender.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    Oct. 11, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Tough luck for Wynn. Here's wishing him a speedy recovery. As for his future, he should seriously consider transferring to a Div 1AA school. It's obvious he's not big and sturdy enough to absorb the punishment of playing Div 1A football and it's doubtful he'll ever start for the Utes again.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    Duckhunter , Chase Hansen has a worse arm than Riley?

  • jazzfan14 Sandy, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    Veracity: Maybe before you trash talk the Utes, you should remember the numbers 54-10. If you guys can put up some better numbers against us some day in the distant future, than you can talk all the trash you want.

  • Utesby3 Sandy, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 1:21 p.m.

    @ Veracity: I hope you're wrong about BYU's strength of schedule improving in the coming years because they seem to be having trouble with the schedule they've got. "Enjoy this season [BYU], it just might be your best in the next foreseable future".

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 1:19 p.m.

    @Rational and Anonymous Infinity

    Chase Hansen is not a D1 QB. His arm is not very good and he is not very accurate. What he is is a great athlete and I do mean great. BYU told him straight out he would not play QB for them and utah told him he could try knowing full well he will never play that position for them but at least telling him that would get him on board.

    Don't get me wrong, I would love for him to go to BYU with all that athletic ability but he has no future at QB on the next level. Even with utah's pitiful and dire QB situation he has no chance to play there. A QB just has to be able to throw the football.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    Anonymous Infinity | 11:20 a.m. Oct. 11, 2011

    Chase Hansen at Lone Peak could probably start at quarterback for Utah right now
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    Chase Hansen could probably start at a lot of colleges right now -- including one in Utah County.

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 11:20 a.m.

    Utah is in dire straits at quarterback and in my opinion in their defensive secondary. They are not competitive at this time in the Pac 12 or whatever the number will be in the future. Chase Hansen at Lone Peak could probably start at quarterback for Utah right now which is scary when you think about it at the collegiate level. Utah is being exposed for their lack of top level players at the skill positions. The program is a work in progress at this level. The top talent is limited and why would top ten to twenty five players at the various positions come to Utah when they can stay on the west coast? The same can be said for other players from other areas to the east of Utah. I don't see any immediate hope to upgrade the Utah program. They are just going to have to outwork other top teams, and continue to schedule patsies to pad their win loss record, plain and simple. I know the truth hurts, but live with it; and I'm a diehard Ute supporter when I say these things. That doesn't mean we can give up on becoming better.

  • Glenn A. Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 11:15 a.m.

    @Veracity

    "GoUtesss

    54-10

    And folks, that is Utah entire season in a nut shell...ouch!"

    Yep, Ute fans are pretty proud of that win, as they should be. Winning a rivalry game, in blowout fashion, on the road like that was impressive. I imagine if the Cougs had done the same thing, you'd still be talking about it. Kind of like "Harline is still open," etc. Let's just be completely honest with ourselves: the highlight of Ute fans' season will most likely be the BYU blast off, and I think the comments here and elsewhere are representative of that. On the flipside, the highlight of Cougar fans' season will most likely be that the Utes haven't fared as well in the PAC-12 as many thought, and I think the comments here and elsewhere are representative of that.

    I always love it when one side professes one set of fans to be "obsessed" with the other. It's a rivalry for goodness' sake, there's plenty of obsession and vindictiveness on both sides to go around, and, again, I think the comments here and elsewhere are representative of that.

  • Sandpiper Air Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    Do the utes have any young QBs in the pipeline that can step up? I think Wynn is done at the u because he is so injury prone.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 10:36 a.m.

    Veracity, mgr63,

    the same lack of class that is represented by gloating ABOUT a player's injury is also represented by smack talking in an article about a player's injury. Of course, you have both company and provocation on this article.

  • Hunt Spanish Fork, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 10:24 a.m.

    "I don't think that we're any thinner right now than anybody in the country..."

    Sure, that's why you are starting a JC QB who was headed to a D2 school (recruited by 0 D 1 programs) that was so successful they folded the program. The fact is Hays was acquired in a desperation move when the Ute coaching staff realized late in the game that they had a major depth issue at QB. They only brought him in because he would be able to play right away and would not have to sit out the season.

    This is the guy that now is the starter for the Utes. Utah may have 4 QB's in name (one so good he was converted to Linebacker) but in actual quality the Utes are lacking big time. How are the fans going to react when the Utes miss out on going to even the Vegas Bowl this year?

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 10:12 a.m.

    Hays looks to be getting better. The turnovers were from other players. It isn't the QB position that we need to worry about, it's the ball security issues.

    And the defense? Do we only teach to tackle with arms? We don't see any solid tacklers outside of our front 4. Linebackers and Secondary have a fear of getting in front of a guy and hitting him with their body. Coach W, you werent' like that, why are your players lacking skill at tackling?

    I'm going with our Utes in the Pitt game.

    Utah 28
    Pitt 21

    GO UTES!

  • sports-junkie West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:55 a.m.

    patriot | 9:29 a.m. Oct. 11, 2011
    Cedar Hills, UT
    there is a great soph QB down in Provo by the name of Jake Heaps that is wasting away on the bench that just might be interested in transferring ...

    So, is Jake a good QB or not? I get dizzy with how often U guys go back and forth. When he starts for BYU hes not even as good as Jordan Wynn, but now that he's on the bench he is "great", and you want to see him transfer to the U. Someone please pass the dramamine, I'm getting a little woozy.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:45 a.m.

    Too bad, the Utes will be lucky to make a bowl game...and if they do, welcome back to the Las Vegas Bowl. What a shame!

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    Too bad for Wynn and too bad for the Utes. I hope U continue to support your team through what will be a tough rest of the year. Hopefully, this will strengthen your QB situation for next year. U should be able to beat Arizona and Colorado regardless of who your QB is, but it will be interesting to see how U respond to the other teams - even though U move to a much easier part of your schedule.

    At some point Wynn needs to think more about his long term health than being the Ute QB. I think some bodies are more durable than others, and he doesn't seem to be cut out to take the hits.

    I don't get all the Ute comments about BYU's schedule on an article about your QB. Sure Idaho, Idaho State and New Mexico State are cupcakes. Is that the confession you're looking for? Montana State, Colorado and Arizona are not much better.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:37 a.m.

    uteowl | 10:43 p.m. Oct. 10, 2011
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Veracity - "the strenght of schedule will improve,"

    Just how do you figure that when at least three quarters of your schedule every year is going to be against mightly WACsters like NM State, Idaho, and their ilk? You'll may get three or four good teams early on in the season, when you're going to be least prepared to meet them and then it's cupcake time.

    Keep looking in the mirror and keep telling yourself that...soon you will beleive it as well...until then...my heart goes out to you and Utah...sorry...I know it is tuff keeping your chin up...

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:34 a.m.

    Recommendations: 2

    mgr63 | 11:36 p.m. Oct. 10, 2011
    DALLAS, TX

    I feel bad for the dwindling BYU fans. Your remaining home games aren't televised except for the ridiculous church channel and heading to LES will be a chore, nothing less..........just awful. Utah's strength of schedule was hurt by having to play BYU. Just another reason for Chris Hill to tell the Y to get lost FOREVER.

    I feel bad for Wynn, a great kid and a fine leader. But, the Utes will be alright and will hopefully finish the season with a winning record.

    By the way Y fans, how was being dissed by the Big 12 TOO resting in your bellies? Don't worry, as BYU will be out of NCAA athletics in the next five years most likely............"Rick's College" ring a bell?

    Ooo...realizing you have a poor team and are going to be even further down the drain in weeks to come really makes you want to strike out at someone...any one...don't worry, I understand...poor Utah.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 9:29 a.m.

    there is a great soph QB down in Provo by the name of Jake Heaps that is wasting away on the bench that just might be interested in transferring ...

    I have the feeling Chow would love to bring Heaps in and Heaps sure as heck isn't going to be content wasting the next 2 years on the bench behind a glorified high school QB.

  • Dand_Ute WEST JORDAN, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 8:45 a.m.

    I am sorry but this guy is too FRAGILE to be playing as a D1 QB!! Don't bother getting him the medical red shirt, go find a big strong tough QB. Hopefully the Wilson kid will work out. Wynn did some good things for us but every time he gets hit he gets hurt, and he's not mobile enough to avoid getting hit. The Utes have to get bigger stronger and faster to compete in the PAC 12. And I am confident they will. It will take a couple of years but they will get there.

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    flintrock:

    I agree with your basic premise regarding QB's.

    For example:

    Andrew Luck, Stanford, 6'4", 235.

    However, there are always exceptions:

    Kellen Moore, 6'0, 190.

    What worked perfectly for Kellen Moore and Boise State has not worked for UTAH.

    Coaching, supporting cast, scheduling as well as injuries all work in concert to create a result.

    No one is happy with the overall result this year. However, it took Jim Harbaugh along with Andrew Luck, 4 years to move Stanford from 1-11 to a respectible 8-4 playing what is and will be typical of the UTAH's schedule.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 7:55 a.m.

    Maybe the new kid steps up and they get to a bowl game. Considering Wynn is out for the rest of the year again, that would have to be considered a successful season.

  • flintrock Rigby, Id
    Oct. 11, 2011 12:19 a.m.

    When you recruit a high school QB who weights 155 lbs soaking wet and put 45 Lbs on his frame you are asking for trouble. Whit risked last year and this year with a young man who had no business playing D1 football. QB should weight a minimum 200 pounds out of high school and then they can add 10 to 20 pounds over their college career.

    This was a very very poor choice for the Utah Coaching staff and they are going to loose a lot of credibility with what has happened. I feel for Jordan but nobody said life is fair. This nightmare now affects the whole team and their expectations for the season.

    In my humble opinion Wynn's college career is over. How can you possibly put the fortunes of the Utah football program in his hands. You can't

    Whit has too big an ego to admit he messed this up. Just like he won't admit his safety choices for this year can't tackle, can't read a formation, have no experience, no guts and weigh all of 185 pounds. Speed can kill but in this case its killing us.

  • Jeff29 Cedar City, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 12:10 a.m.

    @mgr63

    Really? I mean if you are going to post completely false comments, at least get creative (you know something that we can't refute in less than 30 seconds).

    1) BYU has 3 remaining home games. One on "the ridiculous church channel" (which happens to be in more than 60 million households), and two on ESPN. The three road games and bowl game will all be televised on ESPN or Fox (granted the Fox game is only Fox regional, but what do you expect given the opponent is a PAC 12 team).

    2) A couple weeks ago you were adamant that no "reputable" news agencies were reporting a BYU invite to the Big 12, so we should all stop talking about it. Are you now saying that there are reputable news agencies reporting that BYU got "dissed" by the Big 12? Do you know this for sure? What are your sources? Or does that standard only apply to others?

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    Jordan:

    Get well my friend.

    Veracity:

    "...Utes strength of schedule is 35th in the nation. Byu's is 77th..."

    "...Utah's strength of schedule had nothing to do with the Utes...It was the Pac 10 which gave them the strengh of scedule...".

    Huh?

    The quality of the opposition defines SOS.

    The Cougars scheduled those WAC teams.

    Hence, when you load up/fatten up a semi-full WAC schedule, you deserve a 77 rank or worse.

    "...(their choice of opening up was with Montana State...WOW)...".

    Montana State is 5-1 and ranked #3 in the FCS.

    Idaho State is 2-3.

    They are not ranked in the top 42.

    SUU is ranked higher than Idaho State.

    "...the Utes are done...no money...the future does not look bright...".

    It took Jim Harbaugh 4 years to take Stanford from 1-11 to 8-4.

    By 2014, the Utes will be sitting on $30,000,000 and an 8-4 record.

    "...BYU's first year of Independence sceduling was hard...".

    San Jose State, New Mexico State, Idaho State and Idaho represent 4 of the worst college football teams in America.

    54-10.

    It's good BYU doesn't play PAC 10.2 doormats every week.

  • LehiUte Lehi, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 11:43 p.m.

    I wish Jordan the best in his recovery. This is obviously a tough challenge for him to have to recover from yet another shoulder surgery. In the meantime, I think Hays may prove to be a decent QB. So far, the biggest issues for the Utes have been turnovers, which in turn wear down the defense. I hope the offense can scheme appropriately to limit turnovers and start to be a real threat for opposing defenses the rest of the way.

    This is certainly not an ideal season - the Ute may not even go bowling this year - but I hope we at least see some solid progress in the offense and increased competitiveness overall. Time to right the course! Go Utes!

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    Oct. 10, 2011 11:36 p.m.

    I feel bad for the dwindling BYU fans. Your remaining home games aren't televised except for the ridiculous church channel and heading to LES will be a chore, nothing less..........just awful. Utah's strength of schedule was hurt by having to play BYU. Just another reason for Chris Hill to tell the Y to get lost FOREVER.

    I feel bad for Wynn, a great kid and a fine leader. But, the Utes will be alright and will hopefully finish the season with a winning record.

    By the way Y fans, how was being dissed by the Big 12 TOO resting in your bellies? Don't worry, as BYU will be out of NCAA athletics in the next five years most likely............"Rick's College" ring a bell?

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 11:25 p.m.

    Sad to see any player get hurt.

    Two years in a row must really frustrate Wynn.

    Keep the attitude up. These stuggles have a way to make us better human beings.

    ===

    Way too many classless BYU fans gloating. Why can't BYU fans be classy like the Ute fans who focus their posts on Jordan Wynn, not making this a BYU bashing comment board again, and college football?

  • truecoug1 Provo, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 11:16 p.m.

    @uteowl "Just how do you figure that when at least three quarters of your schedule every year is going to be against mightly WACsters"

    Take a look at the 2013 football schedule for BYU and you may want to rethink that statement. We set up the deal with the WAC to help us fill out our schedule for the first two years of independence, which would be the hardest years to fill.

    2013 is looking pretty solid. Texas, Georgia Tech, Utah, BSU, @ Hawaii, @ Notre Dame, @ USU, @ Houston are on the slate with more games to come. I would imagine that future schedules will look similar.

    Anyhoo, sorry to get into a SoS debate, but I guess it comes with the trash talking territory.

    Again, in all seriousness, all the best to Wynn. Here's hoping he gets a medical redshirt, he deserves it. The poor guy has had some terrible luck with injuries over the last couple of seasons.

  • MeSoLonely Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 11:09 p.m.

    That picture of Wynn scares me.

  • idaho cougar fan Twin Falls, ID
    Oct. 10, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    Tough break for Wynn. I hope to see him back next year healthy and ready to go. I would much rather beat Utah with Wynn then without him. I thought Utah could go 8-4 this year, but without Wynn it will be tough to become bowl eligible. I hope they can become bowl eligible to show that the once little guys can run with the big boys. Good luck rest of year Utes and until we meet next year!

  • Portland Trail Blazers Sandy, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 11:03 p.m.

    This really is too bad. This is going be a loooooong season for Utah....

  • uteowl Sunnyvale, CA
    Oct. 10, 2011 10:43 p.m.

    Veracity - "the strenght of schedule will improve,"

    Just how do you figure that when at least three quarters of your schedule every year is going to be against mightly WACsters like NM State, Idaho, and their ilk? You'll may get three or four good teams early on in the season, when you're going to be least prepared to meet them and then it's cupcake time.

  • We wear Blue ogden, ut
    Oct. 10, 2011 10:42 p.m.

    My heart hurt for Jordan when I read the article.
    From a Cougar fan I wish Jordan a speedy recovery.
    Get back on the field fast so we can play against you again next yesr when we come to RES.
    Thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    I'm sorry to hear this, injury's are never something to celebrate.

    @Mormon Ute

    I think the only way Wynn could be red shirted is if the ncaa granted him a medical hardship. Once he played the red shirt option is over and he played 4 games. My guess is utah will apply for one for him but having played 1/3 of the season makes it seem unlikely that it will be granted. I wish him luck with it however.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 10:17 p.m.

    Tough break for the Utes. I hope Wynn has a speedy recovery and can return healthy next season.

  • jw_bluecoug SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 10:13 p.m.

    @jenny83

    Of course you have a tough schedule.. you're in the pac 10.5!

    There aren't any excuses for the utes! this is what you guys got
    yourselves into!

    Stop whining and buck up to reality! It is what it is!

    Good luck on the losing season.. pathetic

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 10:13 p.m.

    GoodGuyGary | 10:03 p.m. Oct. 10, 2011
    Houston, TX
    I feel sorry for the guy.

    I smell a 4 win season for the utes though.
    ----------

    In the aftermath of an injury, good guys don't gloat, Gary.

    A rational Cougar fan.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 10:11 p.m.

    Not sure what is worse... losing a starting quarterback to injury, or losing a starting quarterback because he didn't live up to "the Jimmer of Football" hype.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 10:08 p.m.

    Well, it was often said that Wynn was somewhat injury prone, this proves it and it is very unfortunate.

    All of us hate to see an injury end a young man's dream and add to the problems of a team. Not what the Utes needed but several of us are not surprised either. Injuries are a known risk in this game and having depth is the 'B' plan.

    Here's to another speedy recovery for you Jordan.

    Team Ute, it was already developing into a long season, now maybe longer. Hopefully Hays will pickup the pace and develop quickly.

  • Rational Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 10:07 p.m.

    Sorry for Wynn's misfortune. My best wishes for a speedy recovery.

    It is classless, CLASSLESS, to gloat over a young man's injury, no matter one's loyalties.

  • GoodGuyGary Houston, TX
    Oct. 10, 2011 10:03 p.m.

    I feel sorry for the guy.

    I smell a 4 win season for the utes though.

  • Ghost Writer GILBERT, AZ
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:57 p.m.

    At least he got to be on the big win in Provo . . . of course the BYU offense scored most of the points for him, thus allowing him to rest his shoulder; too bad it didn't help.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:49 p.m.

    Jenny83

    True Coug....BYU is playing some pathetic teams....If you weren't bowl eligible that would be pretty sad. Utes strength of schedule is 35th in the nation. Byu's is 77th. Big difference.

    Utah's strength of schedule had nothing to do with the Utes...It was the Pac 10 which gave them the strengh of scedule (their choice of opening up was with Montana State...WOW)...it is too bad they can not play up to the schedule...strengh of schedule put aside, the Utes are done for the year...recruiting will become harder, no money yet, a D2 left-over quarterback and more turn overs down the road...the future does not look bright.

    BYU's first year of Independence sceduling was hard...they pretty well took what was out there...however, looking down the road, they will be playing the top tier schools out there, across the nation...the strenght of schedule will improve, the recruiting will even be better, the young team will grow and the stable is full...

    Enjoy this season Utah, it just might be your best in the next forseeable future.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:48 p.m.

    Best of luck to Jordan Wynn. I wish him a speedy recovery.

    We know what it is like to be down and out. No one (BYU nor Utes) should be stomping on either one right now. Let's act grown up!

  • Duh west jordan, ut
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:45 p.m.

    Too bad for Wynn. I don't think they will be able to redshirt him this year, he played in 4 games. He might lose a year of eligibility. Not sure, maybe someone knows better.

    Hays looked good except for the interceptions. If he can get that under control he will be fine, and this is coming from a BYU fan. I thought he moved the ball well, he just gave the ball away too many times and Arizona State capatilized.

    Look for Hays to do well at Pitt, I think Utah is better than Pitt and if he can control the field like he did on those two drives for touchdowns, Utah will be fine. Remember, one of his interceptions came at the goal line after a another great drive down the field. Good luck Utes!

  • Highlight WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:40 p.m.

    Wynn will never see the field again.

  • Jenny83 OGDEN, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:26 p.m.

    True Coug....BYU is playing some pathetic teams....If you weren't bowl eligible that would be pretty sad. Utes strength of schedule is 35th in the nation. Byu's is 77th. Big difference.

  • Hawkeye79 Iowa City, IA
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:19 p.m.

    Tough break for the Utes. It looks like it's going to be a long season, indeed. Hopefully Hays can get things figured out and start to right the ship. Pitt offers a great opportunity to build momentum for the rest of the season.

    That said, I'm surprised to see so many Ute fans discussing BYU on a Utah comment board. Those who do so appear to be quite fixated on comparing everything Utah does to BYU, which lends support to the claims that U of U fans have some kind of "little brother" syndrome. Don't prove the accusers to be right.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:15 p.m.

    Too bad for Jordan, but at least he'll still have two more years after this to play. The coaches are planning to red shirt him.

    In the mean time, I think Jon Hays is a more than adequate replacement. He moved the offense well on Saturday, but along with the rest of the offense needs to work on the turnovers. Fortunately after Pitt we have the weaker part of our schedule. I'm not expecting miracles, just fewer turnovers and bad penalties.

    Go Utes!!

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:11 p.m.

    GoUtesss

    54-10

    And folks, that is Utah entire season in a nut shell...ouch!

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:10 p.m.

    This was not the news people wanted to hear.

    Why all the Cougar and Ute bashing? The amount of poor sportsmanship is so highly evident on both fan sides it is pretty disgusting. I hate it when either team loses. A Ute should cheer the Cougars and a Cougar should cheer the Utes when they are not playing one another. To do anything less shows a lack of maturity and respect. It also makes a victory over the opponent rather meaningless if that opponent plays poorly the rest of the year.

    The Utes probably DO get to a bowl this year. I don't like the guy that replaces Wynn, but after Pitt and Cal, the schedule is a bit easier and the Utes will win a string of them. The Utes should muster six wins. They could get seven if the defense bands together. I figure they should win against OSU, AZ, UCLA and Washington State. I don't expect any of those to be big wins, but that isn't the point. Pull this thing together.

    One more point for the "fans." Don't leave those seats empty. Fans support teams even in bad years.

  • truecoug1 Provo, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    Tough break for Wynn. From a BYU fan, I hope he has a speedy recovery.

    @Heaps 0-4 vs Utah
    "wyoming cougar, we are going to the armed forces bowl against conference usa. Are we entitled to talk trash?"

    I think the key point there is that BYU is "going to the Armed Forces Bowl." As in, the Cougs will actually go to a bowl this year...not sure we can say the same for the Utes.

    So yeah, I think Wyoming Cougar's entitled to a little trash talk. It's all part of the rivalry, bro :)

    Go Cougars!

  • Ricardo Carvalho Provo, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:04 p.m.

    My condolences to Wynn. It must be discouraging to work so hard for something only to have it taken away. Here is wishing him all the best from a true blue Cougar.

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Oct. 10, 2011 9:04 p.m.

    BYU fans worried about Hays? Really? Did you see Riley Nelson throw 2 INTS and fumble against one of the best high school defenses in Northern California?

    If Riley plays like that next week look for Heaps to be playing by the 2nd half.

    As far as Hays he showed signs of being a good QB but made really bad decisions in his FIRST division 1 start.

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Oct. 10, 2011 8:56 p.m.

    Best wishes to Wynn, hopefully a quick recovery.

    I wasn't impressed by Hay's decision making but I was impressed with this ability to move in the pocket. Lets hope Chow helps this kid fix the mistakes and become a better QB.

    Go luck kid.

    Go Utes!

  • Ironmomo Ogden, Utah
    Oct. 10, 2011 8:53 p.m.

    Not a Ute fan but I feel bad for Jordan Wynn or any college athlete for that matter who's career is upended due to injury. I know Jordan has worked extremely hard to lead the Utes this year. I hope his recovery goes well.

    Good luck in the future.

  • Heaps 0-4 vs Utah Provo, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 8:50 p.m.

    wyoming cougar, we are going to the armed forces bowl against conference usa. Are we entitled to talk trash?

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 8:48 p.m.

    Re: Wyoming Cougar

    Congrats on having one of the worst strength of schedules in the country. You beat a BCS team Ole Miss, which is hideous.

    Congrats on beating San Jose State in Provo. SJSU wins in last 3 yrs - Southern Utah, Cal Poly, NM St and CSU.
    Storm the field after beating USU?
    What are you going to do if BYU beats Idaho and Idaho State?

    I wouldn't count on BYU beating Oregon State, even though they are not very good.

    54-10, remember?

    Hopefully Jordan Wynn can get back to football next year. Has to be big blow to have to have surgery again.

    Hays needs to calm down and not force things. I like his mobility, but he just needs to calm down, which will come with a few more games.

  • Uteology. SLC, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 8:40 p.m.

    The UTES are now officially out for the season.

  • wyoming cougar Green River, WY
    Oct. 10, 2011 8:39 p.m.

    Not good news for the utes who are sitting at 0-3 vs BCS teams, while BYU is 1-2 with the likelihood of going 2-2 after this weekend. Maybe whitt will want to borrow one of the 4 down south. Tough start to the pac-10.2 and this will make it even tougher to get bowl eligible.

    Good luck- you're going to need it.