i remember jordan eating pnj's in jr high inbetween classes to bulk up. kids
come a long way! great consitency!!!!
6 months equals 24 weeks, which means that he gained about 2 pounds a week. If
you had listened in your seventh grade health class then you would know that 2
pounds a week, either in losing or gaining weight, is the healthy way to change
He'll be a flop just like Ben Olson was for BYU. I wouldn't put too much stock
in a freshman QB who hasn't played a single snap in college football.
I watched Wynn play in San Diego. This kid is serious and has a bright future.
Watch out MWC, the Ute's a poised to dominate for years to come. -- Oh the joy
of being a Ute!
40+ pounds in 6 months? Wow, the Utes must have magical peanut butter. Sounds
like someone has A-Rod on speed dial.
Hall and Johnson...dead even. I'll be objective and buy that. the differnce in
winning a sugar bowl and losing a vegas bowl is the rest of the players. Hall
will be better this year, he's a gamer. Wynn could be a big surprise, but all he
has to be is consistent, not great. It's about the system, and the Utes have a
strong machine right now. The only two real question marks are Oregon and
TCU...gonna be a fun season!Utes are definetly building on last
year, not scratching their heads trying to fix problems. a much better mental
state to be in to start a season.
Do all you Ute fans still think you can beat go undefeated and beat Florida with
a Frosh?? BYU will get hammered by OU, FSU, and TCU
i'll admit that i am as nervous as all get out for this season. i hope this
isn't just a developmental idea for seasons to come. we are too talented this
year for that. i really hope wynn is really the best. but you
can't not trust whit. to big a resume. seems risky. but...
Having a freshman as a starter could mean good things down the road in his later
years but as a freshman you can guarantee he will struggle. Depending on future
non-conference SOS it will be interesting to see how he handles himself against
strong opponents. You can never tell with a new QB.
"Wynn makes Utah vulnerable... Max won't lose to lesser talent"Hmm?!? ***scratching head*** ...7-5 Arizona 3110-2 BYU 21
....little poodles yapping at big dogs from the safety of a living room
"Long live medicority!!! MWC=BYU"I think every Ute will agrees with
you that the medicore program in the MWC is BYU. Ok the other hand national
stage is BCS!!! MWC = Utah
Here's a little food for thought:I went through and looked at every
game in which Brian Johnson and Max Hall played a significant portion of the
snaps. I only looked at games won or lost against teams that ended the season
with a winning record (i.e. they won at least 50% or more of their games,
including post-season bowl games).Interestingly enough, Brian
Johnson and Max Hall are dead even. Against teams with a winning record, Brian
Johnson has 10 wins and 5 losses. Max Hall has 8 wins and 4 losses. On a
percentage basis, it's exactly equal: 67% wins, 33% losses.Despite
what you may believe, Brian Johnson is not that great of a QB.
Can someone tell me why I don't see James Aiono on the team roster? Did he end
up not coming to Utah?
I consider this decision to be important, and this story interesting, and I am
glad to have read it. I'm tickled by the "vanilla reaction" quote, I've never
heard that before, it's a funny cool way to downplay the matter. As far as some
of the comments here, I'm surprised at any second-guessing of this decision. The
head coach has an up close and personal microscopic (even intimate) view of the
player. I'm sure that the coach who prepared and put into the Sugar Bowl the
players that beat Alabama, I'm sure he knows which one of his quarterbacks can
best run his offense. Also, to doubt the player based solely on the fact he is a
true freshman, that's just prejudice and ignorance, even cynicism: judge people
on what they actually do, and not on your own limited speculations and
expectations about them. Lastly, the comments are funny for the way they veer
into BYU territory... what's BYU got to do with the story? Nothing, but I guess
some people just think that everything is always about them (or in this case,
everything's always about BYU).
wow your logic is amazing! The vast majority of colleges in any conference would
take max halls w/l record. Also, maybe max continues to struggle against upper
echelon teams but that is not the point. The liabilities of Wynn would
certainly guarantee utah those same loses against teams like OU. However, Max
wont lose any games against teams of similar or lesser talent. Wynn makes utah
much more vulnerable now to "bad" loses. And to the previous byu poster who
wants to wear pads. Don't automatically assume Wynn was named starter because
right now he "must" be destroying the competetion or be way more talented. From
how it sounds all 3 quarterbacks are stacked pretty evenly so the coaches
decided to start the freshman and baptize wynn by fire to make him better in
FUTURE years. Dont be foolish and think Wynn is out performing the other
candidates. Being younger he gets the nod. BYU tried a similar experiment with
john beck. Did it turn out so good the first year??? Wynn will be solid just
not THIS year.
Wynn should take under water basketweaving, and nothing else. He needs all the
extra time to get ready for the season. I hope he is as good as the coaches
think he is. BYU fans please! You have enough problems of your own. Max Hall?
How does he play against teams with a winning record? Maybe you should be
looking for a quarterback.
He put on 43 pounds since January? Yeah right...anybody done a "chemical"test on
Heaps is graduating early to participate in spring ball.This BYU fan
thinks that this Wynn kid must be a stud to get the nod as a freshman.
first off i'll open this by saying i'm a byu fan that is usually wearing my
perscreption blue goggles, first off i feel like i better apologize for some of
these byu fans who have already posted here...their idiots! This bodes really
well for utah...louks is a great quarterback and if he was beat out by this kid
while he had every advantage (experience, size, knowing the system) it means
that wynn must be an amazing quarterback...is he the next alex smith probably
not(I still think he was kinda not that good he just had urban the god coaching
him) but i see him being able to be the next brian johnson (maybe this time
minus the injuries:) and he's showed some great work ethic by putting on 45
pounds, i'm in the middle of attempting to gain 25 pounds in 12 weeks and let me
tell you from experience its hard!
Byu fans commenting on exactly what they are going to deal with next year. I am
sure their spin will be totally different though. I wonder if Heaps will try and
Graduate early so he can be involved in spring ball?
melt down begins. . . . He wont last one game and now your real QB is pissed
off. Good luck with that locker room karma. . .
I'm totally jealous; that sounds like the perfect diet that I'd love to follow.
Problem is if I followed it I'd gain about 200 lbs. Congrats kid, do
(Oops on the typo above...)PS - regardless of the QB decision, we
still have an awesome D, so even if Wynn has a few rough edges, our D will keep
us in a lot of games.
To Soccer Boy: that was AWESOME! You get the award for the best new BYU joke in
at least the last 10 years!To Whit Must Go: try and remember, this
is the coach that has led our program to the BCS a mere 8 months ago, after
inheriting a program in '04 that was in serious jeopardy of falling flat on its
face after Meyer and his staff left and all the seniors from the Fiesta Bowl
team graduated.Whether Louks stays or goes will not make or break
this program. I'm sure he's disappointed, but it's not like it was last year's
starter that got dethroned. If they put Wynn in over a returning starter, that
would be totally different.It could get interesting, but it's
nothing to fire the coach over. Football's still played 11-on-11, and Wynn has
lots of help: a strong O-line, solid RB's and a great WR corps.Can't
wait till 9/3! GO UTES!!
I can't wait to see a true freshman outplay a senior Heisman hopeful, utes are
here to stay and happy valley needs to get over the fact that utah has passed
Because hes a VANILLA player!.
For all of you who think Louks "already knows the plays," remember the Utes have
a new offensive coordinator. Louks knows SOME of the plays, but it is a new
system. Apparently Wynn is picking up the system better.
Sounds like this guys a real winner. 6'1" 190 lbs. Now that we have a qb the
size of a BYU qb, we might actually get some offensive production!
You never cease to make clever comments. Thanks for the laughs!
As the Y fans continue to mock the U and Whits selection in Wynn for the qb spot
do they not realize the very real possibility exists that the Y will be starting
a freshman next year? Before all the Y fans go nuts saying that Heaps is the 2nd
coming and Wynn is not just realize that he threw 32 td's his senior season at
150 lbs. With his increased size, strenth and performance in spring and fall
camp, Wynn's stock has risen dramatically.
Gives the Utes the best chance to win bottom line. The Utes will be a run first
team with Asiata but with all the athletes at wr Wynn is the best to get them
the ball down field.
easy road would have been to start Louks (I was pulling for him and he looked
great to me last year). A lot harder to pick the best without being political--
a credit to the coaches.
I think your comment is suitable for framing! I would even wear a T-shirt with
that on it. The "Quest for Perforation" The 2009 Paperfield Champions
The poor zoobs. They're smack lets you know how "nervous" they are. I would be
feeling the pressure too if I knew the first game of the season was do or die to
my BCS hopes. How confidant do you really feel? Knowing that Max and the boys
are already on a two game losing streak going into Dallas. The last game was
against a mediocre Pac-10 Arizona and the next game is against the reigning
Heisman Trophy winner and the team that was in the Championship Game against
Florida. A bit of a step up in the competition and you haven't added to your
arsenol. I will be cheering for the Cougars who will be representing our
Conference. I hope you win and that you win big. It will be great for your
program, the conference and the game in November when Wynn has had 11 games
under his belt and he's heard a season full of your SMACK. Oh I would be nervous
Cougars..VERY nervous. GO UTES!!!
Wow cougies...sounds like you all are so nervous that UTAH has found the next
alex smith, you might have two bowls of ice cream at the creamery tonight. This
is great!!! UTAH is the new quarterback factory in this stateanyway. Wynn is the
man and I FULLY trust in Whit. Ute fans stand behind our new QB. Yes there will
be a turnover or two every game, but we will still win 10 games and be ranked in
the top 15 after the season!!!! You heard it from me first. The cougs will lose
4 games.GO UTES
all you Ute fans now have 2 BCS wins and still spend all your time trying to
suck up to BYU fans. Set your sights a little higher.
wow, how we let that little school down south rattle us... who cares what slcc
says about Wynn and the utes and the bcs... who cares that slcc goes to the
vegas bowl... focuse brothers on Utah football not slcc or uvsc or whatever you
call them now the team down south byu
I hear BYU is tearing out the turf at the stadium and replacing it with
paper...they can't win the big game on grass, they can't win the big game on
artificial turf...but they ALWAYS win on paper!!
these comments are great...I love reading them! I'm a huge Utah fan and admire
the whit, wisdom and truth that Utah fans post here. Keep it up. Go Utes, beat
BYU, if anyone!
Max Hall is no taller than 5'10.....You ever seen him in person? Jordan Wynn's
size is not an issue, he will do just fine.
He's an in taller and 6 pounds lighter than Maxine the wonder pony.
Hes a lot bigger than Max Hall.
Wow, that kid is tiny, don't you think? Do Ute fans honestly think Wynn will
lead them back to the BCS? One good hit on that kid and he's toast! Can he
even see over the O-line?Wynn, I wish you the best of luck...but
maybe you should look into getting a booster seat or wearing some arm floaties
for extra protection.
Id be more worried about the Horned Frogs taking your trophy this early.
Wynn can play... if he is good enough to beat out to other good QB's he'll be
fine. He gets it and with the talent and SPEED around him and the D we have it
bodes well. What has me really excited is the debth in talent and speed... the
Utes are here to stay. GO UTES!!!!!
I love it when insecure cougar fans make ridiculous comments like that. Worry
about your own defense before you tell us we are in trouble.
I've said it before and I'll say it again: this is NUTS! Is Whit CRAZY??!
Starting a freshman when he has an experienced and dedicated QB in Louks who
already knows the plays and is very capable?? And now Louks is very unhappy with
the decision, especially after being named the backup's backup, and is thinking
about transferring. IDIOTS!!!! WHIT MUST GO!!!!!
Sounds pretty sure of himself for someone who won the spot using the
Paper-Scissors-Rock method against the other two QBs.
I'm as surprised (shocked) as anyone by Coach Whit naming a true frosh as No. 1
QB. Obviously the coaches know far more than the rest of us armchair QB's. I
guess it's better having too much talent as opposed to not enough. Bret
Ratliff is in the NFL and no one thought he was 'that' good....so maybe Wynn is
da man. I feel bad for Louks...maybe the Utes can use him in some kind of
'Wildcat' formation....GO UTES!
I was pulling for Wynn since I saw him play at the Red/white game last spring.
Always liked Louks but did not see him as our starter. After watching a bunch of
interviews with Wynn he does totally remind me of Alex Smith. Let's give the guy
a chance, for all we know he could be one of the best true freshmen qbs in the
country. I'm just glad he wasn't talking about an NC like Heaps was. Typical
zoobs, always over-hyping the season before it even starts, to then give their
fans an even bigger let down. The Utes will always just take it one game at a
time. Congrats Wynn and may you keep that no.1 spot. Go Utes!
Is that your next brilliant t-shirt idea? How about yes - we're slowyes -
we're uglyyes - we're myopicyes - we're paleyes, you're a
clown. the kitty's will not win the MWC this year. No O-Line, No speed on D, No
And the utes seem to be worried about one freshman starting on BYU line? I would
rather our freshman be a lineman than a QB. . .Kyle and the boys are in serious
trouble on the hill.
Just Wynn Baby!
be good news. How can a freshman be the best when you have that much experience
ahead of him. This is awful and doesn't bode well. Gary must have his team
licking its chops for first game.
Calm down brotha and step away from your cougar flavored ice cream!MWC does certainly not = BYU. Utah has put the MWC on the map along with the
success of TCU last year. Nobody gives a rip about BYU's 2001 season which was
considered about as weak as Hawaii's BCS run a couple years ago. Nobody cares
about 2006 and 07 when "if" they coulda woulda, they would have made the BCS.
NOBODY CARES!UTAH is the MWC and its credibility! TCU will follow up
this year. You silly coug, you overlook everything and can't see out of the
bubble. Maybe you should hope your team doesn't suffer anymore injuries and
maybe puts on some pads and hit each other. But with the injury prone
powderpuffs of Provo, this would only cause more injury!Jordan Wynn
is surrounded by some of the best talent in the league. Great O-line, great
backs, great recievers, and what could be even a better defense! I know its hard
for a homer such as yourself to see outa the bubble, but maybe you should clear
the glass as its obviously fogged.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but ding dongs and oreos are a "source of joy" only
to BYU co-eds.
Ha ha wow! Idiotic = byu. Talk about long live mediocrity. The Utes are anything
but average I would consider ybu......a team who can't beat a decent out of
conference opponent and who hasn't been to a bcs game average at best. Keep
hatin cougars man its good to b e a Ute fan! I'll take a BCS WIN every 4 years
When was the last time BYU beat anybody that was ranked in the top 5 or even 10?
Their bowl record, even dating back to when Edwards was coaching them, is
aweful. BYU dominated the WAC because all the other teams were truly below
average. BYU's fall from your perceived grace is due to the fact everybody else
simply got better. You guys lack speed, always will, and never seem to get a
defense worth talking about. When the other team has a stout defense and a
solid offense - you guys lose. BYU will never be a top 10 program. BYU's honor
code, which I admire for its high standards, hurts the program. The team has
high quality young men, who will go on to do great things in the public and
private sector, but lacks the top athletes needed to break into the BCS.
Ever notice how BYU fans always sound like they're mimicking scripture?But that's besides the point. I'll bet you that Jake Heaps and Bronco are
already planning his early arrival after hearing of Wynn's success. It's nice
to have a little brother down south to inspire.UTAH = 2-0 BCSWhen you get your second BCS win, come back and talk as equals.
Your expectations always start out high for the kitty kats and they always turn
into mediocity. Can the utes be the team they were last year? Probably not but
they will be competitive. if you recall it took only 4 years from the fiesta
bowl to the sugar bowl championship for the utes to build into a solid team. The
kittys brag every year and go where the Vegas bowl. Wynn may be the next Alex
smith we will be patient. go utes
he seems mature beyond his years, he lacks the arrogance/entitlement attitude
demonstrated by Louks and so many other athletes.I'm sure he'll have
some growing pains this year, but it will be fun to watch him develop. Here is
one Cougar fan who is not betting against him.
It must be a slow news day in Cougarville. Though I noticed that the DN was
kind enough to put an article on your board about a 50 year old guy who is
taking his "final ride." Sounds like great reading to me, why don't you go have
a look?While you are here, perhaps you can explain to all of us how
you calculate the "odds" you refer to above. Also, please explain what
"mediocrity like they always do" you are talking about in reference to a team
that has been to the BCS twice in 4 years.I'll help you...mediocrity
is what BYU has been wallowing in for the last 25 years. It is easily masked
because of their weak conference...which changed about 6 years ago.
Just like those little cougies to count their chickens before they win anything
important. lol. Is this the third attempt at the "quest" or the 4th? I'll take
the Utes "one game at a time" approach. Seems to have garnered a little more
national respect. So keep living in la-la land with all the other witches and
faries in the bubble down south. You keep counting your preseason wins, and the
U will just keep bringin in those other ones (you know, the ones played on the
field...). For a team that just lost another lineman you sure do talk a lot of
trash. I mean come on! Your defense is so bad they can't even intercept Max
Hall!!! And you have 2 freshman starting on your O-line? or 3? And how many
defensive lineman have you lost? And who is ranked higher? And why am I arguing
the obvious with someone who obviously doesn't understand logic? lol. Utes will
roll. GO UTES!
My night just got soo much better!! I should have known better but still for the
last few months I doubted my gut instinct that utah would follow up their great
sugar bowl season with mediocrity like they always do. I doubted my knowledge
that this next season for the utes would be average. WHAT A RELIEF!!! Not only
is this season going to be at best average, odds are U will win about 7 maybe 8
games now. YOUR FALL WILL BE GREAT! Cant wait to watch it and at the same time
see max and the boys hoist the MWC championship trophy. My only advice to utah
fans is to load up on ding dongs and oreos cause that will be your only source
of joy this fall. Long live mediocrity :) !!! MWC=BYU
They ought to make a movie of this...sort of sequel to Rudy when Jordan and the
Utes come off a sweet victory at Cougar Stadium in November. Wait, maybe they
ought to wait until after the victorious bowl game win. KEEP GOIN UTES!
Will he be able to KEEP the weight on, or will he have to continue with his 2am