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Published: Thursday, Feb. 3 2011 10:00 a.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

It just feels wrong to see Norm Chow with a U shirt on. Great hire for the Utes.

South Weber, UT

Here's one for the naysayers and the Cougars who slammed the Utes appointment of Chow as OC.

From the Los Angeles Wave;

"Physically, East L.A. College wide receiver Anthony Denham resembles some of the past big receivers coached by Norm Chow.

" The 6-foot-6, 215-pound wideout would love nothing better than to follow in the footsteps of Dwayne Jarrett and Mike Williams, big receivers who enjoyed tremendous success while Chow was offensive coordinator at USC.

That was a key reason Denham signed a national football letter of intent with the University of Utah, where Chow was recently named offensive coordinator "
Have another helping of crow ?

American Fork, UT

It doesn't matter hailstorm if there is not a decent qb throwing to him. Right now you have wynn. He is not any good. Actually he is bad. The utes were unable to sign a qb this year. One decommitted and went to wahsington and another publicly humiliated them on national tv yesterday as he was announcing for asu.

If you can't even get a qb to throw to guys then who really cares how many wr's you have.

Centerville, UT


Jordan Wynn 1
Jake Heaps 0

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA


The crow will be served in Sept. - there will be an extra helping just for you.

American Fork, UT

@big ben

Don't forget Dante's lowest level. Your current path ends there.

Iowa City, IA

J Wynn, So. (2011):
189/299 (62.2%) 2,334 yds., 17 TDs 10 INTs, 10 games

Iowa City, IA

Heaps, Fr. (2011): 219/383 (57.2%) 2316 yds, 15 TDs, 9 INTs, 18 sacks.

2011 Rating:
Wynn: 139.85
Heaps: 116.20

Save the trouble, Duckhunter, of stating how Heaps would have had better numbers had Nelson not been in the mix early on. Remember, Wynn missed two games early on against New Mexico and UNLV, two of Heaps' best performances.

So if Wynn is bad, what is Heaps?

Look, I'm not saying the BYU QB is bad...in fact, I think Heaps is great, and going into his sophomore season he could be pretty good.

I'm just saying there are a lot of Cougar faithful who neglect the fact that Wynn is actually a solid QB by ignoring the stats.

And now he's got another great target to throw at.

Go Utes!

Ann Arbor, MI

Denham 6'6 220 4.5 speed


tds DB 5'8 178 5.4 speed

I think you get the picture.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

TheHailstorm | 10:49 a.m. Feb. 3, 2011
South Weber, UT

From the Los Angeles Wave;

"While he had the required GPA and SAT scores to qualify, he still lacked some core classes.

Otherwise, he noted, I most likely would have been at Tennessee with Lane Kiffin (now the USC coach)."

That could have been the title too. It's all a spin. Hailstorm, why does anyone need crow? Chow did his job.

Glad the kid chose Utah.

Syracuse, UT

@ Hedge, The picture will be clear when the u faces BYU later this year we will all MARK IT DOWN what you think and allow you to eat another meal of crow. We will see how you great qb does in the pac12. Get utes to seeing your team at or near the bottom of your conference. I just can't wait to comment when we are getting all the national attention and the mighty utes are going nowhere ...real fast.

Syracuse, UT

Look at the picture of Norm. Does it look tired or just old and worn out! One or two seasons with the yewties and he will retire...probably saying something like.."there's just no hope for this team".

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Sounds like a strong possibility for a good career at Utah. Getting Chow is good for Utah. This player coming is potential proof of that. Unlike some folks on these boards from Utah and BYU I believe that Wynn is a decent quarterback. However, he would be much better if he learned to shave that fuzzy face. If nothing else that would improve his media image.

Now let's put this dog to bed and get a few of the Ute fans here to text their fellow fans alerting them about AAA's free service this weekend (see article on DNews).

Eagle Mountain, UT

Good get for Utah. This kid could be one of the best ever at Utah. TBD in about 3 years. Also, as he demonstrated last year. Wynn was good against average and bad defenses, and not so good against good defenses. He did not handle pressure well. If he was really hurt at the end of the year then he could be solid again this year. I would still rather have Heaps but if the new "skill" position players step up Utah could be decent(good by the middle of the season). I expect them to struggle at the first of the season like BYU did last year but gel and mature as the season goes on, getting better and having more wins. I think 7-8 wins would be considered a good year for the Utes in the PAC.

Murray, UT


Yea, Norm looks about as tired and worn out as General Patton did at the same age heading up to relieve the 101st Airborne at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. Do you have any idea how that turned out?

American Fork, UT


I don't care about those ratings. I care about what I saw on the field and wynn was not good. He was actually worse than he was the previous year. That is called "regression". Remember wyn was a sophomore with a starting experience and a veteran team aorund him. Heaps was a freshman with mostly other freshman around him.

Yes it is fun to make all of the ute "fans" on here upset by making statements like that but my honest opinion of wynn is that he is at best mediocre. Add that to the disastrous hiring of the ill equiped and inexperienced Johnson as the qb coach and wynn got worse as the year went along.

My point, although irritting to ute "fans" is that you can have all the great wr's you want to have but without a decent qb throwing to them they are not going to get much done.

utah tried very hard to recruit a couple of qb's this year and was shut out. That is a massive failure and one that is being glossed over by media and ute "fans". Intersting considering that seemed to be their 2nd biggest need.

Lehi, UT

Chow paying dividends already for U. Loved him when he was with us at the Y. Now that all the hoopla is over can we finish out this rivalry and get on with our lives.

Mcallen, TX

A continuation of mediocrity. This ought to keep some ute fans alive with their fantasies. Sorry folks---the utes will never win a future conference or national championship. Just won't happen! Even if they went to the Big Sky conference--it would'nt happen.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Tommy2Shoes | 2:52 p.m. Feb. 3, 2011
Lehi, UT
Chow paying dividends already for U.

Were you not expecting him to do his job?

He came in and recruited a player.

Tommy, isn't that what coaches do?

So, again, we have a story that Norm Chow did his job?

Are we that insecure with the decision to hire chow that a story is written to tell us he is doing his job?

How exciting.

Chow is a good hire, and will do a good job.

BTW, my daughter has a spelling test tomorrow. I wonder if the teacher will give the test? That, too, would make a great story, and you could post your excitement there, also...

Just Truth
Saratoga Springs, UT

#7--No respect for the Utes recruiting class. Watch out Pac 10! Utes hate being looked down on.

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