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Utah football: Quarterback Jordan Wynn highlights 'the gun show' as Ute camp opens

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  • utefan56 st george, utah
    April 1, 2012 11:45 a.m.

    @ Sammy...As much as you like to Criticize the Ute's the real question isn't IF your boys in Blue are gonna Get SMOKED at RES this season....it's how bad!!
    GO UTES!!

  • ClassyUte SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    March 24, 2012 1:50 p.m.

    Swoop,

    I guess Utah's body was just that much warmer than BYU's then huh?

  • raisedaute Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 23, 2012 3:07 p.m.

    @sammyg

    All I have to say is Jake Heaps Riley Nelson... At least we didn't run Hays out of town on a stake.

    With BYU fans like you it's no wonder Utah fans relish 54-10 so much

    GO UTES

  • Truth Machine Salt Lake City, UT
    March 23, 2012 2:57 p.m.

    "Does byu still get all that money when people aren't paying to see them play the Idaho schools?"

    YES!!!

    BYU averaged 60,265 fans for SEVEN games in 2011 - 421,858 total (26th in the NCAA)
    Utah averaged 45,149 fans for SIX games in 2011 - 270,894 total (150,000 LESS than BYU)

    Conservatively, the $7.5 MILLION more in gate receipts, not including consessions, for 2011.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    March 23, 2012 2:45 p.m.

    "I will be the first to admit that Utah was not the first school considered to add to the conference. However, Colorado is even more of a red-headed step-child because they were not wanted for any of their own merits,.."

    Sorry, your argument doesn't hold water since Utah was invited after Colorado.

    Bottom line, Utah wasn't wanted for its merits any more than Colorado. In fact, after his Big 12 South merger fell apart, Larry Scott simply needed a couple of warm bodies to fill the his 12-team roster, to act as cannon fodder for the big boys of the conference, and he knew that the Utes were so desperate to join the big boys that they'd agree to any terms Scott offered just to get their foot in the door.

  • ClassyUte SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    March 23, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    Sammy G is just mad because he wishes Hays was playing during the beatdown in Provo last year. Then the score would probably only be like 34-10. Not NEARLY as embarrassing...

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    March 23, 2012 9:46 a.m.

    Nope, sammy, still wrong. He never lost two in a row.

    ASU-L
    Pitt-W
    Cal-L
    OSU-W
    Arizona-W
    UCLA-W
    WSU-W
    CU-L
    GT-W

    I can't speak for all Ute fans, but for me there is throwing anyone under the bus, and I don't sense any real concern on your part, just a failed attempt at a stab at Ute fans. Just because he's not expected to be on the field, and possibly the 3-deep depth chart doesn't mean he's not an important member of the team. His experience becomes invaluable in the film room, during practice, and even in the study hall amongst his peers, and I know for a fact that he's a team-first guy and is the first one to embrace that.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    March 23, 2012 9:45 a.m.

    @midpacmajor

    Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.

    The bottom line is because of Utah performance, they were invited to a great BCS conference.

    Does byu still get all that money when people aren't paying to see them play the Idaho schools? We all know that byu has had a ton of money in their athletic budget, the sad thing is they haven't done anything relevant with it. If you're happy with 10 wins playing a handful of glorified high schools, then I'm happy for you. There will always be a place for the under-achiever that wants a trophy too.

    Seriously look at the teams that have taken it to the next level with undoubtable less money - Utah, Boise State, TCU and Hawaii. You want to talk about being in the middle of the pack?? lol. Hurry and get in line for your free Zions bank tee shirt!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    March 23, 2012 8:11 a.m.

    My sincerest apologies... here, let me correct this...

    When Hays lost two in a row last year several of you guys were ready to throw him under the bus.

    Make you feel any better?

    So here I am defending Hays, like last year, for the most part, and you are saying he's not a D1 QB.

    Thud went the bus.

    Now I know how Naval Vet feels defending sixth place! ha ha ha

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    March 22, 2012 11:25 p.m.

    midpacmajor, looks like you're having trouble with your own argument, too. I will be the first to admit that Utah was not the first school considered to add to the conference. However, Colorado is even more of a red-headed step-child because they were not wanted for any of their own merits, but just for the prospect of a Texas or Oklahoma school following them. When that failed, they were forced to resort to a team that consistently makes strong bowl appearances, and increased the level of competition within the conference.

  • midpacmajor Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 22, 2012 11:00 p.m.

    QP

    Don't kid yourself. Of course Larry Scott is going to welcome the Utes into the conference with a couple of carefully-chosen platitudes to make U feel good about yourselves, but the truth is, Utah was simply filler, a warm body to fill out the 12 teams necessary to have a conference playoff, no different than most of the Krystko's basketball players this year.

    Colorado, a program that's been in the dumps for years was brought in as a full-fledged member from day one.

    Utah, a program with two recent BcS wins, was brought in as the red-headed step child, not allowed to sit at the big kids table for years.

    btw, BYU has been making far more EVERY GAME for the past 30 years from the extra 20,000 seats in LES, than the meer pittance BYU received from Utah's BcS appearances.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    March 22, 2012 10:34 p.m.

    sammyg, first off, Hays never went 0-4. He started 1-2, and finished the season 6-3. At least know the facts to your own argument. Anyway, everyone already knows that he showed some great intestinal fortitude last year and is grateful for the job that he did. But everyone also knows realistically, he was never a D1 player, and the fact that he's receiving a scholarship to get a degree from a Pac-12 school is a pretty fair reward.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    March 22, 2012 10:22 p.m.

    @midpacmajor

    We all know you are a coug fan - so please don't try and speak on behalf of the PAC12.

    Ask Larry Scott if he cares about the Utes 2 BCS bowl game victories. He will tell you that was a big reason Utah got invited to the PAC12. I guess i shouldn't expect you to know anything about BCS bowl games anyway.

    Nice try but I think you should concentrate on your perennial preseason national championship.

    Oh and you can thank the Utes for putting a few million into your athletic department because of those BCS games - you're welcome.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    March 22, 2012 7:59 p.m.

    Where's the outrage for Hays? Mip is right. For a guy that literally saved your bacon last season, Hays just got dumped on in this article.

    Of course I understand many of you fans. When Hays was 0-4 starting off, most of you were ready to throw him under the bus then. Here comes a couple of freshmen and...

    Pitiful that a guy with real D1 experience and success is relegated to obscurity in less than 3 months from his bowl win. Shameless.

  • midpacmajor Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 22, 2012 6:45 p.m.

    QP

    Nobody in the PAC cares about your ancient; they want to know what you've added to the conference since you became a member, and the short answer is...

    absolutely NOTHING!

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    March 22, 2012 7:55 a.m.

    @ motorbike

    "What has USC brought to the table this year?"

    Actually, we'll likely bring a football conference championship and a legitimate chance at a national championship. Don't know if you've heard the various sports analysts, but they're kinda good. Gotta young man quarterbacking that seems to be pretty good!!

    @ motorbike
    "P.S. The team that hasn't brought anything to the table just swept your Trojans in baseball last weekend."

    PSS: Actually, we got you guys 10-5 on last game ... just saying.

  • Disgruntled Nephi, UT
    March 21, 2012 9:51 p.m.

    Has anyone ever seen Jordan Wynn and Paul Reubens in the same place?

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 21, 2012 8:28 p.m.

    So. Cal Reader -

    P.S. The team that hasn't brought anything to the table just swept your Trojans in baseball last weekend.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    March 21, 2012 8:24 p.m.

    Don't let the haters fool you.

    Utah football is much improved for 2012.

    In 2011, Utah nearly won the Pac-12 South with a backup QB who was anything but BCS-caliber. That's a testament to this team's defense, special teams, and offensive players stepping up.

    In 2012, Utah's starting QB returns with a host of talent to back him him. Not to mention another Pac-12 caliber RB to complement our existing Pac-12 caliber RB. Throw in several BCS-caliber defenders, at least one NFL-bound D-lineman, a slew of potential All-American wideouts and DBs, and new Linebackers who will easily fill the shoes of Martinez and Walker.

    Utah is the consensus #2 in the Pac South this year. But there is more than just a slim chance of upsetting USC for the crown.

    Meanwhile... what's BYU doing?

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 21, 2012 8:23 p.m.

    So Cal Reader -

    What has USC brought to the table this year? Let see, a worse conference record than Utah in basketball and a football team that barely squeaked by Utah on their home field and brought embarrassment to the pac 12 with their ncaa sanctions.

    What else have you got??? - Mr cougar fan hiding behind the so cal monikor!

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    March 21, 2012 7:07 p.m.

    @so cal reader
    The PAC12 gets credit for Utah's 2 BCS wins if that helps you out.

    You're welcome.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    March 21, 2012 5:38 p.m.

    @ Otis Spurlock

    "Go Utes! Go PAC 12! Go BCS! Go Conference of Champions!"

    And your Utes' contribution to this "Conf. of Champion" was ......? Don't get me wrong, I'm with you about the Conference iteself. I'm a USC alumn, and I love the Pac 12 and the vision & leadership of Comm. Scott. Just trying to figure out what your Utes have brought to the conference table. I got tired of looking about football and basketball. I think the Women's Gymnastics team did well?

  • QBGuru4u Ogden, UT
    March 21, 2012 3:31 p.m.

    P.S. That's Roy Utah, not Ogden, in case anyone is interested

  • QBGuru4u Ogden, UT
    March 21, 2012 2:14 p.m.

    That is exciting! I mean my QB son is almost 6-2 / 200 lbs and is Jr.in high school.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 21, 2012 1:50 p.m.

    Life is good.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    March 21, 2012 12:42 p.m.

    For all those bad mouthing the coaching staff and writer of the article for not mentioning John Hayes, you have no clue. Even John Hayes knows that he was a back up and is now the back up to the back up based on body type and ability. He came in and did an awesome job when Wynn went down but that was last year.

    We move forward with more talent and skill at the QB position than ever before. Love it.

    Star is going to do some damage for the D too. He is a beast that cannot be blocked even on a double team.

    Go Utes!

  • Hoopty6 OGDEN, UT
    March 21, 2012 12:21 p.m.

    "For the first time in almost two years I feel good," Wynn said. "It's a blessing and I'm excited to be out here."

    Hmmm, when have I heard that before? Oh, that's right, about spring ball time every year. We'll see if it works this time...

  • raisedaute Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 21, 2012 12:03 p.m.

    @sammyg

    Of course you couldn't wait for the first report to troll. Wynn will do just fine and it will be another epic beatdown in Sept against your boys in blue.

    Also for those commenting on Wynn's hair. He's growing it in honor of his grandmother who died of cancer. He is donating it to Locks of Love.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    March 21, 2012 11:48 a.m.

    I can't wait for football season to begin.

    The Utes are looking to be a pretty good team this year. It's nice to see that Wynn has added some weight and strength - that was much needed and will hopefully help him stay healthy. This years team will have 4 QB's granted two of them are freshmen, but they are good athletes and probably better backup's than what we have had in the past.

    The Utes defense is going to be good again. I'm so glad Star decided to come back for his senior year. That guy dominated last year and I'm sure will continue to be a game changer this year too.

    Can't wait to see this team progress and what new guys can earn time on this team.

    Go Utes!

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    March 21, 2012 11:45 a.m.

    Hopefully for the U Wynn can stay healthy...and he needs a haircut too.

  • MN Ute SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    March 21, 2012 10:10 a.m.

    To answer few of the speculative comments here.

    @USALover: the situation is different this year because e have a healthier, bulkier starting QB and two very good backups behind him, though they are freshmen.

    @COUte, SammyG, and others: Hays isn't even on the depth chart right now and though he apparently got a few throws in yesterday, most went to Wynn, Wilson, and Hansen. So, as far as anyone can ell right now, he's the fourth QB.

    Actually saw some video of yesterday's practice and was really impressed with the QB's. Wynn is definitely changed and is throwing better than I've ever seen him throw, Wilson is impressive, and Hansen is quite good as well, though definitely in third place right now. But you never know, it's only been one practice and that without pads.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    March 21, 2012 9:50 a.m.

    The Utes offense will rise or fall w/ Wynn's health.

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    March 21, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    If Jon Hayes hasn't transferred, the author and his new Offensive Coordinator both owe him an apology.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    March 21, 2012 9:19 a.m.

    "It sounds like our QB situation is MUCH better this time around, and thats a relief."

    Really, TexasGirl?

    Explain how anything is different at all from last year?

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    March 21, 2012 9:13 a.m.

    Wynn will be great this year. I love the quarterback situation with Hansen and Wilson.

    We will also be much stronger at running back this year with the addition of York. Can't wait to see Langli get some carries.

    Go Utes! Go PAC 12! Go BCS! Go Conference of Champions!

  • Utes Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    March 21, 2012 9:12 a.m.

    It's great to see Jordan Wynn excited and in good physical condition. I've always been a fan of Wynn and hope and expect for him to have a great season next fall!

    The freshmen have lots of success to look forward to also. Not to mention a lot of returning players from last year's team.

    Go Utes!!

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    March 21, 2012 9:07 a.m.

    Nice to hear about Jordan and the freshmen but why no mention of Hays?

  • CO Ute PARKER, CO
    March 21, 2012 8:00 a.m.

    Remember all the posters that claim the U lied to Chase Hansen and wouldn't let him 'really' try to be a QB? Hayes will probably be the back up QB and one or both of the freshman will end up redshirting depending on injuries.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    March 21, 2012 7:36 a.m.

    Oh I'm so excited for the first Wynnie report and here they are already talking up the backups!

    Is Jon Hays on the field, is he a backup this year or is last year's star 'under the bus'?

  • TexasGirlAUte Draper, UT
    March 21, 2012 5:46 a.m.

    I'm glad to see that Jordan has Bulked up. Hopefully that plays a part in keeping him healthy this season. He definitely had the leader mentality last year, so it will be nice to see if that carries over to this year. I'm sure he'll command the team.

    It sounds like our QB situation is MUCH better this time around, and thats a relief. Though I will wait until August 30th to make a decision on that, for sure. The coaches seem to have an eye on Hansen and Wilson, I hope one of them gets prepared well just in case...

    Can't wait to see what they do this spring! And can wait even less for fall to come!!

    GO UTES!!! 162 Days til Kick off!