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Published: Sunday, April 22 2012 9:35 p.m. MDT

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umanami
Draper, UT

13,500 in the stands? Where did the 500 come from? With the game being free it is impossable to get an exact count, but by my estimates there were near 20,000 in the stands. That was the largest crowd I have seen take in the Utah Spring Red/White game. Last years estimates were near 15,000 and this year that number was clearly broken by several thousands. Point being the popularity of University of Utah Football program is growing and as a 24 year season ticket holder I am enjoying watching this program grow in talent and popularity. It is great to be a Ute these days. Go Utes!

Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

September is too far away!

Wallbanger
Spanish Fork, UT

@umanami
No doubt that there was way more there this year than last. It almost seemed like a regular season game at times...almost. I am curious as well as to how they count the fan attendance. The popularity and talent level for Utah football is going through the roof. And please expand the stadium soon. It was a blast watching all those young new players, and Wilson really impressed me. It was a lot of fun at the game today. Living in Utah County, it was good to be amongst my fellow, die-hard Ute fans. I love Rice-Eccles, so many good times there. Football cannot start soon enough. Go Utes!!

sammyg
Springville, UT

Thank goodness Norm moved on. He would have had a heart attack on that fumble.

Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

It was a fun game. Great weather also. Utah's 5th on the depth chart quarterback Adam Shulz looked really good. Granted it was one series. Granted it was against a watered-down defense in a spring game. But if, in my opinion, the best passes of the day were with the QB who is 5th on the depth chart, then it goes to show you that Utah has options and depth at QB that they have never had.

Rwright
Seattle, WA

Do you play tennis? 'Cause that title was a wonderful backhanded shot.

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

The Utes looked good today. They were way ahead of last years offense for sure.

It is really nice to see how much depth we have at some key positions - QB, RB and our receivers all looked pretty good.

I also agree there were a lot more people there this year than last. That was the most crowded spring game I've ever seen. There is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm around this team for sure.

I think the Utes can be a pretty good team this year if they can all stay healthy. The season can't come soon enough.

flintrock
Rigby, Id

When it comes right down to it Utah has been very average for the last 3 years. That is what
you get when you recruit a 155 pound QB from California and cram 45 pounds on his frame and then are shocked when he gets injured all the time. With a good QB the last three years would have been very different. Whit cannot admit that he blew it with Wynn and he is doubling down again this year. More of the same...running for your life when the play breaks down from Wynn. Its time to move on and let Wynn go to the D3 school he deserves.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

utes fan wrote "But if, in my opinion, the best passes of the day were with the QB who is 5th on the depth chart, then it goes to show you that Utah has options and depth at QB that they have never had."

Or that the others aren't very good.

Mike Johnson
Stafford, VA

flintrock, if you look at Wynn's 2008 Maxprep profile at Oceanside, it says he weighed 190. Clearly, your reference to 155 lbs exaggerates how light he was.

BYU, Always #1
Saratoga Springs, UT

I hardly ever read ute articles, but the headline of >>>DONT

afro14
Sandy, UT

@Duckhunter

Did you go to the game or have you paid any attention to Utah spring football this year? Did you even read the article? Apparently not, because all 5 quarterbacks that played had good showings. Wynn, Hays, Wilson, Hansen, and Shultz we're all making big plays and throwing some pretty balls. Pretty impressive, especially considering that Wilson, Hansen, and Shultz are all freshmen.

ahmyers
San Leandro, CA

Was at the scrimmage and Wynn really struggled more than the article indicates. Also didn't realized how tall Travis Wilson is, he's a little skinny looking, but noticeably tall on the field. Look forward to seeing the quarterback competition play out in Fall camp. I realize it's not fair to make a judgment based on a single, low-pressure, limited exhibition scrimmage against our own team, but based on the performances Saturday Wynn should be no where near the top of the depth chart.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@afro14

Nope I didn't go, not a chance. But I've seen enough of wynn and hays to know neither of them is particularly good. I saw just about every high school game Hansen ever played so I'm pretty sure he is destined for defense. But logic dictates that if the 5th string qb was the best looking of the bunch, and I am more than familiar with 3 of the other 4, then the qb's are not all the future studs utah "fans" are delusionally making them out to be.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Oh afro one other thing. This was a spring game. They all look great in spring games. It is set up to make them look great.

NC-Utes
Toad Suck, AR

I smell a championship team this year!

Smack
Jefferson City, MO

Well, Duckhunter, the last time you saw Wynn up close and personal was at the BYU-Utah game. And you know how that turned out.

But no doubt you are commenting on how you expect Wynn to do against the real competition that he will face in the PAC-12. So it's probably silly of me to bring up BYU.

I grant that Wynn is still a bit of a question mark for PAC-12 play. He's done some good work against some PAC-12 teams, but we need to have him play a whole season. I, for one, am excited to see how he does.

Anyway, thanks for your continuing interest in the Utes.

Go UTES!

Ares
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Duckhunter,

Spring games are not set up to make players look great. This is not BYU. It's a scrimmage game to get some reps and experience. Nothing pretty about that.

I smell another beat down on your sorry team this year.

Jenny83
OGDEN, UT

Utah will be much improved from last year.....Look for the an even bigger beat down of the Cougs than last years 54-10 thumping in Happy valley.

Utes Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

@Duckhunter,

I said the best passes of the day were by Shulz. I did not say he is the best QB and should be starting next fall. Because, as has been pointed out, the other QBs all had good performances. Shulz is 5th on the depth chart for a reason - the others are better than him. But if Shulz can perform well, then so much better are the others.

Sorry to disappoint you, but simple logic confirms that this all bodes well for Utah next season.

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