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!
September is too far away!
@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!!
Thank goodness Norm moved on. He would have had a heart attack on that fumble.
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.
Do you play tennis? 'Cause that title was a wonderful backhanded shot.
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.
When it comes right down to it Utah has been very average for the last 3 years.
That is whatyou 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.
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.
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
I hardly ever read ute articles, but the headline of >>>DONT
@DuckhunterDid 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.
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.
@afro14Nope 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.
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.
I smell a championship team this year!
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!
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.
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.
@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.
So..... in summary, we have a troll who admits he wasn't even at the game
pontificate on the quality of the QB play at a game he did not see and then
proceed to make "logical" deductions based on a opinion that Schultz
"threw the best passes of the day" and pronounce him "the best
looking of the bunch". Nothing like skipping over spring camp and the
story on your way to the grand misconslusion. But.... just for fun,
does that mean if Schultz is the QB that delivers the beatdown this year
you're going to stick around for the aftermath? After all you called it
here first! LOL
Duckhunter said,"But I've seen enough of wynn and hays to
know neither of them is particularly good."He is also thought
Jake Heaps was the next Heisman trophy winner so he obviously knows what he is
Lotsa big talk from utah "fans" about this coming season. LOL!
Duckhunter,What is your take on this year's rivalry game at
RES? I'd like to know how you think it may turn out and why.
You can't use Utah's spring game as a predictor of the game with BYU
in the fall. As you know, Utah's effort is a non-factor in the outcome.
Traditionally, BYU either "gives away" the game, or biased referees hand
victory to the Utes.
Funny how Ducky trolls on Utah articles and makes it all about him. He doesn't have ANY opinion on the next Utah-BYU game. Like last year,
he'll be hiding in "Tulsa" again for a couple of weeks in
September. And we won't have to see his drivel much longer, assuming he
mans up and quits posting--as he promised last June--when the Pac-12 Network is
up and rolling.Bye, Ducky.LOL!!
Howard the Duck!
I love how worked up I make utah "fans". LOL!utahute16I won't be making a prediction on the game, I seldom do make them,
there is just no way to know. But I will point out the utah "fans" are
the ones making the big predictions. We'll find out in a few months if they
are correct. If they aren't it should be fun for me.
I love how BYU "fans" like Ducky troll Utah articles.hey
@aresNo you don't "love it". You hate it. That is why I
@ The Quack Master54-10 that is how good Wynn is.