sammyg"Any verifiable sources?"See article
entitled "Jordan Wynn's starting job not 'set in stone'"
published less than four hours after my comments.Looks like
Whittingham is already sending up smoke signals that Wynn's starting job is
Just the FAXAny verifiable sources? For the past two seasons its
been "a full-blown QB controversy."Last season Wynn's
health problems were covered up by him and the coaches. Never mind any
confidence issues, you either can or you can't throw a ball like you used
to. Are we going to be lied to again? I suppose we will know soon enough.It's another needles and pins fall camp with a couple of weeks to
go.I would not be surprised if what you're saying is true. Deja
vu, but maybe Wilson could be a game changer.
We're already starting to hear rubblings from RES that Wilson could replace
Wynn sooner than later. In fact, it wouldn't be a bit surprising to see
Wilson getting significant playing time in Utah's opening game. Wynn's throwing shoulder still isn't back to where it was before
surgery and he still can't throw the deep ball with any velocity, making
deep outs extremely risky.The big issue for Whittingham is if he
starts giving Wilson significant reps in camp to prepare him "just in
case", he could destroy Wynn's confidence and create a full-blown QB
I have two thoughts on this. One is that if wilson is all that then why wait?
Start him now and get as many years as they can get out of him. Two
is that regardless of talent wilson is still a freshman and despite wynn's
lackluster career wynn is probably the ute's best option for now.But if wilson is really that good then UU32 is probably correct, it is just a
matter of time before he replaces wynn.
My personal opinion is that the coaches see more talent in Wilson than they do
in Wynn, but since Wynn has the experience and knowledge of the offense he has a
head start. Once Wilson has command of the offense, he will be the guy and Wynn
will back him up. The only real question is if a Wynn injury will cause the
change, or if it will be Wilson's talent that wins the day.
Utes look good at the QB position.But I still hope Wynn to remain healthy
for the whole regular season + Rose Bowl (oops! thinking out loud
I look forward to him getting some game time and seeing how he does. Personally
always a fan of the big QB staying strong in the pocket but nice he has some
wheels when he has to. That idea of having a Sr. back-up with 9
career pass attempts and pulling a Jr. QB off the special teams when your
"gun-slinging" savior has an epic fail is just plain funny. Despite all that, props to Riley for keeping the games interesting.
I think a lot of it depends on Wynn's health. If Wynn stays healthy
he'll be the man in 12 and 13. Wilson will start a RS Soph in 14, Jr in 15
while Hansen is a rs Frosh,, Wilson is a Sr in 16, Hansen starts in 17 as a
Jr.On the other hand if Wynn gets hurt this year or next I think
you'll see Wilson get experience as a Freshman this year and likely will
get the keys to the car next year while Wynn works on his MBA heading for a long
and successful business or coaching career.On the other, other hand
given the exposure of the PAC-12 and if Utah sees success in the PAC-12 you may
see the Utes land a QB recruit that outshines Wynn, Wilson and Hansen between
now and then. That's a long time to look ahead.
CFIT, it's tough to say. Originally, it sounded like Chase would be
involved in the offense this year and Wilson would be somewhere as a backup, but
with Hansen taking his redshirt now, I'm sure they don't want to have
a logjam in 2/3 years time of QBs who could more than adequately play the
position for them. While there is often enough balls to go around for 2 or 3 RBs
and 3-5 receivers, there is very rarely enough to go around for 2 QBs.
Will Wilson play or redshirt this year?
At 6' 6" in high school he was probably bigger than most of the
defenders. I love his attitude but he needs to learn not to take those chances
again PAC 12 teams.
I can't wait to see this kid play! Go Utes!!