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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 19 2012 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Irvine, CA

Hays is a real QB this year.
Tough one too.
Let's hope the O-line will provide better QB protection.
Go Utes!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm seriously impressed with Hays's progress. Coaches have done a great job at developing him into an average QB - and I mean that seriously.

With John White, a stellar defense, and overall pretty good receivers/tight ends, I think we'll be ok with an "average QB"

USC lost - I like our chances in the South.

Mesa Coug
Phoenix, AZ

ASU is gonna clean you clock. I see the U only getting about 3 wins in PAC12play.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Mesa Coug

Wow...if Utah only gets 3 wins in the PAC12, what does that say about your beloved Cougars who can't even beat Utah?

West Jordan, UT

@Mesa Coug

If I were you, I'd be worried about Utah State cleaning BYU's clock.

Logan, UT

I'm thinking Boise State will certainly clean BYU's clock tomorrow night.

Mesa, AZ

byu's 3-6 heading into November....SJSU gives them loss #7 and renders them bowl-ineligible...Bank on it.

Franklin, IN

I love when Cougies come onto a Utah article and "predict"...cleaning a clock?? Does that mean Utah loses by 100? 50? 54-10?

Define clock cleaning Mr. Cosmo-type.

Charlotte, NC

I have watched Hays' progress and have been extremely impressed with his character, work ethic, and attitude. How many guys could have done what he has done under those circumstances? He just grinds it out a day at at time and if he does get discouraged he certainly doesn't let it get him down for long. Hays is the epitome of inner strength and mental toughness. What a great example for youngsters (and oldsters as well)

Go Utes
Salt Lake City, UT

Congratulations, Jon Hays, for your efforts. It was great to see you play last Saturday. You play exciting football and show great toughness. Good luck this week and the rest of the season. Ute fans are all behind you.


Santa Monica, CA

I have an idea that might turn Jon Hays senior year from "great job in a tough situation" to "most improved player in the conference." Two words--"Devonte Christopher." Please, please, please--find a way to get the ball to this player. He doesn't drop balls. He does things after he gets the ball. He is a big time receiver. I love Dres Anderson and Kenneth Scott, but Jon Hays has proven he knows how to get the ball to Devonte. He needs to do it more often. Good luck in Tempe, Utes! This will be a really great challenge--but if you pull it out, I like your chances for winning the South.

cedar city, UT

Keep up the great work, Hays. All the above comments are right, we are behind you 100%! Our chances are looking good against ASU and I'm hoping you can get some redemption against these guys.

U 90
Corona, CA

Mesa Coug,

You may be right, Utah may only win 3 games in the PAC 12, but then what does that say about your Cougars?

Mcallen, TX

The devils will cause an interception.


Hays has shown steady consistent play, great arm strenght and a fabulous work ethic and most importatly he knows the offense! Additionaly the team seems to realy like him as the QB (energy level picked up the minute he took the field in Logan. Unfortunately for Hays it all hinges on the O-Line and being able to run the ball. If Utah can figure this out they will be a dangerous team. If not it will be a very dissapointing season.

Oceanside, CA

I always thought that he had the potential and tools to vastly improve over last year. What I really admire about him is that while relegated to 4th string in pre-season you never heard one gripe from him. This kid is tough, has character, and now the experience to get the job done. I too believe if he had been the starter from the get go we'd be
3-0. Go get'em John.

cedar city, UT


I have been very impressed with Hays' ability to keep the play alive even with the o-line collapsing. Of course coach Whittingham is going to work very hard on the o-line and keep them improving so Hays can have better pass protection. But, props to him for keeping plays alive and connecting with receivers even when he knew he was going to take a big hit.

Mesa Coug
Phoenix, AZ

Robin and U90

That would mean that if the Y were to lose to Oregon we would both have won a third of our games against PAC12 teams.

Also, if any of you looked at were I am from I can comment as a fan of Arizona teams as well as BYU.

Mesa Coug
Phoenix, AZ

I too believe that Hays is a better QB that Wynn. Had Wynn played on Saturday we would have probably won. Hays took some shots that would have taken Wynn out but he got up and kept going.

cedar city, UT

Wynn did play like he was made of glass....but those were some very painful injuries, and I'm sure all of us on this page couldn't even hack the first surgery so props to Wynn for sticking with it. I'm just a bit disappointed in the coaching decision to play him anyway.

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