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Published: Friday, Aug. 9 2013 2:00 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Sad news for him.

Head injuries are just scary.

Whittingham always handles these situations with total class and support.

Go Utes!

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Too bad!!! Never like to see a player have to leave the sport he loves because of injuries!!! Get your degree and use it wisely!!!

Go Cougs!!!
Go Utes!!!

UoU 1991
Park City, UT

I thought the Utes were still practicing in helmets and shoulder pads. How did Reshawn end up with a concussion when they're practicing with limited contact?

Good luck to Reshawn on a full recovery.

VegasUte
Las Vegas, NV

Take care of yourself, Reshawn. Life is more important than football.

Go Utes!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

That is extremely sad and I hate to see it. It seems like there are a lot of utah players being injured or dropping out of football altogether. lozano has left the team, hooker may be done, they are even considering red shirting blechen because of his injuries, and all of these guys in positions utah has little, if any, depth. None of that can be good news.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Duck,

We may struggle against PAC 12 talent.

With our second string we still should have no problem finishing the 4-0 career SWEEP of our little brothers however.

PAC 12 second string talent > Sunday school boy 2 star "talent"

Jealous U
Alpine, UT

christy

Better stock up on the seasonings; it'll make that September 21st crow taste alot better.

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

@jealous u

You and your fan base certainly know what crow tastes like.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Nice jab after your heart felt concern over a kid's health.

Tradition, honor or spirit?

steeleute
Sandy, UT

Duckhunter:

If you look at Utah's past 2 recruiting classes you would see they actually are deep this year just not a ton of experience at every position. But it's ok because if I was a BYU fan I would ignore the recruiting rankings too considering how terrible the past 2 years have been for you guys since going independent. What's funny is our 2nd string pretty much beat BYU year. We didn't have our starting quarterback, running back, or both safeties ha ha

Jealous U
Alpine, UT

All in the past gored; all in the past.

It's Utah's turn to eat crow.

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54-IQ

Duckhunter was simply being honest; the injuries to key players at the U are beginning to pile up and pose a serious threat to any plans the Utes might have had of finishing above .500.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

It's a little strange to find myself defending Ducky but why in the world did his comment get you guys all riled up? It was actually a very straight forward and accurate comment. Nothing to get worked up about folks.

steeleute
Sandy, UT

Jealous U:

So far our key players are all healthy so I'm not quite sure where you got "the injuries to key players at the U are beginning to pile up". So far a 4th string running back, 3rd string OL player (actually quit because he knew he couldn't get into playing shape), and now Hooker are out. 2 of those players would barely see playing time anyway and Hooker was a 2nd stringer who they were considering to switch from LB to Safety. He had potential to be a great player but to say he was a key player for us isn't true. If I was a Y fan I'd be worried about Taysom Hill and his knee considering the tough schedule you actually and finally have to play this year as well as this supposed "go fast. go hard" offense he will be running. Everyone seems to forgot he had a minor injury during the spring game which is worrisome after the injury he sustained during the Utah State game.

steeleute
Sandy, UT

motorbike:

It's actually not accurate and the purpose of my posts is to explain why.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Sorry steelute but I'm still gonna defend Ducky. If you don't consider news about Blechen possibly red-shirting due to tendinitis, Hooker quitting because of concussions and a highly thought of freshman being killed in a car accident, all within a week not a lot of bad news - well I think you'll find a lot of people disagreeing with you. Add to that the fact that we've had a few academic non-qualifiers (or it so appears it will end up that way) who were thought to be contributors this year as well as Lozano quitting the team ... well, bottom line is that the depth we've been hoping for is going to have to wait at least another year. The one exception is what looks like a very deep offensive line.
Nothing wrong with being real. We don't need to live in the same kind of bubble we so often accuse cougar fans of living in.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Football is a game where it can all be taken away at every turn. It's not for the faint of heart.

byufanman
west valley city, utah

I'm sorry for Deshawn. Good luck to him in the future. The Blechen report is not good for the ute nation. You loose him for the year there is know way the utes go anywhere for post season play. The ute defense is suspect already. Good luck utes, its not looking good.

Go cougs!!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@Motorbike

Thank you sir. I think it is knee jerk reaction to me and that is ok because I do provoke at times.

That said I never wish injury or harm to anyone, ever. And I think it is very sad when a kid loses out on his dream because of an injury. And as you've noted none of this is a good thing for Utah, losing players hurts a team. But more than anything I wish Reshawn well for his future pursuits. He does get to keep his scholarship and finish his education doesn't he?

Jenny83
Logan, UT

I think the BYU quarterback will probably be out for the season after a few games. His knee is very frragile..

Utah'95
FPO, AE

I'm sorry to hear this disappointing news about Hooker. He has a lot of talent, and I was looking forward to watching him play.

Take care, Reshawn. Thank you for your contribution to Utah football, and good luck in your future endeavors.

Get that college degree!

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