Ugh, hopefully he recovers and doesn't feel the longterm effects of such an
Uteology,I agree, I think Lozano quitting the team was a good thing.
He knew what weight he needed to be at to play and if he didn't have the
motivation to lose the weight he needed to then I'm glad his scholarship
will go to someone else more motivated to play, especially when there are so
many other players that will do anything they can just to see some playing time.
Ufan:go read the previous posts, NO ONE is wishing injuries on any
player. jenny83 simply stated "I think" Taysom will get injured again.
I'm curious to know what post you read where anyone was wishing an injury
on a player. Also, Taysom had a bad knee injury last year against Utah State and
then another minor injury in the spring game. You don't have to be a
medical expert to notice that he might be susceptible to knee injuries. And no
one said Travis is less susceptible to injuries than Taysom, but I will say that
it will help him that he put on 20-25 pounds this offseason to help with the
grind of conference play, not to mention he did take a beating last year in
conference games because of how bad our OL was at times and luckily he walked
away with no injuries.
I'm not in a bubble, there is big difference between a lot of bad news and
"a pile up of injuries to key players". I haven't ignored the
tendinitis issue, I've just heard they still expect Blechen to play this
year. If he has to take a medical redshirt then yes that would be a big deal and
a loss of a key player. But if you think OL is our only area with depth then I
don't know what team you've been following. We have depth at QB,
Running back, WR, OL, TE and if our linebackers can stay healthy this season,
unlike last year, then that could be a deep group as well. We're thin at
safety and corner behind the starters and the 2 deep behind our DE and DT
positions doesn't have a lot of playing experience. I never said our depth
is going to propel us to a Pac 12 championship this year, I just think we have
more depth at key positions this year then we've had in a while which I
think can get us back to a bowl game and go 6-6 or 7-5 during the regular season
@motorbike 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.------------Lozano
quitting is probably a good thing, it frees up a scholarship for someone more
deserving. Lazano sat out last year for being overweight and came in this year
overweight. Injury is one thing but not being able to play due to being
overweight?I think we have issues on the defense with depth,
specially with Hooker out and Blechan's tendinitis. But depth on the
offense in particular at QB, RB, and OL seems to have improved. Are we where we
need to be in order to compete in the PAC-12? Nope, that I think is two years
away but I do see improvements from Season 2.
ute fans ... The injuries are piling up as Ducky stated. You can't bury
your head in the sand and pretend that your team won't be affected. Hope
you don't have more.Hooker (LB) gone for good (concussions)Moses Folauhola (DE) gone for good (medical issues)Carlos Lozano (OL)
quit teamBlechen (LB) may redshirt (tendinitis)McGill (CB) left
practice early today with injuries Orphey (CB) left practice early today
with injuriesOliver (RB) hurt his ankle.
jenny83EVERY player is subject to injury, so what "expert"
diagnosis have you uncovered in your exhaustive research that makes you suspect
that Taysom is any less durable than Travis, or any other Utah player?As Duckhunter rightly stated, wishing injury on an opposing player is
classless wishful thinking. That's not how any self-respecting program
would hope to gain an advantage.
@jenny83I like how you disappeared last year after the season
started and the losses started to pile up. Especially since you were one of the
ones predicting rose bowls and such. But tell me this, how does predicting, or
wishing, injury onto a player show any sort of class? Why would anyone want to
see any player injured and why would they predict it?I can
understand discussing a player that is injury prone in the context of durability
but Taysom Hill hasn't shown any sign of being injury prone, he has
suffered one injury, that is it. So is this just classless wishful thinking on
your part or are you trying to make an actual point?
I am glad that there is such a thing as a medical scholarship for athletes like
Hooker. The education is always more important than scoreboard.Blechen at 60% is still a force to be reckoned with. Red shirt talk is
probably just talk. He isn't the type who will sit on the sidelines, so I
expect he will be out on the field against Utah State.
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!
I think the BYU quarterback will probably be out for the season after a few
games. His knee is very frragile..
@MotorbikeThank 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?
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!!
Football is a game where it can all be taken away at every turn. It's not
for the faint of heart.
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.
motorbike:It's actually not accurate and the purpose of my
posts is to explain why.
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.
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.
All in the past gored; all in the past.It's Utah's turn to
eat crow.-----54-IQDuckhunter 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
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
DuckhunterHighland, UTNice jab after your heart felt concern
over a kid's health.Tradition, honor or spirit?
@jealous uYou and your fan base certainly know what crow tastes
christyBetter stock up on the seasonings; it'll make that
September 21st crow taste alot better.
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"
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.
Take care of yourself, Reshawn. Life is more important than football.Go Utes!
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.
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!!!
Sad news for him.Head injuries are just scary.Whittingham always handles these situations with total class and support.Go Utes!