I've never been impressed by Travis Wilson. I hope the Utes start Adam
Schultz and don't make the same mistake BYU did with starting Riley Nelson.
Hank Jr--No elaboration on your take of TW/AS? Please enlighten us
all....Thanks in advance!
Hank jr:You must have not watched the spring game, Wilson outplayed
Schultz by a couple miles.
After watching Wilson the last year and a half, I haven't been impressed
with him either. The difference when comparing Riley Nelson is that he had
little skills but a big heart and determined soul (but Bronco's pet).
Wilson on the other hand looks to have some tools, at least with those football
evaluation types who love tall QBs. However now, with pocket passer
labels fading in college football, these small forward replica build QBs better
have leadership if they are to run around gawky and tall. I see
leadership missing from Wilson. And I am not sure Wilson has the determination,
or the ability to make decisions running around looking for the nearest dink and
dunk option. After shoulder surgery(s), Wynn was used as a dump off
route QB. Good or bad, Wilson mobilizes the pocket, but for what? Fast break
dinks, screens, and shot put lobs. Have you seen the latter? Wilson
stands tall but his release is small. He can run, but mostly in one direction
(lacking elusiveness). He throws on the move, but again, a negative arises with
a weak arm. It looks woefully obvious that Wilson will struggle if not a leader.
Travis Wilson's arm looks a lot stronger this year and you can tell he is
starting to fill out that huge frame. From what I have seen TW no longer looks
like a baby giraffe but rather a big, athletic, strong armed qb that can make a
lot of different throws and can move inside and outside of the pocket. Very
He's sounding like Kobe Bryant. His arrogance by trying to play with an
injury can cost a team and make an injury worse. Let a minor injury heal so you
don't cost yourself the season or many weeks out. Players need to be smart
and not heros when it comes to injuries.
@StrikerI'm guessing you never strapped on pads and ran out
into the field before. Why is he arrorgant for wanting to continue to compete
and earn his spot as starting quarterback. I would be questioning him if he
wasn't wanting to fight to stay on the field. I'd rather
have a tough competitive Kid than have a QB who is scared to get back on the
field after a little knick on the ankle.
Haha got to love all the armchair QB coaches we have on here. Travis Wilson will
be just fine as you will see in just a few weeks. Do any of you think that the
possibility of him being thrown into the mix as a true freshmen against UCLA and
the rest of the PAC games added to the fact he had an Oline with many injuries,
John White hurt for much of the year and a brand new OC with little experience
had anything at all to do with his performance last year. SMH
Judging Wilson off his true freshman year is ridiculous. Everybody calm down and
give him another year.He's still growing and maturing. Once he learns the
offense and can read defenses better then he'll be a great QB. If our
O-line is going to be a strength then watch out. We're also
just 2 weeks into practice and the media hasn't even seen TW through so how
do any of you know how well he is doing.It's going to be a fun
year. GO UTES!
Did Striker use the word "arrogance" when describing Wilson? That is
funny. Wilson is one of the most humble kids you will meet. Save the word
"arrogant" for Johnny Football and for Jake Heaps. Don't confuse
competitive for arrogance. I'm sure Taysom Hill would have said and
wanted the same thing, and I get the impression he is far from arrogant.Go Utes! Let little brother spin away!
Please no more injuries at Utah universities!
How much different is the offense going to be with DE on board?It's always tough for a QB to have to learn a new offense. Experience at
the QB position is most accurately measured by how long you've been running
the same scheme in game action, not how long you've been playing the
position.I expect they'll be an adjustment period for Hill with
a new OC and new system in Provo (and their schedule is front loaded, so
he'll have to try to work things out early against some of their tougher
opponents). If DE makes significant changes to Utah's offense,
Wilson will no doubt have an adjustment period as well. Best of
luck to both of them.
Real BassIdaho Falls, IDPlease no more injuries at Utah
universities!Too late! Jarell Oliver and Stevie Tu'ikolovatu
out for the season with foot injuries.
It never hurts to have more than one QB ready when you have to face good teams
every week. Playing Wilson last year gave him some good experience against the
league. He is pretty serviceable considering he is only a second year player.
Cut him some slack.