With Travis Wilson developing and Erickson working the offense, Utah has some
offensive intrigue. However, with Kenneth Scott and Jake Murphy out for the
year, it limits the Utes offense big time. Dres Anderson is a big play receiver,
but defenses in the PAC 12 can key on him without legit threats working various
routes across the field. Unless Utah can consistently run the ball,
I don't see them getting much better this season. The good news is that
next year Wilson will be all the better and the quality players of the football
team will all be back (injured players return as well). Utah should have a
senior laden team next year. Here and now, wins are needed to aid in
recruiting in order to produce better depth in the PAC 12. The rest of the
schedule is a tall order but Utah has to get to six wins. The new facilities are
a huge plus moving forward though.
Get your health back to 100%, Jake, first and foremost! The rest is gravy!!Go Jake!Go Utes!!Onward and Upward!
Scmoe-You need to read it in context."As such,
Whittingham added that the junior was essentially gone for the season.“That’s what we are planning on and if he’s able to get back
for the tail end then that will be a bonus,” he explained. “But
we’re not counting on that.”He is counting on him being
"essentially gone for the season, and IF he is able to get back for the tail
end, then that would be a BONUS, but we're not counting on THAT."Reading comprehension goes a long way.I hope for a fast
recovery; Murphy is a huge part of our offense and it will hurt to not have him
Sad to see a player with so much potential never able to play to that potential
due to injuries. Hope Jake can successfully rehab and give it a go next season.
Tough one. I hope you're back to 100% sooner than anticipated for both
yourself and the Utes. You'll be missed.
Rehab like the monster that you are, Murph! We'll be excited to see you
fully healed and ready for action next season. Thanks for all your hard work
and dedication. Already looking forward to watching you dominate your senior
year, as well as in the NFL.Go Jake Murphy! Go Utes!
Christine B. Hedgefog: Why would I go to a BYU article? I don't want to
read about BYU. And your argument stating "well, they do it so why
shouldn't we?" doesn't really hold water.
Good luck in your recovery Jake. Hope it's faster than predicted. Sad to
see any player's progess sidelined by injury.
Hate to lose Murphy. He's a great offensive weapon. I think we're
still good though. Plenty of talent in the receiving corp and a solid running
game if we mix it up. I still think we have a shot against Stanford as long as
we're on our A game. As an afterthought, tired of wading through
hordes of BYU "fan" comments to have an intelligent football
So sad for Murphy, guy has been a warrior. He'll be cheering on the
sidelines as Utah beats Stanford 32-27Rushing the field if I'm
right!Let's do this Utes, we believe.
Tough break for the Utes losing either their most important or second most
important offensive weapon in Murphy. It is a good chance for some of these
other guys to step it up and see if they have what it takes to play DI ball.Good luck to the Utes this weekend vs. Stanford.
I hate to see these kids go down with injuries. Heal quickly. This quote by
Whittingham made me wonder:“That’s what we are planning
on and if he’s able to get back for the tail end then that will be a
bonus,” he explained. “But we’re not counting on
that.”Does he mean he is not counting on the Utah having a
game for Murphy to play in after 12 weeks? Because the way things are looking
there will be no bowling once again....
Good luck Jake for a speedy and complete recovery.