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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26 2014 5:45 p.m. MST

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BeSmart
Cheyenne, WY

Good pickup for the Utes

redthunder
Ogden, UT

Wow!! The QB position literally went from rags to riches. The coaching staff is going to have quite the task deciding which of the QBs to play (Thompson, Wilson, or Isom). They can't afford to make a wrong choice. Pick the wrong QB and it may cost Whitt his job...also...not sure I like the idea of Aaron Roderick coaching QBs. That could prove to be problematic.

truthsandwich
RANDOLPH, UT

It's being reported that 42 D-1 programs have expressed interest in him since he announced he'd be transferring.

Welcome to the Utah family!

GO UTES!!

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Just two years ago, several Ute commenters were blasting BYU for having 5 QBs on the roster. It will be interesting to hear the spin on having 7 QBs.

And many Utes have also taken shots at players like Badger who transferred from ND to BYU because he couldn't make the two deep on the ND roster. Well, I'm here to tell you, Thompson is coming to Utah because he couldn't make the two deep on the OK roster.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

So why's he transferring? If utah "fans" are not hypocritical then they will have to say it is because he simply wasn't good enough to play at oklahoma. But of course they won't say that, instead it will be something along the lines of this kid being the next andrew luck because the only players that choose utah are just to good for anywhere else.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Then of course the next question should be why is utah giving a scholarship to a 7th qb? That doesn't show much confidence in the other 6 qb's they have on scholarship. utah "fans" were telling us a few years ago that BYU having 5 qb's was to many and showed that none of them were any good so what does having 7 of them say about the quality of them at utah?

I'm excited to read the coming spin on this, it should be extremely amusing. lol

Hawkeye79
Iowa City, IA

"The left-handed Thompson completed 4-of-13 passes for 64 yards, one touchdown and an interception in two games last year for the Sooners."

Well, here's hoping that he simply hasn't lived up to his potential so far. Those are pretty poor numbers.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Hawkeye79

You're right...those are pretty poor numbers. They're not "Taysom Hill against decent competition" poor, but still poor.

My guess is the starting QB for Utah this year is Wilson, with Manning and Thompson fighting it out for 2nd string.

FT
salt lake city, UT

Seems to be another desperate move by Whitt. Quantity does not mean quality. We have 8% of our scholarships tied up in one position? Where's the logic in that?

truthsandwich
RANDOLPH, UT

We really don't know what kind of contribution he'll end up making to the program, but 42 schools wanted him, and the U got him.

Predictably, this has already caused a lot of angst among the easily-angsted.

lol

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Welcome.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

That sandwich isn't overly truthful. 42 programs "showing interest" isn't exactly the same as 42 programs "wanted him". Nice spin though. It fits in nicely with the "why we need 7 QBs at Utah" spin that's surely to follow.

nhatch82
Eagle Mountain, UT

@Brave sir Robin

"You're right...those are pretty poor numbers. They're not "Taysom Hill against decent competition" poor, but still poor."

Let me get this straight. You are mocking the stats of Taysom Hill? Correct me if I am wrong but I do believe your projected started threw 6 picks in one game. That wasn't a typo that is literally the number 6. He threw 16 int's overall vs 16 td's in only 9 games. Taysom threw 14 pics vs 19 td's in 13 games. seems like you are confused with bad stats.

Hopefully this Thompson kid is decent not a whole lot of experience to really tell. The utes have had some terrible luck with QB's and injuries. I guess we'll see how it plays out.

GoRed
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Excellent pickup, Utes! I agree with redthunder. We've gone from rags to riches over the last year at our quarterback position. Now the problem will be in trying to find a place for each of these talented young players.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

utah "fans" were telling us a few years ago that BYU having 5 qb's was to many and showed that none of them were any good so what does having 7 of them say about the quality of them at utah?

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Nope! None were good enough because they couldn't beat out Heisman Heaps and Dr. Riley.

The quality of Utah 7 is still TBD.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

Hawkeye79
Iowa City, IA

"The left-handed Thompson completed 4-of-13 passes for 64 yards, one touchdown and an interception in two games last year for the Sooners."

Well, here's hoping that he simply hasn't lived up to his potential so far. Those are pretty poor numbers.

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Those are Tysom Hill numbers in 5 of 12 games as a starter.

81Ute
Central, UT

@FT

How do you know all QB players are on scholarship?

TFUDD
SLC, UT

It's safe to say OK has some decent quarterbacks in their stable. Thompson was unfortunate enough to get hurt early on and fall behind 2 pretty good quarterbacks in Bell and Knight. I'd imagine just because he's not as good as those 2 that he's till a pretty good quarterback. The Utes do need to figure out how to deal with 7 qb's because they need to create healthy competition rather than confusion/frustration.

Fight On!
St George, Utah

truthsandwich,

"We really don't know what kind of contribution he'll end up making to the program, but 42 schools wanted him, and the U got him."

Umm...coming out of high school he only had 2 offers according to both Rivals and Scout. OU and Tulsa were the only ones to offer.

Protecting This House
Salt Lake City, UT

From rags to riches. With the speedy receivers the Utes picked up, the QBs are licking their chops. Can't wait to see how this all pans out. Go Utes!

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