Great in sight and info from sooner fans, thanks. BYU fans defend there actions
with reference to Chris B. Really? That's weak sauce!
@sooner1 and Soonermagic:Thank you both for sharing your insights
and back story on KT. Your posts were classy and refreshing. I for one was
stoked to hear of this pickup, and am thrilled to have the talent and football
IQ Kendal brings to the team.I was also very impressed by OU's
Sugar Bowl victory over Bama, an accomplishment we can both revel in! Go Boomer
Sooners! Go Utes!
@Duckhunter"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 QBs they have on scholarship." RE: Maybe, but
scholarships shouldn't be given without confidence in upside and ability. I
speculate Whitt has less confidence in himself hitting the QB jackpot. Now
he's doing a 180 by bringing in too many QBs (previously the opposite). The
challenge here is picking the right QB. Chemistry issues happen if multiple
players believe strongly in different QBs. Recruiting credentials complicate
this. Wilson well is liked and his skills respected, but players
should be fine with him not starting. Wilson might not be cleared for contact
anyway. Whitt might fear Wilson being Wynn part II health wise.Conner Manning is smart with a strong and accurate arm. But he's a pocket
passer and of small stature in a system that seems to contradict that now. Isom will have some players thinking he's the guy. I am not sure.
Whitt sometimes falls for size. Kendall Thompson? I don't know.
He's a former big name recruit.Chase Hansen skills need a new
@utesgoingUpthehill:"As per website basketball-reference both
utah and byu have 20 players drafted to NBA."But only byU has
two players listed in a recent article about the 25 biggest NBA busts.
Meanwhile, Utah has two stellar players with LONG, solid careers in the NBA
right now. byU has none."To all the Utah fan upset about byu
fans on utah articles, I have one word in BYUs fan's defense;
ChrisB."Agreed!! byU fans are always welcome on these Utah
articles, that's how we get our entertainment. However, most of us Utah
fans also consider Chris B's posts in the same light as a byU post.Go Utes!!Onward and Upward!!
@Objectified"The near obsession with or against BYU by many Ute
fans can't be denied. The facts speak for themselves... even if a few
ardent Ute fans keep trying in vain to deny them, as some undoubtedly will to
this comment."Says the byU "fan" on a Utah article.
LOLGo Utes!Onward and Upward!!
sooner1 and Soonermagic, I never was much of a Sooners fan (not that I
particularly disliked them), but the amount of class I've seen coming from
OU fans about Kendal and his decision to transfer has definitely boosted my
respect for your fanbase. Thank you for your support of Kendal, and indirectly
to Utah, and good luck to the Sooners this year, Knight should be the cream of
the Big XII crop.
Sooner Fans, welcome to Ute nation, enjoy! Many of us here out west have been
watching the Sooners for years. Go Utes, Go Sooners!
Final note: He was a Elite 11 QB, Under Armor All American, the earliest offered
QB in the Stoops OU tenure, other Pac 12 schools like Oregon, Stanford, Arizona
& UCLA recruited this kid & Florida in the SEC, Michigan in B10, &
along with many of the B12 schools. But most backed away as soon as he committed
to OU prior to the end of junior season which was his 2nd offer & living 10
miles from the school along with his father's affiliation, it was a no
brainer & many backed off. After his junior season, he was listed as a 4
star by both Rivals, Scout & ESPN. He was at that time the #6 dual threat QB
in the nation but due to a injury his Senior year, his ranking & rating
slipped. I understand why many aren't to overly excited about him choosing
the UTES because of the lack of stats but this kid is a player & will be
very exciting to watch if he actually becomes the QB for your team. Many OU
fans will now be eye balling your games to see him in action. Good Luck next
season. Many Sooners are partial Utes fans as well now!
He chose Utah over other quality programs because of one reason, Dave
Christiansen & the competition in the Pac 12. Kendal ran a version of his
offense while in high school & he was told he would have an opportunity to
compete for the starting job & get #1 reps when he gets to Utah. He is not
coming there to be a back up plan he had that much at OU. Kendal's talents
is to Trevor's. Utes Fans Rejoice & Enjoy
Kendal is an unbelievable talent, he was at the time of his injury splitting
reps with the 1st team & many inside the program felt he would emerge as the
guy with the new direction of the offense that the staff wanted to go to. He
didn't fully return to 100% until the 5th or 6th game of the season, which
makes it hard to make up the gap & time that he lost. At the time of his
announcing to transfer the Bell had been moved to TE & is there now. When
Trevor got hurt & OU had to turn to Bell, Kendal wasn't fully recovered
from the injury. Kendal would have no doubt been the #2 at OU next season &
many of us hate to see him go.
To all the Utah fan upset about byu fans on utah articles, I have one word in
BYUs fan's defense; ChrisB.
Reno CougKendall graduates in May and therefore will be able to
transfer to a school where an eligible graduate program is offered with no
penalties. He's a smart kid with higher goals than most. Love it.Welcome to Ute Nation Kendall!
@sooner1"i find some of these post humorous and i am quickly
disliking BYU"Welcome to the club! You're an honorary Ute
for that comment!!Go Utes!!
Sooner1, now that is what I call a true spread offense QB! TW is not a spread
QB IMO. He is better suited to a pro style offense. This kid can run!
Can't wait to see him in Spring ball and see what the increased competition
will bring out at QB.The quarterback position will thin out after
Spring ball due to transfers or because of moves to defense. Better competition
and backups can only help the QB situation.I wish TW all the best,
but if I were a coach, I would still be nervous about starting a guy who has a
much lower likelihood of finishing next season. The offensive line needs to play
better no matter the QB, but this kid is quicker and less of a target for big
hits. His limited time and less than impressive stats don't concern me.
That video shows a lot of ability!Go Utes!!
Nice pickup for the Utes!!! That being said, correct me if I am wrong but
according to transfer rules he will have to sit out a year before he can play!!!
I am a big BYU fan and the reason I read and comment on Utah Utes articles is
because I still think of them as a rival and want to stay informed about what my
rival is doing and defend my chosen school when I feel it is necessary!!! Good
news about Travis Wilson, hope he can return to form and help the Utes!!!Go Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!
why are they mentioning Chase Hansen in an article about Utah Quarterbacks?
Pretty much everyone knew from the get-go that when he signed with the Utes his
QB days were over. I suppose maybe he had a glimmer of hope with the recent rash
of failures by Kyle and his staff to manage the QB position but now that they
have loaded the position with bodies to back up Wilson, Kyle will go back to his
original plan with Hansen at LB. ("Mark it down!" eh, Chris B?)The question of concern now is, with the newly created logjam at QB, who will
be the first of those guys to jump off the bandwagon? My money's on Isom or
@Cougsndawgs "Hopefully people on both sides never take it too
seriously, because I don't, and mean nothing personal by it."That's the way it should be with all of us. None of us should take
ourselves so seriously, the VAST majority of us have nothing to do with the
outcomes of any of the games. In the end, it's all good.Go
btw… kendall thompson (KT) was taking visits to florida as a junior in
high school. his dad was a big time qb at OU and he committed to OU way early,
so lay off the "only two schools recruited" they knew they couldn't
compete with OU. i find some of these post humorous and i am quickly
disliking BYU…..you Utes got a big time Qb and you don't even know
it……YET!!! he will deliver. your new offensive coordinator knows
what he's doing… can't wait for the Ute nation to see KT in
dear Utes. congratulations !!! you may not know this now but you soon
will….the kid you just picked up from oklahoma, KT could run circles
around blake bell and trevor knight(Okla). he was "the" starter going
into spring ball and was sidelined due to an ankle injury. he was not given a
fair opportunity to compete at OU for reasons no one other than coach stoops and
OC hypell know….the sooner nation has lost a "stud" at QB and will
be screwed if knight gets hurt as he's proven prone to do. so embrace this
kid and sit back and watch him break ankles and make big plays with his arm and
leg. (don't let the limited playing time at OU fool you). watch out
wilson…new sheriff in town! Go Utes!
AZUTE:Actually your post makes the most sense. Injuries have been a big
issue for ute QBs but the bigger issue was when the injuries inevitably occurred
there was no legit QB to fill the position. As others have said, 2-3 of these
guys won't remain with Utah so it will be down to 4-5 again anyway, but the
talent behind the starter appears to be improving.As for Utah v BYU
I just like having fun with talking smack with ute fans, it makes the rivalry
fun and interesting. Hopefully people on both sides never take it too seriously,
because I don't, and mean nothing personal by it. Look forward to seeing U
all in a couple years again...in the meantime good luck and success to both
programs. And good luck to TW in staying healthy and finishing his career with
This is a HUGE get for the Utes. Don't really care how many QBs are on the
roster either. QBs are generally athletes with smarts and leadership ability.
If a couple end up playing DB or safety, is that really a bad thing? Yeah, I
don't think so.Go Utes!
Unbiased1979--"You can't go from "rags to riches"
unless you see an improvement in QB play. The biggest issue facing the QB
position is that the Utes have yet to find a Coach who can develop the QB. Seems
like talent has been there, but not much improvement from year to year."No QB Coach can coach-up an injury....TW was significantly
developed/more competent from YR 1 to YR 2, yet these freak injuries are out of
anybody's control....If TW returns to his pre-injury status and reassumes
his starter's role, a healthy KT adds to a cushion we currently have in our
stable yet haven't enjoyed in years due to previously botched recruiting in
this area....We've recruited hard the last few years in surmounting this
problem....Remember, TW was an Elite 11 recruit who was subsequently able to
navigate being thrown into the fire as a True FR.We no longer must
rely upon back-ups who weren't brought in as legitimate potential starters
one day, but rather were stop-gap measures only [JH/AS]....I'm grateful for
what they did accomplish, particularly enabling Manning/Cox to RS last year.
Unbiased, I think it's a little tough to judge how good the coaches are at
developing the QBs when the ones they go with haven't been able to stay
healthy. Very few teams historically have been able to be successful with backup
QBs. When that happens, we'll get a better idea of what kind of job the
offensive coaches are doing.
Unbiased1979,He was a good pick up the minute that the other quarterbacks
heard that he was looking at the U.
Hopefully, this kid will be able to make an impact. And, for all of the Ute
homers, he's only a good pickup if he actually plays, which necessarily
means he beats out Wilson or Wilson can't play. You can't go from
"rags to riches" unless you see an improvement in QB play. The biggest
issue facing the QB position is that the Utes have yet to find a Coach who can
develop the QB. Seems like talent has been there, but not much improvement from
year to year.
I don't know a single Ute fan who would trade a victory over BYU for one
over Stanford, Oregon, or UCLA, or a good bowl game. Them's the facts. There are a significant number of Ute fans that would like to never play
BYU again. Others, such as myself, recognize that playing the Y will always be
a big, exciting game. Kyle Van Noy is the one who called last years
rivalry game his "Super Bowl," and said he was laying it all out on the
line to get that win.
@Cougsndawgs"Utah doesn't define our season like BYU does
for U."Except your own players called that game their
Superbowl.Could that be why you're here, reading and commenting
on articles about the Pac 12 Utes, instead of some blog about, I don't
KT is the son of former OU QB Charles Thompson..He was headed to OU from the
get-go.He was intially stuck behind Landry Jones, an elite QB..Then
when the competition opened up last August and he had a legitimate chance to
emerge as the starter, he broke his foot..Ultimately, freshman Trevor Knight
emerged/solidified himself as #1 w/his Sugar Bowl performance.KT is
a special talent not yet having had his opportunity to be the starter..He's
also one heck of a student..His presence will only ratchet-up the competition
and enhance their collective level of play.BTW, it's pretty
unChristlike to be pointing finger at TW for throwing INTs, when considering the
health-challenges he faced throughout, including being "deathly" ill all
week previous to our game against UCLA..His finger/head issues are well
documented.He did one heck of a job in making up his mistakes,
including his epic rally against OSU....We were a significantly superior O w/a
healthy TW at the helm..Oh, he also lead our start-to-finish in control victory
at byu....Thank goodness we have TW and not TH!
@CougsndawgsI believe it was your all american linebacker that referred to
the Utah game as their "Superbowl."The only reason the
"BYU is Utahs whole season" myth started was because pre Ron McBride, we
already had no bowl hopes going into the BYU game. Neither the Utah program,
nor the fans, ever went into the season with the "if we only beat BYU,"
mentality. BYU fan knows what I'm talking about, the Crowton years
weren't that long ago.
4-13 - 64 yards - 1 td - 1 int. Yes indeed, those are Tom-Brady-like numbers.
I think the Utes have a gem on their hands.
So with a quiver full of quarterbacks, Whittingham won't be able to blame
the Ute's demise and his own on the quarterbacks, right?
A year from now 3 (counting Wilson) of these guys will not be with the team.
Becoming a starting QB for a quality college team has to be one of the most
difficult things you can do in life.
7 QBs on the roster? whoa, why so many? most teams have 4 or 5, nobody has 7.
Welcome to Kendall. This isn't a surprise to anyone who has
been following this process over the past few weeks.It is going to
be a serious battle for the QB spot this fall. I do expect Wilson to be the
starter, but the competition should be fierce.I find critics of the
move amusing. Whit has been criticized (some fairly, some I think due to bad
luck) for not have QB depth. He has worked over the past 2 years to fix that
problem, now he has too many, classic.Not everyone will stay at QB,
and there will likely be some transfers as well. QBs transfer, that's just
the way it is. I would also not be surprised to see a position change or two.
Micah Scott was a highly regarded DB coming out of HS, and I would not be
surprised to see him switch to the defensive side of the ball.3
great bits of news over the past day.Travis is cleared to play.Moana is improvingThompson is on board.Go Utes!!
Spokane UteSpokane, WAThe more the merrier. Hopefully one of the
QB's will stand out; and there will be a clear cut leader. Notice how this
article has absolutely nothing to do with BYU, yet certain individuals try to
make it such? It must be sad to be on the outside looking in. Oh well, trolls
will be trolls!Go Utes!both sides are doing it and everybody
especially me is tired of it FROM BOTH SIDES it is off topic and disruptive
,same thing on byu thread some people just cant give it a rest and its time
Bantering aside, it's good to hear MO's condition upgraded. Speedy
recovery big fella!
Uteology:"Bro, do you happen to what they ranked Hesiman Heaps, Dr.
Riley, and Tysom Hill in arm strength and accuracy?The difference,
all three are/were starting QB's at BYU."What exactly is
your point? And Travis Wilson was a three star also and threw SIX interceptions
in one game and was not good against the best opponents he faced. What is it
you're trying to prove with this statement, other than we don't know
how good any recruit is going to be. I simply stated what rivals and scout
stated, if you have a problem with it take it up with them.
Uteology:U might want to rethink bringing up Washington who has thumped
Utah whenever and wherever and has done it 8 times in a row. BYU has at least
been competitive with them while U have been their laughing stock. Maybe U
should rethink some of your statements?
Duckhunter,I'm as big a BYU fan as they come and to answer your
question about why Thompson left Oklahoma to come to Utah is that he completed
his undergraduate degree and has enrolled at utah for a post graduate degree.
People more often than not move to another school to get their Masters and
Doctorate degrees. BYU picked up wide receiver Leslie from UTEP for
the exact same reason. Perhaps he is a good quarterback, after all
he made the roster at OU before his injury. OU is not a school that generally
gives untalented players scholarships. Let's give Thompson some credit
here, he saw that utah desperately needed help and saw an opportunity to get
more schooling and possibly get some field time. This just smart thinking to
me.Before anyone gets the idea that I'm defending utah,
I'm certainly not, just the Thompson kid.
U 90 @Cougsanddawgs, Bulls-eye!Thompson will compete with Wilson for
the #1 spot(If Wilson gets cleared for contact). The other quarterbacks are
young, some will redshirt, some will transfer. With this addition and with Chase
Hansen in the wings, the position has certainly stabilized, maybe Kyles job too.
;).cougar "fans", it's ok, I've heard that your
quarterback is supposed to be pretty good this coming season although it might
be hard to prove considering the competition that he'll face. Anyway,
Thompson won't be here when you return for your annual beat-down at the
hands of the Utes.
CougsndawgsWest Point , UTScout.com and rivals both rated him
3 stars but lacking in arm strength & accuracy. ---------Bro, do you happen to what they ranked Hesiman Heaps, Dr. Riley, and
Tysom Hill in arm strength and accuracy?The difference, all three
are/were starting QB's at BYU.As far as Chris Badger, I think
he might still be a good player. He was ranked #5 in the state, so we'll
see what happens.
This thread is definitely not disappointing in the amusing part. lol
Scout.com and rivals both rated him 3 stars but lacking in arm strength &
accuracy. If I were a betting man I would say Manning will be 2 and this guy and
Isom will compete for 3rd. So yes COUte it sounds like he probably wasn't
good enough to be a starter at Oklahoma. Just like "Badger wasn't good
enough to be a starter at ND" as all the ute trolls wanted to point out when
sounds like a good back up QB
2020:"Besides BYU fan, I would be more concerned with why you
can't beat us, than how many QBs we'll have when fall camp
starts."No, U fans are the ones who care so much about this
which is why they can't beat anyone else. BYU fans are certainly frustrated
with this, but Utah doesn't define our season like BYU does for U.
@fight on-Are you seriously trying to say this kid wasn't
highly recruited out of high school because he only had 2 offers? Some kids
make it clear they aren't going out of state, some kids don't take the
visits allowed, and some kids commit early. I believe this young man made it
very clear he wanted to go to OU and wasn't interested in looking around.
Really the posts here are pretty funny. Many of the same posters were all over
Utah the past two years for not having any depth at QB. Now the posts are that
we have too many QBs on the roster. Specifically to CFaninTX and
Duck - just because the young man left Oklahoma doesn't mean he wasn't
good enough to play, or to make the 2 deep roster. It does mean he wasn't
going to start and they had a better QB on the roster, at least in the coaches
minds. He probably feels he will get a fair shot at Utah and will be given a
chance to win the job.
Do I smell a ROSE Bowl???
The complete and telling reason that the little brothers in blue are constantly
commenting on Utah articles can be summed up by the score of the Deseret First
Duel this year:Utah 38, byU 6And the byU 6 points came
from women's volleyball and women's soccer no less!The
truth is - Utah is moving above and away from byU in almost every sport, byU
can't beat Utah in anything anymore. That even applies to the club sport
of hockey.Since it is clear that Utah's total sport's
program is leaving byU in the dust, the byU faithful have to resort to
belittling Utah on DesNews stories. Heaven forbid they start beating us on the
fields and courts!It is indeed great to be a Ute!!Go
@Duckhunter "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"I agree with your assessment that he is transferring because he doesn't
believe he will see much playing time at OU over the next 2 years and I'm
completely okay with that as are other Utah fans. Pot-stiring
Still well below .500 in PAC play and multiple claimants here say "rags to
riches". That is richly funny for sure.We'll see what Kyle
Whittingham's replacement next year does with so many QBs on
scholarship.P.S. Sarcasm switch off - It's nice to see Travis
Wilson's prognosis turn out well so far.
My mantral for Thompson Next Fall : "Beat USC"
The difference between the seven quarterbacks at Utah and the five that were at
BYU is the seven QBs at Utah are way more talented, individually, than the five
that were at BYU.Besides BYU fan, I would be more concerned with why
you can't beat us, than how many QBs we'll have when fall camp starts.
Oh boy time to win college playoffs.
@vegasuteIf by a "stir" you mean amused and entertained then
sure I'll go along with that. lol
@CougFaninTX"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. "I'm pretty sure Utah was being mocked for
not having depth at the position the last couple years when injuries popped up
at the position. (Personally I never really cared that BYU had 5 QBs on the
roster, and these days I don't trust Utah having fewer than 5).
The more the merrier. Hopefully one of the QB's will stand out; and there
will be a clear cut leader. Notice how this article has absolutely nothing to do
with BYU, yet certain individuals try to make it such? It must be sad to be on
the outside looking in. Oh well, trolls will be trolls!Go Utes!
This kid was brought in as an insurance policy against Travis Wilson's
injury recurring. With him the Utes would have a better D-1 QB as a backup than
relying on Adam Schulz. After the QB competition in the Spring separates all
these guys a bit, I believe some may switch to other positions and one or two
might transfer. I think Schulz will transfer, if he's not the backup and a
one or more of the others might do the same. A couple of them are athletic
enough to play other positions so they might do that. We've had other
players do this before and it has worked out well. This is so much better of a
position than only having one D-1 QB on staff with one or two mediocre back ups.
Fight OnYeah I doubt the validity of your statement.
Fight On,Again, try to dig just a little deeper than that...I know
you can."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."He committed to OU on 11/02/2009. He was a class of 2011
recruit. What does that mean? He was offered by OU during his Junior season in
HS and committed to them immediately, shutting down his recruitment.Look at the schools showing interest on his list...do you really think he
wouldn't have had a LOT more offers if he hadn't committed so early?
Don't see how this has anything to do with BYU...why are you guys here
again?Anyway...look beyond the numbers. If anyone bothers with
doing an ounce of research you will see that this is a great pick-up.Thompson was a favorite to win the starting position at OU during Spring Ball.
Unfortunately about half-way in he broke his foot. This sidelined him and put
him behind the curve of the other two. Despite that, he still managed to see
some garbage time after recovering from his injury.He again would
have been in a prime contender spot heading into this season, but Trevor
Knight's performance in the bowl game against Bama solidified him in the
driver's seat.Stoops has been actively supporting Thompson, the
coaches and fans all think he is a great QB and a great talent...the only reason
Oklahoma is going with Knight is because he's a year younger. Thompson
wants a more equal competitive field to try and earn a starting spot.Utah is getting a talented QB who will only up the level of competition at the
Brave Robbie-".those are pretty poor numbers. They're not
"Taysom Hill against decent competition" poor, but still poor."Against Texas (Big 12 "power" like Oklahoma) Taysom Hill was 9
for 27 = 33%. On the other hand K. Thompson was 4 for 13 = 30.8%.So, if you wanna compare the two QBs vs. "decent competition," seems
like Taysom Hill, on one of his worst days, was a better thrower than K.
Thompson.Truthsand-Who "reported" that 42 D1
schools were interested? Chris B or the guys father/posse? I can't think
of another PAC-12 school that would have wasted a scholarship in this manner.Finally, 5 is too many, but 7 is "just right." What are you,
Goldilocks (in the Three Bears) tasting porridge?
Welcome to Ute Nation Kendall! Glad to see his arrival has created
such a stir with our little brothers in blue.Go Utes!!Onward and Upward.
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!
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
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.
@FTHow do you know all QB players are on scholarship?
Hawkeye79Iowa 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.----------Those are Tysom Hill numbers in 5 of 12 games as a
DuckhunterHighland, UTutah "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? ----------Nope! None were good enough because
they couldn't beat out Heisman Heaps and Dr. Riley.The quality
of Utah 7 is still TBD.
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.
@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.
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.
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
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
@Hawkeye79You'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.
"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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Good pickup for the Utes