Its funny to me the commentors who claim "only in Utah would this be
mentioned". Seriously? Even at a party school lime ASU, do you not think
that a local columnist would write a piece if Taylor Kelly got busted drinking
underage? I agree with peoples point, which was mentioned in the article, that
its not a huge citation, not much more than a traffic ticket, but I think
it's pretty lame to pull the old worn out "only in Utah" comments.
@ But seriously folks!Just because students at Utah aren't
forced to live under a certain set of rules, does not mean their morals are
relaxed. Utah's campus is full people who live moral lives just because
they are good people, not because they "have" to.
No doubt that Wilson's infraction of the law will not be an issue at all on
the hill. Standards of yesteryear go out thee window when it comes to winning
football games. With no honor code at the school the morals are very
relaxed. During my time at the u I saw things that made me cringe.
@Sports Are GreatI have no recommendation for Jamaal's
punishment. That's not my place. But many BYU fans are quick to come onto
articles on Ute players to offer their opinions on how the U should handle such
incidents. And the real hypocrisy (as you are referring to) comes when they
demand punishment for our players, yet conveniently overlook similar offenses
that your own BYU players commit.
"It the Cougar fans had class they wouldn't be such critics as the
Pharisees."estreetshuffle - couldn't find the critical
comments by Cougar fans, perhaps you saw them on some other article?
Utah quarterback Travis Wilson must now show how to lead. As opposed to last
year when Travis was not required to be a leader.
Good Luck this season Travis. Keep working hard and your season will go well.
Wilson is a good kid and a fine athlete who made a bad decision. Who among us
hasn't? I hope Whittingham and the rest of the program stand solidly behind
him and let him lead his team.
From the article:"He demonstrated true composure last year after
a six-interception game against UCLA by guiding the Utes to a 27-21 win over No.
5 Stanford the next week."He didn't show much composure in
the UCLA game, though. 6 interceptions is insane.I like Travis. I
don't want to see him missing any time from the alcohol incident. I also
will be rooting for him to stay healthy, especially with his artery issue. That
could become very dangerous and I really hope nothing bad happens to him.But if utah wants to make a bowl game I don't think Wilson is the
best guy to get them there. Sure, utah won a few close games last year, but I
think the credit for the USU game goes to Whittingham, BYU game credit goes to
Dres and BYU's lack of blue zone efficiency, and Stanford game credit goes
to the Cardinal's horrible play calling at the end.In the games
where the moment was all on Wilson to deliver, he usually messed up.Once again, best of luck to him, but if he is the QB I don't see a bowl
game for the utes.
I hope he can lead, the U has been without a clear leader, at least at QB, for a
long time and it's really hurt the team. I had hoped he had grown up and
would be more appreciative of the 2nd chance to play, but actions show attitude.
Please stop the immature comments. According to the good Bible, we are all
sinners. Look at the rough and tough fishermen that Jesus chose to be apostles.
Mr Wilson is an excellent quarterback in the making. I believe in him. Instead
of writing an article preaching to the choir and emphasizing the negative what
about all the positive that Mr. Wilson has done for the Ute program. It the
Cougar fans had class they wouldn't be such critics as the Pharisees.
@GoRed - what was your recommendation for Jamaal's punishment? You
suggesting the same punishment for travis? You wouldn't want to be a
hypocrite I assume.
'Some will say this could only happen in Utah. A college kid has a
beverage, on his own time, at a concert, and it turns into big news. But
anything that involves cops and athletes is news, anywhere in the country.'
Sorry Mr. Rock this is a very poor justification for beating this dead horse.
I guess there are no feel good stories coming out of Logan or Provo this
week?Nobody cares...except for a few that want revenge time for
Spencer Hadley. Not really the same thing is it?
A real leader wouldn't be engaged in the type of behavior that is breaking
the law. Maybe his drinking issue, is part of the reason why he can't
throw, unless it's to the other team.If Travis shows, he
can't throw the ball in the first few reps. Whit needs to pull him out and
make sure the back up quarterback is actually ready to start with the starters.
Don't stick with someone that can't produce and is killing the team.
The defense can't be on the field 90% of the time and win every game for
us. Our offense should control 60-70% of the clock and put points on the board.
I'm curious, what was Jamaal William's punishment for the same offense
that he committed earlier in February of this year? I know that BYU has a
strict Honor Code concerning these things, as they are constantly reminding us.
Utah's "core values" only mention "no DUI's", so
breaking the law with underage drinking is perfectly acceptable, if you're
a starting QB at the U.Don't expect such leniency, however, if
you're a rugby player.
Rock I'll accept both your POV and your right to write this article as long
as you can promise that you never drank befor you were 21. If not your article
lacks credibility. Do as I say and not as I do, doesn't wash.
Ah, it's nothing Blechen couldn't fix for him with a quick dunk in the
foaming ice font.
PacUtes, seriously. Most other parts of the country, articles should be written
celebrating the fact that a school made it through a weekend with only a single
underage drinking ticket.
Just win and people will forget you had a drink at concert.Only in Utah, a
20-years-old QB made news when he drank.
Forget the leading.Just complete passes, and things will work out.
**Travis, I am very sorry for the ridiculous publicity this incident has caused.
Please know that as fans we are 100% behind you and are looking forward to your
continued progress and to you leading our Utes to victory. Seriously,
DON'T THINK ANY MORE ABOUT THIS. Do what everyone else has done - move on
and get excited for the season. Best of luck Travis!