@Mormon Ute"If Connor and Manning are patient and continue their
development, their turn will come."Connor and Manning are the
same person, Connor Manning. Perhaps you meant Cox and Manning?
@ Tomahawk Red:It appears you should immediately get your resume in
to Kyle Whittingham, since you seem to have more insight to the Ute QB depth
chart situation than some of his current coaches.
It doesn't have to be feast or famine. But that's how it's been
with Utah lately. Generally, 4 is an ideal number of QB's to have on
a college team. It's somewhat unusual to get down to starting a 3rd string
QB during a season and almost unheard of to get to #4. But with the very unusual
situation Utah had last year, they've now over-reacted and signed too many.
It's theoretically possible to need 6, but extremely unlikely.It's difficult to keep the lower half of a group that size happy and
consequently ready to go... regardless of what is said to the media. Very few
snaps = not prepared and not happy.And if a truly exceptional high
school or JC QB happens to become available, he's not likely to give any
consideration to a team that already has a half-dozen QB's on their roster.
Utah coaches should rethink their current QB approach.
Depth chart should go:1) Wilson (the clear winner right now)2)
Thompson (could develop into the best QB)3) Manning (lots of upside but no
experience yet)4) Cox (plenty of upside as well)5) Isom (heard a ton
about his potential, could be the clear starter in 15 or 16)6) Schulz
(nothing but a backup. We saw that last year)
@ Chris BAre you speaking from experience? Somehow I doubt it.
For once I agree with CB. When you are not the best you sit (home watching bowl
games on tv)
No, but who cares? Be the best and you'll play. Don't be the best and
you'll sit. That's football.
Six PAC12 quality QB's to choose from. We can't go wrong here. I
predict an 8-4 season.
Considering Utah's track record with Quarterbacks lately, I wouldn't
worry too much. It doesn't take long to work your way up the depth chart.
This is a good situation to be in. Hopefully the young guys will recognize the
need to work hard while patiently awaiting their opportunity. I know that is
hard for some kids in today's world where people seem to want everything
right now. Nobody wants to wait, but in reality very few kids are ready to play
college ball right out of high school. If Connor and Manning are patient and
continue their development, their turn will come. When it does, they will be
better prepared for success, if they have been studying and preparing properly.
@ 65TossPower . . . NFL teams have 53 man rosters - NCAA teams carry
105, none of which are under contract.
Six seem like a lot; but judging from the past, 4/5 can turn into 2 very
quickly. Utah should be fine with Wilson/Manning/Thompson. If anyone outside of
those 3 end up as the starter it could be a horrible season.
Most NFL teams carry 3 quarterbacks on their roster and Utah has 6 on
scholarship. I don't get that.
Article translation = we don't give a rip about the QB's. We are
trying to save out jobs and win. Who cares how many QB's never see a
rep.Just wait QB's- once game prep starts in season I get none
The Utes have found in the past that it is unwise to not have enough quarter
backs, but six may be a bit too many. Maybe some of them can become converted
to defensive backs?
Better than the past couple of years when we had no back up with much talent.
This will sort itself out soon. Wilson and Thompson are juniors. Cox, Manning
and Islom Freshman. Schulz is a great kid with a rocket arm but probably not a
serious candidate for playing time. One of the three young kids will move ahead
of the other and wouldn't be surprised if one changes position.
I prefer Conner Manning over Kendall Thompson myself. The depth sounds nice but
if Wilson gets hurt (likely) then is Thompson ready to be a full time starter.
he seems more of a package QB to me. Conner Manning can sling the football and
has the California state high school records to prove it. He wasn't as
highly recruited because of his lack of stature, but stature doesn't keep
big QBs from getting hurt. Manning is not going to run the football, so if
protected he can stay healthy and light up the passing yards totals. Maybe a
running QB is what Christensen's offense needs to mix it up. Thompson can
do that but he is a weaker passer. Wilson can run but look out for the hits
(injury). With Utah's talented WRs, I would love to see Utah stretch the
field with Manning.