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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 12 2014 6:50 p.m. MDT

Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 13 2014 9:12 a.m. MDT

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79Ute
Orange County, CA

They'll be ready for Idaho State - mark it down!

Homer from Hoytsville
Hoytsville, UT

you'd think with 5 qwarterbaks on the football team....one of them would be decent. I mean when I go to the cow auction and buy 5 cows...one of thems bound to give milk. So how come we have 5 guys who were recrooted as PAC-12 quarterbacks and they ain't no good.

SoonerUte
Salt Lake City, UT

Homer from Hoytsville "you'd think with 5 qwarterbaks on the football team....one of them would be decent. I mean when I go to the cow auction and buy 5 cows...one of thems bound to give milk. So how come we have 5 guys who were recrooted as PAC-12 quarterbacks and they ain't no good."

You're fixin to be right cranky when you is a have'n to pay them cows a stipend to live on your farm and not produce a lick of milk.

10CC
Bountiful, UT

You can shoot 1000 free throws a day, and 500 3-pointers, but everything changes when defenders are in your face.

The defense will soon look worse, but Sitake's been there, along with Rowe, and Orchard, and Blechen, et al.

I love watching a football team be built.

Rockarolla
West Jordan, UT

Relax, It's just one bad day!

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

Like I said, the best QB in the state is Chuckie Keeton
2. Taysom Hill
3. Whoever's playing QB at Timpview High
4. SUU's QB
5. Travis Wilson

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

D Sounds good. Hopefully the O catches up by the time the next scrimmage rolls around.

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

"Final statistics, which included only Wilson, Thompson, Manning and Cox, had the quarterbacks teaming to complete 15-of-44 passes for 228 yards."

That is a 34% completion rate; I think Taysom Hill last year was around 54%, and the crimson crew (aka Chris' cohorts) crucified him.

7runner2117
CLEARFIELD, UT

They'll get better as the season gets closer. Its better that they have a bad game here rather than in a actual game.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

It don't matter because we are still in a big boy conference and we are still power 5 and our pac brothers still like us and that means we are still prestegous even though none of our quaterbacks shined.

Go Utes!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I hope it's an isolated incident. It would be hard to watch the QB(s) fail again this year.

UU
Provo, UT

Travis is more preoccupied with his locks than his pass completion percentage. Cut it.

Hawk
Littleton, CO

UU -- "Travis is more preoccupied with his locks than his pass completion percentage. Cut it."

Yes, but have you seen his abs???

Maybe Dave Christensen has "simplified" the offense TOO much -- the defense seemed to figure it out pretty easily. I agree with 79Ute, they'll be ready for Idaho State -- whatever consolation THAT gives you....

Slugmaster
West Valley City, UT

Utah is settling in nicely as a perennial doormat.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

SoonerUte:
"You're fixin to be right cranky when you is a have'n to pay them cows a stipend to live on your farm and not produce a lick of milk."

Now that was funny! Well done. I hope the qwarterbacks are fixin to get better or it will be a long dadgum season like what we seen last year.

John Locke
Ivins, , UT

You'd think that with as many QBs as Utah has that one with a highly competitive attitude would step up and take charge. Coach just gave Travis Wilson public notice that he is not necessarily the starting QB. Maybe that will wake him up.

The QBs may not have played well yesterday, but all except the freshmen/redshirts have played well in past. Coach Whit is just getting them jacked a little with his finger pointing. He doesn't do that often, but high performance from the QB position is critical this year in order to a have a better than average season, and perhaps, as Rock like to point out, Whit's tenure as HC.

His critique timing is right and by the time the Idaho St. game comes around, I am confident the right QB will be ready, or someone behind him will step in and do well.

tinplater
scottsdale, AZ

Fortunately the Utes play in the Pac 12 where good quarterback play is not necessary. My ASU Sun Devils do have a bit of advantage at this position, however.

CougOrUte..Naah
Nibley, UT

And just like that the door is wide open for Coach Whittingham to get his wish and start Kendal Thompson. Travis Wilson failed to slam the door and now Thompson will move to #1 quarterback. It is amazing that with the Utes new OC that they did not light up the defense. Maybe offense by committee does not work. Based on yesterdays performance it is going to be a long, long season in Uteville. 2-10, 3-9 is looking like a reality.

JSwaggDaddy
Heber City, UT

@tinplater

"Fortunately the Utes play in the Pac 12 where good quarterback play is not necessary. My ASU Sun Devils do have a bit of advantage at this position, however."

Please tell me that was a joke. I think there is a reason that UCLA, Stanford, and Oregon are the top Pac-12 teams. Those 3 quarterbacks are (in my opinion) among the top 4 QB's in the conference. I would throw Sean Mannion in there with those 3.

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

Don't worry guys, Coach Whitt is probably just sore that he couldn't make his annual "the ute QB situation is in the upper echelon of Pac12 QBs" proclamation.

Even though this was a no pressure scrimmage where QB's weren't getting touched and they still looked bad, I'm sure they'll be ready for Idaho St and maybe Fresno St (they're rebuilding this season).

Also, Wilson probably has a good reason for stinking, he probably couldn't see with all that hair in his face. He looks like a taller version of Jordan Wynn. Maybe that's who he's trying to pattern his game after.

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