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Published: Monday, Aug. 18 2014 4:20 p.m. MDT

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CMO Beaver
Beaver, UT

stay ready, Kendall, stay ready

Salt Lake City, UT

Good news for ALL of Utah's opponents.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Not really a big surprise here. I think Whit played up the competition being 'wide open' to keep Wilson from getting complacent, and to hopefully sharpen his decision making ability.

Layton, UT

Congratulations and best wishes to Travis. Stay healthy my friend.

Also, it's great knowing that the Utes have a capable back-up.

Go Utes! Can't wait to see them play.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

@Argo - I agree, but it's going to take a consistently huge effort from Wilson to do much this season. Let's hope he can do it; if his play is anything like practices and scrimmages then the U is in for a looong year. And who knows what the first hit he takes will do, backups better be ready to go.

water rocket
Magna, UT

Its great to have two of the six Ute QB's stand out, but I was wondering why Coach Whit said they were going to start "tayloring" their offense to the QB? Doesn't this make it more difficult for a team when a backup QB comes in?

Fight On!
St George, Utah

Probably a safe Choice by Whittingham. Wilson has been decent when healthy.
It will be interesting to see if his head injury will effect the way he plays this season. And whether or not he remains healthy through the season is dependent on whether the O-Line has improved or not.
With Utah breaking in a new offensive scheme and OC, I think they may have a slow start, but if they can keep their starters healthy and maintain the tough defensive play we have seen the past few years they may get to 5 or 6 wins.

The PAC-12 is going to be brutal this year. Utah will have to bring their A game every week.

Salt Lake City, UT

Wilson has shown to be a very capable QB when fully healthy. The only problem is I'm not sure he'll stay healthy. Then again the backup last year is 5th on the depth chart now.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

At this point, he's still the best passing QB in the state behind Keeton.

Good to know that after 3 years we've finally found some capable PAC-12 backups!

Congrats Wilson, now step up and take your game to the next level.


2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT

I had been hearing this for a few weeks, so no real surprise.

Travis Wilson and Coach Christensen are going to get this NASCAR offense going and we WILL go 7-7 or 8-4 and be the surprise team in the Pac 12 conference of champions.

And we WILL be in the hunt for the Pac 12 title and Rose Bowl game within the last 2 regular season games - that's what makes being in a big boy conference so great.

The South has so many loaded teams that anyone but Colorado could win it.

Can't wait!


Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I was really hoping Thompson would win the job. At times Wilson looked good; but he threw way too many ints. Let's get this season started and let the chips fall where they may.

Go Utah!

Las Vegas, NV

I'm glad the decision making process is over. I am looking forward to the improved TW. With a vastly improved wide receiving corp and improved running backs, this will be Travis' breakout year as long as he stays healthy. He is one tough kid, and I am glad he is at the helm.

Go Utes!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

WOW, 50% or less completion rate or less for the two best QB's. That sounds like NASCAR will be running in high gear. LOL. Good thing they have a good punter.

Washington, UT

Get a haircut! Good grief, at least look like a football player.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

This is the right decision in my opinion (not that any of us has a clue in comparison with the coaching staff). I simply feel much like others have expressed, that Travis has been a very good QB when he's healthy. But in addition to that, he's come into the season in incredible shape and now has two seasons under his belt at Utah. That experience and level of comfort is typically part of the pay-off that comes with having an upper-classman playing the QB position.
There are still some question marks with this team, but this team has the ability to surprise some people if the Oline and the defensive back field can both be solid. Here's to hoping. Congrats to Travis and go Utes!


2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0,

I like the enthusiasm but let's not get ahead of ourselves. The Utes won't be competing for a Pac 12 title this year. In a couple years yes, but not this year.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

WOW, 50% or less completion rate or less for the two best QB's.


You posted on the wrong article, this isn't about Tysom Hill. Wilson's career passing percentage is around 60%.

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT


Within 2 games left in the regular season Utah will be in contention for the Pac 12 South title - watch and see my friend.

Heber City, UT

@2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0

"we WILL go 7-7 or 8-4 and be the surprise team in the Pac 12 conference of champions."

I'm not sure if I want to trust the prediction of somebody who says the utes will either play 14 or 12 games this year.

"And we WILL be in the hunt for the Pac 12 title and Rose Bowl game within the last 2 regular season games"

I'm not saying every preseason prediction is accurate, but they are generally a good ballpark guess of where a team will be.

As much as I'd love to say BYU will go undefeated, they will probably go 10-2 or 9-3 just like the predictions say.

As much as you love saying that quote above, take off the red goggles and view it objectively. utah is most likely headed for a 4 or 5 win season. If they really play well, maybe they'll be 6-6, or by your math, 7-7.

Highland, UT

Two observations.

kendall thompson - not worthy of the hype utah "fans" put on him when the transfer was anounced.

connor manning - not worthy of the hype utah "fans" placed on him when he committed, signed, and for the last two years.

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