Utah Utes football notebook: '08 victory convinced Jordan Wynn to be a Ute

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  • Ted H. Midvale, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 2:43 p.m.

    hey davidyewtyfan

    Did you know that sacks aren't turnovers?

    Sammy isn't the one to look foolish after all.

  • hands1 West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 3, 2010 12:23 p.m.

    The difference is, that coach whittingham prepares his teams for big games, better than any other coach in the nation. He is a defensive minded coach with a explosive offense. He knows how to gameplan, for each team he plays. Unless you havent played football you wouldnt realise this. The utes come out ready to play, no matter who is on the other side of the ball. This is the biggest game of the 2010 season, no matter what byu or tcu fans say, because the coaches and players feel the same way. its going to come down to which team is prepared better, and thats something whittingham knows how to do, very well.

  • BluCoug Provo, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 10:32 p.m.

    @ FlyingUte

    When has utah been tested in 2010? Ahhhhh never!

    Go Frogs! Take the utes to the woodshed!

  • FlyingUte Murray, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 7:24 p.m.

    Andy Dalton and the frogs will have the same look on their faces that they did in the Fiesta Bowl. Confused & Nervous. Dalton will throw those sky passes over his receivers heads just like he always does when he feels the heat. TCU has been the college football sweeties all season long and when they get smacked around on Saturday we'll see who believed what hype. Utes were in a dogfight last week that woke them up. When was TCU tested? Like last year BSU got on them and they lost their composure. This year it will be the blackout at RES with the same results...they can't win the big one! Wynn will play smart and the offense HAS been holding out for this game. Expect the confusion to be everywhere for TCU. Defense & Offense will be playing on their heels. Utah 42 TCU 28 Go Utes!!!

  • afro14 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 6:42 p.m.

    I love how laid back Wynn looks in the picture. He looks confident, which is what he's been in all the games this season. He's made mistakes of course, but he shakes them off and keeps going. Reminds me of Alex Smith and Brian Johnson. The best part? He's only a sophomore!! Looking forward to more of the same in the future.

    GO UTES!!!

  • dhsalum Saint George, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 6:20 p.m.


    Of course, Utah has taken some recruits from BYU in recent years and IF Utah continues to play at this level, they will do better and better in recruiting. And also I did not mean to imply that Utah football players that are LDS are not as faithful or anything as BYU athletes. I just meant that many people go to byu for reasons other than football or education or whatever reasons that other schools use to recruit and byu will continue to get those kids. Thats why BYU will always be pretty good and never great, unless they start getting the players that utah goes after in California and Texas, etc.
    Oh, and you're right--a lot of qb's havent served missions... I dont really know what to say about that. I guess qb's just think they're special and dont need to... lol

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Nov. 2, 2010 4:39 p.m.


    I'm guessing The media doesn't cover the frogs in Texas, right? that's why you found your way to the Dnews, right?

    Now hit yourself in the face.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 4:38 p.m.


    What mistake was that? Are you referring to the missed field goal? Get a kicker I guess.

    Cannot wait to see this game between two very good teams! The Utes will take care of business though and finish the job by winning the BCS game that the frogs couldn't.


  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 2, 2010 4:23 p.m.

    Toadforlife: Thanks for stopping by. Now take your second place trophy (like with your sole BCS appearance) and be on your way!!

    Dalton will get beat like the ugly red-headed step sister that he is!

    Go Utes! Beat the toads!!

    Utah 27- tcU 17

    Have fun with the Mtn. next year!!

  • HornedfrogforLife Fort Worth, TX
    Nov. 2, 2010 3:57 p.m.

    Don't worry Wynn! We will remind you of why you should have gone to Colorado this weekend.

    We won't make the same mistake twice!

    Blow out!!! TCU 38 Utah 10

  • tcom2011 Fort Worth, TX
    Nov. 2, 2010 3:24 p.m.

    Good luck this weekend! Probably the toughest game of the entire year, including a possible NC or BCS game. I live 5 miles from TCU and have gone to a few games this year, I don't believe I have ever seen a better team play in the last few years, that said I haven't watch any of the Utes this year. Our D gave them a fight until the last 1:32 debacle in the first half. My logic is if we can give them a battle, then surely at home the UTES have a good chance. But they remember well 2008!!, Be Loud!!!

    I wish you the best, and I apologize for SammyG, he unfortunately is letting hedgy, utes4life, utahcountyute and bass get to him. Hopefully we won't have more fans become like them and haunt your boards as they do ours.

    Also, let it die, your team is much better than BYU's this year, enjoy the season, a possible national title year does not come around very often even if your in the SEC and they hand it to you on a silver platter.

  • Disco Vega Oakdale, CA
    Nov. 2, 2010 3:05 p.m.

    Good Luck Utes...you guys are impressive...believe and focus and do YOUR job and you will win. Make us proud!!

    Go Utes!!!!

  • screenname123 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 2:30 p.m.

    @ Davidute fan: I don't know if I've ever read Sammyg say anything wonderful about BYU. I think he is just a Utah hater. Makes sense though. Jealousy creates hate. Sammy, Haven't they taught you better than that? Listen to the sermons on Sunday. Quit falling alseep and dreaming of the days of yesteryear in Provo.
    I am sure you will become a BYU fan once basketball starts. Then hopefully you'll stay away from the Ute articles.

  • tkboss bountiful, utah
    Nov. 2, 2010 2:29 p.m.

    LOTR: There will be more people at RES and Iggy's Sports Grill that at LES. As for you recruiting; you obviously have not paid attention or followed Utah recruiting. There have been multiple top notch classes recruited by Kyle Whittingham and the coaching staff. This coming year will be just one more. There is no question that the PAC 12 will present more competitive games. However, Utah won't have to go undefeated to get recognition and better bowl consideration. To bad the Y will not be able to say the samething

  • djntz2001 South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 2:12 p.m.

    SammyG, please come down to College Gameday this year and enjoy the weather and the plathera of UTES fans that will stomp a mud hole on your Cougar happy soul! Utah & TCU will be a tremendous game! Utah and BYU will be a repeat of 2004 and 2008! Please come down from Springville Sammy G

  • davidutefan Evanston, WY
    Nov. 2, 2010 1:59 p.m.

    by the way sammy, 2+2+3=7. or does math get the same attention as science in a religious instution

  • davidutefan Evanston, WY
    Nov. 2, 2010 1:41 p.m.

    I predict Utah will win and sammyg will still find a way to make excuses and run his big mouth about how wonderful the TDS is and how their going to be blessed enough to pull off a miracle and top the Utes. How many losses have you predicted now sammy? 6? 7? you need a job in Vegas as a bookie so we can know to bet the opposite of whatever you say.

  • johnny pigskin Sandy, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 1:24 p.m.


    you coug's are supposed to stay away from alcohol!?!?

  • LOTR Baltimore, MD
    Nov. 2, 2010 1:18 p.m.

    more hedgy hyperbole

    Thanks to that mid-major sized stadium on the hill, there will be about 15,000 more fans attending the BYU-UNLV game than that "epic" battle on the hill.

    Utah will need a top notch recruiting class just to keep from sinking to the bottom half of the PAC. Unfortunately, one top notch class does not a program build and three or four middle of the PAC finishes in a row will have the Utes back to competing against the Aggies and Wildcats for recruits.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 2, 2010 1:05 p.m.

    SammyG: The word is "cue" - que is a Spanish word for "what". Just so you know.

    I love to hear your predictions. They have been ALL wrong so far. So the mathematical, statistical probability of your current predictions coming true are zero, plus or minus 1%.

    Got to hand it to you for tenacity. Most people so consistently wrong would have given up weeks ago. I just look forward to you coming back next week and admitting that we are deserving of our ranking, like you promised, if we win.

    Go Utes! Go Crimson! On to victory #9 against the toads!!

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 1:03 p.m.


    I guess it does make sense that you know Barbara's stuff and use her song to start your smack talk.

    With the best O line in the conference, (who has allowed 3 sacks all year!) I'm sure Jordan is not really concerned. With Devonte back, he will have all of his weapons to take complete advantage of every play.

    Go Utes, one game at a time!

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Nov. 2, 2010 12:53 p.m.

    No question about it, Saturday’s game will pay major dividends for the 2011 class. I’m hearing a number of prospects will be attending and scores of others will be watching. Nothing trumps ESPN Game Day exposure when selling the program and university. Look for another top notch class as the Utes head into the conference of champions.

    On the other hand; A game will be played “down south” between two horrendous “teams” in front of a half filled stadium. You can almost hear the crickets for here.

  • BigD Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 12:08 p.m.

    NC UTES: BYU should only be SCARED if the Utes play better than you spell. I would imagine all football players are SCARRED after years of playing though.

  • UtahUte16 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 11:40 a.m.

    How would that be to be watching a blackout game in 08, and decide then and there that you wanted to be a part of it while two years later you were playing IN that game. Wow, I can only imagine that feeling. I would give the nod to TCU if it was in Ft Worth, but Rice Eccles is a place that losing just doesn't happen. With the MUSS behind them, anything is possible. Here's to an epic game, GO Utes!

  • ute4ever West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 11:06 a.m.

    Utah recruiting has DEFINITELY been propelled since the 2004 BCS busting campaign. Look at the depth this current team has....unlike any other. Every position has a guy behind him just as good. Also, look at the "rebuilding" years. Last year was supposed to be that and we were 10-3 or something like that. The Utes now reload, not rebuild.

    In contrast, look at the rebuilding BYU is doing. That is the difference in recruiting over the last 6 years.

    Also, with BYU.....fans should be concerned that Bronco can't recruit. All of the studs he has coached (Hall, Unga, Pitta, Jorgensen) signed onto BYU before Bronco became coach. After they have all left, look at the cuboard now.....completely bare except for a highly rated quarterback that is proving that maybe he was too highly rated. Just saying....maybe Bronco doesn't know how to recruit.

  • Ute Fan In Utah West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 9:25 a.m.

    I'd rather see Utah beat up on a BCS school, and Boise do the same thing this year. Although, I would love Boise and Utah to play, especially this year's team.

  • BoiseSuperBlue Boise, ID
    Nov. 2, 2010 8:40 a.m.

    Jordan Wynn is impressive, on and off the field. I hope the Utes win out the rest of the schedule. I would love to see a Boise vs. Utah BCS Bowl. Here's hoping! Go Boise, go Utes!

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 3:52 a.m.

    I appreciate the talking points from your BYU handbook, but your position is not very well supported.
    Explain the number of byu athletes, prinicipally qbs, who dont serve missions because football is the most important thing to them in their lives.

    A lot of out-of-state mormon athletes have chosen Utah over BYU because they realize they have a better shot at the NFL and are still surrounded by a mormon community on and off campus.

    BYUs recruiting tactic of painting the Utes as an apostate school is blowing up on them as there are now many well known NFL athletes who are U oF U grads AND faithful mormons (many having served missions!)

  • dhsalum Saint George, UT
    Nov. 2, 2010 1:03 a.m.

    NC Utes 2010--- I've seen some of your other posts and admired your confidence and brash pick (I've been saying the last couple weeks that utah will beat TCU..even though I think tcu is a better team overall and would do better against most top teams because of their defense) but on this one I was quite taken aback. I dont think Ute fans realize that byu doesnt really compete with anybody for recruits (in most cases). Most kids at byu always wanted to go there because of the culture and tradition. Byu will for sure lose some recruits because of utah's move to Pac-12 and their bcs bowls but look how byu did since 2004 even with 2 bcs bowls for utah. Kids who want to go to byu will go there whether they are athletes or not and usually its because they realize that football is NOT the most important thing in life and, maybe more importantly, their parents do, too. Utah will probably be taking more recruits from California and other Pac10 schools than byu in the near future..

  • NC UTES 2010 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 1, 2010 11:57 p.m.


    Here's my prediction:

    The 2010 national champ WILL BE the university of Utah.

    The recruiting battle is already set up to be dominated by Utah(see mutliple bcs win, real conference, coach that knows football is #1 vs. perennial preseason national champs, coach that thinks football is not #1, team that knows how to get blown out in big games time after time).

    The choice for future recruits will even more clear after this year's #1 FINAL ranking.

    byu should be scarred. Very scarred.

    Seriously, how will a recruit ever want to pick byu anymore? The best(Utah) will be getting even better and the slow and unathletic(see little brother) will be getting even slower and more unathletic(if thats possible).

    Like Wynn, future recruits know the future is RED.

    Get er done Utes!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Nov. 1, 2010 11:28 p.m.

    Que...Barbara Steisand...take one...

    Light the corners of my mind
    Misty watercolor memories
    Of the way we were

    Well Jordan, it is the game of your life but be prepared for things you've not seen or felt.

    I hope for your sake that you avoid some serious injury. You might take some extra Motrin before the game and add a few extra rolls of tape to various parts or your body. TCU is wanting you bad.

    Good luck because that's what you'll need.

    I'm predicting 2 interceptions, 3 sacks and 2 fumbles, a total of 4 turnovers by the Utes.