Utah Utes football notebook: Jordan Wynn bounced back from benching

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  • afro14 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 30, 2010 11:33 a.m.

    @ ByeByeUtes


    Look at the two quarterbacks' overall records, stats, and ratings. Now take into account that JJ DiLuigi is the only reason why Heaps got the majority of his yards over the course of the season, and tell me who's been better so far.

    What the future holds is uncertain, but up to now, Wynn has been the superior quarterback.

  • Ute_DanD West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 30, 2010 10:15 a.m.

    Wynn is going to struggle! The guy is never a threat to take off and run, you don't have to account for him doing anything but pass or hand off. That's what TCU and everybody since we played them has done. On the misdirection plays, all they ever do is go up the middle. If you're going to run an option play you have to have to QB be an option! But Wynn is not. So all the D has to do is sag off on coverage and there's nobody for Wynn to pass to. The offense becomes one dimentional, and goes nowhere.
    I am a Utah man, but we are in trouble at QB. Wynn's scared to death of getting hit at all! You can't win scared!!

  • fender Washington, UT
    Nov. 29, 2010 4:15 p.m.


    He's not a great QB. To be great you have to show up in the big games and he didn't do that this year. Part of it is clearly the system and that's not his fault. Hopefully Utah brings in smarter offensive coordinators, because they just don't attack defenses intelligently IMHO. If Utah does that maybe Wynn achieves his potential. Fortunate for the Utes that BYU's O coordinator is no better.

  • Aggie Fan South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 29, 2010 11:36 a.m.

    Love Utah fans jumping back on the Wynn bandwagon. Wynn is so weak. The Utes better get a better QB if they want any success in the Pac. I was very surprized Cain did so poor. I'm not a Heaps fan either, but he looked head over heals better than Wynn Saturday.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Nov. 28, 2010 11:07 p.m.

    Those "hard times a couple of the games this year" exposed your QB and team. The gist of all of this is that next year the Utes are going to be playing teams that are not your typical MWC cupcakes.

    I would not spell it as "doom" for the Utes but face it, if you think next year is going to be like this season you're crazy and you give absolutely no credit to the conference you're going to.

    It will be a higher level of football but it's not going to be easy and Wynn has a tendancy to choke under true pressure. Cain is no better either.

  • ElloWasRight Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 28, 2010 9:47 p.m.

    Man come on to read a couple articles and comments and all I read is ByeBye spelling doom for the U in the future. But to say Wynn is not a winner is very comical. What has he done lost 4 games in 2 seasons? That is the same ammount as Heaps in his Freshman year alone right? Wynn had an amazing Freshman year and hit some hard times a couple of the games this year. But he is still a sophmore.

  • ByeByeUtes West Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 28, 2010 9:29 p.m.

    So who would you take for the coming years - Wynn or Heaps???

    I personally thing the teams are headed in opposite directions. Bottom line - Wynn IS NOT a winner and it will be proven next year.

  • fender Washington, UT
    Nov. 28, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    I'm still surprised that Utah has changed its offense and no longer has the QB make zone reads and pull the ball when the defender squeezes down. It really makes no sense and makes the run game predictable and much less effective. And, why in the world wouldn't you have Wynn (and especially Cain) run QB draws all night long with BYU dropping eight?

    They put Cain in and have him throw seven times? Nuts. Time to retool the offense guys.

  • Otis Spurlock Herriman, UT
    Nov. 28, 2010 1:57 p.m.

    Wynn is a great quarterback. Let's take a step back folks. Utah is 10-2 for the season. Wynn is a true sophomore and is currently ranked in the top 25 best college quarterbacks (based on pass percentage, yards per throw, touchdown passes, etc).

    To put this in perspective, the highly touted Heaps is currently ranked 104th in the nation based on the same statistics.

    Wynn is great quarterback who will only get better. The future is bright. Crimson bright.

    Go Utes, go Wynn!

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Nov. 28, 2010 1:48 p.m.

    Jordan is a solid QB, and like Dalton two years ago had his ups and downs. If he continues to develop his talent, the Utes will be in good sape at QB.

    They also have Devonte Christopher and Luke Matthews returning, as well as Reggie Dunn and their TEs. So he'll have plenty of good targets.

    Replacing Asiata and Wide will be challenging, particulary given Sausan being out. Hopefully there is a JC transfer out there ready to come play in the PAC-12.

    O-line will lose two starters, Caleb S. and Zane Taylor. Those guys were solid.

    Congrats Jordan one a classic win. Here's hoping you have a great bowl game and prove the naysayers wrong, once again!

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 28, 2010 9:59 a.m.

    Stupid of coaches to listen to ute fans booing and throw in the towel with Cain, Wyn is not good but is better than the alternative.

    Better be looking for a jc transfer qb or the pac will eat you up.

  • Utes Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 28, 2010 12:31 a.m.

    I've always been a Wynn supporter. Maybe he won't ever be a Hiesman candidate, and maybe never a super-star, but he is and will be good enough to get a lot of wins for Utah. He is only a Sophomore, and I am convinced his numbers this year are exceeded only by Brian Johnson's SENIOR year and Alex Smith.

    I am disappointed in the boos at RES against Wynn. And I NEVER supported bringing in Cain - not even against TCU or Notre Dame. I was yelling NO! when Cain came in the game against BYU and sure enough, 2 interceptions came quickly. (I am not bagging on Cain - he is a fine QB - perhaps the best backup QB in the nation - it is just that he hadn't had as much preparation as Wynn. Cain is a stud though.)

    Wynn - you are awesome. For a Sophomore, you have had a great year and I have confidence you will get even better, and probably rival BYU's Heaps.