Utah Utes football notebook: Jordan Wynn says he has no shoulder pain, will start tossing ball next week

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 30, 2011 7:48 p.m.

    This will be a rough year for the utes. .500 will be about as good as it will get. They have lost alot over the last two years, the competition is taking a step up and I do not think wynn is very good. Of course ultimately we will see as the season will come and go but that is my prediction.

  • Longliveishere2 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 30, 2011 5:03 p.m.

    Sounds like TJ has some issues w/jealousy. Oh well. So hard to look at the world when all you have are blue goggles on. I think Utah will be fine in its first season as a Pac 12 member. There will be a lot of ups and downs. I'm sure we'll lose one we should've won, and win one we should've lost. I'm speaking about conference games. Big deal. Such as life when you're in a BCS conference day in and day out! This is a pure win/win situation for the Utes and for collegiate athletics as well in Utah. 10 wins in a still-rebuilding year is not bad. We weren't 6-6 ;-), we won 10 games and have a the best recruiting class ever coming in to fill spots on the roster. I think CB is going to be a question mark, but our safeties are big play, Robert Johnson-type guys, so hopefully this will offset any weakness at CB. Can't wait to see how Dunn and Christopher perform in Chow's offense. Along w/ Anthony Denhem. Should be a great year. Go Utes!!!!

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    March 29, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    Wynn will be a solid QB if he stay's healthy.

    Goooo Utes!

  • JustGordon Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 29, 2011 3:16 p.m.

    Rather than making condescending comments about players, positions and teams one knows little about, those like TJ, who are obviously biased, should stick to what they know best...cheering at the LES.

    The Utes have more than enough depth on the O line...even Coach Whit is pleased with the aspect of the offense. In addition the new O line I think will be a great addition.

    I am not sure how one can say with certainty that Wynn has peaked since his injury did limit significantly last year his ability to perform.

    Why the Utes would want emulate mediocrity is beyond me. I think that is best left to schools that are independent and BCS wannabe's.

    I think that although the challenges the new PAC-12 presents are significant, the Utes are up to the challenge being picked by those who know something as one of the front runners in the PAC-12 South.

  • AggieLuva South Jordan, UT
    March 29, 2011 3:04 p.m.

    A healthy Jordan Wynn is bad news Utah fans. That means they have to play him. Now you really don't have a chance in the Pac 12 with him behind center. You guys would be so much better with anyone else behind center. He has no heart. I'm sorry but Wynny is not the answer for success in Utah's program. Mark my words all you want. I will come back mid season if he makes it that far and repost what I wrote. I want Utah to succeed, but with Wynn playing they have no shot in the Pac!

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    March 29, 2011 2:38 p.m.

    I think people are underestimating the importance of the Tim Davis hire. He is going to be a great help to the O-line

  • papa ute murray, ut
    March 29, 2011 1:34 p.m.

    More good news, can't wait to kick -off the new season in th Pac-12!

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    March 29, 2011 12:30 p.m.


    You have made some good comments on other articles, but you're off base with this one. When Norm Chow came in he stated a 10-3 record indicates the Utes are not that bad. Thriller pointed out that Wynn's struggles can be traced almost exactly to when the injury happened. If that is true, and Chow's tweaks do the trick we should be just fine in the PAC-12. Unlike the team you are referencing, Wittingham has taken a proactive approach and wants to fix things before the wheels fall off. I don't think even Bronco would argue that the wheels definitely fell off for BYU last year. A total revamping of the coaching staff seems to indicate that.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    March 29, 2011 12:08 p.m.

    "Similar to another local schools scenario from last year. Watch how the other school does it this year Utes. Maybe you can emulate them again and limit the growing pains"


    If what you mean by "emulate" is do the exact oppisite... then I agree. 7-6 with a dirt stain lose to the mighty USU is nothing anyone would want to "emulate".

    My guess is with a staff of rookie coaches.... byu will need someone, anyone to "emulate"

    At some point running around traffic cones and clapping hands will end and the unprepaired kewgs will actually have to play a game. Should be comical.

  • Ibleedcrimson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 29, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    Thanks for the analysis TJ you should really shop your prognosticative skills to the media, it's so unbiased and fair.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 29, 2011 11:27 a.m.

    Unproven running backs, unproven receivers and an offensive line that is a little shaky with some new faces will be too much for this "system" QB to overcome. Defense has similar holes to plug. Wynn can "manage" a game with good offensive talent around him but he is not a "take over" type of player. I am thinking that there will be a new starting QB this fall if any of the others have a solid upside. Whether you believe it or not, Utah will likely struggle at the QB position their first year in the PAC but need to look at years 2 and 3 so a pattern of mediocrity is not established. Wynn has peaked because of the players around him but many of those players are gone now. Similar to another local schools scenario from last year. Watch how the other school does it this year Utes. Maybe you can emulate them again and limit the growing pains.
    Good luck Utes!

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    March 29, 2011 10:34 a.m.


    I agree with you. Can't have Wynn in a position to run...bad things happen.

    If the RB's and OL come through... look for a great year from Wynn.

  • Thriller Saint George, UT
    March 29, 2011 10:24 a.m.

    I don't believe there is any reason to doubt that it was the injury that caused the drop-off he had at the end of last year. Before he was injured (during the second-half of the ISU game from what I understand), he was dynamite. He was literally one of the top 10 QBs in the country. If I remember right, he was the #6 QB in passer efficiency. His accuracy and arm strength were solid.

    The only drawback I've ever seen from a healthy Jordan Wynn was his immobility, hopefully the new offense will address that.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    March 29, 2011 10:01 a.m.

    This is good, but I'm still nervous about how he'll do on the field under pressure. I hope the injury really was the reason for his poor performances after the TCU game and that the surgery has really fixed the problem.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2011 8:01 a.m.

    Good to hear. I still think the kid will have a great 2 years left.