Utah Utes football notebook: Jordan Wynn getting better, Utes not concerned

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  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Aug. 20, 2011 9:59 a.m.

    Moderate, except that USC has Matt Barkley who is more talented than Wynn. Doesn't mean USC is a lock by any stretch, just that fans worried about Wynn's absense have that right to be worried. I'm hopeful things will be in place next week and that Montana St will be an exemplar to Y troll et al that the Utes will be just fine....

    Veritas has shown that he cheers for the Utes and goes to the games. He clearly likes BYU better, but he has no hatred for the U's football team. Unless your a Ute fan who's shown little class, he won't go after you. No reason to pile on.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Aug. 19, 2011 4:45 p.m.

    Well anyone that says they don't have any concerns about Wynn's lack of practice and reps this fall is deluded. But if there is a silver lining it is that the backup is getting alot of quality reps and despite the fact he is probably not even a D1 talent he probably will see some playing time, my guess would be significant playing time, and this can't do anything but help him.

    I also understand the position whittingham and chow are taking on this. There really isn't any other position they can take. They simply have to go with the guys that are there and see how it all works out. That is reality.

  • Moderate Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2011 1:48 p.m.

    Veritas expressed concern: "USC is coming up pretty quick, and I don't want to see Utah get slammed."

    From an article on USC a few days ago:
    It almost is a preseason prerequisite for a team's defense to be ahead of its offense. Nearly two weeks into fall camp, USC is experiencing just how true that adage can be.
    "(We're) a long ways away (offensively)," Coach Lane Kiffin said after the team scrimmaged at the Coliseum on Sunday, "we've got a long ways to go, a lot of work to do."

    Take a step back. Take in a wider view. Relax. Don't freak out on the little bit of news that trickles in each day.

  • R.A.W Hillsboro, Oregon
    Aug. 19, 2011 1:41 p.m.


    umm.. Sorry to break it to you, but your 6'6" QB though at the Elite 11 camp down in Malibu, was not chosen as one of the Elite 11.
    That was actually Tanner Mangum, a BYU commit who was named MVP of the Elite 11 Camp.

    But I agree with you, Travis Wilson will be an asset to Utah in the coming years, he may very well start as a True Freshman, especially if Wynn goes Pro (tounge in cheek).

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Aug. 19, 2011 10:54 a.m.

    Motorbike, Brave Sir Robin, Papasmurf
    Where did I bring up BYU? Lose the obsession.

    Please point out the weak and contrived part. I missed that.

    Hey, I love Utah athletics. I go to games. I have friends on both the football and current basketball staffs. Friends and family that have played both sports at the U. Some Ute fans, I question if they even follow sports. I mean, where did PapaSmurfUte even mention the Utes in his post? I mean, anyone can judge others and claim that they are prideful, but isn't that being prideful too?


    See, I enjoyed the posts from byronbca and Ibleedcrimson. That is a discussion about the story, about sports and they bring up good points.

    Even if the silver lining is getting reps to backups, I would rather see Jordan getting the reps. Utah doing well this year not only benefits the states, but all of the schools in the country that were not originally invited to the BCS table.

    We have great college athletics in the state.

    It's your problem if you don't want to watch both local teams do well.

  • Papa Smurf UTE Herriman, UT
    Aug. 19, 2011 10:19 a.m.

    I see where Bronco and the team gets all of their arrogant spin. The Y's athletic director was on the radio this morning, and he said that if every team was like BYU and had the President and athletic staff that the Y does, everyone in college football would be perfect, and there would be no rules violation issues. I agree that the Y is a good school, and doesnt have many issues, but to say that if everyone was like you, everything would be peachy, that is just prideful.

  • truthsandwich RANDOLPH, UT
    Aug. 19, 2011 9:29 a.m.



  • Ibleedcrimson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 19, 2011 9:26 a.m.

    Of course we're concerned, but that's along way from the typical doom and gloom gloating we usually see posted on here.

    The Silver lining is, in the event Wynn does go down, there is a backup with a healthy dose of camp experience, something he would not have gotten had Jordan been given a green light. To me that's a much better situation to be in considering the circumstances.

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2011 9:26 a.m.

    Veritas Aquitas:

    I think all Ute fans are concerned about Wynn, but we don't believe the sky is falling either. Jordon is a Jr who started as a freshman, it's not like this is new to him.

    Yes he'll probably be rusty against Montana St. but that's why they scheduled them. USC is still 3 weeks away, which is plenty of time to shake off the rust and get healthy.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 19, 2011 9:26 a.m.

    Veritas Aequitas -

    Your concern is weak and contrived. Worry about your Cougs. Let us Ute fans worry about our Utes.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Aug. 19, 2011 8:35 a.m.

    @Veritas Aquitas

    Thank you for your concern for Utah football. We're all very touched by your desire to see Utah football be successful.

    I'm wondering about your "lose the spin" comment. It's interesting because when I read these camp reports, they seem pretty straightforward. Whit and Chow tend to point out a few things areas where things are going well, and a few areas where things aren't going well.

    Contrast that with camp reports coming out of Provo where the coaches make everything look rosy. I wouldn't be surprised if today's report had Bronco saying, "our offense and our defense are looking like the best squads the world has ever seen. I'm afraid if they played each other, the universe would explode."

    Now which one of these sounds like spin to you?

    Aug. 19, 2011 3:22 a.m.

    Looking forward to 2012 when the Utes get the 6-foot-6, 230-pound Travis Wilson from the elite eleven as their Quarter back. I wish we had him right now! Hopefully Wynn can pull it together, but i'm starting to have my doubts. It doesn't help to have a sub par OLine either, knowing that they won't provide the best protection for Wynn which may result in him getting injured again. I'm worried that we don't have a consistent kicker too. I'm really hoping that the Utes pull everything together in the next couple of weeks.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Aug. 19, 2011 1:10 a.m.

    @Classless Ute Fan | 11:37 p.m. Aug. 18, 2011
    Magna, UT
    I guess you're in the "not concerned" category also.

    Come on.

    Tauni Vakapuna, for the right reason, missed spring ball.

    Even though he is moving up the depth chart, probably would be the stud #1 getting all the reps over White.

    I'm just saying, there should have been a little concern going into fall practice anyway, and it should be growing until we see Wynn getting reps in the new system.

    Not saying it can't be done, but "not concerned" is a spin, unless I have severely overestimated the coaching staff at the U.

    USC is coming up pretty quick, and I don't want to see Utah get slammed. Maybe the coaches are not concerned because it's on VS?

  • Classless Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Aug. 18, 2011 11:37 p.m.

    Veritas Aequitas,

    Jordan has had many reps. About 70 passes a day for ~2/3rd's of fall camp, and that's not including running plays. He still has 2 weeks before the season opens. Besides, it looks like Hays is stepping up and becoming quite a backup.

    If there was a linebacker who would become a star QB, it would be Blechen, because that is one of his former positions. But I think that Blechen is better suited to play stud linebacker.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Aug. 18, 2011 10:47 p.m.

    "Jordan Wynn getting better, Utes not concerned"

    The kid missed spring ball, missing practice now.

    When does this become a concern, or will Kyle switch someone frome linebacker (because he's good at that, according to yesterday's story)?

    Come on, the kid is a great kid, but he needs to be getting reps.

    Not looking for hysterics, but let's lose the spin and be concerned.