Red roundup: breaks down Utes, Pac-12 at midpoint

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  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 20, 2011 10:59 a.m.

    sammyg and Uteanymous,

    So who do you blame for Jake Heaps failure? What about all the hype leading up to this season about him?

    At least Jordan Wynn has proven he can score touchdowns and move the offense. His arm motion may be funny, but he doesn't make a lot of mistakes. I wish I had a dime for every BYU fan who claimed Jake Heaps was so much better than Jordan Wynn. Some were already giving Heaps the Heisman and he hadn't even shown up on any watch lists. So be careful criticizing our QB situation.

    People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw rocks!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Oct. 19, 2011 11:52 p.m.

    @Classy Ute

    Regardless how you spin it, there's absolutely no excuse for lack of depth at the QB position. Costly mistake by a 'seasoned' coaching staff.

    Need a clipboard, pencil and a chart? Oops?

  • daddman54 FARMINGTON, UT
    Oct. 19, 2011 6:41 p.m.

    Of course it's not the word you would use. It was a fairly objective (another word not in your vocabulary) story written by professional observers of sports, not from the point of view of a troll.
    Hey.....but its good to have you back little brother.

  • ClassyUte SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Oct. 19, 2011 2:41 p.m.


    His throwing shoulder probably was completely healed. His season-ending injury was to his non-throwing shoulder. I'm sorry you feel cheated that by this coaching staff though. They've only brought you 6 winning seasons, including going 5-1 in bowl games and a sugar bowl victory. If you don't appreciate this coaching staff, i feel sorry for you.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 19, 2011 11:52 a.m.


    "If the Utes had a healthy Jordan Wynn AND they still lost to Washington and Arizona State, that would be a disappointment."

    Kyle and Norm told us repeatedly through fall camp that Wynn's shoulder was completely healed and the reason for his limited practice time was to keep him rested; it's too bad the Utah coaching staff can't be honest with its fans about the health of a player as vital as the starting quarterback.

    You can blame KWhit for leaving the cupboard bare and not recruiting a quality backup for his injury-prone starting QB.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 19, 2011 10:34 a.m.

    I think most Ute fans are dissapointed with where we are at this point. We had hoped for better. My evaluation is that Washington and ASU are better than I expected them to be and while I expected at least 3 losses this year, I didn't expect them this early in the season. However, looking at the teams we have played and the ones we have yet to play, I'm optimistic. The teams we have played are good and are proving that each week. They are among the best in the conference. We can beat the teams left on our schedule so I feel like we can finish strong and build momentum for a bowl game and going into the off season.

    Oct. 19, 2011 8:44 a.m.

    The season is not over, and it is not over until we win them all!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 19, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    Dissapointment is not the word I would use. "Predictable" would be one of them. "Expected' would be another.

  • butters Salt Lake city, UT
    Oct. 18, 2011 10:17 p.m.

    don't know why disappointment is getting thrown around there. seems like everyone thought this is how utah's season would play out. didn't most people tab them as an 8-4 or 7-5 team? welp, their 3-3 now so if anything i'd say they're on track. you want a disappointment? jake heaps.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 18, 2011 9:55 p.m.

    Lazy use of the word Disappointment.

    Everyone expected a loss to USC, so that's not a disappointment.
    Nobody expected Washington to be this good, so that's a surprise.
    Utah should have beaten Arizona State at home. That one is a disappointment.

    If the Utes had a healthy Jordan Wynn AND they still lost to Washington and Arizona State, that would be a disappointment.

    No excuses, but its difficult to recover from losing a starting quarterback (as opposed to demoting a starting quarterback). When BYU took out Oklahoma's starting quarterback, there were claims that it "made no difference", but OU then went on to a 7-5 season. It made a difference.

  • nairbnosral American Fork, UT
    Oct. 18, 2011 9:43 p.m.

    Chris B,

    Give it up already. Regroup and look forward to a better season next year.


  • hohum Saint George, UT
    Oct. 18, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    Disappointment - Utah

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 18, 2011 7:54 p.m.

    With Arizona state losing we are only two games back from playing for the PAC 12 title and a shot at the rose bowl. I love being in a bcs league.