Utah Utes football: Ute defense enjoys chance to whack quarterbacks

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    April 11, 2012 8:23 a.m.

    @naval vet

    Alweays comparing yourself to big brother. Even when no one else mentioned them and the arcticle isn't even about them.


  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    April 9, 2012 12:04 p.m.

    Those 97-snap scrimmages really cut into "Seven Peaks" training. How did our Linemen look in their "lazy floating inner tube" drills? How well did our LBs improve their "sliding" skills? Were there enough towels and lockers available for our incoming Freshmen? How can we be expected to prepare ourselves for a Rose Bowl or National Championship appearance if we don't put in enough time at the local leisure water parks like our little brothers down South?

    GO UTES!

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    April 8, 2012 4:41 p.m.

    I thought Wynn looked good. He had some long drives. The receivers dropped a few balls. Travis Wilson has an arm. After the interception in the first series, he settled down. He had a presence in the pocket and a very accurate throw. He will be a great qb in the near future.

    Noticed some talented db and safeties out there.

    I was probably most organized with how organized the practice was run. Good crowd for a practice.

    April 8, 2012 2:38 p.m.

    No, it wasn't Wynn's most accurate showing, but the numbers between the QBs really were deceiving, and Wynn probably did look a little bit better than Wilson, just because he always put the ball somewhere where the defense had no shot at it. Like afro said, there were a lot of well-thrown balls from him that were dropped, and he also showed the awareness to scramble for a first down when he needed to. Wilson had trouble reading blitz a couple times, and threw a few risky passes, and Hansen's TD was a fun play to watch, but it was also very dangerous as he just slung the ball into the flat as he was being pulled down, without seeing where he was throwing at all.

    Defensively, VJ Fehoko, Dave Fagergren and Mo Lee all looked really good. Pretty fun scrimmage to watch

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    April 8, 2012 2:02 a.m.

    Yeah, what's with the 11-27 stat for Wynn. The freshmen had better stats.

  • afro14 Sandy, UT
    April 8, 2012 1:33 a.m.

    Ah, and I forgot about another good ball that Murphy dropped in the end zone on a short route. 17 for 27.

  • afro14 Sandy, UT
    April 8, 2012 1:31 a.m.

    @ RBN

    I went to today's scrimmage, and realistically, Wynn should have been about 16 for 27, Dunn dropped two easy catches, Langi dropped a couple of easy balls too, and Christopher got mixed up on a route and failed to turn around in time to catch a perfectly thrown ball. The numbers are deceiving, Wynn looked good.

    April 8, 2012 12:19 a.m.

    @RBN, yes, 11-27 for the spring game is fine, considering:
    1. his throwing motion's entirely fixed.
    2. he's still making smart decisions and threw it away a few times to avoid negative yardage plays.
    3. He had a few misreads and overthrows.
    4. HE THREW NO PICKS. Statistically, Wilson had the better average per completion, but he had that pick 6.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    April 7, 2012 11:26 p.m.

    Wynn was 11-27 and he thought it went pretty well?

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    April 7, 2012 10:09 p.m.

    Sounds like a good scrimmage today up on the hill. The defense had a ton of guys making plays which is great to hear - that's even with Star sitting out. The best news is that the offense was productive. They seem to be ahead of last years team already. I don't think the offense scored a touchdown in last years spring game so it's great to hear that they could move the ball today and not just with Wynn but the others stepped in too.

    I can't wait for this season to begin!

    Go Utes!

  • AntelopeValleyUte Palmdale, CA
    April 7, 2012 8:59 p.m.

    That is only because we had only two QBs that we could lean on. Who else would we have been able to truly rely on? Norm (with his experience) didn't really have much faith in anyone else. If Wynn got hurt during last year's Spring camp, last season might not have fared well at all.

    Glad to hear we have good depth at that position. If the first two QBs go down, we have three more in the waiting with some good football skills and athleticism. Experience will come in the form of trial by fire.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    April 7, 2012 8:39 p.m.

    Wynn survives a scrimmage. I remember last August Norm Chow about had a heart attack when Wynn got whacked in practice. No such worries this Spring, Norm is gone.