Utah Utes football notebook: O-line tackles are still area of concern

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  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 3:08 a.m.

    Geez, that's bad news. Even with 2 bookend All-Conference tackles last year Utah's Offensive Line still finished near the bottom of the Pac 12 in sacks given up. If they're talking about starting true freshman at Left Tackle and career backups at Right Tackle that sounds like a recipe for disaster.

    Games are won and lost in the trenches and with Utah already struggling with Quarterback depth and the health of Wynn, this could pose some real problems against some of the better Pac12 defenses.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 18, 2012 4:06 p.m.


    Total agreement with you. Last year just goes to show what lengths a football program will go to to hide the truth. This year it could be the same.

    It just takes time for all of this to filter through Uteville.

  • scott Alpine, UT
    Aug. 17, 2012 8:53 a.m.

    NO WYNN: Whittingham said the reason that starting quarterback Jordan Wynn didn't practice Thursday was because of a "tired arm" after throwing a bunch of balls in camp.

    "If we played today he'd be fine to go," Whittingham said, while defining the situation as precautionary — comparing it to giving a baseball pitcher a little rest."

    deja vu

    It'll be interesting to see how long it takes before Whittingham finally decides to tell the truth and admit that Wynn's "tired arm" will never recover enough for Wynn to continue as Utah's starting QB.

  • Mike Johnson Stafford, VA
    Aug. 16, 2012 7:54 p.m.

    Thanks for posting the "State of the Utes."

    I was wondering why the headline reads "Offensive Guards still a priority" when I thought the Utes are in a good shape with the guards and the issue is with the tackles, as the article has Whitingham saying. The headline had me a little nervous, I must admit, until I read the article. Replacing the tackles is going to be a very tall order and the last thing we needed was to have holes at guard as well. That doesn't leave much of the offensive line left, if that were the case.