Utah Utes football: Jordan Wynn still sidelined as Utes close camp

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  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Aug. 21, 2012 5:20 p.m.


    "...what has this grandiose BCS schedule and Pac 10.5 affiliation gotten the U??"

    The answer is obvious, but let me spell it out for you...

    The 2011 MWC Boise St. team finished 12-1, and ranked 8th in the final poll. And what did THAT get them? A sad date with a 6-7 Ariz. St. team in a $1.1 million bowl game (Las Vegas).

    The 2011 MWC Champion team -- TCU -- finished 11-2 and ranked #14 in the final poll. And where did THEY end up? An even SADDER date with the WAC's La. Tech in a $500K bowl game (Poinsettia).

    Meanwhile, an 8-5 Pac-12 Utah team earned a date with the ACC's Ga. Tech in the much more prestigious Sun Bowl, worth $400K MORE than both the Las Vegas and the Poinsettia Bowls COMBINED!

    The Sun is far and away a more prestigious bowl game than anything the MWC offers. That's why it has the higher payout, and that's also why it received the larger television (and stadium) audience. And the Sun got the Pac-12's FIFTH choice.

    Pac-12 5th choice > MWC's 1st & 2nd.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Aug. 21, 2012 2:07 p.m.

    Naval lint

    So what has this grandiose BCS schedule and Pac 10.5 affiliation gotten the U?? They are non ranked and lost to a 2-10 CU team at home?? What's the excuse? You actually think you will sniff the Rose bowl this year?

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Aug. 20, 2012 11:46 p.m.


    "Then again, can't beat TCU at home."

    Uh...when exactly was the last time the Indy-WACers beat the Horned Frogs?

    Typical hypocritical coug.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Aug. 20, 2012 11:37 p.m.

    Warrior Parent:

    Yes, Utah plays in a BCS league and is playing Northern Colorado. On the other hand, our Indy-WACey little brother does NOT play a BCS schedule, but still has Weber State on it. So what's THEIR excuse?

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Aug. 20, 2012 11:29 p.m.


    "Can't beat BYU at home, (unless some miracle comes up from the underground to disrupt the outcome)..."

    What? Utah beat their little brother at RES in 4 of the last 5 meetings (and half of those were BLOWOUTS), with the only blemish coming from some "miracle" last-play toss to Harline on his knees. Fail.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 20, 2012 4:59 p.m.

    The Utes didn't win those games! Alot of teams are smart, and hard working. If it wasn't for the stadium, band, weight room, and seats, they,d be nothing.

    Jordan Wynn will be fine. Nothing wrong with resting the arm.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Aug. 20, 2012 2:27 p.m.

    Just like last year, the defense is going to have to win a lot of games for the utesies

  • mussingaround Palo Alto, CA
    Aug. 20, 2012 11:36 a.m.

    "Jordan Wynn still sidelined as Utes close camp"

    deja vu

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Aug. 20, 2012 8:54 a.m.


    Nice sugar-coating, but the USC game came down to a desperation 41-yard FG TRY, which was easily blocked and returned for a TD. Even IF the Utes had tied the game, they would have lost in OT.

    Gotta laugh at your 2012 recruiting class hyperbole!

    Hardly any players from that class will even be playing this season. What are you hoping for, that their stares from the sidelines will somehow influence the game?

  • Warrior Parent Belle Glade, FL
    Aug. 20, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    Northern Colorado? seriously? Northern Colorado!

    IC by joining a "BCS" conference Utah is doing what all the other BCS schools do. Play pansies out of conference

  • Jenny83 OGDEN, UT
    Aug. 20, 2012 7:19 a.m.

    Ogmson -- The USC game came down to the last play of the game --- At USC ... As far as the rivalry goes, BYU has only won 30% of the time in the last decade. This year will be no different. If you go to "rivals" you will see that the Utes have the 28th best recruiting class in 2012 and BYU comes in at #61......BYU is toast.

  • Jenny83 OGDEN, UT
    Aug. 20, 2012 7:14 a.m.

    Scott - We sure beatdown the lowly Cougers last year "with" Wynn. BYU was pathetic.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 11:52 p.m.


    You are seriously funny. You need to hit open mic night. Seriously, just go through all the same material you bring to these threads and you'd bring down the house every time.
    Some great stuff, thanks for the laughs.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 19, 2012 11:39 p.m.

    Edited from a Ute fan trying to cause bitterness.

    Quarterback is the toughest position to recruit at Utah"

    Interesting. I've said similar things and I get criticized when I do.

    Utah does not have the "athletes" needed to be a true national title contender like BYU, Alabama, Texas, Boise State, and USC. Why do I include BYU? By virtue of having an undefeated season and National Championship. BEATING the likes of Oklahoma along the way - we've proven we have the athletes and coaching staff to be the best in the nation.

    We know what when you have a football team, winning games is #1.

    This is another reason Utah is not and will never be a true national title contender.

    When was the last time you heard someone like Saban, Mendenhall, Stoops, or Spurrier say winning football games doesn't need national television coverage? Never

    I applaud Utah for sticking to what they believe in.

    but Utah fans need to wake up and smell reality - your program is incompatible with being a true national power. So stop acting like you are.

    You are a great WAC team like Wyoming, and that is all you will ever be.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 10:27 p.m.

    I fear Wynn is hurt. Even a pro baseball pitcher would be throwing a day or two after the game. At the very least it is extremely poor camp management. A player so "tired" (injured) that he needs to sit out half a week of practice? Ummmmmmm. How else do you spell h u r t? If I was so laid up and tired that I could not throw a ball for 4 straight days, I would say I was "hurt." The coaches/Wynn must learn that term, HURT. It means that one is not able to perform in a manner considered normal. Ergo, Wynn is hurt. I hope the punting unit is ready, because they may be getting the nod quite a bit. Let's go Knights!

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Aug. 19, 2012 9:53 p.m.


    A few BYU trolls, that's predictable. But a whole lot of screen names I don't recognize, presumably because they really are U fans, but not impressed with the qb situation.

    I really do hope Wynn recovers and is able to play all season. For better or worse, can't wish I'll will on a player. I think even with him, many U fans are in for a bitter shock come September 15th.

  • ogmson Mapleton, Utah
    Aug. 19, 2012 7:59 p.m.

    Uh....I think you have to beat Colorado at home before you start dreaming about beating USC at home. Then again, can't beat TCU at home. Can't beat BYU at home, (unless some miracle comes up from the underground to disrupt the outcome) and the list goes on....

    But then, go ahead dream on....

    Your nightmares will begin in earnest mid-September.

    How about the Northern Colorado game! What..........

    Was Lone Peak HS not available for a test?

  • Elmer Fudd Sandy, Utah
    Aug. 19, 2012 7:46 p.m.

    @ scott

    Worry about beating Utah first before you start worry about Utah beating Colorado.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Aug. 19, 2012 7:35 p.m.

    "Wynn is entrenched as the starter despite not throwing the ball since Wednesday for precautionary reasons because of arm soreness. Whittingham said Wynn, who is healthy after shoulder surgery last fall, has been throwing fast balls throughout camp to get more zip on the ball and just needs to give his arm a little rest."

    Wynn needs "a little rest".

    Looks like another disappointing season coming up for utah.

  • scott Alpine, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 6:32 p.m.

    Better stick with Wynn; U couldn't even beat Colorado without him.

  • Just the FAX Olympus Cove, Utah
    Aug. 19, 2012 5:37 p.m.

    Just the FAX
    6:10 p.m. Aug. 13, 2012
    Olympus Cove, Utah

    "We're already starting to hear rubblings from RES that Wilson could replace Wynn sooner than later. In fact, it wouldn't be a bit surprising to see Wilson getting significant playing time in Utah's opening game.

    Wynn's throwing shoulder still isn't back to where it was before surgery and he still can't throw the deep ball with any velocity, making deep outs extremely risky."


    When will Whittingham stop playing games and realize that the public isn't buying his "just precautionary" song and dance anymore?

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 19, 2012 3:56 p.m.


    What makes you think U can beat Utah State and BYU even with Wynn?

    The false bravado of the kids on the hill is laughable.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 19, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    Now we will really see if Utah has depth at QB or not. If Wynn can't go I rather see Wilson. I can't see Wilson playing any worse than Hays did last year.

    I say sit out Wynn for the first three games regardless. With our defense and running game, if Utah can't win with Wilson against NC, Utah State, and BYU then we won't be doing much in the PAC-12 this year.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 3:02 p.m.


    "They will be fine." Well maybe 'they' will be fine but without a QB it's going to be very difficult for the rest of the team.

    It looks like you're not in the majority with your optimism, several Ute fans expressing some concern.

    It's another Ute 'drama' unfolding, just like last year.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Aug. 19, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    The Utes will be fine; if Wynn can't go it's merely an opportunity for Wilson to shine. Haters hate on, but at the end of the day Utah will pound BYU into the ground; just like last year. 54-10 = Check Mate!

  • Jenny83 OGDEN, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 2:00 p.m.

    The Utes have their best recruiting class in Ute history this year. They will be fine.

  • Hegdehog Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    "Wynn will be fine"

    Oh, is he applying for Dental school or something?

    An equally big concern is that the OL was next to last in the Pac12 last year in sacks given up and that was with 2All-Pac12 tackles in Bergstrom & Cullen and now those guys are gone and it doesn't sound like anyone has really stepped up to fill those shoes. I've read they can't decide between a career backup like Mason or a true frosh. This will impact both the passing game and the run game. What happened to the humongous JC OL recruits they were hyping before camp opened?

    It's looking more and more like we're in for another season of disappointment.

  • Fight On! St George, Utah
    Aug. 19, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    Well it is more than obvious that Wynn is not 100% as we heard all spring and summer. With the problems on the O-line and breaking in both tackles, it is only a matter of time before Wynn goes down with another shoulder injury. Ute fans better be prepared for another anemic offense and a losing record in the PAC-12. Hopefully one of your inexperienced backups pans out so you can actually give my trojans a game come October. Not that it will be much of a game either way...

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Aug. 19, 2012 9:36 a.m.

    Looks like a lot of questions remain....not a glowing endorsement of anything by Coach W.

    Better hope CU didn't give NC any pointers.....

  • Drum and Feather Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 9:23 a.m.

    I'm worried about it. I do not think that Hay's can give us any better a result than he did last year and I'm not sure he can even give us that good a result. Wilson is a freshman, it doesn't seem most fans understand what that really means.

    Wynn needs to be healthy or it could be a very long season for us.

  • drumboy12 New York, NY
    Aug. 19, 2012 9:20 a.m.

    Once BYU's Van Noy meets wynn and his poorly performing and unproven offensive tackles, then we'll really see how "deep" they are at quarterback. The real reason they are holding wynn out of practice is to make their other guys better...they know wynn won't last past game 3!!

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 8:20 a.m.

    We've now come full circle and then some with this story... from "arm soreness" to "just a little fatigue with his throwing shoulder", from the original shoulder injury to the one he doesn't use back to his throwing arm and shoulder.

    I've omitted all of the coaching staff deflection, the half truths to the media, drama and so forth.

    It's beginning to sound like Jordan's days as a starting Ute QB may be coming to an end. It's got to be frustrating for him, the mental hurdles to overcome, nevermind the coaches pressuring him to perform and part in this.

    Good luck on your recovery... again.

    I'm sure there will be plenty of comments that will cover all the other aspects of this story and the never ending saga of the never ending Ute QB dilemma.

    Another long season in Uteville.

  • SoCalUtahFan Irvine, CA
    Aug. 19, 2012 6:20 a.m.

    Good luck, Utes!
    I am looking for the first and only loss of USC at SLC.

  • Duckhunted highland, utah
    Aug. 19, 2012 5:24 a.m.

    I'm thinking Wilson better be ready!!

  • johanBjorn Salt lake city, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 1:20 a.m.

    inb4 BYU trolls.

    Wynn will be fine.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2012 12:14 a.m.

    I'm a bit worried about the Wynn situation. I'm hoping that it really is just a precaution holding him out the last few days but it's still unnerving. At least our backup situation is much better than it was last year. We have a talented group of receivers this year and we need someone who can get the ball out fast an accurate.

    I'm happy to hear that there weren't many major injuries during camp. I hope the handful of guys that are a little banged up can get back on the field next week.

    Can't for the season to begin! So close.

    Go Utes!