Whether it is the battle of the starting qb's or the battle of the backup
qb's on Saturday BYU has the edge, a big edge. whittingham has so badly
under recruited, frankly he has simply ignored, the qb position the last few
years that utah is in a terrible place with that position. It doesn't make
any sense to me either since whittingham played with some great qb's at
BYU, Wilson, McMahon, and Young. He should know what a great qb can do for a
team more than anyone. It's also interesting how he has under
recruited and badly misjudged what he needs for an offensive line. It seems as
if almost every big line recruit utah gets is put on the defensive line,
automatically. The offensive line seems to be an afterthought, a place for guys
that didn't cut it on the defensive line. It makes one wonder
if whittingham is really the genious utah "fans" around here claim him
to be when it comes to moving players to positions other than the ones they
originally played. Maybe he should have left them where they started out?
Sadly I suspected this could happen this early. I would make Hays the starter
and Wynn the backup, that way it reduces the chances Wynn will get injured. Nelson, is also not that far away from a season ending injury. I suspect
the Ute players will try to put him out of the game early on.
I appreciate the many level-headed comments here. I certainly feel for
Wynn--has to be devastating for him personally. As a BYU fan, I would like to
be looking forward to a win next week, but last year's humiliation by the
Utes is still fresh in my mind! The Utes may not be as talented this year, but
they always play with a tremendous amount of heart and determination.Hoping for an exciting game and possibly a win for the Blue.
The starting QB job was Wynn's to lose ......AND BOY Did he he lose it.
Hays is your starter
O line wasn't bad. Wynn can't run and can't throw so he gets
sacked. I don't think Hays got touched.
Why any Ute fan does anything but hold their breath when Wynn is on the field is
beyond me. And I have no idea what to expect next week, but, I'm counting
on a close game. I'd have to say BYU's offense is a bit better than
Utah's defense and may score two TDs and a FG or two. BYU's defense
should be better than the Utah offense and I expect two TD's and two FGs
from Utah. Special teams will make the difference and the edge goes to BYU. BYU
about 24 to 20. This may be the most unpredictable game yet.
@sammygI actually liked you post. Well thought out. But Wow! No ha
ha you lost stuff? Could it be because next week will be the parameter for all
future bashing for BOTH sides?As for "Cougars on the prowl",
I do see Utah as wounded and the running prey right now. BYU looks to be a good
team this year.
Well this was expected, just not this early. The Utes O line was pathetic last
night and seeing Wynn get sacked the first couple of times was hilarious.
Unfortunately it telegraphed how bad this was going to be.Like
Uteology said, it's time to consider something else Jordan, your days as a
starting QB are over. Get well soon and get a clipboard and headset, your OC
needs the help.Now on to next week. Ute blood is
everywhere, Cougars are on the prowl!Oh, and the PAC 12 finally got
a Dish Net deal today. A few more people can watch the national network, on
expanded tier coverage. Free for a while as it is introduced, I've heard.
I never cease to be amazed by Jon Hays. Say what you will, but he's clearly
a team player who has improved his game considerably even though he was destined
to be a backup to Wynn and maybe even Travis Wilson. I think he's going to
surprise a lot of people and could well be the starting quarterback regardless
of Wynn's health.
Bye season, good bye Wynn. Hays will play better.
I am sorry that the young man got hurt again, but I have to ask how he beat out
Hays for the starting job? If Wynn hadn't been hurt, would Utah ever
scored?Hopefully Wynn will recover, play out his career, graduate
and move on with life.
I have said it for the last 3 years. Wynn is not a D1 quarterback. If you look
at Whit the last 3 years he has really stunk up the place in big games. I
would like to really know what He ever saw in Wynn. Whit has put his whole
program in jeopardythe last 3 years with pathetic QB play. Anderson kicked
Whit all over the field withhis play calling. Whit also made a huge
mistake with Johnson as Offensive Co-ordinator.One thing about Whit though
is if he likes you, you have it made. If he dislikes you, you should just leave
the program because you will never get a real shot. He must like Wynn a lot
because at any other school he would be a waterboy
Wynn playing next week can only help BYU's chances of winning at RES. Hope
he recoveres enough to play.
Jordan Wynn must have looked like a completely overrated, hyped-up joke, on espn
last night. An absolute dismal performance. Glad to see that he's
'injured.' Well done aggies, thank you for humbling us before BYU
gets the chance to do so. Hope we keep it close next week... SIdenote: Sean
Sellwood was spot-on with his punting last night, great job.
I really hope Wynn comes back for next game! Ohhhhhh how I hope he does. If we
can get the guy in there for just this next game, great things can happen in
gdog3finallyWhittingham was so blind to the real possibility of
losing an injury-plagued Wynn last season, that he didn't even have a
backup for Jordan until Chow panicked and brought in the only QB he could find
on short notice, a D-II QB from a program that dropped football.Kyle
may be a great defensive coach, but when it comes to recruiting QBs, he's
completely clueless. Whittingham's take on QBs is they're simply
"athletes" who can easily be converted to other positions.
I agree with skywalker, I HATE to see any player injured. After that first half
performance though, it was readily apparent that the best way for Wynn to help
the team was to leave the field. To bad the coaches didn't yank him before
he was hurt.
Utes may not go bowling this year. Aggies and Cougars will.
Utah football players...big, strong, fast and all China Dolls.
Wow, talk about overated Utah. For the second year in a row they are showing
nothing. And I'm a Utah fan and alumni saying that. Cold hard truth. Not a
single player stood out in any way.To make things worse no discipline - one
player ejected and how many penalities? Am I alone or did it sound all week like
Utah was overlooking Utah State? This team shouldn't be overlooking anyone!
Sorry Wynn got hurt again and don't know how long he will be out but
it's time to make a change. He's had enough opportunities the last two
years and can't get it done.
@skywalkerYou said "anybody who didn't see this coming is
either naive or just plain ignorant about how fragile Wynn has been throughout
his career". If that's true then count Kyle Whittingham in that
category as he has invested three seasons on Wynn. Hays could have used the fall
reps. As it is, Utah's season is bleak. The PAC 12 network is
unavailable in half of the homes around the country. With three games on ESPN,
look for Utah to go 0-3 after BYU and USC. That will hurt Utah's
recruiting. Utah needs a win and good showing next week. I will be at the games
cheering hard, but reality is not as glossy as many saw it. I knew this team
would have issues offensively. White IV doesn't have Bergstrom and Cullen
anymore, and Brian Johnson is a young and inexperienced coordinator.
@skywalkerI guess his doctors are ignorant as well since they gave
him the okay to play.Wynn's shoulder is as fragile as Austin
Collie is with concussions.I think both need to move on and retire.
After the way he played against the Aggies, it may not matter whether Wynn is
healthy enough to play, his days as Utah's starter may already be over.
I hate to see any player injured, but anybody who didn't see this coming is
either naive or just plain ignorant about how fragile Wynn has been throughout
his career.The only thing even remotely surprising about Wynn's
injury is how soon it came in the season - after only 38 pass attempts.