Utah football notes: Quarterback Conner Manning watches scrimmage

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  • Utes Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2013 9:44 a.m.


    "He might be pressed into action much sooner than you think, based on QB play from the "more" senior players on the team this Spring......."

    There are two sophomores, and one freshman. I don't think that is very "senior".

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    April 16, 2013 8:59 a.m.

    The fact that this guy was listed as a three star (Rivals) was almost laughable. Everybody who knows anything about hs football in So. Cal knows that this kid is the real deal. He played against as good as it gets in at that high school level and he got it done big time. He's not a giant, but make no mistake--Connor Manning will be a big time player for the Utes.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    April 15, 2013 8:28 p.m.

    Co ute

    I would bet the farm that there will be a package for Cox, the guy is too athletic to keep off the field.

    April 15, 2013 6:11 p.m.

    I making two predictions here. First Manning will redshirt this year so he can put on some weight and compete next year. Second, Hondo can't read an article about the U football team without making a negative.

    While young, the Utes will be fine at the QB position this year with Wilson and Schultz. One of the income freshman will probably be listed as third on the depth chart and may even see some playing time.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    April 15, 2013 5:55 p.m.

    It doesn't matter who starts at QB this year - on September 21, Utah will spank whoever the team down south decides to throw on the field. It continues to amaze me the bravado of some of these trollers - don't they remember who owns them? Too funny!!

    Go Utes!! Can't wait for football to start!!

  • Hondo Scottsdale, AZ
    April 15, 2013 2:50 p.m.

    He might be pressed into action much sooner than you think, based on QB play from the "more" senior players on the team this Spring.......

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    April 13, 2013 8:25 p.m.

    Manning sure has posted some pretty impressive numbers, but at 6-2/195-lbs, it's likely going to be a while before he sees the field. I'm thinking he's going to need about 20 more pounds on him before he'll be able to really face Pac-12 defenses.

    If he adds the weight, and redshirts in 2013, he might be in a good spot to take over after Wilson and/or Schulz expires their eligibility, and take the field as a R/S Junior in 2016. He looks very encouraging.