Utah football: Can the Utes find another quarterback like Brian Johnson?

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  • wildscallions Grantsville, Utah
    Aug. 13, 2013 3:19 p.m.

    not everyone gets to be the cover athlete of a game played by millions of people

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Aug. 12, 2013 5:19 p.m.

    No one has done to Alabama (since then) what Brian Johnson did, except for maybe Johny Football last year. For what he did against Bama, not to mention Oregon State and TCU, he will always be highly regarded in my book. The 2008-2009 season and resume speaks for itself.....second to none!

    Nice to have depth at QB, but not totally sold on Travis Wilson. Let's get this season started already!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Aug. 11, 2013 5:18 p.m.

    Honestly? It shouldn't be that hard as johnson was by no means "great". He did a good job but that 2008 team did what it did mainly because of the defense which was excellent. They had a good enough offense but it wasn't anything great and that includes johnson. As utah "fans" so often tell us the true measure of how great a player is is determined by what they do in the NFL. In johnson's case he was not even the most far fetched of an NFL consideration. Just the way it is.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 11, 2013 10:36 a.m.


    Obviously the days of great ute quarterbacking are history and the article doesn't provide much hope for this season.

    Yeah, those would be excuses.

  • Top5Alive salt lake city, UT
    Aug. 11, 2013 7:05 a.m.

    Im still concerned a little bit for Travis Wilson. I feel like BJ puts so much pressure on this kid to be great....but sometimes you got it or you don't, it can't be pushed on you. with saying that I hope Travis surprises us all! go utes.

  • clehman Sandy, UT
    Aug. 10, 2013 11:14 p.m.


    Excuses? The article wasn't written by a Utah coaching staff member.

  • Alterego Harrisville, UT
    Aug. 10, 2013 8:46 p.m.

    I think they should aim higher. IMO Johnson wouldn't be good enough to compete a PAC 11.1 schedule his best season with the uTes notwithstanding.

  • JP Skillet Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 10, 2013 8:15 p.m.

    Johnson was not a great quarterback. He had a strong sophomore season where he was all over the field, but then didn't play great until his Senior season the last 5 games. Other than that he was slightly above average. He had the best football in his life at the end of 2008. I'm glad he did what he did but honestly don't over dramatize him.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Aug. 10, 2013 7:04 p.m.

    Down under, now you are in Eugene, weren't you last in Utah, and before that in Pullman? Making the PAC 12 rounds I see and getting rejected at each stop. Where next, Tucson? iI can tell you it is a no go for you in Tempe; maybe you should try the WCC as the that't more the Ys level. I find it amusing to no end all the Y trolls obsessed are about/think they know about the PAC 12 (a way your team will never be). If it were me, I would be more worried about the mid major independence (bleak) landscape your team inhabits; a venerable road to nowhere. Go Utes, Go Aggies.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 10, 2013 6:59 p.m.

    Sounds like more excuses being prepared to explain more QB problem.

  • Down under Eugene, OR
    Aug. 10, 2013 5:30 p.m.

    Not a prayer of finding another qb like johnson. The good qb's in the pac will end up in the top tier schools not the cellar dwellers.

  • Down under Eugene, OR
    Aug. 10, 2013 5:23 p.m.

    Well then utah has a problem. It will be an extremely long season ok n the way to the basement.