Utah football: Murphy faces 12 weeks of rehab after successful surgery

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  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 10, 2013 10:18 p.m.

    With Travis Wilson developing and Erickson working the offense, Utah has some offensive intrigue. However, with Kenneth Scott and Jake Murphy out for the year, it limits the Utes offense big time. Dres Anderson is a big play receiver, but defenses in the PAC 12 can key on him without legit threats working various routes across the field.

    Unless Utah can consistently run the ball, I don't see them getting much better this season. The good news is that next year Wilson will be all the better and the quality players of the football team will all be back (injured players return as well). Utah should have a senior laden team next year.

    Here and now, wins are needed to aid in recruiting in order to produce better depth in the PAC 12. The rest of the schedule is a tall order but Utah has to get to six wins. The new facilities are a huge plus moving forward though.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 10, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    Get your health back to 100%, Jake, first and foremost! The rest is gravy!!

    Go Jake!
    Go Utes!!

    Onward and Upward!

  • TheBleak West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 2:54 p.m.


    You need to read it in context.

    "As such, Whittingham added that the junior was essentially gone for the season.

    “That’s what we are planning on and if he’s able to get back for the tail end then that will be a bonus,” he explained. “But we’re not counting on that.”

    He is counting on him being "essentially gone for the season, and IF he is able to get back for the tail end, then that would be a BONUS, but we're not counting on THAT."

    Reading comprehension goes a long way.

    I hope for a fast recovery; Murphy is a huge part of our offense and it will hurt to not have him or Tonga.

  • SUNNY ALL DAY Saint George, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 1:44 p.m.

    Sad to see a player with so much potential never able to play to that potential due to injuries. Hope Jake can successfully rehab and give it a go next season.

  • Stringer Bell Henderson, NV
    Oct. 10, 2013 12:16 p.m.

    Tough one. I hope you're back to 100% sooner than anticipated for both yourself and the Utes. You'll be missed.

  • Samurai Jake Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 12:12 p.m.

    Rehab like the monster that you are, Murph! We'll be excited to see you fully healed and ready for action next season. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication. Already looking forward to watching you dominate your senior year, as well as in the NFL.

    Go Jake Murphy! Go Utes!

  • Utefan4Lyf West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 11:20 a.m.

    Christine B. Hedgefog: Why would I go to a BYU article? I don't want to read about BYU. And your argument stating "well, they do it so why shouldn't we?" doesn't really hold water.

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 10:33 a.m.

    Good luck in your recovery Jake. Hope it's faster than predicted. Sad to see any player's progess sidelined by injury.

  • Utefan4Lyf West Jordan, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 10:03 a.m.

    Hate to lose Murphy. He's a great offensive weapon. I think we're still good though. Plenty of talent in the receiving corp and a solid running game if we mix it up. I still think we have a shot against Stanford as long as we're on our A game.
    As an afterthought, tired of wading through hordes of BYU "fan" comments to have an intelligent football conversation.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 8:28 a.m.

    So sad for Murphy, guy has been a warrior. He'll be cheering on the sidelines as Utah beats Stanford 32-27

    Rushing the field if I'm right!

    Let's do this Utes, we believe.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    Tough break for the Utes losing either their most important or second most important offensive weapon in Murphy. It is a good chance for some of these other guys to step it up and see if they have what it takes to play DI ball.

    Good luck to the Utes this weekend vs. Stanford.

  • Joe Schmoe Orem, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 5:15 a.m.

    I hate to see these kids go down with injuries. Heal quickly. This quote by Whittingham made me wonder:

    “That’s what we are planning on and if he’s able to get back for the tail end then that will be a bonus,” he explained. “But we’re not counting on that.”

    Does he mean he is not counting on the Utah having a game for Murphy to play in after 12 weeks? Because the way things are looking there will be no bowling once again....

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 10:48 p.m.

    Good luck Jake for a speedy and complete recovery.