Utah football notebook: Jake Murphy recovering quickly, may play Saturday at Oregon

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  • Trevvor Sandy, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 8:55 p.m.

    Speaking of not talking about injuries, do you guys remember a few years ago when Jordan Wynn said because of Hippa laws, he wasn't allowed to talk about his own injuries. What a smart one!

  • Samurai Jake Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 3:11 p.m.

    Glad to hear Murph Dogg will be back! The offense should feed off his energy.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 12:24 p.m.

    "I agree with you that personal helath issues are private but that just isn't the case when someone is a public figure . . ."

    Look at Ducky--his opinion obviously trumps HIPAA and school policy! So I guess he'll be finding a lawyer to force information out of those closed-mouth coaches.

    Good luck with that.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 11:45 a.m.


    By agreeing to play major college football and be a public figure that people PAY to see play college ahtletes agree to forgo their privacy on things that pertain to what other people are paying for.

    I agree with you that personal helath issues are private but that just isn't the case when someone is a public figure and it pertains to what they are being paid to do by others. Yes college athletes are paid and yes they are paid by those of us that purchase tickets and donate to athletic departments.

    Nov. 15, 2013 10:35 a.m.

    BigUtahFan, why would you or anyone else outside of the football program need to know what Westlee Tonga's injury is? How will you knowing that help him come back any faster, if at all?

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 9:34 a.m.

    Jake Murphy is a stud on and off the field. I have a lot of respect for him and his family so this is great news. I don't know how much difference it will make against the angry ducks but it will be great to see him on the field again.

  • BigUtahFan BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 8:25 a.m.

    Losing our 2 Tight Ends has killed our offense. Our tackles need them in their chipping the DE's and TW needs those quick routes up the middle. I wish we knew what was wrong with Tonga. Hopefully Murphy can come back Saturday, if not for the last 2 games. Utah needs his leadership as well. Plus, he's a good kid and deserves to play.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 6:51 a.m.

    UoU 1991

    It's nice to see that at least one Utah fan gets it.

    Utah is getting exactly what they signed up for when the Utes accepted their invitation to the PAC 12. All power conference bottom dwellers play difficult schedules, but you don't hear the Indiana's, Iowa St's, Vanderbilt's, and Washington St's of the world constantly blaming their mediocrity on their schedules.

  • UoU 1991 Park City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 10:13 p.m.


    It's so fun to live rent free in minds of Utedom.

    Duckhunter is correct; the only things we've heard and seen from the hill all season long are whiny SOS excuses and chest beating about morale victories.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Nov. 14, 2013 8:39 p.m.

    With BYU losing to Utah pretty much every year this century, Duckhunter, you know "woulda, coulda, shoulda" better than most. As well as "Tulsa.". Go luck against mighty ISU.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 6:15 p.m.

    @who am i

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda....

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 5:49 p.m.

    Just my opinion; but with Murphy we would have defeated Arizona State last Saturday!!!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 3:54 p.m.

    No question he'll be playing on Sundays. Between his toughness, as shown by playing the game with a broken wrist, and his pure physical abilities, he is a special talent.

    Would be great to see him out there, giving us a much needed extra weapon.

    Go Utes!

  • Gone fishin PAC Country, WA
    Nov. 14, 2013 11:39 a.m.

    It's a perfect match; a qb with a bad paw that can't throw and a tight end with a bad paw that may not be able to catch. Put them in coach.

  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 14, 2013 8:17 a.m.

    Maybe the quick recovery is due to the special foaming ice tubes at the new football center.

    Nov. 14, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    Some of the best orthopedists in the country at the University Orthopedic Center. I have complete faith in their judgment on whether he is ready to play or not. It'd be great to see him out there, but completely understandable if he needs more time.

  • IrieUte west valley, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 7:46 a.m.

    I love the Murph.

    He is one guy who won't tip the ball in the air. The type of receiver the Utes desperately need.

  • SportsCenter Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 13, 2013 11:24 p.m.

    The Utes desperately need a healthy Jake back for Oregon; the big question is how well can he catch the ball with that tender wrist?