It seems rather foolish for anybody who's been diagnosed with an
intracranial artery injury ever to be cleared to play football again.If Travis is cleared to play and he suffers a permanently debilitating injury
or, even worse, dies, there is going to be a lot of finger pointing about who
was ultimately responsible for allowing Travis back onto the field.Sport's history is replete with athletes who suffered debilitating
injuries because a doctor cleared them to continue playing. Lawsuits pending
against the NFL should be a stark warning of what could happen.
@mormon uteI know what the article said but you are wrong about it
answering all the questions. I understand that he'll have his degree and
can transfer without penalty at that point but what if he winds up playing a
large amount during the coming season or even become utah's main rb? Will
he still transfer at that point?Yes it is a very strange time to
make that declaration before a season he is supposedly going to suit up and play
in even starts. He is saying "I'll be here this season but then
I'm outta here no matter what".Very strange indeed.
Duckhunter,Oliver's situation is explained in the article. He
doesn't graduate until the end of fall semester and by waiting until he
graduates he can transfer and play immediately. Why did he announce it now? If
he's made his decision, why delay the announcement? Saves a lot of
questions from media and fans.
According to azute1 corporan "is not a D1 talent" and is not a loss at
all.As for oliver, well this is one of the stranger transfer
announcements I have heard. Before the season even starts he is anoouncing that
he will transfer after the season. You gotta wonder what that is all about.
The amount of inappropriate smack on this Ute article by Utah-hating BYU fans is
stunning! I knew there was equal hate on each side of the rivalry....Sarcasm aside, I hope that between the medical staff, Wilson, and Kwhitt they
make the right decision. What's a Ute?
All is well. Nobody is better at managing quarterbacks than coach Whittingham.
Regardless of the decision, is it really worth putting the kid's health as
well as the Utes season on the line? He may be cleared to play, but
one bad hit could ruin a lot more than his football career. It would be
different if it was a knee or shoulder injury, but there is a lot more to
consider with a head injury. Whittingham and the Utes have too much
to lose. Another losing season and he is likely job hunting come December, and
Utah will be established at the bottom of the PAC-12. His best option would be
to develop another QB to be his starter and if Wilson is cleared, let him take
reps as a back-up and continue to improve. Whatever happens, good
luck to the Utes and to Wilson. Fight on!
I have faith that Wilson is the best QB on this team, but I agree with everyone
who said they need to develop a competent backup. If coach fails to learn from
his past mistakes, he should be gone.That said, I hope Wilson gets
cleared to play.
I agree with some of the above comments. I hate seeing the Utes put so much
time and effort into a guy who isn't 100%. I hope Travis is ok
but I would really like to see some of the others get some serious reps in fall
camp. From the sound of it, even if Travis is cleared to play, there is still
an amount of uncertainty surrounding his particular condition that they just
can't predict. I know injuries are always part of the game but I would
hate to see something made worse if they risk it with him.Seems a
bit like ground hog day with the Utes QB situation. Hopefully lessons were
learned with Wynn. I don't want the Utes to make the same mistake. At
least this year they seem to have a pretty good stock pile of back up QB's.
As a side note, I really hope we don't see Schultz on the
field this year.Go Utes!
It's too bad that we'll be losing Corporan. If I remember correctly,
he was listed as our #3 CB, which means he would have seen a LOT of playing
time.I hope Jarrell Oliver really rebounds from his ankle injury,
and retake his spot on top of the depth chart this fall. He's really our
only true power runner, and he had an outstanding Freshman season before a
string of injuries dropped him down the roster. I think his speed, talent, and
power is still there, and I'm concerned about on of our RBs (McCormick)
being listed at only 165. That kid is going to take more of a pounding than
Jordan Wynn. We need Oliver.GO UTES!
I hope Travis is cleared to play, because that would be the best possible
scenario for him and his well being. At the same time, if one of the other
QB's performs better in fall practice I wouldn't be upset, because
that would mean we would have a QB with better skills. Travis is good, but
there are better QB's out there.
Good luck with your health Travis. I hope you are OK and have a long, successful
life. I'm sure that no matter your playing status you'll still be
flashing that longtime Miami University sign to the MUSS on the rare occasion
that the Utes actually win this season.
I wish Travis well.However, from a coaching standpoint we have been
through this soo many times. Make sure a backup quarterback is actually
prepared to play with the starters. We need someone ready to go. We have to
learn from the past, since we seem to struggle with the idea that our seasoned
players will never not be there.Please Please Please take time to
develop a backup quarterback. It should be a seamless transition at a moments
We're wishing you the best Travis. He's been one of the
classiest guys throughout this whole process. He's had his
struggles, but I'm one who still hopes he's the guy to lead us to Pac
12 glory before his career is over. Best wishes Travis!Go UtesGo Pac 12
I'd like to wish Travis all the luck in the world. Whichever way it goes,
he is a Ute and a guy who gives it everything he has. The very most important
thing is his health. I'd also like to wish Hipolito Corporan and his family
all good health and good fortune. I truly enjoyed watching his play and his
I agree with gdog. I like Wilson, but would be pleased to see another QB step up
and take the reigns. The QB spot needs to be totally wide open going into this
year. The new comers need a fair shake. Go Utes!
Travis will win the Hiesman this year and take us to the Rose Bowl where we will
win that team for sure and prove to everyone that we are onward and upward.Go write it down!
That's unfortunate about Corporan, he had a good chance of contributing on
the defense this fall and in the future. But being with family in hard times
should always be a priority, best wishes to his mother, and could luck with SFA.
I hope for the best with Travis Wilson but labeling him the incumbent and top
dog is concerning to me. There is a repetitive history in regards to Coach
Whittingham committing to injury prone QBs. Utah had some talent at WR that was
all but lost on Jordan Wynn's four shoulder surgeries. Wynn started for
three years and he couldn't stretch the field at all. The dink and dunk
offense was predictable and cost Utah big time when they had a solid defense and
play makers on offense that were not utilized.
Good luck Travis!