Medical decision on Utah Utes quarterback Travis Wilson expected later this month

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  • scott Alpine, UT
    June 13, 2014 12:26 a.m.

    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.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 12, 2014 11:43 a.m.

    @mormon ute

    I 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.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    June 11, 2014 12:20 p.m.


    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.

  • Duckhunter Highland , UT
    June 11, 2014 11:39 a.m.

    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.

  • BlueNtheFace Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    June 11, 2014 10:11 a.m.

    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?

  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    June 11, 2014 8:18 a.m.

    All is well. Nobody is better at managing quarterbacks than coach Whittingham.

  • Fight On! St George, Utah
    June 10, 2014 5:22 p.m.

    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!

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 10, 2014 2:30 p.m.

    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.

  • Qwest Perfected Salt Lake City, UT
    June 10, 2014 11:45 a.m.

    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!

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    June 10, 2014 11:40 a.m.

    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!

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    June 10, 2014 10:24 a.m.

    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.

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    June 10, 2014 9:27 a.m.

    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.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    June 10, 2014 9:04 a.m.

    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 notice.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 10, 2014 8:35 a.m.

    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 Utes
    Go Pac 12

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    June 10, 2014 8:10 a.m.

    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 development.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    June 10, 2014 7:24 a.m.

    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!

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    June 10, 2014 6:47 a.m.

    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!

  • East Coast Ute Storrs, CT
    June 10, 2014 6:29 a.m.

    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.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    June 10, 2014 1:19 a.m.

    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.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    June 9, 2014 11:32 p.m.

    Good luck Travis!