Brad Rock: Is Utah QB Jack Tuttle ready to take the reins on a moment's notice?

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  • MRM Layton, UT
    Aug. 11, 2018 5:24 p.m.

    re: "meltdown against the team that U hate losing to more than any other team on the planet."

    jonny: “Nah. We play SC in October.”

    Don’t kid yourself; a loss to USC will be forgotten before Thanksgiving; a loss to BYU could sting for decades.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Aug. 10, 2018 9:45 p.m.

    I agree with others that no true freshman is really NFL ready. That said, depending on his grasp of the playbook and leadership JT can be great. He is the most talented QB at Utah, and that's saying something with Huntley being as talented as he is. Watch film on JT if you haven't already. He's easily the most gifted QB Utah has landed in awhile.

    Hopefully he can learn the playbook and get the team to rally around him...and it sounds like he's already doing that, by making himself the clear #2. I think he'll be #1 by seasons end, but that's just my humble opinion. He is a great kid, so hoping nothing but the best for him.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 10, 2018 9:20 p.m.

    "meltdown against the team that U hate losing to more than any other team on the planet."

    coogfan:

    Nah. We play SC in October.

  • UU Provo, UT
    Aug. 10, 2018 5:28 p.m.

    But Seriously Folks,

    You must have missed the part where it was a Utah player, not Utah Fans, who made the NFL comment.

  • SportsFan Provo, UT
    Aug. 10, 2018 5:06 p.m.

    re: “Can't wait for the November meltdown”

    jonnny: “Funny, that’s all you Coug fans have to look forward to. But Utah scheduled a patsy for its last November game, so no meltdowns this year.”

    Despite the PAC 12 scheduling your one of the weakest teams in the conference for the end of November every year, it was Colorado that started Utah’s traditional November meltdown.

    Unfortunately for U, this season’s November meltdown will be punctuated with a meltdown against the team that U hate losing to more than any other team on the planet.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 10, 2018 12:17 p.m.

    I'm very excited to see how Tuttle develops. Is he currently NFL ready? LOL, not a chance. Nice praise from Curtis Enis' son though, but perhaps a tad exuberant.

    I love the fact that Tuttle is a grounded kid. He is about team first, which is what will make him a great leader. He has never shown the "Jake Hypes" me-first mentality. With that, added to his football talent and intelligence, he should be a great player when all is said and done. But that will be determined on the field. The only thing I know for sure is - I will have a great time watching it all unfold.

    It is always a great day to be a Ute!!

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Aug. 10, 2018 12:06 p.m.

    If Jake Tuttle is "NFL Ready" - he better be starting.

  • Stringer Bell Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 10, 2018 10:44 a.m.

    This is not the first article of BYU-P supporters doing everything they can to try and create a QB controversy on the hill. Utah has their starting QB and quality backup. Again, there is no desperate reason to push Tuttle, a freshman. Save all of this QB drama for your team down south, where things are desperate.

  • GoRed Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 10, 2018 10:23 a.m.

    I, too, am skeptical of any kind of pre-season hype placed on anyone, especially a freshman. That is usually reserved for the team 40 miles south who annually buys into it, only to end up falling flat on its face.

  • mdp Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 10, 2018 10:04 a.m.

    Well... like all UU teams, preseason hype about promise does not mean much.

  • Leviathan21 USA, 00
    Aug. 10, 2018 8:58 a.m.

    Well, based on the fact that the past few FrUte QB's had no business being D1 QB's (less Brian)
    I can see why any QB that can actually throw, look downfield, be marginally patient in the pocket would get a FRESHMAN WR so amped up about a FELLOW Freshman that Utah faith full are quick too spin hype about a QB that doesn't look like Napoleon Dynamite, or throw like Uncle Rico.
    #ConsiderTheSource

  • Utahute72 Tooele, UT
    Aug. 10, 2018 7:52 a.m.

    High achieving QBs at Utah,

    hmmm, let me see? Scott Mitchell?

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 10, 2018 6:56 a.m.

    “Can't wait for the November meltdown”

    you can’t be serious:

    Funny, that’s all you coog fans have to look forward to. But Utah scheduled a patsy for its last November game, so no meltdowns this year.

  • AltabirdG Sugarhouse, UT
    Aug. 10, 2018 1:29 a.m.

    JT has a lot to prove. He will get his stage, in time. I hope Huntley stays healthy this year, though, he's a special talent and could do something great.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Aug. 9, 2018 11:42 p.m.

    “Can't wait for the November meltdown.”

    How many times does this have to be pointed out to you?

    We annihilated UCLA/CU last November & narrowly lost against ranked WAZZU/@ ranked UW in miraculously stunning fashion.....This hardly qualifies as a “meltdown”, period.

    Conversely, last November byu barely beat national bottom-feeders UNLV/UH & lost to FSU, as well as bottom-feeder UMASS @ home on Homecoming/Senior Day, giving them their 1st FBS road W ever—Lol

    This solidified byu’s residency in The National Bottom 10–Lol

    Who’s your Daddy?

    Go Utes!

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Aug. 9, 2018 11:33 p.m.

    Both JT/SE were high-achieving 4 stars prior to their arrival & have continued their high-achieving ways once they arrived as TF.

    JT has already created separation from a rock-solid QB in JS & set himself up to be our back-up to TH.....If history repeats itself, he’ll garner significant playing time this year, perhaps beyond retaining his RS status, depending on TH’s advancement/maturation/ability to remain healthy.

    SE has immediately asserted himself into our regular WR rotation.

    Again, both are TF.

    Who’s your Daddy?

    Go Utes!

  • But seriously folks! Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 9, 2018 10:30 p.m.

    NFL ready? Well then, let's just give him the Heisman right now, and while we are at it the national championship trophy.

    Gotta love utah fans.
    Can't wait for the November meltdown.

  • All teams Utah Pleasant Grove, UT
    Aug. 9, 2018 9:34 p.m.

    Lot of good comments on this article. Using a redshirt on a freshman QB is extremely helpful. With the new rule he can play in as many as 4 games and keep his 4 year eligibility. Love the new rule. He's there if needed though because of injury. Same could be said about Wilson at BYU but not sure he's as skilled. But yes, there is so much HYPE every year. Heaps? Good luck to our Utah teams!!! May they all qualify for a bowl game and may the Ute's finally with the south!!

  • UU Provo, UT
    Aug. 9, 2018 7:43 p.m.

    Please stop with the NFL talk. Just because a Freshman WR says it, it doesn’t make it real. Don’t fall for the bait Utah fans.

  • PACute_ Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 9, 2018 7:10 p.m.

    Since the topic is QB’s, I assume that’s what backpacn was referring to.

    Alex Smith would be the closest to a high achiever, but he was only a 2-star.

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    Aug. 9, 2018 7:04 p.m.

    I think all of this is happening because of coach Taylor. What QB wouldn't want to play for him? I see even better times ahead because of coach Taylor.

  • utahcoyote Saint George, UT
    Aug. 9, 2018 6:21 p.m.

    @backpacn - Sandy, UT
    "You must be referring to another program because the Utes have never had a high-achieving 4-star in their entire history."

    no idea if you want to count bowles or no but he was definitely high achieving 4-star.
    garrett bowles was 4 star lineman who played at utah via snow. he was first team pac 12. was first round draft choice and immediately started for denver broncos last year.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    Aug. 9, 2018 6:06 p.m.

    rockster... ain’t no freshmen QB in the entire country that is NFL ready

    Get a grip man

  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 9, 2018 5:45 p.m.

    backpacn

    "...the Utes have never had a high-achieving 4-star in their entire history."

    Maybe at some other position, but not at QB.

  • backpacn Sandy, UT
    Aug. 9, 2018 5:34 p.m.

    azute1

    "From 1 high-achieving 4 star, who’s father played in The League, to another."

    You must be referring to another program because the Utes have never had a high-achieving 4-star in their entire history.

  • CougarForever Holladay, Utah
    Aug. 9, 2018 5:26 p.m.

    This article reminds me of those written about Jake Heaps, our 5-star recruit who was destined to be the next Tom Brady.

    Early hype is just that.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Aug. 9, 2018 4:46 p.m.

    “.....but I'm not putting much stock in a freshman saying another freshman is ‘NFL ready’.....”

    From 1 high-achieving 4 star, who’s father played in The League, to another.

    Go Utes!

  • Kralon HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
    Aug. 9, 2018 4:34 p.m.

    Wow, so much preseason hype! Seems like I hear this every year about someone, but I'm not putting much stock in a freshman saying another freshman is "NFL ready". Still, every year I hope for a better offense and it would be nice for that hope to finally come true! Go Utes!

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Aug. 9, 2018 3:58 p.m.

    Go Jake Tuttle - the real deal.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Aug. 9, 2018 2:51 p.m.

    “I really like Jayson Shelley and Drew Lisk. Jack Tuttle is the future ‘golden boy,’ but I wasn't thrilled by him during the spring and am not impressed with him yet.”

    DL most likely never plays a down for us &, per program insiders @ 247Sports, JT is rapidly making separation from JS for the back-up job right now during Fall Camp.

    Your erroneously salty sentiment toward JT is duly noted.

    Go Utes!

  • CO Ute Chandler, AZ
    Aug. 9, 2018 2:13 p.m.

    Great kid! With the new rules, he can get in some meaningful game time this year and still redshirt. Risky to use his very much the first two games but getting playing time would help as well.

    I think the young man we do very well regardless.

  • Real Ute Dallas, TX
    Aug. 9, 2018 1:45 p.m.

    I really like Jayson Shelley and Drew Lisk. Jack Tuttle is the future "golden boy," but I wasn't thrilled by him during the spring and am not impressed with him yet.

  • daver Provo, 00
    Aug. 9, 2018 1:14 p.m.

    Sam Darnold was an RS freshman, no? I think that RS year is critical to a QB's development.

    Best wishes to Hundley, Tut, and the rest of the QB group.

    Go Coogs!

  • everyonejustrelax Liberal Central (Sugarhouse), UT
    Aug. 9, 2018 12:55 p.m.

    I really hope and expect that King Tut get a couple of series under his belt through the non-conference schedule. I'm totally happy with Huntley, but letting Tuttle get some game experience is critical to his development.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Aug. 9, 2018 12:50 p.m.

    Outstanding kid/player!

    JT committed to us early & remained loyal all throughout the recruiting process, including recruiting in our behalf, & then signed during the early signing period.....He’s a Ute, through-&-through, period.

    FYI, JT held a scholarship offer from USC, as well.

    Go JT!

    Go Utes!

  • nothegame Saratoga Springs, UT
    Aug. 9, 2018 12:07 p.m.

    Let’s just wait and see. No reason to put that kind of pressure on a young freshman. I hope he gets sometime this year but hope it’s not because Huntley is hurt. Go Utes