The University of Utah just wrapped up spring football practice with the Red-White game up and Rice-Eccles stadium. And if there's one thing we knew going in that's now been confirmed, it's that the team is absolutely stacked at the quarterback position.
Listen, Jordan Wynn is your starter. That's a no-brainer. But the last two seasons for him have been cut short due to injuries. Two years ago, Utah was in the MWC so Terrance Cain taking over as the starter was no big deal. Last year was a bit more of a scare. Jon Hays, a junior college transfer, steps in and leads the Utes to a Sun Bowl win in their first season in the Pac-12. Luck? Maybe, but it was also the offense former OC Norm Chow ran. He relied a ton on John White IV in the backfield. Then again, who wouldn't?
This season is a fresh start.
Wynn is a senior now. The Utes have a season in the Pac-12 under their belt already. However, unlike last season, if Wynn goes down, Hays isn't the only option to take over.
In comes Travis Wilson.
He'll keep Wynn on his toes all season long, or until Wynn goes down with an injury. Wilson looks like the real deal, folks. He's been extremely sharp during spring ball and the coaching staff absolutely loves him. I don't see why you red shirt the guy. Unless you say, if Wynn gets knocked out, Hays can step in. But then you also have Chase Hansen, the former Lone Peak QB who's had his moments during spring camp. I see head coach Kyle Whittingham red shirting Hansen before they RS Wilson.
The one thing Wynn has that the rest of the guys do not....is experience. Let's be real, besides being injury-prone, the guy has a great track record as a starter up at the U. If he's healthy, it'll be a great season for Utah. If he's not, it won't be the end of the world.
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