News:Jordan Wynn has decided to quit football after his latest shoulder injury, ESPN reports.
Analysis: It's not clear whether the current injury would be season-ending, but if it is it would be Jordan Wynn's third season-ending shoulder injury. Jon Hays and Travis Wilson will compete for the starting role now, with the latter possessing much more fantasy upside thanks to his running skills.
News:Jordan Wynn left Friday's loss to Utah State in the second quarter due to a shoulder injury, the Deseret News reports. X-rays on the injury were negative.
Analysis: While the X-rays didn't show significant damage, the injury is worrisome since Jordan Wynn played just four games last year before a shoulder injury. Jon Hays took over at quarterback after Wynn was hurt.
News:Jordan Wynn completed 19-of-27 passes for 200 yards, two touchdowns and an interception Thursday night as Utah opened its 2012 season with a 41-0 win over Northern Colorado.
Analysis:Jordan Wynn took a while to heat up Thursday night, throwing an interception on the Utes' first offensive drive of the night, but ultimately came out looking efficient. A bad sign, though, is that backup QB Travis Wilson emerged as a running specialist, scoring twice on the ground.
News:Jordan Wynn took a break from throwing during practice Monday, setting off a wave of speculation about whether or not a previously injured shoulder was okay, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Analysis: The break taken during practice was, according to Jordan Wynn, just that - a break from throwing to rest a sore shoulder. "I got calls from friends making sure I was Ok," Wynn tells the Tribune. "But it was just a precautionary thing. To be honest, if you asked Jon [Hays] or Travis [Wilson] how they felt their arms are probably sore too. There is nothing wrong and I'm happy to be out there."
News: Utah receiver DeVonte Christopher (ankle) did not travel with the team to play Cal today.
Analysis: With Christopher and quarterback Jordan Wynn (shoulder) out, running back John White will have to carry the load for the Utes once again.
News: Utah is now permanently without quarterback Jordan Wynn, but could also be without star receiver DeVonte Christopher this weekend against Pittsburgh. Christopher is dealing with a high ankle sprain and is considered questionable at best to make it to game time.
Analysis: Arguably Utah's biggest offensive weapon, not having Christopher just makes things harder for this offense and young quarterback Jon Hays.
News: Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn will undergo surgery on his left shoulder, and he'll miss the remainder of the season. You'll remember this Ute had surgery on his right shoulder last December.
Analysis: The Utes have struggled in their inaugural Pac-12 season, and this is just salt on the wound. The offense is now in the hands of Jon Hays.
News: Utah quarterback Jon Hays' first start was a mixed bag of good and bad. Hays threw for 199 yards (18-of-30 passing) and one score, but he was picked off three times.
Analysis: Arizona State's defense is one of the Pac-12's best units, so Hays could have some better days ahead while Jordan Wynn heals up. Not a good outing for Hays, but not all that bad, either.
News: With starting quarterback Jordan Wynn sidelined and JC transfer Jon Hays about to start, the Utah offensive coaching staff is looking at DeVonte Christopher as a guy who could help out. Christopher came to Utah as a quarterback.
Analysis: The Utes are looking at some "wildcat" formations and other ways for Hays to get the ball to his playmakers, including Christopher. That may mean lining Christopher up behind center and doing some different things.
News: Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn suffered a left shoulder injury late in the first half of Saturday's loss and couldn't play in the second half. Now, it looks like Wynn could miss more time, according to coach Kyle Whittingham.
Analysis: Whittingham said they would know more Monday, but that it "doesn't look good." Wynn was coming back from shoulder surgery on his right (throwing) shoulder and now has another shoulder issue. Consider him doubtful moving forward and look for JC transfer Jon Hays to be the guy if Wynn can't go.
News: Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn has apparently suffered some sort of left arm injury. He left the game after Utah's first series of the third quarter and doesn't look like he'll return. John Hays is now quarterbacking the Utes.
Analysis: Utah isn't giving out much information about Wynn's injury, but it doesn't look like he'll be back. The left arm is kind of dangling next to him. We'll see if he's able to return at some point.
News: Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn looked calm and collected as the Utes dismantled BYU Saturday. Wynn threw for 239 yards and two scores in the win.
Analysis: Wynn got off to a slow start this season, but he appears to be coming around as he gains confidence in his surgically-repaired throwing shoulder. In Saturday's win, he seemed to be more authoritative and had better velocity on the ball. Hopefully, those are trends he'll build on.
News: As it turns out, Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn's surgically repaired shoulder isn't 100 percent. The Utah coaching staff has been singing that song since the summer, but on Tuesday, Wynn admitted he's not quite all the way back.
Analysis: Watching Wynn, you can see he's throwing more from the side than the last two years and that there isn't nearly as much zip on the ball. Wynn said he's not 100 percent, but he's getting close and that he doesn't think the change in the throwing motion is a big deal. Honestly, the revelation adds clarity to a situation that didn't ring true compared to what we were seeing.
News: Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn addressed his low yardage output at last, saying he wasn't bad, but wasn't great. Wynn hit on 15-of-23 passes and had two scores, but his 101 yards passing led to some eyebrows being raised. Wynn seemed tentative and didn't throw with much velocity, leading some to wonder if his surgically repaired shoulder has, in fact, healed.
Analysis: Coach Kyle Whittingham said that the issue was one of confidence for Wynn. "It's not a physical thing, it's a mental thing," said Whittingham. Wynn agreed with the assessment and sounded like a guy anxious for redemption against Colorado this weekend.
News: Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn was economical in the season opening win over Montana State, hitting on 15-of-23 passes for 101 yards and two scores.
Analysis: Not exactly a scintillating performance by Wynn, but the two touchdowns were a nice bonus. Let's hope the yardage comes along with the continued nice touchdown totals.
News: Utah's DeVonte Christopher may have arrived as a quarterback, but he's blossomed as a receiver. The Utes leading returning receiver has set his goals pretty high this season -- one of the top wide receivers in the Pac-12. "That's my goal this year -- to be one of the best."
Analysis: Christopher steps into 2012 wanting to be quarterback Jordan Wynn's go-to guy and coach Kyle Whittingham sees no reason why that can't happen. Christopher is a fun combination of speed, quickness, long arms and athleticism. Now with a year under his belt, it's easy to see him improve on the 660 yards and six scores of 2010.
News: Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn drew heavy praise from offensive coordinator Norm Chow today when Chow compared him favorably to the other quarterbacks Chow has mentored. "Just as good. Just as good as any of them," Chow said.
Analysis: Considering Chow has mentored Ty Detmer, Matt Leinart, Steve Young, Carson Palmer and others, that's high praise, indeed. Chow said that Wynn reminds him most of Ty Detmer. Wynn's surgically repaired throwing shoulder is holding up nicely and he's been throwing every day.
News: Utah receiver DeVonte Christopher is expected back sometime this week after sitting for a number of practices with an ankle injury.
Analysis: The Utes have begun pregame preparations, so the return of Christopher will be important. He's the proven receiving option for quarterback Jordan Wynn, a guy who can take short passes and make magic with them. Look for his return and how well he gets back into the rhythm of practice.
News: Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn missed Wednesday's practice due to illness. Coach Kyle Whittingham said they hope to get Wynn back in "a couple days" and that he was bedridden at this point.
Analysis: While it looks like Wynn will be on the shelf a few days, it doesn't look like it's anything other than a nasty bug. He'll be back in the saddle soon.
News: Quarterback Jordan Wynn had what Utah coach Kyle Whittingham described as a "pretty average" scrimmage Tuesday. Wynn hit on 9-of-16 passes for 120 yards and one score, but was running for his life quite a bit. Whittingham was not happy with the play of his offensive line Tuesday.
Analysis: You can be the O-line will be a source of focus for the Utah coaching staff as keeping Wynn healthy is a priority. Don't read too much into Wynn's performance on Tuesday -- but keep an eye on the development of the offensive line. If they continue to be leaky, Wynn won't last the season -- or be as productive as we all hope he will be.
News: Seeing his first extended throwing action of the fall, Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn looked solid, though not outstanding, in the team's first scrimmage. Wynn hit on 9-of-17 passes for 152 yards and a score in the scrimmage.
Analysis: Wynn said the surgically repaired throwing shoulder held up just fine and that he felt very positive about the first live action of the season. His 26-yard scoring toss to Luke Matthews was right on target. Wynn continues to make progress after a spring and summer of little throwing.
News: With two days of camp behind him, Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn reported that his surgically-repaired shoulder is feeling good. Wynn said he's throwing with his same velocity and things were positive.
Analysis: There was a moment of fright late in practice when Wynn and running back Harvey Langi locked knees and went down. Neither was hurt and Wynn said it was no big deal. A positive sign for a quarterback who could take a big step forward in his development this year.
News: Utah needs a running game and with Eddie Wide and Matt Asiata gone, the burden now falls to some untested names -- Harvey Langi, John White and Thretton Palamo. No one separated themselves in the spring, so the running back depth chart now has a three-headed monster at the top.
Analysis: Quarterback Jordan Wynn must have a running game to keep defenses honest, so one or two of these guys must make a move to secure the job. An uncertain three-headed RBBC approach doesn't seem to be the Utah way. This will be one of the better battles in camp.
News: A piece on deseretnews.com looks at the burning issues for Utah as it opens camp. No. 1 on the list is whether quarterback Jordan Wynn can return to form after surgery on his throwing arm. Wynn has shown flashes, but injuries have dogged the junior at times.
Analysis: Wynn has been cleared for 100 percent participation, but coach Kyle Whittingham and coordinator Norm Chow will limit him to 100 passes a day and none in the second session of two-a-days. Whittingham said they want to go slow with Wynn and make sure he reaches the start of the season healthy. The coach said Wynn's health is "a priority."
News: Utah offensve coordinator Norm Chow says the pro-style offense he's installing, with quarterback Jordan Wynn under center most of the time, fits Wynn's game very well. Wynn spent the last two in the shot gun most of the time, but his skill set, according to Chow and head coach Kyle Whittingham, fits with a pro style offense better.
Analysis: Chow said the changes are going well and that Wynn has no limitations on his repaird throwing shoulder, though they'll monitor the number of reps he gets early in camp. Wynn is the key to the Utah offense and the under center, pro-style offense is what he ran in high school. If he dials in, it could be a very big year for Wynn and the offense.
News: A pro style offense is a better fit for Utah QB Jordan Wynn. That's the feeling of Utah coach Kyle Whittingham and why the offense has been tweaked for Wynn. Whittingham said that Wynn will be back from injury by the start of camp, but the plan is to limit him early.
Analysis: With an offense tweaked just for him and guru OC Norm Chow in his ear, Wynny seems to be in a very good environment for succes this season. He needs to stay healthy, which explains the cautiousness Whittingham and his staff will take with him.
News: Wynn tells Ted Miller of ESPN.com that the shoulder he had surgery on in the off-season feels "great" and "really shouldn't be an issue" once fall camp begins August 4.
Analysis: Wynn expounds on the status of his shoulder: "I've been throwing four times a week for pretty much the whole summer, getting the strength back. It's right on track. I've thrown every route we have already this summer with proper velocity. It's pretty close to 100 percent. I'd say it's somewhere around 95 percent. It's feeling good."
News: Jordan Wynn knows he has his go-to guy in DeVonte Christopher, but he is excited about the emergence of two new guys, one coming off a redshirt and another from junior college. Wynn says redshirt freshman Dres Anderson "had a great spring" while JUCO transfer Anthony Denham, at 6'4, 230 pounds, is a "specimen".
Analysis: Outside of Christopher, no returning receiver has more than 18 receptions which should allow Anderson and Denham to see some throws come their way.
News: Now that Norm Chow has installed more of a pro-style offense, no one is more excited than quarterback Jordan Wynn. Wynn talks of how the new system fits into his skill set when he says "I'm a drop-back guy. A lot of people think that because I was in the spread I'm a dual-threat, but I like being under center and taking three- to five-step drops and running play-action. That's what I did in high school. That's what I've grown up doing. This offense couldn't be any more perfect for me."
Analysis: Hopefully the transition is a smooth one for Wynn and the Utes, or else things could look a lot like their late collapse last season.
News: As the Utes head into uncharted waters in the Pac-12, the player they can't do without is quarterback Jordan Wynn. Behind Wynn there is not much experience which means it is imperative that he stay healthy and perform. To make matters worse, the Utes graduated Eddie Wide and Matt Asiata at running back with the top options now being a junior college transfer, a true freshman, and a former rugby player.
Analysis: If Terrance Cain were still around, Wynn would not be so crucial to the Utes' success but now they can't afford to have him go down. Wynn is not going to blow anyone away with his arm or mobility. Wynn is only required to be a game manager, which means somebody will need to step up in the run game to keep pressure off Wynn and receiver DeVonte Christopher.
News: Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn has been throwing for a couple weeks now and says his surgically repaired right shoulder feels good. Wynn said he's throwing pain free and expects to be 100 percent by the season opener, September 1 against Montana State.
Analysis: Wynn is being brought along slowly, but the progress seems to be good. Wynn will have more of the offense in his hands this season as the Utes fill two big holes in the running back corps.
News: Utah quarterback Griff Robles has been moved to linebacker much like former Ute Chad Manis. At 6'5, 235 lbs. Robles is a nice-sized athlete who could really excel at the new position.
Analysis: Robles was penciled in as the backup to Jordan Wynn so now the Utes will need to find some quality depth.
News: Wynn will have shoulder surgery and will miss the Las Vegas Bowl, ESPN reports.
Analysis: Wynn played through the injury after hurting his shoulder against Iowa State on Oct. 9, but had a setback in practice last week. Terrance Cain will start at quarterback with Wynn out.
News: Wynn completed 21-of-33 passes for 362 yards and two touchdowns as Utah rallied to defeat San Diego State Saturday.
Analysis: After two straight poor performances, Wynn finally looked comfortable Saturday night. He should have another strong game to finish the season against BYU.
News: Wynn completed 22-of-37 passes for 183 yards and an interception as Utah lost to Notre Dame Saturday in South Bend.
Analysis: Wynn's have declined sharply in the last three games. Look for him to bounce back, but it might be a good time to go with other options if possible.
News: Wynn completed 16-of-35 passes for 144 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions as Utah was embarrassed by TCU Saturday.
Analysis: After a brilliant start to the season, Wynn has struggled in the last two games. He remains a solid fantasy option, but his declining yardage totals are a concern.
News: Wynn finished 15-of-23 for 148 yards with one interception and one touchdown as Utah beat Air Force 28-23 in Colorado Springs Saturday.
Analysis: Wynn's production wasn't overly impressive Saturday. His biggest test yet will come Saturday when Utah hosts TCU in Salt Lake City.
News: Wynn completed 23-of-29 passes for 321 yards and three touchdowns as Utah routed Colorado State Saturday.
Analysis: Utah's offense has been lethal all season long and doesn't show any signs of slowing down. With plenty of weapons around him, Wynn remains a strong fantasy value.
News: Despite throwing three interceptions, Wynn finished 16-of-25 for 227 yards and tossed a pair of touchdowns as Utah dominated Wyoming Saturday.
Analysis: Wynn rarely makes mistakes, so his turnovers came as a surprise. His fantasy value remains strong with Utah's offense clicking on all cylinders this season.
News: Wynn completed 23-of-31 passes for 325 yards with two touchdowns and one interception Saturday as Utah trounced Iowa State.
Analysis: Wynn should continue to produce big numbers for the Utes all season long. With plenty of weapons at his disposal, expect him to remain a solid fantasy option going forward.
News: After missing the last two games with a sprained thumb on his throwing hand, Wynn returned and completed 14-of-18 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns in Utah's blowout win over San Jose State.
Analysis: Wynn looked sharp in his return and should be a solid fantasy option going forward.
News: Wynn (thumb) threw in practice on Monday, the Salt Lake Tribune reports. "The doctors looked at it and said it looked good," he said. "There is no pain at all so we'll see as I slowly get back into practice how it starts feeling."
Analysis: It was the first time Wynn has thrown since hurting his thumb in Utah's first game.
News: Wynn (thumb) is day to day and Utah may not decide on a starter against New Mexico until kickoff, ESPN reports.
Analysis: Check practice reports later this week, but it looks too risky to start Wynn this week.
News: Wynn (thumb) could be a game-time decision for Utah's Week 2 game against UNLV, ESPN reports.
Analysis: UNLV doesn't pose much of a threat to Utah, so don't be surprised if Terrance Cain ends up being the starter. Cain played well last year before Wynn was handed the starting spot, so he should keep the team playing at a high level. Try to find someone besides Wynn to play this week, but we'll provide more information on his availability when it surfaces.
News: Wynn sprained his thumb in Thursday's win over Pittsburgh and is day-to-day, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Analysis: He was 21-of-36 passing for 283 yards and three touchdowns during the game, so it didn't seem to have much of an impact. Still, check his progress in practice.
News: Wynn completed 21-of-36 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns in Utah's overtime win against Pittsburgh Thursday.
Analysis: The Utes were able to move the ball and down the field against the Panthers defense and should continue to boast one of best offenses in the Mountain West all season long with Wynn leading the way.
Utah's Wynn to Undergo Arthroscopic Surgery as Precaution
News: Utah associate athletic director Liz Abel told the press Wednesday that Wynn will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his surgery next week as a "precautionary measure," ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Wynn suffered a shoulder injury during last weekend's spring game when he dover for a fumble on the second play of the scrimmage. Though x-rays showed no damage, Wynn will have surgery to strengthen the shoulder. He is expected back in time to participate in Utah's summer workouts.
Utah's Wynn: Career-High Aerial Performance Boosts Utes Over Cal
News: Wynn threw for a career-high 338 yards and three touchdowns Wednesday night as Utah defeated the California Bears 27-27 in the 2009 Poinsettia Bowl.
Analysis: Wynn, a San Diego-native, now sits at 3-0 in Qualcomm Stadium, including two high school championships earned while a starter at suburban Oceanside High. He finishes 2009 3-2 as a starter for the Utes.
News: Wynn completed just 50 percent of his passes for 219 yards and a score in a 55-28 loss to TCU on Saturday.
Analysis: Wynn was late on an out route in the second quarter which resulted in a pick six for TCU. The freshman was also sacked twice and had a difficult time with the talented Horned Frogs. Wynn has a lot of upside and should shine in his next matchup against San Diego State.
News: Wynn completed 18-of-28 passes for 297 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Saturday's win over New Mexico.
Analysis: After waiting until Saturday to announce their starter, Wynn took the reigns for Utah and looked good doing it. Wynn should be under center again this Saturday.
Utah Won't Name Starting Quarterback Until Gametime Saturday
News: Head coach Kyle Whittingham told reporters Monday that he will not name a starter under center against New Mexico until gametime Saturday, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Whittingham said he does not want to name a starter this week in order to keep the winless Lobos guessing as to who its defense will be facing off against at quarterback. Wynn last week took over for Terrence Cain in third quarter of the Utes' win over Wyoming, and led Utah's offense to 19 straight points.
News: The Utah coaching staff picked the opening of the second half of Saturday's game against Wyoming to burn a possible redshirt of Wynn, who came in and led the Utes from behind in a 22-10 win at home in Salt Lake City.
Analysis: Wynn replaced Cain starting in the third quarter and finished nine-of-14 passing for 82 yards and the first of Utah's two touchdowns on the night. This sets up an interesting situation for Utah this week, as the coaching staff will now likely debate whether to utilize Cain or Wynn as a starting quarterback from this point forward.
Wynn or Cain? Utah QB Not to be Released Until First Game
News: Utah fans will be forced to wait to find out just who head coach Kyle Whittingham has chosen as the team's starting quarterback for the September 3 season opener against Utah State, telling reporters, "Why tip your hand when you don't have to? It makes no sense," the Deseret News reports.
Analysis: "The quarterback competition is going good" is about all Whittingham would reveal. "We're getting closer to being ready to name the guy. We'll see." Interestingly enough, Cain has been seen getting more reps with the No. 1 offense as of late; still, the youngster explained the competition for starting quarterback "hasn't been decided. You've got to keep working. That's all we are trying to do, keep working."
News: Head coach Kyle Whittingham announced after Friday's practice that Wynn had moved ahead of junior Corbin Louks and Terrance Cain in the race for Utah's starting quarterback, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Wynn showed up in January at 151 pounds, but by the end of June had bulked up to 193 pounds, eliciting the statement from Whittingham that Wynn had made the "necessary nutritional and weight room changes" to put himself in the race as a starter.