As for Utes football, this feels like Jordan Wynn, the sequel. Solid freshman
campaign, injuries arise during Sophomore year. Try to battle back during
Junior year, but ends up being more of a hindrance than contributor. Three
years of trying to fill QB role squandered. Resigns from football during Senior
year, and the cycle begins again.
@ Chris B - "If you look at the offenses coach Christensen has proven he can
lead. . . " Is this the same quote I've read the last four years?
Change the name to Chow, Johnson and Ericksen and it's deja vu.As for Wilson, I'm happy his health has returned, but wish he would move
on from football. It's one thing to rehab from an ACL, but this is a
potentially life threatening issue. Thank the man upstairs for another chance,
get your education, and contribute to society in some other way. Believe me,
there are so many things in life that are more important than football.
I see a lot of 'great news' comments here. It's great for Travis
and his health unless he gets hurt again playing a violent game. Head and brain
injuries/trauma and a return to football? Scary. Travis is at his
best when he is a threat to run. The way he runs is with contact. Again, head
trauma issues. Travis isn't as valuable if forced to limit the way he
plays. He's not that good. On the flip side, if Wilson does play the way he
plays, then cleared to play or not, he likely misses half the season with health
issues anyway. Sound familiar? Jordan Wynn was cleared to play (four
shoulder surgeries worth). Whittingham's QB decisions almost seem to
gravitate towards the wounded. Sure there have been times when other options
weren't there or a lack of recruiting at the QB position left the cupboard
empty. But when there are multiple candidates who look relatively intriguing,
you just knew that Wilson would eventually be cleared to play and Kyle would run
with him to a place of job insecurity. Come fall, Whittingham will
choose a QB with red flags on their health.
TW will come back stronger than he was prior to his throwing hand getting
injured last season. Dres and K Scott are licking their chops at the bevy of
long bombs coming their way. Ecstatic about the potential for greatness looming
just months away...! BANZAI!!!
This is the best news in Utah sports as of late, North or South.
I hope Travis really is 100% healthy, but I certainly wouldn't want to be
the doctor who cleared him to play if Travis suffers a serious head injury this
I am glad that he is healthy. . . . . .but I also would like to point out that
he has thrown 23 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in his career at the U. We are
going to need much better production from this position. I hope he can produce
better, but history more often than not is an indicator of future
Wilson will be and should be the starter for Utah this year.I
don't want to break in another rookie QB with no experience. Getting your
hopes up for the latest freshman or transfer QB to save the program is just
foolish because it never happens.
USNGarySan Diego, CA:"where are all the repeat comments by
the ute fans? I'm happy he is able to play but I wonder if he sat last year
when he really didn't have to? He did go from a life threatening head
injury to where he can now play? Just wondering...."What?? I
don't get your post! Please read the news reports about the actual events
from last year and this year before you post things like that. The doctors
found an anomaly in his brain which they were unsure of and could POSSIBLY be
life threatening. It was not a current injury and they have no idea how long it
was in his brain.A little knowledge goes a long way.Way
to go Travis!! Glad to have you back and HEALTHY!!Go Utes!
Some good news for once!
Great news! Utah started 4-2 before his injuries and 1-5 afterwards. We need a
healthy Wilson but even more important is to have a legit set of PAC-12 QBs.
Are Manning, Thompson, and Isom PAC-12 QBs? Personally, I would
like to see Manning as the backup. Hope we blow out Idaho State 54-10 by
halftime so that Manning sees some game time in the 2nd half.Go
Travis Wilson is a good QB. He is most definitely deserving of the #1 spot going
into camp. I hope KT gives him a run for his money, that will give us a good
starter and quality back up. I'm not willing to put my hopes on an Oklahoma
transfer, Tommy Grady was an Oklahoma QB transfer and he wasn't any good.
We'll have to wait and see how it shakes out in camp.Last years
issues were lack of receivers (other than Dres), O-line play and injuries.The receiver spot is better than last year with the return of Scott and
Dres.The O-line play should be much improved, but is still my biggest
question mark.As long as Travis stays healthy, we are bowling for sure.
I'm glad Wilson is healthy, but I don't think he is the answer for
Utah's QB position. I would like one of the new comers to rise up and take
over the spot. We shall see.
Oh for sure now we will win the PAC title game and the hiesman this year for
sure now and also the rose bowl to without question like I have said before so
it's forward and onward to more prestegous glory for us again like last
year!Go write it down!Go Utes!
This is great news. His long term health is far more important than what he can
accomplish on the field, but hopefully he will have a very successful season as
a Utah football player.
A fierce/epic QB-battle is about to ensue! Congratulations to TW!
Great news for TW for obvious reasons!My opinion, TW will probably
be our starter. In the games that he was healthy, he was a freaking stud! Not
like Oregon's Mariota, but could be classified as a GOOD P12 qb. If he
stays healthy and can keep his confidence (a lot of his confidence will be built
behind a good O-line, which i think has been upgraded this year). He has the
most experience (starts, snaps, running an offence, etc) than anyone else.
He's now an upper-classman, a leader, and primed to show us what he can do,
each and every week!It's easy to get excited about the new KT
coming in, gotta be cautious here, we REALLY don't know anything about him.
No body of work to judge him by. Regardless, the competition is nothing but
positive for Utah. It's nice to have several good options and backups, we
haven't had this for a LONG time. Bottom line, i don't
care who runs the show, i just want to win! I hope Whit and Christensen can
evaluate and choose wisely! Go Utes!
where are all the repeat comments by the ute fans? I'm happy he is able to
play but I wonder if he sat last year when he really didn't have to? He
did go from a life threatening head injury to where he can now play? Just
As a BYU fan I, of course, have to Hate Travis Wilsons guts! However,
congratulations to a great Player and an even better young man. I pray all goes
well for him the rest of his career.
This is excellent news for this young man, I am very happy for him that it
appears his health is fine.
Stay healthy Travis. Best Wishes to you in dealing with it all.
Great news for a good guy! Hopefully TW won't have any further issues with
this.Chris B:Unfortunately Utah doesn't have the talent
offensively that those Mizzou teams had under Christensen. PAC12 title game? You
just don't know how to quit when it comes to wild predictions...which is
why no one actually "marks them down". Luckily your Ute buddies like CO
Ute are more realistic and less "frantic and emotional" than you are. I
still think predicting Utah will go bowling is optimistic, but at least
Sambonethegreat,"Utah has no proven depth. It's basically a
big gamble at the QB position."What is byu going to do if hill
We haven't seen Thompson yet but he will have to do some amazing things to
beat out Travis. It seems like a long time ago but he was very impressive before
he hurt his hand. After completing 24 of 35 passes for 273 yards, 2 touchdowns
and no interceptions at les last year, he was awarded Athlon Sports National
Offensive Player Of The Week. He passed for 279 yards and ran for 142 vs OSU.Way to go Travis. Congratulations on getting cleared to play. Here's hoping that this will be a special season for Travis and the Utes!
It would be really cool if Travis could finish out his football career at the U
with no further serious injuries, but I'm still a bit concerned. A good,
hard hit could spell trouble for him.If Wilson goes down, Utah has
no proven depth. It's basically a big gamble at the QB position.
@nbhatch82 -Chris B didn't say a PAC 12 championship, he said to the title
game. Now only UCLA, ASU, and USC need to self destruct for the Utes to get
that far. My prediction is a bit more realistic. I think he will lead us bowl
game in the next two years, which given the Utes schedule this year would be
quite an accomplishment.
Good for Wilson. I always admired the kids guts! Great competitor!
Dixie State Trojans?
As a parent I would be happy for this report if my son had gone thru this
ordeal. As to his decision to play and expose himself to further
injury I would have serious reservations knowing the seriousness of his previous
injury.Hard to get excited over this knowing there's a greater
risk here.Good luck.
Great news for Travis and for the Utah football team. I trust that this
decision was made with extreme caution and complete confidence that Travis is
safe going forward with this season. That being said, I have to believe
this injury will effect the way that Wilson will play the QB position. And I
would be very surprised if he made it through the entire season as Utah's
starter. Honestly, it doesn't matter who the starter is. Utah
will get no more than 4 or 5 wins and will be coach hunting by mid November. My
Trojans will be the nail in the coffin.
Great news for a decent kid. The problem is that with a terrible o line he will
get hit a lot and we all know he cannot take a hard hit without being in
Great news for Travis, bad news for Utah if they think he is the answer for them
at QB. He has lacked the durability to last an entire season, and will end up
causing them to waste valuable reps on someone who most likely won't be
around to finish the season.
happy for Travis. I hope he is healthy the rest of his career, but christy come
on. a Pac 12 championship in the next 2 years? maybe if UCLA Oregon USC Oregon
St Stanford Washington Arizona and Arizona St somehow had huge infraction that
disallowed them from winning a championship.
I am happy he is healthy, but I believe that someone else will be the QB for the
Utes. And if this happens he will probably transfer to another school.
I smell Roses!
Great news. I'm glad he's able to play. I would hate to have to change
careers because of an injury.
I'm happy for Travis, and not just for football. I'm sure he feels
Football is entertainment. The type of injury that this young man had can be
life or death. I pray that the injury has healed to the point where this is no
longer a concern. But as someone who watched Reggie Lewis get cleared to play
and then have tragic results, I hope and pray that all goes well for Travis.
Even though I'm a Cougar fan, I will still watch his career and hope for
good things for him, both on and off the field. May he live a long, rewarding
and healthy life.
Football was a mere afterthought when news of his situation hit. As a die-hard
Cougar fan I have been hoping and praying that Travis would be alright. Now
that he is back to full-health and not having to face my team, I wish him the
best of luck.
This great news! Good luck Travis.
I said it when this kid started - before his career was up he'd lead us to
the Pac 12 title game.2 years left and I still think we have a shot.
If you look at the offenses coach Christensen has proven he can lead(even
against power conference teams) we should be PUMPED about the possibilities this
year. 35-40 points was the standard under Christensen.Go UTES!
From a BYU fan, this is great news for Travis. I wish him well and though
it's hard to say Utah too.
Probably the best news we could have received for Utah football this year.Without Wilson, Utah would have been in seriously big trouble this
year.With Wilson, Utah is only in moderately big trouble.But he's the best QB on the team and we need him.
If anything this will increase the competition and assist the QB's to play
better as they compete one with another. This has to be a bit of a burden
lifted off of the coaching staff.
Good news - now transfer as fast as you can.
This is fantastic news. Not because he is now able to play football, although
that is excellent as well, but because he has been cleared medically. To know
that you are safe and healthy is the most important thing, especially when
dealing with injuries to the head area. Good luck to Wilson!
Great news! Football aside I'm just glad he's okay. Head injuries are
always scary and can be especially debilitating. Now we just need him to be
healthy throughout the entire season. If he stays healthy and the O-line can
shape up and give him a few more seconds to throw I think that we can have a
pretty mean passing game with Anderson and Scott.
Whether he continues to be the starter in fall or not, this is great news! We
need depth and it's great to see TW cleared to play. I'm still waiting
to see what KT brings to the table.
Good news for him. Health is always a priority.
It's nice to get some good medical news, for a change, about a Utah QB.
Would that bad medical news takes a vacation for the rest of the year.