Spring 2011 - Key
What's happening this spring season? Several Scout
publishers provide their insider info on the key
questions that matter to the real world of college
football. Scroll down for the links to all the
Q: Is QB Jordan Wynn healthy and ready to do even more for the Utah offense? How's the attitude around there with the big move?
From Brian Swinney, Utah.Scout.com … Wynn is getting healthier as the spring progresses, but is still only participating in non-contact drills and is not throwing. With Norm Chow installing a new offense, this is putting Wynn's development behind schedule and hindering his understanding of the new offense. Once he's healthy, and the new offense is installed, he won't be asked to do as much as the last two years, with the quarterback running element being mostly eliminated. Wynn will be asked to lead his team though. He's an upperclassman now and with their young team, will be looked at to lead both on and off the field.
The intensity of the practices has definitely increased while the move to the Pac-12 has brought about a new attitude and focus, especially from the coaches. Kyle Whittingham and staff have made it very clear to the players what the jump to a BCS league means and how much harder they're going to have to work to compete.
While most people are looking at the running back battle as the Utes replace their top four running backs form 2010 due to either graduation, medical retirement, or personal reasons, I'm more focused on the secondary and their complete overhaul with three starters from 2010 moving on, and safety Brian Blechen making the move to linebacker. Defensive coordinator Kalani Sitake is going to need four fresh faces to step up and take hold of the secondary spots to be ready for the pass-happy Pac-12. The Utes replaced three starters in the secondary from 2009 to 2010 and had a minimal drop-off. Whether they can replace all four while moving into a tougher and deeper conference is going to be a rather difficult task.
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