A healthy Travis Wilson will be the man to beat for the starting QB job.
June 11, 2014
SALT LAKE CITY - With the @Utah_Football season approaching, utahutes.com will break down the personnel on the Ute roster with the lowdown, headliners and newcomer spotlight for 10 position groups. Today features the quarterbacks.
Tuesday, June 10: Offensive Line
Wednesday, June 11: Quarterbacks
Thursday, June 12: Running Backs
Friday, June 13: Wide Receivers
Saturday, June 14: Tight Ends
Monday, June 16: Defensive Line
Tuesday, June 17: Linebackers
Wednesday, June 18: Cornerbacks
Thursday, June 19: Safeties
Friday, June 20: Kicking Game
Never has Utah experienced a quarterback logjam of this magnitude. Six scholarship quarterbacks--including three with NCAA FBS game experience--are eligible to play in 2014. Choosing the starter will be tasked to new offensive coordinator Dave Christensen--the former head coach at Wyoming--and new QB coach Aaron Roderick. Roderick spent the last nine seasons coaching Utah's receivers.
Two-year starter Travis Wilson (6-7, 240, Jr.) expects full medical clearance to come in July for a concussion that cut short his sophomore season. He played in 21 games with 16 starts in his first two seasons, passing for 3,138 yards and 23 touchdowns. Wilson resumed as the No. 1 QB in the spring ahead of Adam Schulz--his replacement when he went on the disabled list--and redshirt freshman Conner Manning.
Coach Whittingham Says
"We feel good about our situation at quarterback. Travis Wilson obviously has the upper hand with his experience the last two years, but he will be challenged by Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson along with the other contenders."