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2014 Utah Football Scouting Report: Quarterbacks

A healthy Travis Wilson will be the man to beat for the starting QB job.

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.

2014 utahutes.com @Utah_Football Scouting Report

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


The Lowdown
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.

Headliners Returning
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.



Newcomer Spotlight
Months before his June arrival on campus, Oklahoma transfer Kendal Thompson (6-2, 200, Jr.) was already projected as a contender for the starting job.

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."

The Personnel

Brandon Cox
Donovan Isom
Conner Manning
Adam Schulz
Jason Thompson
Kendal Thompson
Travis Wilson

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