With the beginning of Spring Ball tomorrow, lets take a look at Utah’s ever evolving QB situation. Only I’m going to do it via movie characters.
Jordan Wynn AKA Mr. Glass (Elijah Price) from Unbreakable
First I love the movie Unbreakable, my favorite of the M. Night Shamalyan films, not that its hard to stand out among that group. And what greater explanation for Jordan’s injuries than Osteogenesis Imperfecta. Also like Mr. Glass, many Ute fans view Jordan as something evil. He’s contracted what I like to call Arnold Parker Syndrome, in that anything that doesn’t result in a touchdown will be blamed on Jordan. Despite all that I like Jordan. I think he’s performed much better than many have said and if he really is healthy, some very good things could occur. I just fear that he cannot stay healthy. But if we can keep Mr. Glass from getting hit, I think we can do some remarkable things.
Travis Wilson AKA Bodhi from Point Break
From the beaches of San Clemente, CA comes Bodhi. He powerful eyes and magical arm are hoping to come in and create his own endless summer. He’s a natural athlete and looks born to run the spread. I’m guessing they hope that Wynn stays healthy and gives Bodhi the chance to redshirt, but the future of this kid excites me a great deal. Everything says that he’s both an excellent athlete and a winner.
Chase Hansen AKA William Wallace
A boy becoming a man set to lead his people to freedom. Just a year ago it was a question of what position Hansen might play, and then he exploded his senior year and he’s everybody’s All-American. So much so that Utah asked him to delay his mission to see what he would look like in the spring. Utahn’s love a hometown Mormon boy and a great deal will be expected from Mr. Hansen. I can’t wait for the faith promoting stories about Hansen to commence.
Jon Hays AKA Jar Jar Binks
Hays works hard and he means well but at the end of the day he sucks and if he has a prominent roll in this falls production, he’ll ruin the movie. I’m sure Hays is a nice kid and its not his fault he isn’t a D-1 QB. But what Norm Chow did with him last fall was a friggin miracle. And as much as I like the Brian Johnson hire, he isn’t Norm Chow and I don’t want him trying to figure out how to win with Jon Hays.
So that is our situation at QB, Mr. Glass, two promising freshmen and a really bad option. Not to mention our 25 year old offensive coordinator. The best option would be Jordan staying healthy, Wilson and Hansen both get redshirts and we thank Jon Hays for coming with some excellent parting gifts. Worst case we either have to throw a true freshmen into the mix or watch Hays hand off and make bad throws.
This fall will be A Tale of Two Seasons, we’re facing the best of times or the worst of times.