Utah Football: Quarterback Predictions

Nov 16, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kendal Thompson (1) is brought down by Iowa State Cyclones Iowa State Cyclones linebacker Jeremiah George (52) in the second half at Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 16, 2013; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kendal Thompson (1) is brought down by Iowa State Cyclones Iowa State Cyclones linebacker Jeremiah George (52) in the second half at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

As people have pointed out, we’ll have seven QB’s on the roster this year and that number will swell to nine next year.  So I thought I’d take a moment to make some predictions about what will happen

Here are the nine QB’s

  1. Travis Wilson
  2. Kendal Thompson
  3. Brandon Cox
  4. Connor Manning
  5. Adam Schulz
  6. Micah Thomas
  7. Jason Thompson
  8. Donovan Isom
  9. Chase Hansen

First I think Adam Schulz will transfer to an FCS school.  If Jay Hill is smart, he goes and gets Schulz to Weber St.  As Dan Sorensen said, Schulz would be the best QB they’ve had since Jamie Martin and would likely get them to the playoffs.  That takes us to eight.

Jason Thompson and Micah Thomas will almost certainly change positions.  Remember Jason Thompson was originally a Washington commit as a safety before he found a chance to play QB at Wyoming.  Thomas isn’t a great passer but is a heck of an athlete.  He’ll play somewhere else.  That makes six.

The Manning/Cox battle will be interesting.  If Manning turns out to be the better QB. Cox will likely move positions as well. If it’s Cox, Manning will likely transfer.  The reason I don’t count Manning out of this is he is similar in size and story to Chase Daniels who was a star in Dave Christiansen’s offense at Missouri.  Either way, that gets us down to five.

Now an unanswered question will be, what does Chase Hansen look like after his mission.  Recall that he had a shoulder issue that forced him to go from possible playing time to a redshirt.  If that isn’t better a position change could be in the works there.  Either that or a QB Battle could be in the offing there.  That might get us to four and four or five is a pretty normal number of QB’s for a BCS school to have.

Not to mention what will be fascinating in the fall to watch between Travis Wilson and Kendal Thompson.  Before you question Kendal, remember he’s been in a similar offense in Oklahoma and go watch this video.  He is a player.

And I love Travis too.

Plus Travis’ health plus the addition of Kendal allow Donovan Isom to redshirt.

It’s just nice to finally have options at the QB position.  And the spring and fall should be interesting.

Topics: Football, Pac 12, Quarterback, Utah Utes

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  • Matthew Heuser

    Too bad none of them are quarterbacks that can take them to the rose bowl…

    • Hoyos_Revenge

      Ahh one of those clueless Ute fans commenting. I always enjoy that.

      • Matthew Heuser

        Ha! Clueless? Hahahahahaha if only you knew.

        • Hoyos_Revenge

          Yes I’m sure you’re totally hooked in with all the knowledge.

          • Matthew Heuser

            And I’m sure you’re the greatest reporter for the Utes. I have an idea, get off your little purch and stop thinking ever fan is an allegid “armchair quarterback” and spend more time writing better stories. Like why the hell Kyle is still the coach. And what receivers of any are going to be good targets for these mentioned mediocre quarterbacks. And next years recruiting class.

          • Matthew Heuser

            And spend less time trying to talk shit to a fan. Fans who buy over priced season tickets just to watch one of the worst seasons for ute football in their lifetime.

          • Hoyos_Revenge

            I shouldn’t have said you were clueless, that is an understatement for how little you know. I’ll have to find a stronger word for clueless to describe just how very little you know. I mean it’s really impressive for someone to be so bold and to not have a bit of a clue as to what they’re talking about. It’s strangely amazing.

          • Matthew Heuser

            And you think you do? What makes you so special? Other than watching practices what do you think makes you stand out? I’d guess nothing. Writing for a shitty website doesn’t make you all high and mighty. I want to know what makes your ego so big? If one of these quarterbacks takes the Utes to the rose bowl I’ll admit you were right. But if not you should quit your job and get a real one. Because you’re just as clueless as everybody else.