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Football: Utah QB retires after latest injury

By Jeff Faraudo
Monday, September 10th, 2012 at 1:26 pm in Football, Pac-12 news.

Utah quarterback Jordan Wynn has decided to retire from football after injuring his shoulder last Friday night against Utah State. Wynn is looking at possibly his fourth surgery and told coach Kyle Whittingham he “fought the good fight” after a pair of previous season-ending shoulder injuries.

Meanwhile . . .

– Oregon safety John Boyett will have surgery on both knees and is done for the season, he told the Napa Register. Boyett said he has partial tears of both patellar tendons.

– Denver Post long-time columnist John Henderson is calling Colorado’s 30-28 loss to Sacramento State the worst in school history, for a number of reasons:

“One, Sac State is an FCS team, the modern equivalent of I-AA; two, it was a bad FCS team. It finished 4-7 last year and lost its best players who were mostly injured a year ago. It was picked ninth in the Big Sky this year. Three, this is Colorado coach Jon Embree’s second year, not his first. No coach in his second year should lose to an FCS school at home. Four, Colorado got manhandled. This wasn’t a case of dumb Colorado turnovers turning into a fluke loss. Sac State dominated the line of scrimmage for nearly 500 yards total offense and drove 74 yards for the winning field goal on the last play of the game. Nothing else in the history of Colorado football matches that humiliation. I can’t imagine anything else ever will.”

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  • 707 Bear

    I always feel better—about myself and other less important things like football—when I ponder that other people have it worse than me.

    Not sure if my Zen master would agree with my method, but it works.

    Go Bears! Shock the world in Ohio!

  • ConcordBear

    Feel bad for Colorado.
    That was a tough loss, as bad a loss as a Pac football program can have.
    Kind of like when stanford lost to UC Davis.
    The deal is you are in the Pac and able to come back from a loss like this.

  • Juancho

    Bummer for that kid. Hopefully he gets a good degree and a nice career.

  • Juancho

    Watching the recording of saturdays game. It looks like tedford shoves maynard when maynard is walking away from him.

    Im shocked nobody has asked tedford about the shove.

    As a youth sports coach i can understand the frustration. But i can also understand there are very specific boundaries. If i were on twitter i would tweet sandy barbour about the shove and see what she says.

  • Rollonubears

    Hmm, video evidence of physical abuse? Contract null and void.

  • MoreNCsarecoming

    Wynn had quite a freshman year.

    “The season would be the best ever for a Utah freshman as Wynn completed 104 of 179 passes for 1,329 yards, with eight touchdowns. He capped it by earning MVP honors in the Poinsettia Bowl, completing 26 of 36 passes for a season-high 338 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Cal.”

  • Steve W

    I am a Sacramento State alum, and I can’t feel excited about the victory. You may recall that Sac State beat Oregon State last year and then did the folding chair act in conference play. I am a little surprised that programs like Sac State and San Jose State are still playing football.

    They play to half empty home crowds in front of mostly apathetic students who commute to campus from their parent’s homes. I always thought that Sac State had the potential to be the next Boise State because the demographics between Sacramento and Boise are similar. They are both cow towns of about a million people without a lot of cultural distractions to keep people away from the games. I am surprised that no one has written a book about how Boise State went from being a Division Two backwater a generation ago into what it is today.