If you’ve paid any attention to Utah football over the last five or six years, then I don’t need to remind you how much of an issue depth at quarterback has been. Welcome to 2014 where quantity won’t be an issue anymore. What about quality?
Utah started at least one player who didn’t have a football scholarship after his DII team cut the program entirely. I think we all loved Jon Hays heart but he just didn’t have the tools to compete at the PAC-12 level.
The Utes also started a redshirt sophomore who walked onto the team as a freshman. Again, Adam Schulz has some ability, but I think most would agree it’s not enough to be a successful PAC-12 quarterback.
So how did we go from the dire straights of calling DII’s Nebraska-Omaha for a quarterback to now having potentially eight, yes eight, quarterbacks to choose from this Fall? Coach Kyle Whittingham and co. have certainly decided, through recruiting and transfers, to never be stuck in that situation again. So we have quantity....