Posted September 11, 2012

Jordan Wynn retires; more Designated Reads

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After a lengthy and valiant campaign, Utah’s Jordan Wynn is hanging up his cleats. (AP)

• Wynn out. Two games into his fourth year as the Utes’ starting quarterback, Jordan Wynn is calling it a career after re-injuring his shoulder in Friday night’s loss to Utah State. He’ll hold a press conference at 3 p.m. ET today at the school’s football complex to announce his decision, but the thought process behind the move is sadly clear: He’s already been through three shoulder surgeries and a long, long Pac-12 schedule stretches out in front of the Utes. Wynn graduated with an economics degree in May and has since been pursuing a second degree in sociology, and while it’s unclear at the moment what his future with the team holds, we hope rumors of him staying on in some capacity as an assistant are true; between Wynn and Brian Johnson, there’s the last six years of starting experience at Utah to pass on to the next quarterback.

Injury report story hour. In Arkansas injury news: John L. Smith said at his Monday press appearance that Tyler Wilson “still has some symptoms, grogginess. He will not go to the field until the doctors OK him and he is symptom free.” The team is preparing for Alabama with Brandon Allen at quarterback. Tevin Mitchel has been released from the hospital but will not play this week, and Kody Walker will miss the rest of the season.

Elsewhere: The Purdue quarterback knee problem carousel of old spins madly on, and Robert Marve re-injures his left ACL. Ohio State’s Carlos Hyde is out for Week 3 with an MCL sprain …  Florida will lose Jelani Jenkins for a month and Ronald Powell is likely for the season … Alabama’s Jalston Fowler is done for the year … as is USF’s Sterling Griffin, also with a knee injury …  and Oregon loses a second starter in two days, guard Carson York.

• Misc. A bold idea for Baylor pregames that simply must be implemented … ” I will admit I had four Popeye’s drumsticks for breakfast Saturday” … Dana Holgorsen makes sure the now-dormant Friends of Coal rivalry won’t want for heat … Martin Rickman looks at the handling of Bryn Renner last Saturday.

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