Kyle Whittingham, in an interview with Jan Jorgensen and Kyle Gunther, admits that Utah football will be moving more toward the West Coast Offense this season with Norm Chow taking over the offensive play calling duties.
The program had been invested in the spread option, in some instances, anyway, since the Urban Meyer days, but with Jordan Wynn being more a Pro-Style quarterback and Chow's roots in the West Coast Offense, this move really isn't a surprise.
Whittingham did discuss the potential of keeping some aspects of the spread, but admits it's about utilizing the quarterback's ability as best as possible and in this instance, the West Coast Offense probably is tailored more toward what Wynn is capable of doing than the offense Utah ran last season.
I'm actually not upset with this change. It's not like the Utes have been a true spread option team anyway, so this move isn't abrupt. They've been working in a more hybrid offense really since Andy Ludwig took over the offensive coordinator duties back in 2005 and, outside of a year or two, it's had mixed results.
I also think it's important to note that with Whittingham and Chow committing to a change in offense this spring and summer, it tells me they are confident Wynn will be ready to go in September.
But regardless of Wynn's condition, it'll be interesting to see how the changes impact the team this spring.