SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 20: Quarterback Jordan Wynn #3 of the Utah Utes scrambles against the San Diego State Aztecs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 20 2010 in San Diego California. Utah won 38-34. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
It's not often the offense is ahead of the defense at this point in fall camp and yet, that appears to be the case for the Utes.
In the first two-a-days of camp, the Utes' offense continued to impress as every quarterback, from Jordan Wynn on down to Travis Wilson, put in a solid performance running the new wrinkles in Brian Johnson's offense. John White IV and Kelvin York looked just as good too - which shouldn't be a surprise, since Whittingham has spoken of the depth at running back.
So, why is the offense impressing during camp? Are they really that good or is the defense a step behind where we thought they would be? I guess we won't know until either the defense can catch up to the offense or we take the field for the first time later this month.
With that said, obviously you would rather the offense succeed at this point than the defense because they have the most growing to do all around - from the coaches on down to the rehabilitated quarterback and sketchy offensive line. Plus, with Kyle Whittingham as your coach, it's hard to ever question the defensive development. Almost always, even after sluggish starts, they come around.
It's the offense that was the biggest question entering camp and right now, it appears it isn't the offense anymore leaving us with questions. I don't think they're going to dominate like maybe the results say they might, but I also think we're bound to see a sharp increase in production and I would be disappointed, outside injury, if this offense isn't at least toward the top of the middle of the conference instead of stuck at the very bottom like last year.
Here's to continued progress, especially on defense, later tonight when the Utes finish up the day.