Go get 'em Manase!!!!
I'm serious. Manase picks up blitzes like nobody's business. He made the team
much better this year.
Good luck, Manase!
...Ute fans telling us he's too slow to make it in the NFL.
If he feels stronger tahn ever, why doesn't the entire team work out with that
Special teams, FB, catching the ball out of the backfield, toughness.I see a long NFL career for another Cougar.
Ute fans are always jeolous of any cougar athlete accomplishment. Tonga will get
a shot at led blocker and pass protecter with some team. Tahi was adrian
petersens led blocker why do you think he gets so many yards. Big strong
fullbacks can make a living in the NFL these days so ute fans pull your heads
out and get off of our blog if you dont have anything intelligent to say, or
have i forgot you never really do.
Not one Ute fan has been on this post yet. Why even bring them up? Forget about
them. Focus on Tonga, not your hatred for Utah and the things they haven't
posted on this story yet. Tonga is the best blocking back in school history and
I'm excited to see where he ends up playing on Sunday. However, his 6' tall stat
is quite generous. I walked by him at practice and I'm 5'8.5 and he was only two
inches taller than me. He's 5'11" at best but that doesn't matter. He can crush
defenders and BYU will miss his presence big time this next year. Good luck
Strength isn't a problem with BYU athletes. It's quickness that needs work
he runs a 6.1 in the 40.Nuff said
"I walked by him at practice and I'm 5'8.5 and he was only two inches taller
than me. He's 5'11" at best..."Yeah... When I walk by someone... I
know exactly how tall they are since I know how tall I am.There's no
way you could possibly know if he's 5'11" or 6' JUST by walking by him.
Your mom runs a 8.1 in the 40Nuff said
I would love to hear more stories like this. There are a few elite trainers and
companies in Utah, Like BASICS Sports who seem to turn some hopefuls and not so
hopefuls into NFL drafties. BASICS seems to help 3 or 4 each year make it to
the NFL. These are great feel good stories. Best of Luck this fine athlete.
Tonga is a devastating blocker. He will be drafted in the first or second round
based on his college stats....which prove his success at the fullback position.
Manase, we're proud of you. Go get em'
The best fullbacks in the NFL are not drafted in the first 4 rounds, forget
about him going that high, most likely will be a FA pickup and have a chance to
make a roster of his choice. Go get um Tonga.
This is kind of nice...not a single rotten Ute comment.
Too bad he doesn't have 2 BCS wins under his belt. That would make him stand
out more. Kitties will never do anything noteworthy on a national stage other
than their weak champsionship 25 years ago
Is there a single player in the MWC with 2 BCS wins under his belt, one that
actually played both games and wasn't just sitting on the bench? That's just
awesome that you had to pipe in with that. I don't know how long BYU fans got
the "stop living in the past" argument. Glad to see U falling back on past
When was the last time Cougars won the MWC? Pretty sure the Utes Own that as
when was the last time the cougars won the MWC... well let's see (according to
MWC stats) 2009 - TCU2008 - Utah2007 - BYU2006 -
BYU2005 - TCU2004 - Utah2003 - CSU2002 - BYU2001 -
CSU2000 - BYU/CSU/UtahBy my count, the winner is: 1. BYU - 3 outright MWC championships & 1 tie2. Utah - 2 outright MWC
champsionships & 1 tie3. CSU - 2 outright MWC champsionships & 1 tie4. TCU - 2 outright MWC champsionshipsSo I'm prety sure the Utes
don't own that one...and I'm pretty sure the Utes went home with an "L"
after visiting Provo this year, so I don't think they own that one either. Care to disagree? Facts don't lie, whiners do.
Thanks Stat wizardbut question was the LAST time the cougars won the
MWC.So yes, I disagree and the facts don't lie - zoobie.
I will miss Tonga at BYU. He really stabilized that young O-line.Hopefully they will have others step up next year.
Read the article really slow and you just might discover that it takes an
inordinate amount of time for him to gain this physical strength and agility,
far more time than the student athlete has. The teams would have to spend 5-6
hours each day to accomplish this. What should they give up, the team sport or
their classes. Analyze before commenting.
Utah won it 2 years ago and five years before that. So what.
Bones Justice, that was a legitimate question that I thought of myself. I think the difference is that he's going full time now, whereas the
student athletes still have to go to class, study, find a wife, etc. If you've
been a student, then you know the difference. I can't imagine what working out
full time could do for someone.
I think the fact that the 2 fullback prior to Tonga are starting in the NFL says
something to scouts. As a fullback, it matters not when you are drafted as you
will make your money in your second contract anyway. Will go 5-7th round and one
of the first fullbacks taken because he has amazing hands and quick feet for a
fullback. And finally, a fullback is probably the one player on the team
(kickers don't count as they are not football players) where your height is
meaningless. They are ment to block and pick up blitzes where your lower
leverage is important. The shorter the better as long as they have the weight
and speed to cut off the rush. I love the story as I have rooted for NoS during
is ups and downs. I hope he has a great career!
Cuz the sugar bowl really helped Brian Johnson. Now Brian is the star of a
local flag football game. I don't want to get into bashing players
on both sides because I do respect Johnson and what he's done, and I think he
will be a good coach. But know the facts J.O.
When was the last time BYU beat Utah in both football and basketball.
Yeah and when have the Utes ever beat BSU? Never--Nuff said.
Sorry Spudman, and Hey Anonymous: Your teams aren't the litmus test. I don't
judge the success of the Utes according to how well they do against your teams
whether it is 10 years ago or an hour ago. I'm sorry if that hurts your
I've worked out with Dave before. That guy is insanely good at what he does. I
doubled my home run total after working out with him, but I don't live near
there anymore, so I no longer get the workouts.Amazing trainer.
Congrats Tonga! It takes hard work and drive to get to where you are! I hope all
works out for you. FOR ALL THE HATERS...don't comment unless you
have something worth reading! -It's irritating how SOME people have to always
knock others down when they're doing something worthwhile for themselves---GET A
LIFE!-NOBODY CARES TO HEAR FROM YOU! STOP the BYU-U business!! I
know Dave and he's ALWAYS been a hard worker! I'm sure he's a great trainer! I
worked-out by him for years. Dave was a great athlete too and nobody knows more
than he does about how important it is to be in good shape for a professional
life in sports. I'm a personal fitness trainer with 15 years of experience and
ran a health club for more than 9 years, I have full confidence in Dave's
abilities! Anyone who wants to train with a great trainer should schedule an
appointment with him!...By the way, I don't work for the same company as he does
and I'm not related to him. -I honestly trust him and know he has great training