How can this happen - a highly regarded 4 star recruit beat out by a walk on?
According to hh, the stars are all that matter.Actually I think
Langi will be a great RB. I'm just trying to make a point because I think too
many people give the star rankings way too much credit. To ask a true Freshman
to carry the load is a huge responsibility. There are a few who can do it, but
not many.Hopefully Whit will redshirt Langi to give him another year
to learn the offense and build more strength. No need to waste a year of
eligibility on a third or fourth string running back.
I'm not so sure about that. If he redshirts and we're successful in the next
couple years, the players that we recruit may surpass Harvey on a talent level,
in which case he'd be on the bench for 5 years instead of one or two. If he goes
out and gets some valuable reps in less crucial situations in games and
continues to improve and show his reliability, it could boost his confidence and
the coaches' confidence in him to become a star in the next couple years.
I was thinking they might red shirt him, but this article makes me think that's
becoming doubtful. If coach Whit thinks he can contribute this year then he
shouldn't red shirt him. I wouldn't be surprised if Langi or Palamo ends up
playing a different position next year, they are just too talented and athletic
to have them on the bench, both would make great LBs or TEs.
i met harvey at the fan fest thing on saturday and i asked him if he was going
to redshirt and he said no.
I see nothing wrong with redshirting Langi, he simply needs to get used to the
college game. Coach Witt and Chow have both commented that he needs to hit the
hole harder and not dance so much at the line. There is nothing wrong with a
true freshman taking a year to learn the game and the system. A year at redshirt
does not mean he is not worth the star ranking he earned in high school. There
are plenty of great college players who rode the bench their freshman years.
Langi is a great player, it may just take him a year to get in there.
I was listening to the radio and they were saying that the main reason that
Harvey is not starting this year is because of his blocking. In highschool the
coach never had him block, because he was getting the ball most of the time. He
will be fine, just let him develope. I am a BYU fan and I think he will be good.
I always thought Langi was better suited to the LB position when he played in
HS. I think if Utah was deeper at RB that we might have seen a position change
for him. He is a good athlete though and should be able to contribute at a high
level at some point.
Langi will be just fine. He's got the talent and it sounds like he has the work
ethic as well. I expect great things from him in his Utah career.
Wow, having him as 3rd on the depth list means Utah is very well set at RB.The season is long. If anything happens to the first 2 RBs, having Langi
coming in is a great thing for Utah.Go Utes!!!
Good luck Harvey! I was hoping he'd come to BYU... Oh well. Regardless, I hope
he has a lot of success.
I think coach witt is taking a wait and see approach. If the Utes can get
through the first half of the season w/o any RB injuries then Langi will prob
red shirt. But if anything happens to either RB then Harvey will be pressed into
action. They are just giving him time to get comfortable and settle in, no rush.
Something must be up for a walk-on and a jc transfer to beat out a high school
all-american and 4 star recruit. Either the coaches see something they don't
like or Langi isn't working as hard as he should be. Harvey Unga wasn't rated as
high, but beat out several veterans to start as a freshman. Either those two
backs ahead of him are studs, or Langi isn't the back the coaches thought he'd
be, either way looks like the kids dreams may be slipping away.
It very well could be his blocking because he is a really good runner. If you
can't block in chow's offense you can't play, it really is that simple.
I hate patting myself on the back, but this one I'm going to. I saw this coming
a few years ago. Langi was a monster his Soph. year in High School. If he had
kept progressing he would have really been a legit 4 star recruit. His Jr. and
Sr. years he didn't get any better. I think it got to his head his Soph. more
that he was so talented that he didn't need to work as hard as he did up to that
point. He was better as a Soph. than anyone in the state hands down and since
then he just stayed the same. Sorry Utah fans, but he really wasn't a 4 star
recruit. He had to potential to be, but he was so good he stopped trying to get
better. Utah, doesn't only need help at the RB spot, they really need to focus
on the QB spot. Wynnie is not going to make it in the Pac either.
College ball is different than HS ball. Sure the fundamentals are the same, but
Coach Whit knows that it takes time for most freshmen players to get into
college mode. The other players both have more experience, so there's not harm
in letting Langi practice with more experienced players an honing his skills. He
is a freshman after all, and of all 3 players, he stands to have the longest and
most successful career at the U.
It would be nice to watch the game outside the greater SL/Ut valley area. One
would think that a PAC 10.2 school could come up with a better TV deal. Does
KJZZ have internet streaming?
wardu | 1:01 p.m. Aug. 29, 2011Fallon, NVOne would think that
a PAC 10.2 school...-----Never heard of a PAC 10.2. No wonder
you can't find the game anywhere. Look up PAC12. Also, show me the last time a
FBS vs FCS game was on national TV.
Get into college mode?He enrolled in the spring and has been working
out with the team since. Not sure why it would take him more than 8 months to
get into "the swing of things" lol And BTW it's the coaches job to get
him into shape and ready for the fall. If they can't motivate him into being
"the man" on a PAC 10.2 team then redshirt him and tell him to work
his tail off. Maybe that will motivate him. Either that or caoches aren't simply
impressed with his abilities. At this point glad the Utes got him instead of the
Yes I was trolling, thanks for responding. Funny.
carabaoU | 1:09 p.m. Aug. 29, 2011 Moab, UT wardu | 1:01 p.m.
Aug. 29, 2011Fallon, NVOne would think that a PAC 10.2
school...-----Never heard of a PAC 10.2. No wonder you can't
find the game anywhere. Look up PAC12. Also, show me the last time a FBS vs FCS
game was on national TV. ===Until Utah steps on the
field, they are still a MWC team that lost big to a MWC team in the Vegas
Bowl.Lose the strut.
"The prep All-American graduated early and enrolled at Utah in January. He
participated in spring ball "Have to admire his focus, and I
wish him well.Seriously, TJ, High School All-American, recruited by
multiple schools as a running back, never played a down as a LB in high school,
played all spring at Utah under Whitt's watchful eye (he who has no problem
asking a kid to switch), and you think he should be switched to LB? And AggieLuva, please. Kid graduated early and played spring ball. What is
not motivated about that?You two are stooping to the level of CB and
HH. (Sorry if I left out a troll or two.)
Just a question. Could it have been that GREAT OL at Bingham that made him a
4Star? Just Saying!
@RationalI am a Langi fan, I just don't think he took it serious and
it got to his head so he didn't try as hard to get better. Yes he did graduate
early to get up there sooner. But, it's starting to show that he wasn't that
driven to become that much better. I feel it was his spot to lose and he has
lost it. The kid as a Soph. was a freak of nature and I seriously thought he was
going to be the best RB Utah has ever seen. He just didn't get any better is all
I'm saying. He is still good enough to play at the next level, he should have
just taken it more serious and tried that much harder. I rambled there I know,
but I wish him a lot of success, but he is going to have to work very hard to