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  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    June 16, 2011 10:28 a.m.

    Alright long snapper! YEAH! Woooooo!!!!!!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 16, 2011 10:50 a.m.

    The article is correct, a quality long snapper is important and getting a top one is certainly worth one scholarship. Good job, it shores up a position that is important.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2011 11:08 a.m.

    Huge pickup cougars!

    No doubt you're inching closer and closer to a BCS game.

    LOL!

    Not going to happen.

    Ever.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    June 16, 2011 11:22 a.m.

    A long snapper and four QB's. Domain is doing a great job in putting together a football team.

    LOL!

  • Broom Hockey Champ Alpine, UT
    June 16, 2011 11:53 a.m.

    If we would have had a better long snapper, we would have beat U on your home field with a Feshman QB.

    This is a good pick up. Pine View kids are always welcome!

    Congrats, Kevin!

  • TrollPolice Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2011 12:34 p.m.

    "A long snapper and four QB's. Domain is doing a great job in putting together a football team."

    Really?

    Smack talk about a deep snapper? The kids on the hill are really feeling insecure these days.

    A good long snapper is an essential component of a good football team.

    When Wynn struggles and Kyle realizes that he has no serviceable backups, Utah fans will be looking with envy at the plethora of solid backup QBs that Bronco has stockpiled.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    June 16, 2011 12:35 p.m.

    C'mon trolls. You may need 2 long snappers with all of the action your punter is going to get this next year. The good part about that is the 2nd best play the Utes made against BYU last year was the "muffed punt". Without that, you would have chalked up another loss.

  • manaen Buena Park, CA
    June 16, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    Good news -- I remember the pain from 2003's problems.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    June 16, 2011 12:51 p.m.

    People don't realize how critical this position is. If this person messes up, it could mean two easy points for the other team, or putting them in perfect scoring position.

    By the way, when one person has IE and Firefox open, logged under two different accounts, and posts twice on one article on a team he doesn't like one after another, that shows what a classless and lowlife that person really is. Whoever you are, you must be from Vancouver, because they have no class in that city.

  • Alpine Coug Alpine, UT
    June 16, 2011 1:07 p.m.

    @ Striker

    Thanks for the heads-up. Always suspected that Chrissie B and Hedgie were one in the same personna-as they just can not resist any opportunity to talk smack/hate about even the most trivial BYU news. It all makes sense now.

    Little by little Coach Mendenhall and his staff are putting together all the integral pieces for a potential run at a national championship and BCS bowls over the next several years.

    Go Cougs!

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    June 16, 2011 1:07 p.m.

    "A good long snapper is an essential component of a good football team"

    Troll,

    a long snapper is typically a walk on... Domain really should be putting his effort in getting some CB's.... although that is probably impossible at the Y.

  • Starfarer Mesa, AZ
    June 16, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    Chris B

    Do you ever get tired of hitting your head against a wall?

    BYU will always loose.
    BYU will never reach a BCS game.
    BYU will never...

    "Ever" is a long time dude. What will your wold come to if BYU does?

    It's funny but my mom used to tell me, don't let your mouth write checks reality can't possibly deliver.

    I don't know where you live, but its not reality.

  • BlueSaint South Jordan, UT
    June 16, 2011 1:22 p.m.

    Of course a Team with fans that know nothing about football would make fun of this signing, but Fans of the premiere and only Legite Football program in the state understand this offer. Deep snapping is a vital skill, known to real football fans nation wide.

    Of course when you have band wagon fans, like some of the lower tiered schools in the state, they would probably smirk at this signing. So predictable!

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 16, 2011 1:29 p.m.

    Striker

    "when one person has IE and Firefox open, logged under two different accounts, and posts twice on one article on a team he doesn't like one after another..."

    You wouldn' be implying that

    hedgehog = Chris B

    are you?

    LOL!

    Surely it's just a coincidence that they're always two of the first bloggers to post on every BYU article.

    Kyle probably doesn't bother recruiting long snappers anymore because they're no longer needed at Utah since King Louie graduated.

  • Christy B Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 16, 2011 1:40 p.m.

    hedgehog

    "a long snapper is typically a walk on..."

    This lack of attention to detail, relying on chance to have a quality long snapper, is why Kyle loses to teams like Wyoming, Colorado State, New Mexico and UNLV, and Bronco is undefeated against all of them.

  • In Stitches Provo, Utah
    June 16, 2011 1:42 p.m.

    I LOVE Chrissy's predictions ... they are ALWAYS wrong. She just guaranteed us some great success. Thanks Little Sis.

  • KH Holladay, UT
    June 16, 2011 1:48 p.m.

    "Of course a Team with fans that know nothing about football would make fun of this signing"

    A byu fan claiming that a Utah fan doesn't know football. That's ironic. Wasn't it Bronco that called byu fans uneducated when he said, "the level of criticism is equal to the level of education"?

    byu's own football coach called byu's fans uneducated about football.

  • KH Holladay, UT
    June 16, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    "This lack of attention to detail, relying on chance to have a quality long snapper, is why Kyle loses to teams like Wyoming, Colorado State, New Mexico and UNLV, and Bronco is undefeated against all of them."

    What about teams like Utah State?

  • MESOUTE Karchaj, A.V.
    June 16, 2011 2:16 p.m.

    Good for this kid. He gets to play football and get a free education.

  • Starfarer Mesa, AZ
    June 16, 2011 2:18 p.m.

    Typically a walk on?

    Shows how much you know about football.

    I am not sure where you getting your info, but your ignorance is showing.

    Special teams win games. If he's good, he gets a scholarship.

  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    June 16, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    To inform the uninformed, there are players on NFL rosters whose sole duty is long snapping, and I'm pretty sure they get paid more than trolls.

  • BYU DUDE Provo, UT
    June 16, 2011 2:37 p.m.

    Utah is set to break the world record in 3 and outs this year. Utah's deep snapper will be paying more football than Jordan Wynn. I just hope Wynn makes it to the BYU game, so Jordan Pendelton can have some Dead Duck hunting Practice.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 16, 2011 2:42 p.m.

    Chris B | 11:08 a.m. June 16, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT

    "Huge pickup cougars!

    No doubt you're inching closer and closer to a BCS game"

    Chris your'e finally correct on something. BYU will play a BCS bowl game before the Utes will. I'll mark your words.

  • milkshake St. George, UT
    June 16, 2011 3:34 p.m.

    This kid is the real deal. Not your typical DS, 6'3, 255 lbs. He is ranked 3rd in the country and if you saw his PAT/Field goal snaps you would know why...NFL fast!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 16, 2011 3:48 p.m.

    I hate to burst your bubble Y fans, but when you're losing to teams like Utah State, it's not your long-snapper that's keeping you from going to a BCS game.

    On that subject, you guys sure talk a lot about what it takes to get to a BCS game considering none of you know anything about it.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    June 16, 2011 3:59 p.m.

    "He is ranked 3rd in the country and if you saw his PAT/Field goal snaps you would know why...NFL fast!"

    Wow! ranked 3rd in the country? Surely he must have some big time offers from some big time programs like USC or Alabama ect.... no? no one? hmmmm.

  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    June 16, 2011 4:26 p.m.

    Hopefully the offense runs so well that we don't need a deep snap to a punter. Still need to snap it good to the kick holder, Nothing worse than seeing a hike sail over the head of the punter (my son was a punter) or so short he has to bend over to field it thus disrupting the timing of the punt. Glad to see another quality recruit to play these specialty positions.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    June 16, 2011 4:34 p.m.

    Obviously I was joking.

    A good long snapper can make a difference in any game just like any position. It may not be an exciting position to talk about, but they are like kickers and punters in that they are the type of players that can change a game in 1 play.

  • SoCalUtahFan Utesville, CA
    June 16, 2011 4:38 p.m.

    long snapper for a "long shot" team

  • In Stitches Provo, Utah
    June 16, 2011 4:41 p.m.

    KH

    Exactly. So what does that say about the U of U?

  • bigsoccer Syracuse, UT
    June 16, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    hedgehog | 1:07 p.m. June 16, 2011
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Why would Doman go after CB's, he is the offensive coordinator not the defensive.

  • Starfarer Mesa, AZ
    June 16, 2011 4:57 p.m.

    hedgehog | 3:59 p.m. June 16, 2011

    Aren't you the same guy who talked up a whole storm about four and five star recruits? Didn't you poke a whole lot of fun at BYU for not getting any?

    What is 3rd in the country? How many stars does he get? 5 stars for being in the top three?

    So which is it? Stars mean something, or do they mean nothing, but 3rd in the country doesn't, or does it? Or now is it that he didn't receive offers from USC? Why would he go to USC? They can't play in a bowl game for a while and maybe didn't need him. (Like USC is relevant right now)

    See when you just hate something, and your only goal is to tear it down, you start slipping on logic, and don't realize that your previous comments condemn your current ones.

    It's better if you just stay quiet, the adults are having a conversation.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 16, 2011 5:13 p.m.

    Honor code equals no BCS games.

    End of story.

  • softbear Olympia, WA
    June 16, 2011 5:34 p.m.

    What's the value of a long snapper? I played as a long snapper and had a chance to play for the Y, except for too many broken nose and ankles. Back in the 60's you couldn't play if you had broken any part of your body more than twice, my nose 6 times. But the year I would have played we lost 3 games because of bad snaps--Wyo & Colo State--can't remember the 3rd.

    Also Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys thinks it's important enough that the years he won the Super Bowls he was paying a long snapper over $250,000 just to snap. The Y did good to recurit a young man with that skill. If you think not, try putting your head between your legs, throwing a ball 15 to 17 yards with accurace-- knowing when you come up some 300 lb is going to knock your head off!!! You may think alittle different about this scholarship.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    June 16, 2011 7:27 p.m.

    Starfarer,

    My logic is sound. The kid had no real offers and most likely nothing was coming from any BCS program. If Doman had a better handle on the recruiting thing he would have held off and offerd him a walk on. He blew a scholly on a kid he could have had for free.

    He's new at the coaching thing...hopefully he learns from his mistakes.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    June 16, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    Why am I not reading about any Ute commits? Cougs are up to 12 or 13. Does Utah have any?

    Welcome to Cougar County Donovan. As I'm sure you know, the future is very bright and keeps getting brighter by the day with outstanding commits like yourself.

    I'm surprised that more people aren't talking about the arrival of Adam Hine this year. We've waited along time for this kid. It will be interesting to see if he redshirts with three solid starters already projected for RB in 2011.

    Hine will be one of the top five RB's the Cougars have had. I can't wait to see Hine and Quezada in the back field coached by DuPaix.

    Not taking anything away from Langi, but if I had the choice between Hine and Langi - Hine would be my guy. He's one more piece of the puzzle as we continue to build an outstanding team for the foreseeable future.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 16, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    If a deep snapper gives value to the team, than the honest thing to do is give him a scholly. This is why some people struggle with the honor code. What's more important?---National Championships or honesty? Unlike Chris B, I feel honorable teams can win.

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    June 16, 2011 8:39 p.m.

    Certainly not the most exciting position in football but still an important position. One bad snap on a punt or fg can quickly change the momentium or outcome of a game. A good and smart decision by BYU to secure a very good long snapper for the future.

  • G-Swenz Providence, UT
    June 16, 2011 9:04 p.m.

    Good get by the Cougs. Special teams can win or lose games.

    I just can't believe I saw the phrase "national championship" mentioned on an article about a long snapper. Not even saying they can't can't get there but really Alpine Coug? Let's see them at least win 8-9 games before we come out with the "potential run at a NC and BCS" card.

    At least when I say USU has a good chance to knock off BYU this year there is recent history to back it up.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    June 16, 2011 10:42 p.m.

    USU has no chance of knocking off BYU. If you're looking for history to support your claim, it will be 17 more years before the Aggies beat BYU again.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 16, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    G-Swenz,

    Do you honestly think USU will beat the cougs two years in a row? Maybe in twelve years, they may win another. Maybe! They would struggle just to beat the Utes if they played this year. For now, the Aggies rank second to the cougs for state honeors.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    June 17, 2011 6:04 a.m.

    @IDC
    Dude the game decider last year against Uah was not the blocked punt at the end of the game it was the early 3rd qtr Coaching error on an unnecessary gamble to go for the first down on a 4th and inches and not take the easy chip shot FG that would have put BYU up by 9 points and forced Utah to have to score on two possessions to take the lead... The coaching staff lost the game not the players.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    June 17, 2011 6:44 a.m.

    @brave little robin
    No bursted bubbles here... having watched Utah roll over twice then sent off to the corner with thier table scraps without even a whimper...shows me how little self respect uteys have. And you're the one not knowing anything about what the BCS is all about. Busting the BCS even twice is nothing in comparison to actually being the impetus for the creation of the BCS in the first place. The 1984 Holiday Bowl and the National Championship that went with it will always be a bigger busting of the big boys club than any also ran games where they knowingly cheated Utah of a rightful title shot. The Irony is in the fact that you people even know that you got cheated but aren't willing to admit that you were...and are so capitulatory that you're willing to rollover and accept anything offered...even to the point of licking thier hand. Now that's downright undignified as well as demeaning.

    Mendenhall and Doman's efforts to improve this young team will pay off in the long run. Specifically going after this special team player shows me that attention to detail is being applied and implemented. Rise and Shout!!!

  • ExecutorIoh West Jordan, UT
    June 17, 2011 8:06 a.m.

    No honor code = no BCS games for Ohio State and USC.

    Most schools have some sort of honor code, though not to the extent of BYU's. You'll find that having an honor code typically means less discipline problems, harder workers, and less distractions off the field. I would take a team that lives by an honor code and plays in the Las Vegas bowl, than the Ohio State train wreck right now.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    June 17, 2011 9:09 a.m.

    When the long snapper doesn't hike the ball the way he should then it hurts the team.

  • cla Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2011 9:15 a.m.

    You must be joking. THIS is news? A long snapper. Sad to see the Deseret News is no longer a media outlet and has become the marketing department for the BYU athletic program ... just another recruiting tool for the Cougars. The NCAA really ought to look into this...seems to be an unfair advantage for a college athletic program to have an daily newspaper promoting that program. The amount of coverage for the Cougs is blatantly disproportionate and grossly unfair to the other universities in this state. A long snapper...you've gotta be kidding me.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 17, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    All the comments on how irrelevent long snappers are and that BYU should not have wasted a scholarship on this athlete. I find it hilarious that all the Yners are obsessively commenting on this article. Their jealousy and insecurity are completely exposed with every comment on every BYU article.

    Donovan is a good sized lineman / center. At 6'3" and over 250 going into his senior year, he will be a candidate to play center at BYU full time. Last I checked, good offensive linemen are highly valued and are offered scholarships at all universities.

  • Jute19 Poop, UT
    June 17, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    Soccer Kid. Your theories are flawed. You say that Doman is the OC and therefore only recruits offensive players... Well then why would he have been recruiting Chase Hansen? I thought BYU was stacked at QB and doesn't need him. Can't have your cake and eat it too kid.

  • Starfarer Mesa, AZ
    June 17, 2011 10:04 a.m.

    Hedgehog

    Your logic is not sound. It cracks me up that you think that your armchair quarterbacking substitutes for actual experience. It's easy to sit back and critique with nothing on the line. Domain has both played and coached now for several years. You my friend have not.

    Chris B,

    So what you are saying is the BYU with an Honor Code can't win enough games to ever be considered for a BCS game? So what you are saying is that if BYU goes undefeated anytime in the next, oh say, two to three years, the BCS will all get together and deny BYU the chance because they have high standards?

    This may be true, but it just goes to show you that the BCS is the dumbest program on record and should be broken up.

    It also shows us how pathetic people are who like the BCS.

    On another note, why do people with no standards always find fault with people who do?

  • TrollPolice Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2011 10:06 a.m.

    cla

    "You must be joking. THIS is news?"

    You must be joking; if it's not news, then why are you reading and commenting on the article?

    The DNews, owned by the LDS church, like BYU, has always been the Cougars' defacto statewide "local" newspaper. Of course the coverage for the Cougs is "blatantly disproportionate"; BYU is the most newsworthy team and has significantly more fans than any other team in the state.

    If you want "local" coverage of the Utes, see the SLTrib.

    If you want "local" coverage of the Wildcats, see the OgdenStandard.

    And if you want "local" coverage of the Aggies, see the LoganHerald.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    June 17, 2011 10:48 a.m.

    @Chris B
    Honor code means no BCS games...Sorry but that definitely isn' the end of the story. The BCS is internally imploding well on it's own. Let's begin with Ohio State's gangster story in Maurice Clarret...Busted!!! USC and Reggie Bush... Busted!!! And Ohio State again with Terrele Pryor and four of his teammates...Busted!!! Then we have the Sugar Bowl Bust...what a joke that was... a lousey million dollar penalty and slap on the hand instead of a kick in the pants to the ousted CEO. We'll see what happens next when this whole issue with Pryor and company really gets the hot coals treatment over the personal request of Sugar Bowl CEO Hoolihan to both OSU's President Gee (a Ute Alunus btw ) and to the NCAA... not to jeopardize their 2011 game with Arkansas by not allowing Pryor and his four accomplices to play. That's going to be a very relevent issue on the horizon. Then we've got the most recent incident with an Oregon corner back racing about the Oregon countryside on a suspended license in a rental car signed for by a University employee...and... dont't even turn the Cam Newton page yet either.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    June 17, 2011 10:58 a.m.

    JUTE 19
    Who says you can't have 3 potential Kentucky Derby winners in your stalls and still be looking for a 4th...in Chases case he's two sided so more options...it's not rocket science. Better hope that you hang onto him...I'll bet his parents and uncles will probably still work on him while he's on his mission. It wouldn't be the first time that a Ute recruit had a change of mind.

  • UgottaloveMaxie SLC, UT
    June 17, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    Woah, BYU is TOTALLY winning the recruiting battle. this is unbelievable I am SO EXCITED for the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP which is just a few months away. Watch out world, it's going to be pandamonium in provo after our first game!! Woot woot!!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 17, 2011 12:20 p.m.

    One of the Denny brothers play deep snapper for the Dolphins. They must consider it an important position or why not train one of the bench sitters. NFL teams aren't allowed as many players on their roster as college, so why waste one on a deep snapper? Can't beleive some are snapping at this topic.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 17, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    @cla

    Well there are about 4,000,000 BYU fans in this country and about 50,000 utah "fans". That right there will tell you why one gets more coverage than the other. Frankly I think the DNews is very charitable with the amount of coverage they give utah considering its puny and tenouous fanbase. Newspapers are in the business of selling, get this, newspapers, so they need to print news that the majority of the potential readership actually wants to read. Its just smart business not an ncaa violation. LOL!

  • G-Swenz Providence, UT
    June 17, 2011 1:38 p.m.

    @worf

    Considering Utah beat BYU last year, only lost to TCU, @ND, and Boise St., and return a decent 12 starters, and had a good recruiting class, I don't know why you are so quick to disrespect them.

    And considering that USU beat BYU last year, returns 17 starters including by FAR their best player who didn't see a down against the Cougs last year, a team who only lost a QB who can't throw, and a few DB's (the position that is always their strongest), I wouldn't count out USU either.

    I root for USU, BYU, and Utah probably in that order so I hope the Cougs do well, but don't get too far ahead of yourself, I mean, "what have you done for me lately?"

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    June 17, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    @UgottaloveMaxie
    Uteymaxine,
    You must love being somewhere else rather than living here in the present. In case you're wondering or that you were out and about in one of your mind excursions... USC got 25 top 100's committed last go around...that is if you are into counting stars which by your hilareous comment you must be.... anyways...USC's recruiting will always... even under sanctions... put Utah's to shame which right now puts last years 2 H.S. and 2 JUCO 4's to shame. All but 2 were 4 stars...the two others were just measly 5 stars. They actually have 26 4's if you count the additional 4 grayshirts they got the last go around. I think your worries should be directed towards the western coastline rather than worry about how well BYU actually does with some great talent locally. No matter how you count it or when you count it... it still comes out BYU 1 National Championship and Utah 2 rollover tricks and 2 bones to chew on in the corner.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    June 17, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    Need to correct an earlier mistake...It's the Fiesta Bowl that was laughingly so called Busted... as everyone already knows. But the Sugar bowl isn't far behind with the Terrele Pryor / Ohio State fiasco that is still uncoverning deeper problems.

  • Black Shirts South Jordan, UT
    June 17, 2011 3:49 p.m.

    Im hearing a lot of chatter about how bad the Ute's really looked in fall ball. Chow communicates like a first grader and Wynn is basically terrible. When the Ute's get beat by 20, by the Coug's, it going to be a week of celebration watching the Ute nation panic as they realize their beloved football team has become the BASKETBALL team. Whit is overrated and Chow is even more overrated. Its going to blow-up and its going to be fun watching.
    As for the Cougs theyll have a great season with only a couple of senior starters. This team has three years together. 

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    June 17, 2011 6:43 p.m.

    @Black Shirts
    Dude I'm as pro BYU as you'll find but I'm also as pro Kyle Whittingham and Pro Norm Chow as you will find also. Both top notch Coaches...One young and one a little older but both at a program that right now has more questions than it has answers. Don't make the mistake of foolishly underestimating either one... especially Norm Chow. His problem is his complexity level of seeing the field from every offensive angle...something he's exceptionally good at... and then the imposing amount of time it takes to teach it. Wynn and company are definitely not going to learn it overnight...I seriously doubt if they will have it rock solid by the end of the season. A Jim McMahon type or a Mark Wilson would definately help the Utes maybe... but Wynn's not of thier caliber so it's going to be iffy despite being in the weaker division and having USC out of the post season picture. Having two new running backs isn't necessarily an answer for the Utes either other than it gives Chow more to work with for encorporating the run to set up the pass. Wynn's sort of a question mark.

  • Scoreboard Draper, UT
    June 17, 2011 7:22 p.m.

    @Chrissy B
    "Not going to happen. Ever."

    Quite a prediction. Now that you're in over your heads in the Pac10+2 you can get a lot of mileage out of that prediction. It's better than your Magic 8 ball.
    Q. Playing in the Pac 12 will Utah ever play in another BCS bowl game?
    A. "Not going to happen. Ever."

    Q. Playing in the Pac12 will Utah ever finish higher than 6th place?
    A. "Not going to happen. Ever."

    Q. Playing in the Pac 12 will Utah ever finish a season ranked in the top 25?
    A. "Not going to happen. Ever."

    Q. Playing in the Pac 12 will Utah ever play for a National Championship?
    A. "Not going to happen. Ever."

    Q. Playing in the Pac 12 will Utah ever win 10+ games again?
    A. "Not going to happen. Ever."

    Q. Playing in the Pac 12 will Utah ever have a Heisman Trophy winner?
    A. "Not going to happen. Ever."

    Q. Will dumb Ute fans like Chris B ever regret Utah's joining the Pac 12?
    A. "Absolutely will happen. Sooner than later. Mark it down."

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    June 17, 2011 7:58 p.m.

    Re: Execut

    No you wouldn't!

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    June 17, 2011 8:28 p.m.

    BYU's chance of getting a BCS bid has increased with their move to independence. In the MWC, a perfect record was required to get a BCS bid.

    I'm betting that BYU would now get an at-large bid if they had one loss, to a Top 10 team, especially if that loss were on the road. If BYU finishes in the Top 8, they will get an at-large bid. Heaps will lead BYU to a BCS bowl before he goes onto the NFL.

    If the BCS remains in tact, some provision needs to be made for AQ Conferences. If the AQ Conference champion is not ranked in the Top 20, they should not get an invite. There is no way UConn deserved a bid last year. What an embarassment for the BCS.

  • Hegdehog Bountiful, UT
    June 17, 2011 11:02 p.m.

    @Where's Stockton???
    Kyle is a great DC and a good MWC HC, but now that he no longer has any of Urban Meyer's recruits left on the team we're starting to see that he can't get the elite athletes necessary to be even remotely competitive.

    We got through the Cupcake portion of the schedule well enough but when we were matched up against ranked teams we were embarrassing. The combined score in losses to TCU, ND & BSU was 13-101. We should've lost even to BYU at home if it weren't for some bad play calling by their coaches and major blown call by the refs. We struggled against a Cougar team that was starting practically all freshman.

    The program peaked in '08 and since all of Urban's guys left for the NFL we've been in slow decline. I'm not sure KW could even stay competitive in the MWC anymore (1 title in 6 yrs?!).

    Chow's not any better. When was the last time he was any good? Its been years. We're in major league trouble and I am already regretting our short-sighted move to Slaughterville.

  • Scoreboard Draper, UT
    June 18, 2011 4:54 a.m.

    @Blackshirts

    It's worse than you can know. Wynn is struggling to regain anything close to his prior form and ability (which wasn't great). He can't even throw further than 40 yds (my 10 yr can do that).

    A football field is 50 yds wide and as it stands now he'll be hardpressed to make any out throws and unable to make any deep throws. He'll make Brian Johnson's wobbly arm seem like Jamarcus Russell. Compounding this problem is they have a bunch of mediocre high school QB's on the roster backing him up.

    Since they no longer have any NFL worthy talent on defense their first season in the Pac10.2 is starting to look like Custer's Last Stand.

  • Cougar_Independence OMAHA, NE
    June 18, 2011 8:09 a.m.

    This kid is an all American at his position, so it's a good pickup.

    Now, he is no Jake Heaps, but Utah couldn't get a 5 star QB to come to their school even if they paid him as much as Ohio State pays their QB's!

    Go Cougars!

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    June 18, 2011 11:02 a.m.

    Sorry Hedgie I think you have me confused with Duck Hunter. I never wrote any of that... Your memory cycle seems to be fading on you. I'll claim anything that is my own... even the rediculous stuff I do write from time to time but let's not be putting words in my mouth that I didn't say. I certainly wouldn't do that to you.
    Scoobie

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    June 18, 2011 3:54 p.m.

    @Hegdhog
    It took me a few minutes after I wrote my last post to realize that you're not the Hedgie critter from the shores of the Great Black swamp in Ann Arbor. But don't sell Chow down the river ...Remember he guided Carson Palmer and Lienart to Heismans at USC and a couple of National Championships as well under Pete Carrol. If Pete had had more brains than he did ego he would have kept Chow there. Pete let him go because everyone was referring to Chow as the Master and Pete as the Apprentice and that drove him crazy. Pete figured that since Steve Sarkesian had worked so much with Chow over the years since being a Quarterback at BYU under him that Steve was about as close as having Chow anyways so he let Chow go and moved Steve up to the OC position.

    I only need to say two words about why Chow didn't do much at UCLA...Rick Knuheisel...the name is synonmous with destroying major college Football Programs...and never turning the reins over to Chow to run the offense was a great mistake. Chow will turn the program around if youlet him...cont.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    June 19, 2011 9:51 a.m.

    Re: Where's Stockton

    And they are the Ruins! UCLA has had no good QB play since Cade Mcnown.