What a great time to be a Cougar! Bronco and staff continue to impress and will
represent themselves proudly come seasoon time when they get so much exposure!
ESPN!!! Yea Buddy!
Quarterback U is on track!
I'm a Utah fan and really don't care for BYU. With that being said, Mangum is
legit. He looked like the best QB to me in 7on tourney. BYU has a good find.
I can only imagine the attention he will be getting now though.
SportsIllustrated - Friday July 8, 2011Tanner Mangum will be a
national name at BYU"Unless you're a BYU fan or a native of
Eagle, Idaho, you probably haven't heard of Tanner Mangum. The quarterback
prospect is an early commit to BYU and one of the most anonymous four-stars
you'll ever find. His anonymity will end when he hits the campus in Provo, Utah,
though. In fact, it may end long before that.This week at The
Opening, Mangum has made an early impression as one of the best quarterbacks in
attendance. With good size and athleticism and a good presence about him, I'm
predicting Mangum puts up some huge numbers in his career at BYU. In the end,
there won't be many football fans who don't know his name."The
BYU Quarterback factory is alive and well. Can't wait until September 3rd when
Jake Heaps starts lighting up opposing defenses.
Mangum is a star in the making. Welcome to Cougar nation!
Where on earth did you find that blog from a random person? I'm a BYU fan but
no way do they go undefeated next year. People like this make these predictions
all the time, but usually for their own team. I'm not sure why it was deemed to
be worthy to make any newspaper. Nebraska is going to be dang good
this year. Their biggest hickup might be Wisconsin. If they can not let
Martinez take so much onto himself, their offense will be near unstoppable.
They made some great coaching changes. This will be a great year for them.
Here's hoping they stomp a depleted OSU team!
This is great news for BYU. His film looked solid but you never know until they
compete against the best. How lucky can you get? To be able to throw a pass to
Jerry Rice. Maybe Mangum will sway a few other top athletes to come BYU's way
with all the attention he is getting. It will probably be a few years until he
starts but I am looking forward to some good years of BYU football.
I believe . . .
Kudos to Tanner for his performance at the camp and good luck to him and his
team this season.
Mangum I heard is also doing a little recruiting on the side. Look for BYU to be
getting alot more top rated Recruits. The best skill players want to play with
the top QB! BYU is entering a whole new era of AWESOMENESS!!
Re: TJ How many national rop recruits who are not LDS have BYU in
their top 50? Mangum isn't bringing other top players to BYU.YOu guys just don't
get it your completely aiming for something out of your reach. Your recruitng
pool is small and it shouldn't be surprising to get top LDS players whether they
be in state or out.
It sounds like this Mangum guy can spin it. It was fortuitous that he was able
to participate. He was an alternate, not one of the original invites. How cool
to be able to throw to Rice? He sounds like a good one.As for the
blogs, listed in this article.... How did these get posted, DNews? Really?
Anyone can blog and you're going to post it if it has BYU in the blog entry.
Did you read the thread on the blog? The guy predicting that BYU was going
undefeated proved to know very little about college football.
If this kid is that good, good chance he ends up at a Pac 12 school eventually.
Why settle for the Y if you don't have to?
........by the way, the Mangum kid is the "mack daddy!" He could be
NFL material if he can produce in college.
With that being said he has a good arm.
crowntown1 | 3:17 p.m. July 11, 2011 Corona, CA Heaps brought at
least 2 non lds top recruits, you know Quezada was one, who was recruited by
Texas, choose BYU.
Is the Mangum boy LDS?
crowntown1"How many national rop recruits who are not LDS have
BYU in their top 50?"Lots of qualifiers in that little
question, especially coming from a blogger who was claiming just a few months
ago that Mangum couldn't be any good because he played high school football in
Idaho.Maybe you should just hold off on anymore pronouncements for
awhile; it'll be less painful than to be proven wrong again and again and again.
He, "performed well" over the weekend? Thanks for the understatement.
The kid was on fire!
No way, he can't be good. Only players that commit to the U are good. Even if
the U recruits them, if they decide on BYU, then right then and there it proves
that they are not talented.
Who decided to link to the blogs? I thought one of the missions of this
newspaper was credibility.
GoUtes...........HAHAHA! That was very funny. As much as I despise BYU and think
Austin Collie is a megalomaniac, he is still my fave receiver to watch in the
NFL.......Collie is money every play.....love watching him. I think if someone
chooses to go to BYU, then fair enough..........I don't know Y
however?........yikes! HAHAHA! There is a ton of talent on BYU's offense
annually, but very little year to year on defense.
The cited article, as well as one found on SI (just go to sports illustrated and
search tanner mangum), illustrate a very important point. STARS DONT ALWAYS
MATTER! The SI article stated that some of the top rated players (5 star and
such) performed very poorly, and if re-evaluated, would not receive such high
marks. They even said that Jerry Rice would not be one of the top recruits in
today's rating system! While many of the 5 star players are exciting specimens
of athleticism, I have to wonder if the physical development in some has already
plateaued- thus explaining much of the weak performances by overhyped players.
What I find impressive are coaches who pick up a bunch of 2 and 3 star (or 0
star for that matter) athletes who, with the proper instruction, develop
exponentially during their college career. In addition to late
bloomers, guys with the drive and will to succeed are valuable assets- you can't
always coach drive- but its an intangible that makes a difference.
Because there is some confusion on crowntown1 and if he is a Ute fan or a USC
fan or just a BYU hater, let me clear it up.He is from Utah. Grew up
in Taylorsville, Murray or maybe Sandy. His family took a trip to Anaheim to
visit Disneyland when he was 13, now he tells people he is from "Cali"
or "SoCal" and wears Lakers jerseys to the Jazz games. Somewhere in
the back of his closet is an Ed or Charles O'Bannon UCLA jersey.
Cool info on Tanner Magnum, big moment for him to be able to play catch with
Jerry Rice.However, if I post on a random website that BYU will win
the national championship this year, I suppose the DNews will link to me as a
"blogger" and infer some credibility in my prediction?
I am liking the D News more and more. Although they don't publish 75% of my
posts, because I don't support BYU, they are doing much better with the first
amendment in my opinion. Plus, where can you find some of the people on other
threads like some of the people on here? You can't......too much fun reading the
biased fiction they write! Cheers Hondo!
DREW PHILLIPSDoes anyone know the status of, or where he will play -
special teams, wide receiver, or etc???
See you in 2014 or 2015, Elder Mangum.
"What I find impressive are coaches who pick up a bunch of 2 and 3 star (or
0 star for that matter) athletes who, with the proper instruction, develop
exponentially during their college career."flynn is the
coolest:You are right on - look no further than Boise State. Kellen Moore, Ian Johnson, Austin Pettis, Corey Hall (po-dunk Idaho
Glenns Ferry). How did that happen?? I like how those Idaho boys humiliate the
big boys. Must have something to do with Chris Peterson and his bunch.
I watched the kid play a few series at the 7on. He is very good. Composed,
fluid, good footwork, strong arm. Everyone was shocked to see a kid who plays
small time high school football step up like that with some of the best talent
on the west coast. He was also very well spoken and said all the right things
when interviewed. He is a mission kid, so he won't be taking snaps in Provo for
a while. The sky is the limit for this kid. Good luck to him in his senior year
and on his mission.
Welcome to the Cougars! MAFU is right!
Even tho Jerry Rice is retired he still found a way to catch a pass from another
BYU QB. Jerry knows QB's and Jerry knows all about BYU QB's.
Why do I get the feeling that the way this all plays out will be nothing like
anybody here is saying it will?
So I guess Mangum is LDS? Well, BYU doesn't need an LDS kid to recruit for them.
The Y gets most of the decent Mormon talent as it stands today. If BYU wants to
be a factor in the big time they need to get blue-chip African American recruits
on the defensive side of the ball, maybe a few receivers/backs as well. If I all
of the sudden heard that BYU scored a talent like TCU's great D-end Jerry Hughes
I would be thinking that BYU had a chance to win, but win big at a greater level
than they have in the last 25 years......just a thought.
@Tom in CAEverything I've heard about Drew is that he will most
likely be seen in Kickoff returns, but to also not be surprised if Doman puts
him in the slot to mix things up a little bit on offense.However,
these are questions that will most likely be resolved during fall camp.This month can't go by fast enough!Regarding Tanner Mangum, the
guy sounds like a stud. Pretty impressive compliments from ESPN's head of
recruiting including "In my opinion, he's the best passer here".Hopefully is success will continue at the Elite 11 camp, which he's been
invited to attend.Go Cougars!
Boise St. is a great program! WOW! They sure smoked my beloved Utes.....gotta be
Re: Pacman My statement was that California prep football is a
different level than Idaho. I'm glad he did well in 7 on 7's but that doesn't
transfer to big time college football. With that he sounds like he has a good
Centennial HUSKY football es numero uno!
@Crowntown The recruiting pool is getting larger and better. I
watched Mangum's film. He is as good as Heaps. BYU will have the talent they
need at QB for a few years. Now if BYU could get a couple of great
dbacks and a couple of WR/TEs who would get drafted by the NFL, BYU could make
a BCS bowl.
GoUTESPAC manMenace To SocietyBroom Hockey ChampWhere do you guys come from. If you don't like BYU, why read and comment
about them? Sad that you have nothing more positive to do!As for
BYU, Tanner Magnum and Q-backs; you obviously spend little time in reality.
Not too many schools have produced more All Americans. Utah, specifically, is
in great need for a Q-back right now. They took a BYU Q-back reject, Chase
Hansen, because BYU has two better Q-backs in this recruiting class!
ted cantrellYou need to read a little more carefully. PAC man is a
Lucky kid. Not everyone gets to throw a pass to the great Jerry Rice.
@Tom in CA Boise State was one of teams I was referring to. They
are incredible. Utah would be in there also, although I think they recruit at a
higher level than BSU. BYU also-but I hope BYU is approaching that level- we
have caused some ripples in the past, but I'd like to see more. That said, I
think all three teams have done very well for the level of recruits they get.
For how well teams like ND, USC recruit, they've done relatively poorly in
@ted cantrell No need to disparage the Utes- or Chase Hansen. He'll
be a starting QB at the U (he's way better than the giant that just signed with
them), and his athleticism will give us cougars fits for years. BYU wanted him
as a linebacker- imagine how tough he is!
First of all, I want to thank mgr63 for his classy comments today. He does
despise BYU, but it's okay as long as the comments are not full of animosity.
Comments like these are welcome.I'm way excited for this kid! I
have heard that he is one of the best athletes out there, and will probably
outperform Jake Heaps. I really hope that is true. I can't wait for football
season to start. Uncle Rico wanted a time machine to go back in time to past
football games. I want a time machine to go forward to the next game!
Hey Hedgehog:You like apples? Cause Taylor Mangum just got upgraded
to a 4 star recruit. How do you like them apples?
@ flynn is the coolestIt's utah that wants him at LB, but will give
him a shot at QB. BTW, BYU recruited Hansen as a QB.
Heaps has yet to beat a team with a winning record, but it's great somebody is
dillusional enough to think an undefeated season is something Jake can
accomplish. Never going to happen!
I'm not sure why everyone is making such a big deal, Heaps was rated #1 in the
nation, he hasn't done anything worth noting.
GoUTES | 4:00 p.m. July 11, 2011 Salt Lake City, UTNo way, he can't
be good. Only players that commit to the U are good. Even if the U recruits
them, if they decide on BYU, then right then and there it proves that they are
not talented.Yes, you are correct. That is the rule of thumb, and it
always applies.My question is... exactly when does Mr. Mangum expect
to be the starter, since that Heaps guy has three more years at the helm?Gotta question Mangum's judgment in opting for BYU on that one.
I love preseason hype and predictions. Where and when is this kids going to
play? Y going to run a two qb system forever to accommodate all of their
Heisman hopefuls every year?
Tomahawk Red,Actually, it is not difficult at all to understand why
Brother (soon to be Elder) Mangum would go to BYU with three more years of Jake
Heaps eligibility. Brother Mangum is going into his senior year of high school.
So now Jake Heaps' eligibility years are down to two. Brother Mangum can then
red-shirt one year and then Elder Mangum will serve a two year LDS mission. In
fact, there will probably be a quarterback between Heaps and Mangum, perhaps the
Stanford transfer from Idaho, Taysom Hill. That will still leave Mangum will
two-three years of eligibility with a real chance at being the starter.Heaps - Hill - Mangum, quarterbacking is looking pretty good for BYU.
@bigutefan "Heaps has yet to beat a team with a winning record,"I'm pretty sure SDSU had a winning record in 2010...just saying.@Tomahawk Red "exactly when does Mr. Mangum expect to be the
starter, since that Heaps guy has three more years at the helm?"Mangum will serve a mission after his first year here at BYU, which would take
him right up to 2014 when Jake Heaps leaves...perfect timing for him to take the
Tomhawk:'Do the math, 1 year of high school, two years mission
equals 3 years before he will be in a postion to start. Make sense.
I'll bet we can go undefeated probably two or three years in a row with Heaps
and now with Magnum it will more like 7 or 8 years.
RE: Tomahawk Red"My question is... exactly when does Mr. Mangum
expect to be the starter, since that Heaps guy has three more years at the helm?
Gotta question Mangum's judgment in opting for BYU on that one. "See, that's the disadvantage being a troll. BYU fans know that Mangum is
planning on a mission and probably a redshirt, so he'll be a freshman when Heaps
finishes up. Of course, he'll still have plenty of competition for the QB, BYU
is loaded right now with several excellent quarterbacks in the pipeline. It's
great to be a cougar!
Flames6"Where and when is this kids going to play? Y going to
run a two qb system forever to accommodate all of their Heisman hopefuls every
year?"Typical response from a Utah troll.Heaps:
2011, 2012, 2013Mangum: arrives BYU 2012, mission 2013-2014; play 2015Heaps will be long gone by the time Tanner is ready to step into the
starting QB position for BYU. That's why Quarterback U recruits a bunch of
talented quarterbacks, so they don't have to settle for a wounded Wynn with no
OU812"I'm not sure why everyone is making such a big deal,
Heaps was rated #1 in the nation, he hasn't done anything worth noting."Watch and learn. Heaps was just catching his groove the last half of his
Freshman year, throwing 14 TDs in his last six games, compared to Wynn who only
threw 17 TDs during his ENTIRE Sophomore season.
ESPN VP Dave Brown announcing that they're excited to have BYU as a broadcast
partner and that ESPN networks will be carrying TEN BYU games this season -
seven are already committed to ESPN channels.Great news for BYU
@BluCougNo it was BYU that wanted him for LB and Utah wants him at
My goodness, the bitter ute trolls are out in force today. Must be a universal
trait that they hide behind the PAC 12 label to show they are legit.
@screenname123"I'm a Utah fan and really don't care for BYU. With
that being said, Mangum is legit. He looked like the best QB to me in 7on
tourney. BYU has a good find. I can only imagine the attention he will be
getting now though."You're right, I would expect the Utes to
offer him now since their recruiting strategy seems to be just wait to see who
@menacetosociety"If this kid is that good, good chance he ends up at
a Pac 12 school eventually. Why settle for the Y if you don't have to?"Probably because he doesn't want to get moved to Defensive End,
linebacker or safety.
@Tom in CA"I like how those Idaho boys humiliate the big boys. Must
have something to do with Chris Peterson and his bunch"Definitely it's due to Chris Peterson. The one constant thread through all of
those coaching changes over the years that Boise State has been on the rise,
Chris Peterson has always been at the helm of their offense. We've seen coaches
like Dirk Koetter and Dan Hawkins shine at BSU then go on to fail when bigger
programs hire them away yet Boise State has been able to maintain thier success
because the true genius behind it has always been there.If Chris
Peterson gets an offer he can't refuse and leaves there are going to be some
tears shed in Boise.
I saw this guy play seven on seven on ESPN the other day, he looked legit, much
better than Chip Kelley's (ND coach) son who was on the other time. The ESPN
guys were praising him all over the place. Though the competition wasn't in
pads, the quality of athletes in this competition were superb, he was going
against the best defensive prospects in the country.
Yeah, Chad Kelly kept getting picked off in the red zone. His decision making
was called into question.
"I'm not sure why everyone is making such a big deal, Heaps was rated #1 in
the nation, he hasn't done anything worth noting."How many #1
recruits do something worth noting their very first year out of high school?
Besides, since you made a statement like that it is obvious that you haven't
seen BYU play this last year. He did stuff worth noting. Those of us who DID
watch every BYU game this last year has seen Heaps' potential and we really like
what we see.Mangum is going to be yet another amazing QB that will
continue BYU's tradition on excellence.