Congrats to Utah. I was hoping he'd come to BYU, but at least he's
coming in state. He's going to be a great player.
Although Tevi is only a 3 star (per sout.com) the big win for me was getting
another player from Trinity. Trinity is a big time TX high school program and
the thought of having a Trinity pipeline develop is huge.
He sounds like a classy, well-grounded guy. While very gracious in
complimenting BYU, he chose Utah over them, saying “BYU was great and I
really respect the program and the coaches there — (but) it wasn’t
the same as Utah,” he said.Now, compare that to the kid who
burned Utah's recruiting letter when chosing BYU over Utah. It is obvious
why Utah's program has become stronger and overall superior to BYU's.
This is a good choice for Tevi. He's in an academic culture that he can
manage. At BYU, he would have struggled in the classroom.
This is not a surprise as the gap will continue to increase with good recruits.
BYU will get those that want the BYU experience. Utah will continue to get those
that want the Utah experience and the chance to continue playing if that is
their choice.Welcome to the University of Utah.
Welcome to Utah, Sam...glad to have you.
Proof of Utah's dominance over the Y
Sam,As you read some of these comments, it appears that One Angry
Salebarn Worker is upset that you didn't sign with BYU so he states that
you aren't smart enough to attend BYU. Classy!
Salebarn: you do know that academic marks for athletes are higher at the U than
at BYU, right? (the NCAA keeps track of those things, look it up) Lay off the
hate, the kid made a good decision: Play in SLC among good LDS kids, serve a
mission, play in the PAC12, get a strong education and get a really good shot at
the NFL. The fact that he is finishing HS early says he is a bright
kid...I'm happy for any kid that gets to the place where he has the best
chance of succeeding.
Awesome! Nice pick up for the U. 3 Star LDS talent from Texas going
to Utah instead of byU? Becoming the norm. Love it.
@One Angry Salebarn Worker"This is a good choice for Tevi.
He's in an academic culture that he can manage. At BYU, he would have
struggled in the classroom."_______Wow. Stay classy BYU
I don't believe he had an offer from BYU because Bronco "has never lost
a recruit to Utah."
Its a great day to be a Ute fan. Welcome to the Ute family Sam, cant wait to
see you chasing down Pac 12 QB's in the future!
Tevi, welcome! Classy young man making his choice on sound reasoning. I was
surprised (not really!) your comments and this article did not support some of
the acquisitions made by posters on their fan site. Keep on your plans and
you'll be back in time to play Michigan in our stadikum. Go Utes!
Good Luck in your adventure. I hope that you are able to find success in
football, a mission and in life.
Not bad winning a recruit over Arkansas, ASU, Texas Tech, Washington and it is
reported that he was talking also with Oklahoma. This is a perfect Whittingham
recruit as he will make him better.
patriot"Proof of Utah's dominance over the Y"Proof of your BYU-hating obsession.Your ONLY concern should be how
Utah's recruits stack up against other PAC 12 recruits, especially
USC's recruits, which is daunting obstacle you have to overcome to win the
PAC 12 South?-----------One Angry Salebarn WorkerDumb comment, which I won't even bother quoting.Utah
has good undergraduate academics.-----------Congratulations Tevi,I hope you do well at Utah, except when you
Nice pickup. He should be great. Can't wait to see him prove it on the
"He’s on track to graduate early and join the Ute program in
January." - Des NewsSounds like a smart kid.
Utah, Texas Tech, Washington, Arkansas, Arizona, Arizona State, Purdue, Syracuse
and Houston. Not a bad list of suitors for a kid Rivals lists as a 2-star. May
he be the next Derrick Shelby.GO UTES!!!
Watching Scott Barnes, USU AD, last night it seems he would be excited to sign a
RES only every other year Utah-Utah State tradition. Give 5,000 seats to USU
and they will solve Utah's lop-sided home schedule.
Utah and BYU will always compete for recruits both schools are going after.
Both schools and their fanbase will be disappointed if a recruit chooses one
over the other for whatever reasons. We as college football fans need to be
happy for these young men regardless if they pick Utah or BYU. They are
choosing the school they like, and what (hopefully) fits best for them. Just
TRY not to hate them for it. Remember, they are kids. We should support them
toward their ultimate goal in the end, graduating with a degree!
Per salebarn's comments:Once again an fan has the nerve to
suggest that a minority athlete only chose Utah over BYU because of academic
requirements. This is a myth perpetuated by racist ideology. Despicable. I
attended the U and the Y salebarn and I have news for you; The greatest
challenges in the classroom were found at the U and it was not even close. Just
my experience. Stop perpetuating this myth, which is based in ethnic bigotry.
Welcome Sam.Sorry about the comment above about USU. It got posted
to the wrong article.
I have heard through a reliable source that late in the recruiting process that
Bronco took the foot off the pedal as far as recruiting. Makes sense since he
@cougarfanzzPlease cite your "reliable" source. Otherwise,
your comment is obviiously suspect.
@angry sale arm workerIt's comments like yours that gives BYU a
@goredcougarfanzz comment was a good one if you'd take a minute
and comprehend it instead of making a kneejerk reply.He's
saying Bronco must have gotten info that tevi was going to utah so backed off.
What is so outrageous about that? If you know a kid is going elsewhere why
continue to waste energy?
Bronco asked him to get his GPA up to a high enough level for entrance into BYU
before his offer was extended. Once he did that Bronco officially extended an
offer. He was being recruited hard by BYU and according to the Scout website
told Bronco he wanted to commit after his visit and Scholorship offer. Bronco
told him to go home, think and pray about it and talk it over with his parents.
He then ended up commiting to Utah. Like he said. He felt it was a better fit
for him at Utah. Word is that one of Utah's recruiting strategies is to
convince these borderline kids that they won't be able to stay eligible
while at BYU because of the academic standards expected by Bronco and the
school. Some kids do struggle and have sat out until academically elegible to
play. I don't blame these guys for going to a place where they
feel they can stay elegible. Besides Utah is getting those DL into the NFL. I
wish he would have chosen BYU but I'm sure he'll do well at Utah.
Like this kid. Unlike the BYU fans on this board, he kept it classy.
Complitmented BYU for their efforts. Didn't feel the need to jerk BYU
around, beg for an offer from their coaches, only so he could burn it and post
pics on twitter. Just the way some other kids role.And I continue
to find it amusing that a kid on schedule to graduate early from high school,
wouldn't be able to stay eligible as an athlete at BYU. Just one of those
superiority myths that BYU has given themselves. If anyone believes athletes
are not provided nearly unlimited resources at any university to help them stay
eligible, they're fooling only themselves.
@ willary " If anyone believes athletes are not provided nearly unlimited
resources at any university to help them stay eligible, they're fooling
only themselves."Umm maybe at your school. At BYU athletes are
also studious scholars! We recruit the best and leave the rest! For U. Only the rare athlete with brains and morals makes it to the Y.
Too bad for BYU, we could have really used him. He will probably have a lot of
success at Utah so good for him.As far as the whole academic
difficulty issue, I don't know if he would have struggled at BYU
academically or not. That depends on a number of things (major, teachers, etc).
But on the whole, I think it's safe to say that it is harder to hack it
academically at BYU than at Utah. How often do you hear about players not being
able to stay eligible because of grades at Utah? Not too often. At BYU it seems
like there are 2-3 players per year that have to quit because of grades. Only
the players really know what it's like, but just based on the number of
defections because of academics at BYU, I would have to think it is harder
academically at the Y.
Recruiting dominance? This is only one of a couple of recruits that chose
Utah over BYU. Byu has a slew of commits that Utah wanted. If it makes Utah
fans giddy over one guy then byu owns you.
I have to agree with Yerffogen, several of the kids that committed to BYU
already also had utah offers so this "dominance" claim is really a myth
when it comes to head to head recruits, at least this year so far BYU has gotten
many more commits from kids both schools offered at this point. Now
I have no idea how good this kid from Texas is but it is obvious both schools
offered him and he chose utah for whatever reasons. Good for him, good for utah,
but it certainly doesn't show any of the claims utah "fans" are
making to be true.
@vespariderThe "word" about Utah's recruiting
strategies is complete nonsense. It is an unfounded and ridiculous claim that
serves no purpose but to slander Utah's football program. Utah sets solid
academic standards for its student athletes and does a very good job and helping
them earn their degree. I'm sure Mr. Tevi will excel at Utah, both on and
off the field.
Wow! There aren't really BYU fans that believe that their football players
are really at an academic disadvantage, are there? I'm personally leaning
towards the idea that those posters are just trolls, trying to rile things
up.There is no way Utah would use the tactic suggested by
vesparider. They would probably lose more recruits to BYU by using it, than
they would gain. Just think about how stuipid it would be to say such a thing
to a recruit.
@cougarfanzzWhatever you need to tell yourself and your Cougar
buddies to make you feel at ease with losing recuits. Story never
changes. Harvey Langi wasn't "BYU material," now serving an LDS
mission. Tevi has grade issues, yet is on schedule to graduate early. Chase
Hansen didn't fit the mold of a BYU QB, like Riley Nelson, so BYU
didn't want him. Manti Teo had his offer pulled, after he told Bronco he
was not coming to Provo. The BYU recruiting tricks never get old.
Welcome aboard young man. Several of the schools on your list would have been
good choices but you made the best choice for you. This Utah fans wishes you
As a die hard BYU fan, I'm happy for this kid. Seems like a really good kid
with his head on straight. There are bigger things than football, and I can, and
do, freely admit that BYU doesn't have a monopoly on good people and
uplifting experiences for college athletes. He visited both, and felt better
about Utah. Nothing but the best of luck! Go Cougars!
Cougar ClawsSince I don't follow BYU sports, I'll take
your word for it that 2 or 3 football players quit every year because of grades.
As far as your comment about it being harder academically at the Y,
I guess that's why the U is ranked as one of the world's top 100
universities, and BYU is ranked somewhere in the 300's. I won't go
into the U's stellar record in research and turning it into businesses, as
that would just be too easy.
Welcome the the Utes, Sam! I can't wait to watch you play.
Truth be told, this doesn't really hurt BYU, and it doesn't really
help Utah. This is ONE player. Both teams are ALWAYS stacked with quality
linemen. This one guy is probably a great player, but he's not gonna make
that much of a difference either way.
I was a little concerned when I saw Rivals rated Tevi a 2 star recruit. That
fit the Y's recruiting profile. But when I saw he had the same number of
offers as 17 of BYU's recruits combined and his offers were from almost
three times as many BCS schools as those 17 recruits. (8 to 3). I knew I had
nothing to fear. Out of the Y's 19 recruits the recruiting services
indicates three also had offers from the U. At the same time of the U's 6
recruits the services indicate 3 had offers from the Y. Sounds pretty even on
that score at this time - let's see how the rest of recruting unfolds.
Who am I sir? How dare you present facts in direct contradiction to what the
Duckhunter proclaims! People, can we get off the idea that he was too dumb to
play at the Y? This is insulting not only to him in particular, but any athlete
who chooses a college to attend. The truth is none of you knows Sam, and most of
you I would strongly wager, don't know any of the guys on BYU's or
Utah's teams, so why the need to just make things up about them?Congrats to Sam on making a well-thought-out decision. The hard part's
over, now you can just worry about playing your last season of high school
football and keep doing well in school.
Re: OhioUte"The U is one of the world's top 100
universities while BYU is somewhere in the 300s"Any sources to
back that one up?
BYU wasn't really recruiting Tevi. Bronco and his coaches must've
decided that he wasn't a good fit in our program and told him he should
look at a school without the tradition and tough academics. That is, a school
Welcome to BYU after your mission.
Where does this myth of BYU's academic superiority come from? BYU's
academic performance among its athletes is lower than the U's...lower
average GPA, lower test scores...It is a concern of Bronco's...he said so
publicly. Spreading lies is not what BYU fans should be known for. Check the
majors, GPAs and academic awards of both school's athletes...pretty darn
close, with the edge going to Utah; and the U has more nationally recognized
programs, decorated professors, and national academic student awards. It is a
very good fit for the serious student athlete. No knock on BYU, but seriously,
the fans need to do their homework.
Cougar Claws:The Shanghai report, seen as the global authority on
university rankings, has listed the University of Utah in the top 100 schools in
the world. The UofU entrepreneur program that connects students to funding is
number one in the nation. Literature and creative writing have been ranked by
the Humanities Review as among the top three for decades. Sciences have always
been ranked high, by numerous independent parties. USNews has the U ranked lower
than the Y, but most corporations give little credence to that study because so
much weight is given to how much students like their professors...a good measure
of the college experience, but not much of a measure academically. For the last
10 years the UofU school of business has placed more students in Harvard and
LSE, while BYU places more students in law school and MBA schools in general.
Strengths at the U are sciences, engineering, innovation in business, arts and
the behavioral sciences, Law and Medicine, and of course research. BYU is more
focused on the black and white fields of accounting and business
management---and they do it well.
Things are looking better all the time for our Utes! Nice choice Sam...way to
go Kyle! You gotta love the Utes!
Cougar Claws,There are actually some sources that back that up, but
they are based on some Chinese ranking. The most credible ranking for
universities in the United States is the U.S. News and World Report, which
contradicts much of what the Chinese ranking says about many of the U.S.
universities. I trust that the U.S. knows more about U.S. universities than
Shanghai does, and the U doesn't even crack the top 100 among U.S.
universities.hymn to the silent,Perhaps you should do
your homework. Few people say that the U surpasses the Y academically (and even
then it's almost always for graduate programs). This isn't some rumor
being spread by BYU fans, this is fact. I hate to have to bring you to reality
that hard, but it's for the best.
Just as well, he sounds like someone who might be very talented. BYU prefers
walk-ons who like to field punts.
Great pickup for the U and for the state! It's looking like we'll
continue our road to dominance on the D line - our M.O. in the conference.
Enough with the slandering each other. You will never build your own house by
throwing bricks over the wall at each other.He said he liked both growing
up but probably the U more.He got offered first by Utah and it was his
dream offer.He tripped to see Utah and took a side trip to see the Y.He has friends on the Utah team from his high school.He felt more
comfortable at Utah.He met with Whittingham but doesn't mention
meeting with Bronco.All this tells anyone that can fill in their own name
on peice of paper he wanted to go to the University of Utah.Nothing about
where he would succeed academically.Nothing about where he would get the
best education.Nothing about what he wanted out of his college
experience.He just wanted to go to Utah.Now for the trolls on both
sides.I graduated Cum laude from Utah.Never liked the place or my
experiences there. That's just me. Never saw them win a game as a
student.Never went to BYU.Loved 35 years of football at the Y.It's just personal choice.
Regards to recruiting dominance: This is a bit silly; however, in the case for
the U, quality matters over quantity. Morgan, Kyle, and the others recruit hard
and are genuine until they get or lose the prospect that they "really"
want. Others can be given an offer without much contact afterwards. Players
looking are treated so well at the U by coaches, players, and parents, that it
makes a huge impact on the outcome. I have a several parent friends whose kids
were recruited by both schools and their experiences were definitely different.
But a huge factor at the U was the "genuineness" of the process; and
yet, a few of them still went to BYU because of their family loyalty (was a
dream).I say good for all of them - I say that these kids are living a
dream regardless of their pick. But I sure do like wins like this one!!!
With all of the commits coming out of Euless, TX going to the "U", maybe
the town should change its name from Euless to "U-more"? Or maybe,
"Salebarn: you do know that academic marks for athletes are higher at the U
than at BYU, right? (look it up)"I looked, and facts are not
your friends Hymns, Meso Ute, Ohio Ute, LdsFan, et al.Here are the
facts:2011 U.S. News and World Report put BYU at No. 71 and Utah at
No. 124. The magazine based its figures on, among other things, academic entry
data, graduation rates and strength of faculty. Nationally ranked
colleges/programs (top 50): BYU-5 (including Marriott School of Management and
BYU Law School) , UU-0 (Business Week, Wall Street Journal, US New and World
Report) Ave. Starting salaries undergrads: MIT, $45K (top); BYU
$39.5K; UU $34.2K. (2009)Average ACT of entering Freshmen: BYU 28,
UU 22.7 (2008 data) Athletes entry data mirrors the general student body (thanks
to XC and track athletes).National Merit Scholars (entering freshmen
2009): BYU 90 (Ranked 23rd nationally), UU 23 (not ranked)Graduates
Getting Ph.D's/MD's: BYU #10, UU not ranked (source: NORC/University
of Chicago)A academic comparison reflects their differences in
purpose. Utah generally serves a local commuter population. BYU is a private
university drawing from a much larger and competative geography, admission
policies, codes of conduct, and study focuses are very different.
Riverton Cougar-As a pre-med student at the University of Utah,
I've never heard any Utah or BYU fan tell me that i would be better off at
BYU. Not one person. Your comment is ENTIRELY opinionated and holds no weight.
Sorry, Riverton Coug and Salebarn, your "smarter-than-thou" attitudes
aren't working.The U.S. News & World Report does NOT
provide "the most credible" rankings. While they may be the most widely
used in the U.S., they have been criticized for indefensible methodology. The
founder used criteria that insures Harvard, Yale and Princeton are always the
top three, making it a club-y popularity contest designed to sell more
magazines. (When an employee tried to implement a more statistically valid
criteria, and Cal Tech came out on top, she was gone.) It's therefore no
surprise that USNWR ranked BYU at 71 in the U.S. (behind Case Western and Cal
Irvine) and Utah at 124 (ahead of Seton Hall, Temple and Rutgers).The Academic Ranking of World Universities was begun to measure the gap
between Chinese universities and the rest of the world. It relies more on
research indicators and per capita academic performance. Thus, it is no surprise
that ARWU ranks Utah No. 46 in the U.S. and 79 in the world, while BYU is ranked
in the 111-137 group nationally and 301-400 in the world.
This is great for the U. Sam is listed as a two star recruit on Rivals and a
three star recruit on Scout. But if you look at the schools that were vying for
his services and offer and appreciate the fact that he simply blew away
competition at the All Poly camp--then add in that this is a continuation of a
pipeline to a great Texas hs program that produces wonderful ball players--this
pick up is more than meets the eye.Also--thank you to the Cougar
fans who took the time to put one of your own (One angry sales whatever) in his
place. Although I doubt he's able to hear it, he's a bad fan and if
he's an adult--not a very good person either. Both of these schools offer a
terrific undergraduate experience. Both schools would seem to benefit from
having a kid like Sam Tevi, as well.
I can see you're smarting from the truth. But it's a pretty good
antidote for the misinformation you're throwing around and the house of
cards you're building.Can you find any other obscure,
irrelevant and far-reaching data to entertain us with?As I
indicated, UU is still a good match for Sam.
I really wish he would have chosen BYU but Utah has had some great d linemen
these past few years so he will fit right in. Now that Utah and BYU are not in
the same conference it seems okay to hope the Utes can represent in the pac 12
and this kid should help with that.
Salebarn:I can see you are a fan of the methodology of Dr. J.
Goebbels, also described by G. Orwell:"tell deliberate lies while
genuinely believing in them . . . forget any fact that has become
The academic discussion is so idiotic, on both sides. Both schools are fine
academic institutions. Great pick Sam, we're glad to have U. If you are
reading the above hateful comments, these individuals don't represent the
While I would not have said what "One Angry Salebarn Worker" said,
it's one of those "probably true but you don't say it in
public" type of things. It is true that BYU has players every year having
to quit because of academics. I don't know how it is at Utah, but it is
that way at BYU. More directly, the Cougars did get the #1 lineman in the
country a few years ago from Trinity, Ofa Mohetau. This guy was as big a deal
as Haloti Ngata coming out of high school. I believe he started some his
freshman season--someone correct me if I'm wrong--then promptly failed out
of school and had to transfer. Also, BYU has had awful luck academically with
stud DL's coming out of junior college. So, again, not a polite thing to
say about someone we don't know in Tevi. Hope he does very well at Utah.
But what one poster said about Bronco wanting his grades to be at a certain
point before offering him would make a great deal of sense to those familiar
with BYU football.
Kudo's to all the classy Cougars who are posting. Of course there's
those cougar trolls with their "knee jerk" comments looking to question
his academics, abilities or the effort put forth in Bronco's
recruitment. Sad indeed they are so petty they just can't
congratulate the young man on his opportunity and wish him good luck in his
According to the NCAA The Academic Progress rates for both schools for the last
three years are as follows; BYU 2008-9...940 Utah 2008-9...949BYU 2009-2010..929Utah 2009-2010..956BYU
2010-2011..932Utah 2010-2011..966 That should clear things
up.For the record, the University of Utah had a better APR in the previous
4 years as well !
This should clear matters up. From the NCAA website;SportSchoolStateAcademic YearMulti-Year RatePenaltiesFootballUniversity
of UtahUT2004 - 2005954 FootballUniversity of UtahUT2005 - 2006949
FootballUniversity of UtahUT2006 - 2007944 FootballUniversity of
UtahUT2007 - 2008954 FootballUniversity of UtahUT2008 - 2009949 FootballUniversity of UtahUT2009 - 2010956 FootballUniversity of
UtahUT2010 - 2011966 Selected: FootballBrigham Young
UniversitySportSchoolStateAcademic YearMulti-Year RatePenaltiesFootballBrigham Young UniversityUT2004 - 2005928 FootballBrigham
Young UniversityUT2005 - 2006945 FootballBrigham Young UniversityUT2006
- 2007946 FootballBrigham Young UniversityUT2007 - 2008942 FootballBrigham Young UniversityUT2008 - 2009940 FootballBrigham
Young UniversityUT2009 - 2010929 FootballBrigham Young UniversityUT2010
Here are the facts from the NCAA website for the Mendenhall / Whittingham
era: Annual Progress RatesSportSchoolStateAcademic
YearMulti-Year RatePenaltiesFootballUniversity of UtahUT2004 - 2005954
FootballUniversity of UtahUT2005 - 2006949 FootballUniversity of
UtahUT2006 - 2007944 FootballUniversity of UtahUT2007 - 2008954 FootballUniversity of UtahUT2008 - 2009949 FootballUniversity of
UtahUT2009 - 2010956 FootballUniversity of UtahUT2010 - 2011966 Selected: FootballBrigham Young UniversitySportSchoolStateAcademic YearMulti-Year RatePenaltiesFootballBrigham
Young UniversityUT2004 - 2005928 FootballBrigham Young UniversityUT2005
- 2006945 FootballBrigham Young UniversityUT2006 - 2007946 FootballBrigham Young UniversityUT2007 - 2008942 FootballBrigham
Young UniversityUT2008 - 2009940 FootballBrigham Young UniversityUT2009
- 2010929 FootballBrigham Young UniversityUT2010 - 2011932 Are
we clear now ?
Here is the difference in the APR rating in the last three years... BYU
933.66 Utah 957 Average .. Utah 23.33 points higher average in the 3
year period It's good to be a Ute !
Cougar Claws:Utah's academic superiority isn't just
recognized by the Chinese. The British like us better too. So does QS and
Forbes. If you'd like to be linked to above support, go to the University
of Utah's Wikipedia page and scroll down to "Rankings". There you
will find the links to those publications.Or you can do what
Duckhunter does and just bury your head in the sand instead.
Glad to have Sam join the Utes! It sounds like he will be a good fit at Utah
and hopefully have some impact on next years team.To all the coug
fans on here claiming he couldn't make it academically at the y, I hope
more and more recruits hear that kind of talk from you. Ute fans aren't
the only ones who have a problem with you. It's that type of classless
arrogance that makes your program and it's fans so easy to dislike.As for me, it's a great time to be a Ute!
Salebarn,It must be really tough for recruits to handle the 10
religion classes each player has to take. Along with bowling, weight lifting,
basketball, and maybe a math or economics class mixed in. Now I see why you said
it was going to be tough for him to make it academically.
@RivertonUtah outranks BYU 5 of the 7 academic rankings:UtahNational: ARWU 47, Forbes 158, U.S. News & World Report 124,
Washington Monthly 154Global: ARWU 79, QS 306, Times 83BYUNational: ARWU 135–162, Forbes 282, U.S. News & World Report 71,
Washington Monthly 153Global: ARWU 303–401, QS unranked, Times
Thanks captain cougar for starting off the comments in a very classy way. Too
bad ute fans couldn't follow your example, they had to take their digs even
though they got the recruit!
@3You've got those blue goggles on pretty tight tonight my
friend. You skipped right over salebarn's blue skewed nonsense.
It hilarious how Byu trolls bring up academics. When 90% of their students
transfers there from UVUByu- We have tough academic standards, but go to
UVU for 2 years, take a few of our easy online courses and we'll let you in
the side door.
The fact that he is graduating early doesn't mean a whole lot about what
kind of student he is. It just means he has enough credits to graduate. It
doesn't mean he's a good student. (Don't misinterpret what
I'm saying here. I'm not saying anything about his academic ability,
just saying that one factor is meaningless).He feels more
comfortable at Utah. Pure and simple. I'm sure having a couple of guys
there that went to his High School (and that he probably already knew) really
helps.Plus, Utah's defense is usually the strength of their
team. They get a lot of recognition. A defensive player trying to make the NFL
certainly would be better served going to Utah rather than BYU. Wish it
wasn't so, but it is.