“It’s mostly about the spirit I felt every time I’m down
there. Other schools just don’t have that same feeling for me"Sounds like you made the right decision.There is nothing
wrong with wanting that feel good and warm and fuzzy experience.Its
just not the approach Nick Saban, Les Miles, Mack Brown, Chris Peterson, Kyle
Whittingham, and other coaches with BCS bowl wins take.Again,
nothing wrong. Just different.To each their own. I'm sure
you'll find what you are looking for at byu. Good luck.
According to 247Sports, of the top 7 2014 recruits from Utah, 1 has picked
Michigan, 3 have picked Utah, and 0 have picked byu.I wonder if it
has something to do with the fact Bronco hasn't RECRUITED and gotten even
one player drafted. A couple of Crowton recruits were drafted. But
bronco, 8 years later, still sitting on that big ZERO.I wonder if
recruits know this?
Chris B - Keep up your mindless drivel as your little teams up north
continue to wallow on the bottom of the pile. Joke of the day:Include Whittingham in the same company as Nick Saban, Les Miles, Mack
Brown, Chris Peterson.
Tom, it will take time for Utah to move from bottom to top of the pile. How do
you think byu will get to the tip of the pile when you weren't even invited
to come to the party?
KenWhat "party" are you talking about?The 4-team
playoff will quickly expand to 8-teams, so any team with a decent schedule that
finishes in the Top 8 will be invited to the only "party" that matters -
the national championship playoff.Since BYU has a 35-year history of
being a perennial Top 25 team (EIGHTEEN Top 25 finishes), it's much more
likely that BYU will be invited to the party than a team that's only
cracked the AP Top 25 FIVE times in their entire history.As an
Independent, BYU is already 1 for 2 in cracking the Top 25.As a "big
boy", Utah still hasn't cracked the Top 25
Ken, I guess time will tell, but just looking at the past year, BYU went to a
Bowl game while u sat on the couch and sulked. Just keep telling yourself that
being in a conference and finishing at the bottom of the pile is better than
going bowling. Better yet, try telling that to all those recruits you are after.
What a joke. There are many things that a young man looks at in selecting a
school to play for and sitting at home tends to depress most everyone. Plus
looking at all the awards a school has in their trophy case brings thoughts of
really playing for a special school, but when your school just doesn't have
a trophy case....then I guess you could show them around campus and keep
changing the subject about where the school is headed.
LDS athlete decides to go to BYU. How is this news? Isn't that a
gimme?I mean, unless you are on the level of Jabari Parker and Manti
RE: SoonerUte"LDS athlete decides to go to BYU. How is this
news? Isn't that a gimme?I mean, unless you are on the level of
Jabari Parker and Manti T'eo..."I agree that it is not
unusual for good (and sometime great) LDS athletes to choose BYU. However,
while it is rare for BYU to snatch someone at the level of Parker and Te'o,
it does occasionally happen. Olsen, Heaps, Emery, and Mika are all top tier
recruits that have signed with BYU in the last few years.
@sooneruteNow days it seems that anytime any kid commits to go
anywhere it is "news". If he'd committed to utah it would have been
"news" as well. They all get reported because recruting has evolved to
the point that people are interested in it and follow it. Frankly as a utah
"fan" you should know this as utah "fans" live and die by that
stuff. Their entire self worth is tied up into what committments utah gets and
how many "stars" they have.I have seen this kid play and he
looks like a pretty good player but then I am not a D1 coach so I don't
claim to really know on that level, I leave that youtube analysis for your
fellow utah "fans" to engage in and enlighten all the rest of us as to
who is good and who isn't. My guess is that if he keeps his committment to
BYU it won't matter how many stars he is assigned he will still be a low
level recruit, but if he decommitts and decides to go to utah he will then be a
great recruit regardless of how many stars is assigned.
I doubt BYU will miss Parker too much given the pipeline of players coming in,
and most likely he (assuming he is that good) will be "one and done"
anyway at Duke - going on to the NBA after a year, maybe two.As it
turns out - Manti Teo may have caused some "LDS controversy" if he had
played for the Y - with the phantom girl friend fiasco. No love lost there,
Tom in CA:"Joke of the day: Include Whittingham in the same
company as Nick Saban, Les Miles, Mack Brown, Chris Peterson."I
don't get the joke. Between Saban, Miles, Brown, and Peterson, which of
the 4 hadn't yet joined Whittingham as a "National Coach of the
Year" award recipient? And hadn't all of those coaches coached in a
It's only a matter of time now before Dawe gets that coveted
"2-star" designation from Rivals, so he could finally fall into the
cougars' mold of unheralded mediocrity.
BYU will be just fine in the recruiting wars. Utah was supposed to had a solid
recruiting year last year given that they were now in the mighty PAC10.2.
DIdn't pan out then and will not pan out next year either. Who cares how
you recruit when you can't compete. Utah b it off more than they could
chew. BYU coaches know how to get the most out of their recruits even if they
are not 4 star.
Gentlemen - I think we need more kids coming out of high school who go
with their gut, (i.e. how they felt), instead of whoever wined and dined them
the most! Utah is lucky to have several great schools that not only offer a
great education to their students, but also great sports programs for us all to
enjoy! I graduated from the University of Utah, but I'll be cheering on
Zac, or any kid for that matter, who dares to do what he "feels" is
right! Zac is not only a great athlete, he's an awesome young man, with
huge possibilities that go way beyond college football.
@Down Under,You do know we beat you in recruiting. Again.
Right?Go ahead and tell yourselves ratings dont matter. Saban,
Miles, Spurrier would disagree with you.Again. We beat you. And yes, its due to our wondering BCS Conference of Championshp
membership partly. That, and the fact that Whittingham has recruited
and had 20 guys drafted. Whereas Bronco has 0.
@Naval VetYour Coach of the Year just posted a losing season,
trending downward, how many do that? Lavell didn't. And Whitt
is headed for more just like it, as far as eyes can see.Pitta just
won a Super Bowl Ring and scored a touchdown to boot. He was a walk-on.andEric Weddle (Mormon convert) has a 50 million dollar NFL
contract, he's another one of your despised 2-star athletes..So, your point is....?@Chrissy BSince Bronco arrived
at BYU....BYU has had 26 players sign NFL contracts.His guys, which
he coached and mentored.also....BCS wins have been rendered
moot.What is not moot, are Heisman and Outland trophies, among
BYU's 23 National Award winners in Football.Where is your
Hardware, Ute fan?
Out of the woodwork crawl the Utah trolls every time a new recruit commits to
BYU.crispy and navel must buy Dramamine by the truckload to recover
from all of their jealous spinning.------Zac is going to
be a stud; looking forward to seeing him and his brother playing for BYU.
Bluto,Whittinham has recruited players that were draftedSpurrier has recruited players that were draftedSaban has recruited
players that were draftedPeterson has recruited players that were
draftedMiles has recruited players that were draftedMack Brown has
recruited players that were draftedBabo Sweeney has recruited players that
were draftedBob Stoops has recruited players that were draftedDennis
Ericson has recruited players that were draftedBronco has NOT
recruited players that were drafted.See a difference?
I love how Chris b keeps talking about the BCS and bragging about utah going to
BCS bowl games doesn't he realize that the BCS will be gone in 2014
No doubt about it.BYU will continue being the state champions of
Utah. The only Utah football team with an in-state record of over 500, and the
most wins in basketball.Everything else is just talk.
crispyOf Nick Saban, Les Miles, Mack Brown, Chris Peterson, and Kyle
Whittingham, which one finished with a losing record and has seen his program
steadily decline for the last 5 seasons?
Looks like the Utah trolls are once again trying convince themselves that losing
another recruit to BYU is a good thing.
Navel VetJoke of the day is a coach that is so disorganized that
he's got THREE Offensive Coordinators on his staff.Waiting with
baited breath for the final two Offensive Coordinators to be announced.- Official Offensive Coordinator - hired to clean up the mess- Demoted
Offensive Coodinator apprentice - 109th in the nation- Passing Game
Offensive Coordinator - 100th in the nation- Rushing Game Offensive
Coordinator (TBD) - 93rd in the nation- Scoring Game Offensive Coordinator
(TBD) - 75th in the nation
Bluto:"Your Coach of the Year just posted a losing season,
trending downward, how many do that? Lavell didn't."Lavell
posted a 6-6 record his final season in WACistan. So yeah, Lavell did. And so
did Mack Brown...back in 2010. He went 5-7 that year."So, your
point is....?"MY point? What was YOURS? Are you suggesting
that 2-star athletes have a better track record of playing at the highest levels
in both college and the pros than 3-, 4-, and 5-star athletes? If so, take the
50 highest paid pros in the NFL and compare them to their high school
recruitment rating and see what percentage of them were 2-stars. I hadn't
done the research on that, but I'm willing to bet that the 2-star recruits
would represent the smallest group.The smallest group. THAT would
be MY point. So what was YOURS?
Bluto:"also....BCS wins have been rendered moot."Actually, the BCS is STILL the apex of college football. The BCS doesn't
die until AFTER 2013. And even THEN, those schools outside of the Big East who
were listed among the 2013 BCS, will STILL be listed among the elite of college
football with the inside track to the playoffs, whereas the Big East and the
rest of the mid-majors will be on the outside looking in. And since the cougars
aren't in a conference, the Y will actually be envying THEM.So
essentially, it's been the Y who had been rendered moot.
Wow. Poor Utes. They just always think that everything about BYU is about Utah
too. They talk about getting to another level and being in an exclusive class,
but they make half (or more) of the posts on many BYU stories. Apparently the
ute fans haven't caught on that when you move up to "1st class" you
don't have to worry about the people in the back. Must be
insecurity or an inferiority complex...I've never so many
(repeat) posts by another group of fans in an article about a recruit. Sheesh!!
@Naval Vet,Really?? You live in PA and you actually take the time to
read AND comment on BYU recruiting articles. Not once but many times. Isn't
there anything else to do in good ole' PA? I can understand Chris B, who
lives with his parents in Salt Lake, but we have so many sports teams on the
East Coast to keep us occupied. I follow BYU because it's my Alma Mater.
Why do you follow them?
@Naval Vet,Just tell me:1- What being in a BCS conference has
done for Utah the last 2 years2- Why do you care so much about what BYU
does?I'm just amazed that an article of this sort seems to
arouse the rage of the Utes, given that they are now in a higher level and
eastcoastcoug:"You live in PA and you actually take the time to
read AND comment on BYU recruiting articles."...said the
Indy-WACer living in CT taking the time to read AND comment on the very same
recruiting article. Typical hypocritical coug.Neither the
Philadelphia Inquirer, nor the Daily Metro cover football in Utah, so yes, I
read the SLTrib and DNews for Sports.
@Frantic and Emotional Naval Lint1....6-6 is not a losing record.
Booyah!2....BYU envies nobody. That's your thing.3....The two starting QB's in the Super Bowl were from those
Elite-Football-Factories, Deleware and Nevada. Ouch...that one must really
sting. Poor Alex. Utah still has never had a starting QB in a
Superbowl.And yes Naval the BCS is obsolete. There goes Utah's
only achievements. 2 BCS games the history books will ignore. Heismans and Outlands live on, see if your commuter school can get one of
Navel and ChrisB, you seem agitated. I just wanted to let you know how happy it
makes me that BYU bothers you. I love knowing that your hatred for BYU consumes
much of your days. Everytime I hear anything about BYU, or see BYU on tv, I
know that enrages you. And that makes me smile. Your sadness and obsession
regarding all things byu brings me indescribable joy. Thanks for being upset.
It brightens my day knowing how much byu sports is able to impact your emotional
well being. Thanks friends.
Naval VetWhittingham has been locked in continuous downward spiral
since 2008, LaVell NEVER went from Top 5 to bowl no show in such a short period
of time, and unlike Whittingham's 5-7 LOSING season, 6-6 is not a losing
season.As for BCS bowls: As soon as the playoffs start,
BCS bowls will become nothing more than the NIT of football; a consolation prize
for teams that weren't good enough to get into the Big Dance - discussions
about expanding the playoffs to 8 teams are already happening and the first
playoff is still 2 years out.
Not even twenty five percent of five star high school players ever make it four
years in college.At sixteen years old, you can't predict what
an athlete will do.
@ Bluto"Your BCS wins are moot! But we have Outland trophies!
Jealous much?!"Yeah this is a good example of why people have so
much respect for us coug fans.GO COUGARS!
navel vetIt's laughable that a BYU-obsessed hater who's
commented on every BYU recruiting article for several years should be calling
out a BYU fan for commenting on a BYU recruiting article.You
literally spend more time trying to minimize EVERY BYU recruit than you do
commenting on Utah recruits.Frantically and emotionally jealous
Navel, EastCoast said he comments and reads because he attended BYU. I see no
hypocrisy there. Only reading troubles for some.
@Naval, I am not typical anything other than a fan cheering for his OWN TEAM.
Why have you made 5 posts on a BYU article?I like most Navy vets
btw. Just think you have better things to do with your time. Like cheer for your
chrissy - I forget how many NC has the PACxx won in the BCS era? I forget where
did Utah's football, M basketball, W basketball and baseball finsh? Hint
the football team didn't get to bowl, but they were the best of the
four.I love watching BYU's volleyball team who is one of the
top in the nation, rugby also one of the top in the nation, W soccer gave North
Carolina all they could handle in the Great Eight. M basketball has been dancing
for six straight years, the football team has gone bowling eight years in a row.
I love cheering for winners.navy - Will U still be a whit fan when
U are sitting home in December again next year?
Another absolutely domination player for us to dominate with. This class is
shaping up to be so great.
@ Snack PACLaVell never played a schedule even remotely comparable
to the ones Utah has played the past two seasons. Who knows if his W/L record
would have dropped like Utah's did, but I think there would be some
decrease in wins per season.@ WorfUtah St. went 2-1
against in-state teams as well.
Snack WAC:"LaVell NEVER went from Top 5 to bowl no show in such
a short period of time, and unlike Whittingham's 5-7 LOSING season, 6-6 is
not a losing season."There's not much separation between a
5-7 and 6-6 team. The BIG difference was that Lavell never played a rigorous
Pac-12 schedule either, so your argument was weak. Also weak was
your position that Lavell never went from a Top 5 bowl to no show, since Lavell
never went to a Top 5 bowl. Furthermore, the top bowl Lavell DID play in was
the Cotton Bowl following the '96 season, and he followed THAT season up
with a '97 loss to their big brother on the Hill......and NO
BOWL!Bluto:"BYU envies nobody."Uh...no! You envy Utah for our BCS bowls and Pac-12 membership, you envy TCU
for their BCS bowls and their Big 12 membership, and you envy Boise St. for
their BCS bowls and their......MWC membership. Haha!
Chris BYea, I also have to comment about your "Its just not the
approach Nick Saban, Les Miles, Mack Brown, Chris Peterson, Kyle Whittingham,
and other coaches with BCS bowl wins take."That of course is
hilarious. You try really, really hard to find a separation between Utah and BYU
that is positive for Utah. The PAC did it for you by default. Their birkenstock
bigotry excluded BYU, a better fit than U of U in every way except secular
bigotry.The one point I might concur with is that those coaches can, and do,
take athletes that BYU wouldn't touch. For academic and moral reasons. Good
luck to you all going forward. You had a good run a few years back but it
appears that sustaining excellence through the years is something that Utah will
have difficulty with, unlike programs with better bones, such as BYU.
Naval,Look at the latest history of "star" recruits and success in
the pac 12, really impressed with all the 4 and 5 star guys. Also how many 4 and
5 star guys knocked down the door at the U in this years class...0, pac 12 is
doing great things for the U. Oh by the way hows that basketball team doing?
@GO_COUGARS "'Your BCS wins are moot! But we have Outland trophies!
Jealous much?!'Yeah this is a good example of why people have so much
respect for us coug fans."Yes, since heaven forbid that a BYU
fan actually defends their school and responds to obnoxious BYU haters like
yourself in a similar fashion (roll my eyes). U all can dish it
out, but can't take it, eh? So sad.Go Cougars!
@NavalVet "Uh...no! You envy Utah for our BCS bowls and Pac-12 membership,
you envy TCU for their BCS bowls and their Big 12 membership, and you envy Boise
St. for their BCS bowls and their MWC membership. Haha!"Please
provide any empirical evidence that U may have that shows that BYU as an
institution is envious of these schools. If U can't, then that must mean U
are being 'frantic and emotional', which we all know U would never
be.I don't speak for BYU, but as a BYU fan, I can say I most
certainly am not envious of any of those teams, and especially not of Utah,
their losing season, no bowl game, and their trailer-park football
facilities.That's about as little-brotherish and WAC-ish as it
gets.Well, that, and the fact that U constantly come on to BYU
boards, stomping your feet and citing subjective recruiting rankings to make us
think that U are now relevant. Lol, poor guy. The whole losing
season and no bowl game seems to have U in full meltdown mode.But
cheer up, there's always Runnin' Ute basketball to...oh, wait a
bballjunkie:"Also how many 4 and 5 star guys knocked down the
door at the U in this years class...0,"Wrong. Utah signed
4-star WR Andre Lewis in 2013. In 2011, our 1st year of Pac-12 recruiting, we
signed two 4-star recruits, and in 2012, we signed five. So that's 10
4-star recruits over the past 3 recruiting seasons...or 150% MORE than what our
little brothers in WACistan had been able to do over that same period of time.
And for what it's worth, as of now, Utah had already received a "solid
verbal" from 4-star OT Jackson Barton (Brighton H.S.) for our 2014 class.Conversely, your WACish recruiting garnered had garnered you one 4-star
in 2011, two in 2012, and one in 2013, for a grand total of.....4. How
@ JmThms"Their birkenstock bigotry excluded BYU, a better fit
than U of U in every way except secular bigotry."Wrong. Hard to
argue with a graduate emphasis that includes a medical school and cancer
research. not to mention 2 BCS bowls. You are not always the victim.
Sometimes somebody else just happens to be a better fit for a certain position.
@NavalVet "Utah signed 4-star WR Andre Lewis in 2013. In 2011, our 1st year
of Pac-12 recruiting, we signed two 4-star recruits, and in 2012, we signed
five. So that's 10 4-star recruits over the past 3 recruiting
seasons"First off, if U signed one 4-star last year, 2 in 2011,
and five in 2012, that's 8 total 4-stars in the past 3 recruiting seasons,
not 10 (classic Ute math). Second, that first year after your then best
recruiting class ever, U went 8-5. Last year, after your official
"best" recruiting class ever, U went 5-7. Glad to see all
of those 4-stars are helping U. They'd better step it up this year, since
U have lost 90% of your offense in John White IV and 3/4 of your D-line, which
was the strength of your D last season.Not looking good for U. Add
that to the trailer-park football facilities and it's no wonder that we
keep seeing U on BYU boards in full meltdown mode.Poor guy.Go Cougars!
Suffer the poor Utesies. What's a Ute fan to do when he knows his team
will NEVER out recruit the likes of USC, Oregon, Stanford and others in their
conference.Coming on to these BYU recruiting articles and claiming
some recruiting superiority over BYU speaks volumes of the dismal outlook for
the kids on the hill.The only game the Utes care about is still BYU
when it's pretty obvious that they will never get past .500 in their own
conference.Is it still hurting having stayed home for the holidays
and being beat by a WAC team???I agree with Ted H., I get a lot of
joy seeing you guys suffer so much.
Another 2-Star recruit for byu? Didn't they just set a record for the most
2-Stars in a single recruiting class? It's no wonder Bronco never has a
player drafted.This season will be the absolute closest byu will
come to playing week in, week out grind of a schedule like UTAH has the past 2
seasons....2-Stars just simply don't cut it when it comes to building-up
the requisite depth for such an endeavor.Losses mounted this last
season, but nothing like they will this upcoming season....Having predominately
2-Star recruits just simply won't cut it....Bronco s/b polishing his
surfboard right now, as his days are obviously numbered,
unfortunately....Because he's money for guaranteeing a UTAH victory,
annually.BTW, Van Noy lost everybody around him from this last
season....Bronco thinks replacing them w/a bunch of 2-Stars is the proper course
Naval Vet"The BIG difference was that Lavell never played a
rigorous Pac-12 schedule either, so your argument was weak."Lots
of whiny excuses.Your argument is even weaker because Kyle has never
beaten a single PAC 12 team with a winning record and he LOST to a team that
LOST 10 games.If Utah was even a tenth as good as Utah fans like to
pretend they are,Why hasn't Utah finished in the AP Top 25 more
than 5 times in their entire history?Why does Bronco have more Top
25 finishes (5), than Kyle (3)?Why does Bronco have more Top 15
finishes (3), than Kyle (1)?Why does Bronco have more undefeated
conference championships (2), than Kyle (1)?Kyle has had only ONE
really good year, and little else. Utah has sunk to the bottom of
the PAC 12, right where many BYU fans predicted they'd end up in their new
big boy conference, and now the only thing Utah fans can do is whine about how
tough their schedule is. Were Colorado(3-10) or that WAC team that
the mighty weak PAC 12 Utes lost to really that "tough"?
@AZUTE1 "2-Stars just simply don't cut it when it comes to building-up
the requisite depth for such an endeavor."Apparently 4-star
recruits don't cut it either, since with the increase in those
"amazing" 4-star recruits Utah has garnered over the last three years,
Utah's record has steadily gone down.Not a good trend, nor is
it looking good for U this year. No John White IV, no Star, D-line has to get
replaced, horrible LB's...and trailer-park football facilities.Yikes. That's gotta be rough.On the bright side, at least U
have been able to enjoy a stellar basketball season...4 more wins than last
season, woohoo! Coach K just needs to keep scheduling Cal Poly Technical High
School and U will be set!:)Go Cougars!
Please don't be mad to each other. There is so much hate in the world.
Let's be friends and not add to it. Thanks!
truecoug1:"Please provide any empirical evidence that U may have
that shows that BYU as an institution is envious of these schools. If U
can't, then that must mean U are being 'frantic and emotional',
which we all know U would never be."I'm not sure if the
pro-cougar moderators here will permit it, but here are a couple of quotes from
Tom Holmoe that had been printed right here in the DNews..."We
can't say, 'woe is me'...I understand how disappointed people
were that they [Utah] got in the Pac-12 and we're not. We still have to be
as good as we can. We can't worry about them..."-- and
--"Utah is always the school they talk about [in the Pac-10].
It would always frustrate BYU fans. We were just kind of looking at where do we
go from here?"And that's not to mention all the desperate,
frantic emotional spewing from your fanbase about Utah's promotion to an
elite level, while you're still WACish and mid-majorey.
Marked it Down:"Why does Bronco have more Top 25 finishes (5),
than Kyle (3)?"Because the pollsters put a lot more weight in
W/L records than SOS, and the cougars win more games on account of their weaker
SOS. It's the propensity of schools like the Indy-WACers to schedule down
and subsequently back into the final polls that led Michigan St. A.D. Mark
Hollis to call for changes once the BCS system concludes after the 2013 season.
He said..."It would be my desire to have strength of schedule
play a much more significant role than it does now, which is there's no
role for strength of schedule...It's how many wins you get, not who you
play."Kyle > roscoeU > YPac-12
> Indy-WACey irrelevance
@NavalVet In what way is that empirical evidence that BYU as an
organization is envious of Utah? It looks to me like Holmoe is trying to
mitigate the feelings of BYU fans, but in no way there did he say "Gosh, I
wish we were in Utah's position", or "Wow, Utah is in the PAC 12, I
wish we were them".In fact, if anything, with the "We
can't worry about them" line, Holmoe's basically saying "I
could care less about Utah and what's going on with that school."I won't argue that there are BYU FANS who are envious of
Utah's position (I can honestly say that I am not one, I really like BYU as
an independent) but BYU as an organization? They could care less.BYU's fine. They will continue to be relevant, and will continue to be
the dominant sports program in the state.I know that stings, but the
truth hurts sometimes.Go Cougars!
Sounds like a complete athlete to me. One of the greatest things about College
Football is the anticipation. Outside of the SEC winning the National
Championship nearly every year, you never know whats going to happen. It is funny that I see more comments from Naval and ChrisB on Y articles than
U articles. Perhaps their secret admirers of the Y.Oh and Chris B.
Whit and his staff do the recruiting, coaching and the players do the playing.
Because your a fan doesn't justify the frequent usage of "we" to
describe a fans favorite teams accomplishment. I didn't know fans were
guaranteed membership in conferences as well.
ObsessiveCompulsiveCoug:It's funny that you actually take the
time to count the "number" of comments. How very "Rainman" of
you. I guess you didn't notice that most of my comments are in response to
others. Ergo, the more you guys respond to me, the more I respond back. I
comment a lot on your articles because your fans are obsessed with my opinion.
I don't know what my U article to Y article comment ration is, but then
neither do you. You're just being all frantic and emotional."Perhaps their [sic] secret admirers of the Y."That sort
of "reverse psychology" only works on the unintelligent, impressionable
to sammyg"What's a Ute fan to do when he knows his team
will NEVER out recruit the likes of USC, Oregon, Stanford and others in their
conference."The Utes don't need to out-recruit just need to
recruit as well as the aforementioned. Stanford is its way back to mediocrity
IMO.They have put a scare into the Trojans the past 2 yrs w/
inferior talent. I'm more worried about Smiths running out of Coke than I
am about Utah Utes football.
"I love how Chris b keeps talking about the BCS and bragging about utah
going to BCS bowl games doesn't he realize that the BCS will be gone in
2014"He's a frustrated BYU fan taking it out on other BYU
fans. The Big 12 not coming to fruition (at least yet) is driving him nuts.Also, the BCS is not gone. There are five conferences with automatic
inclusion and a selection committee tasked with ensuring no team from outside of
those five get into the playoff.
Byufanforlife:"I love how Chris b keeps talking about the BCS
and bragging about utah going to BCS bowl games doesn't he realize that the
BCS will be gone in 2014"The "BCS" will be gone in 2014,
but the Rose, Sugar, and Orange Bowls will NOT! So the BOWLS will still be
Chris BGlad to hear your vast "knowledge" on what it takes
to be a BCS bowl "champion". I'm sure everyone here is very
impressed (not). It's like a little bro beating big bro 1 out of 50 games
at driveway basketball and then gloating about it for years. Everybody has to
have something to hang on to I guess. When Utah wins a national football
championship let us know. Til then your "how to win a BCS bowl game"
rant is a bit weak. Utah has had its 15 minutes of fame. Hang on tight brother!
The BCS is a flash in the pan like say the USFL for example. Quick Chris B, who
won the last USFL football championship??Haha...that's what I
thought. That's already happened to the "storied" Utes too...long
forgotten.Now quick, who won the NCAA national football championship
in 1984? You know that one Don't yahoo? Haha
"Chris BSalt Lake City, UTAccording to 247Sports, of
the top 7 2014 recruits from Utah, 1 has picked Michigan, 3 have picked Utah,
and 0 have picked byu.I wonder if it has something to do with the
fact Bronco hasn't RECRUITED and gotten even one player drafted." Looks like one less player Whittingham will have drafted, bro
"The BCS is a flash in the pan like say the USFL for example. Quick Chris B,
who won the last USFL football championship??"How is the BCS a
flash in the pan? Please take a look at which conferences still have automatic
access to the high dollar "former" BCS bowl games. Please also take a
look at the revenue distribution for the new format. There is absolutely no
difference here with the old system.BYU may be able to stay
competitive for the term of the ESPN contract but, the disparity will be too
much to stay relevant longer term.