This Utah fan hopes things work out well for Isaiah. Nice story.
Sometimes that is exactly what a young man needs. Someone to get tough with him
and tell him how it is. I know other coaches will fawn and coddle recruits to
get them to like them and join their program. It sounds like Isaiah isn't a
kid that responds to that as much as honest criticism. I think he would have
done well at either Utah or BYU because Whit is a tough, tell it how it is coach
also, but I'm glad he chose BYU. Hope he continues to progress and find all
the happiness and success life has to offer.
Great story - hope he academically qualifies and can get on the field following
It's all about respect, trust, and consistency and those are two strong
suits for Coach Mendenhall... I admire Isaiah for recognizing where
he was in the process and what character traits are important in a future
coach... Best wishes on your mission, your studies and your physical preparation
Isaiah... I have a hunch you are going to be a fantastic addition to future
Cougar teams and I look forward to following you.
I found this headline funny. I interpreted this "second chance" stuff as
byu coaches acting mercifully and helping this kid out. First off, what's
wrong with a kid getting offers from other schools to sit back, and evaluate all
his options and figure out what is best for him. Also, BYU wanted this kid
badly. I KNOW they would've found a scholarship for him whenever he finally
committed whether it was last year or this year. As a byu fan, I am happy they
secured him though. I think he has a ton of potential and will be an asset to
Congratulations! The Nacua's are a great family, and I wish Isaiah the
best. I hope he has an excellent career at BYU and get everything he wants out
of his experience there.
Great story. Sorry to find that some can't take an uplifting story like
this without the big rivalry stamp on it. I think that it's great to read
about a young person maturing and figuring out that just because they're a
great athlete doesn't preclude them from being an honorable person. It
sounds like Isaiah is making that step and is moving swiftly in the right
direction. He, and his family deserve to be congratulated for that. I don't think the fact that he's going to BYU is a determining
factor in this story. Had this same series of events happened with Coach
Whittingham, I'd be just as happy for Isaiah, and his great family, and
would still wish him all the best for the future. Sometimes you have to look
past the jersey color and see the heart of the athlete inside. Sports tends to
be a lot more rewarding for both the fan and the participant, when you can see
it that way.
Chris B - I guess that's the best you could come up with given the star
rating argument failed you...repeatedly?
"Its a football coach - not the president of the country. Meetings
don't just happen? LOL"Really? In your never-ending quest
to come up with things about BYU to laugh at, this is what you come up with? You
should've given this one a pass. Pretty weak.
Just like clockwork...A great story that speaks well of both the BYU and
Whittingham elements, but ultimately has ZERO to do with Utah and trust our
favorite stick in the mud to come up with a 'He's not the President of
the United States' laugher.She's been reaching for straws
for years, but this one has got to be right up there in her 'Top Ten'