Any word on misi tupe the LB at Texas A&M? Graduate of Bonneville in Ogden.
RE Dixie Dan:I asked Dale Murphy at a youth fireside one time about
playing on Sunday. He said that Baseball was the best way he could provide for
his family and that he attended church as often and wherever he could on Sunday.
His decision was between him and the Lord. I worked in broadcasting running the
master control board for TV stations and had to sit many a Sunday watching &
listening to Jimmy Swaggart and others of his ilk rather than to the visiting
H.C. and other speakers at my ward Sacrament Meeting. I don't think any of us
who have work on Sunday because our jobs require it are going to burn in hell as
long as we keep our covenants, etc.Be careful about how you judge
Scalley was a great college football player and nothing else. He was too slow
and unathletic to play in the NFL. He was invited as a free agent to the
Philadelphia Eagles camp, but was cut. Fortunately, Scalley comes from a great
family who values education and hard work and he had other options. He chose to
get his Master's Degree at the U and remain a part of the football program as a
Graduate Assistant. He was just promoted to the Safety coach this past spring.
victor filipe signed with the cincinati bengals. i saw that he was contacted by
12 teams after the draft and chose cincinati. i read somewhere online that they
commited to drafting him in the 5th round then backed out the last second to
take jason shirley from fresno state. 2 other teams committed to drafting him
and backed out because of the division 2 competion he went against. they liked
what they saw on film and on paper but wasnt sure enough that he could make the
transition. what matters is that he gets his shot. good luck victor im a huge
Re: Way off the sybject! Morgan Scalley is currently the Utes Safety Coach!
OK, this has been bothering me since the Utes went to the Fiesta Bowl! Since
most of you are Ute fans, what happened to Morgan Scalley? Remember him, the Ute
saftey that won the first Pat Tillman award in the East West game? He wasn't
drafted, no free agent signing, and no draft or combine coverage at all. Its
like he droped off the face of the Football world!!! I've tried for years to
find out. Does anyone out there have a clue? He should have been 1st, and no
later that early 2nd round draft pick. Heck, I think he was every bit as good as
Weddle, perhaps better.
To boise State: what does "all y'all" mean? Is that a reference to the fine
education you are getting in Les Bois? Also, I believe that your #12 overall
pick is the first of its kind. When was your last top 10, or #1? Give me a
break, if you were that great your school president wouldn't be begging the MWC
to take you in. To None: These guys have an opportunity to make a
living doing what they want. Even if they don't stick with the team they sign
with, they get exposure for scout teams, CFL teams, Arena football teams, so why
don't you just pursue your "reality" and let these guys make their own
Gabe Long is going to have the biggest impact out of those free agent
signings...if he can stay healthy.
Playing on Sunday is a personal decision. There are a lot of careers that
require Sunday work, so should someone refuse to be in a medical, legal, or
firefighting field? While football and necessary services are two different
priorities to most of us, to an athlete with the necessary skills the thought of
playing on Sunday might be mitigated by setting aside another day during the
week, during the season, to develop their spiritual side. I have a few friends
who have been professional athletes they survived just fine.
FYI Dixie Dan....The honor code only applies to BYU students/faculty. They are
no longer students so they can do what they want. Same goes for LDS
missionaries...they keep a higher standard for 2 years but the bar changes when
they return. Take a look at other religious leaders, military leaders,
etc...and their bar differs as well. Lastly, how come LDS members are sheep for
following their prophet one minute but are accused of lowering their standards
the next if they don't. Which is it?
I'm guessing at least a couple of these guys will make a squad.
Sorry, but 5 guys are NOT "in"
Hard core BYU fan here, wanted to give congrats to these players from Utah
getting a spot to compete in the NFL (just make the team now boys). I want to
see all these guys perform well, makes the conference look better as a whole.
Congrats to all. Go UTES!!! I love that 5 guys are in. That is awesome.
So the "student athletes" of BYU will give up their LDS standards for the
pursuit of money and a slim chance to play football on Sunday? What happen to
their high standards and commitment to the Honor Code of BYU?
So what if they don't make huge impacts? The decision for these players is easy
- they'll make a lot more money in the league than they would "applying their
degrees". Even if they just play for a couple of years at league minimum they'd
be much better off. Maybe they can stay around long enough to get the pension (I
think it is a few weeks into 4th year).Also, having played in the
NFL will make these guys much more marketable in the workforce, regardless of
their level of contribution to their teams. It is a no brainer - if
you get the opportunity, take it.
The problem with your take is that the late round draftees frequently get cut at
a time most other teams have filled their needs and there are fewer options for
those players.Often times it is better for players to go undrafted
than to be taken in lat rounds.
Spencer Larsen, ILB UofAZ, 6th Round, 17th pick, 183 overall, to Denver
The NFL needs more members that have values and family v. the hot-shots that get
into trouble with all the fame they can't handle: Vick, PJones, et al
Anyone hear anything about Victor Filipe? I know he didn't get drafted, but did
he sign with anyone?
If your drafted no matter what round and cut you are a FREE AGENT dummy and can
be picked up by anyone, but being selected in the draft is superior to being a
Burned all of ya'll again!!
this should tell you , just how good the state of Utah is presently looked at as
having no game at all! so don't try to make mickey mouse stuff look like super
Although you are correct that the likelyhood of a free agent makes a huge impact
on a team, it is better to be a free agent than be drafted in the 6th or 7th
round. That way, you are available to have looks by several different teams, vs
the 1 and done.
No love for the Aggies? They had two players drafted. More than the Utes &
I repeat-None of these free agents will be a contibutor to the teams that took
them. Get on with your lives young men and apply your degree towards something
that will benefit you and your future and families. Free agents are a dime a
dozen. Less than 3% ever make it. Reality is what matters not fantasy.
congrats jason, show the nfl that a country boy from fillmore, utah can make it
in the pros. millard pride boone
Never said anything about being drafted in the 2nd or 3rd round. Man, why do I
continue to read these comments?
I usually don't like to have to look for sports info in the DNews because the
comments are so bad, but I couldn't find this info in the trib. Thanks
Steve Tate was drafted in the 2nd or 3rd round. That's what he said last week.
Kehl was taken in the third round by the Giants
The Cougars' Bryan Kehl was drafted in the fourth round by the Super Bowl
champion new York Giants. he was the 123rd person drafted.
its Bryan Kehl. He got drafted in the fourth round. 123 overall.
"If they have one", says it all. How about that pass defense on 4th and 18.
That was about the only highlight they had all year. Oh yea, I forgot that was
a Cougar highlight.
Look to the right at the "most popular" section entitled "NFL draft: Kehl
thrilled to go to Super Bowl champs." Then you can figure out what happened
Kehl went #24 in the 4th round to the NY Giants superbowl champs.
Did Victor Filipe (Western Oregon) get drafted at all? If not, did he sign on
as a free agent anywhere? Anybody know?
Eric, Kehl was drafted. This article is about free agents. Thats tight
that Jason Boone was picked up by the Saints after being injured early in the
season last year! Congrats to him!
He was over rated, the usual cougar!!
Great job. Go Cougars and Utes. Lets make a statement in the NFL.
What happened to Bryan Kiel?
What a great news... Congats!!!Best wishes to all of them. GO
UTES!!!!!Just want to note that Utah Atheletics dept. needs to put some
efforts and sell their players more, starting with the improvement in each
player's profile and add some of their highlights, if hey have one. They have
not yet even updated them with 2007 season results.