Good luck Harvey and family! A great career awaits you. As for the judgmental
trolls (Chris B, Hedgehog, and Gifford), ignore them - they have their odd
addictions (e.g. BYU Football articles on LDS owned newspapers) and maybe need
to "get a life"
My wife and I chose to keep our pregnancy from all but immediate family until
the 5th month (if you tell people when you are pregnant, then you have to tell
them all if something goes wrong). No one guessed until she was almost five
months, including her pregnant friends. It is not Unga's
responsibility to confess his sins to the whole world, nor anyone else's job to
confess them for him. It is also no one's obligation to announce their private
business in public.So all of you who are speculating, castigating,
judging -- we are learning much more about you than you are telling us about
Unga.Many fine people have made mistakes -- and put them behind
@Barack MysocksoffI see your point, and it wasn't until this last
week that fans learned about the timing of the HC violations. I am disappointed
that Harvey did not come clean until after the season was over, but I am not
going to judge him either. For one thing, it is not mine or any other person's
place on this message board to judge Harvey. And for another thing, we have all
made mistakes in life and not owned up to them right away. In the Savior's
parable of the Prodigal Son we are taught that the Lord will accept any sinner
who repents, regardless of how long it takes him/her to do so. It is a very sad
and unfortunate situation, but both Harvey and BYU are trying to do the right
thing and I am proud of both of them. I wish to thank Harvey from the bottom of
my heart for the great memories he gave Cougar fans, and wish him the best of
luck in his career, and great happiness in his life. You are AWESOME Harvey!!
Good luck Harvey, you'll always be a BYU Cougar!
GO HARVEY!Wishing you all the best in both your personal and
(hopefully) your professional life!
Brother George Washington | 5:10 p.m. July 8, 2010 Re: everyone who is
picking on Gifford "The fact is, some of you are the same ones that
defended Harvey 2-3 months ago when this whole fiasco started, and claimed he
would be back at BYU for his senior season, even though you all knew that Unga
KNOWINGLY broke rules that would have got him kicked out of school had he not
withdrawn..."I can't speak for everyone. I still defend Harvey as a
fine young man. Many others thougt prudence would dictate that we wait for the
full story to come out.I wish, nothing but the brightest future for
Harvey, the same way I wish nothing but the best for former Ute Running Back
Damien Hunter.May they both become the fine young men they are both
Big_Ben | 4:35 p.m. July 8, 2010 i am amazed at the self proclaimed
"classy" BYU fans responding in such droves to obvious trolls like Chris B,
hedgehog, and Gifford. IGNORE THEM! ---Ben is a classy Ute.
But Ben, would it be up to Ute fans to police their own?You guys need to put them in check for me bro, and I;ll completely back off.
Best of Luck to Harvey, I will miss seeing him play as a Cougar but I think he
will do fine in the NFL.
Good luck Harvey, Cougar fans love you and are proud of the way you've handled
the situation. You're always a Cougar!!
Harvey took his medicine well and admitted he made a mistake. For a ute!!!
There was no mistake because there are no morals. Somebody has to stand for
principles and I guess that's why BYU is the "University of Utah". Go
Give Chris B a break!......I'm sure with his extensive experience in Madden NFL
football, he more than anyone is qualified to judge athletic talent.
Good story. I am happy for Unga's success to this point. I hope he becomes one
of the greatest.Congrats on the son!!!Go UTES.
Even though he is sort of a 'tweener between NFL RB and FB I am sure some NFL
team will find use for him and I wish him well, even as a Ute fan. Best wishes
to his son and bride-to-be as well.Next I have ask what kind of
counsel did he get from the BYU coaches in the winter when his girlfriend was
already 4 months pregnant? Not entering the NFL draft was a very expensive
mistake. Did they have a plan to get around the Honor Code Office that failed?
It seems so.
Breed 'em Young University, Bitter Young University,any more?
I wish Harvey the best. He is a good kid and has talent. I wish he would have
played for the U. GO UTES!!
@ HedgehogBro that was weak! I remember years ago in a Logan mall
shirts saying Breed 'em Young University were being sold. Anyone remember this?
Anyway it was classic.
If he was at the U, he'd already be in school and practicing everyday. At the
Y, he messed up, he knows it, and took responsibility for it by getting married
to the mother of his child. At the U, there are no "rules" against
what Harvey got kicked out for.
Re: everyone who is picking on Gifford Since you all seem to have
all the answers, why don't you enlighten us on what the truth REALLY is? Who are we to judge another when all of us walk imperfectly ourselves?
The fact is, some of you are the same ones that defended Harvey 2-3
months ago when this whole fiasco started, and claimed he would be back at BYU
for his senior season, even though you all knew that Unga KNOWINGLY broke rules
that would have got him kicked out of school had he not withdrawn...Why is it that some fans give free passes to certain athletes and not others?
Is there a subliminal double standard we have in our minds towards
"higher-profile" athletes? Would this be looked at the same way
were it a less-publicized sport? I wish him well as a new husband
and father, that he will be drafted and have success in the NFL that will allow
him to provide for himself and his new family. I do hope Unga has
learned his lessons. He'll need them...just as we all who sin on a
daily basis do.
God bless Harvey Unga. I look forward to seeing him play football again and to
see his family succeed in every way possible.
I am a Ute fan but I wish Harvey well. I think it was a shame he had to leave
BYU and will not be able to play his seinior season. I am sure he will be
drafted and become a major force in the NFL. Best wishes and good
luck Mr. Unga
Max-was-right ,Got a new one ... wait for it...Bitter
@RepresentBlue | 4:21 p.m. July 8, 2010 Admirably? Really? You
admire a guy who doesn't face up to serious honor code violations until after
his athletic season is over. I'd call that selfish, cowardly and dishonorable.
Glad to know that you "RepresentBlue."
I actually think the 4.63 for a player Harvey's size is really good.He is a power running back. No one is going to draft him thinking they are
getting Chris Johnson. He is a great pass catcher too. I'm sure Harvey will be
happy to do whatever helps the team who drafts him win.Good luck
Harvey!PS Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
please please Chris and Hedgehog keep those posts a commin. I am almost positive
that must ute fans gag over what you keep saying. please please dont let us BYU
fans down. And the more ways you can miss spell BYU only makes it
i am amazed at the self proclaimed "classy" BYU fans responding in such droves
to obvious trolls like Chris B, hedgehog, and Gifford. I feel like my message
is falling on deaf ears. There is a simple solution to this problem! IGNORE
THEM! No one feels "told off" when you react, so why do you do it? It only
fuels the fire.........
@ Gifford...This happened on the sideline? During a game?Wow...Hey, Carnack. What was I doing at home 10 months ago?---Unga is going to be a power in the NFL.The fun
thing about NFL players from BYU. You get to watch them play in the SuperBowl...
@Gifford VanBurenFirst of all - This is a private issue and I would
hope posters, both BYU and Ute fans alike, will show some class and not turn it
into an opportunity to bash each other and their school.Second - You
are really reaching to suggest that because "it" took place during the season
that coaches or teammates knew about it. Its really sad that so many Ute fans
are trying to use this whole issue to sling mud at BYU. People make mistakes,
and both Harvey and BYU handled the unfortunate issue admirably. Get a life.
@Gifford VanBuren Do you really care if someone knew? Really? Do you make it known when you have "relations"?
Gifford. Of course several people on the sideline knew. He was their friend and
was helping them win. Would you rat out your friend for something like that
when there are so many players on the team secretly doing the same thing? I for
one hope he does well in the NFL. The WHY? was the wrong place for him. He
would have done better at a school with more of a run first tradition.
@GiffordIt's minus 10 months...
Why'd this happen on the BYU campus if he's no longer a student there?Good luck Harvey, I hope it works out for you.
@ Gifford 3:43You are an investigative genius.You learn those
math skills at the U??
Chris B. because your good at madden your an expert at football? your in the pac
10 now, you should be stoked. quit feeling like you have to hate on everything
BYU. things are changing for Utah. you don't have to feel bad about being in
BYU's shadow anymore. you just have to look forward to losing to them in the
Vegas bowl each year.
Gifford VanBure,I think Unga has a little Emmit Smith/Walter payton
in him.I would not be suprised if Unga gains over 8,000 yards next
year in the NFL.
I sure hope he's been living right.
Son born last week subtract 9 months means this was happening mid-season.
Someone on that BYU sidline knew what was going on.
@ Chris BYou forgot...He specialized in mowing down
utes. Regardless if its college or pro, Havrey will continue his dominance over
any ute.373 yards and counting.
Unga is the best RB to come out of a Utah college in a long time. He'll be a
beast for whichever team gets him. I'd love to see him join Tahi in Minnesota.
Unga is a power athlete and he can do well in the NFL. Most importantly he has
a son now to teach and build up and a future wife to take care of. I wish him
the VERY BEST of luck in life and I hope to see him playing in the pro's. I
hope he finsihes his degree at BYU in the future too.Don't be
judging the man too harshly...everyone makes mistakes.As a Ute fan I
am glad he is out of BYU but I truly Wish Him the Best of Luck. I think Kariya
will fill the void nicely (go Darts)
Unga is an extremely talented football player and I am sure he will get picked
up by an NFL team. I wish him the best of luck in his career, and more
importantly, I wish him joy and happiness with his new family. Thanks for the
memories Harvey! You are awesome!!
I think you will see him as a fullback in the NFL. 4.63 (and the 4.7 he also
ran) are not great for a regular running back. We will see. But Harvey has
always been a guy I respected. Cant wait to continue to follow him.
Harvey could be a solid contributor on the right team. I think Miami could be a
nice fit as he plays like Ricky Williams imo.And Chris B - not one
single NFL team will hold Harvey's withdrawl from school against him. They know
why he had to withdraw and that reason wouldn't even raise an eyebrow among NFL
GMs - guaranteed.
Good luck Harv! Thanks for the years. Very entertaining RB to watch.
Let's see...Can't block, too slow, can't obey rules(obviously)Thanks for playing harvey - your career is done
Good luck Harvey!