Comments about ‘Doug Robinson: Collie is BYU's first wide receiver to make a big impact in the NFL’

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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 29 2010 10:26 p.m. MDT

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AK Cougar
Palmer, AK

Good luck to Austin and I hope he stays healthy. Make BYU proud with your production and speed will be secondary.

Go Courgars and everything that is, was and will be Cougar.

Tdelta
Springfield, VA

Collie's efforts last Sunday helped the Colts
beat the Denver Broncos. Jacksonville is next.

Frozen Chosen
Savage, MN

The guy's a stud - what can you say! Having success as a receiver in the NFL is tricky; you need the right scheme and the right QB to match your skills and then you need the opportunity.

It's clear that Collie made the right decision when he left school early, that's for sure.

fooseball wicha friens
Spring, TX

Magic happens.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

I loved to hear the nay-sayers complain that anybody could be a star receiver with Manning throwing the passes. Undoubtedly explains why Austin was such a star at BYU.

Another great quarterback was throwing the passes.

Anyway, sure says a lot for work ethic. What was the quote, "work hard, live right?"

Hoping for some Austin Collie-style magic Friday night.

texlds
Carrollton, TX

Don't you mean the Colt defeated Denver? They play Jacksonville this coming week.

financenco
Salt Lake City, UT

he was the key I think in BYU not going undefeated last year. Other then the Tightends, they had no outside threat, such as him, and they are still looking for it now. So had he stayed last year, you can imagine what could have been the case. Now you have a bunch of new kids, outside of the lineman, learning their way, that is almost unheard of these days. That is QB, RB, TE, and Receiver.

Fibonacci
Centerville, UT

I'd say his 'Utah' based detractors who assured us all of his NFL demise ought to be enjoying their crow about now. As great as Austin's been in the NFL so far, I predict he's just getting started.

Tdelta
Springfield, VA

Collie's efforts last Sunday helped the Colts
beat the Denver Broncos. Jacksonville is next.

sports fan
Provo, UT

I always like seeing Latter Day Saints do well in the NFL. i love watching Collie on sunday, its a lot better than watching him play against the utes.

Laser
North Liberty, IA

Great article considering you and the rest of ute-dom seemed to relentlessly attack him for answering a set up question, to take a free shot at his rival (remember 4th and 18) , with tact. It's about time someone from the red group says, "Sorry, we were just upset we lost."

BleedCougarBlue
Enid, OK

Oh yewties!, oh yeeewwwties! Come out! Come out wherever you are!

Ha! Ha! Come on, BYU haters, just admit it. It isn't 'just' Peyton Manning. It isn't 'just' luck. Austin Collie has got TALENT!

Go Cougars!

tron527
Provo, UT

Was it just me or did Mark Bellini sound a little jealous when he insinuated that the difference between him and Austin was luck? Also BYU receivers are not always slow white guys with good hands. Mark seemed to forget that BYU has had slow guys of other ethnicity's as well like Margin Hooks or O'Neill Chambers.

Idaho Coug
Meridian, Idaho

Love watching Collie. I know you didn't intend to list every single BYU player to make a significant impact in the NFL. But just a reminder about one Cougar who almost always gets left off the list. Virgil Carter played QB in the NFL for 10 years and was named both the Bears and Bengals offensive MVP. Also the first QB to run the West Coast Offense.

wwookie
Payson, UT

Hard to trust a story where the author states " BYU, who practically invented the college passing game" and says Ty Detmer was an NFL stand-out. Ty was much more of an NFL sit-down.

Austin Collie is doing amazing things for the colts. He was a key component of the team last year that made a good run for the Lombardi, and I expect him to be huge again this year. He is deceptively quick and runs routes better than 1/2 the starting receivers in the NFL. He also picked up on Mannings rythym early, which is something the greats do (rice, T.O. Sharpe, smith, etc.).

Expect great things from Collie and a long career.

... and hopefully Austin can keep that attitude that his teams the best and the rest are garbage. It made a lot of people not like him when he was at byu, but you cannot say he isnt a team player.

Good Luck

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

Kids want to be picked in the top ten of the draft for big money, but then go play for a poor team. Collie hit the magic formula. Get picked at the end of round and play for a contending team, and the money is still good.

TJ2407
Springville, UT

Bleedcougarblue

I do think that Manning has helped Collie a lot by getting him the ball with good throws and by teaching him in practice but I will admit that it is not all Manning and the Colts. Collie is pretty good and deserves credit

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

The timing was just right and good for him. Who said he was too slow? Well, he was picked from the right team, at the right time and chemistry. Enjoy your career!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Collie is one of the reasons why they won 10 games while he was there. He was so much better than the average WR at byu, the loss in talent is noticable.
Manning has full faith in him so he should continue to have great games.

Cougars1
Bluffdale, UT

All the Utah fans who said he wouldn't make it in the NFL can eat your hearts out. This guy torched your best db's on a regular basis.

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