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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 30 2010 1:00 p.m. MST

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Cris B.
Sandy, UT

Congrats to all utes, aztecs, and horned frogs.

South Jordan, UT

congrats to all who made it....and grow up chris b I suppose the b stands for baby if you cant get over yourself long enough to pass congrats to all players that put forth the effort and was recognized

Alpine, UT

Live Hard - That is really funny. If the "other 3 don't mean jack squat" to you anymore, then please prove it by going away.

Overton, NV

One thing I disagree with on these selections: Carmen Messina should not have been on the 2nd team. He should have been on the first. Yeah, I know, he played for a really bad New Mexico team. Still, he was the first guy to record back-to-back seasons of 100+ tackles for the Lobos since some guy named Urlacher. He's a really good player and should have been given more recognition for it.

But having said that, I suppose you can make an argument for a lot of guys.

Dave S
Holladay, UT

Shaky should have won special teams player of the year!!

Cedar City, UT

Congrats to all the Utes and Cougs. Its pretty impressive what Coach Hoke has done at SDSU.

Salt Lake City, UT

It was very impressive to turn a program around from a 1-4 start too but I guess they want you to be great out of the blocks. Patterson has done a super job and deserves Coach of the Year too. We have been very priveledged to have Patterson, Whittingham and Mendenhall these last five years. How about Thompson as commissioner of the year??? Not when he destroyed the conference I guess.

Salt Lake City, UT

The Utes cannot get out of this conference fast enough. Burton is one of the top 5 corners in the country, but only made the MWC second team. Give me a break. Sealver was totally snubbed too. He will be starting in the NFL, Rick Ricketts and Josh Biezuns, and will be lucky to be invited to the combine. Where is the love for Asiata and Wide? These are two phenomenal seniors who only had low numbers because they are on the same team.

How many BYU players will be all conference next year?

Iowa City, IA

Congrats to all. And to think Joe Phillips was a walk-on!

Great job!

Saint George, UT

I know I'm not the most objective observer but I think Shaky deserved the Special Teams POY.

Saint George, UT

Do they award a conference Coach of the Year?? Just curious..

Antimony, UT

I don't know what you mean by the last line of your post. If you are trying to prove a point by saying that BYU won't have any next year because we are going Independent I don't get what it proves. You are just like the other yewts.. jealous that BYU can go Independent and actually pull it off! something that Utah couldn't do because they don't have a national fan base, a storied program (that goes beyone the last 6 years) and wouldn't have got a deal with ESPN.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Re: PAC12South

I agree about Asiata and Wide. I think it would have been fitting to see one make first team and the other make second team. However, I'm glad they picked my boy DiLuigi for second team. He would finish the season with well over 1,000 yards rushing if he got more than 10-15 carries a game.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

...Asiata and Wide? 1st team? How do ya'll figure? Less than 700 yards when 7 others ahead of them have more yardage? Huh? Over Hillman, Wesley, or AFA's Clark who were 1000 yard rushers? Just a little bit too much red koolaid boys. Even Di Luigi won't come close to be deserving...2nd team honors, Yes.

What are you TUN folks going to do next year for a running game, to keep Mr. Wynn from freaking out? I see Utah's defense as the saving grace for what could be a disaster for Utah next year. Losing your top 2 OL players along w/ 2-3 backup could also spell disaster...better hope that luck is on your side next year, cus your gonna need it!

Las Vegas, NV

Congrats to all the selections. But....seriously, Hillman is a great freshmen runningback for SDSU but when you have two NFL wide receivers who require so much attention from a defensive unit, it is pretty easy to see how Hillman was able to pile on some yards. I don't know how Brian Blechen (and even Heaps) were not ahead of Hillman for Freshmen of the Year. My vote is for Blechen, he is amazing!

Provo, UT

I have to agree about Brandon Burton being left out of the 1st team. How can a MWC player projected by national scouts to go in the 1st round of the nfl draft be on a 2nd team? He's probably the first MWC player to be drafted. Oh well, onward to the PAC 12.

Rigby, Id

I am a Ute fan but it is obvious that Wynn has problems. He is a girly-boy...runs for cover when a play breaks down. His passing skills are all over the place. Utah needs the following.

1. New quarterback ( a man this time)
2. Defensive line who can put pressure on
opposing quarterback
3. DB's who can react to ball before it is thrown
4. New off. co-ordinator who can call more than
just tackle left and tackle right
5. Go-to possession receiver at least 6'3

Disco Vega
MoTown, CA

What a great year...congrats to all...the only misque was Shaky...he should have made it.

Bountiful, UT

How does Burton not make first team? The MWC is going to look foolish when the its first team selections aren't anywhere to be found on the All-American ballots and Burton receives honors. He is one of the top corners in the NCAA.

Also how does Cox make first team and Siliga only gets honorable mention. I would take Sealver over So'oto any day of the week. Siliga probably got dinged because of the depth Utah has at tackle.

Heaps performance the second half of the year should have gotten him honorable mention. The kid can play.

Sandy, UT

Congratulations to all the great players who made this year's all-MWC lists!

I think that Shaky deserved the special teams player of the year, but I won't take anything away from Kerley, he is a great player.

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