As a Cougar fan, I think utah got hosed on a couple of selections. Burton and
Siliga should have been first team selections. Siliga didn't even make the
second team, what a joke. Ya think the MWC is a little bitter about losing the
utes and cougs. Too many of you are worried about Shaky not getting the first
team selection, he was good, but way inconsistant. Kerley was always consistant.
The bigger snubs are of Siliga and Burton.
Why not just take the Utah roster and sub it for the all conference.
@SoCalUteIf you think back, plenty of BYU fans were wondering how
the team would do without all-timers Hall, Pitta, and Unga. So, your statement
about not worrying whether the starters who were leaving were talented seems
ridiculous.And it is obvious BYU struggled this year until the
newcomers gained experience and the rebuilding of the program began in earnest
after the Utah State game. So, the worry was valid.As for the Utes'
future, I don't think it is as bright as most fans thought four weeks ago. Every
time you denigrate BYU, just think of the game last Saturday. The
only thing U fans have on BYU is a one-point scoreboard in a game at home
between a previously #5 ranked team, predicted by posters as National
Championship 2010 material, against a BYU squad that at points this season was
statistically on track for one of the worst years in three decades.Spin it how you want to. BYU and the U are pretty much mirror images
now...what matters most is the direction they head in the future. Word on the street is buy BYU, sell Utah.
@Pac12South"How many BYU players will be all conference next
year?"Lol! the exact same number as the Yewts will have on the
Pac 12 all conference team, ZERO! The Yewt defense was too small and too slow
this year, Burton is a product of that. 2nd team is a gift. I'm surprised you
weren't whining for Kwhitt to be named coach of the year.I noticed
you're wondering where Asiata and Wide are, everyone else is wondering where
they were in the TCU, Notre Dame, SDSU, BYU, etc games. I think their tendency
to disappear in big games is what cost them.The one legitimate
complaint you have is Shaky Smithson not getting Special Teams Player of the
Year and 1st team KR/PR. He destroyed Kerley year and got robbed.
@ Michigancoog You sound like a broken record from TDS. You are just
repeating what Y'ners said last year and the year before. Somehow, you
cewgs always think the UTES will be in bad shape when they lose a few starters,
but somehow, there is no mention of anytime when the cewgs lose some
starters.Kind of makes it obvious that the cewgs don't have any starters
worth worrying about when they leave.Utes will be at the top again next
year...Even with their new (3 and 4 star) players. You cewgs will take
second in your new league next year.Go Utes!!!!!
Didn't Shaky break Kerley's conference for punt returns? With all due respect to
a very god TCU player, there's no justice in Shaky's snub.
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.
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
What a great year...congrats to all...the only misque was Shaky...he should have
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
quarterback3. DB's who can react to ball before it is thrown4. New
off. co-ordinator who can call more than just tackle left and tackle
right5. Go-to possession receiver at least 6'3
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.
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
...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!
Re: PAC12SouthI 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.
@PAC12SouthI 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
Do they award a conference Coach of the Year?? Just curious..
I know I'm not the most objective observer but I think Shaky deserved the
Special Teams POY.
Congrats to all. And to think Joe Phillips was a walk-on!Great job!
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?
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.
Congrats to all the Utes and Cougs. Its pretty impressive what Coach Hoke has
done at SDSU.
Shaky should have won special teams player of the year!!
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.
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.
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
Congrats to all utes, aztecs, and horned frogs.