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  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 9:36 p.m.

    Wally West
    2 from Timpview

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 8:31 p.m.

    re: TheHailstorm | 7:45 a.m. Jan. 11, 2011

    "Byu has 17 recruits committed for next year.. 12 from Utah and 6 of those from Utah County."

    and how many from Timpview?

  • 2-12whs Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 7:36 p.m.

    good luck harvey! but u will have some competition at the running back spot once Tana Afieaki transfers although u are better he has college ball experience

  • Flames6 North Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 5:44 p.m.

    @ Vonka????? You Utah folks ? You're writing from Lehi........ I'll bet you were a Laker fan last year and a Heat fan now.

  • bballjunkie Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 5:41 p.m.

    Just FYI to all Utah fans, BYU did pull Langi offer a few weeks ago...

  • Vonkalicious Lehi, Utah
    Jan. 11, 2011 3:24 p.m.

    You Utah folks get so wrapped up in a sport that neither team has proven to be that great at. Get over it - Go SEC!

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Jan. 11, 2011 2:14 p.m.

    Utahcountyute,

    Oh yea, well....um well, well we got a verbal commit from Adam Pulsipher...ummmm

    crickets crickets crickets

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 1:55 p.m.

    Justthefax

    Well...98 votes > 1 , #23 USA ranking > "no votes", 10-3 > 7-6.... If the Utes were humiliated, what does that make byu?

    2 out of 3, better recruiting class, PAC 12 and SCOREBOARD!

  • Just the FAX Olympus Cove, Utah
    Jan. 11, 2011 10:46 a.m.

    utahcountyute

    10-3 Utah wasn't even good enough to finish the season ranked in the AP Top 25.

    The national media is buying the MUSS hype machine.

    All talk. No walk.

    Three humiliating losses to end the season.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 10:09 a.m.

    Nice to see Jaydee, Bluto, ducky and a miriad of other byu homers out in force on this article about a UTAH recruit. Love it, love it, love it.

    Just shows how much you care and how bitter you are because of the current direction of byu football.

    The Utes just keep one upping you and it hurts so bad.

    Thanks to all the byu fans that have congradulated the kid though. There is some class down there besides Chad Lewis, I guess.

  • TheHailstorm South Weber, UT
    Jan. 11, 2011 7:45 a.m.

    Byu has 17 recruits committed for next year.. 12 from Utah and 6 of those from Utah County. Not a good sign with National LOI day 3 weeks away and some of the recruiting coaches missing in action.
    Utah has 20 recruits with 9 from Utah.. some very good horses at that. Harvey should do well under the coaching staff up on the hill, where BYU is in a muddle ,not having a staff completed and unrest with the independence idea.
    Might be a real test for the Utes in the new conference but it's still not the same as playing New Mexico State and Louisiana Tech.
    The Ute staff will continue to learn through toil and trouble but the ego of Bronco is rock solid and doesn't bode well for positive publicity. ( 2 QB,s anyone )? Who doesn't think that Riley's starts were do to a promise made to Mr. Neilson by Mendenhall if he could get him to change his mind and commit to the "Y" ?
    Good Luck Harvey you have my best wishes ever for a successful career.Coach Kyle has always said that he wants to establish the running game first.

  • UteMan South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 10:42 p.m.

    The recruiting shift began after Utah's second BCS win and became even more dramatic with the PAC-12 announcement.

    What is BYU going to have left if they can't own the top players in Utah? I give it a year or two for even most LDS kids in Utah to get used to watching Utah play on the big stage while BYU plays a weak schedule in October and November. Utah will eventually own 90% of the best players in the state.

    Matthews is a good player for BYU to sign this year, but you all are joking yourself if you would not find value in Langi and Fakahafau who are the two best skill players in the state both headed to Utah.

    Loaded at RB is the reason he didn't sign? Get over yourself, perhaps he wanted to play in real conference.

    The Bingham pipeline has been great for the cougars, yet they couldn't land the best player that schools has had to offer.

    This is a big statement recruit for Utah.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Jan. 10, 2011 8:25 p.m.

    Look at BYU'S recruits! half the guys don't have any other offers besides BYU. JJ dilugi was a good player here in Calif but the guy had maybe 1 or 2 offers coming out of high school. The only advantage BYU has is the instate poly's. I get it how BYU recruits with these camps and all but they don't recruit exciting or flashy players. But they recruit those LDS poly kids well.

  • Flames6 North Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    Duckhunter

    Your numerous posts on a Utah article are getting testier and testier. Define pathetic. Then look in the mirror. A troll will be staring back. Find a BYU article to post on and put this one to rest.

  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 6:03 p.m.

    Poor ute trolls. You have no rights to your games, not that anyone outside of the sl valley would want them anyway. And yes poor pathetic little flames I am in marketing and sales.

    But once again those are only one way BYU will make money through independence. They have many, many ways of marketing themselves and their games.

    I sense depseration in the ute "fan" base. Listen if you really think what utah has is so much better then why do you care so much about what BYU is doing? Why does it concern you so much that they may have avenues of revenue that utah does not?

    Whatever the exact dollar figures turn out to be the fact remains BYU is set to make money from many different outlets and without a conference affiliation they need to do just that.

    I think what really bothers you guys is the knowledge that utah could never accomplish the same thing. They need a conference of schools better than themselves to prop them up.

    Pathetic really. LOL

  • Flames6 North Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 5:30 p.m.

    Lets try this again. Duckhunter - to sell DVDs BYU need only to liscense the product. Since I don't see any BYU season in review sets anywhere it is safe to say someone in authority does not think the venture would be profitable. Unlike the 2004 and 2008 season sets Utah sells. The only DVDs I see BYU on are the rivalry ones and they obviously needed Utah for that. I don't know what you do for a living but I'd bet it isn't marketing.

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Jan. 10, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    @Duckhunter

    First, your on a Ute article calling a Ute a troll? Classic BYU fan post.

    Second, have you heard of supply and demand? How many DVDs will you buy if BYU goes 7-6 or 8-5 or 9-4 or 10-3? That should be simple enough even for your junior high school education to understand.

    Better yet why don't you go find out how many DVDs were sold by Notre Dame football over the last decade. Then come back and tell us how "Notre Dame of the West" will match it.

    BYU is in real finacial trouble if you projectns are anythig like:

    "Langi won't be going to utah. Dream on. LOL" -- Duckhunter (Jan. 4, 2011)

    Who needs DVD sales, we're PAC-12 baby!

    Go UTES!

  • Big_Ben Centerville, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 4:45 p.m.

    @duckhunter

    1. you are on a utah article, peddling BYU and their revenue streams. And you say I am a troll?

    2. Amazing how I merely say that I find the number 100,000 at 100 dollars a little high and it causes you to go on a tangent about economics and marketing that any second grader in "junior achievement" would know.

    3. I never claim to be "unbiased". Im a ute fan, but I think I have a good perspective. Im not a BYU hater, in fact if you read my posts, youll know I give plenty of credit to the boys in blue. And is that supposed to be an insult? Do you claim to be "unbiased"? Will someone who is "unbiased" agree with you? I dont know what you mean.

    anyway, my point was and is that if you think that 100 is a little too much for a DVD pack, if you want to sell 100,000 copies. Take a deep breath.

  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 4:05 p.m.

    @big ben

    That was simply a number to illustrate a point but thanks for being your typical troll self. I do not know how many they would sell or even what they would charge but 100,000 is not an outrageous number of them. So they sell half that many, so what? It is still a lucrative revenue stream, one that other schools (your beloved utes included) do not have. It would probably equal several million dollars per year.

    Tell me do you know anything at all about marketing and sales? My guess is no so let me enlighten you just a little bit. The more avenues an individual, in this case BYU, has to market their product the more of that product they will sell. The more they sell the more money they will make. That should be simple enough even for your utah education to understand.

    Aslo advertising can be sold to be included with dvd's and rebroadcasts, pay per view, online streaming, etc. The avenues for revenue are vast and BYU owns the rights to all of those avenues themselves.

    You like to pretend to be unbiased so why don't you actually do it?

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 3:40 p.m.

    "Harvey loves the spotlight. He wore a utah wrist band during the high school championship game while he constantly watched himself on the jumbotron".

    Hmmm, didn't Jake Hypes hold a big presser to announce his selection? Also, I saw Austin Collie looking at the jumbotron a few times while playing inside Lucas Oil Stadium for the Colts. It's what guys do now days on all teams. Get over it.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Jan. 10, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    4D,

    You might want to add a few other 4 star Utes to last years class ( per scout)

    Dexter Ransom 4 star
    Po'u Palelei 4 star
    James Aiono 4 star

    Any attempt by the tds to suggest they had a better recruiting class than the Utes is simple delusion.

  • the_beav SLC, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 2:09 p.m.

    It will be fun to see how Harvey does up on the hill... at least for the next 2 years until he moves to the NFL.
    Why choose Utah over USC...
    1. He will start as a freshman
    2. No Bowl sanctions (1 more year)

    Adds up to a plan to make the NFL jump as soon as possible.

  • Big_Ben Centerville, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    @DuckHunter

    if you think there are 100,000 people who would drop 100 dollars on a BYU football DVD, I have a great ponzi scheme that you can join for only an initial downpayment of 1,000,000 dollars.

  • 4D Provo, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 1:42 p.m.

    Everyone keeps on talking how legit Byu's recruiting class was in 2010. Lets take a closer look, in comparison to Utah's 2010 recruiting class.
    Utah (Rivals.com)
    1. Reggie Dunn 4 star recruit
    2. John Cullen 4 star recruit
    3. V.J. Vehonko 4 star recruit
    4. Kenneth Scott 4 star recruit
    5. Terrel Reese 4 star recruit
    6. Tevita Finau 4 star recruit

    Byu (Rivals.com)
    1. Ross Apo 4 star recruit
    2. Jake Heaps 4 star recruit
    3. Bronson Kaufusi 4 star recruit

    Currently as of 2011 recruiting class Utah has two four star recruits compared to Byu's one. Out of the top 5 Utah high school preps Utah has four of them that are committed, and Byu has one.

  • fender Washington, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 1:38 p.m.

    coachcarter

    What are you talking about? Andrew George is NOT from Utah. His father, R.L. or Richard (who is my cousin) is from Kanosh, Utah, but left years ago. R.L. attended BYU on a track scholarship (also played football his freshman year) and after graduation moved back east to finish his education and start work. He eventually moved to Englewood, CO where Andrew was raised and attended Cherry Creek High School.

  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 12:48 p.m.

    Continued

    We haven't even discussed basketball yet, or any of the other sports. They also have the same right to rebroadcast basketball (and all other sports), to sell rebroadcasts, pay per view, dvd's, etc.

    Basicly they own their own brand and can sell it in any manner they want to sell it.

    The ESPN deal is great, it gives them several million dollars per year as well as exposure. You also left the money ESPN will pay them to broadcast their basketball games out of your estimate by the way.

    But the real money, the big $ come into play when they sell all the other stuff. I know my boys will be getting DVD packages for Christmas and their birthdays. That's just money straight to the program.

    You really need to look beyond the ESPN deal to see what this is going to do for BYU.

  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 12:43 p.m.

    @90 Cougar

    You aren't understanding this. No they are not going to receive that amount of money directly from ESPN. And the 30 million estimate is the most optimistic estimate I have seen but it comes with some actual analysis and isn't just a number.

    BYU's deal gives them full rights to their games after the original ESPN broadcasts. That means they can re-broadcast them themselves, and sell advertising while they do it. They can also sell the games on pay per view. They can also sell the game dvd's themselves as single games or as packages such as entire season packages, etc.

    That is not something most schools (I don't know of any other school at all) can do. I can tell you right now there are alot of people willing to drop $100 on a BYU season football game dvd set. If only 100,000 people were to do that then it would generate $10,000,000.00 for that single season alone. That doesn't even take into account single game dvd's ($15 each?) and other ways to garner sales of the games.

    There is much more to this.

  • Ute_DanD West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    It still all starts with the QB. And I still question Utah's QB. I am hopeful that he will be back at 100% and 25 lbs heavier and stronger but... We shall see.

  • Big_Ben Centerville, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 11:36 a.m.

    A couple of thoughts on this:

    1. I really like Utah's running back situation for next year. you add Harvey to a mix that already includes John White, Lucky Radley, Tauni Vakapuna, and Beau Burton. Competition will be fierce.

    2. With White and Harvey, you have a very nice 1, 2 punch of guys with different stlyes and abilities.

    3. There is a lot of talent on offense, in just about every position. I hope we can utilize all of it.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Jan. 10, 2011 11:29 a.m.

    What's interesting is how quite the kewgs are about thier current recruiting class. Both Rivals and Scout have them ranked well below some of the nations doormats.

    For all the ESPN/ indy chest pounding the current results are alarming.

    Lets review shall we;

    *7-6 with a loss to Utah State
    * 30% decline in bowl viewership
    * both OC & DC fired
    * Worst recruiting class in several years

    I'm sure ESPN is making the necessary "ajustments".

  • whoisjohngalt Holladay, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 11:15 a.m.

    Harvey loves the spotlight. He wore a utah wrist band during the high school championship game while he constantly watched himself on the jumbotron.

    So he had already commited to utah. But...He wants to be on tv and pretend he is still deciding. Lame.

  • AggieLuva South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    Congrats Harvi, good choice with all the RB's at Utah leaving, he should be able to step in and play early. Good pick up for the U. Hopefully he can carry the load for Jordan Wynny. Hopefully the Utes find a better QB soon.

  • factcheck Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 11:01 a.m.

    RE: coachcarter

    "Mckay Jacobson played high school football at North Sanpete until his jr or sr year"

    HMMMMMM. Where did you hear that? You need to check your facts. He played all 4 years at SouthLake HS in Carrol As a sophomore, he had 70 catches for 910 yards and nine touchdowns, with three punts returned for scores.

    Also before the FSU game last year, they showed a little league picture that had McKay and Ponder (FSU QB) fromt he same little league football team in Dallas.

    As far as Langi. I hate to admit it, but I think this could be a bigger catch than most fans realize. He will be a great addition to the Utes. Come on BYU fans give it a rest. If he would have gone to BYU you would all be singing his praises, and the Ute fans would be ripping him.

  • fender Washington, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 10:49 a.m.

    BYU and ESPN

    ESPN can move BYU's games to other dates based on its needs. BYU is guaranteed only that ESPN will carry three games on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC (which is co-owned by Disney) and one on ESPNU. Games not picked up will then be broadcast "nationally" on BYU's broadcast system...that will be great for BYU fans, but offers no special exposure to a wider football audience.

  • '90Cougar Hampstead, NC
    Jan. 10, 2011 10:21 a.m.

    Duckhunter says "There are estimates that BYU's total television revenues could exceed 30million dollars wtih the money from ESPN, their own broadcasts and rebroadcast rights. That is not a pipe dream those are real figures."

    I don't know who these people are who estimate 30 million, but I am very skeptical of that prediction.

    BYU is guaranteed 3 games on ESPN, ESPN 2, or ABC, and 1 on ESPNU, at $800,000-$1,200,000 per game. If ESPN gave $1.2M for each game, BYU can count on $4.8M. That's a big improvement over what the MWC was giving its teams, but it is still $25 million shy of the $30 million estimate you suggested.

    If ESPN decided to air EVERY ONE of BYU's games, and paid top dollar for each of them, that gets the Cougars $14.4 million. It would take BYU going to a BCS bowl to reach 30 million. A possible but extremely unlikely combination of events.

    Trust me - I hope both BYU and Utah do well in their future endeavors. But let's stick closer to facts and likelihoods rather than suggesting the extremely unlikely in our arguments.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Jan. 10, 2011 10:17 a.m.

    Dutchman,

    "What hasn't been decided is what ESPN channel will be used"

    Uhmmm, did you see the viewership numbers for the New Mexico bowl? over a 30% decline over previous year. I'm sure ESPN is looking at all options in minimizing the damage done by signing such a deal- I'm guessing a lot of people have been fired.

    For all you TDS fans, I hope you're OK with online streaming....that's how you'll be "watching" your games.

    LOL!

  • catram North Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 10, 2011 10:16 a.m.

    Langi made the right choice, AND I AM NOT A UTAH FAN. He would have not played at BYU for at least two years; the Cougs are packed at running back. Probably why he narrowed his choices to Utah and USC. Plus, who really knows if this kid wants to live the honor code. I do wish him the best; seems like a phenomenal athelete.

  • 2-12whs Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 9:58 a.m.

    thts good now we got a legit running back now we need a quarterback!

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    This kid made a great decision. He will have the opportunity to start as a freshman AND he is being put into an offense that will use him a lot and rely on him a lot if he proves himself. Great to have you on board Harvey.

    Funny, I remmeber when another Harvey (Unga) made the decision to go with another school, and how disappointed we were because he sold out a lot of his college career by going to a team that under appreciates the running game. That Harvery could have been a Heisman contender had he gone to the Utes.

    Langi, we're hoping you come dedicated. great things will happen!

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 8:30 a.m.

    OK, no BYU games on Wednesday and Thursday nights if the schedule holds. What hasn't been decided is what ESPN channel will be used. I assume it will be a mix of ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN U and ESPN 3 which is their stream to computers. ESPN and ESPN 2 reach about 90 million households so that is great. Someone please tell me how many games will be on ESPN U and what the household reach is for ESPN U. Might not be so great.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 8:16 a.m.

    Welcome Harvey!

    Nice pick up K Whitt. This is a perfect fit for both the U and for Harvey but I expect this to happen more often going forward as we get into the PAC.

    Go Utes, to the PAC 12!

  • coachcarter Cedar City, UT
    Jan. 10, 2011 8:04 a.m.

    CougFanInTexas,

    take two off your list. Andrew George and Mckay Jacobson, both grew up mainly in Utah.

    Andrew George's family is from a small town outside of Fillmore. Most his family is there still.

    Mckay Jacobson played high school football at North Sanpete until his jr or sr year

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Jan. 9, 2011 9:13 p.m.

    @ crowntown1

    How can you say "You (meaning BYU) sign 2 and 3 star polynesian players from Utah. No diversity or exciting playmakers in your recruiting." Come on . . . really?

    How about Dennis Pitta (CA), Andrew George (CO), Max Hall (AZ), Austin Collie (CA), John Beck (AZ), Ross Apo (TX), Jake Heaps (WA), "Juice" Quezada (CA), Drew Phillips (AL), JJ Di Luigi (CA), Kori Gaines (GA), Cody Hoffman (CA), Zac Stout (CA), Kyle Van Noy (NV), Eathyn Manumaleuna (AK), McKay Jacobson (TX). Do you want me to continue?

    But you're right, we do like to recruit great Utah kids too. Four of the Reynolds brothers, Justin Sorensen (will be the best kicker in the West next year), Andrew Rich, Jameson Frazier, Jordan Pendleton, Richard Wilson, Austin Holt and Harvey Unga among others.

    Tell me that Utes would not have offered any of these players if they had a chance! Know your facts before you make ridiculous statements.

  • Aloha Saint George Saint George, Utah
    Jan. 9, 2011 8:53 p.m.

    Congrats Utah for bringing in a four star athlete. Likely to start next year.

    It's also cool for an athlete like that to stay home and play football in his back yard, his family can see most of his games, he'll recruit other blue chippers to stay home, and get a degree from a prestigious university. Wise move.

  • Dave S Holladay, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    Re: Buster

    Thanks for posting that schedule for next year. I'm still laughing at the quality of opponents the Zoobs will be playing next year.

    Step aside and let the big boys play in the conference of champions not your puny conference of chumps.

  • Buster Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 7:23 p.m.

    NewMexicoUte | 6:59 p.m.
    Albuquerque, NM
    Veritas Aequitas: Your comments are jealous and hateful! No other words to describe you.
    ===

    LOL, you don't read my posts, do you. I call it like I see it.

    Oh... My daughters love me. They describe me as honest, loving, caring, and "tight" -- and "daddy"... Try those words.

    Here is my earlier post from this story:
    ===

    Veritas Aequitas | 9:07 p.m. Jan. 8, 2011
    Fruit Heights, UT

    Congrats to Harvey for staying local, and finding a University that seems to be a nice fit. It seems to be a win-win situation for the U and for Harvey.

    ===

    PLEASE, point out the jealous and hateful part.

    ===
    "Just remember, there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way. ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter"

    "The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others." ~Author Unknown

    ===
    Lose the jealousy and hatred. Life is good. There is more to who you are than a football team. Read a book, go for a walk...

    "Truth - Justice"

  • NewMexicoUte Albuquerque, NM
    Jan. 9, 2011 6:59 p.m.

    Veritas Aequitas: Your comments are jealous and hateful! No other words to describe you.

  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 6:57 p.m.

    continued from above

    There are estimates that BYU's total television revenues could exceed 30million dollars wtih the money from ESPN, their own broadcasts and rebroadcast rights. That is not a pipe dream those are real figures. That will not be the case for the utes and their pac10 revenue share and that is an important consideration.

    Also BYU is free to negotiate any bowl deal, tv deal, game deal, etc. that they want to. No one else controls them or can tell them what to do.

    Those things are extremely valuable and any alliance with a conference would have to supply some advantages that would offset them to be worth it.

    As a fan I like the idea of playing for a conference championship but that isn't the most important thing by a long shot.

    So in short yes the utes got an upgrade and BYU would have liked that but there are definately some things about independence that are better than a conference affiliation despite your efforts to downplay it.

    I'm not sure utah got a better deal but I am sure utah could not go independent and get an espn deal like BYU's.

  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 6:50 p.m.

    Wedgie

    I'm not sure which I would prefer, better conference or independence. Probably being part of a top conference but there are some real advantages to independence that I like and they would have to be considered.

    1st among those is being able to schedule any team anywhere without having to worry about conference limitations. I truly think this ability will be great fun and as a guy that goes to away games on occasion I will definately look forward to traveling to places i haven't been or places I like.

    Another advantage is the exclusive tv deal with ESPN. While you want to downplay it it is in fact quite an acheivment and something very few teams could do. We will now be able to see every single football and basketball game and they will all be broadcast everywhere in the nation. yes some will be on ESPN's secondary channels but those still have widespread distribution and can be at worst paid for on all systems if they are not included in the basic package.

    Also BYU will not have to share the considerable revenue they are going to gain with anyone else.

    continued

  • Chris B's momma Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 9, 2011 6:45 p.m.

    How's that 4.65 speed going to work in the pac. Team speed appears to be a thing of the past at the u.

  • Duckhunter American Fork, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    No otis utah will not be playing every game on national tv and neither will the other schools in the pac10. That is false. Their current contract is regional and not every team is even shown regionally every week. Some are only shown in their own markets and the market of the team they are playing. The station most of them are shown on is almost as obscure as the Mtn.

    If the new pac10 tv deal includes national broadcasts then we will all be lucky enough to be able to watch the utes weekly beatdown and humiliation but until then we will just have to hope to see a few of them if our cable system carries the right network.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Jan. 9, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    Ute shoot,

    "Can you Utes stop claiming the "LIE" of Wednesday and Thursday night games"

    hmmm, I never said this. Take a litle time before you use your knee jerk reactions...k?

    You like most tds are very dodgey when ask the simple question...You'd the tds leave the "indy" experience in a heartbeat if (big if) a BCS actually invited them to join. You along with your kewgar cousins know the answer.

    So again I ask. Who got a better deal.

    Sleep well.

  • ute-chute Beverly Hills, CA
    Jan. 9, 2011 6:07 p.m.

    Hedge...

    No one knows how Independence will work out for BYU. It could or could not be the Ultimate Experience.

    Can you Utes stop claiming the "LIE" of Wednesday and Thursday night games.

    Independence has yet to be decided. Wednesday and Thursday games are just petty, jealous lies.

    Man up, and talk about Utah's program, and stop the jealous hating on BYU.

  • MichiganCoog Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    Yo Wally West,

    Yes, I am promoting BYU's defense. Why? It is that same defense that stuffed that awesome Utah offense that is now devoid of any experience, w/ the departure of most of your skilled (or so they've said) players like Shakey, Cain, and all 3 of your previous RB's. Yes, Langi is a great catch on Utah's part. But, w/ the kind of defensive talent that BYU has coming back for next year, my point was exactly what if I were Harvey Langi should be very concerned about.

    Can't wait to see what transpires in September in Provo, especially the following week after USC introduces your Utes to the PAC12 w/ a nice pounding in LA. Get ready for your introduction to .500 football for years to come.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Jan. 9, 2011 5:38 p.m.

    Buster,

    "And stop it with the untruths"

    I got on for you. How about stop making the tds "indy" experience somehow "better than what Utah has. Everyone knows that if a BCS conference would actually invite the tds the tds would drop the whole "indy" pipedream like a bad habit.

    Everyone knows this.... including you buster.

    sleep well.

  • Buster Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 5:10 p.m.

    Dave S | 4:15 p.m.
    Holladay, UT
    Re: Bluto

    Have fun watching your late night Wednesday & Thursday night games against your WAC opponents.
    ===

    Can you join Rock of the Marne, and DutchMan, and point out the Wednesday night games.

    That, or just admit you only rebuttal is to perpetuate a false claim.

    Why did you even post that false statement, after I posted BYU's schedule on the previous page?

    2011 BYU Football Schedule

    Sept. 3 at Ole Miss
    Sept. 10 at Texas
    Sept. 17 Utah
    Sept. 23 Central Florida
    Sept. 30 Utah State
    Oct. 8 San Jose State
    Oct. 15 at Oregon State
    Oct. 22 Idaho State
    Oct. 29 Bye
    Nov. 5 at Louisiana Tech
    Nov. 12 Idaho
    Nov. 19 New Mexico State
    Nov. 26 Bye
    Dec. 3 at Hawaii

    Ole Miss, Texas, Utah, Central Florida are Wac teams?
    ===

    Listen, why don't you kids start something new, and talk about Utah on Utah stories. You got a great kid in Langi. Talk about him.

    And stop it with the untruths. It really is petty and unbecoming a PAC program's fanbase.

    If it is a "great time to be a Ute", then be one.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 4:56 p.m.

    BYU fans keep repeating the mantra "Your Utes are going to end up in the middle of the PAC 12 standings".

    Did you forget or just not know that Utah will be playing in a division? The PAC 12 South to be precise. The Utes win that division they are in the Championship game period. The host of the game has the best over all conference record. Unlike BYU who will have to win every game on their schedule to go to a BCS bowl Utah can lose some conference games and still win their division, win the championship game and go to the Rose Bowl. Now with the BCS rules committee considering dropping the limit on how many teams from a BCS conference can go to a BCS bowl game watch all the available slots be taken by teams in BCS conferences. Ouch, Ouch for BYU.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 4:51 p.m.

    Great pick Langi....

    at Utah you will start as a True Frosh...

    at BYU, you would be riding the bench for 4 yrs behind Quezada.....

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 4:36 p.m.

    Wally West | 1:15 p.m.
    SLC, UT
    re: Riverton Cougar | 4:36 p.m. Jan. 8, 2011

    When Langi holds a press conference declaring how great he is, then you can pass judgement on the U. Until then, hold your tongue.

    ......

    Scout com Player Evaluation:
    STRENGTHS
    Balance
    Instincts
    Tackle-Breaking Ability

    AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
    Breakaway Speed


    Langi: Ive got great power, vision and breakout speed. And Im also good and catching the ball and running routes. I think I need to work more on my cutting this season and making my reads faster.

    And, he announced on National TV.
    ......

    I think he did a good job declaring how "great" he is.

    Can Riverton Coug now release his tounge?

    Utah Fans are such hypocrites.

    "People are very inclined to set moral standards for others. ~Elizabeth Drew, The New Yorker, 16 February 1987"

    "One should examine oneself for a very long time before thinking of condemning others. ~Moliere"

    Maybe if Utah fans would stop telling BYU what behaviors are expected of BYU by Utah fans, and worry about cleaning up their own backyards...

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 4:27 p.m.

    Bluto wrote:

    "Utah, every game National TV?"

    Yes Bluto, every game on National Television. It's one of the many advantages of belonging to the Conference of Champions.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Jan. 9, 2011 4:24 p.m.

    Someone offer this kid! Barrington Collins is AMAZING!

  • Dave S Holladay, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 4:15 p.m.

    Re: Bluto

    Have fun watching your late night Wednesday & Thursday night games against your WAC opponents. Face it, you are now joining a league of obscurity and independence that nobody cares about!!

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 3:40 p.m.

    @ otis spurlock

    And never be seen on TV.

    Utah, every game National TV?

    ok, we've now reached the Cookoos nest.

    reality check:
    BYU...National TV every game, every week!

    And an actual "Contract" with the biggest name in sports ESPN, to back it up.

    More like Vegas Bowl, utes, if you're lucky.

    Seriously, Utah consistently finishing ahead of

    USC, Stanford, California, Arizona, ASU, Oregon,
    Wasington.....

    Who are you kidding?

    Washington State's World is now Your World.

    See you all back here about a year from now, you'll see.

  • WestCoast1 Escondido, CA
    Jan. 9, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    Re: LP Fan!

    Sour grapes.

  • LP Fan! Alpine, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 2:20 p.m.

    i hope he has fun there. the pac 12 is going to kill the utes. wrong choice in my eyes. go somewhere where you will actully get some wins. utes dont have a chance

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 2:14 p.m.

    Congrats Langli! You are going to be coached by the best, Whittingham. He will coach you to be faster, better, stronger and more intuitive. There is no better coach in college football right now.

    Also, you are going to be playing in the Conference of Champions where every single Utah game will be televised nationally. You will have the opportunity to play for the National Championship each and every year.

    Finally, you will be able to play in the Holiday Bowl, the Sun Bowl, the Alamo Bowl and the Rose Bowl each and every year.

    In short, you made a great decision for you and your future. Welcome aboard. I will be cheering for you all season (5 row, 50 yard line).

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Jan. 9, 2011 1:40 p.m.

    Mos tof BYU's players I have bever seen on any major recruiting boards., Except for hwaps ana few others, so the BYU fans who think they get top talent think again. You sign 2 and 3 star polynesian players from Utah and a few out of staters every year. No diversity or exciting playmakers in your recruiting. And never recruit instate for speedy skill players what's that all about?

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 1:15 p.m.

    re: Riverton Cougar | 4:36 p.m. Jan. 8, 2011

    When Langi holds a press conference declaring how great he is, then you can pass judgement on the U. Until then, hold your tongue.

    Re: MichiganCoog | 12:47 p.m. Jan. 9, 2011

    Being lectured on Pride by a BYU fan, the irony is priceless. Promoting BYUs D in anyway is comical.

  • MichiganCoog Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    Before anymore of you Utes fans getting too full of yourselves, this cougar fan say that Mr. Langi made the right choice...not because Utah joined the PAC12, not because Utah is the best program out those that he considered, it was that he could play right away. Going to USC would have resulted in him riding the pine until his senior year, and not being able to play in a bowl. He dropped BYU from contention for obvious reasons...he can't comply w/ the honor code, and he'd be riding the pine as well w/ 5-6 more capable and experienced backs ahead of him...Good luck Mr. Langi, we coogs look forward to introducing you to Division 1 football next September...be prepared to meet Mr. Pendleton, Kaveinga, Van Noy, Ogletree, Frashier, and others that will be licking their chops!

  • Ute_4_Life Springville, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    BYU fan,

    Did you even watch the game? Here is my take on both players in the game.

    Langi: Had a few carries, but not much yardage. He blocked admirably, however he looked lost a few times in pass protection. He was used as more of a fullback than a tailback, so not much to really fairly judge on.

    Mathews: Did play the whole game, but don't get too excited, the West OL gave up double digit sacks and hurries ("dominated" was the description by the announcers). While playing LT he was completely over matched and even "blown up" a few times. They pulled him and put him at RG; did better but still gave up a few sacks.

    All in all, not a great showing for either. Don't get me wrong though, I am happy to have Langi and really wanted Mathews. Good luck to both next year!

  • PerfectCougar Payson, UTAH
    Jan. 9, 2011 8:14 a.m.

    The changes of Utah to the Pac-12 and BYU to independence may actually lead to more local talent staying in-state. I much prefer to see strong competition between BYu and UTAH for local talent then seeing it go toward either coast!

    Congratulations to UTAH! Here is hoping that Langi is wonderfully succesful with the Utes.

  • NORCALUTE MoTown, CA
    Jan. 9, 2011 8:14 a.m.

    There is a God!

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    Jan. 9, 2011 6:50 a.m.

    There's no shame in admitting that Utah needed to replenish its stable of running backs. Two former all-conference backs have exhausted their eligibility, and a third had his career cut short by unfortunate injuries. Turnover is part of the game.

    I am excited that Harvey elected to become a Ute. I look forward to watching him play.

  • ChrisB Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 2:47 a.m.

    Great news for the Utes! We'll need him to help reload quickly. Should make for a good backfield against tougher opponents. (Please continue to ignore the inflammatory comments from that "other guy" who keeps hijacking my good name - I intend to reclaim).

    Welcome Harvey - run hard!

  • Dave S Holladay, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 1:28 a.m.

    Welcome Harvey to the conference of champions and the best team in the state of Utah!!

    Another great day to be a UTE!!

  • The NIT Draper, UT
    Jan. 9, 2011 12:41 a.m.

    Cool!!

  • Football881 South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 11:35 p.m.

    This doesnt mention that harvey is starting at the U on Monday. He will be in spring ball.

  • BYU fan Liverpool, NY
    Jan. 8, 2011 11:00 p.m.

    just watched the news, I'm glad to see him go to utah, obviously he wasn't the best rb there, didn't play very much, compared to BYU's guy playing the entire game....

  • y be good when U CAN BE GREAT! Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 10:51 p.m.

    Langi made the right choice and happy to have him, but I don't see why people say Utah had to have him. I remember when Matt went down against OSU "how Utah doesn't have a solid RB" and EW3 leads the conf in yards, yes even over Unga.

    With White (coming from JC not HS and here for spring), Burton, Radley, Vak and possibly Asiata I am sure Utah would have found another 1000 yard rusher, Langi just makes it all the better!

    Go Utes!

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    Hedgehog, I got a good laugh out of your post at 5:13 PM. You must be exhausted jumping to all those conclusions / assumptions. Harvey Unga is one of the best 10 running backs ever to play college football in Utah. If Langi ends up doing in 4 years even close to what Unga did at BYU in 3, he will be considered a great Ute back.
    Thanks for the laugh though. Your obsession is still showing.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    We just didn't even recruit him because due to independence we want way better players and the really good ones want to come to us because were independent.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 10:26 p.m.

    I agree hedgehog. Harvey did not go to a BCS power. I am sure he will have a good experience there though and hope he is happy. From the tone of the posts from the usual crowd above, maybe we should begin calling him "Heisman Harvey". Reminiscent of the trolls calling Heaps something similar when Y fans prased him to high heaven. Anyway, if Harvey does half as good as Heaps does, he should be able to say he had a good career 5 years from now.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Jan. 8, 2011 10:16 p.m.

    I wonder if John Lambourne, the OC at Bingham, had anything to do with Langi going to Utah. You remember Lambourne, used to play RB for...Utah.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 9:51 p.m.

    @ute trolls

    BYU's contract with ESPN, guarantees games on either ABC, ESPN, or ESPN 2 with a maximum of 1 on ESPN U.

    BYU's contract and arrangement with ESPN has them on National TV every week. On Tier 1 networks, ESPN or BYU tv.

    Big 10 network is mostly Tier 2 or 3 , 1 in some markets.

    No ESPN 3 etc. Tell the truth or get off the boards.

    Why do Utes assume that they will be the featured team from the Conference?

    Utah might have 1 or 2 games Nationally televised in a good year. But once they join Washington States Universe, they'll never be heard from again.

    Seriously seen the Wazu Cougars lately.

    And is Utah basketball ever going to be marketable again?

    You ran off Judkins, the only Mormon connection you had to the Utah kids, most of whom are lds, and you have not been the same since.

    Mcbride saw the wisdom of reaching out to the lds athlete unlike wayne howard who refused to recruit any Mormon kid, and thats when Utah football became respectable.

    Shed the Mormon bias at the u and the U will compete once again for localkids

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 9:45 p.m.

    Welcome Harvey!

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 9:42 p.m.

    Well congrats on landing Langi, he is a talented rb and it gives him a good opportunity to start right away. Its just too bad that alot of you yewt fans cant enjoy it without taking lame shots at BYU. It further proves your jealously and inferior anxiety you have towards Byu. As far as Byu goes, they are not short on talent at the rb position, so although Langi is a talented rb im not worried about Byu's rb situation at all. Utah was in dire need of a RB after losing both Asiata and Wide, Langi saw a perfect opportunity to come in and start right away and he took it.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Jan. 8, 2011 9:29 p.m.

    I find some of the postings on here quite humorous, although they do demonstrate the author's ignorance. One quality recruit does not mean the U will be in the National Championship game for the next four years, and it does not mean that because BYU didn't get him they are condemned to the New Bowl for the next four years.

    There were two great recruits out of Utah - the Utes got one and BYU got one.

    I'm glad Langi selected Utah over USC. I'm sure he did his homework, as his HS coach indicates. He probably wouldn't have made an impact at USC until his Jr or Sr year. He would have been asked to redshirt next year if he came to BYU and probably moved to Fullback. At Utah he will be able to have an impact his Freshman year just like Quezada did at BYU.

    I just hope his off field activities that made the headlines a couple of months ago are over. He has too much potential, and those type of activities are the only thing that will keep him from stardom.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    Rock Of The Marne | 3:05 p.m. Jan. 8, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ

    "Oh, I forgot about all you 8PM MST games Wednesdays on ESPN..."
    ===

    2011 BYU Football Schedule

    Sept. 3 at Ole Miss
    Sept. 10 at Texas
    Sept. 17 Utah
    Sept. 23 Central Florida
    Sept. 30 Utah State
    Oct. 8 San Jose State
    Oct. 15 at Oregon State
    Oct. 22 Idaho State
    Oct. 29 Bye
    Nov. 5 at Louisiana Tech
    Nov. 12 Idaho
    Nov. 19 New Mexico State
    Nov. 26 Bye
    Dec. 3 at Hawaii

    Could you and Dutchman point out the Wednesday night games for me? I seem to be missing them.

    And, where did you find the start times for the games?

    Congrats to Harvey for staying local, and finding a University that seems to be a nice fit. It seems to be a win-win situation for the U and for Harvey.

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 8, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    There's no question that the utes needed him more than anyone else. the cubbord is bare in their backfield. Now if they could just get a quarterback!

  • R.Burgundy Cedar Hills, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 7:46 p.m.

    I get so tired of all the hype by both Utah and BYU fans when it comes to 18 year old kids! Nobody knows how good this kid will be. I heard the same thing about the kid from Alta going to the U and BYU has had big time disapointments as well. I will check back on this kid and this recruiting class in a few years.

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    Jan. 8, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    Seattle,

    Ryker is certainly a great talent, and rates higher than Asiata, but I wouldn't sleep on big Ike. He'll be on campus in time for spring ball, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him be a big contributor if not starter this year.

    Disillusion:
    Most reports I read up until Utah went to the Pac 12 were Utah wasn't even a consideration. This is a big get for Utah.

    Welcome aboard Harvey.

  • Serenity Now American Fork, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 7:04 p.m.

    Congratulations Utah. He'll see playing time there sooner than he would have at BYU or USC, that's for sure. A good decision by him and his family.

    Now that Utah has shown it is vaguely interested in recruiting Utah football, let's see if they can find a way to land a top-tier Utah basketball player. BYU has owned that market for half a dozen years, due mostly to the preeminence of Utah County basketball at LP, Provo, and Timpview high schools(Collinsworth brothers, Haws, Tavernari, Miles, Davies, Emery, Austin, etc.)

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 6:45 p.m.

    "One drawback he will have with a mid-level team like Utah is lack of television exposure."

    Huuuh? The PAC 12 is creating a PAC 12 network similar to the Big 10 network. So, PAC 12 games not on FOX broadcast channels or ABC/ESPN national TV are going to be on the PAC 12 network. The Big 10 network currently reaches 73 million homes. The PAC 12 is striving for the same reach. ESPN reaches 90 million homes. But oh wait, that is if BYU is on ESPN. If they throw the BYU games on ESPN U or ESPN 3 that is a whole different story. I could not find household numbers for ESPN U and ESPN 3 is only internet streaming over a computer. Good luck with your ESPN deal and all those Chinese TV viewers watching BYU football on BYUTV.

  • BigCougFan Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 6:35 p.m.

    Congrats to the U for getting Langi.. he's a top-notch recruit but he won't salvage the next few mediocre seasons in the middle of the PAC-whatever.

    Utah needs him.. more than he needs Utah.. but it's a good fit. Good luck Harvey! We all expect you to do well and go on to the NFL.. and make the whole state proud of you!

  • stonewall Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 5:53 p.m.

    This is a great pick-up for the Utes. Got to agree with Riverton Coug though. You can't sit here and bash BYU's paper recruiting tiger one year and then tout your own the next. Talk about Utah's ability to get "big-time recruits" after bashing how worthless recruiting rankings were the year before in response to BYU's big gets. It boggles my mind sometimes how fans on both sides have a complete inability to just call it how it is. Langi is a big pick-up for Utah. He wasn't as highly recruited as Heaps or even that close, but he was about on par with Apo or Stout and he was the highest-rated RB either team has pulled in, albeit not by a wide margin. He had big offers from big schools and they kept him home. And they did it at a position they had a big need in. Between him, the juco RB, and Radley, I think they may end up with a net gain in RB talent. Hopefully one of them can produce and give the team balance. If so, Utah will at least be ok next year

  • Magna Ute Fan Magna, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 5:41 p.m.

    Nice comment Tomm2Shoes. Very cool Harvey! I love seeing the home town boys playing on the hill. I have been following you all season. Best of luck to you at Utah.

  • Tommy2Shoes Lehi, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 5:17 p.m.

    Good news for the U. Will enjoy seeing him play 4 years against my Cougars. Harvey will help you win quite a few games in your new conference.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Jan. 8, 2011 5:13 p.m.

    Langi is like unga, except with better size, speed stength and athleticism.

    Also look for the utes to sign a 6'6 4.5 WR stud in the next few days....

    It's great to be a Ute!

  • JayDee West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 5:05 p.m.

    Congratulations to Harvey. He is likely the most well-known last link to the outstanding rivalry that was Bingham-Alta football.

    Speaking of Alta. I wish Harvey more success and fewer injuries than the last great all-state, all-everything, future rockstar running back the Utes landed.

  • satch Highland, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 4:55 p.m.

    I am a BYU fan and wish we would have got Langi. He's a great player and think the Utes have an all-american at RB. Good luck and win the PAC-12. It'll be fun to watch and see how Utah does. Great pick up!

  • CdA Ute Gilbert, AZ
    Jan. 8, 2011 4:45 p.m.

    Welcome Harvey!

  • The Disillusionist Alexandria, VA
    Jan. 8, 2011 4:37 p.m.

    You Ute fans act like this guy was such a coup. More little brother syndrome, I expect. Nobody thought he was going to BYU.

    He won't save your team from the pummeling its going to take or your program from its eventual demise.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    Jan. 8, 2011 4:36 p.m.

    Congrats on the recruit. He should help the team out.

    And before you start bashing on BYU, think about the comments you made when Heaps, Quezada, Apo, etc. committed to BYU. Don't be hypocrits.

  • DeltaCougar Delta, ut
    Jan. 8, 2011 4:12 p.m.

    Nice catch for the ewets.

  • Uteology Fort Worth, Texas
    Jan. 8, 2011 4:11 p.m.

    "One drawback he will have with a mid-level team like Utah is lack of television exposure." -- Whoa Nellie

    Unlike BYU we are not worried about "exposure".

    1) Lack of "exposure" wasn't a drawback for us when we went undefeated twice and played in January.

    2) Lack of "exposure" wasn't a drawback for 11 of our players when they were drafted in the NFL over the last two years.

    Welcome Langi!

    Good luck fighting a for starting job next year. Looking forward to seeing you compete at the next level.

    Go UTES!!

  • Bottom Line Draper, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 3:32 p.m.

    Good get for the Utes. They needed something to go right considering the last couple of months. Let's try and hold off on declaring any paper championships until something is proven on the field.

  • Seattleview Federal Way, WA
    Jan. 8, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    As it often works out, Utah is a good choice for Langi just as Quasada (Sp) made a good choice in going to BYU last year.

    Based on need, I am glad BYU got the best offensive linemen this year and Utah certainly needed the best running back.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Jan. 8, 2011 3:21 p.m.

    That's cool we have Soma Vainuku in this year's class! Bigger stronger and Rey Maualuga's cousin. FIGHT ON!!

  • flintrock Rigby, Id
    Jan. 8, 2011 3:11 p.m.

    Now all we need is a QB that doesn't cry and go down in the fetal position when the pocket breaks down. We need a QB with the same size as Langi. Not a 155 lb high school senior who gets injured because he is so small and fragile. We need a man not a mouse. Biggest mistake so far for Whit. Wynn has lost the team. No confidence. Most of them are just ticked off he can't get the job done.

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Jan. 8, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    Whoa Nellie "One drawback he will have with a mid-level team like Utah is lack of television exposure." Maybe as compared to USC but far more exposure than in Mid Major Independent BYU land. Oh, I forgot about all you 8PM MST games Wednesdays on ESPN against the likes of New Mexico State. BTW he wasnt going to BYU if you offered him a scholarship or not; PAC 12 trumps independence any day of the week.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 2:26 p.m.

    Probably a good choice for Harvey considering Utah has a need for a good running back. He'd have a more difficult time breaking in at USC or wherever. That said, he would still look better in blue than any red hue. One drawback he will have with a mid-level team like Utah is lack of television exposure.

    Does anyone know if he even had a chance at a scholarship at BYU after his headlines off the field?

  • UU702 Layton, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    A big win for the Utes against a conference and division opponent while keeping the top recuit in the state at home. The big time is here compliments of the UTES!

  • Ute Fan In Utah West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    And the clouds part with a few rays of sunshine, and it was a warm summers day up on the hill if only for a few minutes.

    Now if the basketball team could just pick up a W today or at least keep the margin of loss less than 20.

  • --JEFFE-- Cedar City, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 2:12 p.m.

    Utah was the obvious best choice for Langi. He is a strong sledge-hammer RB, runs down hill and over defenders. I think he is exactly what they need at Utah to turn the offense around and take the pressure off Jordan Wynn. Congrats to Langi. I really hope this comment board can stay focused on him and not turn into a Utah vs. BYU debate.

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 2:05 p.m.

    Utah is a great place for Langi. The Utes have a huge void at RB right now. If he can play at the next level he could end up starting or at least getting good playing time.

    Plus he doesn't have to deal with the NCAA sanctions that USC is dealing with after they got caught cheating.

  • jazzer South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 2:02 p.m.

    Great choice Harvey

  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    Jan. 8, 2011 2:01 p.m.

    But it can't be true as the BYU faithful said he was going to go to BYU or at least USC. Being in the PAC12 won't help Utah in recruiting they said; sure. Glad to have you Harvey. John White is another great back they is coming to the Utes as well. Go Utes.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Jan. 8, 2011 2:01 p.m.

    Last year a talent like Langi would have gone to a BCS power.....no more.

    The page has turned onto a new chapter in Utes football. As a Ute fan I'm proud that the state of Utah now has a program that can/will compete on a NATIONAL level.

    As for the bitter and sad tds fan? life will never be the same.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 8, 2011 2:00 p.m.

    Told ya!

    Utah has proven time and time again that we are a top 10 program in the nation.

    Little brother, see what 2 undefeated seasons, 2 BCS games, 2 BCS wins, being worthy of a real conference, and having real athletes(not sunday school boys) will do for you?

    tds was never in the picture. USC had a shot.

    Welcome Harvey!

  • RobSing Minneapolis, MN
    Jan. 8, 2011 1:59 p.m.

    This is great news for Utah! This kid will do great things at the U!!!