What is this All Independent Team? They take for teams and boil them down to 3
team of all stars. Anyone left off should surely feel bad. Will they keep this
idea alive when there are only 2 independent teams?
Congratulation Mr. Reynolds. Well deserved award. Heaps should be taking
Reynolds out to lunch every day from now until Matt walks to the podium as a
first round draft pick next summer. There is a great tradition in
this state of producing NFL quality linemen. Interesting how both Utah and BYU's
sucessful years they have always had a good stable of linemen. Skill
position players get too much credit -- the game is won in the trenches.
18 of 44 players, that sounds about right. Notre Dame will have quite a few
players on there and Navy will have a good number too, and even Army probably
contributed a couple. I'm not trying to detract from these
pre-season honors, just trying to keep things real when I say that were the
cougs in a larger conference, many of these players would not be receiving the
same accolades. Reynolds is an exception, deserving of everything that comes his
way, but some of the other players listed wouldn't have made the pre-season all
conference teams even in the Mountain West. It appears that one
benefit of being in a smaller "conference" is more opportunity to load
up your trophy shelves.
Congratulations Matt on the well deserved honors, best of luck this season!
C'mon BYU posters. Quit feedin' the bottom feeders (trolls). All they want is
validation that they exist, and you guys keep giving it to them in spades.Ignore them.I Don't even bother to read their posts, because
I know the nonsense they'll spout.There ARE a few Ute fans who post
here that ARE worth reading, though. Kudos to them for being REAL fans.
The NFL-owners have made many college coaches + fans very happy this year. There will probably be lots of good/great players stay in school one
more year and then next year make themselves available for the draft in
Could be better than John Tait. Different players but both are incredible. I'm
seeing lots of years in the NFL for Reynolds.
Reynolds is great! With the star LT coming back maybe the Cougars
can beat Utah State this year!
In Stitches | 1:27 p.m. May 25, 2011 Provo, Utah Papa Smurf
UTE | 11:28 a.m. May 25, 2011 Herriman, UT""How come
not every starter for Byu is not on the All Independent team? Everyone is saying
that Byu is soooooo much better than Notre Dame, Army, and Navy."====I haven't read ANY BYU fan that has stated that. Just like
none of us stated that we were going to win the N.C. this year. Why do you
insist on making up stuff and posting it as fact?It just makes you
look immature and insecure." ===Stiches:You
said "look".I think if it walks like a duck, and quacks
like a duck, it's probably a duck.
@PapaSmurfUte and BamaUte. Out of genuine curiosity, how many Utes made the
preseason All PAC 12 team? Or the All-American team?
Papa Smurf UTE | 12:04 p.m. May 25, 2011 Herriman, UT Veritas, Duh, Really? I didn't think of that.===Just
remember PapaSmurfUte, there are no dumb questions.I'm here to help
if you ever get stuck again.
Broom Hockey Champ | 1:12 p.m. May 25, 2011 Alpine, UT "Reynolds as it stands today is your only real star."Yes, many on these boards and elsewhere claim that Reynolds is a star. ===Some class company. Other "stars" from the
state...1961 Merlin Olsen Outland Trophy 2004 Urban
Meyer Home Depot Award 2001 Luke Staley Doak Walker Award 1991
Ty Detmer Davey O'Brien Award 1990 Ty Detmer Davey O'Brien Award 1990 Ty Detmer Heisman Memorial Trophy 1990 Ty Detmer Maxwell Award 1989 Mo Elewonibi Outland Trophy 1986 Jason Buck Outland Trophy 1983 Steve Young Davey O'Brien Award 1981 Jim McMahon Davey O'Brien
Award I'd like to see him pick this one up.
Papa Smurf UTE | 11:28 a.m. May 25, 2011 Herriman, UT"How
come not every starter for Byu is not on the All Independent team? Everyone is
saying that Byu is soooooo much better than Notre Dame, Army, and Navy."====I haven't read ANY BYU fan that has stated that. Just
like none of us stated that we were going to win the N.C. this year. Why do you
insist on making up stuff and posting it as fact?You rely on
sarcasm, make-believe statements and character assassinations to make yourself
feel superior to BYU fans. It just makes you look immature and insecure.
I guess we will find out just how good the team and individuals are when it
comes game time. It they open up at 4-0 or even 3-1, they will shock the nation
by what they can do and how good they really will be. The uties on
the other hand will be the bottom dwellers in the pac 10.1.1Look for the u
fans to be hunting for excuses when the cougs "crush" them at LES. It
could get ugly real fast. Look for the u fans to be running out of LES as fast
as many of the Bball team members did last year.
"Reynolds as it stands today is your only real star."Yes,
many on these boards and elsewhere claim that Reynolds is a star. This is not
news. What I'd like to ask is who is Utah's star? I have to exert
a lot of energy and can't even come up with a name. Surely, it's not Wynn, Lose
or Draw.Independence > pac 10.2
Congratulations to Mr. Reynolds looks to be a great season for him and he
deserves all the accolades he has earned; however what is this all-independent
team from Phil Steele? Bwahaha!Is this really news Deseret Blog?
Bigger news would be 4 BYU starters are NOT named to all-independent team - what
happened to them? Maybe the 4 will be considered when BYU wins the Independent
National Championship this year as they careen through their WCC schedule. Gold
stars for everyone, why stop at 18?Give us all a break DesNews.
Veritas, Duh, Really? I didn't think of that. Thanks for pointing
that out for me. I guess you are all about Truth and Justice. Hmmmmm, well. Not
according to some Y fans. You may not say this, but others think that Heaps is
the best QB in the nation and has the most upside, so he is an obvious choice
for all irrelevent. Apo, (though he has yet to play) is the best receiver, and
Cahoon has already made him a legit superstar. Reynolds as it stands today is
your only real star.
Papa Smurf UTE | 11:28 a.m. May 25, 2011 Herriman, UT "How come
not every starter for Byu is not on the All Independent team?"===Apparently there are athletes who are considered better position players
at other schools.
No just 18 of the 22
How come not every starter for Byu is not on the All Independent team? Everyone
is saying that Byu is soooooo much better than Notre Dame, Army, and Navy. I
would think that out of the 200 or so players that actually play for all these
teams, all 22 starters, plus the special teams players would be All Independent.
Matt Reynolds is a great player, and deserves every single award he gets.
Hopefully he gets drafted by the Niners or Pathers. To protect Smith's butt, if
he is still there, or to be along side Jordan Gross, another All American, All
Conference player drafted in the top 10 of the NFL draft. Depending on who is
drafting where next year. Matt could definately be a top 10, maybe top 5 pick.
He is a beast.
It's too bad Pendleton lost so much time to injury. I think he would be on par
with Reynolds nationally had he played all of last season. I hope he is back
full strength for his final season as he has all the tools to be a starting
linebacker in the NFL. Expect a couple of our young linebackers to follow him in
I am glad he stuck around though not as glad as Heaps is that he stuck around.
Fantastic. Congratulations to Matt. I bet it feels good to get that kind of
recognition. Good luck to him.
Matt Reynolds is a great player. I hope he gets the award at season's end!
"An Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award candidate, Reynolds enters his senior
season as one of the nation's top lineman after deciding not to enter this
year's NFL Draft."===Serious, not another National Award
for a BYU athlete?Didn't Merlin Olsen win the same award at Utah