I watched this young man grow up and he comes from a good family. He has a great
family legacy that he has learned from over the years being around family. His
grandfather is Ed Parker (Mom's Dad). Ed Parker is the founder of Kenpo Karate.
He for many years have had self defense tournaments held in so cal. High profile
people attended such as Chuck Norris,,,etc. His Dad is I believe the first
Samoan Judge in Hawaii. Very will respected individual who has worked very hard
to be where he is today. People can knock on him all you want and so what?
At the end of the day he has a good wife and child to go home to and a family
who surrounds him whether you agree with his playing or not. Justathought.
Chris B | 8:57 a.m. Sept. 14, 2011 Salt Lake City, UT It's
just another practice for an AQ team against a non-AQ team.Nothing
to care about here, unless you're the non-AQ team and it makes you feel like one
of the big-boys for a few hours.utah 31byu 17And
we don't even care about this game anymore. Chris B.You
sure care enough to post on every BYU article. And what exactly has utah proven
as an AQ team? right now your 0-1 against the pac-12. We will see who the better
team is on saturday, im just curious to see what your excuse will be if BYU
I hate to say it but Uale missed 2 sure tackles that could have changed the game
last Saturday. Other than that, good story. Wrap up next time!
JDL: Understood. That's why I prefaced my comment with with
"consistency." I've simply watched too many games where he hasn't done
that on a regular basis. He bounces off a number of tackles. But, I'm a Cougs
fan and certainly want him to succeed- along with the rest of the defense. Seems
like quite the stand-up guy, which this team is full of. Go, Cougs!!
Nice story! He seems like a nice guy. I'm glad it has worked out for Uale. Best
of luck!I will be enjoying the game at LES Saturday.Go
Pipes & So Cal Reader:I saw only one play where it was obvious
he didn't wrap up. He had 7 tackles and 1 interception against Texas. The missed
tackle was partly due to the cutback and speed of the freshman Brown. BYU's
defense was stellar in both games so far, the offense on the other hand has been
less than stellar but show signs of greatness. Give the kid some
credit, His teammates would not have elected him captain if they didn't trust
him, he's worked hard and has earned his captain bars.Perhaps we
could all take a cue from BYUtv's slogan, "See the good in the world"
Re: Pipes "Now if he will just wrap up, he might be able to make a
tackle." Amen, brother! That was my exact first impression when I saw the
article. Don't get me wrong, the dude obviously has the respect of his teammates
in being voted as a defensive captain. But, I would like to see more consistency
in his tackling & coverage skills on a consistent basis. With that being
said, let's go, Cougs!!! My freshman son will be attending this game for his
first football game at LaVelle Edwards Stadium. Pretty good first game to catch,
Another awesome young man turns down a scholarship somewhere else to walk on at
BYU. The money sentence: "After contemplating the situation,
Uale decided to turn down a scholarship from Utah and go to BYU, paying his own
way, and starting over again, as a walk-on." Has anyone ever
turned down a scholarship at BYU to walk on at the U? C'mon, it's gotta be an
epidemic now that they are a BCS school, right?.Has anyone ever
heard of someone who applied to both schools and was accepted by BYU but
rejected by the U? Anyone? Hello?Go Cougars!
It would be pretty easy to guess Chris B's top five priorities.By the way,
how is Chris B's comment in any way on topic?And, I happen to find nearly
everything he posts offensive. But, that's just me, I suppose.Travis
Uale's story is tremendous. Those who have attended the Y can identify with much
of what he says about his experience there. Articles like this remind me of the
reasons I'm passionate about BYU football and why I should take the Y's onfield
success (or lack thereof sometimes) in stride.Go Cougars! Throttle
the Utes! (in a figurative way)
BYU has some unfinished business to take care of with the utes. I see the score
like crissy says, but with the teams switched. The offense wakes up and the
defense shuts down the Utah O which has had nothing to get excited about after
that epic fail in last year's bowl.
I have total respect for the Utah coaches. I think they are great men. I love
this rivalry and I love when the fans keep it civil and respectful. Their are
great coaches and players on both sides of the ball. John White is the real
deal. That kid has some incredible speed. Hopefully Uale can catch him in the
backfield if White burts through the line. Go Cougs.
Chris BFunny that you put all your stock now into being in a AQ
conference. It used to be that utah fans would talk about how good they were,
their great D, and the type of team they fielded. Now it is all about thumping
your chest because you were back door, third choice to get into the pac 10.The problem with all your hyperbole is that utah hasn't done anything
since 2008. That's 4 seasons ago. What you are remembered for now is caving at
ND, losing to TCU and imploding at your bowl game.What happens when
the BCS implodes? Or better yet, when Oklahoma and Texas join your share of the
PAC 10? It is laughable that you talk about speed an athletes and then try to
convince us that u will be able to hang with those teams.You can jab
all you want at BYU, but no one's scared of your utes, especially at home in
front of 60K+.I don't do predictions. Never had. But you can mark
this down.The Cougars fear no one. Especially a team that hasn't
done anything in their last 6-7 games.
Dear Chris B: Quite obviously, you don't even care about this game any more.
That's why you're always practically the first one to post about it every time.
This is a great story, but someone should have proof read it. Sorry.Good for him. He's a great guy and he made the right decision to come to the
place where he could grow the most. Having attended both schools, I can tell
anyone that the environment at BYU is light years better than that at Utah.
Sorry, but there's just no contest.
@GAmom,Bronco Mendenhall noted the (low) percentage of college
players that make it in the NFL, and the lower percentage that star for any
length of time. He has also pointed out that after playing in the NFL, a high
percentage of young men are divorced, bankrupt, or many other problems. He
created an ordered list, and he has a (forthcoming) book called "Football
comes fifth" or something like that. Bronco recognizes that other things
must come before football, or he won't produce well-rounded men from his
program.The order is as follows:1. Faith2. Family3. Knowledge4. Friends5. FootballFrom a pre-order page
for his book at BroncoMendenhalldotcom, Bronco says, Lasting happiness and
eternal significance come through the four most important things in my life:
faith, family, knowledge, and friends. These are the building blocks of personal
integrity and success. Their influence in your life will create the person you
GAmomNot the correct order but I think it is:FamilyChurchEducationPersonal conduct or something related.
It's just another practice for an AQ team against a non-AQ team.Nothing to care about here, unless you're the non-AQ team and it makes you
feel like one of the big-boys for a few hours.utah 31byu 17And we don't even care about this game anymore.
I'm interested. Uale said. "(Mendenhall) talks about how football is fifth
on our list. That really made an impression in my head coming off a mission,
serving in the church and making football fifth and a lot of other things before
that, was really appealing to me". Does anyone know what the other 4
priorities are that the coach emphasizes? Please, no silly sarcastic answers! I
am really interested in knowing.
Now if he will just wrap up, he might be able to make a tackle.
Fifth? And that is why Byu football will be even more irrelevant when the
superconferences are formed and Byu is left out for good. Byu will be competing
with weber for the recruit leftovers.