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Published: Friday, Jan. 27 2012 6:03 p.m. MST

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Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

BYU Fans,

Let me be the first to offer my sincere condolences.

daddman54
FARMINGTON, UT

Best of luck to all these young men.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

There's some great talent here. Add in a strong class of returning missionaries and this is a top notch class.

Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

It's painfully obvious at this point, that BYU will never be able to recruit as well as an elite BCS team in the same market.

You will see the divide between the schools grow wider and wider in the next few years. Magic happens.

Y's little brother
The Hill, UT

What's with this jealous Utah troll spamming ever BYU article with his inane rants?

This is a small, but very talented recruiting class for BYU. The new recruits, together with a talented group of returning missionaries, will give BYU a great influx of talented players for the 2012 season.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

It's painfully obvious how out of touch with reality our little friend from the hill is. This is a small, but great recruiting class for the Cougars.

kokua
KAYSVILLE, UT

Good Job Boy's ! You have chosen wisely ! Your football carriers will be fun and you will get a top rated education as well. Ignore the knuckle heads and keep your eyes on the prize !!!

RonBergundy
SANDY, UT

Did Otis just call Utah and "elite bcs team"

jarka-rus
Layton, Utah

For once Otis durrlock is right

Y 10-3 ranked
U 8-5 not even close to being ranked

That gap is widening as we speak. hahaha

Pugman
TREMONTON, UT

But the Utes are an elite program. What other conference can you go into the final season with a 4-4 mark, not having played 2 of the top programs, and having the other elite team in the conference on probation, and have a shot at making the conference championship. All you had to do was beat a pathetic Colorado team at home, we all know how that turned out. Otis and the rest of the trolls may think they belong, but reading the national pundits and the experts tells a different story, a story of high hopes, but will always be a mid to lower level team in the conference of champions. Of course, if you've paid any attention at all to the trolls on the BYU football articles this year, you will understand that many Ute trolls will celebrate mediocrity. Just so they can remind you that they're in a BCS conference. Well so is Vandy,Ole Miss, Colorado, and the list goes on about wannabies. Oh, Oh, but wait...my favorite. 54-10, and your team quit. Suppossedly the conference of champions.....but always gauging your success with the team down south. High hopes and goals are always good though.Just remember...steers, have high hopes and goals.

sandrus
cedar Hills/ utah, UT

Average rating for BYU recruits: 2.8 Stars.
Average rating for Utah recruits: 2.6 Stars.

Who do you think had the better recruiting class?

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Otis,

As we all know, the only elite BCS team in the same market as BYU is the University of Southern California.

bballjunkie
Pleasant Grove, UT

Sorry Otis, just looked at the so called power house Ute class besides hansen (who will be at BYU after the mission) I would say average to below. especially for such a great pac 12 confrence. Oh and noticed again that you were the first one on another BYU article...Lets me guess you hate BYU...you just like to read the articles.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

sandrus:

"Average rating for BYU recruits: 2.8 Stars...Average rating for Utah recruits: 2.6 Stars...Who do you think had the better recruiting class?"

Per Rivals, that would be Utah. Utah is presently ranked with the #26 class, with an average star rating of 3.09. The cougars aren't listed among the Top-50, and have an average star rating of 2.88.

Edge: Utah.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

bballjunkie:

"Sorry Otis, just looked at the so called power house Ute class besides hansen (who will be at BYU after the mission) I would say average to below. especially for such a great pac 12 confrence [sic]."

Rivals presently ranks Utah's class at #26. The cougars don't make the Top-50. If we're "average to below", there must only be 50 FBS programs in the country right now, which means the cougars have already dropped down to the FCS.

Rivals presently ranks Utah's class as the Pac-12's #6 team. That's average, but only per Pac-12 standards, where UCLA, Cal, Oregon, Stanford, and USC are all in the Top-20. In other words, right now, Utah's recruiting class is ranked 7 spots below USC's. Washington St. is the only Pac-12 team not on Rivals Top-50 list. Only the SEC is out-recruiting the Pac-12.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Pugman:

"Otis and the rest of the trolls may think they belong, but reading the national pundits and the experts tells a different story..."

What a frantic and emotional thing to say. Who are these pundits, and what "different story" did they tell?

ESPN's Pac-12 beat writer, Ted Miller begs to differ with you. Google his "Final Pac-12 power rankings" to see for yourself what THAT national pundit had to say. Or Google his "Early 2012 Pac-12 power rankings" where he tabs Utah as the early #3 team in the conference. This is the same conference that finished ranked as the 3rd toughest in the FBS.

In the 2011 preseason, Phil Steele predicted the eventual Pac-12 6th place, 8-5, 2011 Sun Bowl champions wouldn't even make it to the postseason. Was THAT the national pundit you were talking about? Because I'm under the impression he's changed his tune to "exceeded expectations" there.

Anyway, please post who and what you were talking about. And let us know when you're mid-majored team will finally be relevant.

[*HINT: It won't be while you're still playing in the WAC.*]

bballjunkie
Pleasant Grove, UT

Naval Vet:
Good to look after little brothers..

However, your utes are ranked 45 by scout.com, with 26 recruits, BYU is 55 with 16, make sure you look at number of recruits each one school has or needed this year. That has a lot to do with it. Which is not saying much for the utes recruiting class.

I am sure Otis is a big boy, but it is nice that you try to bail him out.

sportsfanforlife
salt lake city, UT

@bballjunkie as said before stop using ratings that try to make your team look better cause as of 2 other recruiting services byu is NOT ranked and utah is ranked 26 but you delusional fans say "but but but... scout has em ranked 45th so it doesnt count wah wah wah..." hmm i also seem to remember when your team finished in the top 25 and all the utes told you you werent top 25 and all you cougars went on an emotional rant saying how jealous ute fans were... well funny when its the other way around with the recruiting rankings and all of a sudden y fans are the ones doing the recruiting rankings according to y fans lol

No Conference Will Take Us
SEATTLE, WA

Pugman | 6:18 p.m. Jan. 28, 2012

.....Just so they can remind you that they're in a BCS conference. Well so is Vandy,Ole Miss, Colorado, and the list goes on about wannabies. Oh, Oh, but wait...my favorite. 54-10, and your team quit. Suppossedly the conference of champions.....but always gauging your success with the team down south. High hopes and goals are always good though.Just remember...steers, have high hopes and goals.

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Another one of my fellow BYU fans that can't accept the facts. The PAC has won more NCAA titles in all sports than any other conference. There is nothing supposed about that. Meanwhile we get smoked by WCC teams in hoops. The last thing you and others should be complaining about is the stability of the PAC.

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