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Published: Thursday, Aug. 13 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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The Y

Regardless I still miss Kehl and Poppinga.


Cougs got Drew Phillips from AL! The kid was wanted by a ton of D1 programs! Oh and U wanted him too. boo hoo for U.

"The 6-foot, 174-pound Phillips also received scholarship offers from Wyoming, Idaho, SMU, Central Michigan, Louisiana Tech, Samford and Tennessee-Martin.

Other schools who expressed interest in him were Illinois, Louisville, Birmingham-Southern, Jacksonville State, Memphis, Central Florida, Mississippi State, Florida State, Stanford, North Alabama, UAB, Troy, Utah and The Citadel."

For the next 5 years (minimum) U will be looking up from their backsides after getting run over by the Cougs!

Drew Phillips

Yes, pretty scary picking up a two-star recruit who was offered scholarships by Wyoming, Central Michigan, SMU and Tennesee-Martin.


He was such a bad player that the u made an offer. The only offer that counts was his decision to go to the Y over the one at the u :)

Drew offer

There was no offer of a scholarship from the University of Utah. Check Rivals dot com. "Interest" can mean anything and usually that means the recruit has interest in the school not the other way around. So Drew had interest in Utah, Stanford et. al but these schools made him no offer so he had to settle for his second choice, BYU.

What about...

Remington Peck - I thought he would be starting for sure by now. He is much better than any linebacker that BYU has. He is thinking about going pro after his sophomore year.


Jake Heaps will forego his senior season of high school and will start over Max Hall for the opener against OK.


ESPN has him at a 3 star.
Some evaluations are out-dated.
He still has his senior season.
Alabama was really interested in this guy -
check all their blogs.

But the only stars that matter are the ones the Utes will be seeing after he runs them over.
Harvey Unga, Malosi Teo, Drew Phillips and the #1 QB, I can see why little brother is lashing out.

They SHOULD be

They're all like 30 years old.

Ute fans

I'm suprised you folks have enough time to post on here. What with all the gas you've got to pump.

Re: Recruit

Good job my friend! How is the pokemon game coming along? Have you caught them all yet? Who is your middle linebacker? Squirtle?

Could start 0-3

Okla., Tulane, Fla St.
That's a tough start. They better be ready.
They better score more than 40 points totla in those 3, and that could be a trick in itself.
Fat Matt


Remington Peck is thinking about going pro after his sophomore year, and he has never started a game at BYU???? He better do some more thinking!!!!


I can wait wait to see Harvey Unga run over Stevenson Sylvester and the Utes all game long in November. I can just hear Sylvester now " I tot I thsaw a puddy-tat..." in the huddle all game long.


RP has been re-rostered as a DE. There is more needed depth at DL than at LB right now.

The linebacker's will be way better as a unit this year. We were 10-3 last year with a poor defense, and with an improved defense that should make a big difference. I think we'll be quicker around the edges and bring more pressure to the QB. We will also be solid against the run again like we always have been (except for running QB's, but come on, every defense has a problem with those). I think we'll hold teams to an average of 125 rushing yards per game. That's not dominant but it's very solid.


I'm 29 years old, have lived at home since I got sent home from my mission early and work construction for my dad. All my money goes towards my new lifted truck that a park on the road in front of dad's house. I take a class or two a semester but never really finish them cause I change my mind on what I want to do. Now that I have proved I am the typical ute let me just say we were able to win without a qb last year so you know we are good. Are defense is fine without phillips.


Tough start so far this year. Injuries to three starters and all the team has done is play tag.

They don't don pads until Thursday.

Re: Utefan4ever | 11:51 a.m.

That's more honorable than being 21 years old with 3 kids all of whom were born covered by insurance provided by the honest people of Utah. Mom never finished school because that's her husband's job so she is busing tables at the Heavenly Hamberger shop while dad is home in front of the computer on Deseret News sports boards.

Think about it...Zoobie!

Oh, and good luck without an offensive line and a defense that has not been able to stop pass plays for the last decade.

To "Ute Fans"

Where in this state is there a full serve gas station?
Now be quiet and don't skimp on my pizza toppings.

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