Thanks to the Des News for compiling these links. But seriously, why is there
one about Urban Meyer in every single one? I could care less about Meyer. He
did a lot for this school and put us on the map, but come on!
what's missing from the ranking is that Kwhit does a great job AFTER signing
day. Last year Utah brought in three 4 star recrites after Feb. 2nd.As we speak, Utah is brining in some very intersting players... including a
6'8 OG out of Southern Cali... which Dirk refuses to talk about for some reason.
Dirk,You stated that Utah finished 8th in the PAC 12 in recruiting
this year, but the link you provided states that Utah finished 7th in recruiting
this year. From the article:"In his first offseason in the
Pac-12, Whittingham had his best recruiting class ever. It ranked 45th
nationally and the average player in the class had 2.95 stars. They may only be
seventh in the Pac-12, but it is a good start...I see Whittingham climbing this
list in the next few seasons."7th is a pretty good start for
Utah. Dirk, double check facts next time.
There are so many athletes out there now days. The real magic happens when they
finally get the pads on and become a team. You can have wonderful recruiting
classes but if the leader can't bring them together around a common goal and get
buy-in from the players the team will fail. Coach Whittingham knows how to get
buy-in and is a winner.
You sure are desperate to make it seem better than it is wedgie. There aren't
any top recruits sitting around waiting for whittingham to find after signing
day is over. If the utes are signing another one at this point it is because
absolutely no one else wanted them.LOL
ducky,I assume that's what your anger and jealousy tells you.Reality? A lot of 4 star talent falls between the cracks between now and
next fall. Playing time, over recruiting, change of coaching staff, broken
promises ect....Kwhit has approx. 5 scholarships to work with...
just watch what he does with them.Utah now plays in a different
sandbox than the tds and the talent proves it....that is besides the
scoreboard.2 of 36 of 9 Qwack, qwack
Solid class for Utah. Hope they finish better than 8th in the league. Whit will
do it if it can be done. Do they know the PAC teams they will play out of
division this fall? Duck Hunter; Let sleeping hogs lie. If they are not
spewing their usual no-class banter then don't drop to their level by
instigating. Let's encourage civility and make fun of them only when they don't
show it. Utah is a class school and I am looking forward to seeing them play in
Best of luck to Utah, they'll have their hands full in a tough conference...no
matter the recruits.
I've always said:Kwhit and everyone else for that matter could take
a good lesson from Chris Peterson. Peterson has outsmarted them all. Period.
Coach Whitt does a great job at both recruiting and forming them into a team. I
agree with Big_Ben, Kyle does not belong in Urban's shadow. He had proved
himself over and over.
That was a great move by Andre Miller. I've always wondered why no one has tried
that. It always seems like both teams quit playing in anticipation of timeout.
Thanks TJ for showing some class. I hope BYU gets most of what they hope for as
an independent team. The only thing I don't want to see them get is wins
against the Utes.Duckhunter, I know this is a cliche, but people in
glass houses shouldn't throw rocks. Maybe your comment would carry some weight
if BYU's recruiting class was a little better.
ranked 8th in pac 10.2? Sounds about right!
Chris b's momma,Let me ask you this.What if BYU was
accepted into the PAC12 ( I know I'm laughing as well). Where would the kewgar
recruitng class rank in the PAC?Crickets cricket crickets
Year one - so far so good. Kyle will have these kids ready to play. Will be
fun and the teams coming to RES are a whole new level! Ready for
summer - but, can't wait for the fall!
Duck-You never make any sense! But you are funny!
Ted Miller of ESPN has a great PAC12 (utah) blog. ( an espn perk for being
associated with a BCS conference) and I recommend Ute football fans to check it
out... updated several times a day.It would be nice to have a
"local" Utah voice as committed to Utah/Pac 12 news and information as
Ted is....I guess DN's management has a different agenda.
Don't forget if USC gets there appeal denied there is going to be a lot of kids
who can't afford to stay there and go to school without the scholarship. Maybe
we haven't seen the last of the recruiting class and Coach Witt is than looking
like a genius with 5 extra scholarships to give out. To Be Continued......
Golfhack20,Yea, that question has been brought upon on USC blogs.The thought is that USC would keep the 33? recruites they signed this
year and have the difference made up over the next three years. Basically
meaning USC would be allowed about 13 recuites per year.
Should be an interesting year to say the least. I am one of those BYU fans who
thinks Utah will do great their first year in the PAC 12. To win the
championship might be difficult the first year but within 5 years not an
impossibility. I have loved Coach Whittingham since the day he put on a Cougar
Uniform and regretted that we did not get him. Doesn't mean I don't like Coach
Mendenhall because he is a great coach too, he just has a different set of rules
that makes recruiting a bit different. Whittingham is an intelligent and
talented coach and he will make good use of this opportunity, anyone can bet on
that. Only arrogant BYU fans would think differently. I wish the Utes all the
success. The more successful they are the better it is for all of the State of
Read the article again it said Whit is ranked as the 8th best recruiting coach
in the PAC 12 not that the Utes had the 8th best recruiting class. Double check
When UC Berkeley announced its elimination of student sports including baseball,
mens, womens gymnastics, womens lacrosse teams and its defunding of the
national-champion mens rugby team, the chancellor sighed, Sorry, but this was
necessary! But was it? Yes, the university is in dire financial straits.
Yet $3 million was somehow found by Chancellor Robert J Birgeneau ($500,000
salary) to pay the Bain consulting firm to uncover waste, inefficiencies in UC
Berkeley (Cal), despite the fact that a prominent East Coast university was
accomplishing the same thing without expensive consultants.
I think everybody has to feel good about the recruiting class. The Utes will
perform on the field much better than the ranking of the class, as they always
do. You can imagine that they might be even better with higher-ranked
recruits.I still think that good coaching can take raw talent and
turn it into excellent college football teams.
Duckhunter asks valid questions...Does anyone have an answer, or do
you Utah fans just want to resort to calling names?Who are the
recruits that are waiting to sign LOI?Give a name, or give him
respect for asking a valid question....
"Give a name, or give him respect for asking a valid question...."Buster,Ranson, Lee, Finau and Dunn all 4 stars signed with
Utes last year after feb. 2nd. Offers from others schools include LSU,
Auburn,Oregon St. and West Virgina.. to name a few.Did we know of
them...no. Can we expect the same? possibly.As far as respect for
Ducky? for a guy who bashes the UofU but claims to draw a check from them...very
Veritas,As I recall it was just one Ute fan who claimed there were
players still waiting to be recruited. I know nothing about that and therefore
was not planning to comment on it.
wedgie... Is one of your 'mystery 4 star' recruits in that crystal ball a QB ???
Better hope so.#7 or #8 recruiting classes will result in a #7 or #8
Conference of Champions ranking. That looks to be an AQ for the Vegas Bowl... if
This is how Rivals ranks Utah's recruiting class against the PAC 12 by position.
Gives some perspective.QB 12Running Backs 2Wide
receivers 5TE 7 tiedOffensive Line 5Defensive tackle 8 tiedDE 10Line backers 10Defensive backs 3Athlete 7 tiedCoaches of course recruit according to need so you see Utah at #2 for running
backs and #3 for defensive backs. At QB it would have been great to get Eubank
but it didn't happen. There are other QB's currently in the program including
Wynn. QB will be a big focus this coming recruiting year just as running backs
were this year. Chow has some candidates in mind.
So defensive wedgie LOLIf all this 4 star talent is always lying
around waiting for whittingham to gobble up after signing day has passed then
why does whit even bother sigining anyone at all on signing day? It seems he
should just wait around and then grab all those studs no one else seemed to be
smart enough to grab. And of course obviously whittingham is the only one
capable of grabbing this somehow ignored (even though you claim they are 4 star
rated) talent.LOLI happne to know BYU gave a scholarship
to a QB this past Monday. He was a Utah state MVP a couple of years ago and is
currently on a mission. Great player. There is nothing in the press about it,
there is no publicity about it, I doubt the press even knows about it, but this
kid is now going to be at BYU. I'm sure the will be some public note of it when
he returns from his mission. Perhaps all these super 4 stars lying
around that whittingham is signing will get published when it actually happens?
I can't wait. LOL
I am glad that the PAC 12 invited a Mormon school. This will help our
missionary program immensley. To finally be invited to play with the big boys
just shows how far the Church has come.
"#7 or #8 recruiting classes will result in a #7 or #8 Conference of
Champions ranking. That looks to be an AQ for the Vegas Bowl... if you're
lucky"sammyg,And what does a 60th ranked recruting
class ( per Rivals/scout) leave the tds?I guess if you can muster 6
wins you can get to the Kraft Hunger Bowl. Here's the rub - if you
win all your games you probably will end up in the Kraft Hunger Bowl.Have fun.
@wedgieLOL again at your list of "4 star" recruits the
utes signed after signing day last year.LOL