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Published: Monday, May 9 2011 5:00 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Cant wait to see this 4.9 speed in person. I'll bet of the fastest 20 players in salt lake and utah county, 19 of the 20 live in Salt Lake.

Speed and sunday school boys just don't mix

You all know its true

Ann Arbor, MI

I'm guessing the DB position represents the highest perecentage of non LDS players - one of the many reasons Y the Y has difficulting getting and keeping and quality at that position.

Springville, UT

This sounds like a promising lot...In the past we have struggled a bit with recruiting but now that we're getting kids like Rich and Pendelton, a former safety, in I think we'll have better fortune recruiting the defensive backfield.

Our LBs and secondary will be strong along with the beef up front. We're going to have very few weaknesses.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

We will have the best defensive backfield in the nation.

Frisco, TX

The difference between good and great for the Cougs this year is the DB's and TE's. Every other position looks solid.

With some key DB's graduating and moving on, I was initially very concerned. But the more I read, the more confidence I have that this group will be solid. Mendenhall doesn't give praise, unless it's due.

I know we have a lot of talent at TE, but I think the coaches need to get it down to three TE's at most. With more than that, they won't get enough reps to improve their execution.

This is going to be a very special team, and should be another 10+ win season. In spite of what Ute trolls will say, I think BYU has a legit shot at a BCS bowl with an 11-1 record, if the 1 loss is to a Top 10 team on the road.

Four AQ teams plus TCU, UCF and Hawaii is a great schedule for the first year of Independence. The top six teams on BYU's schedule are tougher than the top six teams on Utah's schedule.

117 days until the fun begins!

Salt Lake City, UT

What a surprise that wedgie and christina are the first two bloggers on another BYU article.

The fact that Bronco is filling up his depth chart with quality players at BYU's historically thinnest position has got them both scared silly, which is why they were so quick to launch into damage control mode on this one.

Mcallen, TX

Speed and sunday school boys just don't mix:

Chris, you must have alot of speed.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

@ CougFaninTX - "The top six teams on BYU's schedule are tougher than the top six teams on Utah's schedule." If true, what does this even matter? Last I checked, a season consists of all of the games on the schedule. Does it matter that I can beat a long distance runner in a 100 yard dash if the goal is to win a 25 mile marathon? Hardly. BYU's chance at a BCS bowl will be determined by BYU winning games regardless of who or what or where Utah plays. Just like it always has.

Riverton, UT

Sunday school boys beats speed and ex-Sunday school boys any day of the week. We like it that way.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

1984 for life | 6:13 p.m. May 9, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT
@ CougFaninTX - "The top six teams on BYU's schedule are tougher than the top six teams on Utah's schedule."

What it means is the U of U has a schedule that doesn't matter...

BYU is the school in Utah that does matter...

Hedge, ChrisB, 1984forlife, Uteology, MarneRock, Dutchman, and the rest of the whiners...???

Do you want to respond? Does the U of U even matter to you kids????


Is it just BYU?

(BTW, this is a BYU story... if you respond, it shows you are just stalking BYU...)

Truth Machine
Salt Lake City, UT

"The top six teams on BYU's schedule are tougher than the top six teams on Utah's schedule. If true, what does this even matter?"

It matters because the first thing detractors are going to say is "Who did BYU play?" If BYU's record includes wins over Texas, Ole Miss, UCF, Utah, Oregon State, TCU and Hawaii, nobody is going to be able to argue that "BYU didn't play anybody".

The bottom 5 teams on BYU's schedule might keep an undefeated BYU team out of the BCS championship game, but they certainly won't keep a 12-0 or 11-1 BYU team out of a BCS bowl, especially with ESPN pulling the strings to create the most attractive matchups in the bowls ESPN televises.

The fact is, BYU only plays one or two more cupcakes than many of top AQ teams.

Florida: Florida Atlantic, UAB, Furman, Vanderbilt
Alabama: Kent State, North Texas, Vanderbilt, Georgia Southern
LSU: Northwestern State, Kentucky, Western Kentucky
Georgia: Coastal Carolina, Vanderbilt, New Mexico State, Kentucky
Ohio State: Akron, Toledo, Indiana
Oklahoma: Tulsa, Ball State, Baylor, Iowa State

Wally West

re: nottyou | 6:22 p.m. May 9, 2011

If A Collie were faster, he might not be the current poster boy for concussions?

Alexandria, VA

Says a lot when the first two posts are from BYU obessers. Not so much Ute fans, just BYU haters.

So slow and a terrible team, yet BYU is somehow still competitive against Utah. Either Utah is also very bad or BYU is actually pretty good. And pretty good with a handicap to boot. Utah can recruit anyone from anywhere and still can't break away from BYU. So if BYU is slow and sucks, what does it say about an 10-2 Utah team that barely beat a 6-5 BYU team last year? At home? What it tells me is that Utah is in trouble in Provo this year, and that maybe, just maybe, BYU isn't as bad as the haters want them to be.

Palo Alto, CA

Wally West

"If A Collie were faster, he might not be the current poster boy for concussions?"

Say what?

Are you really that clueless that you would equate concussions to speed?

It really says alot about the desperation of the BYU-obsessed haters when they post such inane comments.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Mildred is write we just keep getting more and more loaded.

Highland, UT

I was so glad to see Mike Hague switch to defense. When I saw him play in high school he was a great player, but the way he saw the field as a DB was amazing. He dominated the state finals game with his defense.

I don't know if that will equate to the college level, but when I saw him play that game (I was not a Brighton follower) I walked away thinking that guy could play in the NFL on defense. I hope I am right.

Finally I hope I am not seeing any Y fans on articles about the U that are there just to annoy. Some guys need to just grow up a little, mature, and enjoy life. While I enjoy following BYU, I never miss a U game either.

If all you do is wait to remark on a BYU article etc to be negative maybe you should get some counseling. There is much more to life than trying to irritate BYU fans.

Cedar City, UT

@ ChrisB

I lived in Utah County, ran a 4.4 and went to church every Sunday... just sayin'.

West Jordan, UT

I ran a 4.3 and lived in Provo. I am a Sunday School Boy and proud of it.

Wynn and lose
Cougarville, Ut

Chris B:

I think 4.4 is how long it takes you to comment on BYU articles once they go to press.

I think the title of the article should be Utes trolls unusually deep on BYU fb articles.

Not only are the defensive backs getting faster, Bronco is also recruiting bigger guys, makes you wonder if we will see more 3-3-5 schemes.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Re: Chris B

Geez, all of those 4.9 corners sure did a good job of covering those athletic Utah receivers last year. They only put 17 points on the board!

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