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  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    July 12, 2011 9:48 p.m.

    "I'm not sure why everyone is making such a big deal, Heaps was rated #1 in the nation, he hasn't done anything worth noting."

    How many #1 recruits do something worth noting their very first year out of high school? Besides, since you made a statement like that it is obvious that you haven't seen BYU play this last year. He did stuff worth noting. Those of us who DID watch every BYU game this last year has seen Heaps' potential and we really like what we see.

    Mangum is going to be yet another amazing QB that will continue BYU's tradition on excellence.

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    July 12, 2011 6:14 p.m.

    Yeah, Chad Kelly kept getting picked off in the red zone. His decision making was called into question.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    July 12, 2011 3:14 p.m.

    I saw this guy play seven on seven on ESPN the other day, he looked legit, much better than Chip Kelley's (ND coach) son who was on the other time. The ESPN guys were praising him all over the place. Though the competition wasn't in pads, the quality of athletes in this competition were superb, he was going against the best defensive prospects in the country.

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    July 12, 2011 2:35 p.m.

    @Tom in CA
    "I like how those Idaho boys humiliate the big boys. Must have something to do with Chris Peterson and his bunch"

    Definitely it's due to Chris Peterson. The one constant thread through all of those coaching changes over the years that Boise State has been on the rise, Chris Peterson has always been at the helm of their offense. We've seen coaches like Dirk Koetter and Dan Hawkins shine at BSU then go on to fail when bigger programs hire them away yet Boise State has been able to maintain thier success because the true genius behind it has always been there.

    If Chris Peterson gets an offer he can't refuse and leaves there are going to be some tears shed in Boise.

  • Hegdehog Bountiful, UT
    July 12, 2011 2:10 p.m.

    @menacetosociety
    "If this kid is that good, good chance he ends up at a Pac 12 school eventually. Why settle for the Y if you don't have to?"

    Probably because he doesn't want to get moved to Defensive End, linebacker or safety.

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    July 12, 2011 2:07 p.m.

    @screenname123
    "I'm a Utah fan and really don't care for BYU. With that being said, Mangum is legit. He looked like the best QB to me in 7on tourney. BYU has a good find. I can only imagine the attention he will be getting now though."

    You're right, I would expect the Utes to offer him now since their recruiting strategy seems to be just wait to see who Bronco offers.

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    July 12, 2011 9:34 a.m.

    My goodness, the bitter ute trolls are out in force today. Must be a universal trait that they hide behind the PAC 12 label to show they are legit.

  • bballjunkie Cedar Hills, UT
    July 12, 2011 9:23 a.m.

    @BluCoug

    No it was BYU that wanted him for LB and Utah wants him at QB.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    July 12, 2011 9:13 a.m.

    ESPN VP Dave Brown announcing that they're excited to have BYU as a broadcast partner and that ESPN networks will be carrying TEN BYU games this season - seven are already committed to ESPN channels.

    Great news for BYU fans!

  • anti BCS Anaheim, CA
    July 12, 2011 8:27 a.m.

    OU812

    "I'm not sure why everyone is making such a big deal, Heaps was rated #1 in the nation, he hasn't done anything worth noting."

    Watch and learn. Heaps was just catching his groove the last half of his Freshman year, throwing 14 TDs in his last six games, compared to Wynn who only threw 17 TDs during his ENTIRE Sophomore season.

  • anti BCS Anaheim, CA
    July 12, 2011 8:22 a.m.

    Flames6

    "Where and when is this kids going to play? Y going to run a two qb system forever to accommodate all of their Heisman hopefuls every year?"

    Typical response from a Utah troll.

    Heaps: 2011, 2012, 2013
    Mangum: arrives BYU 2012, mission 2013-2014; play 2015

    Heaps will be long gone by the time Tanner is ready to step into the starting QB position for BYU. That's why Quarterback U recruits a bunch of talented quarterbacks, so they don't have to settle for a wounded Wynn with no backups.

  • IndianaCoug Bloomington, IN
    July 12, 2011 8:11 a.m.

    RE: Tomahawk Red

    "My question is... exactly when does Mr. Mangum expect to be the starter, since that Heaps guy has three more years at the helm? Gotta question Mangum's judgment in opting for BYU on that one. "

    See, that's the disadvantage being a troll. BYU fans know that Mangum is planning on a mission and probably a redshirt, so he'll be a freshman when Heaps finishes up. Of course, he'll still have plenty of competition for the QB, BYU is loaded right now with several excellent quarterbacks in the pipeline. It's great to be a cougar!

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    July 12, 2011 8:06 a.m.

    I'll bet we can go undefeated probably two or three years in a row with Heaps and now with Magnum it will more like 7 or 8 years.

  • hohum Saint George, UT
    July 12, 2011 8:01 a.m.

    Tomhawk:
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    Do the math, 1 year of high school, two years mission equals 3 years before he will be in a postion to start. Make sense.

  • truecoug1 Provo, UT
    July 12, 2011 7:57 a.m.

    @bigutefan "Heaps has yet to beat a team with a winning record,"

    I'm pretty sure SDSU had a winning record in 2010...just saying.

    @Tomahawk Red "exactly when does Mr. Mangum expect to be the starter, since that Heaps guy has three more years at the helm?"

    Mangum will serve a mission after his first year here at BYU, which would take him right up to 2014 when Jake Heaps leaves...perfect timing for him to take the reins.

    Go Cougars!

  • Red Headed Stranger Billy Bobs, TX
    July 12, 2011 7:44 a.m.

    Tomahawk Red,

    Actually, it is not difficult at all to understand why Brother (soon to be Elder) Mangum would go to BYU with three more years of Jake Heaps eligibility. Brother Mangum is going into his senior year of high school. So now Jake Heaps' eligibility years are down to two. Brother Mangum can then red-shirt one year and then Elder Mangum will serve a two year LDS mission. In fact, there will probably be a quarterback between Heaps and Mangum, perhaps the Stanford transfer from Idaho, Taysom Hill. That will still leave Mangum will two-three years of eligibility with a real chance at being the starter.

    Heaps - Hill - Mangum, quarterbacking is looking pretty good for BYU.

  • Flames6 North Salt Lake, UT
    July 12, 2011 7:34 a.m.

    I love preseason hype and predictions. Where and when is this kids going to play? Y going to run a two qb system forever to accommodate all of their Heisman hopefuls every year?

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    July 12, 2011 2:46 a.m.

    GoUTES | 4:00 p.m. July 11, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    No way, he can't be good. Only players that commit to the U are good. Even if the U recruits them, if they decide on BYU, then right then and there it proves that they are not talented.

    Yes, you are correct. That is the rule of thumb, and it always applies.

    My question is... exactly when does Mr. Mangum expect to be the starter, since that Heaps guy has three more years at the helm?

    Gotta question Mangum's judgment in opting for BYU on that one.

  • OU812 Layton, UT
    July 12, 2011 12:26 a.m.

    I'm not sure why everyone is making such a big deal, Heaps was rated #1 in the nation, he hasn't done anything worth noting.

  • bigutefan Las Vegas, NV
    July 12, 2011 12:19 a.m.

    Heaps has yet to beat a team with a winning record, but it's great somebody is dillusional enough to think an undefeated season is something Jake can accomplish. Never going to happen!

  • BluCoug Provo, UT
    July 11, 2011 11:49 p.m.

    @ flynn is the coolest

    It's utah that wants him at LB, but will give him a shot at QB. BTW, BYU recruited Hansen as a QB.

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    July 11, 2011 11:28 p.m.

    Hey Hedgehog:

    You like apples? Cause Taylor Mangum just got upgraded to a 4 star recruit. How do you like them apples?

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    July 11, 2011 10:04 p.m.

    First of all, I want to thank mgr63 for his classy comments today. He does despise BYU, but it's okay as long as the comments are not full of animosity. Comments like these are welcome.

    I'm way excited for this kid! I have heard that he is one of the best athletes out there, and will probably outperform Jake Heaps. I really hope that is true. I can't wait for football season to start. Uncle Rico wanted a time machine to go back in time to past football games. I want a time machine to go forward to the next game!

  • flynn is the coolest Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2011 9:44 p.m.

    @ted cantrell

    No need to disparage the Utes- or Chase Hansen. He'll be a starting QB at the U (he's way better than the giant that just signed with them), and his athleticism will give us cougars fits for years. BYU wanted him as a linebacker- imagine how tough he is!

  • flynn is the coolest Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    @Tom in CA

    Boise State was one of teams I was referring to. They are incredible. Utah would be in there also, although I think they recruit at a higher level than BSU. BYU also-but I hope BYU is approaching that level- we have caused some ripples in the past, but I'd like to see more. That said, I think all three teams have done very well for the level of recruits they get. For how well teams like ND, USC recruit, they've done relatively poorly in recent years.

  • COUGARNATE Lyman, WY
    July 11, 2011 7:33 p.m.

    Lucky kid. Not everyone gets to throw a pass to the great Jerry Rice.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 11, 2011 7:16 p.m.

    ted cantrell

    You need to read a little more carefully. PAC man is a BYU fan.

  • ted cantrell OREM, UT
    July 11, 2011 6:45 p.m.

    GoUTES
    PAC man
    Menace To Society
    Broom Hockey Champ

    Where do you guys come from. If you don't like BYU, why read and comment about them? Sad that you have nothing more positive to do!

    As for BYU, Tanner Magnum and Q-backs; you obviously spend little time in reality. Not too many schools have produced more All Americans. Utah, specifically, is in great need for a Q-back right now. They took a BYU Q-back reject, Chase Hansen, because BYU has two better Q-backs in this recruiting class!

  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    July 11, 2011 6:43 p.m.

    @Crowntown The recruiting pool is getting larger and better.

    I watched Mangum's film. He is as good as Heaps. BYU will have the talent they need at QB for a few years.

    Now if BYU could get a couple of great dbacks and a couple of WR/TEs who would get drafted by the NFL, BYU could make a BCS bowl.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    July 11, 2011 6:24 p.m.

    Centennial HUSKY football es numero uno!

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    July 11, 2011 5:43 p.m.

    Re: Pacman

    My statement was that California prep football is a different level than Idaho. I'm glad he did well in 7 on 7's but that doesn't transfer to big time college football. With that he sounds like he has a good arm.

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    July 11, 2011 5:33 p.m.

    Boise St. is a great program! WOW! They sure smoked my beloved Utes.....gotta be impressed!

  • truecoug1 Provo, UT
    July 11, 2011 5:31 p.m.

    @Tom in CA

    Everything I've heard about Drew is that he will most likely be seen in Kickoff returns, but to also not be surprised if Doman puts him in the slot to mix things up a little bit on offense.

    However, these are questions that will most likely be resolved during fall camp.

    This month can't go by fast enough!

    Regarding Tanner Mangum, the guy sounds like a stud. Pretty impressive compliments from ESPN's head of recruiting including "In my opinion, he's the best passer here".

    Hopefully is success will continue at the Elite 11 camp, which he's been invited to attend.

    Go Cougars!

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    July 11, 2011 5:28 p.m.

    So I guess Mangum is LDS? Well, BYU doesn't need an LDS kid to recruit for them. The Y gets most of the decent Mormon talent as it stands today. If BYU wants to be a factor in the big time they need to get blue-chip African American recruits on the defensive side of the ball, maybe a few receivers/backs as well. If I all of the sudden heard that BYU scored a talent like TCU's great D-end Jerry Hughes I would be thinking that BYU had a chance to win, but win big at a greater level than they have in the last 25 years......just a thought.

  • Independent Henderson, NV
    July 11, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    Why do I get the feeling that the way this all plays out will be nothing like anybody here is saying it will?

  • CocoNutzz Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    Even tho Jerry Rice is retired he still found a way to catch a pass from another BYU QB. Jerry knows QB's and Jerry knows all about BYU QB's.

  • Lone Star Cougar Plano, TX
    July 11, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    Welcome to the Cougars! MAFU is right!

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    July 11, 2011 5:15 p.m.

    I watched the kid play a few series at the 7on. He is very good. Composed, fluid, good footwork, strong arm. Everyone was shocked to see a kid who plays small time high school football step up like that with some of the best talent on the west coast. He was also very well spoken and said all the right things when interviewed. He is a mission kid, so he won't be taking snaps in Provo for a while. The sky is the limit for this kid. Good luck to him in his senior year and on his mission.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    July 11, 2011 4:58 p.m.

    "What I find impressive are coaches who pick up a bunch of 2 and 3 star (or 0 star for that matter) athletes who, with the proper instruction, develop exponentially during their college career."

    flynn is the coolest:

    You are right on - look no further than Boise State.

    Kellen Moore, Ian Johnson, Austin Pettis, Corey Hall (po-dunk Idaho Glenns Ferry). How did that happen?? I like how those Idaho boys humiliate the big boys. Must have something to do with Chris Peterson and his bunch.

  • MAFU Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2011 4:55 p.m.

    See you in 2014 or 2015, Elder Mangum.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    July 11, 2011 4:40 p.m.

    DREW PHILLIPS

    Does anyone know the status of, or where he will play - special teams, wide receiver, or etc???

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    July 11, 2011 4:32 p.m.

    I am liking the D News more and more. Although they don't publish 75% of my posts, because I don't support BYU, they are doing much better with the first amendment in my opinion. Plus, where can you find some of the people on other threads like some of the people on here? You can't......too much fun reading the biased fiction they write! Cheers Hondo!

  • Thlete Draper, UT
    July 11, 2011 4:29 p.m.

    Cool info on Tanner Magnum, big moment for him to be able to play catch with Jerry Rice.

    However, if I post on a random website that BYU will win the national championship this year, I suppose the DNews will link to me as a "blogger" and infer some credibility in my prediction?

  • factcheck Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2011 4:25 p.m.

    Because there is some confusion on crowntown1 and if he is a Ute fan or a USC fan or just a BYU hater, let me clear it up.

    He is from Utah. Grew up in Taylorsville, Murray or maybe Sandy. His family took a trip to Anaheim to visit Disneyland when he was 13, now he tells people he is from "Cali" or "SoCal" and wears Lakers jerseys to the Jazz games. Somewhere in the back of his closet is an Ed or Charles O'Bannon UCLA jersey.

  • flynn is the coolest Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2011 4:22 p.m.

    The cited article, as well as one found on SI (just go to sports illustrated and search tanner mangum), illustrate a very important point. STARS DONT ALWAYS MATTER! The SI article stated that some of the top rated players (5 star and such) performed very poorly, and if re-evaluated, would not receive such high marks. They even said that Jerry Rice would not be one of the top recruits in today's rating system! While many of the 5 star players are exciting specimens of athleticism, I have to wonder if the physical development in some has already plateaued- thus explaining much of the weak performances by overhyped players. What I find impressive are coaches who pick up a bunch of 2 and 3 star (or 0 star for that matter) athletes who, with the proper instruction, develop exponentially during their college career.

    In addition to late bloomers, guys with the drive and will to succeed are valuable assets- you can't always coach drive- but its an intangible that makes a difference.

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    July 11, 2011 4:15 p.m.

    GoUtes...........HAHAHA! That was very funny. As much as I despise BYU and think Austin Collie is a megalomaniac, he is still my fave receiver to watch in the NFL.......Collie is money every play.....love watching him. I think if someone chooses to go to BYU, then fair enough..........I don't know Y however?........yikes! HAHAHA! There is a ton of talent on BYU's offense annually, but very little year to year on defense.

  • Hondo Alpine, UT
    July 11, 2011 4:07 p.m.

    Who decided to link to the blogs? I thought one of the missions of this newspaper was credibility.

  • GoUTES Salt Lake City, UT
    July 11, 2011 4:00 p.m.

    No way, he can't be good. Only players that commit to the U are good. Even if the U recruits them, if they decide on BYU, then right then and there it proves that they are not talented.

  • Laser Iowa City, IA
    July 11, 2011 3:56 p.m.

    He, "performed well" over the weekend? Thanks for the understatement. The kid was on fire!

  • PAC man Anaheim, CA
    July 11, 2011 3:46 p.m.

    crowntown1

    "How many national rop recruits who are not LDS have BYU in their top 50?"

    Lots of qualifiers in that little question, especially coming from a blogger who was claiming just a few months ago that Mangum couldn't be any good because he played high school football in Idaho.

    Maybe you should just hold off on anymore pronouncements for awhile; it'll be less painful than to be proven wrong again and again and again.

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    July 11, 2011 3:45 p.m.

    Is the Mangum boy LDS?

  • RSLJAZZBYUUTAH Syracuse, UT
    July 11, 2011 3:39 p.m.

    crowntown1 | 3:17 p.m. July 11, 2011
    Corona, CA
    Heaps brought at least 2 non lds top recruits, you know Quezada was one, who was recruited by Texas, choose BYU.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    July 11, 2011 3:39 p.m.

    With that being said he has a good arm.

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    July 11, 2011 3:37 p.m.

    ........by the way, the Mangum kid is the "mack daddy!" He could be NFL material if he can produce in college.

  • MenaceToSociety Draper, UT
    July 11, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    If this kid is that good, good chance he ends up at a Pac 12 school eventually. Why settle for the Y if you don't have to?

  • Broom Hockey Champ Alpine, UT
    July 11, 2011 3:28 p.m.

    It sounds like this Mangum guy can spin it. It was fortuitous that he was able to participate. He was an alternate, not one of the original invites. How cool to be able to throw to Rice? He sounds like a good one.

    As for the blogs, listed in this article.... How did these get posted, DNews? Really? Anyone can blog and you're going to post it if it has BYU in the blog entry. Did you read the thread on the blog? The guy predicting that BYU was going undefeated proved to know very little about college football.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    July 11, 2011 3:17 p.m.

    Re: TJ

    How many national rop recruits who are not LDS have BYU in their top 50? Mangum isn't bringing other top players to BYU.YOu guys just don't get it your completely aiming for something out of your reach. Your recruitng pool is small and it shouldn't be surprising to get top LDS players whether they be in state or out.

  • BlueSaint South Jordan, UT
    July 11, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    Mangum I heard is also doing a little recruiting on the side. Look for BYU to be getting alot more top rated Recruits. The best skill players want to play with the top QB!

    BYU is entering a whole new era of AWESOMENESS!!

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    July 11, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    Kudos to Tanner for his performance at the camp and good luck to him and his team this season.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    July 11, 2011 2:58 p.m.

    I believe . . .

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 11, 2011 2:53 p.m.

    This is great news for BYU. His film looked solid but you never know until they compete against the best. How lucky can you get? To be able to throw a pass to Jerry Rice. Maybe Mangum will sway a few other top athletes to come BYU's way with all the attention he is getting. It will probably be a few years until he starts but I am looking forward to some good years of BYU football.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    July 11, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    Where on earth did you find that blog from a random person? I'm a BYU fan but no way do they go undefeated next year. People like this make these predictions all the time, but usually for their own team. I'm not sure why it was deemed to be worthy to make any newspaper.

    Nebraska is going to be dang good this year. Their biggest hickup might be Wisconsin. If they can not let Martinez take so much onto himself, their offense will be near unstoppable. They made some great coaching changes. This will be a great year for them. Here's hoping they stomp a depleted OSU team!

  • IndianaCoug Bloomington, IN
    July 11, 2011 2:33 p.m.

    Mangum is a star in the making. Welcome to Cougar nation!

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    July 11, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    SportsIllustrated - Friday July 8, 2011

    Tanner Mangum will be a national name at BYU

    "Unless you're a BYU fan or a native of Eagle, Idaho, you probably haven't heard of Tanner Mangum. The quarterback prospect is an early commit to BYU and one of the most anonymous four-stars you'll ever find. His anonymity will end when he hits the campus in Provo, Utah, though. In fact, it may end long before that.

    This week at The Opening, Mangum has made an early impression as one of the best quarterbacks in attendance. With good size and athleticism and a good presence about him, I'm predicting Mangum puts up some huge numbers in his career at BYU. In the end, there won't be many football fans who don't know his name."

    The BYU Quarterback factory is alive and well. Can't wait until September 3rd when Jake Heaps starts lighting up opposing defenses.

  • screenname123 Sandy, UT
    July 11, 2011 2:20 p.m.

    I'm a Utah fan and really don't care for BYU. With that being said, Mangum is legit. He looked like the best QB to me in 7on tourney. BYU has a good find. I can only imagine the attention he will be getting now though.

  • MacNasty Rexburg, ID
    July 11, 2011 2:20 p.m.

    Quarterback U is on track!

  • Cougarblue84 SAINT GEORGE, UT
    July 11, 2011 2:14 p.m.

    What a great time to be a Cougar! Bronco and staff continue to impress and will represent themselves proudly come seasoon time when they get so much exposure! ESPN!!! Yea Buddy!