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  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Nov. 17, 2011 6:51 a.m.

    Wally West... very funny!

  • JCC75 SEATTLE, WA
    Nov. 16, 2011 1:54 p.m.

    Chris B, you make all Utah fans look like idiots. Laughing all the way from Seattle, cheers

  • Kami Bountiful, Utah
    Nov. 16, 2011 11:56 a.m.

    If the honor code extended to behavior on news boards, how many of you would get kicked out of BYU if you were a student there! Shouldn't all LDS members be living by this honor code?

  • BP Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    He seems like a quality kid! Best of luck to him at BC (heaven knows they could use all the help they can get this year).

    If BYU joins the Big East, I look forward to more heavily recruiting in Florida. Their are excellent ball players down there (just look at the FCS teams in Florida...excellent talent).

    Most probably wouldn't want to come to BYU (culture shock, honor code, etc.), but some might.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 9:39 a.m.

    I'll bet he doesn't know about the HD truck.

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 3:42 a.m.

    Wow, that is a lot of linebackers to be recruiting for one class. Ethical?
    Sure this kid just looked right through the empty promises and decided to go where he will be more likely to play sooner.

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 10:59 p.m.

    Lets see BYU still has 6 commits at LB for 2012 including Butch Pau'u and Troy Hinds. Looks like they are still in good shape, I dont think losing one recruit will hurt much.

  • Mr. Schneebly Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 10:55 p.m.

    Chris B:

    This quote from you really shows your true colors:

    "Byu had made the decision to force the honor code so heavy that it kills any chance at a good football program."

    So what are you saying? Football players who excel have to be promiscuous smokers who drink alcohol? Why are clean living and athletic excellence mutually exclusive?

    Are you suggesting that any school with any hopes of succeeding in athletics has to run the program the way Ohio State, Penn State, Miami, etc. operate, by covering up illegal activities such as selling championship rings and jerseys in exchange for tattoos by student-athletes at OSU, child sex abuse at PSU and prostitution for players paid for by boosters at Miami?

    I can't believe what I am reading from you. I would think in today's climate of scandal there should be more schools looking harder at having an honor code instead of allowing ANYTHING to happen in order to keep winning at all costs.

    You really think that BYU is wrong to expect athletes to live by the rules that are taught by the religion sponsoring the school?

  • Stay the Course Salt Lake City, utah
    Nov. 15, 2011 10:53 p.m.

    Chris b mark it down somehow if Utah does play the ducks the score will be 54-10 Oregon

  • Y Ask Y Provo, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    I have been tallying the number of Cougar fans Chris B has provoked into whiney, lame comments, versus good comments, and guess what the score is?

    Chris B: 54
    Cougars: 10

  • Monsieur le prof Sandy, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 9:35 p.m.

    Hypotheses about why he decommitted to go to another good school are irrelevant. Pretending that you "know the real reason" is foolish. Sometimes good players go to weak programs because they think they can play sooner. Sometimes it's the opposite. They change because they think they won't play a lot because of the talent there. But it makes no difference.

    He sounds like a good kid. Let's hope he does well.

  • Noblepromise PROVO, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 7:09 p.m.

    BYU will lose more recruits as long as its football schedules has a majority of teams from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS)instead of teams from from a BCS conference. Players want to be seen by NFL Scouts just like fans attending the games want BYU to play and win against teams from BCS conference. Look at this years attendance as its even shown on ESPN and one can see ticket sales dropped this year from previous years. Whoever is scheduling teams of this caliber needs to be questioned as it doesn't look better for the next few years. Every time BYU schedules an FCS team it hurts BYU arguement to be in BCS conference, be ranked in the top 25, and play in BCS Bowl. What does happen is loss of sports revenue, lower game tickets sales, less donations and drop in Cougar Club memberships even if BYU is on ESPN and KBYUtv.

  • Subscriber Magna, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 6:35 p.m.

    Does he know that BYU may be joining the Big East Conference?

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 6:11 p.m.

    re: UtahBlueDevil | 5:09 p.m. Nov. 15, 2011

    "...picking BC over BYU really is an indication of something - what I am not sure. Something must have really spooked him off."

    Could it be carrots in the jello?

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 6:09 p.m.

    I can't wait until the first Ute player decommits.

    I rather doubt the 'religion' card will be played or distance!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 5:55 p.m.

    @kosta hunter 54-10

    It looks like you're using the full arsenal of screen names today. Pathetic. No one buys into it.

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Nov. 15, 2011 5:42 p.m.

    The guy saw all the might WAC foes he will be playing against and got scared and woke up, no big deal here.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Nov. 15, 2011 5:09 p.m.

    I get the whole going to a Catholic college thing, just like an LDS kid would want to go to an LDS school. But really, BC. They are terrible. I mean really terrible - a program in crises. Him picking BC over BYU really is an indication of something - what I am not sure. Something must have really spooked him off.

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    motorbike:

    No hard feelings brotha but you are one curious cat. You throw a jab, and I threw a jab back. We're supposed to take your jab in stride, but mine was uptight? Not arguing with you or trying to put you in your place but it just doesn't add up.

    But hey, if you're going to get hurt feelings, sounds like we just need to let you have your day, and not comment on what you say.

  • We wear Blue ogden, ut
    Nov. 15, 2011 5:01 p.m.

    One more Thing..........
    Dear Chris B,
    You like to point out in every post about how BYU has no athletes. You know this because I am sure you played a lot of sports in your life, right? NOT
    I am a women and I say lets see how much of an athlete you are.
    Pick any sport, if I beat you; you will never post again.
    I will post my email to contact me if your man/women enough to take me up on my challenge.
    ?????

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 15, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    williary,

    Utah is mid to low level. Has nothing to do with BYU or anyone else? Can't beat Notre Dame, Cal, Arizona State, TCU, Washington, Boise State, or Southern Cal. Chris B. insults BYU, than brags about the utes not playing Oregon or Stanford,--than she thinks the utes deserve a Rose Bowl. What do you call that?

  • Hatch Sandy, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    Unfortunitely this likely means BYU is going Big East. Although not stated this recruit was not recruited by Notre Dame and with BYU as an independant he would play Notre Dame annually. BYU no doubt informed him and others that may be adversely effected that they will soon announce acceptance of a Big East offer. Which is likely to effect scheduling with Notre Dame.Boston college is scheduled to play Notre Dame (the Original Holly war) annually through 2019.

    I wish BYU would have stuck to independance. There is strong momentum for the BCS to drop all AQ status in 2013. Which will be great for independants.

  • We wear Blue ogden, ut
    Nov. 15, 2011 4:48 p.m.

    Seriously WHY is Chris B the first to comment on every BYU article? It like he sits by his computer waiting and watching for the next article, so he can spew the most hateful, confrontational, unfounded lies possible.
    Des News is supposed to have rules. I cannot think of a more offensive poster than Chris B. Please reject his posts!!!!!!

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 4:45 p.m.

    Motorbike:

    Haha! Thanks for the laughs.

  • defibman Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 4:42 p.m.

    I really think that Navel vet has been down in his sub a little too long!

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 4:25 p.m.

    riddle -

    You're funny dude. Re-read your posts and tell me who's uptight. You've got me laughing pretty hard at the irony in your comments.
    There's plenty I could write in response to your comments that I suppose would put you in your place but that's not, and never was, my intention.
    Lets have a little fun man. My initial comment was a little ESPN jab made in jest. Your subsequent comments are the uptight ones.
    Truth is, BYU's got a great arrangement with ESPN that Coug fans should be proud of and I highly doubt TV in any shape or form had anything to do with this recruit reneging on his word.

  • PAC12Fan South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 4:25 p.m.

    Decommitting happens in all programs. It's sort of ridiculous to get so excited about someone leaving. Usually nobody hears about the players that leave in between seasons especially if the player does not play all that much. I know both Utah and BYU have multiple players leave each year and the media rarely figures it out until Spring ball starts back up.

    With that said, I always thought that Lavell Edwards Stadium would be a great aquarium after BYU becomes irrelevant and the church drops football. Fill in the corners, add a salt water system and fill it up. The school could place the old relics and trophys on the bottom and charge admission for scuba lessons. The old timers could swim to the bottom to see the 1984 trophy and statues of Cosmo, Lavell, Young, all the Reynolds, etc. It's going to be great.

  • daddman54 FARMINGTON, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 4:21 p.m.

    Is that how it works?
    People start throwing out names as to who the biggest troll is and suddenly Ducky appears out of nowhere?
    If nothing else his timing in impeccable.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 4:16 p.m.

    What does this matter? The Cougars can recruit anyone and win half the games on their schedule.

    "this is won contest utah "fans" have all wrapped up." Wow, now that is well written. I believe the word is "one." OUCH

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:58 p.m.

    @kosta hunter

    Sorry but throwing out utah's 2nd biggest troll, that would be chris b because you and you 50 screen names are utah's biggest troll by a large margin, because you think it makes your argument is not going to work. Between chris b and your 50 screen names alone there are far more comments on BYU articles than BYU fans ever post on utah articles and that is before we throw in hedghog, naval lint, williary, howard s, mormon ute, kamute, motorbike, hailstorm, lvute..........and about 1000 more of you.

    Now I admit I'm not sure how many of those are actually just more of your screen names, the all might be, but any way you dice it this is won contest utah "fans" have all wrapped up. Congratulations.

  • Mt Rushmore Arlington, VA
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:46 p.m.

    If Utah is a mid to low level football team, answer me this...

    What does that make BYU?

    Charitable.

    Your big brother didn't want to see U go through your entire PAC 12 debut season without a meaningful win, so he gift-wrapped 7 delicious turnovers for you to feel better about yourself.

  • Rocket Science Brigham City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:27 p.m.

    What was this article about . . . ?

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    motorbike:

    " at some point you'll get another chance at a quick witted comment as well.
    It's all good."

    You got me. Your TV smack comment was quick witted, my TV smack comment that poked fun at your TV smack comment was made because I'm uptight.

  • Kosta Fesenko Chicken McNuggetville, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:09 p.m.

    @Counter

    you have to throw Chris B out of that equation. Not one Ute fan would claim him. Additionally, you need to compare all stories. For example, why don'y you meander over to the article about the Utah basketball game........

  • williary Kearns, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    @worf

    If Utah is a mid to low level football team, answer me this...

    What does that make BYU?

    54-10 drubbing to that low level football team not even 2 months ago, on your home field.

    Lost 7 of the last 10 games to that low level football team.

    Watched that low level football team finish undefeated seasons twice in the last 6 years, while BYU failed to do the same playing in the same conference.

    Again, do BYU fans not realize how bad it makes their team look to talk down Utah?

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    motorbike:

    You're right. It's all good. Your reading comprehension issues notwithstanding. I was referring to your second comment not your first. (See: "all those recommendations" on your second comment). The thing is when you make a TV smack comment you can't call someone out for responding with a TV smack comment.

    And relax a little?

    Certainly you being uptight had nothing to do with you responding to my comment right?

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    No Chris B you are only showing your hate for BYU, not pointing out anything.

    I hope this young man will enjoy his time at Boston College.

  • JosephMother Farmington, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:03 p.m.

    Naval Vet,

    Utah has no business and certainly doesn't deserve to go to any Pac-12 Championship Game and if they somehow miraculously do go, they will most likely be 25+ underdogs in Vegas and Oregon would probably cover that spread and it could be even worse. Is that something Ute fans really want to be part of? The many Ute fans I have a close association with would be scared to death of that proposition and would rather just take the bowl game and be done with it.

  • JosephMother Farmington, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 2:57 p.m.

    Re: atl134

    I don't think Stanford will be one of the top two teams in the Pac-12 next season since Luck will be leaving for the NFL after his junior year. My point is, since you can't really know who the best two teams in the conference will be year over year, Utah was just very fortunate to have missed both #1 and #2 on their schedule this season, and with USC being out of it and Utah's other tougher opponets being played at RES (ASU, Washington, UCLA), they had everything going for them. Not going to be any easier than 2011, probably ever.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 2:48 p.m.

    Riddle -

    "Looks like it was your comment that flopped."

    Okay you win. I guess all those recommendations weren't a very accurate gauge.
    Suggestion...relax a little, don't take it all so seriously and have a little fun.
    After all, BYU will fill that spot with another good recruit and at some point you'll get another chance at a quick witted comment as well.
    It's all good.

  • 54-10 WHOOPTY DOO! bountiful, ut
    Nov. 15, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    All conference affiliation does is give justification to losses when the reality is a loss is a loss no matter conference affiliated or not. It is okay that Utah has 1 more loss than byu because of who they played and because WHOOOPTY DOOOOO beat 'us' 54-10 in LES. UCLA also factors in to the Utes hopes of going to Eugene for the butt whooping of the year. How bout this Utes.... Worry about beating the other Cougars from Up North before even pretending to sniff the air for Roses... Cougars, Buffaloes and Ducks stand in your way.. In that order! ... Can the mighty braves beat all their animal foes? Stay tuned because opinions don't matter it is what happens on the field that does!

  • 54-10 WHOOPTY DOO! bountiful, ut
    Nov. 15, 2011 2:22 p.m.

    My handles says it all.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Nov. 15, 2011 2:15 p.m.

    Utah COULD end up playing in the Rose Bowl. Let's see, where else COULD they end up?

    Las Vegas anybody? Maybe against Boise State? Or TCU? Ah, what memories.

    As for the linebacker? A devout catholic committing to go to a devout mormon school, then changing his mind to go to a devout catholic school? Keep looking for the hidden message there, boys.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Nov. 15, 2011 2:12 p.m.

    JosephMother:

    "The last thing you should hope for is Utah going to the Pac-12 Championship Game. Do you really want to get humiliated by Oregon...You really should root against a title game berth..."

    I wouldn't expect a cougar fan to understand this, but Utah doesn't look to run away from competition, and shelter ourselves under the umbrella of weak WAC teams and bottom-tiered postseason destinations. That's really been more your style. Utah fans always root for a Utah win and Pac-12 Division and Conference titles.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 15, 2011 2:03 p.m.

    Ute hope for the Rose Bowl:

    * don't play Oregon
    * don't play Stanford
    * USC doesn't qualify

    Give Utah the Rose Bowl without having to earn it? Chris B. You're funny!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Nov. 15, 2011 1:46 p.m.

    Didn't the athletes of UNLV shut out the utes a few years ago? Chris B! Can't take the facts, can you? The utes are a mid to low level fooftball team with a resume below the cougs.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 1:37 p.m.

    Wait, I messed up my previous comment. I forgot that USC-UCLA get to play Stanford and Cal every year.
    That means the teams Utah doesn't play each season are...
    2011-2012 Oregon, Stanford
    2013-2014 Washington State, Cal
    2015-2016 Washington, Stanford
    2017-2018 Oregon State, Cal

    and then so on in that pattern assuming no conference changes.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 1:35 p.m.

    @JosephMother
    Utah doesn't have to play Oregon/Stanford next year either. 2013 and 2014 we don't play Cal or Washington State, 2015 and 2016 we don't play Washington or Oregon State. So we have one more year without the big two before playing them both four years straight.

    We'd have White around next year, and most of our defense and line returning. If we were to have a healthy Wynn or recruit a good QB (worst case, if we were somehow stuck with Hays he'd at least be experienced) I think that would be the difference. Assuming all that... next year would have pretty good shot at getting to the PAC_12 championship game. USC would be a problem but Barkley leaves after this season so their QB situation would be a question mark as well. After next year we lose White and Wynn and we'd need to know how the next two recruiting classes turn out before we could judge 2013 but schedule-wise it would get harder so the odds would not be that good.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 1:22 p.m.

    Looks like Religious bias is rearing its ugly head again... then nobody expects the Spanish Inquizition.

  • Kami Bountiful, Utah
    Nov. 15, 2011 1:19 p.m.

    I doubt that many devout catholics would be happy at BYU anyway, so wish him well.

  • Marked it Down Park City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    Don't feed the BYU-obsessed, jealous Utah trolls.

  • LetsDebate PLEASANT GROVE, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:55 p.m.

    To Chris B and plyxply and hedgie - yes, surely playing with "true athletes" and wanting to win was his motivation. Those winning "true athletes" at BC being 3-7 this year, including a 30-3 shellacking at the hands of UCF which BYU managed to beat, and a loss to the powerhouse Duke.

    Oh wait, Duke is a powerhouse in a different sport.

    Your comments are not only an embarrassment to 4BS, but to sports fans everywhere. I think the real bafflement to most readers is why you're not embarrassed by your own nonsense.

  • JosephMother Farmington, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:55 p.m.

    Re: atl134

    Well said. And if Utah can't get to the Championship Game this year, then when? The stars were aligned this season. Unfortunately in the future they'll have to worry about USC and probably have to play at least one of the top-2 teams in the conference.

  • DaveKnowsWhatsUp Bloomington, IN
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:55 p.m.

    Chris, you forgot one other "small" thing. you do realize there are only two teams that Utah has beaten this year that have winning records? Montana State and your beloved BYU. Sorry, beating Arizona and Oregon State don't count as quality opponents this year (according to your logic)

    Explain this one to me. According to you, BYU is apparently not quality, so you're saying the only quality team the U has beaten this year is Montana State....

    Did I get that right?

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:50 p.m.

    @JosephMother
    "Do you really want to get humiliated by Oregon 69-0?"

    We have a great defense... it'd be a 38-10 Oregon win.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:49 p.m.

    @Chris B
    "IF ASU loses one more game(which since they've lost two in a row to not great opponents, is very likely) you will be watching an Oregon utah Inaugural Pac 12 Championship game with winner going to Rose Bowl."

    False.
    UCLA 4-3
    ASU 4-3
    Utah 3-4

    That's our starting point. Utah needs UCLA and ASU to lose one to catch up to them. That sets up a three-way tie and they're all even head to head. The tiebreaker then is to drop the lowest ranked team (that'll be UCLA) and use head-to-head of the remaining two. ASU beat Utah so ASU would move on. So Utah needs to win twice, have UCLA to lose, and ASU to lose twice. After all that, the only reason Utah would be going to the PAC-12 championship is because USC is disqualified.

    "How is that a "down" year?"

    Utah got destroyed in three games, none of them were by Oregon or Stanford. Speaking of which... Utah didn't play Oregon or Stanford which gave it an easier conference schedule than all other conference teams and they still need a miracle to get south's 2nd.

  • DaveKnowsWhatsUp Bloomington, IN
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    anyone on here actually surprised that Chris B was the first to comment (twice) on this article?

    students change their minds, it happens. Trolls don't seem to be able to grasp that.

  • lvsportsfan Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:41 p.m.

    @ Kosta well said my friend

    side note: can we make a rule that when you make a comment on a sports thread you can't use "lol"

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    @Chris B
    "It's not exactly a 20 minute drive from Florida to Boston College."

    It's not but there are multiple florida schools in the same conference as Boston College

    @Bear
    "Utah is not close to a PAC 10.2 title game. They need to win the next two games and have Arizona State lose one."

    Based on the tiebreaker situation Utah needs Arizona State to lose 2 games (if they're head to head with Arizona State then Utah loses, if it's a three-way tie including UCLA the lowest ranked team, UCLA, falls out, then head to head is used so Utah loses that way too).

    @ivsportsfan
    "so what is the utes' excuse for having a down year? "

    Wynn being injured. Unless you mean basketball, in which case I'm going to go with "Obama criticized Romney's support for using Utah basketball footage as an enhanced interrogation technique saying it blatantly violates the Geneva Conventions against torture".

  • giantfan Farmington, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:39 p.m.

    Re: williary

    Since I see Chase Hansen on that top-5 list regularly, are you predicting a decommit to BYU either pre or post-mission? I like it. Come on Chase!

  • lvsportsfan Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:35 p.m.

    wait so you're saying that utah's excuse is that they can't win with a back-up QB and that they are playing in a "real" conference, implying that they are playing a harder schedule? hmm interesting

    oh and by the way, ASU actually has to lose both games and utah has to win both games to go to the championship, ASU holds the tie breaker!

    and nobody has answered my original question: what is the utes' record against decent teams in the last two years?

  • JosephMother Farmington, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:34 p.m.

    Ute Fans,

    The last thing you should hope for is Utah going to the Pac-12 Championship Game. Do you really want to get humiliated by Oregon 69-0? On that big of a national stage? You're bowl eligible, just look forward to that. You really should root against a title game berth, and I'm sure Fox and the rest of the Pac-12 is rooting against it as well. What an embarrassment it would be for them and that inaugural game!

  • Kosta Fesenko Chicken McNuggetville, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:29 p.m.

    @wiliary

    you owe me a new keyboard. spit water on that one. Nice!

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:28 p.m.

    Motorbike:

    Sorry that went over your head. Derrick Brown decommitted in Jan. The Pac network was announced in Jul. I was illustrating the absurd by saying that had he known it was coming he wouldn't have left. But went to a PAC school anyway so it is a moot point.
    ----
    "I understand your pain and your need to create a funny/jabbing response, but you've gotta come with something better than that."

    which was in response to YOU originally using TV smack.

    Looks like it was your comment that flopped.

  • Kosta Fesenko Chicken McNuggetville, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:26 p.m.

    @pugman

    im guessing you are new around here? discussions like this are just part of the territory. Whenever byu or utah loses a commitment like this, the other fan base appears in droves to talk about what a huge loss this is, as though this person is surely a heisman candidate already. They mock and laugh and come up with clever little anecdotes and then life goes on tomorrow.

    Now, if you ask someone like Counter Intelligence, its clearly Ute fans who do this more, but the statistics would show that its about even. just sit back and enjoy the humorous comments from both sides.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    Seriously, someone get Roscoe to put Jake on a conference call with Wolford so he can tell him about the national championship he's going to lead the Cougars to. How could he not agree to recommit to BYU. Probably need to get Jake's pr guy on the line too, but that's really all it would take.

  • williary Kearns, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:17 p.m.

    Unfortunate. I believe he was always one of the top 5 performing commits from Brandon Gurney, along with 4 other BYU commits.

    Now he'll have to fill that spot with another of the BYU commits.

  • Taco Salad Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:10 p.m.

    @lvsportsfan
    Really? Your name implies that your a sports fan. Had you not noticed Utah lost its starting QB? At any rate a down year for Utah still equals a 54-10 whipping of BYU.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:02 p.m.

    lvsportsfan,

    IF ASU loses one more game(which since they've lost two in a row to not great opponents, is very likely) you will be watching an Oregon utah Inaugural Pac 12 Championship game with winner going to Rose Bowl.

    How is that a "down" year?

    LOL

  • Kosta Fesenko Chicken McNuggetville, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:01 p.m.

    LOL!

    I am amazed at the mental control that Chris B has over so many people on here. ha ha ha!

    as far as this kid and the decommit. Ah...you win some, you lose some. Long ways to go before signing day. BYU, though they have most of their commitments already, could still land someone who is even better.

    I still expect Butch Pau to decommit. expecting that before signing day.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:59 a.m.

    Hopefully BYU can find a good lineman or DB for this scholarship. 7 is too many LB's for one recruiting class. He is a good one and one I wish had not de-committed but luckily BYU has several really good LB's coming in this year.

    One poster here really needs to get a life. He / She is literally consumed with hating BYU. Way beyond a normal obsession. If the DN is responsible they will give the real identity to the authorities as someone who they should keep an eye on.

  • Portland Trail Blazers Sandy, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:57 a.m.

    Chirs B,

    Dude, you have so much hate for BYU and you just love taking any chance you have to talk smalk on them. You must really have a sad life. You need to find other things in life to make you happy.

    I'm not going to say anything bad about Utes football or basketball. Their 3-4 conference record and picking last place for Pac 12 basketball speaks for itself.

    Chris B, give it up, you're a BYU hater, we all know it. You love bashing BYU when they're down, and even up. Move on with life dude.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    @ lvsportsfan

    "so someone on this thread has made it clear that BYU's excuse for having a down year is the honor code, which is a legitimate excuse, so what is the utes' excuse for having a down year?"

    Two "legitimate" reasons:
    1) Starting quarterback is out.
    2) Playing in a real conference...in fact...playing in A conference might have been a good enough response to your question.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    riddlemethis -

    "Derrick Brown must not have had the PAC 12 Network... oh wait he went to another PAC 12 school. Maybe the 8 players that left the basketball program last year weren't cc'd on the new conference/new tv network memo either."

    I'd love to give you props for a humorous retort but the Pac 12 Network and TV arrangements hadn't been announced at the time of your above examples which made your comment flop.

    I understand your pain and your need to create a funny/jabbing response, but you've gotta come with something better than that.

  • Pugman TREMONTON, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:51 a.m.

    Half of these comments by Utah fans. Sorry Ute fans, but you really are obessed with what the BYU program does or dosen't do.

  • LetsDebate PLEASANT GROVE, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:49 a.m.

    @Chris B, plyxply, and hedgie - yes, surely playing with "true athletes" and wanting to win was his motivation. Those winning "true athletes" being 3-7 this year, including a 30-3 shellacking at the hands of UCF which BYU managed to beat, and a loss to the powerhouse Duke.

    Oh wait, Duke is a powerhouse in a different sport.

    Your comments are not only an embarrassment to 4BS, but to sports fans everywhere. I think the real bafflement to most readers is why you're not embarrassed by your own nonsense.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:40 a.m.

    So, Chris B, are you saying then that Van Noy, Hoffman & the Reynolds brothers are not athletes?

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:34 a.m.

    According to Rivals, Wofford also had offers from Harvard, Princeton, and Navy. Must be a smart kid. Academics at BC are top drawer. It's no surprise a devout Catholic kid with a solid academic pedigree would want to play for Notre Dame or Boston College. Plus ACC > Indy-WAC. This decision could not have been a difficult one to make.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:27 a.m.

    I think the u is going to refocus this year on the red rocks and women's bball team. They are drawing much bigger crowds than their fball and bball programs. Thank heavens for title 9. As a taxpayer this is the right thing to do. chrissy, it's okay you'll enjoy it more and they'll be more successful.

  • El Chango Supremo Rexburg, ID
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:26 a.m.

    Let's look at the facts...

    BYU has six other commits at linebacker.

    He's from Florida.

    He's a devout Catholic.

    Seems like Boston College is a good choice for him.

    They'll play in Florida regularly being in the ACC. They're not as deep at linebacker so he will more likely recieve playing time. And, he's a catholic going to a catholic school. Seems like a wise move! Best of luck to him!

  • lvsportsfan Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:23 a.m.

    so someone on this thread has made it clear that BYU's excuse for having a down year is the honor code, which is a legitimate excuse, so what is the utes' excuse for having a down year?

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:19 a.m.

    You could see this coming a thousand miles away( literally).

    1. He's not mormon
    2. It's November. The reality of BYU irrelivance is hitting home. I'm sure he attempted to stay up early into Sunday morning watching the Idaho game and realized what a horrible mistake he'd made.

  • plyxply SLC, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:18 a.m.

    He likely wants to play against quality teams and actually have a chance to win. Maybe Roscoe should have Jake give him a call and tell him about the national championship he's going to lead BYU to, I bet that would work.

  • PG #1 FAN Lindon, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:12 a.m.

    Chris B. Just a few months ago you said Hinds wasn't an athlete, that was after he committed to BYU. Now he will de-commit to paly at Utah. You said that Whitt had pulled his offer. Whats up. You are so conviced that Utah has a great crop of "athletes" and that BYU has only a few. My guess is that in the opinion of the great Chris B. that if someone isn't black then they aren't an athlete. By your definition of "athlete" then BYU should lose every game, every year. Our overall record in all sports is so much better than Utahs that it isn't worthy of comparison. Utah is a botomfeeder in the PAC12 in every sport. Baseball and softball teams might as well not even compete as thet will lose every conference game. Track? good luck with that. Have fun being the laughingstock of the PAC 12.

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:09 a.m.

    motorbike:

    Derrick Brown must not have had the PAC 12 Network... oh wait he went to another PAC 12 school.

    Maybe the 8 players that left the basketball program last year weren't cc'd on the new conference/new tv network memo either.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 11:02 a.m.

    Ballfan6,

    I'm simply pointing our facts.

    BYU is 0-7 against the only decent team they've played.

    No one wants you in their conference

    Athletes want to win games and compete for a national championship, not get forced bible study all day.

    BYU can't be anything but an average program with the honor code(Note - 30 years ago a few offensive minds exploited the lack of passing defense and you could overcome lack of athletes. Today you can't)

    You will never go to a BCS game.

    These are the facts.

    Sorry if you dont like them.

    But byu had made the decision to force the honor code so heavy that it kills any chance at a good football program.

    It's your decision.

    Deal with it.

  • Bear Somewhere, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 10:58 a.m.

    @Chris B,

    Utah is not close to a PAC 10.2 title game. They need to win the next two games and have Arizona State lose one. Close would mean they are in first place and control there own destiny. Plus I highly doubt that Utah would beat Oregon to make the Rose Bowl.

  • lvsportsfan Las Vegas, NV
    Nov. 15, 2011 10:55 a.m.

    what's the utes record against decent teams in the last two years?

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 10:33 a.m.

    Hey Chris B. Actually, I heard he was wanting to play point guard at Utah.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 10:32 a.m.

    How good is he?

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 10:08 a.m.

    He must not have ESPN. That's the only logical way this could have happened.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 9:48 a.m.

    It's not exactly a 20 minute drive from Florida to Boston College.

    LOL.

    And byu fans wonder why they'll never be a nationally relevant program.

    Being on ESPN makes you nationally "visible."

    not nationally "relevant"

    No real conference wants you.

    Athletes don't want to play for you.

    LOL

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 9:47 a.m.

    Distance?

    Right.

    Couldnt have anything to do with the fact that byu is 0-7 against the only decent teams they've played the past two years.

    Couldnt have anything to do with that.

    My guess - this kid wants to play with true athletes.