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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 15 2011 9:00 a.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT



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.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

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


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.


Cottonwood Heights, UT

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

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

How good is he?

Salt Lake City, UT

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

Las Vegas, NV

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

Somewhere, UT

@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.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


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.

Clearfield, UT


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.

Lindon, UT

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.


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.

Ann Arbor, MI

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.

Las Vegas, NV

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?

El Chango Supremo
Rexburg, ID

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!

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

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.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

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.

metamora, IL

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


@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.


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.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

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.

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