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Published: Thursday, Jan. 5 2012 2:00 p.m. MST

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Morgan, UT

and the legend continues...

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Frankly I'll be more surprised if Troy Hinds doesn't change his mind on his mission than if he does.

Chase Hansen, Vainuku: Previously hard core BYU families.


Tell me byu fans.

How many hard players who were hard core Utes growing up are switching to the blue?

Crickets, crickets.

Times are changing.

The future of football in Utah,


Highland, UT

I'm pretty excited about some of the returned missionaries. In particular Bronson Kaufusi. I'm friends with his mother and she came from a family of great athletes, many of you I'm sure remember Craig Garrick who played for BYU in the early 80's. That is Bronson's uncle. Then of course the Kaufusi's we all know about. That is some great heritage right there and I'm hopeful he'll live up to his billing and potential, I'd be surprised if he doesn't.

There's some other good returned missionaries as well, I know the Hannemans also, coached the kids in youth sports before they moved up to Lone Peak, and they are great athletes.

I don't know much about most of the hs signees other than the younger Hanneman, just what I've read in the papers. But of course signing day is always pretty exciting and it is always fun to see how many of them turn out to be good players.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Again, someone please actually answer the question:

How many kids who grew up hard core Utes are switching to BYU?

I love the BCS, our BCS wins, and our BCS membership.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Someone is a little insecure about her teams commits(2 out of 3 posts). Maybe she's afraid that some who leave on missions might decide to transfer to BYU.
Someone should tell her that most real football fans don't care enough to reply to her.

BYU has some great linemen coming back from missions on both sides of the ball.
Alisa, Pritchard and Hines to go along with Quezada are a very good bunch of RB's. Great receivers, tight ends and hopefully a solid passing QB will seem like BYU offenses of old. With nearly all of their D starters coming back, they should be a good team next year.

Draper, UT

Is there such a thing as a hard core Ute fan that is under 25 and not already going to the UofU? Most Ute fans didn't become hard core until 2002, so the answer is probably none. However, in a few years as the current crop of Elementary & Junior High Students that grow up hard core Ute fans, we will have a few. Thanks for playing Chris (crickets, crickets)B.

Twitterpated Cougar
Taylorsville, UT

Good job Coach M.

Best recruiting class ever.

Highland, UT

@christina b

BYU didn't even offer vainuku a scholarship. But in answer to that question, Hansen's parents will be Chase Hansen fans as long as he is at utah but they are still Cougar fans. I would do the same if one of my sons winds up playing a sport at the university of utah.

Anyone whose child goes to one school or the other is going to support their child or other relative. For instance all of Kyle Whittinghams brothers support utah purely because of Kyle. They have no personal love for the university of utah, they are all BYU grads and they are all BYU fans other than when they play utah in which case they support Kyle and utah. Blood is thicker than water.

But don't fool yourself into thinking it doesn't go both ways. Jan Jorgenson grew up a utah fan and he went chose BYU. According to the ute trolls like yourself Troy Hinds was a utah guy right up until he chose BYU. You guys posted on here constantly about him wearing utah gear and being at utah practices.

Keep tyring lil band of tranfers LOL!

Ferron, UT

Did any child grow up a hard core Ute fan?
Certainly made sense for Hansen to go to the U. Way more opportunity to step into a starting role there than there would have been at BYU.
I think Whit is more willing to work with kids who want to serve missions than previous Ute coaches. Also, doesn't hurt that most of the coaching staff has a BYU background.
If you want to talk about athletes switching allegiance, how's that basketball thing going?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

ducky, let's be real. Byu had said they would offer during his visit. He didn't even bother visiting. Now tell me why a kid who grows up hard core byu would not even take an official visit to his dream school? Lol!

Maybe he wants to win a bcs game?

Byu's irrelevancy on the national stage in thethe last decadenight has permanently ruined the program. People remember big game winners(see 2 bcs games, 2 bcs wins, thus a bcs invite).

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Preseason 2012 bcs contender no doubt!

Salt Lake City, UT

Remember everyone that Ducky doesn't comment on recruits.

Especially when he "is on business in Tulsa."


Cougar in Texas
Houston, TX

An article on BYU football recruiting and 8 out of the first 13 comments are from Ute fans?

Don't you guys have a basketball game to go to tonight?

Salt Lake City, UT

Class guys and good players, a combination BYU values. They chose well and will receive the state's quality undergrad education. It's great to have them in Blue and White.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Re: Chris B

I guarantee NO ONE cares about Utah's 2 BCS wins but the Utes. Your own conference doesn't view you any differently than Arizona or Arizona State.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Or Washington State. And not even on par with Colorado.


Captain L
Provo, UT

Chris B & 54-10 : There sure is a lot of insecurity coming from the two of you, ute fans make it sound like belonging to a BCS conf. is absolutely the greatest thing in the world and they could be farther from the truth. Belonging to a BCS conf. doesn't mean squat, it doesn't make your team a better team, it doesn't insure you'll be in a BCS bowl, it means more money but that is about it. Half the teams in BCS conferences don't even go to bowl games. How high your teams ends up being ranked is what is important. You guys are laughable.

Salem, UT

Chase Hansen chose Utah because "maybe he wants to win a BCS game". That's the funniest thing I've heard in a long time little bro. Utah had a better chance of winning a BCS game staying in the MWC than they do in the Pac 10.2. No little bro, Utah will never sniff the BCS again.

Raleigh, NC

2 bcs games and 2 wins. Don't hold your breath waiting for the next one. You have to get past SC then Oregon, Stanford or Washington in the conference championship. Better do it next season while the conference schedule is still stacked in your favor. After that...? Well, don't hold your breath.

Corona, CA

And no one cares about USC's NC's or #1 in BCS wins.

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