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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 18 2012 6:59 p.m. MST

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NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

"King did not commit to BYU on his trip under the counsel of Mendenhall, who told him to go home to his family and discuss it with them before making a decision."

This I like. It's clear that Mendenhall understands that BYU isn't for everyone. He wants people who clearly understand what they are committing to, and are ready to follow through on that commitment. It's something the previous coach didn't understand at all, IMO.

It may mean missing out on some recruits. But it will lead to less scandal and heartbreak later. Keep it up, Coach.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

He sounds like a really nice kid, so character doesn't appear to be an issue. Let's hope he is an equally good football player.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

NevadaCoug -

This isn't just a Bronco thing, it's Sales 101. More specifically - "the takeaway."
Not a bad move.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

A kid with great potential should look elsewhere at this time than considering BYU. The "Y" still has a weak schedule ahead of them and the coaching staff need alot of help. Independence has not been the great idea that BYU thought it would be. The program at this point is 2nd tier at best. Good advice would be to take your talent to a program that can help you.

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

The Deuce,

I didnt know that having, Texas, West Viginia, Houston, Utah, Notre Dame, Boise State, Georgia Tech, on your schedule was considered weak?

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"A kid with great potential should look elsewhere at this time than considering BYU. The "Y" still has a weak schedule ahead of them and the coaching staff need alot of help. Independence has not been the great idea that BYU thought it would be. The program at this point is 2nd tier at best. Good advice would be to take your talent to a program that can help you."

Do you realize that King, if he doesn't redshirt, will be a junior in 2014 and a senior in 2015? Do you realize that BYU will be out of the weak schedules by that time?

I still remember when BYU declared to go independent and struggled to put together a schedule last minute. We speculated that someday the trolls-- who understood back then (or so it seemed) that the situation was unavoidable and actually quite decent for such short notice-- would eventually laugh at our schedule. It didn't take long, actually.

Also, do you guys remember when Utah fans hated when schools threw around the "BCS conference" thing, claiming that being a BCS school didn't mean anything? Now they have become the very thing they hated (except unlike Texas, Alabama, Oklahoma, and LSU, they are not a nationally relevant team).

Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

Why would you want to join a program that has a weak conference schedule and gets thumped by bigger schools at the beginning of the season???!

Starfarer
Mesa, AZ

The Deuce

Could you be any more bitter?

Funny that you get to pass judgement on BYU and whether or not Independence was good or bad.

What qualifications do you have?

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

@Honor Code...
Funny I thought you were a ute...so "why would" someone want to join Utah who does have a weak conference schedule and does get thumped by bigger schools at the begginning of the season??? You do know the difference between a conference schedule and an independant schedule... right??? And you do know how the polls work too... right??? Like finishing 26th with 51 votes in the final AP and 25th in the USA Todays final poll while Utah got 0 ...zero votes... period... in either poll. I mean... even North Dakota State got 2 votes in the AP and Louisiana LaFeyette got 1 in the USA today.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

Go home and discuss it with his family?

Bronco has no worries that he will accept another offer because it appears he has no offers from any other school except BYU.

112 Pack
Spokane, WA

This Utah fan says good for the kid, good for BYU. Both schools (Utah & BYU)are recruiting quite well; which is great to see. As far as BYU schedule goes, I don't see nothing wrong with it. They play some patsies, like every one. They also play some big, big hitters! I think BYU has done a great job of setting up a balanced schedule.

We wear Blue
ogden, ut

Welcome to the great state of Utah and the great university of BYU, Theodore. Take my advice and dont read these boards. They are full of BYU haters and jealous Ute trolls, who will no doubt try to find a way to talk trash before you ever even take a step on our field.
Sign with BYU, Go Cougars!

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Duckhunter

"He sounds like a really nice kid, so character doesn't appear to be an issue."

So from reading two sentences in a newspaper article, you've been able to deduce the quality of this young man's character?

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

@Where's Stockton ??? Lol, I love it.

Remember all those suposely big boys plays cupcake during early season and BYU save those Cupcakes at the end.

Bronco knows what he is doing. Go Cougars!

DevilishUte
Tempe, AZ

I find it funny that there are not any actual BYU commitments lately so now the DNews is reporting about kids that are even comtemplating BYU. Lil' band o' bros has to try to keep up somehow.

Did Roscoe offer him a t-shirt when they met and inform him that if he came to BYU he would get a slogan t every year?

TJ
Eagle Mountain, UT

Robin
He said that he like the LDS and non-LDS kids at BYU that he met. He said that he already lived something very similar to the BYU honor code at his current High school. He likes BYU, he likes BYU coaches and he likes the lifestyle promoted at BYU. What more do you want?

I think he sounds like a real nice kid also; one that will fit in quite nicely at BYU.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@robin

Well the article says he is a christian kid that already lives the basics of the honor code. So yes to me that sounds like a nice kid with good character.

And in your one sentence above I am able to easily deduce that you are a utah troll with an inferiority complex and an unhealthy obsession with me.

Care to try again?

agb
Layton, UT

Honor Code | 5:28 a.m. Jan. 19, 2012
Denver, Colorado
Why would you want to join a program that has a weak conference schedule and gets thumped by bigger schools at the beginning of the season???!
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Maybe he wants to play for a team that will beat USU on game winning drives, and rip the collective hearts of Aggie fans out, thus making you more bitter, and increasing your proclivity of commenting on articles about recruits you have no shot to get.

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

To: Starfarer | 6:06 a.m. Jan. 19, 2012 Mesa, AZ - First of all, I do not have any credentials that would make my opinion any more relevant than the others who post on this topic. As someone who follows the Cougars, I can only comment on the trend that I have observed with the program over the past few years. As a player, I would think twice about where the program is at and where it is going. With the present coaching staff, I am not sure BYU would be the best choice if I had the talent to take it to the next level. This program is still scrambling to find itself. Yes, the schedule will improve over time but the prospects of winning a majority of these games looks slim at best. This program needs to have a makeover from the top down.

hamrdown
OREM, UT

@devilish

"I find it funny that there are not any actual BYU commitments lately so now the DNews is reporting about kids that are even comtemplating BYU.

You do realize that BYU has already received their commitments for 2012, right? If I remember right, they just announced that they had one or two scholarships become available because of the transfer of Heaps (and somebody else leaving the team). Becasue of this, there has not been any "new" to report. They have their commits already in place.

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