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Snow College's Tenny Palepoi to stay in-state, will sign with BYU, Utah or Utah State

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  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    No matter who he chooses, some one will say he is a hidden four star recruit, some one else will say he is overhyped and a lone voice will say he could have chosen the better school for educations sake.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Jan. 24, 2012 10:32 a.m.

    re: SLCWatch. Too funny! Your comment hit is spot on.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    Great comment SLCWatch. Good summary of every chat about recruiting.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Jan. 24, 2012 11:01 a.m.

    Funny how the cougar trolls are finding ways to rationalize the fact that Palepoi isn't going to sign with Roscoe.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 11:21 a.m.

    Hates byu?

    Join the club.

    You'll love playing for a BCS team, in a BCS league, against, BCS teams, and in BCS bowl games(as all graduating classes of the past 8 years have done)

    The future of football in Utah,

    is utah!

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    Funny how the anti-BYU trolls are already looking for excuses to explain why Palepoi will sign with USU or BYU.

    The future of football in Utah lies within each school, team, coaches and the players that choose to play at those schools.
    Might be a bit too deep for some but I think it is pretty accurate.

    The success of the football teams in Utah remains to be written.

    Judging by the rankings of recruiting classes on Scout.com (Utah average star rating of 2.4, BYU average of 2.88 and USU with 2.2 so far), I think the future is pretty bright at all the schools.

  • N.C.Y. Iowa City, IA
    Jan. 24, 2012 1:20 p.m.

    "Utah came forward with an offer shortly following his official visit to BYU."

    Enough said. It's embarassing to be a ute now-a-days. Now they're cherry picking recruits after they make an offcial visit to another campus!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 24, 2012 1:28 p.m.

    Good luck Tenny! I hope you have a great career wherever you end up!!

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 24, 2012 1:47 p.m.

    @ncY:

    bYu has nothing to "cherry pick". That is why they have such a poor recruiting class!! Nice try though.

    Jealousy is not becoming!!

    Go Utes!! Relevance is such a great recruiting weapon!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 2:32 p.m.

    If any one wants some absolute belly laughs go back to the article from a week ago when BYU offered this kid and read the ute "fan" comments about him. Then come back and compare them to the ones being made now that utah has offered him as well.

    LOL!

  • giantfan Farmington, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 2:42 p.m.

    Duckhunter,

    Yeah, I could've sworn that this kid was no good since Utah hadn't offered him. How quickly a Ute fan changes his tune! No doubt they'll do another 180 if this kid committs to anyone other than Utah.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Jan. 24, 2012 2:58 p.m.

    ...and out of the Great Black Swamp re emerges the Hedgie...claim jumping as usual that this article is totally about the Utes... who just lately even joined the pursuit of this kid. And I love the unisonic pitch from underneath his soft little underside from his bold little sidekick... Chrissy B... the great prognosticater who brings forth so much laughter.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 3:06 p.m.

    Vegas Ute;
    Scout.com has Utah ranked at 43 with 23 recruits(one of the Allen kids from TX de-committed). Their average star rating is 2.48.
    BYU is ranked at 52 with only 16 recruits and an average star rating of 2.88.
    Since the rankings are based on total points(each star gets so many points and each recruit gets extra points if they are in the top 20 in their position and / or in the top 100 overall), BYU is only 10 spots below U with 7 less recruits. The returning missionaries for BYU this year are ranked as follows. 3 two star, 7 three star and 2 4 star which averages to 2.91 stars. On scout, or rivals, BYU would rank higher than U with their 28 recruits averaging 2.9 stars.
    So my question to you is; If BYU has a poor recruiting class coming in, doesn't that rank U below poor?

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Jan. 24, 2012 3:12 p.m.

    @VegasUte Relevence comes after these recruits have performed at the next higher level...Never before. Otherwise they are just like 2 year old horses in racing... nice to look at and speculate on...but the purse money only goes to the winners among the actual entrants...and the betting money is pure and simple only a speculative gamble....of which relevence has little to do with anything. neither Utah nor BYU are perennial top 10's so there has never really ever been any real undisputable evidence to show any difference between thier recuiting prowess

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 4:32 p.m.

    Duckhunter and giantfan, nice job lumping an entire fanbase into the mindset of one or two individuals. Go back and you'll see that the people who commented on him here are not the same people commenting on him in the last article. Nice try, though.

    TJ, once again there are more recruiting services than Scout, and last I checked, the other 3 big ones (ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports) all had Utah's average recruits rated higher than BYU's. And once again, RMs are only counted in the recruiting class IN WHICH THEY WERE RECRUITED.

    One thing that is certain, however, is that Palepoi would have much more competition getting playing time at Utah than BYU or USU. I wish him luck in making his decision, each choice seems to have many positives: family (USU), development and competition (Utah), and lots of playing time (BYU).

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Jan. 24, 2012 4:46 p.m.

    TJ... Like my VegasUte response... there is very little cohesive data to support or base any undisputable conclusion that either Utah or BYU has any real advantage in recruiting over the other...simply because neither is a perennial top 5 or even top 10 program. In football verses Basketball... (Basketball being much easier to make a case such as UCLA in the 60's and 70's)... you have 22 verses 5 different positions to compare two taams to... and with the multiplier of 2 that makes the total an atronomical 44 for football and 10 for basketball...and that's just with the top recruiting prospects... meaning that in football you would have to combine previous year's top prospects...which pointing out... no recruiting poll does... and in BYU's unique case BYU's former returning Missionary recruits...which again no recruiting poll does. No matter how you paint the picture...until it happens on the field it's a crap shoot and anybody's guess.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 4:57 p.m.

    @StGtoSLC

    All I read in your comment was "deflect, spin, distort, obfuscate, etc."

  • IndeMak South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 5:08 p.m.

    Been reading the silly comments by the duckman for years. He claims to know half the recruits and has coached some of the best in their youth. Anything from the duck should be taken with a grain of salt. Is simply on the site to irritate. Waiting for any substance from his comments.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 5:23 p.m.

    ute "fan" comments from the thread where Palepoi was offered by BYU.

    howard S

    "lots of top level D1 athletes prefer to test themselves against WAC populated schedules instead of BCS schedules.

    Palepoi may be one of those... "

    naval vet

    "because he's an unheralded, zero-star defensive lineman -- whom I might add, Rivals never even heard of I cited BOTH Rivals AND Scout. If you added up all the stars on both websites, he gets zero. That's a fact.

    StGtoSLC

    "I think it's safe to say, however, that Palepoi hasn't had quite the junior college career athletically that he was hoping for...utah...it wouldn't surprise me to see them offer late if they lose out on a couple of the highly-sought-after players they're looking at. Little bit misleading to call him a "top" prospect, though..."

    adleman

    "Utah has commitments this class from 3 JC Defensive linemen, all of whom are widely rated above Palepoi, I HIGHLY doubt they are actively recruiting Tenny...

    LOL!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 5:25 p.m.

    @indemak

    In otherwords you can't refute a word I wrote so all you can do is try to make it personal.

    LOL!

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 5:28 p.m.

    "All I read in your comment was 'deflect, spin, distort, obfuscate, etc.'"

    The ignorant see what they wish to, despite having the truth shown to them. You never acknowledge being proven wrong, and I don't expect you to now either, so it is what it is.

    Naval Vet was the only one saying Utah wouldn't offer. Meanwhile, some of the sort such as Swoop and TrueBlue said things like: "Just admit it, the reason Utah isn't recruiting Palepoi is because Tenny has no interest in Utah." and "Utah won't make an offer because the Utes don't want to be embarrassed when Palepoi turns them down to play for BYU." Obviously both ridiculous sides of the argument were wrong.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 5:33 p.m.

    Yep, these several Ute fans are 'flip floppers' when it comes to 'zero' star recruits. Whatever fancies them at the moment. Too funny!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 5:36 p.m.

    @stgtoslc

    So does this mean Tenny now had a much better career at Snow than you previously claimed? I mean utah offered him and they are in the pac12. THE PAC 12!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 5:38 p.m.

    Oh and this thread is full of win. Love it.

    LOL!

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 5:41 p.m.

    Speaking of "spin," way to butcher my entire comment to try and save face. The rest of what I said: " I do think of the schools that have offered, BYU would probably be the best option as far as a family standpoint and possibility of immediate playing time. Utah doesn't have great need at the position at the moment, but it wouldn't surprise me to see them offer late if they lose out on a couple of the highly-sought-after players they're looking at. Good luck to him in the process."

    That's still the way I feel, and there's no bias in it. A prospect with that many offers leaving high school certainly hopes to make a bigger splash at the JC level. Utah still does not have a lot of need at DL, but he's a good kid and a decent player, and since they still have availability, they offered. Simple as that. Obviously, the family comment came before I knew of all his family in Logan, so BYU does not have a great advantage there.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 5:49 p.m.

    Duckhunter

    Nobody spins faster than the kids on the hill as soon as a recruit either chooses or spurns Utah.

    What's really laughable is how obsessed Utah fans remain with a school that they supposedly left in the dust a long time ago. Despite their denials, their actions scream jealous BYU-obsession.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Jan. 24, 2012 5:51 p.m.

    StGtoSLC...
    I still say recruiting especially at the much lower program perennial levels that Utah and BYU play at are a crap shoot and cannot be measured with any proven accuracy. So let's say we compromise. I'll admit that we are stuck with the likes of ducky hunter and you admit to being stuck with the likes of your chrissy b. and we'll make a day of this senseless debate. Agreed???

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Jan. 24, 2012 6:05 p.m.

    TJ - Utah is ranked 28 by Rivals. bYu is not ranked anywhere as far as I can tell. From all three reporting services, Utah has seven different players ranked 4 stars, the y has three (and all three are leaving on missions). This doesn't even take into consideration the fact that one service does not even rank JC transfers. Speaking of JC transfers, Utah has the #9 and #10 ranked JC transfers for 2012, and #7 publicly announced today that his choice is down to Oklahoma and Utah. PLUS, our coach is not out trying to spin stories in the media as to why this year's recruiting class looks so bad.

    So, in the words of Yner N.C.y., you can "cherry pick" the information you want to make yourself feel better, that's fine. It doesn't bother me. At the end of the day, Utah will have a much better recruiting class, a much better team, a much better schedule, a far superior coach, a much better coaching staff and a conference membership.

    Relevance DOES have it's benefits!!

    Go Utes!! Onward and Upward!!

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Jan. 24, 2012 6:36 p.m.

    VegasUte...
    Crapshoot...Crapshoot...Crapshoot!!! You may think you have got all the possibilities covered and yet even you cannot at this time roll the dice because you don't have them and can't even get into the game. Recruiting polls are like fancy packaging. The box is purposfully made to enhance the appeal and to encourage the purchase. It has nothing to do with the value or the quality of the product inside...or in this case... the quality of the program. It's just another snakeoil gimmick being used by individuals who like P.T. Barnum knew... that there are lots of suckers out there being born every minute..

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 6:43 p.m.

    @where's stockton

    Dante had it right, that lowest level of hell is reserved for hypocrites whether they are utah "fans" or claim to be BYU fans. You getting a little hot?

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 6:58 p.m.

    That's 10 minutes I'll never get back.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Jan. 24, 2012 7:25 p.m.

    "Relevance is such a great recruiting weapon!"

    How many home wins did relevance get Utah? So sending a 6-6 team from the division is supposed to get people excited to come? Oh, that team wasn't even Utah. Why didn't relevance get more wins? Relevance is irrelevant.

  • PAC12Fan South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 7:35 p.m.

    All that matters is what happens on the field.

    54-10
    7 out of 10
    54-34-2

    One seeks to play with the varsity. . One seeks to be a good JV team.

    All recruits are good athletes. Some are ready now and some are ready later. The better coaches take the 2 stars and make them better. I believe BYU and Utah have good coaches but know Kyle developes better athletes and the gap will continue to increase between the two schools. Too bad they won't continue to play.

  • PAC12Fan South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 7:38 p.m.

    Also, the NFL is full of Utes that came in as 2 and 3 star athletes.

  • UtahUte16 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 8:34 p.m.

    Recruits are nothing until they are developed. Harvey Langi was rated very high, but he still has the learning curve to catch up to. It's still yet to be seen if he is worth his rating. The whole ranking system is useful, but mostly arbitrary and largely political.

    One thing is for sure, K Whitt does an outstanding job and developing talent and putting kids where they can contribute the most.

    Good luck to this kid wherever he may choose. Also, what high school did he play for here in Utah?

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 8:41 p.m.

    It's a simple thing people...

    If Palepoi values big boy football, and big boy bowl games, in a big boy conference he will choose Utah.

    If he values the "BYU experience" or being part of "rebuilding" at Utah State, he he will choose BYU or Utah State.

    Any of those choices are valid and I wouldn't fault him for whatever choice he makes... but those are the choices pure and simple.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 10:20 p.m.

    "So does this mean Tenny now had a much better career at Snow than you previously claimed?"

    No. I said from the beginning that it wouldn't surprise me if Utah offered late in the process if they still had availability. With a week until Signing Day, it's safe to say they offered late in the process. So I'll answer you for the 3rd time. NO. But feel free to extract whatever false connotation you wish from this comment.

    Where's Stockton??, I am usually every bit as annoyed of Chris B's comments as you, but not anything I can do about it, although sometimes it is humorous. I can respect and understand your position on recruiting, but I obviously place a little more importance on it. It's also for this reason that I find it interesting to see how these players develop. While we will probably continue to disagree on many topics, I can actually give some credibility to your arguments and have some understanding, along with CougFaninTX, you're some classy dudes, so kudos.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Jan. 24, 2012 10:34 p.m.

    Listening to a bunch of average bicker about a JC recruit or recruiting is a waste of anyone's time.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    Jan. 24, 2012 10:56 p.m.

    Is the ratings and stars are overrated then why do the top 10 teams year in and year our have rosters full of 4 and 5 stars?

  • MN Ute SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 24, 2012 11:49 p.m.

    I'm bringing something I said in a different thread, directed at both utes and Y fans:

    "I honestly wish BYU the best of luck and hope they get the chance to represent Utah well in the tourney (was talking bball, but it works with football too), but I don't think it's going to happen. All I ask is to for once, think about the bigger picture. Both Utes and Y fans, enjoy the rivalry and hate each other WHEN YOU"RE PLAYING, but support a Utah team regardless when you're facing other opponents. That way, the Utah team's become better, along with the rivalry games".

    Also, stars only indicate how college ready kids are, but those stars are worthless without a good coach to develop it (e.g Florida State). Since I haven't seen much BYU football, I can't tell how good they do at that, but I can sure say Whit does a great job at getting the most out of the kids he has. I wish nothing but the best for Palepoi wherever he ends up, whether it be at Utah, BYU, or USU. . . and so should you all.

  • 17-14 Hurts Don't It? Springville, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 4:37 a.m.

    'Big boy' football = losing to a 2-10 team, wishing for 4 and 5 star recruits, occasionally winning, etc.

    As crowntown said, top ten programs get 4 and 5 star recruits. By the time you get to the Utes you get a lot of leftovers to pick through.

    As much as Utah fans wish they had a 'big boy' team and program... they don't.

    Keep whining about these 'zero' star recruits and keep wishing.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Jan. 25, 2012 5:11 a.m.

    SGtoSLC
    I didn't say it wasn't important... I just said that at the level of play that BYU and Utah are at there isn't enough to base that there is any real superiority of recruiting for one over the other and that all this speculation and upstaging is totally unfounded huffing and puffing. Both programs would have to be perennial top 1-10's to show any appreciative consistancy and then again we're back to being still based on actual of performance...on the field.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 7:56 a.m.

    @stgtoslc

    So just a few days later is "late in the process"? It was already "late in the process" when BYU offered him so how is it any idfferent?

    The truth is you made a condesending remark about him, that utah may offer him "late in the process" if the vastly superior super stud guys they were recruiting didn't pan out so my question remains the same. Did utah not get any of the super stud vastly superior guys they were pursuing within those few days between your posts? Because it seems to me utah turned right around and offered him right after BYU offered him, within just a few days. There was no waiting, there was no news about any of the super stud vastly superior guys turning them down, nothing. utah simply made him an offer and now that they have I find it interesting what we are reading from utah "fans" about it compared to what utah "fans" were saying a week ago when he was just a 'fallback' recruit for utah or not one at all.

  • 112 Pack Spokane, WA
    Jan. 25, 2012 8:17 a.m.

    When some one digs up comments from weeks ago and finishes every post with "LOL", they have way too much time on their hands.

    Best of luck to this young man, where ever he decides to go. He can't lose with any of the 3; but hopefully he will become a UTE!

  • Jo Nampa, ID
    Jan. 25, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    Funny, these young men are turning out to be more mature than many fans. Palepoi admits to hating BYU growing up, but getting to know the people changed his heart. And Chase Hansen, a BYU kid, had the same experience with Utah.

    Maybe we could learn a thing or two from these recruits. I'm reminded of a saying, "Just because God is smiling on someone else, doesn't mean he's frowning on you." Whichever schools these young men choose, all of us will fill our rosters with talent.

    Society would have us believe that teenagers are aloof, lazy, and selfish. Articles like this, where a young man chooses family over prestige, gives me great hope.

    Thank you, Tenny, for your example.
    From a loyal Cougar fan.

  • Utes Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 9:15 a.m.

    I would be surprised if Palepoi chose Utah, as Utah is loaded at the defensive line position. He might get more playing time at BYU. But the opportunity to play with among the best, if not the best PAC 12 defensive line might be great for Palepoi also. But you never know.

    Good luck Palepoi!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 9:19 a.m.

    @112pac

    What it means is that when someone shows ute "fans" to be hypocrites then other utah "fans", like 112pac, will try to deflect it.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 10:10 a.m.

    The really sad thing about the whole situation, is that if he doesn't sign with BYU he is going to miss a lot of great firesides.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 10:19 a.m.

    @otis spurlock

    That is really a good point. But on the bright side if he signs with utah he'll be able to lose to plenty of 2-10 teams with some regularity.

  • Princeton Graduate Ogden, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 10:33 a.m.

    Duckhunter,

    You mean like byu?

  • dub45 SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 10:37 a.m.

    Hey 17-14 Hurts Don't It, All we bave to do to get a recruit to pick UTAH over byu is show them a tape of that 54!!!-10 beatdown, just ask Chase Hansen, you can talk all you want about to our fluke loss, but head to head we embarrassed you on your own field. End of discussion

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 10:43 a.m.

    @princeton graduate

    "Like BYU"

    Are you infering BYU has gone 2-10 or is going to go 2-10 and that one of those wins will be against utah?

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 10:46 a.m.

    @dub45

    In the case of Hansen, well he committed several months before that game. It was right after he went to BYU's camp and got absolutely dominated by Tanner Mangum and BYU told him they weren't recruiting him as a qb and wanted him to play defense. He wants to try to play qb and utah told him he can try. There you go.

  • 112 Pack Spokane, WA
    Jan. 25, 2012 10:49 a.m.

    My 8 year old daughter often uses the term "LOL"

    Hypocrite? Hardely, just a fan of the game who gives credit to all of the Utah schools. That's pretty clear from my post(s).

    I must admit, it get's more difficult to support BYU in any way, shape or form when I continue to read some of these comments. I believe it's the minority (case in point) and not the majority of BYU fans though.

    Again, I don't think this kid can go wrong with any of the 3; it's going to be Utah State any way.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    Byu has lost to 2-10 teams many, many times. Although I wouldn't doubt if they find themselves with the same record next year.

    I think if this recruit doesn't sign with Coach Brocno, he will be missing out on a lot of jello and a lot co-ed jokes.

  • BoiseSuperBlue Mars University, Mars
    Jan. 25, 2012 11:00 a.m.

    Palepoi should sign with BYU only if he wants to witness a historic beat-down from Boise this year. LOL

    Boise is in the BCS baby! I love the sound of that. BCS all the way.

  • dub45 SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    Duck Hunter, well based on BYU's current History with recruiting highly rated qbs.....I think Ill take Hansen over that kid from Idaho, cause everyone knows the high school competition is oh so stiff in the state of Idaho

  • UtahUte16 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    Guys, I'm worried about Duckhunter. His posts are becoming shorter and shorter and less coherent. I hope he's alright.

  • BlueNtheFace Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Jan. 25, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    This guy sounds like Utah's to lose. And if they do, for whatever reason, he's Utah State's to lose. And then the previously "hated" BYU can have the last crack at him.

    Once they interview w/ Bronco and step on campus, they almost always love their experience. Their Ute fan brainwashing melts away in a day.

    Go Cougars.

  • 112 Pack Spokane, WA
    Jan. 25, 2012 11:40 a.m.

    UtahUte16
    I'm worried too. He doesn't appear to be laughing out loud any more. That's curious!

    I would love to see this kid in a Utah uniform; but from the article, I have to believe he's going to Logan. It's nice to see Utah State on the rise. The Auburn game was fantastic. The Aggies had 'em beat, dead to rights.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 12:46 p.m.

    @ Duckhunter

    Thanks for the laughs. You are a credit to the BYU "fan" base.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 1:25 p.m.

    Guys, I think we need to take it easy on Duckhunter. Afterall, it can't be easy watching Utah be a member of the elite BCS Conference of Champions.

    It's probably just like watching your more attractive and intelligent older brother go on tour with The Rolling Stones while you are stuck playing Guitar Hero in your mother's basement.

    Let's all take the high road and try to be a little more understanding with Duckhunter.

  • UU32 Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 1:34 p.m.

    Guys (and gals) lay off Duckhunter. BYU football hasn't received any commitments from anyone in a long time and we all know Duckhunter's favorite thing to do is to comment on recruits (even though he says he never does). Let him hold on to Mr. Palepoi and disparage and hate on Utah "fans" (love it when he puts it in quotes) or he may go on hiatus again like after the game in Provo this year - and if Duckhunter was not on here it just wouldn't be the same.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Jan. 25, 2012 1:36 p.m.

    Duckhunter:

    "...if he signs with utah he'll be able to lose to plenty of 2-10 teams with some regularity."

    Right. Because ONE TIME = "regularity" in coug-speak. Which, by your own frantic and emotional logic means if Palepoi signs with Bronco, he'll be able to sit on the losing end of a 44-pt Homefield beatdown, courtesy of your big brother on the Hill, "with some regularity" as well. Isn't that right Ducky?

    Oh...and SPEAKING of regularity...can you say "WAC Football scheduling"?

    Ahem..."LOL"!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 1:58 p.m.

    Half a tread dedicated to me by hypocritical utah "fans". Winning.

    LOL!

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 2:08 p.m.

    Duckhunter,

    We thought we would give you some reading for tonight so you don't have to sit in your basement, listening to Vanilla Ice mixtapes while drinking your Orange Crush and playing World of Warcraft online, as usual.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 2:18 p.m.

    Oh don't worry about me otis, I have a basketball game to attend. Right now though I'm just sitting around my office waiting for a meeting to start so thanks for giving me the reading material now, when I don't have much going on :)

  • Bubble Boy Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    Breaking News: Big 12 is ready to expand again and we are in this time! Yes!!! Texas, aTm, Oklahoma, TCU!! We are big time now fellas!

  • Chewbacca Magna, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 4:14 p.m.

    I sure hope chicken little comes back from his meeting soon to share some more of his dark humor with us.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 4:25 p.m.

    @ Chewbacca | 4:14 p.m. Jan. 25, 2012
    Magna, UT

    Unfortunately he's done for today. After the meeting he has to go to his quarterback or pitching lessons and then it's off to Tulsa. Oh wait a minute, he only goes there when his beloved Cougars take a pounding and he has to go silent for a couple of weeks.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 5:11 p.m.

    "The truth is you made a condesending (sic) remark about him"

    No that's not truth, but keep em comin. The truth is that I stated an unbiased opinion of his situation. I know enough collegiate athletes to know better than to disrespect ones that I don't know. I have friends who have played and still do play for BYU, so the team itself doesn't bother me and I have no reason to hate on them. It's a select group of fans that I like to trade jabs with. Of course, I don't expect this to sink in at all, because I go to Utah and therefore am just a "fan."

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 9:22 p.m.

    @stgtoslc

    Yes you did. Or is this

    "I think it's safe to say, however, that Palepoi hasn't had quite the junior college career athletically that he was hoping for...utah...it wouldn't surprise me to see them offer late if they lose out on a couple of the highly-sought-after players they're looking at. Little bit misleading to call him a "top" prospect, though..."

    now considered a compliment?

    So he hasn't had "quite the career athletically" he might get an "offer late" if all the good players are gone, and "calling him a top prospect" is misleading. Yep that all sounds like compliments and positive reviews.

    LOL!

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 25, 2012 10:58 p.m.

    Just because I have respect for athletes doesn't mean I have to blow nothing but sunshine and rainbows at them. There's a difference between disrespect and critique. I openly criticize Utah players, sports is sports to me and that's my passion, not a rivalry. Tenny seems like a good kid and I wish him the best no matter where he goes. Case closed, end of story.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 26, 2012 8:13 a.m.

    @stgtoslc

    I never said you do have to "blow nothing but sunshine" but that isn't the point here and you know it. You made some negative remarks about him, and at least one of them turned out to be dead wrong as utah offered him just a couple of days later. So once again my question is this, did those vastly superior players utah was pursuing turn them down so they offered Tenny, which is what you claimed would be the only reason they would offer him, or are you wrong about him, he is pretty good, and utah did want him, which of course the offer would suggest is the case?

    What we normally get on here from utah "fans" is that as soon as utah offers a scholarship to a player it means he is now either a stud or else a hidden gem because Whittingham is the greatest person ever at evaluating talent. If utah doesn't offer, which they hadn't done a week ago, then the kid is a marginal talent with little going for him so that makes him BYU material.

    Just wondering which it is....now?

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 26, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    "So once again my question is this, did those vastly superior players utah was pursuing turn them down so they offered Tenny"

    My goodness, I don't know how many times I have to go over this. The reason I cited for them not having offered already and probably wouldn't until at least a little later is that they don't have much need on the defensive line right now. They already have 5 DL commits this year with at least 8 others already on scholarship this year. Their biggest needs were QB, DB, OL and LB. Two QBs committed, so check there. The OL cabinet was restocked, check. A linebacker was added between then and now. They had 4 DBs committed, but one recently decommitted, so more room there. Also, word is that at least a couple recruits intend to grayshirt this year, so that opens up more room. And yes, a few recruits higher on their list had recently committed elsewhere.

  • StGtoSLC SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 26, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    "What we normally get on here from utah "fans" is that as soon as utah offers a scholarship to a player it means he is now either a stud or else a hidden gem...If utah doesn't offer, which they hadn't done a week ago, then the kid is a marginal talent"

    There are some simplistic people on each side of the rivalry that think this way. I'm not one of them. Tenny is probably better and more ready to play right now than a couple of Utah's recruits this year, but because he's got less time to be there and a lot of competition just to get on the field, that's not an offer you just throw out there. If he comes to Utah, great, I'd be happy to see him with the team and even more excited if he does make an impact. But just because BYU offered doesn't mean I'll take a guy who would probably be rated a 2 or 3 star talent and say he's "zero" star, and just because Utah offers doesn't mean I'll make the same guy out to be a blue chipper.

  • MLH SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 26, 2012 11:52 a.m.

    Duckhunter

    This is truly the first time you have seamed frustrated.

    Half a tread dedicated to me by hypocritical utah "fans". Winning.

    I hate to say it buddy but I do think that the Utah "fans" are Winning this one. I hope you enjoyed your basketball game last night.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 26, 2012 12:19 p.m.

    @MLH

    Nope I'm not "frustrated". Still having fun. And the "winning" is the thread, not me. This has been a fun one.

    LOL!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 26, 2012 12:20 p.m.

    @Stg

    Wel it took awhile but you finally got there.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 26, 2012 12:22 p.m.

    I really believe "winning" is defined by a score of 54-10. Nothing else comes close

  • 17-14 Hurts Don't It? Springville, UT
    Jan. 26, 2012 2:39 p.m.

    E T Bass

    Losing is defined by a score of 17-14 and the 'soul crushing' disappointment by those that wanted...

    a South Division championhsip
    the conference title game
    a parade in Pasadena
    the Rose Bowl

    Cheer up, a look at the bright side, an embarrassing loss prevented two more embarrassing losses and it provided the Colorado Buffs an end to a 4 yr road drought. Those boys were sure happy.

  • jarka-rus Layton, Utah
    Jan. 26, 2012 4:51 p.m.

    Howards S, PAC12 fan
    "All that matters is what happens on the field."
    "If Palepoi values big boy football, and big boy bowl games, in a big boy conference he will choose Utah."

    17-14 at home to a 2 win team
    3 blowouts in conference
    Offense ranked #110 in the nation
    Sun Bowl??

    Big boys..... yeah right!?!?!?!? LOL LOL LOL
    And the Utesies couldn't "rebuild" their offense fast enough for next year, you think K Whitt is simply ecstatic about the prospect of Wynnie or Hays leading the "NC" charge next year. Whatever.

  • MLH SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 28, 2012 3:11 p.m.

    Please don't use "Utesies" show a little respect to the tribe. Call us Ute fans anything but please keep the Ute name out of it. Thank you very much for your understanding. I don't think I have ever seen a play on the words Brigham Young from any Ute fan. Palepoi is going to stay in-state I'm sure whereever he winds up he will have a great college experience.