DuckhunterThe comprehension problem ain't mine. Try to stay
with me here. The discussion is football, not vertical jumps or D1 basketball
offers. You responded to a Ute fan by deftly changing the subject to
"athletic" ability. That way you can always come back with the
statement that you weren't talking football, you were talking athletic
ability. Nice. Pardner, no one cares: it's irrelevant. This is a
football discussion. The Utah kid has been ranked considerably in front of your
kid by professional and college coaches at national recruiting services, which
have no dog in the fight. I realize that as a BYU "fan" you don't
like that, but thems the facts. Sorry.
I remember watching this kid play when he was young and friends with my
daughter. Way to go Cooper...you got talent there is no doubt. Don't let it
change you one bit though. I remember stories of you sticking up for the little
guy in school, keep that quality and ride your star as far as it will take you.
I heard the Wasatch QB is getting a lot of attention from recruiters around the
country. He is top of the list for BYU & UTAH. I Cant spell his last name?
James Del??. Anyone know? Also had no idea the Cottonwood QB was receiving
so much attention. Does that have anything to do with Coach Cates? Didn't
his son go to Olka St and sit the bench for 4 years. Any info on this.
@fenderYou have a terrible comprehension problem. But you are a utah
"fan" so I'm not surprised. If you'll just go back and read
those posts I have never once claimed Shumway is a better football player than
Hansen, not once. I said he is a better athlete, he is a better athlete.
I'm sorry that this hurts your utah "fan" feelings but it is simply
a fact. He is faster, quicker, and jumps higher. But hey, as long as you're
happy with how things turned out then why does it even matter. Go ahead and
celebrate and get back to me when Hansen is utah's starting qb.
Duckhunter"BYU signed the #2 rated qb recruit in the entire
country in February"So in this case the rating/ranking is valid,
but in the case of Hansen/Shumway it's meaningless? Nothing like a little
hypocrisy, wouldn't you say?
To Particulars of No Consequence,I do know that Alabama Spring A-Day
games have always led the country in average attendance no matter what era you
wish to talk about. Saban has nothing to do with the baseball team.
I see that you forgot to mention Alabama's champion gymnastics, softball,
and golf squads. The Alabama gymnastics' meets lead the country also in
average attendance. I guess not being from Alabama, you would
naturally not want to mention all of our good things. It sounds like you are
just another Bama hater. But, we don't pay your kind no never mind anyhow.
hubbardesquire Being from Alabama,you probably know that prior to
Saban's arrival the "A-day" game had never drawn more than
51,117...The baseball team has had a rough time since Saban arrived
- I guess a good football practice is better than a bad baseball game.
To GoUTES:Ha-Ha. You funny!
Why would he go to Alabama? Hey Bama fans...did you see what happened the last
time my mighty UTES played Alabama? The Sugar Bowl ring a bell? That is what I
thought. Utah is the true powerhouse. The PAC 12 is the best conference in
football and that goes for the AFC and NFC.
I guess he didn't want to play linebacker for KWhitt. Nice choice Cooper,
it doesn't get much better than Alabama & the SEC.
He should have signed with The byu.
@79uteThat is Alex Cate,who went to Ok State and ended up
To Particulars of No Consequence:Not being from Alabama, I guess you
would not know that the attendance at Alabama's spring A-Day game for the
two years previous to 2012 averaged above 90,000. Just so you know.
Cool! I love it when a Utah kid makes it to the big time.
Good for him. I hope they don't take him for granted down there. Hopefully
he gets a chance to shine. In any case I think that BYU should sign
another QB in this class, just for more depth. I think our QBs next year are
Taysom Hill and Jason Munns. If Alex Kuresa goes on a mission, it would probably
good to have another guy on the roster.
southerncougar,Here are this year's top spring game attendance
#'s:- Ohio State 81,112- Alabama 78,526- Penn State
60,000- Texas 46,000- Arkansas 45,250I may be a
little biased, but I can't understand why a top recruit would go anywhere
but Austin - great school, great fans, great town, good weather...
Congrats to Bateman for signing with an $EC school. I hope he gets paid at least
a quarter of what Scam Newton got paid to play at Auburn.
I never seemed like Bateman was considering any of the instate schools so I
don't think this surprises anyone. But I think both BYU and utah already
have some good qb prospects so this isn't any kind of a death blow to
either of them. BYU signed th #2 rated qb recruit in the entire country in
February and utah signed a top 20 kid. They'll both be fine.And
good luck to Cooper, he got what he wanted and is going where he wants to go. I
hope he does well.
Whatever happened to the Cottonwood HS QB who went to LSU a couple of years ago?
Never to be heard from again..................
re: TJ 9:13 a.m. May 16, 2012I found Connecticut In Aug worse than
The Deep South in July.As a Miami Dolphins fan, I have issues w/
Saban but am a fan of the SEC (Auburn & LSU esp). The SEC is the
apex of college football. Congrats & good luck to Cooper.
Congratulations to Cooper on a great choice. Born and raised in Birmingham,
Alabama, I am someone who has been around Alabama football all of my life --
going back to the Bear Bryant days. I know that Cooper will have a lot of work
to do. He may also have to deal with some culture shock. But, he sounds like a
fine young man. Those of us who are Bama fans are proud to have him and will do
all that we can to help him succeed. Roll Tide!
80 % humidity is on a good day in July or August in the South. Alabama has a
great fan base but they also have a whacked out over the top fan base. The
Harvey Updikers as the Paul Finebaum radio show calls them. If you want a feel
for how whacked out Bama fan is in football tune in to Finebaum's show. To
each his own. Good luck hope you do well.
The weather is one thing, but the culture is something else. Wish him luck and
we'll see if he's got what it takes. Joe Namath had it.
Congrats Young Man. Now you will get to see, feel, breath and eat true
football. You will have to compete at a level that you never dreamed. When a
stadium averages 90,000 for a spring game then you will know what it feels like
to have a second religion in your life, "FOOTBALL". Other sports just
do not matter and are past times until football season. Good Luck, you will
Good Luck Cooper ! I hope it all turns out for the best for you.
good for Bateman. I doubt the Utah schools were much in his mind, given that
after one trip, he chose the Tide. I don't follow Utah as much, but I
believe the Cougars are plenty loaded at QB for the next 4-6 years, so all is
you might want to drink Pickle Juice kid to stay out of this cramping legs and
dehydration. and bring along a giant fan with cold water mists. good luck
Roll Tide! Can't wait to see how his career goes in Tuscaloosa! Good luck
to him!re:Ross, Don't take offense, most people in Utah
don't even know what your high school football stadium's look like.
They love to think BYU vs. Utah is a rivalry, but have no clue how the state
shuts down for the Iron Bowl! Please whoop LSU again next year.
Alabama the Beautiful where football is a 12 month sport, is a great place to
play college football, if you can make the team. Bateman has honed his skills
enough to get the chance to play for the Crimson Tide. Excellence breeds
contempt from lesser performing teams, but the facts remain, Coach Saban and
Alabama are in the main stream of College football. Alabamas team is made up of
quality players who are willing to do things the Saban way and in the process
win championships, and get a shot at the NFL. Congratulations to Cooper Bateman
for his great choice, at least most his games with the Crimson Tide will be on
Congrats to Cooper, it will be fun to see him compete in the SEC at a big time
Alabama, and the surrounding area, in August is one of the most miserable places
in the country. Practicing in 100 degree weather and 80 percent humidity will be
miserable. I can't stand Saban, Alabama and I don't
like the SEC but, good luck to you Cooper. Hope you blow them away down there.
Congrats to this young man. Too bad he couldn't stay and play in Utah, but
if you're that good, you have to understand that the the SEC is better than
the PAC 12, Independence, or the Mountain West. Good luck!