@Y Grad/Y DadTo answer your question, yes if he had transferred to
BYU or any other FBS team for that matter, he would have lost a year of
eligibility. Transferring to a lower division you can play right away.
@Y Grad / Y DadIt doesn't matter because BYU didn't want
him. Not to run the kid down but he is probably making a good choice to play at
a lower level so he can actually play.
Good luck, Griff. Was in the MTC (LTM back then) with your dad.Going to Provo would have cost a year. I beleive going to SUU does not.
Anyone help with that?
@ Duckhunter 9:57 p.m. June 5, 2012I'd heard the premiere
program in the state was in Provo?In retropsect, McNabb would look
silly playing for Timpview
Griff, you did a great job and we all appreciate you. Thank you for your
performance, your sure hands, and your speed. We wish you the best of success!
"And no one in Provo cared."Just like no one here cared when
your can't-miss/championship-caliber quarterback boarded a plane at SLC
Int'l headed for Kansas. But, we will chuckle a bit when ducky
sneaks aboard a plane bound for Tulsa in mid-September. LOL!
Congrats, Tbirds! You are getting a good one here. Wonderful player, talented
kid. Thank you so much, for so many exciting moments in your Ute career, Griff.
And I hope you have the time of your life and catch a ton of passes at SUU.
BYU is stacked at Wide Receiver. SUU is a good choice because he will get tons
of playing time with a really good QB in Sorensen. It will be a fun year to
watch SUU play football. Welcome
@ DuckhunterI will give you that one. I admit I laughed a tad but
not out loud. I do think one in Highland cared though.
@ Uncle BonI think I feel much the same way. If the rivalry thins
out, then I am sure I will miss it, but I have gotten tired of all the hate in
the 'Holy War' over the last 5 years or so. The bad blood has been
there longer than that, but the animosity has been boiling over with the forums
of online posting and overblown coverage in recent years. That said, I have
gotten older and more tired of the mean spirited stuff as well. The
focus on hating your brother now seems to float around all year instead of one
rivalry week. I mean it's almost like football jihad that almost fits the
'Holy War' bill in a small way.
@wally westAnd no one in Provo cared.
Playing time is a pretty big driving factor to most kids who know they're
done after college. I'll say that I can't wait until this
rivalry has thinned out. I'm a huge BYU fan and have seen awful BYU fans
and awful Ute fans. The rivalry just creates awful fans all around. I have Ute
friends that I just can't stand being around during basketball and football
games, and I know they can't stand being around me either. Here's to a
better future where we no longer care about each other!
@ sammyg 6:47 p.m. June 5, 2012I'm not a Geography expert but
McNabb more than likely passed thru Provo to get to Cedar City.
The two really good players from the list are Will Clyburn and Carlon Brown.
Beyond that not much talent has left the program over the past few years which
speaks to the train wreck Boylen created. Hope we will see a return of solid
coaching and talent under coach Krystko
Good luck Griff... enjoyed watching you play at the Usammy, 54-10
and you're still running your mouth...
@ Sammyg"First the basketball program and now this." Oh
please. McNabb transferring has to do with him not having the size to play WR.
He was a good return guy that wanted to play full time at SUU. This isn't a
guy who left the program because he was miserable with a program in peril. MvNabb had no offers to play anywhere. His father was friends with Whit
and therefore was given a chance to walk on. Coach gave the kid a shot and he
won the punt return duties. This isn't a huge loss for Utah, and Ute fans
wish Mcnabb well.So 'sigh' all you want, but it's
silly to induce something that is not reality here Sammy.
What? I thought all kids dreamed and wanted to play in a 'big boy'
conference?First the basketball program and now this... (sigh)
Maybe it comes down to McNabb wanting more time on the field as a WR vs. being a
top return specialist for a PAC 12 program.Hey, if the guy wants to
play, then okay. If a smaller venue sits well with McNabb relative to getting to
play more, then it sounds like pure love of the game stuff. Utah
might miss McNabb in the return game. But I think as long as Utah finds someone
who doesn't botch catching the ball on punts, then they will be solid.
Although Utah special teams always has its' weak points, returning kicks is
not one of them so long as fumbles are done away with. Shaky Smithson had more
talent than McNabb but both produced with a good blocking scheme.
Thanks four your contribution to the Utah program. Good luck at Southern Utah!
Welcome to the T-Bird family!!! I'm a UTE/T-Bird fan, went to both schools.
You'll do great lining up next to another UTE transfer Fatu Moala!!! Along
with the best QB in the state Brad Sorensen, T-Birds bebe!!!