my fear with Collie is he will stay too long and sustain a devastating
concussion. Collie is concussion prone and there is nothing that can be done
about that. A receiver is going to get drilled - in the helmet - when crossing
the middle and Austin can't handle that. I am thinking his playing days are
Good luck and get well soon. I hope Austin can avoid these in the future and
continue with his career. I admire those who choose to serve and don't put
athletics first when they turn 19.
I wish him well. Hopefully, he is prepared for life beyond football if it comes
With each successive concussion one's brain becomes increasingly
susceptible to subsequent concussions.Austin, I wish you the best.
Be wise. You aren't immortal. You have many things to contribute your
family, your sport, and the world. Again, be wise.
as a Ute fan, and a mormon, I don't appreciate some of the things Collie
has said in the past, you all know what i'm talking about, but all baises
aside, this really stinks. He has given his heart, soul, and likely his health
for the foreseeable future in order to succeed in football. Though I don't
agree with some of his past statements, he has represented himself and BYU very
well since entering the NFL. It would have been neat to see what he could have
done. From a Utah fan, I wish he and his family good luck.
Time to think about retiring and coming back to BYU Austin.
As much as I admire Austin's talent and courage, it may be time for Austin
to walk away from the game while he still can.
Like Hall's I thought his statements were incredibly ill advised but
cheered for him in the NFL, choosing to move forward and support all those that
come out of Utah schools. Best wishes to the young man. I'm sure
he's getting wise counsel from those close to him.
I also did not appreciate Austin Collie's comments back when, but I am
still very sorry to see Austin's talent being overtaken by concussions. To
continue to be productive in the NFL, Collie will have to go over the middle as
a possession type WR. The scary part of these concussion hits is
that none of them have been overly brutal relative to the NFL. Now if I took
those hits, I just might be in a coma. Still, if Collie keeps playing and gets
drilled by a Safety running a skinny post, then Collie's brain function for
the future would be threatened too much to be worth playing anymore.I root for Collie, but I think I am leaning on hoping he retires at this
point. Either way, these concussions are a downer, as Collie is a super talented
I hate to say it, assuming that he is living right on and off the field, I think
he now understands that what he said was dead wrong...
What did Collie say that was bad? That he believed that living right on and off
the field made magic happen? Yea what a terrible thing to say. I understand why
utah "utah fans" are so bitter about it though. It all stems to their
inferiority complex and their inability to personally rectify their hate of one
of the LDS churches most important institutions, BYU. I understand that it must
be hard to consider oneself an active and worthy member yet still harbor actual
hate for one of the formost institutions of the church you claim to be a part
of. Glad I don't have such conflictions.
I also cheer for Weddle and other Utes in the NFL despite some of the things
they have said in the past. Collie has a ton of talent and its sad to see that
his career will most likely be cut short. Good luck to Austin in getting well.
@ Duckhunter your entire paragraph spews negativity, a person that ends his
comment by saying " Glad I don't have such conflictions." usually
does. As to your Collies comment; "That he believed that living
right on and off the field made magic happen?" it sounds like your saying
the magic has disappeared with his demise, you can draw your own conclusion from
your own words.Duckhunter, No matter how you say it; Duck season,
Rabbit season, Duck season, Rabbit season, Rabbit season, Duck season. Daffy
Duck still got shot.Karma my friend,Elmer Fudd
@ Duckhunter & Elmer Fudd.That exchange was hilarious! D NEWS
needs to put that in the classical comments archives! Excellent!As
for Collie, to achieve the ring there is a lot of luck involved and part of that
is the right team, injuries and health. I don't think the future looks to
bright for him now after this injury rely in the season.Best wishes
Troll, Nobody said anything about the institution, it was about his
comments and the arena or context in which he chose to share them. Your
projection on us of whatever insecurity your sporting is over-ruled. The
negativity and confliction are all yours buddy boy.
Elmer Fudd sure got you Quackers.Collie needs to give it up,
he's not meant for the NFL.
@elmerI see I touched a nerve.LOL!
Collie now joins the NFL Concussion Club Association (NCCA), with past members
like Steve Young and Joe Montana not very popular and a club you don’t
want to join. Walk now Collie you don’t want to end up like Muhammad Ali
shaking like a leaf and cant speak, results from dings to the head.Regarding; Duckhunter vs Elmer FuddLOL! Duckhunter, Elmer Fudd?
Great exchange but, aren’t you guys the same person? I’m confused,
wasn’t Mr. Fudd a Duck hunter?I remember that cartoon; Duck season,
Rabbit season! Funny as heck. If you’re the same guy nice
trolling, if your two different people, I vote for Mr.Fudd in this round,
burnnn! Duck season, Kaboom!
@Scott, I agree, Elmer gets the win. Epic fail on the trolls
attempt at deflection.
DuckhunterYou can tell you're hitting a little too close to the
truth when the kids on the hill get their boxers in a bunch over one innocuous
comment.Judging by the hysteria still emanating from the hill,
Austin's comment was right on the mark.
I didn't like Collie the college player, what he said was and still is part
of the fun of the Holy War rivalry. However, he is a genuinely good guy with
great talent. It is a shame to see him go through what he is going through. I
wish him the best and hope for his good health.
Austin Collie later said, "I just think it's absolutely ridiculous that
people take something like that [his earlier quote] and blow it up. I really
think it's because I'm a Mormon white kid from Brigham Young
University. Anybody else says that from any other team and it's just
'how spiritual that guy is.'"Get over it Ute fans!!!
@ dallas realistI can tell your probably went to BYU or a die hard
fan. But if you put yourself in a non-LDS person's shoes or someone who
doesn't go to BYU. You would take Austin Collie's original quote
"Obviously, if you do what's right on and off the field, I think the
Lord steps in and plays a part in it. Magic happens" as a self righteous
comment. A player should not go out and say the Lord played a part in their
team's victory. The Lord doesn't do favors for one team and not the
other. There should be no place in sports for those kind of comments. Coincidentally he played for BYU and you wonder why people think students who
go to BYU are self righteous, holier than thou people. It's comments like
Austin Collie's that people think of BYU that way.