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Published: Sunday, Oct. 14 2012 10:58 p.m. MDT

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StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Doing to Arizona what Washington did to us two years ago. We're still a long ways from February, but so far it's shaping up as a good class. He's now one of four commitments the Utes got from a visit during the USC game.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

So utah got a committment from another safety?

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Duckhunter

I'd rather Utah's QBs end up as safeties than what BYU's QBs end up as: Transfers.

Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

What is this kid thinking? I guess he will get to play in front of his hometown fans at least once a year.

sammyg
Springville, UT

How many stars? How many stars?

I bet it's less than the average USC player.

(politically correct disclaimer)...

Of course a star rating has absolutely no bearing whatsoever as to an athlete's potential when you have a brilliant OC to develop such talent.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@robin

Great point. Moving all the qb's to defense has really worked out well for utah. That 114th ranked offense just shows the wisdom of it and your delusion as well.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Duckhunter, Utah has taken steps in the past two seasons to address the QB issue. Wilson, Hansen, Manning, and now Cox all show promise. Schulz has been impressive for a walk-on as well.

Just because a kid played QB in high school does not mean he can or should play QB at the D1 level. However, you still have to get the playmakers on the field, even if it's not under center. It worked out great for Devonte, Blechan, and Paul Kruger.

The irony is BYU would probably be much better off right now if Bronco had the "wisdom" to move Nelson to defense.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@two for flinching

I may agree with you that Nelson has been a mistake but one miss by BYU is hardly comparable to the non stop bungling whittingham has committed with the utah qb position. BYU routinely signs top 20 qb recruits, just about every year, and sends them on to the nfl, utah routinely signs a non top 20 qb recruit and promptly moves him to defense.

Even these two that have committed to utah this year are not top recruits despite utah "fans" trying to claim they are. Neither is ranked in Rivals (the utah "fan" recruiting bible) top 35 qb's.

Ironically though utah does have a top 20 qb recruit this year, he is a kid out of California who is the 16th rated dual threat qb recruit on Rivals but utah has already announced he will not play qb for them and will instead play elsewhere.

Plus ca change. Plus cest le meme chose.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

"Ironically though utah does have a top 20 qb recruit this year, he is a kid out of California who is the 16th rated dual threat qb recruit on Rivals but utah has already announced he will not play qb for them and will instead play elsewhere."

I'm curious where this information came from. He does look a lot like DeVonte Christopher when he was coming out of high school, however, DeVonte was also never recruited specifically as a QB, he was an ATH. Cox is and has always been a QB recruit. I've read 5 different news sources now in which Cox talks about playing the QB position in college, and how he has talked about how he fits in with Brian Johnson's plans. But if there has been an "announcement" of Whit's plans for him, please enlighten me.

Proud Ute
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It would be interesting to get a candid interview with Lark, Munns and possibly even Olsen about now (of course the interview would have to take place under the bus they've been thrown) and see what they think about being robbed of any future for a career beyond college while guys like Kruger, Blechen and Devonte are either in the NFL or at least getting the opportunity to make their own case rather than being another clipboard while Doman figures things out and Bronco won't give up on his man crush.
You have to think future recruits are noticing where you're going to get the opportunity to succeed versus getting their resumes used by a program that either through confusion or mis-management doesn’t effectively manage its talent.
The number of players BYU has put in the NFL in the Bronco years pretty much says it all. What’s the latest count by the way? I’m not even sure he’s had a draft pick yet.

AntelopeValleyUte
Palmdale, CA

I see more postings from SammyG and Ducky than Ute fans! That can only mean one thing...it's just a matter of time before they turn and leave BYU high and dry! May not be today, tomorrow, next week, next month or next year, but they will turn. Like they say, if you can't beat'em, join'em. Go UTES!

jdub1942
PROVO, UT

Since rivals is our ” bible” I wonder where they rank utahs recruiting class as compared with sammy g and duckhunts team?

U 90
Corona, CA

Duckhunter,

Moving all the QBs to safety seems to be working a little better for Utah than having a stable full of "potential Heisman candidates" at BYU. Take a look at this year's QB ratings below. While I will be the first to admit Whit has made some blunders at the QB position, BYU does not appear to have any proven QB talent at the D1 level. Go ahead and talk about your stable of five star QBs that are all currently playing behind that phenom Riley Nelson. Last time BYU fans worked themselves into a lather over a 5 star quarterback at BYU he promptly produced one of the worst QB ratings in the NCAA followed by a transfer to powerhouse Kansas.

Utah Starting QB Ratings
Wilson 137
Wynn 133
Hays 131

BYU Starting QB Ratings
Nelson 116
Hill 122

KH
Holladay, UT

I don't think Duckhunter realizes that the more he bashes on the Utes, the more it makes byu look even worse because byu just can't beat Utah. Utah may be bad this year, Duckhunter, but that means byu is even worse.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@Duckhunter

BYU has had five QB's drafted in the past 27 years. Bosco, Walsh, and Doman never took a snap. Detmer was a career backup and Beck and Hall never panned out.

Looks like the "QB factory" was shut down a long time ago....

adelman
provo, UT

From Duckhunter:

"Even these two that have committed to utah this year are not top recruits despite utah "fans" trying to claim they are. Neither is ranked in Rivals (the utah "fan" recruiting bible) top 35 qb's.

Ironically though utah does have a top 20 qb recruit this year, he is a kid out of California who is the 16th rated dual threat qb recruit on Rivals but utah has already announced he will not play qb for them and will instead play elsewhere."

This is both a contradiction and just wrong. You first say that Utah doesn't have a top-35 QB per Rivals, despite having 2 QB commits. Then you say that they have a "kid out of California" (yeah, his name is Brandon Cox...this article was written about him...) that is the 16th rated dual threat QB. If you had read the article about this recruit you know so much about, you could see it talks specifically about him competing next fall with Wilson and Manning. So before posting something that is just untrue, read, and then realize that the plan for now is to leave Cox at QB.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

adelman, thank you, it's nice to see others recognize buffoonery of people trash talking while making up all of their points on the spot.

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