Sounds like because so many teams have had tough seasons, we may sneak into a
bowl after all!Star is a beast and will be missed. Classy player
who represents our university and state so well. Chalk up another
NFL draft pick for Kyle Whittingham. If my numbers are right, that brings
close to 20 players that Kyle has recruited that ended up in the NFL.Other teams in Utah would love to have 3 from their head coaches.
Chris B"Sounds like because so many teams have had tough
seasons, we may sneak into a bowl after all!"Utah getting into a
bowl with a 5-7 record would be more of an embarrassment, than an
achievement.-----------Good luck to Star in the NFL. I
hope you are the #1 pick in the draft and have a great NFL career. Wish you
would have had the grades to be admitted to BYU when you were a Freshman.It's too bad your Senior season was largely wasted on inept
recruiting and coaching at the quarterback position. You deserved better.
Again, Utah gains from former Cougars.
But wait, sammyg had just told us Star was on the decline due to Utah's
rough season ... I'm confused at who I should believe?
I doubt Star will go #1, but every indication is that he and Te'o will be
in the Top 10. To have two LDS kids drafted in the Top 10 is significant.
It's amazing what, some Ute fans call, "sunday school boys" can
do.@cb - there is no way Utah gets a bowl invite with a 5-7 record.
There is a chance that bowls may have to pick a team or two with a 5-7 record to
fill spots, but they will have the opportunity to pick teams that have a bigger
following than Utah. It's all about cheeks in the seats and eyeballs on
the tube.However, I wish the rules were changed to require a winning
record (7-5 or better) to be bowl eligible. There are way too many bowls, and
it's time for a few of them to go away.
I love Star! He is great. But he won't go # 1. Let's not be homers.
Phoenix"It's too bad your Senior season was largely wasted
on inept recruiting and coaching at the quarterback position. You deserved
better."Was byU's situation any better? Uh, not hardly and
you better hope that your team even has a QB next year. Also, in
reference to the "grades". Being academically ineligible is more than
just grades and you probably know this but it just would not fit in your little
jab. Nice.WorfHe was never a coug. Please don't
claim other wise.
Thank you Star.Stay healthy and we wish you the best.
Star is a beast; I'd love to see him in a Seahawks uniform!
Typical cheap shots by BYU "fans" on another Utah article. Don't
you have anything better to do?
utahcountyute,Sorry! I mis-spoke.None of the ute
coaching staff were cougs either. Utes never drew funds of off
Cougar TV revenue while in the WAC, and MWC.Sorry bout that.
Doug fan in tx,What are you saying? That Ute fans are anti Sunday school?
Give us a break.
WorfI'm sure you'll try and say Riley is an Aggie. lolHow about Josh Sharp, is he a Ute because he signed with them first? How about the BCS bowl money that the Y so gladly pocketed from the Utes
success? Keep the laughs coming.
@utahcountyuteStar signed with BYU out of HS, it is where he wanted
to go and he would be there now if he could have cut it academically. That said
he appears to be perfectly happy with how things turned out for him and he is
undoubtedly a stud and will be a high draft pick. I wish him well and
congratulate him for what he has accomplished after the early setback.
@utahcountyuteOh and Sharp willingly left utah, couldn't leave
fast enough. Star would have gladly stayed at BYU if he could have been
admitted. Pretty big difference.
utahcountyuteAs Duckhunter has already posted, Star Lotulelei
originally signed with Brigham Young University, but did not qualify
academically, and spent what would have been his freshman season delivering
furniture for a store in Salt Lake City. Eventually, he enrolled at Snow College
in Ephraim, Utah.A native of Tonga, Lotulelei attended Bingham High
School in South Jordan, Utah. Playing defensive lineman at 240 pounds, he helped
the team win a state title in 2006. Regarded as a three-star recruit
by Rivals.com, Loluletei was listed as the No. 3 overall prospect from Utah.
However, he was overshadowed by Oregon-bound Simi Fili, who was labeled the best
defensive lineman from Utah since Haloti Ngata, but eventually bounced around
between junior colleges before falling into obscurity.In 2010, he
arrived at the University of Utah, making the starting lineup for the Utes'
final three games of the season.
Thanks for the rundown true blue (baby I love you).
Long on talnet - short on motor.
MotormouthDying to hear your spin as to why Star is a stronger draft
pick coming from a losing team.
Good luck Star. Too bad your grades weren't better. We would have loved
too see you at the Y. Let this be a lesson to you young guys.. . Hit the books
or you will end up playing for a loser!
sammy, dying to hear your spin on how a team's record impacts an NFL
StGUtes were so good for Star. What a 'stellar' wasted
opportunity he had in the PAC12 as a Ute this year. Just imagine had he had the
opportunity to have been on a real winning team in the PAC12 or some other
conference as a senior.There's no doubt that he will go high in
the draft but had the Ute coaching staff had done their jobs better Star would
have had more opportunities to perform.It's a moot point but a
valid one. Losers do not help their NFL draft picks nearly as much as winners.
It's funny how the Y fans keep talking about how bad Utah was this year but
we beat them which makes them worse than usWhat a bunch??!!
@Duckhunter"Oh and Sharp willingly left utah, couldn't
leave fast enough. Star would have gladly stayed at BYU if he could have been
admitted. Pretty big difference."Only one problem with what you
and others are saying ... Star absolutely could've still gone to the Y once
he finished JC classes, and yes the Y still wanted him. So it's not quite
the "big difference" you speak of.
sammyg,You're really reaching. Sometimes it's better to
just admit you're wrong.
sammy, I'd love to find an NFL scout who would ever say anything along
those lines. Literally the only position where number of wins recorded are ever
talked about in the media is the QB position, but even then, among NFL scouts,
it's not that important. Like I said before, stick to talking about cable
tv, you've got something going for yourself there.
@motorbikeOnly one problem with what you are falsely claiming, it is
false. Star could not have "still gone to the Y" because they did not
offer him after Snow. Now I think that was a huge mistake and failure on the
part of the BYU coaching staff, one of many they have made the last several
years, but they did not want to take a chance on him academically again. So
despite your weak attempt to make yourself feel better about utah's
desirability to recruits it is just plain false. Also if utah is
such a desirable place for this family then why hasn't the younger brother
committed to utah yet? From what I have heard he is leaning BYU, his fathers
alma mater. You would think he would have accepted the utah offer immediately.
indycrimsonIt's funny how Utah fans keep trying to justify
their miserable failure of a season by pointing to barely winning a game that
BYU handed to them on a missed-snap scoop and score.If that helps
you feel better about finishing the season in the couch potato bowl, knock
yourself out!As disappointing as BYU's season was, at least the
Cougars will be playing in a bowl.
@hedgelogSo tell me how it feels to be dominated for the last decade
by this so called "loser"3 in a row and 8 of 11 You cougies are full of arrogance bringing up the guys grades. He's a
stud on the field and that's what the article is about. Don't bring up
stuff like that trying to make the him look bad.