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Published: Friday, May 17 2013 9:30 a.m. MDT

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Pocatello, ID

Congratulations to all these players. Nothing but the best to them and their future success.

I was surprised by the numbers 32-15-12 for Utah, BYU and USU respectively. The pendulum has certainly swung to Utah over the past decade as the premier program in the state. NFL numbers, combined 16-4 against the instate D-1 teams. It's a good time to be a Ute.

But again, good luck to all the players.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

We own byu and usu.

I wonder what it feels like knowing your program's best days are in the past.

Glad I don't know!

Go Utes!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


I'm surprised you're surprised at the numbers.

Going undefeated twice, going to BCS bowls twice, winning BCS bowls twice, being last team to beat Alabama in a bowl game, EARNING invitation to BCS league....

If anything I'm surpised byu and usu have any guys in the NFL at all!


The Pickle
Rock Springs, WY

The numbers are even further skewed by the author if you look closer. Notice how 6 of the 15 BYU players included on the list aren't even on NFL teams or under any kind of contract? While Utah only has 2 and USU only 1 on their respective lists that are in the same boat as free agents or in rookie camps and are not likely to be signed anywhere. Why even include someone like John Beck unless you are willing to also include someone like Chris Cooley? Both played last year, both are free agents looking to catch on somewhere and neither is likely to do so. There's even players like USU's Diondre Borel who was with the Green Bay Packers for the past two years and just signed a two year deal with the Titans and doesn't even appear on the list.

Like everything in the DN, this was put together in an effort to convince the public that BYU is at least still #2... we know better.

Mcallen, TX

Pretty good for a last place team. Losing to Utah State, who was beaten by BYU was just one of many losses. Don't see many more NFL players on this ute team.

Las Vegas Aggie
Logan, Utah

Nice report too bad it was not more well researched! It looks like Utah is the clear with Utah State about to past the cougars.

Las Vegas, NV

Hey - how come byU doesn't have any QBs on the list? What happened to Riley?

Omaha, NE

@worf, I am confused by your posting? Are you saying that one of Utah's losses last year came at the feet of BYU? If so, might want to look at their records again?

Also, are you also stating that there are not many players on Utah's team that are NFL caliber? Hmmmm, curious as to your expertise on this matter?


Ifel Of'a-sofa
Alpine, Utah

oh Chris...
The Aggies have owned the Utes as far as having players "drafted" in recent years... AND we handed you an L last year to aide you in bowling at your local alley instead of a stadium.

Get ready for 2013... we are coming!

Las Vegas, NV

Smack talk from an Aggie - love it!!

Thanks DN for keeping us entertained.

Go Utes!!

Cedar City, Utah


I couldn't agree more. The things these aggies say are funny to see. Seing as how Utah State beat Utah once in the past hundered years. Because of that they think they own the state and everything in it. Hope they get a reality check next year against the Utes.

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