Nice job, Austin!Now go out there and light up opposing DBs the way
you did Utah's DBs!4th and 18, baby!
Good for Collie. As they say - Timing is everything. This year the 49ers have
a real NFL quarterback.
I love to say it still "Collie is still open on 4th and 18". Congrats
I meant the last comment to talkinsports, not ImABeliever
ImABeliever - Shhhhh, she still thinks Utah football is superior to Alabama
because of 1 game. Don't shatter her fantasy!
I'm a Utes fan and a 49ers fan, and I think this is awesome! Hope Austin
Collie does great with us. He'll be wearing a superbowl ring next year!
Best of luck to Austin with the 49ers, for success on the field and for avoiding
I am originally from Northern California and have been a 49er's fan since I
knew who they were as a little boy. Those that know me; know that I
really don't like College football but I did watch some BYU football when
Austin Collie played for them. He is the only player that I watched in
College and the Pro's that impressed me.Now he is a 49er! Another BYU
- 49er connection!Tom Holmoe - Athletic Director, BYU & former Safety
of the 49er's3 time - Super Bowl Champion.Todd Shell - BYU -
49er LB and Super Bowl Champion.Steve Young - BYU & former Hall of
Fame QB with the 49er's & Super Bowl Champion MVP.Brandon
Doman - BYU & 49er QB.I'm excited and hopefully Austin can avoid
ekuteOnly in the crimson-colored world where their only significant
accomplishments are beating BYU would head-to-head be the only criteria for
comparison.Was UNLV(10-2) BETTER than Utah(9-4)?Was
Colorado(10-3) BETTER than Utah(8-5)?Was #5 Texas A&M(11-2)
BETTER than #1 Alabama(13-1)?Was #7 Stanford(12-2) BETTER than #2
Oregon(12-1)?Every season, dozens lesser teams beat greater teams;
NOBODY, except the kids on the hill, believe that 1 game out of more than a
dozen proves which team is BETTER/"On the field" gives you
one game bragging rights; it doesn't prove which team is BETTER.In basketball, where teams often meet two or more times in the same season,
the team winning the first game often loses the 2nd game. The only reason it
doesn't happen more often in football is because there are far fewer
ekute,You seem to forget that there are 12 games in a season. 1 game
is NOT all that matters. its the overall record and accomplishments of the
season. Ute fans need to get over their obsession with winning one game a year
against BYU and worry about the other 11 games in the season.
pac man,Again, you omitted the real telling comparison. Head to
head, on the field.
ekuteBronco/Kyle eraTop 25 FinishesBronco 5Kyle 3Top 15 FinishesBronco 3Kyle 110+ Win
SeasonsBronco 5Kyle 3Conference ChampionshipsBronco 2Kyle 1BowlsBronco 8Kyle 7OverallBronco 74-29Kyle 70-32Even in the present, the
Utes can't keep up with the Cougars. It's been all down hill since
Kyle's only Top 15 season.
levi,A *past is all you have.
Wally WestAt least BYU has a past.Unfortunately for U,
you have no past worth remembering.
Jealous U,You do realize the 1980's are over?
Wow! I totally forgot about Smith and the Dyson super bowls. Loved watching
those guys. I wish they would have got rings as well.
How is he wearing #6? That's a violation of NFL rules. Receivers are
allowed to wear 80-89, or 10-19. Has the rule changed?
Darn. Now I have to at least cheer for the Niners again. OC should contribute
right away. Move over Jerry Rice. @Top5Alive. Why do you choose to
use only the last 11 years as the bragging line? Oh yeah because it makes the
utes look better. I guess, for you, it beats starting in the modern era (where
the forward pass was not frowned upon as a gimmick). But if you do that then BYU
has the advantage 28-20. And were it not for the year 1988 BYU would have
beaten U for a decade straight.
Can't imagine we'll see Collie at San Fran for long ... Alex Smith
knows as well as the rest of us that Collie will lose his job the second he gets
Top5Alive,You know what a winning team is right? Indy and BYU both
won MORE games than they lost when Collie played for them.
re: Jealous Uand now for the $17.41 question... How many Ute fans
know at least 3 byu fans who live in the past?
to BlueCougHow trite & predicable? Tell me will you be rooting
for the Lions, Miami, & steelers too?to RivertonUteThank you.to Tom in CASeattle will win the NFCW &
beat Houston for the Lombardi Trophy.
Does anyone know the last time Utah won a National Championship?Does
anyone know the last time Utah won a Heisman Trophy?Does anyone know the
last time a Utah player was inducted into the National College Football Hall of
Fame?Does anyone know the last time a Utah player won a National
Individual Award?Does anyone know the last time Utah was ranked #1 in the
AP or Coaches poll?Does anyone know the last time Utah had back-to-back
Top 7 finishes?Does anyone know the last time Utah had three AP Top 25
finishes in a row?Does anyone know the last time Utah won a road game
against a PAC team with a winning record?* crickets *
For the record Kevin Dyson got tackled at the one and at the buzzer to lose the
game. I played high school alumini b-ball while he was playing Ute football he
made us look old fat and out of shape. He has springs and Collies springs should
still work. My brain in not sprung neither is Steve Young's. I talked to
Steve while doing doing work at his house 8 years after hitting a horse on my
motorcyle at 75 mph I know of no defense corner who can hit like that. I could
not smell or taste for 1 1/2 years. Steve remembered the wreak 8 years later. I
told him I would have never gotten married without the head injury, Steve needed
6 before he got married. Collie is married went on a mission he will do fine.
I hope he sticks around as a 49er so I can be a fan again.
Does anyone know what conference byu is in?....Anyone?Does anyone
know when the Big 10 will call byu...Anyone?Does anyone know the
last time byu beat Utah?...Anyone?Does anyone know the last time byu
went to a BCS Bowl?...Anyone?Does anyone know the last team that
approached byu to schedule a game?...Anyone?
As a Ute fan, I am getting really tired of seeing the comments from Chris B. He
needs to put a sock in it. I was excited to see Collie become a great WR with
the Colts. It's really too bad he has had so many concussions. That was why
I never was able to play football. My cousins have had similar experiences to
Collie. I hope he can stay healthy and really help out the forty niners. Should
I am both big time BYU & 49ers fan all my life. I wish that I was at home in
Marin County north of Golden Gate Bride. Welcome aboard Austin Collie but If
anymore injuries like the concussion he better hang it up with 49ers. Welcome
home. And go Cougers and 49ers.
RE: Chris BDoes anyone know the bowl game Whittingham got his BCS team in
to last year? In a conference that virtually assures a bowl to almost any team
with a pulse?Does anyone know which bowl all the reputable sports
agencies predict Whittingham will get his BCS team in to this year? In a
conference that virtually assures a bowl to almost any team with a pulse?Anyone?
Good job Austin...finally in your whole football career you are with a winning
team.Sincerely,8-11 years, 54-10 beat down.
Chris B. or Scott Issacson or whatever your name is these days:Who
cares about Bronco or BYU or Utah. This is the 49ers son, a legit Super Bowl
contender. Not some cellar dewller like the Utes. Good for Collie for finding a
job. I hope he stays healthy and has a superb season.
Chris B,Why so frantic and emotional about an BYU alum getting a chance to
play for a great team and organization as the 49ers?Congrats A.C.
Congratulations to Collie on the opportunity to continue his career.He knows the danger that lurks every time the ball comes his way.He has made an informed decision based upon input from family/medical personal
etc..I hope he has a successful year.
Why he's taking such a risk is hard to understand.How many NFL
players does byu need to beat Utah?
Can't cheer for any sports team from that horrible city, but will be glad
to hear when Collie gets some TDs.
So Chris, how many NFL quality players does it take to earn a trip to the couch
potato bowl? Do you have enough this year?My apologies to the rest
of the classy posters - red, blue or whatever. Wishing him the best, and to one
degree or another, wondering if this is the best decision.
@PavalovaKevin Dyson and Steve Smith are a couple of Ute receivers
that have caught passes in a super bowl and Mr. Smith also caught a TD in that
Great kid. Wish him well and good health.
Hopefully no more concussions!
I love watching Collie play and as a die hard BYU fan as well as a die hard
49ers fan, this is early christmas! Show em what you can do Collie! Go 49ers!
Collie will be wearing a Super Bowl ring by next February.
Well when you're doing the right things off the field then good things are
bound to happen on it!!
As a huge 49er fan and a huge Collie fan, I am excited to see him light it up
again. I'm sure he'll become a favorite target of Kaepernick, just
like he was for Manning.But if I were a friend or family member of
Collie, I too would encourage him to hang up the cleats. There is more to life
How many U recievers have caught a pass in the superbowl? What about a touchdown
in the Super Bowl? Both collie and pitta have been to the SB...how bout you
Son, do the rest of your life a favor and quit, before the damage is
It's been a long time, but I guess I'm a 49ers fan again!
I wonder if he even had another catch his entire career?One good hit
in practice with one more head injury and teams won't touch him Some people are just too fragile for the nfl. Not his fault. Just the truth.
Austin was a crowton recruit I believe is that right?Does anyone
know the last byu player drafted who was a Bronco recruit?Drafted.
Bronco recruit. Anyone?