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Published: Thursday, July 24 2014 4:38 p.m. MDT

Updated: Thursday, July 24 2014 4:38 p.m. MDT

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79Ute
Orange County, CA

Nate and Dres represented well in yesterday's interview. Can't wait to see the team take the field and see the new and improved model KW has been working on.

truthsandwich
The Bubble, UT

Hate to lose any Ute, though after his freshman year it seemed like he may not have the impact at the college level that many were hoping he would have coming out of high school. I hope he stays with the school he committed to and lives up to his potential in the Pac12.

Plus if he stays, it will be funny to watch the back peddling from the TDS.

Best of luck to him in whatever he decides is best for him.

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I'm glad to hear Whittingham is handling the Langi thing the way he is. While it certainly messes with plans a coach has made toward scholarship allotments etc, the bottom line is that it still ought to be about what's best for the student athlete first and foremost.
Good luck to Harvey Langi and well played Coach. Go Utes!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU would probably be a better fit for him and will allow him to continue to live the standards he did in the mission field.

Utah rules
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU is loaded with running backs for now and the next few years. He would add to a terrific back field.

JSwaggDaddy
Heber City, UT

Isn't it interesting that Kyle acted like a 4-year old when Harvey got back from his mission, and now that Harvey has his foot out the door he acts mature about it?

This is eerily similar to when Harvey Unga was being recruited. Kyle basically called Unga an idiot for considering BYU, only to turn around and have nothing but respect for him after he went to BYU. And guess what Bronco did? He was incredibly complimentary of utah and wished Unga the best had he gone there.

Come on Kyle. Either be a 4-year old all the time or be a grown man all the time. But stop throwing your 4-year old temper tantrums to try to get your way, and then act like an adult when it doesn't work out.

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

After likely months of being sure he wanted to go to byu, I guess it just took one meeting with bronco and one look at his potential WAC teammates to realize he deserves better!

Lol!

Harvey will end up at a prestigious PAC 12 conference of champions school.

Maybe the idea of playing for nothing at byu didn't seem so appealing after whit and his family members reminded him he could instead play for a rose bowl and national title!

Maybe someone showed him byu's WAC schedule ranked #97

I love knowing byu fans thought they had him, only to watch them lose him. Again.

positivethinker
Magna, UT

Why does the Deseret News keep hyping the story about Harvey Langi transferring to BYU, WITHOUT Mentioning that he is visiting the state of California, and possibly meeting with USC and Stanford, to see what possibilities might be there for him? This information was tweeted by a Bingham High Coach.....so how come the D-News can only report he is considering transferring to BYU?

Michael Romney
Salt Lake, UT

I have consistently said even before he committed to Utah that I don't want him. Go to byu. My comments can still be seen in 2012 articles when he was bring recruited. I didn't want him then, I don't want him now. Please don't change your mind again.

He's probably a nice kid, but I don't care about that. If a players #1 focus isn't a PAC 12 title, please go elsewhere. We don't want a team of nice kids. We want winners.

Cheers to everyone on this "holiday". Goooooo utes!

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm most curious to see how byu fans and bronco will back pedal after a huge choke job in getting a kid who was set on attending there.

2 years to decide to go to byu and all it takes is a quick dose of reality in seeing with his own eyes what byu has(or doesn't have) to offer an it doesn't matter I guess what he "felt" on the mission. Sometimes those "feelings" just need to be dismissed if your own eyes tell you to RUN. This spin from Provo will be epic!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@falsesandwhich

What "backpeddling" would that be? BYU hasn't said a single word on the subject, not one. In fact the only "backpeddling" that has been done on this subject is from whittingham who just 3 weeks ago said he wouldn't give Langi a release but now is changing his tune.

Interesting how utah "fans" like yourself live in this delusional world where reality has no place. lol

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@lifelong ute

Well one thing we know for sure, no matter what other place he winds up Harvey doesn't believe utah has anything to offer, nothing at all. lol

Captain L
Provo, UT

It is amazing to see and read all the hatefull, negative, disparaging comments about BYU, all the comments are premature, none of them are based on facts and trying to put down BYU doesn't make the U of U any better and only makes the person making the comment look bad. I'd really like to know the reason for so much hate ? Is it jealousy? Anger?

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Thanks Duckhunter I was about to say the same thing. BYU hasn't spoken a word about Langi, only his HS coach and Whittingham have said anything about it.

Kind of reminds me of the revisions to ute fan's stories about how they "knew it would take awhile to compete in the PAC12" and "we knew we had to be patient". Right...Lol! Good thing BYU fans are here to remind U what stories are fiction and clouded by your crimson goggles..."truth"sandwich & Lifelong Ute, we're looking specifically at you and ask that you try not to "spin" anymore fiction about this story.

JohnInSLC
Cottonwood Heights, UT

"BYU hasn't said a single word on the subject, not one."

DuckyInTulsa:

You're the one living in the delusional world, where reality has no place.

Vai Siikahema said in his initial story, "BYU believes such a loophole essentially makes Langi a free agent and fair game." Now Sikahema isn't my favorite character, but nobody has suggested he made that up.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Duckhunter

BYU didn't say a single word on the subject? According to Vai Sikahema:

"BYU believes such a loophole essentially makes Langi a free agent and fair game."

So either Vai is lying or someone inside BYU was trying to exploit a NCAA loophole. I'm leaning towards loophole what about you?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Whit looked really foolish at first saying he wouldn't release him, only to find out he had no say in the matter.

Whit sounded like a little cry baby. If a kid wants to leave, let him leave.

However, my sources are telling me he is either staying at Utah or going to fellow prestigious PAC 12 school Stanford.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Can someone please help me understand why BYU will be backpeddling if Langi doesn't go to BYU? I have not read where any current BYU AD, coach or staff member has said Langi is going to BYU. Not one.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

Softer schedule, new uniforms, lots of quarterbacks, maybe it will work

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

I don't understand why people think Whit initially handled this poorly.

The kid announced he wanted to leave before he even came home from his mission. Langi should have had the decency to to meet Whit face to face and discuss his future.

The mission president (an old man who Langi talks to 5 min every 6 weeks) may have reached out to Whit, but from what I understand there was no direct verbal communication between Langi and Whittingham (as this is not allowed in LDS mission rules).

Whit should have the right to talk to his player before he releases him.

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