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Published: Wednesday, May 2 2012 11:00 a.m. MDT

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Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Before any of my blue brethren embarrass themselves, obviously the U is a place where a faithful football player can find spiritual fulfillment. This one worked out well for us.

Courageously done! Hope to hear good things about you in the future!

Real Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

it's too bad that Norm Chow doesn't have the class of the CSU coach!

Miami, Florida

He will be happy at byu. Glad KWhitt didn't offer him a scholarship. Going from CSU to byu is a lateral move, while trying to earn a spot at Utah would be a challenge.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Ann Arbor, MI
Interesting. Yet another mormon athlete being stolen away.

Yet, Hedge, and his older brother was "stolen" by Utah.

The kids made an important decision based upon what was in their best interest at this particular time in their lives.

I don't think the word "stolen" is appropriate in these cases... (Unless, you are a negative person, bitter about life, looking to make everthing and everyone around you as dreary as your own pathetic situation...)

Born in Provo
Logan, UT

CSU's coach knows that it's about the players...bottom line. Reilly had sincere reasons for wanting to transfer, so I congratulate CSU's coach for keeping his players' best interest in mind.

Informed Voter
South Jordan, UT

Happy for him. I know his family - especially his grandfather and I wish him well. CSU is known as one of the top party schools so I understand his desire to re-locate.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Even though I'm a BYU fan and BYU got this kid I'm just glad to hear whenever someone today is willing to potentially sacrifice a lot in order to keep true to self and values. Good for him for choosing to change his situation to something that fit with his needs.

hymn to the silent
Holladay, UT

Good for him. At the end of the day, it is about the players...although it would be fun to have another brother duo on the hill!

Cougar Passion
Salt Lake City, UT

Hopefully a coach would be man enough, like CSU's coach, to let a player go if they asked. Surely it is never a decision that the young man on scholarship makes on a whim. Beside that, do you really want to use one of your scholarships on a player if his heart isn't completely in it? A coach that can't see that frankly needs to grow up.

And I'm glad someone in Miami has enough time on his hands to 1) pay attention to an article about his rival and 2) try to egg on the rival by saying something as stupid as he did!

Mcallen, TX

I am very happy that Norm Chow is not the BYU coach, or I'd have to change my colors to red.


Good luck to this RM. He obviously found what he liked in Provo and coach Mendenhall. Like it or not for Ute and BYU fans, some of the young men gravitate to Mendenhall and some to Whittingham. Very different personalities and manners in which they coach the young men they are over. Both have had success where they are and expect good things from their players.

Iowa City, IA

I don't blame Trevor for sitting out in the parking lot. I mean you don't want your own coach thinking your recruiting for your former rival. It was very cool that he let his brother choose.

Pac 12 commish: You ruined a cool story with a stupid comment.

Corona, CA

He's having a tough time living the LDS lifestyle in Colorado???

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Sounds like a good player. Are there any other Reillys in high school?

Cedar City, UT

"Trevor, who signed with Texas Tech out of high school, found himself at Utah following his own mission service and encougared Drew to seek out opportunities at both Utah or BYU in order to find a better fit for him socially."

So this kid's brother transferred from TT to the U after his mission, and then encouraged his brother to leave CSU and look at Utah and BYU. Where is the outrage by Ute fans? How could the U steal an athlete from another program, and how could one of their athletes encourage another to do the same?

Horrible! Criminal! Unconscionable!

Or is it just not OK when it's BYU? Or maybe it's just a fact of life in college football and you should stop making fools out of yourselves by making a big deal out of it when it happens.

Salt Lake City, UT

Sounds like a good kid. He should get to play where he wants to play.

Good luck to him.

#1 Champ
Salt Lake City, UT

Trust me, if you're number 36, your not very good. Just Kidding.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I'll take BCS athletes over sunday school boys anyday

Hayden, ID

As a former student at both CSU and BYU, I can tell you there are huge atmosphere and social differences between the two and that is not a slam on either school. It depends on what you want in your life (or don’t want).

Maricopa, AZ

chrisb, better check the results of BCS teams in bowls the past few years before you bash sunday school boys.
Or are we talking about something else? ahmmm

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