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Published: Wednesday, May 2 2012 11:34 a.m. MDT

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Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@jvs

Considering BYU won the Golf National Championship in the early 80's, when utah-hawaii claims to have been "recruited" to play there, I don't think BYU missed his "talents" all that much.

LOL!

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

BYU was good back then for sure! Much better than our UH team. However, UH is a great school, better than BYU, I had a full ride scholly and lived in paradise! Who wouldn't wanna go to Hawaii for FREE?

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

@ Duckhunter,

I was recruited by BYU in 1981 to play in their jazz music program. I only listened to their babble because the director of BYU's "Synthesis" jazz band was directed by a great friend of mine Ray Smith. He is a fine man and phenomenal sax player. I chose Utah because it is a much finer program better full ride scholarship and better college education. I graduated in 3 1/2 years and was offered a full ride golf scholarship at UH and received my MBA in economics there..........and, had a blast I can assure you sir! Cheers!

NevadaCoug
Overton, NV

"full ride scholly" for golf? Um...do those even exist? Anywhere?

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

@ Nevadacoug,

Yes, there are only a few NCAA Div 1 full ride golf scholarships available every year. I got U of Hawaii's only one in 1984. Both of my lil' bros had full rides to Utah(golf), but they were unreal players and offered full rides from BYU, but declined over the phone and never spoke to Karl Tucker( BYU's great golf coach) in person........I was "OK" at best...........My last year I was ranked 82nd in the nation........not very good, but not horrible either, but I sure had fun and received a great education in paradise. I have always felt extremely fortunate and lucky.

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

BYU was great in everything during the 1970s-80s...........because they had a ton of money. I lived it, I know what went down.............NOW, that advantage is gone...........because the NCAA rules have changed after BYU won that BOGUS 1984 NC in football. That is why there is a BCS now folks. SMU, BYU and Notre Dame, all big money schools during that era, haven't been heard from since.......there is a REASON for that!

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Utah-Hawaii Alum

Could be the most interesting man alive.

How's the Two X's commercials coming along?

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

Nowadays, it is very complicated to buy an athlete. Back when I was a scholly D1 athlete.........very easy.......and BYU had a ton of money. They did well, not a hard fact to know why???????????????

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

@ Veritas,

I probably am the "most interesting man" you would ever meet.......which isn't saying that much as I see it..... but, you are a Y fan?????? That speaks volumes son! Bwahahahahaha!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@utah-hawaii

"Interesting" like a trainwreck is interesting.

WON84
PLANO, TX

Is this a comment board or therapy session for Utah-Hawaii?

Y's little brother
The Hill, UT

Utah-Hawaii

"BYU was great in everything during the 1970s-80s...........because they had a ton of money."

You're full of distortions and inuedos, but short on substance and reality.

BYU was great in the 70's and 80's because BYU had great athletes and great coaches.

Much to the chagrin of our little brothers, BYU's overall athletic program has dominated Utah for decades and that trend continues today. All of your rants and hyperbole won't change the reality that

in 2011-12, BYU BEAT Utah in 11 of the 15 head-to-head matchups.

For the 12th time in BYU history, the Cougars finished in the Top 25 in football AND played in the NCAA basketball tournament in the same academic year.

Any guesses on how many times the "mighty" utes have done that?

Hint: You can easily count it on one hand with fingers to spare.

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX

Hello gents, I suggest you fine fellows relish in your struggling BYU football program before the LDS officials in SLC scrap the program after ESPN dumps BYU. It will happen. They will NOT take the embarrassment anymore. I'll look forward to reading your comments/rationalizations when that day arrives...........which will be within the next 5-8 years for sure. Enjoy your Sunday! Cheers!

Guam_Bomb
BARRIGADA, GU

People keep saying it was a classy move by Colorado. It was the best decision for the team. Having a malcontent who doesn't want to be on your team could become very toxic. People keep on saying it was a classy move, but I can't imagine a coach would have simply let this kid go with no strings attached if they really thought he was going to make an impact for their team.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Utah-Hawaii Alum
Dallas, TX
Hello gents, I suggest you fine fellows relish in your struggling BYU football program before the LDS officials in SLC scrap the program after ESPN dumps BYU.
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What you meant was "struggling 'top 25' football program"...

PAC man
Anaheim, CA

@Hawaii-Utah

For struggling, embarrassing, irrelevant, unranked, fan-base rationalizing, see 8th-place finishing, bottom of the pac loser to 10-loss Colorado.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

sissy b: you're such a pill. i do appreciate your well thought out extraordinary comments.

cval
Hyde Park, UT

I think it would have been better for the LDS Church if he had stayed at CSU and been an example of LDS standards. The regularity with which LDS players commit to then transfer from other schools to BYU has got to leave a bitter taste when recruiting LDS athletes in the future.

When he says he was having a tough time living an LDS lifestyle at CSU, it kind of makes you wonder.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@cval

Kids transfer all of the time from every single school in the counry for a lot of different reasons. His older brother transfered to utah. Tere is no more frequency of kids transferring to BYU than anywhere else. Maybe the reasons are different but who cares what the reasons are? If you don't fit the enviroment then it is best to go elsewhere. My guess is you'd probably applaud a kid that transfers from BYU because he he doesn't want to live the honor code and a clean enviroment.

And no it does not make me wonder what he meant about "having a hard time". I'm sure he was living the churches standards just fine but lacked many peers that lived the same way. He probably had teamates and roomates that were doing plenty of things contrary to his personal standards and simply wanted to be around others that live the way he wants to live.

Who knows what kind of player he'll turn out to be but at least he is now in a place that suits his personal standards and morals more closely.

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

BYU coaches missed badly on Trevor. He wanted to go to BYU after his mission but BYU coaches didn't offer him so he did the next best thing he could and went up the road to Utah. He's going to turn a lot of heads this season and was one of their best playmakers on D last year.

I'm glad BYU coaches had the good sense not to let his lil' Bro do the same.

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