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Published: Monday, July 2 2012 4:28 p.m. MDT

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StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

A receiving corps that looks talented but relatively unproven this year would have been a pretty dynamic proven one with Gordon on it. Good luck to him in the supplemental draft, but it would have been pretty awesome to see what he could've done this year if he had kept himself on the team.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Haha! NFL-dot-com is listing Gordon as a "Utah" WR. If he DOES get drafted, will the NFL list his alma mater as the Univ. of Utah? Because if the Utes get credit for another one of our alumni playing in the NFL, that would really chap Indy-WACey fans like Duckhunter and sammyg.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Naval Vet, I believe they would list him as a Utah alum; the NBA lists Enes Kanter as a Kentucky product because he attended school and practiced there for a semester, but was never eligible to play. Same situation with Gordon.

MESOUTE
SLC, UT

It's 4:20 Mr. Gordon.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@navl vet

It wouldn't "chap" me although I would definately find it amusing that you are so desperate to prove I'm not sure what that you would cling to a player that never even practiced for utah as a utah alum. Pretty funny actually.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Duckhunter, he did practice the entire season.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

Ok. Well I'm sure those couple of months in slc not playing are going to be the thing that propel him to the nfl. Still kinda pathetic that any utah "fan" would claim a guy that showed up for a couple of months, hated the place and left, as some kind of "alum" and utah to the nfl success story.

LOL!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Haha no the pathetic thing is that you continue to make claims you know nothing about, two of them right here. "never even practiced for utah," "hated the place and left," why so bitter? Have a happy 4th of July!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@stg

So you're claiming him as a player for utah's football team?

LOL!

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Duckhunter, why don't you actually read what I said?

"Good luck to him in the supplemental draft, but it would have been pretty awesome to see what he could've done this year if he had kept himself on the team."

"I believe they would list him as a Utah alum; the NBA lists Enes Kanter as a Kentucky product because he attended school and practiced there for a semester, but was never eligible to play. Same situation with Gordon."

I never claimed he played a game for us. But yes, he was just as much of a "player" as any other guy that redshirted on last year's team, and if you actually read the articles from the NFL website, he was recognized as a good player at Baylor, but it was at Utah's practices that he started receiving scouts' attention as an NFL prospect. I love all of your made up ideas about Utah football, please keep them coming!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@stg

Like I said, if you guys now want to claim guys that never played a game for utah are utah products it is pretty pathetic and extremely desperate. I'm not sure why either since you keep telling us how utah has put so many players into the nfl. Claiming a guy that never even played there as some sort of utah product is extremely amusing.

LOL!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Duckhunter:

Four posts out of 12 [including mine]. That's 33% of this thread. This guy hasn't even been drafted yet, and you're already having an conniption. Looks like I was right. This is clearly KILLING you! "LOL"

It's funny that after a year practicing with the Utah Scout team [he had to sit out the 2011 year due to NCAA transfer rules], one of our WRs is already drawing NFL interest, whereas after the Indy-WACers' 2011 year, not one of their players was drafted. Gordon wasn't drawing NFL interest while playing at Baylor. But he WAS while practicing at Utah. See as how Utah puts out more NFL players than Baylor, it's clear this has to do with good coaching.

If Gordon gets picked up in the supplemental draft, then Utah would have put more players in the NFL in 2011 who NEVER saw the field than the Indy-WACers did who played in all 13 games! "LOL"

UU32
Bountiful, UT

I would prefer it if Flash Gordon did not list Utah as his school. He never played a down for the Utes. He is not a good citizen and ultimately left Utah because he couldn't live up to the team rules. Why would we want to claim a guy like that? Just silly.

TheSportsAuthority
Arlington, VA

@NV

"If Gordon gets picked up in the supplemental draft, then Utah would have put more players in the NFL in 2011 who NEVER saw the field..."

Desparately starved for attention are we?

What's next, claiming kids who once thought of playing for the Utes when they were in grade school as being "put into the NFL" by Utah?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

TheSportsAuthority:

Bottom line: Gordon WAS coached at the U, and was NOT on NFL scouts radars until after arriving. Meanwhile, no cougar players had been drafted for 2 consecutive years. There is no spin that will whitewash that pathetic record of Indy-WACey talent and coaching.

Kids "who once thought of playing for the Utes" would NOT have been coached up by our staff, so no, I would not not claim that. How frantic and emotional of you to suggest otherwise. Talk about desperation. Poor never-been-BCS-bowling, "mid-major forever" Indy-WACer.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@naval vet

I do believe you have finally become completely unhinged. I knew it was coming but I didn't think it would be this extreme. Get some help.

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

Andre Miller is the greatest Ute basketball player of the last 20 years. He was the engine, the straw that stirred the drink. I'm happy for him and his new contract.

LonestarRunner
Salt Lake City, UT

Naval Vet

"Bottom line: Gordon WAS coached at the U, and was NOT on NFL scouts radars until after arriving."

What's next, taking credit for kids who attend a Utah football camp?

Kids "who once thought of playing for the Utes" could easily have been "coached by Utah's staff", along with a myriad other coaches since they were in Pop Warner.

Sometimes kids simply mature physically and are finally able to assimilate all of their previous coaching into their game. Trying to take credit for placing a kid in the NFL who never even played for Utah is a bit desperate, even for a Utah fan.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

LonestarRunner:

I think I was pretty clear as to who counts as having been coached by Utah coaches. You're just desperately reaching for something to detract from the outstanding coaching Utah has, as opposed to the poor coaching and NFL talent currently sitting down there in Indy-WACeyland.

Bottom line: Gordon WAS coached at the U, and was NOT on NFL scouts radars until after arriving. Meanwhile, no cougar players had been drafted for 2 consecutive years. There is no spin that will whitewash that pathetic record of Indy-WACey talent and coaching.

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