Sign of the times - as many Aggies on the list as kewgs. Must be the
coaching.In 2011, there were 11 ex-Utes on the pro-bowl ballot,
three made the pro bowl team. In 2012, there are only 7 kewgs in the entire
NFL? Again, must be the coaching.Go Matt! Rooting for you to get
that tailback spot over Gerhart!!Go Utes!!
The Utes are losing the in-state recruiting battle? The Utes are certainly
getting better recruits than BYU and whether they come from Utah or other places
it doesn't matter.
@Chris B:Keeping 2, and am looking forward to a serious payday selling the
other two!I have 2 seasons tickets for BYU I'll trade you!
The Utes are definitely losing the in-state recruiting battle.... must have
something to do with the inferior TV contract/exposure
As a reference, Montana, South Florida, Southern Mississippi, Temple, Toledo,
and Troy all have more players on NFL rosters than does BYU. On the flip side,
Miami has over 40 and hasn't exactly been a powerhouse team recently.Nice to see over 20 Utes playing in the NF>
Matt Asiata is missing from Jeremiah's list. On the 53 man squad with the
Minnesota Vikings and looking for serious playing time!!!
@cbI will give you $1.347 for the two of them
No surpise here. Just look at the results on the field. Utah has owned BYU the
last decade, while the Aggies should have two straights wins over BYU. Utah State = BYU. Proof keeps pointing to that fact.
I expect there will not be many comments from cougar fans! I did
wonder how many of the seven former Y players played under current coach Bronco.
If any, did they not learn of the evils of the NFL or did they not heed his
teachings?I would suspect the 21 former Utes would not be exceeded
by many schools. It would appear if a recruit has aspirations of the NFL - the
University of Utah would be an outstanding choice!
I think it misses a few guys on practice squads as well, such as Harvey Unga. As
IndeMak mentioned, James Aiono (Utah) was originally listed as cut by the Colts,
but is now on their injured reserve list, and Shaky Smithson was unfortunately
placed on IR during the preseason for the second consecutive year.
There are also a few Utes missing on NFL injury lists that have the chance to
make the squad as well once they come back.
There are about equal number former Utes on the Dolphins as there are sons of
Provo in the entire league.
The only surprising thing here is that the disparity between utah and then
byu/utah state is not even greater. I imagine as we continue to reach BCS bowl
games(or "significant" bowl games once the offical "BCS" title
is gone) this disparity will only grow. I have 4 tickets to the Utah/USC game.
Keeping 2, and am looking forward to a serious payday selling the other two!