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Published: Friday, Nov. 2 2012 10:00 a.m. MDT

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San Diego, CA

42 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions? Unreal stats. I don't care if he's from a 1A or 2A high school. He obviously knows how to throw accurately and has a very bright future. I am very excited about him coming to BYU.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


I have to laugh at how frequently I hear Y fans saying, "I'd rather be [fill in supremely inferior scenerio to a Pac-12 situation], than [fill in mega-million dollar TV deal/superior bowl tie-in(s)/built-in competitive Football/etc.]", because I KNOW you'd rather be in a relevant conference like your #1 choice Pac-12, or your #2 choice Big 12. What you're doing there -- aside from sacrificing your integrity -- is called "sour grapes". You're only "saying" you'd rather be there, because you really have no other choice in the matter. You're not independent because you WANT to be. You're independent because neither the Pac-12 nor the Big 12 wanted you.

Highland, UT

Isn't it great to see that all it took was one win over a really bad team for naval vet to get enough confidence to come back from his 6 week vacation.


Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

Thanks for the update, I read a blog written about Billy and his observations on the visit and the OSU game. He's very bright, humble and appreciative. I think the fans will love the young man for his on-the field work, his character and the positive attitude he exudes. Welcome Guy, BYU is very grateful to have your verbal

Frisco, TX

@NavalVet - "You're not independent because you WANT to be. You're independent because neither the Pac-12 nor the Big 12 wanted you."

U are not in the PAC12 because they wanted you. U are in the PAC12 because the schools they wanted didn't want to be in the PACxx.

I'm sure BYU would rather be in the Big12, but Holmoe made a mistake when the Big12 called and Holmoe got nervous not knowing whether OK and OkSU would stay. But being independent is better than the MWC and BigEast.

Looking forward to watching BYU play Notre Dame, Texas, Wisconsin, Boise State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Utah, Hawaii, Washington State and Utah State next year. I don't care if the other two games ended up being Idaho and New Mexico State. We have 10 great games.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Naval Vet,
Now I want you to breathe deeply and slowly, and then read carefully. Try not to jump to any conclusions.
I will try to help you understand: The Pac12 and the Big 12 actually did want BYU. Any conference in their right mind would want a school with great academic achievements and a very complete athletic program. And one that travels well. How about 5500 Cougar fans at GaTech last week. BYU will have more fans at Gonzaga for basketball than the Utes will have at Wazzoo for football.
The truth is that both of those conferences would be delighted to have BYU if the school would agree to Sunday play and give up their fabulous TV program for the lesser Pac12 channel. Since they would not do that, then it was a simple decision for BYU. Independence is better than a crummy compromise.

Provo, UT

UC Baller, happy to oblige with the help of Google. King's High School enrolls shy of 500 high school students. It is a Christian school in the Seattle area. In 2005, Sports Illustrated named the top high school athletic program in Washington State, so they have done some good things. Their football team is undefeated throughout the regular season this year.

The size of the school where a quarterback prepped has little to do with what is in his heart. Jake Heaps played for a 5A powerhouse and now he is at a miserable Kansas program. I think we will all have to wait to see how this shakes out. Predictions, whether optimistic or pessimistic, are premature and will probably all be wrong.

Meanwhile, on another note, someone should let Chris B know that the WAC will no longer exist as a football conference in another month. I will respond to MightyMite's respectful question - in the context religion is relevant because much of the criticism leveled at BYU is that they cannot recruit outside their faith. A Christian non-LDS recruit is interesting to the constituency, just like Jamaal Williams was.

Bountiful, UT

Sounds like a great quarterback. It seems to be fairly clear to the local universities that they are in need of better skill at the quarterback position. Utah has a QB arriving this spring who passed for DOUBLE the amount of yards this year as the guy mentioned in this article. In fact, he has shattered the California single-season passing record (4,219 yards) set previously by a guy named Matt Barkley. Google Conner Manning from El Toro high school in California.

It is looking like we'll have some fun watching Utah schools and their quarterbacks in the next few years. Hopefully this influx of talent will lead to more wins.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

byu will make him awesomer.

ed in atl
Duluth, GA

At the end of the GT/BYU game last week, a GT fan asked how many stars do our players usually have when being recruited to BYU. Most of them are 2 or 3 stars. But really most are walk ons that play with heart. Look at what walk on Falslev did on KO returns. They then said it has to be coaching! Referring to how they get 4-5 star athletes and the terrible year they are having. I don't care how many stars a kid gets some of that is way over rated.

South Jordan, UT

Wow! How exciting for the BYU Cougars! Welcome aboard Billy Green.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT


Switching a TV deal worth $8 million per year for one worth $20 million per year is a crummy compromise? Please don't run for office.

Saint George, UT

Mr. Green has a very similar profile to James Lark, minus about 1000 yards/season. Be careful, Mr. Green, that all the stuff the coaches tell Brother Green is taken with a grain of salt. Prepare to rehearse the words over and over again, in your mind or out loud, doesn't matter which, "At least I am getting my education paid for!"

Kearns, UT

Interesting to knock him for being a 2-star recuit from a small Christian hs. That's the same hs resume as Hoffman, and a better resume than some former players who have become Pro Bowlers. BYU has made a living amoung the greats for over thirty years by finding the hidden gems that the other big programs overlooked. Why do you think so many recruits start getting attention and offers from other schools after BYU gives them their first offer?

GK Willington
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU has a stellar track record w/ QB from the Evergreen state; don't they?

Re: Uteanymous

"I'd rather be Independent and enjoying watching my team playing interesting teams from across the country, than to be stuck at the bottom of a "relevant" conference trying to convince myself that I'm relevant."

Nothing screams relevant like byu's remaining 2012 schedule. Tell me; is Hostess a major sponsor?

Salt Lake City, UT

@ brownderby

"BYU will have more fans at Gonzaga for basketball than the Utes will have at Wazzoo for football. "

Really? Are you sure?

Darth Vader
Ogden, UT

We love this guy already. Toughness and true grit!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I've watched this kid play a couple of times. He's very good. Much better than I thought earlier in the year. Let's hope he doesn't turn out like Jake Heaps. Tanner Mangum is also a great QB, but I think he's on a mission and won't join the team for awhile.

Orem, UT

GK Willington

Nothing screams irrelevance like being forced to adopt 10-loss Colorado as your new "rival" and then LOSING to Buffs at home.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@Sport Fan
Nothing screams paranoid and insecure like bringing up Utah all the time. The strory is about a good BYU QB recruit from Washington. Stay on topic. The anti Utah rants grow old and tiresome.

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