@ Chris B I've watched Preator play every game of his high school
career at Fremont and I can tell you that he is what you call "BCS"
talent. That kid would run circles around you and your utes all day long. He
is a very talented athlete and will be an awesome player at BYU. I would take
him playing QB at BYU over Riley Smelson any day. I played against Riley Nelson
and know that he isn't that good. (Who knows what Bronco saw in him) @jarka-rusif he plays QB, maybe he will run all over your Bingham Miners
like he did in the state championship game in 2010. None and I repeat, none of
your "BCS" athletes there during that year could catch him or contain
him and that's a fact. Go back and look at the game film if you don't
believe me. You just are prejudice against him because you don't like
Shipley is an all world talent. Preator is an all around player who could be a
real find. Like any player, time will tell. As far as Chris B is concerned, he
is clueless. The Utes will be worse next year, and the Aggies may not have a
running game to match the QB play of Chucky Keeton. Anderson may be gone right
after the Bowl game to a Bib Buck reward that USU will never be able to match.
Both the Utes and Aggies could have benefited from Peator and especially
Shipley.Chris B. You are very uninformed. But like allot of fans
your mouth opens before your brain engages.
These are great catches for BYU and appear to be fine you men.Funny
though that if "your team" doesn't get them then all of a sudden
they are not good players. This gets very old very fast.The term
"BCS" is arrogantly tossed around way too much these days. Judging by
the freshman classes this year at Utah, Utah State and BYU, one could say that
Utah State and BYU also signed "BCS" caliber players. All three schools
have very good young freshmen clases. I wonder if Wash St, Colorado, Indiana,
Kansas and other conference bottom feeders this year really have "BCS"
caliber players and recruits. Side note about the Utah State
losses. In both games, their opponents also failed on game changing plays.
Many Utah fans will also tell you that in the Logan game, the Utes made several
key mitakes, just like the Aggies, Badgers, and Cougars, that probbly cost them
the win and eventually a bowl game this year.
@OsgrathYeah those "non-Christian attitudes" some BYU fans
have (probably a relatively small percentage) is an issue for both BYU and Utah
fans. It annoys passionate BYU fans like yourself, who can still balance out
perspective in life and sports, and Utah fans who validate their 'holier
than thou' stereotype of BYU fans. The hatred on both sides has
worn so thin for me, and I am a hardcore Utah fan, who wants nothing more than
to beat BYU. I don't think tensions will ease with the rivalry game not
being played though. What will happen is endless talk about PAC 12 vs.
independence, and common opponent breakdowns, all done through subjective
lenses, where one side will induce a beef of superiority over the other.
Looks like Tanner picked the right ship.Happy sailing
First, congrats to Jordan! You are an amazing athlete and from what I saw the
last few games this year, you are a great leader as well.Jarka-rus Still nothing positive to say about Fremont. I understand your concerns for
BYU at the qb position, but you and I both know that Preator could play any
skill position on the field. Defensive coordinators panic trying to game plan
against him. The kid may not throw like Brett Favre, but he is a playmaker and a
winner. He has played in 2 state championships and is 24-7 all three years as a
starter. I wouldn't hesitate playing him at qb but clearly he will be
Comment made earlier by a Ute fan that Preator can't be BCS talent because
Whittingham and Anderson passed on him. Yeah, right, because Whittingham clearly
has too many players already who are not BCS level. Can't say anything
negative about Gary, though. What a season they have had! The blue-turf bowl is
not good enough for them.
Preator's not a bad athlete, just please don't tell me he will play
QB. We don't need another running QB who can't throw.
gdog3finally, thank you for your level of discourse. These discussions are about
sports - recreational activities - not life and death with eternal consequences.
No reason to attack a person for allegiance to a school's athletics
program, although I will call people on being unpleasant morons, whether Ute or
Cougar (maybe more so Cougars because I feel like I am protecting my own turf -
also because since most Cougar fans are LDS, when they display overt
non-Christian attitudes, it bothers me). Funny thing, as a UCLA alumnus,
working side-by-side with a rabid USC fan, we can joke around a lot, but it
never gets nasty (an advantage to face-to-face discourse over the anonymity of
the Web). We also stick to issues and can discuss what a mistake UCLA made in
bringing in Slick-Rick to coach, and since we can discuss that I can let him
know what a low-life Lane Kiffin is. But I am never going to demean him as a
person for liking USC. Besides, when the Utes win, as a resident of Utah,
I win too. When the Cougars win, my favorite team wins. It's all good.
Oh Chris b, you are one comical dude, I have to laugh out loud at most of your
posts. Go Cougs!
@Riverton CougarI actually laughed at that one. You were simple, to
the point and comical to boot.
Congratulation Jordan! I enjoyed watching you play at FHS (especially last
year), and wish you nothing but the best at BYU.
Chris B,Thank you for your inside scoop from the offices of
Whittingham and Andersen. When the article mentioned "increasing
interest", I thought it meant that they were getting more interested in him,
not less interested. Thanks for clarifying that they would never have
considered offering him a scholarship. The wording of the article can be
confusing, I guess.
Chris BNo worries; now that he's committed to BYU, Whittingham
will realize his mistake and offers from Utah will be flowing soon.
Chris B.I hope you are not talking about Utah when you mention BCS games
success. I don't consider a 5-7 record a success so I am assuming that you
were thinking about BYU's success, going to a bowl and all this year.Just saying............
With Utah and Utah State both not offering Preator, I'm going to trust the
good judgment of two incredible coaches in Whittingham and Anderson that this
kid is not BCS level talent. Sad that Gary's guy's
couldnt kick 3 more field goals this year, or they'd be the second team in
Utah to enjoy BCS game success.
Don't know much about Preator, but Shipley is a great get. I was bummed
when he decommitted. He and Josh Weeks will be great bookend WRs in a few