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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 4 2012 7:00 a.m. MST

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Ty was always a classy guy that fans and players looked up to. He truly deserves the Hall Of Fame. He made good decisions on and off the field. Not all tough guys do that.

Orem, UT

Ty was a class act and a fierce competitor. It's great to see him add National College Football Hall of Fame to his long list of outstanding achievements.

Congratulations Ty!

Salt Lake City, UT

Hmmmmmmm? Interesting timing for Ty Detmer to come to town. Don't you think?

Orem, UT


Try reading the article:

Ty was already honored in Provo earlier this season after his Hall of Fame selection was announcement, now he's going to New York City to be officially inducted.

"On Tuesday, their son [Ty] will be inducted into the College Football Hall of fame during ceremonies in the Empire Room at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Park Avenue in New York City."

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA


Wishful thinking (or pot stirring).

Would YOU literally sell the hunting farm so you can come and be subject to (some) BYU fans' disloyalty and criticism?

My son met him at the game in Texas. He IS just as good as advertised.

Everett, WA

Ty would make a great head coach at BYU!

Salt Lake City, UT

Congratulations to Ty.

Very well deserved.

Kearns, UT

I worship the very ground he walks on (just kidding, don't rat me out to my Bishop). Deter was and still is the best quarterback the Y ever had. HE was the whole package. Leadership, grit, toughness, determination, brains, etc. He was even better than McMahon.

Bronco ought to be looking south for a new offensive guru.

Salt Lake City, UT

Sorry True Blue,

I'm a Ute. Just stirring the pot. You caught me.

I think change is a good thing. Hopefully Ty is ready to get after it.

Salt Lake City, UT

Interesting that there are undertones and flat out cries for Detmer to join the coaching staff at the Y. You fickle fans, give him three seasons of slightly above average performance, and you will forget all of the good he has done for your school as a player. I loved watching Detmer as a kid. If he is as smart as the article states, he will stay away from Provo and the worst fair weather fans in America.

Frisco, TX

54-10 - Thanks for the only positive comment I've ever read from U about BYU. Ever thought of updating your moniker to 24-21 so you're not out of date?

Ty is a class act. I'd love to see him coaching in Provo. Now might he a good time to offer since he has a daughter attending BYU.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

As a Ute fan Ty Detmer drove me crazy, I couldn't see him leave Provo soon enough.
That should about sum it up ... the guy was a phenomenal college QB, one of the best of all time. On top of that he has always conducted himself with class and humility. This is a great honor and Ty is more deserving of it than most. Congrats to Ty Detmer and BYU fans everywhere who get to celebrate his accomplishments.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

A great leader, indeed. Ty "walked the walk" Good for him! Loved the article.

Highland, UT

Another Cougar in the hall of fame. Joins a bunch of others with more sure to come over time. Congratulations Ty.

As for him going to BYU as the head coach or even o-coordinator are concerned, what makes people think he is ready for those positions? What makes people think he would be great at them? I mean it is possible he could be great at either or both but we have no way of knowing that. If Bronco wanted to put him on his staff I think qb coach would be a good place to start and work his way up from there. Obviously his football IQ is high but you don't just hop into those positions and expect to have success, look at brian johnson at utah, that has turned into a joke. Even with experience it doesn't always work out, Doman had several years experience as a qb coach and it sure hasn't translated to him being a good o-coordinator, yet.

It takes time and experience to do those things but it would sure be fun to see him get started on it and succeed at them over time.

Provo, UT

Ty Detmer ,

Thanks for the unforgettable memories.

Hayden, ID

@ Flashback.. Too funny! Thanks for the laugh.

Cedar Hills, UT

The good ole days of BYU football when the Y had a QB who could throw for 300+ per game and BYU could match up with anyone in the nation....including National Champ Miami. What a great game! Detmer was the real deal. Undersized as he was he won the Heisman plus played 11 years in the NFL. It helped to have Norm Chow as coordinator too!!


Ty Detmer is my all-time favorite BYU football player. He was awesome to watch. This is a well deserved award.

Cottonwood Heights, UT


Funny how Utah-related topics always creep into your comments. And at that, your comment is once again a bit over the top. You wrote: "look at brian johnson at utah, that has turned into a joke."

Calling any new coach a joke when he was dealt a tough hand in his first year is not only unfair but can only be based on extremely unrealistic expectations. Let's remember that Utah had a completely rebuilt O-line, and injured 1st-string RB, and ended up starting a 3rd-string freshman quarterback while competing in the 2nd best rated conference in the country.

In other words, no one knows much about Brian Johnson as an O-coordinator just yet. My OPINION is that Brian actually did a pretty decent job with what he had to work with and seemed to progress as the season went along. That said, my guess is you'll start telling us that far more Utah "fans" (LOL) are calling for Brain Johnson to be replaced than there are Cougar fans calling for Doman's head, right? Over on SLTrib of course.

Danbury, CT

I would love to see Ty come to BYU as OC and be groomed for Head Coach someday. He has the best mind for football ever to step on the field at BYU.

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