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Published: Friday, Dec. 7 2012 11:10 a.m. MST

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Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Very good. Corner is still the trouble spot on defense in terms of depth next year. I just wish BYU could find a way to get more Jordan Johnsons. It seems like BYU is always needing to go to the JC ranks for corners. BYU's defense could go from good to elite with better defensive back talent and depth.

Highland, UT

@Cougar Claws

Cornerback is actually one of the few postions where there isn't much of a schematic learning curve so a kid with ability can easily go from JC to D1 and play immediately. I think that JC corners are probably the best option most of the time for BYU. The type of athlete needed to play corner is tough for BYU to get so finding 4 year kids at that spot will always be hard.

But there are always excellent JC corners every year and 2 years for a lot of them is an easier sell for BYU than 4 years is. BYU has had some really good corners in the past and most of them were JC transfers. I don't want to see BYU become dependent on JC players but corner is one position where that is probably their best option regularly.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

The picture doesn't say who is who, but I'm going to guess he is the kid getting worked by the more athletic guy(i.e. if your boy is playing corner in this position he let the receiver make the catch).

Sounds like he'll fit right in with the rich history of byu corners.

Nephi, UT

Once again Chris you have proven your ineptness. The picture is of Lee (#1 in blue) making an interception. Nice try though.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Re: Chris B.

Don't look now, but of late even BYU has been competing with Utah for defensive backs from time to time. Joe Sampson had an offer from Utah (even though yes we know how things ended up for him), and Davion Orphey was strongly considering BYU until he ultimately chose the Utes.

All I'm saying is, even some of the talent at DB considering the mighty Utes sometimes has BYU penciled in as an option. The other tough reality is, of late neither BYU or Utah has been stellar against the really good passing offenses of the Pac-12 (see Oregon State this year).

All I have to say is, good luck versus Oregon and Stanford this year, you will need it.

Lyman, WY

Welcome to BYU. Oh chris b. I thought you out grew BYU. Your own words not mine. I guess since Utah isn't in a bowl game you have to jave something to do.

Columbia, SC


Columbia, SC

He's actually #1, the guy intercepting the ball. Looks like he has some speed and skill to him. Good pick up for the cougars! www.hudl.com/athlete/519641/samuel-lee.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Chris B outguessed himself, and once again made himself a laughing stalk. Any prediction on Saturday's game, Chris B??? crickets.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Yes I do.

Utah 68
byu 62

Rose hasn't fixed his shooting problem.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

"Rose hasn't fixed his shooting problem"

Oh, okay.

Hayden, ID

Chris B. Dream on! lol

Salt Lake City, UT

Love these stories of kids with a dream who, through their own hard work and diligence, get to realize that dream.

Good luck to him at BYU.

Nephi, UT

Thank you Chris B. for ensuring a BYU win, as if they needed you anyway. Mark it down!

West Jordan, UT

Orphey was committed to BYU, then switched to Utah. Big difference from the "strongly considering BYU" as Cougar Claws said in his post. I suspect that the Orphey switch has a lot to do with BYU going out and getting this kid.

The problem with BYU and the corner position is that they are competing with the likes Texas State and Nex Mexico for their corners. That won't get you the skill needed to compete with a Texas wide receiver who was a 4 star kid, is big, fast, and strong. This has always been a bad place for BYU, and appears it will continue to be with this as the best kids you can get.

Don't compare Utah's DB players to Utahs. Until BYU puts a DB in the NFL...as opposed to 6-7 like Utah has in the lasat several years....there is not room to put BYU and Utah on the same level.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA


Utah's corners were burned so many times this past season that they resorted to wearing oven mitts during games.

Syracuse, UT

reply: ute4ever
West Jordan, UT

Actually BYU put Aaron Francisco(2005 - 2010) into the NFL, he played for the Cardinals and Colts.

Cedar Hills, UT



Salt Lake City, UT

Cedar Hills, UT


Utehaterforlife is the old Big Soccer guy so you'll have to forgive his posts.

Namimg one guy in the last 10 years is a huge feat though.

Arlington, VA


2012 Passing Defense
#13 BYU
#60 Utah

2012 Rushing Defense
#2 BYU
#22 Utah

2012 Scoring Defense
#5 BYU
#49 Utah

2012 Total Defense
#3 BYU
#37 Utah

Oh, and before you start your spin about BYU playing nothing but weak opponents, let's not forget that BYU played FIVE Top 25 teams and Georgia Tech, the #4 Rushing team in the country, averaging 312 yards per game; BYU held the Yellow Jackets to only 117 yards rushing.

Utah's once dominant defense is fading fast and with Star leaving, it will be even worse next season.

The real question is why are Utah fans obsessing about BYU recruits; don't you have something better to do like deciding which dip to serve with your couch potato chips during bowl week?

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