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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 11 2012 6:25 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

"received a lot of Pac 12 attention" but no Pac 12 offers?

How cute. Trying to compare him to the big boys that play Pac 12 football.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

With that weichers kid decommitting from byu to usu and this kid going to USU, it looks like we're going to have some real recruiting battles between WAC powerhouses byu and usu, for all the leftover kids who couldnt get a Pac 12 offer.

Should be exciting to watch in the years to come.

Nephi, UT

The big boys that play PAC 12 football. You mean the ones that LOST to USU?

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA


The "big boy" Utes are 0-1 against the "powerhouse" WAC boys and DROPPED even closer to the basement in year two of the PAC 10.2.

If Utah could have only beaten the WAC boys, the mighty weak Utes wouldn't be playing in the couch potato bowl.

Should be really exciting to watch the continuing downward spiral in the years to come.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Classy Utah fans must cringe every time they see CB's screen name at the top of another comments section.

Francis Bernard is the type of player who will leave on a mission, return to redshirt a year and get back in shape, and then will suddenly burst onto the scene causing many fans to wonder where this kid came from.

Welcome aboard Francis!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Chris B -

Which bowl game are your "big boys" playing in?? Oh, wait.

lehi, UT

It's too bad a simple article turns into bashing each others programs instead of talking about the recruit. Those doing it are clearly not comfortable with their teams programs.

From this cougar fan - welcome Francis, looks like you are a very versitile player with a good mix of size and speed. Can't wait to see you on the field in a couple years after your mission. I'm optomistic about the future of cougar football with quality athletes like you joining us.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Good for Bernard; I hope he does well. It seems like Herriman's football program has come along way, in a short time.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Other newspapers are saying he has always been a Ute fan and wanted a Ute offer but that it never came, and that is why he chose BYU.


I wonder how many players always wanted to play for BYU, but "settled" on Utah after a BYU offer never came.

Shows that these two programs are on vastly different levels in terms of talent.

River Falls, WI

Number of outright WAC championships during 1962-1999 (when BYU and UofU were in conference)
BYU: 12
New Mexico: 2
Wyoming: 3
Utah: 0

W/L record against WAC teams since the U joined the PAC and BYU went independent
BYU: 10-1
Utah: 0-1

I suggest the trolls stop talking WAC smack until their teams win a few games against WAC teams.

Jealous U
Alpine, UT

Chris B

LOL at your spin.

Now that Bronco has offered a scholarship, Kyle will be quick to follow.

It's what Whit does; rely on other coaches, like Bronco, to correctly assess talent, and then try to piggybank off of their work, just like he relied on Urban Meyer and Gary Anderson to build the program Kyle took credit for.

Provo, , UT

Chris B

have sources for those "other newspapers"?

IRS Agent

Come on Deseret News and show some consistency. How do Chris B's comments add to the discussion or generate any positive dialog? You have lost credibility with your ridiculous double standard. His comments on here (and every other article) are there to do nothing but provoke the vitriol between the schools fans. It causes every discussion to deteriorate to a lower level. It adds no positive value. Please don't make the readers that actually have valid points have to endure his comments.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

IRS Agent

It goes both ways, don't kid your self! Utah may have Chris B stirring the pot, but BYU has more screen names they I can list. Personally I think think the D News does a pretty dang good job of keeping in civil.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


I tried to provide the name of the other paper, but the Des News screeners blocked it for some reason. Use some simple logic and you should be able to figure out what the "other" Utah paper I'm referring to is.

Go look it up and let me know.

I'll be waiting...

Lehi, UT

@ Spokane Ute

There is a reason that Herriman football is doing such a great job: Coach Larry Wilson. He is an awesome coach who has been extremely successful in the high school ranks. Larry is a former University of Utah assistant coach (under Jim Fassel). He really understands the game and is a good man to boot. Herriman is lucky to have Coach Wilson.

Good luck to Francis Bernard! I hope your experience at BYU is exactly what you are looking for, except for that USU game...

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Winglish,

The coach makes all the difference in the world, especially in High School. It sounds like Herriman has a good one (Coach Wilson). It's still hard for me to grasp how much Herriman has grown. When I was in High School, one bus brought the Herriman kids to South Jordan. Thanks for the feed back. Bingham HS, class of '82

I also wish Bernard good luck, except against Utah 8-)

Herriman, UT

Congrats Francis! I think it's great when an athlete of Francis is able to commit to a school of BYU's caliber. He had a great high school career and was able to parlay that into a great opportunity. I hear he's a starter on the basketball team as well and a freak athlete. Congrats and Herriman is very proud of you!

Sounds right..
Cedar City, UT

I wonder if Chris B is even a ute fan. He seems to pay a lot more attention to BYU sports than Utah. Being in the pac12 is nice and all but if you can not make it to a bowl and in football and your others programs are complete garbage.(look at the overall MWC conf championships in all sports) then I guess you find a team ton dislike rather than cheer for a team.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


I'm still waiting...

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