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Published: Friday, Feb. 1 2013 11:05 a.m. MST

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Would be great to get this Kid

Provo, , UT

Chris B

No one at BYU says that there aren't plenty of good people in this world who do have a drink every now and then. We teach tolerance. You are making blanket statements that are not accurate, please be respectful of our beliefs as we are of yours. BYU has standards. The kids know this when they sign up. They don't have to come here if they don't want. Please be respectful.

Gilbert, AZ

Torry McTyer seems like a great kid and a very good football player. It would be great to have him join the BYU football program.


In a way, I feel sorry for Christy. She clearly has trouble coping with anybody's standards but her own.

Cedar Hills, UT

Cal won't take him academically but byU will? Impossible.

Cedar Hills, UT


Why didn't Van Noy come to the U then?

Las Vegas, NV

@Sports Are Great:

"You are making blanket statements that are not accurate, please be respectful of our beliefs as we are of yours."

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

Chris B

There is nothing in the BYU honor code that prohibits girl friends. From reading your posts over the years it has become evident that by "Normal Girl Friend" you mean one who is willing to commit serious sins.

It is a very sad state of affairs when people consider immorality to be normal.

Please respect our standards even if you don't have any.

Aloha Saint George
Saint George, Utah

So if his grades can't get into Cal, why BYU?

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

utahcounty, because he didnt want to. I simply said it was a requirement of the Ute football team. That doesn't mean its a law that everyone who has one is legally required to go to the U. He didnt want to go there. Any more questions that don't make sense?

Provo, UT

I am fully convinced, after reading Chris B's comments, that his sole purpose of being here is to remind us all why there is a terrestrial kingdom.


Go Cougars!

Mt Rushmore
Arlington, VA

utahcountyute's capitalization of "BYU" indicates that he would easily fit under that 2.5 GPA cap.

As for Van Noy's DUI, Bronco made KVN wait an entire year before allowing KVN to join the BYU football program.

Whittingham would have made him write three times on the blackboard "I will not DUI again" and then would have had him sit out of the first five minutes of fall camp.

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

@Rushmore, spot on my friend. However the writing on the chalkboard likely would have been "I will not get caught with a DUI again" After the news reported that Blechen wasn't suspended from the team until he'd had "multiple" failed drug tests, it was apparent what Whittingham cares about.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Cal education standards > BYU education standards > Utah education standards. I can live with that.

Yet another conundrum for Ute fans. He HAD an offer from Cal, a PAC whatever school, so he's THAT good, at least. I know, let's bag on him because he can't get into Cal.

Good luck, young man! You've worked like crazy both on the field and in the classroom. You thought you had done what you needed to to be able to play for Cal. Trust in the Lord, He can turn all things for your good. This is a good first step!

Orem, UT

Tim McTyer was a great player who played on one of the best BYU teams ever.

His son Torry looks like he was cut out of the same mold as his father and it would great to have him at BYU.

I hope things work out for him, so we can see Torry in a BYU uniform some day.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

McTyer is a 3-star ATH...and that's 1-star too many for the cougars. He also reportedly runs a 4.4 forty...which is too also too fast. He won't fit in with the Y's culture of slow-footed 2-star mediocrity. Besides, Rivals is listing him as having more interest in MWC schools like CSU, FSU, and Wyoming.

Lindon, UT

As indicated in the story, it may be that BYU had offerred all of their scholarships and is waiting to see if they are all accepted, or else they would have offerred when they found out he was available. I hopt they have one available for him. He looks like a great prospect. However it goes, good luck to you, Torry. We'd love to have you if it works out.

Plano, TX

Sounds like the kid is on a good vector, understands the LDS issues via dad's experience and wants a chance. Never underestimate the value of having someone hungry for a shot at something good; they often demonstrate tremendous focus in addressing their weaknesses and meeting expectations. Stars ? schmarzzz...

Billy Budd
Saint George, UT

Cal had a change at Head Coach after the season ended.
Most fans would say and especially those who are now on the outside looking in would say it's not right to take away the scholarship, however, it's not unusual for a new staff to re-prioritize recruits.
In this case, using potential academic performance as an excuse seems pretty weak.
His tremendous improvement in academics is impressive.
McTyer looks like he has the tools to help anyone.
Good luck in finding the right fit.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Re: Naval Vet

He probably hasn't been in enough knife fights to apply to Utah either so that's probably why they aren't on his list.

I like his chances of BYU accepting him into the culture with athletes like Kyle Van Noy and Jordon Johnson on the defense, though.

Heber City, UT

Lots of childish, curlish comments on here today. What is in the water some are drinking.

Impressive change in academics. I can understand CAL and Standford as two examples, that say, yes, here is the minimum GPA, but we require a much high GPA.

As to Utah, what is their GPA requirement? Just barely meet the GPA, come here and be a bottom dweller in the PAC 10 + 2.

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