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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 6 2013 2:10 p.m. MST

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Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Let's hope try #2 is better than his first time, which wasn't all that horrible. BYU will be good in 2013!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

You just got beat in recruiting by Duke and Kansas. Now if this were basketball that would not be embarrassing.

Kansas, yes. 1-11 last year.

So good talent is more excited about joining a 1-11 football team than a mediocre WAC team?


P.S. Go look at how recent national champions did in recruiting. Let me know if the past couple years they got tons of 1 and 2 stars and turned them into national champs.


Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Most recruits who had offers from Utah and BYU picked Utah.


I love being better.

Roberts, ID

What happened to those verbals that did not sign? Also why didn't the Cougs sign Tim McTyer? They always need DB's.

Palo Alto, CA

#13 USC
#18 Washington
#21 Oregon
#30 California
#32 ASU
#36 Arizona
#37 Utah
#38 OSU

Congratulation Utah! U barely avoided finishing in the bottom third of the conference.

While the big boys of the PAC 10.2 solidify their positions at the top, the Utes are busy solidifying their position at the bottom of the PAC.

With 6 guaranteed conference losses in 2013 - Arizona, ASU, Oregon, USC, UCLA and Stanford - the Utes will be in the same position as they were last season, needing at least one win against BYU, Utah State, or Oregon State to avoid finishing with another losing season and no bowl.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Meridian, ID

Chris had plenty of time to come up with his cute little anecdotes all December long, since he wasn't making plans to watch his team in a bowl game. Oh wait, I forgot, his team DID win their bowl game, in September. Chris was among those who rushed the field, all 3 times.

Chris, speaking of mediocre WAC teams remind us how your mighty PAC basement dwellers did against the only WAC team you played last year. You remember it, up in Logan. Your mom let you travel to that one didn't she?

Orem, UT


It would have been great to have Torry McTyer, but solidifying the OL and DL was a higher priority for this signing class.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Please tell is where byu would have landed.

WOULD being the key word, since the Pac 12 doesn't want you.

Hyrum, UT

To: Chrissy B
You're losing your touch. For a change, you weren't the first to post on a BYU article. But as usual, your comment was uninformed and biased, meaning as usual, that most people just smile and write it off.
As far as recruiting goes, if you will check, you will find that the vast majority of BYU's new recruits were also recruited by Utah, but chose BYU. That's a solid fact.
After BYU solidly beats the U this next season, I hope to read your usual first comment with your usual excuses about the loss. When the Deseret becomes more objective, they will start listing your comments in the comic section where they belong.

Hyrum, UT

@Chris B

One fact that you can't dispute... BYU won another bowl game this past season, and the U didn't and couldn't even qualify for one. An indisputable fact! Maybe that's why so many of the recruits that the U went after ended up signing with BYU.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Please list those who had OFFERS from Utah and BYU. The last 3 years Utah was won that battle.

Interesting, we've also won the game the last 3 years.

Interesting, we were invited to a BCS conference 3 years ago.

Coincidences? Nope.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Remember the puzzling way BYU and Anae parted ways two years ago? Makes me glad now that Bronco figured out a way to make it amicable for all concerned.

Hyrum, UT

@ Chrissy B
To see the signings that BYU made and how many of them were also offered by the U, please go to this article in today's Deseret News:

"BYU Football's Official Class of 2013 Roster"

You can count them for yourself (if the numbers don't get too big to confuse you). The majority of those signed Y recruits also had offers from the U. And of the ones that didn't, most still received offers from multiple PAC12 teams that finished better than the U in their conference standings. It's all there in black and white for anyone to read.

Cedar City, UT

Class of 2013 will have to prove that football success is more than stars and entitlements. The Cougars will always have to overcome a deck stacked against them. Another reason I root for the underdog Cougs.

OC Fan
Orange County, CA

What's happened to Doman?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


I count 6 who picked Utah with Utah and byu offers.

I count 4 who picked byu with Utah and byu offers/

6 > 4

West Jordan, UT

I have to laugh at anyone who says or thinks that they "won" something in recruiting on signing day. Talk to me in 2-3 years and then maybe I'll agree that you "won". Until then all of you BYU and Utah holy war zealots just sound kinda silly.

Proud Ute

OC Fan

Orange County, CA

What's happened to Doman?

They need issue an APB and start checking under all the buses in Happy Valley.
Weeks since he got "transitioned" to another job and no statement or word of his whereabouts?
Amongst all the weirdness at the tds, this has got the be the weirdest.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


As a 3-star WR with 4.4 speed, it was ultimately determined that McTyer possessed one star too many, and ran way too fast for him to fit in with the cougars' slow-footed, 2-star, culture of WAC-ish mediocrity. So he signed with a faster MWC team instead.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Hey Chris B:

I counted 16 in the article Tators pointed out who signed with BYU and were recruited also by Utah. Before you post, do your reading of the Deseret News!

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