Austin will play again, there are several interested teams. He's a big boy
and can make his own choices. He knows the extent of his injuries and has all of
the necessary information to make a good sound decision, unlike most of you. And
for the a previous commenter...he doesn't have any daughters to walk down
the aisle at this time. Only sons.
Chris is a true ute.
Duckhunted,No my friend, I wasn't talking about you. Sorry for
the misunderstanding. My post was in reference to two screen names that have
taken obsession with these threads to a different level. See frequency of
comments, and degree to which they are nonsensical. Even though he posts for
both sides, the truth has come out: duckhunter and chris B are the same
person.Not you, hunted. Carry on.
@Nevada CougYeah I know what you mean. I never said Collie's
career is over either. If he wants to play, somebody will pick him up. I
don't necessarily think it's a good idea for Collie if he wants to
play though. Last years injury was harsh. Still, it's the kind
warriors rehab and come back from. So my opinion lacks a problem there. If
Collie wants to put wear and tear on injured ligaments and tendons in the NFL
then he is par for the course in the NFL mash unit redeployment group. But the
concussion issues, that is scary. To continue to play after each concussion
further puts one into the mental vegetable category when they approach their
50s. That might be a time when Austin could be walking his daughters down the
JParkerfan,Either degree is good why do you make this a BYU vrs Utah
I would rather enter the workforce with a degree from BYU, than the u.
The Indianapolis Colt's owner Jim Irsay always stabs players in the back;
anyone hear of a guy named Peyton Manning? The N.F.L. is scared to death about
the Medical reprecussions of players and so goes Austin Collie as well...
nosaerfoecioveht,I guess you were talking about me. I never said one
bad thing about BYU or Austin Collie. So don't lump me with Chris B. I
would be glad to see Collie get picked up by another team. But he has had
multiple concussions and has many years yet to live. Maybe it's time to
give up football and use his degree for himself and his family.
re: ekute My favorite team (Dolphins) could use an upgrade or 3 # WR
but don't see Collie being much different from Hartline already on the
roster.re: eastcoastcoug"Ironic that some people
like Chris B think they're qualified to comment on talent like Collie, who
made more in a year than some of these folks make in a year."Because, your value in society is proportional to the size of your paycheck,
right? Look at me discussing "economics" with someone who
lives in one of the most affluent counties in the nation. ROFL!? Until magic happens & The USA becomes a plutocracy, Everyone's 2
cents (pun intended) is equally relevant.
For those never playing on the field, probably in any sport, nothing
intercollegiate, and certainly nothing in pro sports, you ought to have more
respect. As Teddy Roosevelt said, the honor goes to those in the pit fighting,
with blood, sweat and tears. The others that mock everything BYU...you know who
rules you all day, all night, all the time!
It is too bad for Collie, but I really think he will get picked up by another
team. He is a good player. Maybe Reid will pick him up in Kansas City, or maybe
he will get to go to Denver and play with Peyton again. Personally as a 49ers
fan I would like him to go there but I don't think it will happen. Another
cool place would be in Baltimore with Pitta. Worst case scenario would be
playing in Canada I think, but he is good enough to be a contributor on an NFL
team for a few years. No matter where he ends up, I will be pulling for him for
gdog3, Austin was using twitter, which has a 150 character limit on
"updates". He used the abbreviations to get what he wanted to say in the
few amount of characters allowed. Just fyi. :)
All at BYU are pulling for you, Austin, and wishing you good luck at everything
that comes your way. We would love to see your career extend, the health
problems left far behind you. If there is time in between shots, your help at
the Y I'm sure would be appreciated. You're one of a kind.
I have to laugh at all the comments about Collie's career being over just
because he was released from 1 team. How many other players have been released,
yet have found a spot elsewhere and continued to play? Um, shall we start with
Peyton Manning?If Collie still wants to play, he'll get a
chance somewhere. I hope he takes that chance and is able to do something with
Ironic that some people like Chris B think they're qualified to comment on
talent like Collie, who made more in a year than some of these folks make in a
I feel sorry for Collie. You have to admire him coming back from those hard
hits time after time. I wish him the best in his future endeavors.
Utah fan here. Don't lump me in with Chris B / Duckhunter. He's the
same guy, and he types from a padded cell.Sorry to hear about this,
he was a great talent. After college, I root for any player who represets our
state in the NFL. There are more important things than football. Good luck to
Please...No! Not Denver. Go Utes,Go Broncos.
Reid will pick him up.
I hope he ends up in Baltimore with Pitta.
How low will some of you stoop? Amen to the above request: "show some
dignity."Austin, it was a good ride while it lasted. For your
own sake, and the sake of your family, it's time to move on. You cannot
afford one more concussion. God bless, brother.
Y's little brother,I know he had many concussions and I am happy he
got out of the NFL with some brain left,,,, many players keep pushing it and are
really clueless... A BYU education will only help him outside the NFL! Maybe you
need to think first before you call someone classless... I am sure Austin will
take his degree and do well.. Please next time you judge someone think!
"Obviously, if you do what's right on and off the field, I think the
Lord steps in and plays a part in it. Magic happens," ---Austin Collie
Chris B. Austin was a Crowton recruit, though I think you knew that already. He
is a heck of a WR in the NFL though and will be signed shortly. I don't
cheer for byu, and sometimes enjoy yoru comments but you are over the top, have
Too bad he was almost a decent NFL receiver! Hopefully after the brain hits, he
got a degree from BYU!
Owlmaster2,Collie was a member of a union, the NFLPA, or did you
Football is a business and employees are treated exactly like employees at any
other corporation. As long as you can provide your blood and soul you're ok
and needed but when your blood is gone and your soul destroyed, you have no
value to a corporation.The only protection you have is a Union. If
you stand alone, you are alone. If you are part of a Union and stand together
you have hope. Too bad corporations have convinced the general public that the
only support they have is bad.Austin Collie is fragile and has no value to
the NFL corporation.
Dear Austin Collie,Thanks for your dedication and hard work. Too bad
you got hurt so we are no longer are going to pay the money on your contract.
Loyalty is a one way street. love,THE NFL.
Sad for collie due to injury, but likely no one wants him at this point.
Won't last three gamesWill this take the number of guys bronco
recruited and put in the nfl 0, down from one?Or was collie a
crowton recruit and therefore the number was always zero?Whittingham
has 20 I believe. I wonder if recruits are more enticed by 20 or 0?This probably has no correlation to Utah winning the recruiting. Again. Just
coincidence likely. Good luck to collie. Verizon is always hiring.
Austin might want to type English on his twitter account though. Call me old
school, but all of these abbreviations, misspelled words, and shortened
sentences with codes are not my thing at all.
You know I have had a little bit of a problem with a few perceptions of Collie I
have had in the past. That said, I still found him to be likable enough to root
for him. He is under appreciated as an athlete (he's a pretty good one).
It's hard to be more than a possession WR in the NFL though unless you are
an exceptional athlete. Austin has value on a team, great hands,
decent speed, toughness, and smarts. However, unfortunately for Collie, he has
real health issues, the kind that are a threat to him and teams that pay him.