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Published: Friday, Feb. 15 2013 5:15 p.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

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 sure.

St. George, UT

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!

Wally West

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.

provo, UT


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.

Provo, UT

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...

St. George, UT

I would rather enter the workforce with a degree from BYU, than the u.

provo, UT


Either degree is good why do you make this a BYU vrs Utah thing?

West Jordan, Utah

@Nevada Coug

Yeah 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 aisle.



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.

Idaho Falls, ID

Chris is a true ute.

St George, UT

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.

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