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Published: Thursday, Feb. 21 2013 10:20 a.m. MST

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Gilbert, AZ


Of Nick Saban, Les Miles, Mack Brown, Chris Peterson, and Kyle Whittingham, which one finished with a losing record and has seen his program steadily decline for the last 5 seasons?

Utes-Best Lil Brothers
Anaheim, CA

Looks like the Utah trolls are once again trying convince themselves that losing another recruit to BYU is a good thing.

Y's little brother
Sandy, UT

Navel Vet

Joke of the day is a coach that is so disorganized that he's got THREE Offensive Coordinators on his staff.

Waiting with baited breath for the final two Offensive Coordinators to be announced.

- Official Offensive Coordinator - hired to clean up the mess
- Demoted Offensive Coodinator apprentice - 109th in the nation
- Passing Game Offensive Coordinator - 100th in the nation
- Rushing Game Offensive Coordinator (TBD) - 93rd in the nation
- Scoring Game Offensive Coordinator (TBD) - 75th in the nation

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"Your Coach of the Year just posted a losing season, trending downward, how many do that? Lavell didn't."

Lavell posted a 6-6 record his final season in WACistan. So yeah, Lavell did. And so did Mack Brown...back in 2010. He went 5-7 that year.

"So, your point is....?"

MY point? What was YOURS? Are you suggesting that 2-star athletes have a better track record of playing at the highest levels in both college and the pros than 3-, 4-, and 5-star athletes? If so, take the 50 highest paid pros in the NFL and compare them to their high school recruitment rating and see what percentage of them were 2-stars. I hadn't done the research on that, but I'm willing to bet that the 2-star recruits would represent the smallest group.

The smallest group. THAT would be MY point. So what was YOURS?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"also....BCS wins have been rendered moot."

Actually, the BCS is STILL the apex of college football. The BCS doesn't die until AFTER 2013. And even THEN, those schools outside of the Big East who were listed among the 2013 BCS, will STILL be listed among the elite of college football with the inside track to the playoffs, whereas the Big East and the rest of the mid-majors will be on the outside looking in. And since the cougars aren't in a conference, the Y will actually be envying THEM.

So essentially, it's been the Y who had been rendered moot.

Danbury, CT

Wow. Poor Utes. They just always think that everything about BYU is about Utah too. They talk about getting to another level and being in an exclusive class, but they make half (or more) of the posts on many BYU stories. Apparently the ute fans haven't caught on that when you move up to "1st class" you don't have to worry about the people in the back.

Must be insecurity or an inferiority complex...

I've never so many (repeat) posts by another group of fans in an article about a recruit. Sheesh!!

Danbury, CT

@Naval Vet,

Really?? You live in PA and you actually take the time to read AND comment on BYU recruiting articles. Not once but many times. Isn't there anything else to do in good ole' PA? I can understand Chris B, who lives with his parents in Salt Lake, but we have so many sports teams on the East Coast to keep us occupied. I follow BYU because it's my Alma Mater. Why do you follow them?

Danbury, CT

@Naval Vet,

Just tell me:
1- What being in a BCS conference has done for Utah the last 2 years
2- Why do you care so much about what BYU does?

I'm just amazed that an article of this sort seems to arouse the rage of the Utes, given that they are now in a higher level and everything.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA


"You live in PA and you actually take the time to read AND comment on BYU recruiting articles."

...said the Indy-WACer living in CT taking the time to read AND comment on the very same recruiting article. Typical hypocritical coug.

Neither the Philadelphia Inquirer, nor the Daily Metro cover football in Utah, so yes, I read the SLTrib and DNews for Sports.

Sandy, UT

@Frantic and Emotional Naval Lint

1....6-6 is not a losing record. Booyah!

2....BYU envies nobody. That's your thing.

3....The two starting QB's in the Super Bowl were from those Elite-Football-Factories, Deleware and Nevada. Ouch...that one must really sting. Poor Alex.

Utah still has never had a starting QB in a Superbowl.

And yes Naval the BCS is obsolete. There goes Utah's only achievements.
2 BCS games the history books will ignore.

Heismans and Outlands live on, see if your commuter school can get one of those.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Navel and ChrisB, you seem agitated. I just wanted to let you know how happy it makes me that BYU bothers you. I love knowing that your hatred for BYU consumes much of your days. Everytime I hear anything about BYU, or see BYU on tv, I know that enrages you. And that makes me smile. Your sadness and obsession regarding all things byu brings me indescribable joy. Thanks for being upset. It brightens my day knowing how much byu sports is able to impact your emotional well being. Thanks friends.

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

Naval Vet

Whittingham has been locked in continuous downward spiral since 2008, LaVell NEVER went from Top 5 to bowl no show in such a short period of time, and unlike Whittingham's 5-7 LOSING season, 6-6 is not a losing season.

As for BCS bowls:

As soon as the playoffs start, BCS bowls will become nothing more than the NIT of football; a consolation prize for teams that weren't good enough to get into the Big Dance - discussions about expanding the playoffs to 8 teams are already happening and the first playoff is still 2 years out.

Mcallen, TX

Not even twenty five percent of five star high school players ever make it four years in college.

At sixteen years old, you can't predict what an athlete will do.

Provo, UT

@ Bluto

"Your BCS wins are moot! But we have Outland trophies! Jealous much?!"

Yeah this is a good example of why people have so much respect for us coug fans.


Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

navel vet

It's laughable that a BYU-obsessed hater who's commented on every BYU recruiting article for several years should be calling out a BYU fan for commenting on a BYU recruiting article.

You literally spend more time trying to minimize EVERY BYU recruit than you do commenting on Utah recruits.

Frantically and emotionally jealous much!

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

Navel, EastCoast said he comments and reads because he attended BYU. I see no hypocrisy there. Only reading troubles for some.

Danbury, CT

@Naval, I am not typical anything other than a fan cheering for his OWN TEAM. Why have you made 5 posts on a BYU article?

I like most Navy vets btw. Just think you have better things to do with your time. Like cheer for your own team.

Frisco, TX

chrissy - I forget how many NC has the PACxx won in the BCS era? I forget where did Utah's football, M basketball, W basketball and baseball finsh? Hint the football team didn't get to bowl, but they were the best of the four.

I love watching BYU's volleyball team who is one of the top in the nation, rugby also one of the top in the nation, W soccer gave North Carolina all they could handle in the Great Eight. M basketball has been dancing for six straight years, the football team has gone bowling eight years in a row. I love cheering for winners.

navy - Will U still be a whit fan when U are sitting home in December again next year?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Another absolutely domination player for us to dominate with. This class is shaping up to be so great.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Snack PAC

LaVell never played a schedule even remotely comparable to the ones Utah has played the past two seasons. Who knows if his W/L record would have dropped like Utah's did, but I think there would be some decrease in wins per season.

@ Worf

Utah St. went 2-1 against in-state teams as well.

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