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Published: Monday, March 4 2013 9:45 a.m. MST

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phoenix
Gilbert, AZ

"Ansah spent most of his time focusing on his class work at BYU instead of preparing for the combine..."

Ziggy continues to impress me more and more. Instead of being like many NFL prospects and completely blowing off his classes as soon as football season ended, Ziggy remained grounded and committed to his education.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

This "made-for-movies" story just keeps getting better and better. I hope he has great success in the NFL and especially his private life.

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

Ziggy is the anti-thesis of the athlete-student world of college athletes.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

"According to NFL network analyst Daniel Jeramiah, Ansah is currently projected to drafted fifth overall by the Detroit Lions."

That would be an absolute death blow to christina and the lint. LOL!

RockOn
Spanish Fork, UT

As Whoa Nellie said, interesting movie. Can picture the scene of Ziggy showing up to the combine in street clothes and asking "what's up? What would you like me to do?"

Wookie
Omaha, NE

Good Luck Ziggy...especially off-the-field. Represent your faith in all aspects of your life.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Duckhunter:

I see you're obsession with me and my opinion of your Indy-WACey school continues. Naturally.

Where have you been these past few days? I noticed you didn't "LOL" about the dual-coordinator position for your defense. I thought you called Utah's dual-coordinator position "funny stuff". So what happened? Were you on another business trip to Tulsa that day and missed the article?

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

lint

Bronco brought back an OC who helped lead BYU to four straight 10+ win seasons (11-2, 11-2, 10-3, 11-2) and four straight Top 25 finishes, plus, he named a co-defensive coordinator to take over some of the DC duties.

Whit demoted a failing, unqualified kid from OC to co-OC, even though, the new OC will actually be in charge of the offense, and the kid will be nothing more than a tag along. It's unclear what Utah's third OC will be doing.

KVN/Hoff want 0-4 against UTAH
Ogden, UT

@Duckhunter, Do you know the last graduating class to sweep the "former" rivalry? Our seniors are about to do it. How does that make you feel?

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

lint, I wasn't in tulsa I just had better stuff going on. And yes I am still laughing at utah's 'offensive coordinator' trifecta, funny stuff.

Of course BYU's is compeltely different, they only have one defensive coordinator, there is no "co" there. Then they have a head coach that calls plays. Nice try at comparing the trainwreck on the hill to the properly run program down south though. LOL!

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Happy for Ziggy, sad to hear he may go to the Lions. They have been bad for a long time and as an organization?

Not good.

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

Ziggy's is a great story for an even greater person.

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naval dude

What exactly does Ziggy's projected draft position have to do with the latest coaching shuffles at BYU and Utah?

Just another frantic and emotional attempt to change topics.

Swoop
Salt Lake City, UT

KVN/Hoff want to stomp Utah

And it will happen on September 21st.

Even your bowl game will be a disaster in 2013.

gchris
rock springs, wy

Ziggy typifies one of the few things still good about college sports. That, even with the prospect of a million dollar pro contract, he would still go to class instead of training for the NFL combine says volumes about his character. If I ran a pro team and had the chance to draft him, he wouldn't be around for the fifth pick. Ziggy will be a superstar in the NFL.

Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

I still want to know why, if the NCAA is all about the "student-athlete", than why is the combine held when school is still in session? Most of those participants have not graduated, and all of them are missing class. Just shows the hypocrisy of the NCAA. How is an "amateur" suppose to pay $25K for training? We all know it is about the money and making billions on the unpaid, "amateur", "student-athlete". Good for Ziggy. Can't wait for the movie.

IRS Agent
PROVO, UT

Who would have thought that a BYU player would be drafted higher than any U player in this years draft. Just goes to show nothing is certain. Just when you think you know it all, things change. Best of luck to Star and his family.

Shout out to Chris B. and Naval Vet - "obsessing over all things BYU since 1995". I know you guys are out there. One thing is certain no one knows what will happen in the future.

Mark it down.

I love your BCS membership. U must be giddy from all the success U are having in the new conference. You have taken the Southern Division by storm. Now its on to the conference championship and the Rose Bowl. Onward and upward. There's no stopping U now.

Be sure to let us know which post-season basketball tournament the U is invited to. I would love to watch.

Confused
Sandy, UT

Obama10,
maybe the reason the "combine" is held during class time is because the "combine" is ran by the NFL and not the NCAA... You think that oould have something to do with it?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Duckhunter:

"Of course BYU's is compeltely different, they only have one defensive coordinator, there is no "co" there."

No? Well if Howell is the DC, then why is Mendenmidmajor calling the defensive plays? Sounds like a co-coordinator to me. "Funny stuff" huh? I "LOL" at your so-very-busted hypocrisy.

A "tri"-coordinator would mean that we would have had 3 OCs. We only have 2. ARod only coordinates the passing game. If you were to do any actual research over the past decade, you'd see that the majority of Utah's plays on offense are running plays. Fail.

IRS Agent:

"Shout out to Chris B. and Naval Vet - 'obsessing over all things BYU since 1995'."

I commented at 11:07am, but had been addressed personally by Duckhunter a half hour EARLIER. It's obvious the "obsession" isn't me over the Y. It's Y fans over me. Haha!

backpacn
Sandy, UT

Confused

U gots good engerlishes for someone who don'ts care bouts klass time, but it is intrestin that skools schedul pro days during class time

idablu
Idaho Falls, ID

Good for Ziggy.
Although I agree with 54-10 that Detroit would NOT be a very good team to get drafted to. I would really like to see a team like the Seahawks trade up to snatch him away.

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