BYU star Ziggy Ansah reportedly didn't train for NFL combine


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  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 5, 2013 5:00 p.m.

    lint "this clearly is another one of those embarrassing moments where you got caught with your foot in your mouth, and are now coming off looking very hypocritical."

    See mirror!

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    March 5, 2013 7:02 a.m.


    Know what's even MORE common? When coordinators call the plays. You guys have 2 DCs, and this clearly is another one of those embarrassing moments where you got caught with your foot in your mouth, and are now coming off looking very hypocritical.

    Oh well. I'm sure you're used to that by now.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 4, 2013 10:32 p.m.


    "Demonstrates a lack of commitment and discipline and should be a red flag."

    Only to a BYU hater like U.

  • Maverick West Jordan, UT
    March 4, 2013 10:11 p.m.

    Although I would agree some people can't afford to miss classes in college, Ziggy is applying for the NFL and it would seem imperative to prepare yourself for the interview. I'm not sure we should be applauding somebody who doesn't care enough to train for an event as big as the combine. Demonstrates a lack of commitment and discipline and should be a red flag.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 4, 2013 5:02 p.m.

    lint BYU only has 1 defensive coordinator and no one "coordinates" the "blitzing game" or the "pass coverage game" or any other silly stuff like that. Bronco is the head coach and calls the plays which is actually not uncommon, there are quite a few head coaches that call plays either offensively or defensively even though there is an actual coordinator for them, nothing weird like the 3 different "coordinators" in utah's worst in college football offense.

    I know you are "frantic and emotional" over this, and I enjoy that, so please post something else as I can't wait for another LOL!

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    March 4, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    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.

  • backpacn Sandy, UT
    March 4, 2013 4:40 p.m.


    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

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    March 4, 2013 4:23 p.m.


    "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!

  • Confused Sandy, UT
    March 4, 2013 4:00 p.m.

    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?

  • IRS Agent PROVO, UT
    March 4, 2013 2:48 p.m.

    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.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    March 4, 2013 2:22 p.m.

    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.

  • gchris rock springs, wy
    March 4, 2013 1:25 p.m.

    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.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    March 4, 2013 12:44 p.m.

    KVN/Hoff want to stomp Utah

    And it will happen on September 21st.

    Even your bowl game will be a disaster in 2013.

  • deductive reasoning Arlington, VA
    March 4, 2013 12:35 p.m.

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


    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.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 4, 2013 12:14 p.m.

    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.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 4, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    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!

  • KVN/Hoff want 0-4 against UTAH Ogden, UT
    March 4, 2013 11:40 a.m.

    @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?

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    March 4, 2013 11:19 a.m.


    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.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    March 4, 2013 11:07 a.m.


    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?

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    March 4, 2013 10:55 a.m.

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

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    March 4, 2013 10:55 a.m.

    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?"

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 4, 2013 10:40 a.m.

    "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!

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    March 4, 2013 10:35 a.m.

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

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    March 4, 2013 10:22 a.m.

    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.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    March 4, 2013 9:58 a.m.

    "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.