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Published: Tuesday, March 26 2013 7:20 p.m. MDT

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Gilmore in Milford
Spanish Fork, UT

Utah has 3 linebackers this year that run 4.2 40's.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

navelvet

Remind us again which bowl all of those 5-star athletes on the hill played in last season.

I'll take a team full of 2-star athletes who play like 4- and 5-star athletes ANY DAY over a team loaded with self-absorbed 4- and 5-star athletes who think they're entitled to success just for stepping onto the playing field.

btw, you've never addressed the question how Utah is going compete in the PAC 10.2, when the Utes are constantly being out-recruited by the majority of the conference - 10th in 2013. LOL!

oldcougar
Orem, UT

Millie,

Do you think he could start for the Millard Eagles?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

SportsFan:

"I'll take a team full of 2-star...athletes ANY DAY..."

Of course you will. What other choice do you have? As a fan of a team that no relevant conference wanted, recruiting top-tier talent will always be somewhat of a nasty thorn in your side. You'll just kind of have to take whatever you're given, and pray for more LDS boys being born with both highly touted 3-, 4-, and 5-star talent, and a road map to Provostan.

"...the Utes are constantly being out-recruited by the majority of the conference - 10th in 2013. LOL!"

10th huh? Not according to Rivals. Per Rivals, Utah hadn't recruited below 9th since 2009, and had averaged #7 among teams in the Pac-10/12 over those past 5 recruiting seasons. You're just having a tantrum over Utah out-recruiting your irrelevant WACish program 6 straight years -- and with the past 3 classes not even CLOSE!

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

Red Alert - The games will be decided on the field. And, thanks to "Mildred in Fillmore" for being one of the few to have something positive to say.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

NV,

So has U're recruiting improved or fallen off over the last three years? Because if it corresponds to the U's overall football success over the past three years...

But hey, you have that win over the Y, what is it, something like three years in a row now? And u're one in a row against your new ferocious rival, the Buffaloed.

To the rest of any Polite U fans reading this article and these boards, I apologize. I really shouldn't allow NV to provoke me. I really do think Whit will get things running north and south again.

truecoug1
Provo, UT

@NavalVet "10th huh? Not according to Rivals. Per Rivals, Utah hadn't recruited below 9th since 2009, and had averaged #7 among teams in the Pac-10/12 over those past 5 recruiting seasons."

Putting aside your love of all things Rivals (which is just plain hilarious since according to you they're obviously the ONLY "valid and reliable recruiting" database, because recruiting is NEVER subjective...I'm hoping you're picking up on my sarcasm here), what you're saying is that Utah has averaged being in the bottom half of the PAC 12 in recruiting for the last 5 years?

That sounda about right. Good call, Naval Vet.

Go Cougars!

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

navelvet

"Utah hadn't recruited below 9th since 2009, and had averaged #7 among teams in the Pac-10/12 over those past 5 recruiting seasons."

Yet, U haven't beaten a single PAC 10.2 team with a winning record (7-11 against conference foes). Either your recruiting or coaches are vastly over-rated .

It's interesting how much more successful Bronco has been with his supposedly "inferior" recruits.

More Top 25 Finishes, more Top 15 Finishes, more 10+ win seasons, more conference championships, more bowl games, and more wins.

Of course, Kyle does lead in a couple of categories, more losing seasons and more losses to 10-loss teams.

Kyle caught lightning in a bottle in 2008, but has done precious little before or since.

btw, it's laughable how you cherry-pick your rankings.

2013 Athlon Sports PAC-12 Team Recruiting Rankings
#1 UCLA
#2 Washington
#3 USC
#4 Oregon
#5 California
#6 Arizona
#7 Arizona St
#8 Oregon St
#9 Utah
#10 Washington St
#11 Stanford
#12 Colorado

Cougarista
Salt Lake City, UT

Kyle is an example of a person who is great at sports and has undergone significant personal growth in college. According to the NCAA, that is one justification for collegiate athletics. Mean spirited posts about KVN reveal a huge amount about those who make them and nothing about Kyle. Stay above it Kyle.

backpacn
Sandy, UT

navelvet

"Utah out-recruiting your irrelevant WACish program 6 straight years"

Which program was denied a bowl berth last season because they were incapable of beating the only WAC team they faced?

Despite the childish, BYU-hating rancor, you're all talk, but no walk.

2BCSWINS
West of I15, UT

@Sports nonauthority...."Sometimes you lose the battle, but win the war. BYU has won the war the last two seasons."

Cougies are use to losing battles against quality teams like Utah. You would be correct however they do win the war as long as the war is against wac/mt. west teams. I believe the only battle/war against even a decent opponenet the last few years would be ut. state.

Way to be proud of your team not being able to beat a decent team though. By the way Utah hasn't been much better I'm not trying to say that. But I'm also not going to jump on and start telling AZ St. fan's were the better team although they have beaten us the last two years.

Oatmeal
Woods Cross, UT

2BCSWINS,

You make it sound like you miss the days of the MWC, when your team got two BCS wins by playing a schedule easier than BYU's 2012 nad 2013 schedules.

But the Utes are not in the MWC anymore, they can't get into a bowl game and they'll never see the Rose Bowl in 2013-14. Enjoy watching your team get slapped down by PAC-12 powerhouses year, after year, after year...

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