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Published: Wednesday, April 10 2013 9:00 p.m. MDT

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Hegdehog
Bountiful, UT

@NorCalCougarFan&Alum
" I wonder if the Cougars are too top heavy in the quarterback position. I read something after Alabama won the national championship that Nick Saban's teams are so successful because they focus their recruiting on offensive and defensive linemen, the secondary positions, and their running back positions."

After watching utah football the past couple of seasons apparently that approach only works for Saban!

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

@Papi_Chulo
"I was waiting for Mendenhall to say the starting QB was Riley Nelson...LOL"

Actually, didn't you know? Bronco's petitioning the NCAA on Riley's behalf trying to see if he can get him a medical redshirt year for all the time he's missed due to injury. We might see Riley back on the field this fall!

BigCougar
Bountiful, UT

With coaches so high on Alani Fua and wanting to get him on the field as much as possible I wonder if we'll see Spencer Hadley slide back inside so that Fua can play on the outside opposite of Van Noy in certain situations. That will be some awesome pressure on opposing QB's with Bronson, KVN and Fua hitting them from different directions

MUSSing with U
Baltimore, MD

Naval Vet

"Good thing they recruited all those QBs before they left the MWC."

BYU has been recruiting great QBs since the 70's - Tanner Mangum was recruited AFTER BYU announced its Independence.

Unlike a certain program up north whose QB cupboard was so bare when Chow arrived that Norm panicked when he got to Utah and immediately went out and recruited a D-II QB as the primary back up to an injury-prone starter coming off of shoulder surgery. We saw what that got U in your first two seasons in the PAC 10.2 - two losing conference seasons, a spot in the coveted couch potato bowl, and finishing behind BYU in the rankings.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

MUSSing with U:

"Tanner Mangum was recruited AFTER BYU announced its Independence."

I was responding to Cougar Passion, and Cougar Passion was talking about Jason Munns. Been having some difficulty following along, hadn't you? Fail.

And as for what you'd seen while we've been members of the Pac-12 was you'd seen two more losses at on the gridiron courtesy of your big brother on the Hill, and significant separation in recruiting -- with OURsremaining strong, and YOURs sliding back to...well...the 1970s I guess. Haha!

You'd also most likely witnessed the general lassitude to your team's prowess at beating the worst teams in the WAC in order to inflate your W/L record. Nobody cared.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Naval Vet

"You'd also most likely witnessed the general lassitude to your team's prowess at beating the worst teams in the WAC in order to inflate your W/L record. Nobody cared."

Not true Naval Vet. You must care deeply about this because you comment on it almost daily. What is your W/L record against WAC teams in the last few years?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Wiscougarfan:

You comment frequently to/about me. Does this mean that you care deeply about me? Because if not, than sort shoots a huge gaping hole in your frantic and emotional theory that I'm impressed with how many of the worst teams in the WAC you'd beaten.

"What is your W/L record against WAC teams in the last few years?"

Just like our Indy-WACey little brother, we're undefeated vs. the worst teams in the WAC. The difference however, is that we don't target them to fill out half our schedule to ensure bowl eligibility.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Frantic and Emotional

No, I respond to your comments because I am participating in a discussion board that centers on a team (BYU) that I do care about. I have never responded to you on any other discussion threads (i.e. University of Utah articles) because I am not nearly as interested in them and therefore have no need to make repeated posts (and I very rarely read them).

Oh, and since you are unable to answer the one question I posed let me go ahead and answer it for you. Since joining the PAC12 the University of Utah is 0-1 against WAC teams.

lanius
Woods Cross, UT

Good for hill, but is he willing to cover kicks?

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Wiscougarfan:

"Since joining the PAC12 the University of Utah is 0-1 against WAC teams."

What? You're not going to give us credit for beating the Indy-WACers twice since 2011? How unfair. We should be credited as being 2-1.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Frantic and Emotional

Sure, you can have all the credit you want for beating the "Indy-WACers", but that might be problematic for you since you insist on associating BYU with the WAC, even though the Utes spent just as much time in that conference as BYU (but experienced very little success as members of the conference). If you want to talk about W/L against PAC12 teams, go ahead and figure out what BYU's W/L record is against that conference. This makes sense with BYU playing exactly ZERO WAC teams in 2013, but with a healthy line-up of PAC foes over the next several years.

sls
Columbia, MO

Placing this article right below another one about Jake Heaps is an insult. I think Hill will finally make everyone forget about Heaps.

sls
Columbia, MO

Hilll helped beat Utah State. The utes lost to Utah State.

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