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BYU football: Ziggy's journey has taken Ansah from practice session novelty to top NFL draft pick

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  • Ufan Salt Lake City, UT
    April 25, 2013 1:11 p.m.

    howie

    Your jealous spin is out of control.

    Bronco is solely responsible for giving Ziggy the opportunity to play football. If not for Bronco, Ziggy would never have played a single down of college football.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    April 24, 2013 8:51 p.m.

    Snack PAC
    Olympus Cove, Utah

    "... pure conincidence..."

    So you believe Bronco was going to start Ziggy when he did regardless of the injury?

    Right....

    Bronco was so busy being loyal to established players that he let an NFL talent languish on the bench.

  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    April 24, 2013 8:48 p.m.

    So did the media apologize to Mendenhall for "rolling their eyes"? Seems the longer Bronco is coaching the more often he is right.

    Good luck to Ziggy.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    April 24, 2013 8:41 p.m.

    howie

    "If Bronco had prepared Ziggy to start earlier in his career he would have had a greater impact at BYU. As it is Bronco only started Ziggy when an injury forced him into the starting line up."

    As usual, you completely misread the tea leaves.

    Bronco didn't start Ziggy earlier, because Ziggy wasn't ready to be a starter earlier. The timing of the injury and Ziggy getting his chance to start were pure coincidence.

    Regardless of how much "potential" a player has, it still takes time to learn how to play the game.

    Trust a jealous Ute to try to paint Ziggy's not starting earlier as a failure on Bronco's part.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    April 24, 2013 8:18 p.m.

    Has there ever been a 10 ten draft pick that has had less impact on the win/loss record of his college team than Ziggy?

    Think about it... Ziggy started 9 games for BYU and BYU didn't win one game with Ziggy that they wouldn't have won without him.

    If Bronco had prepared Ziggy to start earlier in his career he would have had a greater impact at BYU. As it is Bronco only started Ziggy when an injury forced him into the starting line up.

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    April 24, 2013 5:10 p.m.

    Great story. This is the first time I can remember paying close attention to any pro draft. I can't get enough of Ziggy.

  • sls Columbia, MO
    April 24, 2013 4:37 p.m.

    Bronco was right about the NFL potential. However, many scouts have pointed out that Ziggy was playing at the wrong position most of the time at BYU. It's too bad that Bronco and his staff didn't recognize earlier that Ziggy was a potential NFL first round draft pick.

    However, as a Cougar fan, I will be very proud when Ziggy's name is called early in the draft tomorrow. It will silence a lot of naysayers.