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Published: Wednesday, May 8 2013 9:25 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

So how many players held offers from both and CHOSE Utah?

How many players held offers from both and CHOSE byu?

LOL

I love my Pac 12 membership!

I love my BCS bowls!

I love my BCS wins!

I love my coach that knows winning is #1.

The future(and present) of football in Utah...

is UTAH

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I wonder if the in state recruiting domination has anything to do with Utah 2013 seniors going for the perfect 4-0 sweep of our former rival byu?

When was the last time byu seniors swept Utah?

LOL. 1984 maybe?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

We're getting to the point where the decision is made automatically for kids:

3 stars or more: You go to Utah
2 stars or less: You go to byu

LOL. Yes, the truth hurts. Well, at least to non-AQ 2 star talent teams and their fans!

Go Utes!
Springville, UT

Good story. but it kinda makes me sad that the next four months all i will have to look forward to is filler stories and fluff pieces.

StGtoSLC
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Didn't realize Stott had requested release from Arizona. Good news, anyway, since the Utes need help rebuilding the line that held the offense together just two years ago, all of which are gone now. From a fellow St. Georgian, welcome to the U!

ekute
Layton, UT

Ute haters,
Don't read this article. You can't handle the truth!

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

Gotta love that PAC 10.2 Basement, Utes. I know Chris B is happy with that. So is Naval Vet, Go Utes, Uteology, ekute, etc.

Tell us, will the Utes finally amass 10 conference wins by the end of this season or will it take them 4 years? They didn't accomplish it yet so we're still waiting. Of course they weren't that potent and effective in the MWC either, so (boring) no change in that regard.

At least after last year you hit .500 against your new rival, Colorado. Surely you remember them and your game in SLC the first year, don't you? Seems like they derailed the Utes greased schedule to make it to the PAC 12 inagural championship game.

What hurts worse----almost making it and losing your last season game at home or not even being in the mix, like last year?

nosaerfoecioveht
NSL, UT

If you obsessively hate Utah, this is going to be a difficult article to stomach.

Set the spin cycle to high.

GO_COUGARS!
Provo, UT

Bronco could've gotten all of those top ten recruits if he wanted them, but he only wanted the bottom two. All part of our top secret plan.

ekute
Layton, UT

@toosmartforyou

"What hurts worse"?
That the Utes have owned the tds for the last 20 years.
That the Utes went to, and won 2 BCS bowl games in the same period of time.
That the Utes accepted an invitation to join the Pac12.
Or that nobody wants the tds.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Well we still get the best top recruits. As coach said, we will never loose another recruit we want and who wants us to.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Important to win the recruiting battle in state. Now time to get back to bowling.

GO UTES!

jdub1942
PROVO, UT

We will never lose a commit who ends up playing here for 4 years

Gone fishin
Murray, UT

Funny how Utah claims to win the recruiting war but still cannot succeed in conference play or make it to a bowl game. I guess it says something about the coaching staff.

Reasonable thinker
Murray, UT

Now if he can just keep them on the team and out of jail it might be a great season with 5 wins.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

"It is impossible to win without talent." -- D. Sorensen

Not so Dan. Our no-BCS-bowling little brother had already PROVED that winning without talent IS possible. Their 2-star heavy squad had been beating weak-WAC football teams since the 1970s.

jdub1942
PROVO, UT

Gone Fishing,
"Funny how Utah claims to win the recruiting war but still cannot succeed in conference play or make it to a bowl game. I guess it says something about the coaching staff."

You have been gone a while, so you may not have noticed Utah is not in the same conference as BYU anymore. So since the article is about winning the instate recruiting war and Utah is have excellent success against BYU on the field, your comment makes no sense. Additionally we have not claimed to be winning the recruiting war against other PAC-12 Teams.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

For those of you within the byu-fanbase who believe there's anything whatsoever lacking in Stott's character, I challenge you to provide evidence of what actually transpired during his "decommit" from ua.

Blindly making unsubstantiated-/inane-assumptions, based solely upon the palpable anti-UTAH sentiment you harbor and thereby attempting to smear his name online, is hardly representative of the tenants of byu's owner.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

StGtoSLC brings up a good point about Stott. He committed to Arizona 2-yrs ago, and signed his LOI 3-months ago....and now he's a Ute? When did this happen? Why is he changing his mind all of a sudden after all that time spent committed to 'Zona?

Don't get me wrong...I'm not complaining that he's headed up to SLC. I'm just complaining that there had been a serious lack of coverage for such a major recruiting coup. Rivals rated him as the nation's 14th-ranked OL, and awarded him 4 stars. Meanwhile, the Indy-WACers get a "soft commit" from some 0-star, 5-8/164-lbs WR with no other FBS offers, and he gets a full page article.

AZUTE1
Mesa, AZ

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

"Gotta love that PAC 10.2 Basement, Utes. I know Chris B is happy with that. So is Naval Vet, Go Utes, Uteology, ekute, etc.

Tell us, will the Utes finally amass 10 conference wins by the end of this season or will it take them 4 years? They didn't accomplish it yet so we're still waiting. Of course they weren't that potent and effective in the MWC either, so (boring) no change in that regard.

At least after last year you hit .500 against your new rival, Colorado. Surely you remember them and your game in SLC the first year, don't you? Seems like they derailed the Utes greased schedule to make it to the PAC 12 inagural championship game.

What hurts worse----almost making it and losing your last season game at home or not even being in the mix, like last year?"

The irony here, in addition to it all not even remotely based upon facts, is that byu registers an annual loss to UTAH.

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