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Published: Thursday, May 16 2013 4:40 p.m. MDT

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Hurricane, UT


...pretty funny............

St Louis, MO

When I first saw the article, I misread it as "Riley Nelson Hired at Defensive Coordinator at Logan High." It made more sense that way . . who better to advise a defense on creating turnovers than Riley Nelson, the man who gave to the opposition so freely?

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

With all due respect, wasn't he going to med school? What happened? I understand that he wants into coaching, but this seems like a terrible decision. It will be interesting to see how he is received in Logan now.

West Valley, Utah

Riley was at BYU what Rudy was at Notre Dame. Both had a severe lack of college football talent and/or size but both had a lot of heart and gave everything they had. Too bad Rudy only had one game and too bad Riley just couldn't quite get BYU where they needed to be because based purely on both of their hearts and work ethics, they deserved better than what they got.

Cedar Hills, UT

Nelson finally finds a good fit

Highland, UT

I wish Riley all the best. He gave everything he had at BYU and I sincerely appreciate it. I am willing to bet he will become a fine coach.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Man, some of you are quick to turn nasty. Planning on going to medical school and getting started in medical school are two different things, and it's about more than just passing the test. Don't be surprised if you find he still pursues that dream.

I'm not too worried about how he will be received in Logan. There, detractors will have to look him in the eye.

Oh, and you forgot the "bounce the pass off one receiver into the hands of another for a touchdown, ripping the heart out of your former team-mates" play. That was a good one.

River Falls, WI

I still think the best Riley play of all-time was when he high fived the official. Classic.

West Point , UT

There are many that may question RN's ability or QB prowess, but I don't think anyone can question his heart. Broken ribs, punctured lungs...imagine if someone with Jake Heaps talent had such heart? I attended a football minicamp for the city with my son when Riley was one of the instructors. He was amazing with the kids, not just how he taught but how they all rallied with him and what he was asking them to do. You saw BYU players do the same...his teammates loved him. That's why he will be a great coach, kids will want to give him all they've got, he just has that personality. Best of luck Riley and thanks for all you did for BYU!

Columbia, MO

Riley will be a great coach because he was a gutty football player. His injuries took away his opportunities for greatness on the field, but he will still instill greatness in his players because he will motivate them to give their best.

Never forget that there was a noticeable change in attitude and in determination of the other players when Riley Nelson took over the reins as QB of the BYU football team.

Salt Lake City, UT

This much I can guarantee: Riley Nelson is a better football player by miles than any of his critics on this message board.

Why don't you first make your High School team before bashing a guy who set State records. Next...

Cedar City, Utah

All the aggies turning on this guy is funny. He's a good player. I hate to say it because I'm a Mustang but I think he will do some good for Logan this season. After the season they had last year I think they need him. We all remember Logan was supposed to dominate Timpview and they didn't. Maybe Riley will help the team live up to the fan's talk.

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