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Published: Tuesday, June 25 2013 8:45 a.m. MDT

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Christopher B
Ogden, UT

When you compare the guys offered by Utah, USU, and byu over the past several years and look at how many picked Utah, how many picked USU, and how many picked byu, it's clear the kids prefer to play in a prestigious BCS conference, for a coach that has an undefeated season, a BCS bowl game, a BCS bowl win, the last bowl win over Alabama, a top 2 finish.....

Go Utes!

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

There will always be kids that want the warm fuzzy devotional college experience.

And I respect that.

Then there will be others that want to play for a real chance at BCS success.

And no, the BCS essentially is staying the same.

Unless you think significant(Formerly BCS) bowls will be lining up to sign agreements with "non-Notre Dame independents"

LOL

Nope, they wont.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Welcome to Fuga and Takitaki. Picking BYU over a cellar dweller in a "prestigious BCS conference" was a good move. With BYU you'll get to play in some of the best venues in college football (Texas Memorial Stadium, Bronco Stadium (Boise State), Memorial Stadium (Nebraska), Michigan Stadium, Camp Randall (Wisconsin), and Notre Dame Stadium). You'll also get to go bowling in the post season and be ranked most of the time. Welcome to Cougar Nation!

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

CB,
If they want a REAL CHANCE fo play for BCS success they will pick another PAC 11+U college or anothe conference.
By the way this was an article on BYU in case you didn't notice but thenks for the love of all things BYU.

But seriously folks!
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. B,
In case you missed it this was a BYU article about BYU winning out over Utah on a great recruit.
Please try to keep up.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Welcome Teancum. We're happy to have another Fuga in the fold. Romney probably doesn't get enough credit from fans for his role in BYUs outstanding defense, but in the 3-4 the NT is probably the most important position, and Romney was a beast. Looking forward to watching what Teancum can do.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Christopher - Why did U change your screen name?

Your comments fall on deaf ears when both of these commits turned down offers from significant BCS programs, including U, to play for the Cougs.

I can only think of two significant commits that BYU really went after since you've been in the PAC that chose U over BYU - Langi and Hansen. And who knows what they'll do after their missions.

Just look at a few of the BYU commits that have chosen BYU over BCS schools (or whatever the new term is) - Hinds, Kearsly, Williams, Hine, Takitaki, Fuga, Peoples, Hill, Kaufusi, Mangum, and the list goes on. Do you want me to continue?

Don't worry about us, we're doing just fine. U may want to focus your efforts on getting your team to the New Mexico Bowl and stop worrying about the Cougs.

SportsFan
Orem, UT

christy

If they want to play for a perennial Top 25 bowl team, they'll pick BYU.

If the want to play for an unranked, conference bottom dweller that only plays in the couch potato bowl, they'll pick Utah.

WON84
PLANO, TX

Both look like good gets though Fuga isn't showing up on Scout or Rivals. They seem to have gotten a few so far for 2014 though hopefully they're able to hold-off USC (Warner) and Wisconsin.

Chris, from reading your comments one would think the Utes were tearing up the recruiting trail. Glad to see you haven't lost your touch.

Wookie
Omaha, NE

I wouldn't be surprised if Romney goes in the first 3 rounds of the draft. He is a beast and I agree, does not get enough credit. This is a great pick-up for the Y to get his younger brother.

GO UTES!!

worf
Mcallen, TX

Christopher B:

Being mauled, and embarrassed in the PAC 12 is not very enticing for recruits.

The utes enable more PAC 12 teams to bowl eligibility with easy wins, by helping with gaining six victories. That's what bottom feeders do.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Wiscougarfan:

"With BYU you'll get to play in some of the best venues in college football (Texas Memorial Stadium, Bronco Stadium (Boise State), Memorial Stadium (Nebraska), Michigan Stadium, Camp Randall (Wisconsin), and Notre Dame Stadium)."

But on the downside, without agreeing to a 2-for-1 scheduling arrangement some of the best names in college football (i.e. Nebraska, Michigan) WON'T be making any return games to WACistan. Instead, you'll have to settle for Home-&-Homes with powerhouses in the Sun Belt, like Middle Tennessee.

SoCal Roger
Costa Mesa, CA

I have known the Fuga Family for many many years. The Fuga Family is one of the most humble that I know. Their faith in their church is the center of their lives. They have balanced their lives between church and sports, they know that football is important but not everything.

I commend Teancum and his choice to follow his older brothers on a religious mission. Teancum will be successful not only at BYU, but in his life too.

Go Blue!

dhsalum
Saint George, UT

I dont know if Gurney just couldn't get a hold of Takitaki, but I think he is a better prospect than Fuga. Fuga will be exactly what you expect, which is great, but I think Takitaki could play in the NFL someday. Check out his highlights on 'hudl'

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Naval Vet:
"But on the downside, without agreeing to a 2-for-1 scheduling arrangement some of the best names in college football (i.e. Nebraska, Michigan) WON'T be making any return games to WACistan. Instead, you'll have to settle for Home-&-Homes with powerhouses in the Sun Belt, like Middle Tennessee".

Yep, such is the price of being an independent. Before joining the PAC how many big name programs that visited Provo even came to Salt Lake City, let alone home and home (Texas, USC, Michigan, ND, GT, Penn State, Washington, Florida St, etc)? None. U had to settle for the 2nd tier programs like Arizona, Louisville, & Pitt. The only reason they're coming now is because of the PAC12. Utah is a charity case for the PAC12, syphoning off money they don't bring, and riding conference coat tails to get home & homes they could never get on their own. It's ok, lots of people need charity in these tough times, not everyone can go it alone like BYU. Wiscoug is still right...VISITING CFB landmarks like ND stadium is exciting to a recruit.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Naval Vet

I'll take a 2 for 1 that puts me in Camp Randall, Texas Memorial, Notre Dame, etc. any day over scheduling home and homes against Colorado, Washington State, and Fresno State. Would home and homes against elite competition be great? Yes. So as an independent BYU is working on getting those contracts.

With all the scheduling obstacles BYU has had, their current schedule is awesome. They have a few great home games, several incredible away games, and they are traveling all over the country. If I lived in Utah I might feel differently, but I'm thrilled that I get to see BYU play every year or two here in the midwest. Also, having a few cupcakes on the schedule is good (to balance things out). I love that our surefire win games are also spread around the country instead of having to go to CU and WSU every other year. The goal was exposure and that's what BYU is getting. (I look forward to you taking that one out of context). Go Cougs!

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Wiscougarfan:

"I love that our surefire win games are also spread around the country instead of having to go to CU and WSU every other year."

I believe you mean that all your surefire win game were spread around WAC country. Or did you mean you're future "exposure" games into recruiting hotbeds like Murfressboro? Either way, weak SOS.

I'm glad that you're happy with your very midmajorey scheduling arrangements. I'm glad too. I think it's hilarious.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Wiscougarfan

"With BYU you'll get to play in some of the best venues in college football (Texas Memorial Stadium, Bronco Stadium (Boise State), Memorial Stadium (Nebraska), Michigan Stadium, Camp Randall (Wisconsin), and Notre Dame Stadium)."

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Did you just put Bronco Stadium in the same category as Michigan, Texas, and Nebraska?

I can't stand watching Boise home games, can't imagine playing on smurf truf is a plus. Bronco Stadium is atrocious as Roos Field (Eastern Washington).

Oregonian
Sherwood, OR

Awesome!! Another top recruit taking Utah because of its BCS membership and all of our revenue we get. You just can't beat membership in the BCS and playing for the Rose Bowl year-in and year-out...

wait...

oops...

Well, of course he picked BYU. He isn't good enough to play for a BCS school. I don't see any stars next to his name. Obviously Whittingham didn't want him otherwise he'd be playing for Utah.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

More domination to come.

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