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Published: Monday, July 1 2013 10:55 a.m. MDT

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Bluffdale, UT

Sports Authority,

Good point. There is one more thing I would like to debunk. "And, it took a Ute coach to teach him how to be successful!" If Vegasute is referring to George Seifert, then he needs to do his homework. The coach who taught Steve how to be successful was Mike Shanahan, NOT George Seifert.

Arlington, VA


"If Vegasute is referring to George Seifert, then he needs to do his homework."

You're right!

George Seifert was a defensive coach before he was named 49ers head coach.

It was actually a BYU coach, Mike Holmgren, who taught Steve Young to be successful in college and in the NFL. Holmgren coached the 49ers’ quarterbacks from 1986-1988 under head coach Bill Walsh, working with Joe Montana and Steve Young, whom he also coached at BYU.

When George Seifert took over as head coach, Holmgren became the team's offensive coordinator and served from 1989 to 1991. In 1992, Mike Shanahan was hired as offensive coordinator for the 49ers on Seifert's staff, capping his rise with a Steve Young quarterbacked 49ers victory in the Super Bowl at the end of the 1994 season.

Despite being Young's head coach, Seifert had absolutely nothing to do with Young's development as a quarterback.

Once again, our friends on the hill prove just how little they actually know about football history.

Lincoln City, OR

He's absolutely a Super Bowl caliber QB... Why his team (the 49ers) went to the Super Bowl last year and he was a QB for them... Oh wait....

Las Vegas, NV

Just the FAX: "John Beck has a higher winning percentage in NFL games started, than Alex Smith."

John Beck played in a total of nine games in six years in the league. He started 7 games. In 2007, Miami went 1-15, and Beck did not start the game that they won. In 2011, Beck did not play in a single game that Washington won. Those are the only two seasons he played. So: no wins in 2007 and no wins in 2011 means he had a six year career with a winning percentage of 0.00000%.

I made the statement that it took Young a LONG time to prove anything in the NFL, which is and undeniable FACT, and Utah County flipped out. This John Beck stuff is just made up.


TheSportsMinority: Where did I say that "that Alex was on the same HOF trajectory as Steve Young"? I simply stated a FACT about how long it took Young. The "HOF trajectory" were your words.


Go Alex!! Go Utes!!

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