Surf, how do you define "quality?"Utes widely considered as
upper echelon NFL players(8): Zane Beadles, Jordan Gross, Paul Kruger, Alex
Smith, Sean Smith, Steve Smith, Paul Soliai, Eric WeddleCougars in
upper echelon (1): Brett KeiselAggies in upper echelon (2): Donald
Penn, Bobby WagnerUtes expected to make active rosters: 22/30Cougars: 8/14Aggies: 8/11But, please, give me your
definition of "quality." I'm interested to hear it.
This is really an irrelevant comparison. Any school could put more kids in the
NFL than BYU. BYU's connection with the LDS Church means Sabbath Day
observance, and you'll find relatively few from BYU who don't mind
playing on Sunday. The comparison of who has more in the NFL is a worthless
argument. No other school in the state is affiliated with any church, even
though many are LDS.
Numbers don't lie. But statistical ranges can be very biased. BYU is
quadrupling in-state schools with the number of quarterbacks who made a
difference in the NFL, for instance. Yes, Utah has done a good job
"drafting" players into the NFL recently, but if you are good enough to
play in the NFL you can make the NFL just as easily at USU or BYU (depending on
position maybe even more easily).
Focus on quality and not quantity and those numbers reverse.
@ Ifel Of'a-sofaFYILast 4 years: BYU: 2 players
drafted, USU: 6 players drafted, Utah: 11 players draftedLast 10
years: BYU: 9 players drafted, USU: 9 players drafted, Utah: 24 players drafted
DRAFTED players, the utes are NOT doubling up!USU has equaled or
beat utah in the last 3-4 years