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Published: Monday, Aug. 19 2013 11:45 a.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

And the best tight end in the state?

Jake Murphy

Just another example of traditional byu families that have made the permanent upgrade to red. Chase Hansen, Harrison Handley, Zach Lindsay

Must be tough for byu fans to know their time for football dominance is well over and done. And Utah State will make a tough case for #2 in the state in the years to come.

Reno Cougs Fan 68
Reno, NV

Chris B
I truly believe the tide has turned and BYU will rise again and start their own streak against TUN!!! Looking forward to Sept.21!!! Good luck to Utah in their quest for a winning season in the PAC12!!!

Go Cougs!!!
Go Utes!!!
Go Aggies!!!

BYU 35
Utah 10

Spider Rico
Greeley, CO

Have to call you out on this one - that's just too funny. USU, really?

West Jordan, UT

Ok, Chris here's a quiz:

Based on the following stats who is the best?

30 catches, 308 yards, 5 TDs or
33 catches, 349 yards, 4 TDs

And which one is which?

Not a huge difference, and most reasonable fans would conclude they aren't even distinguishable from each other. So how do you conclude that Murphy is the best? Because Whit takes him to the PAC 10.2 media day? Just because the utes finally started throwing the ball to the tight end after not using the position as a receiver for YEARS doesn't qualify Murphy as the best in the state. Statistically, as seen above, they were both pretty pedestrian and indistinguishable from each other, although Friel had more TDs and since scoring more points than your opponent is the object of the game, one could argue that he's the best. Heck, Daniel Coats had comparable stats as a freshman at BYU as Murphy had last year.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


Here's a quiz.

Is it more difficult to accumulate stats against WAC opponents or Pac 12 opponents?

Down under
Eugene, OR

Chris B,
Can't answer that question since the Utes have not racked up many stats worth counting or worthwhile. What really matters is the W's and L's. Utah is still in the basement in that category.

metamora, IL

I'm glad Andrew George is the positions coach for these guys. He can teach them the moves necessary to avoid Ute tacklers and score winning TDs.

Funny/witty screen name
Orem, UT

Chris B

The answer is... WAC because utah beat more pac teams than wac last year, sorry to burst your bubble.

No U Won't
Reality, UT

Chris B - Tough to tell since U only had 3 non conference games last year. If you throw out the D2 school then Jake averaged 1 reception and 4 yards per game with no TDs. Against the mighty Pac he averaged 2.8 receptions and 29 yards per game. Obviously it is more difficult to accumulate stats against PAC 12 than WAC opponents.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

" Kaneakua Friel (6-5, 261) and Devin Mahina (6-6, 247) "

Will be fun watching anyone in the pac10.plusCU try to defend the above.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Anyone know the status of Austin Holt? I noticed he wasn't even mentioned in the article.

Hyrum, UT

@ Chris B:

Just want to remind you of your promise not to post on anymore BYU sports articles for a year after the Utes lose to BYU on September 21st. Have your fun with silly comments for a few more weeks, but after that, please be a man of your word. After the game, you will realize it doesn't matter who has the best tight end in the state... only who has the best team. And that fact will become painfully obvious to some select Ute trolls... yourself included.

And by the way, the answer to your quiz is "it doesn't matter." A loss is a loss, whether it's to a WAC or a PAC team. And since the U has been accumulating more losses than wins during this past year (the Utes being only division 1 college in the state who currently qualifies), it's a subject you are probably getting pretty good at.

West Jordan, UT

Chris B.

So it's the overpowering PAC 10.2 schedule that renders Murphy's stats down to the lowly level of Kriel? Or is it Kriel playing against patsies that elevates his stats to that all-world Murphy level?

Bronco Mendenhall has more wins (12) versus current PAC 10.2 schools than than Kyle Whittingham does in his two years in the conference (11).

Overall, Bronco Mendenhall is 12-10 against current PAC 10.2 schools. Kyle Whittingham is 11-14. And Bronco didn't have the luxury of playing Colorado twice!

Come on Chris, it's football - blocking, throwing and catching. Murphy's stats do not convince anyone he's the best tight end in the state other than ute fans no matter who he's playing. So if you really want to play that game, throw out the nearly 20% of Murphy's season receptions that came against Northern Colorado.

Frisco, TX

Very excited to watch the "inside receivers" this year. Hoffman's stats could be down this year, not because he's less effective, but because of increase production by his other bookend and the inside receivers.

Layton, UT

Answer Chris's question...You're dancing around it...As always...lol.

Highland, UT

@Spokane Ute

I believe Austin Holt has moved to defensive end.

Provo, UT

@Spokane Ute

He's playing D End now

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

U haven't played a PAC schedule yet. U've played a bottom half of the PAC schedule your first two years.

After the season, though, let's get together and compare tight ends. And records. And bowl games.

And head to head, because this is the year.

Been a lot of Ute comments about bad Karma on the Max Hall article, then a lot of cheezy laughs at the expense of an injured player on the kicking article. So I'll go out on a limb and predict...

another last play of the game victory, since they mostly turn out that way. In favor of BYU, since we're due. And on the back of a place kick, since if anyone should know about bad Karma, it's Utah.

Hyrum, UT

@ ekute:

Nobody is dancing around anything. It just so happens that Chris's question has nothing whatsoever to do with this article (quite typical of his and other Ute troll comments) and is basically irrelevant to anything. Really... what difference do stats degree of difficulty make in almost any loss... regardless of conference affiliation?

BYU outplayed and had better offensive yardage stats than Utah did in their game last year, but still lost. So really... what difference do the game stats degree of difficulty in any loss make?? They don't. A loss is a loss, regardless of the stats.
Only a few fatuous commenters could possibly tie in a "lol" to something so irrelevant. But somehow, you did it... again!

And in case you forgot, Utah had more loss stats than win stats last season.

The really hard to answer question you and Chris B should really be concerned about is: "How are we and our fellow Ute tolls going to handle the humiliation of the outcome of the big game on September 21st... especially after all the silly comments and LOL's we keep posting on BYU articles?"

Iowa City, IA

Looking forward to the discipline Anae will bring to an offense. I hope teams start talking like they did last time he was at the Y, "We know we can't stop them, we just hope to slow them down."

Go Cougars!

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