Collie should basically double the number of byu players actually
playing(Assuming he plays)Utah has over 20 guys playing in the
NFL(and by playing I mean actually playing).How many does byu
have?3?4?Think recruits know this?You'd better believe it.
Good luck to Austin. I wish him the best. Since he is determined to continue his
career, I hope the new rules in the NFL will allow him to stay healthy and be
Nice to see Collie catch on with the Patriots. Hopefully he can stay
healthy.Chris B, give it a rest. You are an embarrassment to true
Utah fans. Obviously you are aware that Utah is in the PAC-12 so why all the
focus on our local Independent program? Real Utah fans are focused on the UCLA
game today and hoping we can compete at a higher level in our new conference. I
guess BYU haters focus on BYU?Good luck Austin! Go Utes!
Collie would be a star in the NFL if he played at Utah in our BCS conference.Because his stats would be better and the NFL would like him better
because he would have had more stars at Utah. Now Collie has to sit
out from the Colts because he went to byu instead and byu is not in a BCS
conference and thats bad.
Good for Him. I hope he shines at New England! With Tom Brady throwing, I'm
sure he'll do great. GO UTES!!! Blackout BABY!!!
If he can stay healthy and that is a big "if", he could have just landed
in the best possible situation imagineable. I hope that is what happens.
Man, Chris B you really like to hear yourself talk. Granted you have a point the
Utes have done a good job at getting talent to the next level, but do you really
have to comment that many times in a row without a response from someone else?
Oh, Ansaw wasn't a Crowton recruit, unless you aren't counting him
because he was a walk-on. In that case, it isn't going to matter this year
because atleast Van Noy and Hoffman will be drafted and playing next year.Go Cougs, we're going to need our A game to beat the aggies
tomorrow, we better take it with us to Romney Stadium, those boys are ready for
Utesby5,Save the preaching for Sundays. And please tell me, why are
you focused on the UCLA game?Does your focus on the UCLA game
improve our chances tonight? Stop acting like you impact the game somehow. You
sound silly. As for Collie and byu, I'm simply pointing out
yet another aspect we dominate: NFL playersWe'll see if Collie
can survive the year.
First and foremost, Congrats to Austin, now stay healthy. Secondly, thank you
Utesby5. BYU fans appreciate civility, and I appreciate you calling a certain
fan out. That being said, fans like Chris make it extremely hard for BYU fans
like myself to root for the UofU, and make us cheer for anyone playing Utah. It
helps ALL schools in Utah when any of the schools do good. I realize we have
some fans that root for BYU who are the same way, and they make me mad. I was
mad at the refs at the BYU UofU game, but ashamed that some of my fellow fans
threw garbage. They should be banned for life from coming to games.If you
really think BYU is not in your league, and you no longer need BYU to play, then
by all means, don't read our articles, in a paper written for BYU fans. If
you can be classy and nice, like Utesby5, then we welcome you.
RedUtes08, I forgot to mention you too. Thanks for the great comments.
technonerd7,Even though we've moved above you and no longer
need you, it still fun to remind your fans who still think you are national
power that you are more equivalent to a San diego or Tulsa than a national
power. As soon as your fans acknowledge reality, that your program isnt'
going anywhere I'll be able to stop reminding you. Be more
like usu fans. Acknowledge Utah is the premier program and support us, and then
we'll get along better.
@Chris B,With your "logic" it is very surprising that Utah
only managed to squeak by with victories over BYU the last 2 years given its
"superior" athletes. You would think with the "disparity" in
athletic talent that Utah would have dominated. Your obsession with
all things BYU is very interesting. As a result, I'm sure that you will
miss the rivalry for the next 2 years. Counseling may help. Hang in there!
Chris, the only thing your comments do, is bring down the quality of the Utah
Fanbase. You say don't live in the past when we bring up our NC, but then
live in the past and remind us of the amazing Sugar Bowl victory. As a BYU fan,
I can admit that the 2 BCS bowl games you went two, were amazing. As a Ute fan,
you crow about how amazing your program is, and how bad the BYU program is, but
last year BYU went to a bowl game, and Utah's stayed home. And we
won't even bring up the difference in the Basketball programs. Does being
independent suck sometimes, sure. But we are stuck with it, and we support TH
and BM. The one thing I, along with many other BYU fans do not do, is sit
on the SL TRIB website and hijack the UofU articles as soon as they come out
with negativity and sourness. All that does is show you are ANTI-BYU and not
Pro UofU. And if being a bottom dweller Pac12 school, who has a hard time
beating Colorado is your teams goal, congrats your team made it.
Congrats to Collie. It is too bad that injuries have held him back. He had
some great games for the Colts. Hopefully he becomes a go-to target for Brady.
@Chris B"The future of College football in Utah is the Utah
Utes."Do you know who said that, Chris? You did. In
fact, you have said it more than once on these comment boards. And
yet, here you are, commenting again and again on an article about a BYU alum
signing with an NFL team. Hey Chris, guess what? Utah is playing
UCLA tonight. The game starts at 8:00 p.m. this evening. If you and the other
"Ute fans" need to know how to tune in, you can go to the "More
Sports" link here on the D News site and click "ON TV" and it will
I'd like to second the thanks from technonerd7 to Utesby5 and RedUtes08.
God bless you both. And God bless Chris in spite of himself. I love my Ute
friends and try to be civil, but Chris can get under your skin sometimes.
I hope to see Collie do well and shake that plague of injuries.My
only reason for commenting is simply to show that a lot of us UofU fans are not
petty and childish. We can cheer for any player that comes out of the state of
Utah, no matter what school he came from; though in my case, everyone except for
Max Hall. Just out of principle.Though I admit it cracks me up
sometimes that so many people get riled up by Chris B; it does not take away the
fact that his mouth is dyed red with his own twisted mix of Kool-Aid, and nobody
but him is drinking. After reading his comments for so long, it has gone from
comical to almost embarrassing that he is a Utah fan. Though technonerd7 has a
good point, he seems to be more of an anti-BYU person than a Utah fan.Go Utes, Go Aggs, and though it almost hurts to say it, but since the rivalry
swung our way... From here on out, I hope BYU does well, just so Hoffman can get
those records. Heh heh...
Chris BWhen your team doesn't get a bowl game and will not
again this year, don't talk smack like the Utes are a BCS power. The fact
is the Utes will be lucky to win 5 games this year. The Utes are the worst team
in the PAC12. The Utes will never win the pathetic PAC12 South. The three best
teams are in the North. But hay, You are the champs of Utah.
Boy Chris, you comment a lot on politics, but I guess the BYU thing is what
really gets your engine running. It's not hard to understand why BYU with
its strict code of conduct has a tough time recruiting good non-Mormon athletes.
Heck, we know some schools practically send the cheerleaders to the homes of
recruits to get them to sign. I still say that one of the best wins for a Utah
school in a long time was the thumping BYU gave Texas a few weeks ago. I'm
from So. Cal. and please Utes, do the same to UCLA. Now you all know what
SCfan stands for if you didn't already. Namely USC. As for Austin, I
really liked the way he played with the Colts, and hope that he can do the same
for the Pats. Only I worry that the blows he has taken to the head may cause
long term problems. I pray not. In the meantime, I root for Utah teams, and if
the Utes have a great season going when they play SC this year, I'll root
for them. SCs season is all but gone now.
@ TheBleak and SCfanI share the sentiment. I love rooting for any
player coming out of Utah who play in the NFL...except Max Hall. I lean more
toward BYU but I couldn't stand Max Hall and his arrogant attitude. I
enjoying watching the Utes and the Aggies succeed, too. But man,
Chris B needs to get over this complex of his so that we can just enjoy football
season and friendly competition. Anyone (BYU fans included) who puts down
someone else in order to elevate themselves has serious issues and should go to
counseling. i.e. "Acknowledge Utah is the premier program and support us,
and then we'll get along better." Laughable! Really? "Grovel at my
skinny knees and kiss my stinky feet...and then we can be friends."
I'm proud of you Collie for getting back in the game despite the injuries
in the past. I'm so glad their is no user BYU equivalent to
Chris B. Please don't have any ideas Cougar fans.
Good luck Austin. Play every down like it's 4th and 18.
The jealousy of all things BYU flows like a river from CB.
@ Chris BJust let the rivalry stay here in Utah. When our boys go to the
NFL we cheer for them and hope the best for them. By the way BYU players have
done big things in the NFL like winning an MVP. We have a BYU alum coaching in
the NFL. And Utah's head coach is a BYU alum for crying out loud, and the
DC. I cheer for Utah players whether they're Cougs or Utes when they are
in the NFL.
How can a team with so many NFL players, not qualify for a bowl game?
Chris B, most of the time I enjoy your friendly rivalry banter. Today was a we
bit over the top. Yes, Utah has 20+ alum in the NFL, which is fun to watch. As a
BYU alum and fan I'm happy for them. In any case...Let's
hope Collie can avoid hits to the head. If he stays injury free he could have a
great year catching passes from Brady.
"Be more like usu fans. Acknowledge Utah is the premier program and support
us, and then we'll get along better."Gosh, if I admit to
BYU's football inferiority, my prize is to be buddies with Chris B? I feel
like I've just won the lottery! I mean, who couldn't use more snark
and negativity in their lives?You got it, Chris. BYU stinks and is
going nowhere. Want to come to my birthday party next month? Buuuh-dee?
If Collie stays healthy, there's a chance he may turn into the go-to slot
receiver that Brady was so comfortable with when Wes Welker was there.
Congratulations, Collie! You deserve it. This opportunity is fantastic! What
could be better than to be at the receiving end of Mike Brady's passes?
Here's hoping this will be a magical season for you and the Patriots! You
just might be the next BYU alum to win a super bowl ring after Pitta and those
Utes boys from last year's Ravens. Then again, it maybe Smith and Reid of
the Kansas City Chiefs. Who knows? Daggone it, the Utes and Cougars are so
well represented in the NFL and we can all be proud of that despite one
fan's fanatical bias.Go Cougars! Go Utes! And go Aggies after
tonight! And yes Chris, the Utes are king in the state of Utah for today!
There's no disputing that! Live it, Love it, and celebrate to your
heart's content but please stop the hate!
Chris B. "...As for Collie and byu, I'm simply pointing out yet another
aspect we dominate: NFL players..."Please post again and
delineate about, all of the utes who have or are now playing in the NFL and
provide stats such as what they have really accomplished. Lets start with how
many have played in the Superbowl. Please list those who played in any
meaningful way that contributed to a Superbowl game. A.C. played in the
Superbowl in his first season. Also, are there any MVP, hall of
fame, or record holders amongst your list of NFL utes?Please also
identify all of the collegiate awards (Heisman, Doak, Outland etc) that those
players have garnered.My guess is you will remain silent (because
you've been challenged by this subject many times) but if you should choose
to compare BYU players who have been to the NFL vs Utah, then you may find that
although U may have a higher quantity, BYU has provided better quality.You know its true but will never admit it. Because you are obsessed with BYU.