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Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10 2013 1:55 p.m. MST

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RobertC
SLC, Utah

Ula is a good football player and a really nice young man but Scott Nicholes took his team on his back and willed his team to a state championship after his QB was knocked out. This is a big miss for DN.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

Just curious - why isn't his kid going to the local Pac-12 Proud school?

waterboyy23
Salt Lake, UT

I thought you had to be a champion to be Mr. Football? Guess not

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Just curious - why isn't this kid going to the local Independent school?

#1 Champ
Salt Lake City, UT

Ula had an amazing year. Game after game, Ula was spectacular. Very pleased with this selection.

Brighton Alum
Salt Lake City, UT

I am sure we all have our favorites for this award, but let's not take away from the tremendous accomplishments of this young man and spoil this honor for him with petty second guessing and snarky comments. Good job ULA on a great season and a well deserved award. Congratulations MR FOOTBALL!

inthebooth
Salt Lake City, UT

Because Wisconsin is better than all the programs in Utah...hello!

UgottaloveMaxie
Salt Lake City, UT

@RobertC - does it even really matter? give me a break.

Sportsman
Salt Lake, Ut

Hey, waterboyy23:

“Alligators are ornery because they got all dem teeth and no toothbrush. Wow. Mama’s wrong again.”

Over on the left-hand side of the article it lists the previous winners of Mr. Football. Morgan Scalley, David Fiefia, Sausan Shakerin and Alex Kuresa were not champions in the years they were honored.

Jazzsmack
Holladay, UT

@inthebooth

The instate programs could be just as good if players like Tolutau, ngata, Te'o and others went to them instead.

SoCalUte
Trabuco Canyon, CA

Looks like strike 3 for coach Whit. The past two seasons being the first two. Now you let a player like this get away to Wisconsin?!? The Utes are in great need of a great back and we can't get the one that is in the Utes back yard. Wisconsin is a good football school, But it's not like he's going to Alabama or Florida or Notre Dame or one of the schools that high school players dream of going. The Ute football program in the PAC 12 should be able to take good local players away from the Wisconsin's of the world any day of the week.
Nothing will ever change if the Ute football program can't pick up local blue chip players that are being recruited by other quality programs.
Go Utes!

MountainMan25
Salt Lake City, UT

"Looks like strike 3 for coach Whit. The past two seasons being the first two. Now you let a player like this get away to Wisconsin?!? The Utes are in great need of a great back and we can't get the one that is in the Utes back yard. Wisconsin is a good football school, But it's not like he's going to Alabama or Florida or Notre Dame or one of the schools that high school players dream of going. The Ute football program in the PAC 12 should be able to take good local players away from the Wisconsin's of the world any day of the week.
Nothing will ever change if the Ute football program can't pick up local blue chip players that are being recruited by other quality programs."

Exactly! With all of the "PAC 12 prestige," shouldn't we be pulling in local recruits with ease? I fear we may already be in permanent "doormat" status.

The worst case scenario upon joining the PAC 12 was to watch BYU win 8-10 games/year, go bowling, while we go 4-7 every year...which is exactly what is happening.

rlsintx
Plano, TX

Congrats to the kid on winning the award, and Best Wishes to do well at Madison - it's a great school and environment.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Congrats Ula, we're excited to have you here in Badger country.

UgottaloveMaxie
Salt Lake City, UT

@Jazzsmack - um...no they wouldn't. Utah has sent more D-Linemen to the NFL than Oregon. Heck, they've probably had more running backs than Wisconsin. Ula will do well but I don't expect much. I don't think he's fast enough. I don't blame him though. Big10 football is awesome. And Gary Anderson is a better coach than Whittingham. It is too bad though that Utah couldn't get him there. I don't think he's a game changer though. Sorry.

YA YA YA
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

Congratulations to this kid. What a season he had. As a Bingham alum I would have loved to see Nichols win this but Tolutau without a doubt earned this prestigious award. Champion or not, he was the player each team planned to stop each week and still dominated every game. Nearly 2,500 yards in 14 games is unheard of. Good luck to this kid at Wisconsin.

UtahHSFootball
Salt Lake City, UT

@UgottaloveMaxie Are you kidding me? This kid is 240 lbs of a HIGH SPEED freight train, He put "fast and quick" safeties behind him every single game! I know, I was at every game, don't talk about what you don't know. Because several of the fastest player in the state can't keep up with this guy.

JohnsonR
SLC, Utah

Sad thing is when these kids sign out of state they just disappear from the Utah sports radar, never to be heard from again.
No one cares about Wisconsin in Utah.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I agree with JohnsonR; it seems like it would be advantagous to stay home and play in front of friends and family.

Whitt needs to land Schultz from Bingham; that would more than make up for this miss.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

what SoCalUte said.

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