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Published: Monday, Feb. 10 2014 4:25 p.m. MST

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But seriously folks!
Salt Lake City, UT

Good for Brian. He finally bets to be a part of a winning program. Best of luck to him.

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT

Thanks for your contributions to the program both as a player and a coach. We will never forget your MVP performance in the Sugar Bowl! Best of luck in your new adventure.

Salt Lake City, UT

BJ is a class act as a player, coach, and a person. I like to think we will see him again one day on the Utah sideline. Best of luck to you, Brian!

Pocatello, ID

Best of luck to BJ. I hope he does well.

SEC rules that was hilarious. Max Hall might be #2 candidate

East Salt Lake City, Utah

Good luck BJ and Roll the Tide!

Springville, UT

Smart move to get out before the pink slips are handed out in December.

Good luck and may success be found in Mississippi.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

Great move - timing is everything.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

It's a good time to leave before Whitt's last season.

Live From the Swamp
Holladay, UT

BJ, GOOD LUCK! You are a class act. Thanks for your work in the community as well as at the U.

The bad news - you are going to the SEC. Frying pan and fire. Yes, MSU went 7-6 but they had three cupcake wins against Bowling Green, Troy, and Alcorn State. They struggled to beat Arkansas, Kentucky and Ole Miss. They could just as easily have finished at 5-7 (sound familiar?) Tennessee and Florida will both be better. MSU won't finish higher than 5th out of 8 teams in the SEC West and 10th out of 14 overall. The coaching staff there is also on the hot seat. A bad year will see them all canned.

MSU has a talented, but erratic sophomore (again, sound familiar?) QB in Dak Prescott. They did NOT recuit a QB this year. There is no clear choice for back-up. I'm not sure this position was a step up. Give it your best shot!

Go Gators!

Qwest Perfected
Salt Lake City, UT

I wish Brian all the best at Mississippi State. I am disappointed to see him go. I think he is a great position coach and has become one of the Utes better recruiters the last few years.

Brian has a great young football mind and I hope to see him back on the Utes sidelines someday.

I just hope Kyle doesn't look down south for his replacement. The coaching staff has way too many of his inner circle former cougars. I hear they are looking at the QB coach from Wake Forrest. I don't know much about him, but that would be a refreshing change.

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