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Published: Tuesday, May 13 2014 1:50 p.m. MDT

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PAC 12 member by default!
Harrisville, UT

He's a good kid and hopefully will do great things at BYU and in this case, unlike the PAC 10 calling up the utes, BYU was not chosen by default.

Provo, UT

Anybody remember the days when you could comment on a BYU article without Chris B having commented first?

Yeah, me neither.

Welcome aboard, Trent! Kid sounds like a fireball, I like his competitive spirit. Looks like an athletic kid that needs to refine his arm a little bit, so the JC route for a year will be good for him.

Shaping up nicely, though. You can never have too much QB depth. Man, the off-season is slow. The 2014 football season can't come soon enough!

Go Cougars!

Saint George, UT

What an excellent video showing his capabilities. Mangum is going to have competition for lst string quarterback!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Sounds like he wanted to go to K-state but they showed no interest. A coach that helped recruit him to Missouri is now at Utah, and Hosick confirmed that coach also showed no interest.

Does anyone know if since deciding to transfer a single power conference team offered him?

Lindon, UT

Some people ask questions in their comments that are clearly answered in the article. Do you actually read the article? He said BYU contacted him right away and he only visited BYU so other teams weren't really given the chance to pursue him. Also, he was a red-shirt freshman this last season so he would have been recruited maybe 2-3 years ago at the most. How long was Christensen at Wyoming? Doesn't seem to add up but I'm not obsessed with other teams so I couldn't tell you for sure. Welcome aboard, Trent and good luck at the JC. See you next spring.

J Poll
Gilford, NH

Yes is can run --and fast, but also illusive and strong. A true dual-threat QB's can pass. Quick release without extra - wasted motion or mechanics. Nice accuracy short , mid and long range. Great on the timing routes/throws. Let's hope it translates to the next level.

Sandy, UT

He may want to transfer back after a year there.

West Jordan , UT

He hasn't played, so just like Kendal Thompson it's hard to say if this will work out. Utah also got a transfer already from Wyoming. and has 7 quarterbacks on their roster. Maybe they didn't offer him because no team need 8 quarterbacks. Ever. Don't be myopic. It's impossible to say how this will work out but some Monday Morning QB's keep trying.

Reno, NV

Enough of the "utah was a default choice for the p12" smack. It's so played out. We are going into our 4th year of this people. Was Utah a second choice after the Texas schools? Of course they were! Saying that the Utes were a default choice just says that BYU was never in the conversation. Have fun playing with Navy and Army (who also by the way have national championships and hiesman trophy winners so quit saying that BYU has such a decorated past, it was 30 freaking years ago)

Anyway, it will be fun to see how both QB transfers will work out for BYU and Utah. Thompson got passed up by injury and Hosick just got beat out by the other kids on the team. With that said, I think both kids will come in and contribute. It is interesting that Hosick hasn't gotten any other intriguing offers, perhaps BYU found a diamond in the rough. Good luck kid, see you in two years.

Salt Lake City, UT

As an alumni of both BYU and Utah, I am one of the weird people who like to see the good in both schools. While I unequivocally root for the Utes over BYU, I root for BYU on all other occasions. This article highlights to me, everything that is good about BYU athletics. BYU is a unique place and this kid felt that, I wish him the best!

Go Utes!

El Chango Supremo
Rexburg, ID


I love your comment!


River Coug
Fort Mohave, AZ

Thank you, Danite! As a BYU alumnus and the son of a member of the medical faculty of the Y, I too root for both schools. I hope they both have stellar years.

Go Cougs!

West Point , UT

Someone needs to give Chris a calendar. Christensen wasn't at mizzou when Hosick was...2009, prob didn't even recruit the kid. Give it a rest...utah has 7 QBs so why would they have a scholarship for another? Most programs are in the same situation with a transfer this late. Luckily BYU could offer him a scholarship after this year. Good luck Trent, we're happy to have you, and happy to see the angst you're causing with the cellar dwellers on the hill.

Salt Lake City, UT


First of all, good for Mr Hosick. I would do the same.

But he has a below average arm, and J Poll you dont know the first thing about throwing mechanics after reading your comment. He is going to have a hard time making the 20 yard out pass against a D1 defense. Looks like they ran the veer a ton in HS and all passes were play action fakes. He is a run first kid that does look like he has speed (for a QB). But I see why he was the 3rd string at Missouri, and watching Maty play in HS and the huge amount of TD passes he threw, it would be hard to beat him out anyway(and last year). I just dont see this kid as close to the answer/seeing the field. And if Mangum leaves-we will sink more into being a non-factor in the college football world. Beat the "should beats" and lose to ranked opponents. We need to hire a better recruiter-there is no way we/BYU should have no heir apparent to Taysom. This is worse than Utah a few years ago. Wake up Cougs!

West Jordan, UT

To the contrary, this kid has a great arm and a great knowledge of the game. If he works out as a Cougar, only time will tell. Allot of athletes go bust (see The Utes last few QB's) But no one knows until these guys get on the field and do their thing. Missouri was just not the right for him so what is the big deal. I remember people like Chris B. saying the same thing about Hall of fame QB Troy Aikmen when he transferred from Oklahoma to UCLA. Things worked out pretty well for him. Some guys just like to take shots for the sake of taking shots. I hope all kids who transfer have success. Even the ones for the Utes and even ones who transfer from BYU (Matt Carlino). If guys with harsh opinions knew anything, then they would be head coaches and would never lose a game. But opinions are there for us to take jabs at our rivals and make ourselves feel good about the fact that our lives just aren't that exciting!

Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV

Pac12 member by default

Maybe he can help keep BYU ranked ahead of Charlotte, but probably still behind Army and ND in independents.

Christine B. Hedgefog
Salt Lake City, UT

Stringer Bell

And maybe Thompson can help keep Utah ranked ahead of Colorado, but probably still behind the other 10 PAC 12 members.

Kearns, UT

Danite, I'm a Utah alum that cheers for the Y, even over the U. I used to wear a shirt to class, especially in front of Mr. Mitchell. It said, "My favorite teams are BYU and anyone that plays Utah."

Las Vegas, NV

Come on Chris - give it a rest!

The Anti Chris
Salt Lake City, UT

Please the article before commenting.

"He chose the Tigers over multiple Big-12 and Pac-12 offers"
So you see he DID have offers from your so-called power conferences. Nice try to tear down the Cougs, again.

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