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Published: Friday, May 30 2014 3:15 p.m. MDT

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Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Best of luck and well wishes to both young men!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I remember when Green was going to be the next Heisman.

And why did bronco burn an entire year of eligibility for a couple snaps against Idaho State.

If a coach tried to do that to me - I'd refuse to go in the game. Low move by bronco to do that to him.

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Good luck to both!

West Jordan, UT

Not trying to troll, just wondering, if Hill gets hurt again this year does he have any capable back ups? I've never heard anything about those 2.

Manti, UT

@Chris B Yes we all know you can't resist posting under any BYU article, but who and when were people saying Billy Green was going to be the next Heisman Winner? or is that like saying Brent Casteel saying he was going to win multiple Hesimans?

Proud Ute

Good luck to these two young men.
Quarterback U just ain't what it used to be.
2 highly recruited QB's ask to be released within months of each other.....what's wrong down there?

Orange County, CA

Chris B:

Enough already...

Marysville, WA

"Chris B: Enough already"

Thanks for the effort, but we all know it will be as effective as yelling at your neighbor's dog to stop barking in the middle of the night.

Naval Vet
Philadelphia, PA

Proud Ute:

First of all, they weren't "highly recruited" QBs. Green received no other offers, and Olsen was a transfer from SUU....which according to Rivals and Scout, wasn't even on scholarship. So losing them is really a big "meh". Now if the Y lost Hill or Mangum to transfer, THAT would hurt them, but those other 2 could just as easily be replaced those other 2 kids: the 2-star and the walk-on.

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

Pritchard will notice a huge step up both in how good his teammates are as well as the competition he will face. Welcome to the PAC 12, one of the top 2 conferences in the nation. OSU has a very respectable program. I admire their coach very much.

You won't regret leaving the mountain west for the PAC 12 even though its more difficult, we don't

Proud Ute

Naval Vet,
Fair enough on your meh comments. Guess I bought into some over eager PR.
Will Mangum be back in time for 14-15? Looks like they're really counting on Taysom to stay healthy this year.

Cletus from Coalville
Coalville, UT

If Billy Green goes to a prestegous pac school he will win the hiesman just like Travis Wilson will win the hiesman because the pac is good in the nation over byu even though we don't get to go to bowl games any more but we are still prestegous.

Go Utes!

Virginia Beach, Va

Chris B is totally correct about Green burning a year of eligibility over a few snaps. I'm a Cougar fan but if I was Green I'd be ticked off.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

People move around - isn't the first time, and won't be the last. Good luck to both. Life moves on. cb you need to get a life. Maybe move out of your mother's basement and into your own apartment would be good. I'm just here to help.

Morgan, UT

I want to see a cage match between Cletis and Earnest T. Bass. Maybe at halftime of the 2016 Cougar/Utah game.

Lindon, UT

To answer the question about Mangum-- He ended up coming to BYU for a "gray shirt" year before going on his mission so he's only been gone a year. Along with praying Hill doesn't get hurt, we BYU fans should also be praying Mangum keep his commitment to play at BYU. He's the real deal. CB-- No, that does not mean I'm predicting a Heisman for him.

the matrix
Cedar City, UT

I am a proud Cougar!! Chris B. while your criticizing Bronco why don't you look at your own coach? Wasn't Whittingham supposed to be the man to lead the Utea to the top of the PAC-12 and multiple Rose Bowls? While I respect Coach Whit as a man I don't think 4-5, 3-6 and 2-7 seasons are getting ti done. What if the Utes finish near the bottom again and miss a bowl for the third straight year as is projected? Chris B. don't be so quick to criticize other teams when your ship is sinking.

Lincoln City, OR

@chrisb... Easy to write stuff down that isn't true... Perhaps you can tell us which commenter seriously said that Green was a top recruit? Let alone anyone who said that he had Heisman qualities.

I'm from the NW and personally I am surprised that the Cougs offered him... He had good numbers but he came from a very small school and played against lower level competition in HS... Still, sometime guys with that type of resume does well but that is a rarity when that occurs.

I wish both he and Prichard success but I would be very surprised if Green ends up a starter for a Division I school.

But since we are talking about what people said on football topics last year, why don't we talk about some predictions that you might be familiar with... i.e. guaranteed wins over Washington State, Arizona, Arizona State, etc... (BTW, what's the utes record against the SunDevils over the past 20 or 30 or 40 years??? Does 1-12 sound familiar?)

nuff said.

Not Much of a Fan

Stop that infernal barking so I can get some sleep!

Mount Olympus
Salt Lake, UT

Take away free Ipads, cars, and trips to Las Vegas and they start leaving. Expect to see more of this in the coming months.

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