Good Luck.Go UTES!
Green was signed primarily for depth. Bronco knew he would likely never become a
starter, which I think is why he didn't redshirt him and needed to free up
the scholarship as soon as possible. With Magnum and Hosick, Green saw the
writing on the wall. Like most aspiring D1 players, he wants to play. Best
wishes to him. Best wishes to Pritchard; he is a player but the Y is
crowded at the RB position now.
It was Green's decision to move on, not the coaching staff. I'm sure
Green saw the writing on the wall. Hill through 2015 and then Mangum through
2018. From the videos I saw of Mangum in the Elite Camp prior to his mission the
kid has all the tools. For one we finally got a QB taller than 6' 0"
(sorry Hill, still think you're not a millimeter taller than 6' or
6' 1" in shoes. Mangum is a true 6' 3" QB with a better arm
than Hill and nearly as good of wheels as Hill. Think Chrissy B. should be
worried more about Kyle Whitt's Pac10+2 record then the Cougars. What is
Whitt's record in the Pac10+2 now, 9-18 in three years? Overall 18-19?
Think Chris ought to worry about finding a new coach if the mighty utes go 5-7
Amon Olson probably looked at the roster and felt that he had a better shot of
starting elsewhere. When Green looked at the roster and the QB's in the
pipeline feeding into BYU from missions, transfers and new High School recruits,
the probably felt the same.Who can blame them?This is
not a sign of a lack of talent, but the reverse.
What are the odds that he might transfer to Kansas?
@ChrisB:Please tell us, did any coach EVER try to do "that"
@U-PacThe ongoing investigation looks more and more like BYU
committed extremely minor violations, and no punishment will occur, except for
maybe a slap on the wrist and a return of a few pairs of socks. It doesn't
look like scholarship loss or postseason ban is even in play.However, even if there were punishments, why would that stop BYU from having a
good team? Sure they would absolutely take a step back for a couple years, but
it's not like USC, Miami, Penn State, or Ohio State were permanently
affected by their sanctions.There is a reason lots of our recruits
(like Warner and Kurtz) chose BYU over teams like USC, Oregon, and if you really
want me to throw it out there, Utah. We play great football on national TV and
provide so much more off the field than other schools. By the way, even though
utah is not technically a mid-major, their program is at a mid-major level right
Mount OlympusUsually traditional Christmas colors are red and green.
Expect to see Ute pink slips in the coach's stocking this year.
So Mount Olympus and Chris B. maybe the Utea weren't giving Lucky Radley
enough I pads, cars, and trips to Las Vegas. Ute fans were criticizing BYU for
Billy Green and Pritchard leaving BYU and now Lucky Radley is leaving the UTES
and the prestigious PAC-10 for a low life MWC team? What gives up on the hill?
This leaves the door open for a follow missionary in McAllen Texas---McCoy Hill.
I wish both these young men success at Oregon State and wherever Green ends
up.Ute fans: As always, thanks for your interest and support, but
please direct your attention to the DN article posted earlier today about Utah
running back Lucky Radley transferring to SDSU. No school is immune from
transfers by athletes either buried in the depth charts or wanting a different
experience. The only time it's a cause for concern is when it comes in
droves or is part of a clear pattern, such as the year Boylen lost 40% of his
basketball team in one off-season.
I seriously doubt it would happen, but can you imagine if Heaps transferred back
to BYU for his final season?
@Chris BYou must have a much better memory than me, because I
can't recall a time where anyone expected Green to win the Heisman, or be
the starter for that matter.All he was expected to do was be a
third-string and maybe backup QB behind Hill and Hosick/Mangum.You
might be mixing up Billy Green with Jake Heaps or Brent Casteel, but I have
never heard much hype out of Green.Having said that, I wish both of
them luck wherever they go!
I think this portrays the future of college sports. Look at the total number of
transfers in and out involving BYU sports. Other colleges have similar numbers.
Recruit lots of kids and then weed them out and have them go to a level they
can play so you can bring in some transfers yourself. Not blaming anyone just
noting the college trend.
Good luck to both of these outstanding former Bingham Miner players!
Remember Kellen Moore, Boise State QB, now a Detroit Lyon, came from a small
school in Prosser Washington. He was not heavily recruited so the school size or
star rating or number of schools recruiting an athlete has nothing to do with
it. good luck to Green and hope he finds a nice fit. Same with Iona. Can't
wait till the cougs play BSU this fall and another win for BYU. Also another
loosing year for the Utes and no bowl game. The fall is a great time of year!
Christian Stewart is the #2 and has earned that position. He has excellent
skills and strong personal drive. Glad the Y has him and he would fill in fine
if the need arose. More scholarships for those working to earn them. Hate to
see anyone leave but I will miss Iona Pritchard.
Take away free Ipads, cars, and trips to Las Vegas and they start leaving.
Expect to see more of this in the coming months.
Stop that infernal barking so I can get some sleep!
@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.
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.
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.
I want to see a cage match between Cletis and Earnest T. Bass. Maybe at halftime
of the 2016 Cougar/Utah game.
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.
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.
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
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.
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: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.
@79Ute:"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.
Chris B:Enough already...
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?
@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
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.
Good luck to both!
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.
Best of luck and well wishes to both young men!