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Published: Monday, June 2 2014 6:15 p.m. MDT

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Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Take the camps to SEC and ACC country, they shouldn't care. We're not P5 stuff anyway, right?

Washington, DC

Nice to see coach Mendenhall and BYU get out in front. Hope the camp works out well. Texas would be another great place to help with camps, and perhaps Florida one year as well. Great way to reach out to recruits.

Bountiful, UT

"In other words, with Kelly and Franklin donning their respective Notre Dame and Penn State logos, caps, shirts and personalities..."

I got really excited about BYU's and Bronco's participation right up to reading that last word. When I think about Bronco's personality the word "wooden" comes to mind. I remember that radio commercial he and Kyle Whittingham did together about donating cars for some charity organization and Bronco's reading of his lines reminded me somewhat of Rocky Balboa trying to do TV endorsement commercials in Rocky II.

I hope he brings his A game

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

At this point the broken rules probably didn't amount to anything heavy, just something like sleeping on a couch. I have a hunch that BYU won't make much of a ballyhoo of it and will say something like the investigation has been completed and forwarded to the NCAA. I wouldn't be surprised if the coach/recruiter is no longer on staff.

As far as this new recruiting technique goes, I doubt it can hurt. BYU has plenty of exposure but sometimes flat out misses recruiting players that had they been aware of may have wound up at the Y.

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

My first reaction to the heading was - Oh no, was there a scandal at ND I was not aware of?

What no mention of Utah - who's coaches participated last year and this year in a similar camp in Southern California. BYU would do well to have the LDS church conduct an all ward, stake, district, area, etc football camp - chances of success would be much greater.

And thank you, Mr. Harmon for the insightful, in-depth, reporting of the alleged violations. At least you referenced it "or not". Years of covering the BYU sports program with all the contacts and resources at your hand, your silence on the subject is unique.

Provo, UT

It is great to see BYU taking the opportunity to step up it's recruiting effort in Southern California.....and the idea of spreading out across the nation in Texas and Florida, Ohio, Oregon and Arizona!!!

Unlimited opportunities for the Blue and White!

Go Cougars!

Blue Rampage
Salt Lake City, UT

I like it. Now we need a camp in Texas.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA


"What no mention of Utah..."

This is an article about BYU's recruiting plans, what makes U think you're even relevant to the topic?


"Nice to see coach Mendenhall and BYU get out in front. Hope the camp works out well. Texas would be another great place to help with camps, and perhaps Florida one year as well. Great way to reach out to recruits."

Couldn't agree more as BYU seeks to expand its national footprint.

Sandy, UT

Very smart...

So funny to see the elitists squirm when anyone attempts to burst their cartel.
Go Penn St., Go Notre Dame, Go BYU.

With 1 million Latter-Day Saints in California alone, this is rich territory for recruiting.

Iowa City, IA

Boy the P-5's are really the Power Egos. Clearly afraid of competition and creativity. What a bunch of elitists afraid of blue collar workers. The P-egos' are single handedly destroying whats good about college football.

Layton, UT

Does anybody really believe that byu participating in a camp in Southern Cal is like Penn State and Notre Dame invading SEC territory? There are camps all over the country and many schools from all over participating. Name dropping to deflect attention from current issues.

Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV

The only thing similar between BYU and Penn State is that their colors are blue and white.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

For the naysayers like Romney and whoamisir: All I can say is that the camp will be 30 minutes away from this avid fan and his kids. Perfect way to spend a day off.

Also, BYU doesn't have the football budget that PSU and ND do. We're not claiming the ability to match their camps. We're just doing what we can to make a difference in our recruiting efforts and hopefully grow a deeper football squad.

BYU should definitely take advantage of its SoCal presence, including soliciting help from church member families to identify talent, both LDS and non-LDS.

Go Cougs!

Michael Romney
Salt Lake, UT

When comparing byu to Notre Dame and Penn State, its all talk for byu. You'd think they would act like them on the field before making any comparisons, but not byu fans. Cheers!

Lake Stevens, WA

Lot's of schools seem to do this, but with much less noise. It's the marketing and exposure that they have created in doing this that impresses me. I have read about this in other publications than local utah news. Solid work, congrats coaches and athletics media!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

No they are following us.

Helendale, CA

BYU has to do all possible, within their standards, as the Power-5 conferences move as fast as possible to be able to buy players.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

Upac's concern is touching. BYU will be just fine. And please explain and provide proof how it is you know that kids who have NFL aspirations will choose u over BYU.
You are starting to sound like chris b. Maybe you are one in the same.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Make no mistake:
U-PAC = Michael Romney

(Don't fool yourselves.) Welcome to the game, Buster. Nothing to hide from here. You're sports-related posts are just as welcomed as anyone else's. Don't take DN's board rules personal. We look forward to most of your comments to be on the BYU articles as well. Where else would a true Ute fan post?? ;)

Go Cougs!

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA
Take the camps to SEC and ACC country, they shouldn't care. We're not P5 stuff anyway, right?


Absolutely right.

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