I would just like to congratulate Porter, Osa and Andre for their positive
examples, amazing work ethic and overall talents as a player. Not to mention
their role in representing the great state of Utah. You have all brought
enormous amounts of positive attention to this state and to all the athletes
that compete here. Several others will undoubtably benefit from this wonderful
exposure as recruiters continue to flood the state. "A rising tide lifts
all boats". I wish the best for all of you and your families. Continue to
be positive role models for those that will follow in your footsteps and for
those that have gone before you.
They all want to "represent the state of Utah" but clearly all
don't want to play college football here. None listed BYU or USU as top
candidates and none list Utah in their top 5. BYU has dealt with losing top
recruits for a long time as the decision to attend BYU is driven by different
factors. However, Utah not in top 5 consideration for any of them is a major
issue. It didn't used to be an issue when Utah just played in the Mountain
West or WAC, but now losing top talent and trying to climb out of the basement
of the Pac12 - well, that just doesn't work. I wonder how many of these
guys would be considering Utah if Gary Anderson was the head coach?
UU32ask your self something buddy, UTAH, or.... UCLA, USC, OREGON, you
tell me of all 3 schools where would you go, play for Oregon 65,000 screaming
fans, USC 88,000 fans, UCLA 100,000 fans, or Utah for 45,000, until it updates
its weak Rice Eccles, they wont get recruits, Im sorry, but BYU wont get either
because of there terrible decision to go to the independent schedule just for
MONEY!I hate kids leaving utah, but I left utah for school and had
the best 4 years of my life! Just tell whit To recruit better. which
he cant do and match what PAC 12 big boys offer.
Gary Anderson?Wow. utie fans are already kicking dirt on Whitt.
Whit is the best coach and best recruiter in the nation. I shook his hand just
last week at the Sugar Bowl and #4 AP finish celebration parade.
@UU32" I wonder how many of these guys would be considering Utah if
Gary Anderson was the head coach?"--------------Why
on earth would Gary Andersen want a demotion from an elite football school like
Wisconsin down to a MWC school playing in the cellar of the Pac10? You guys
should've realized what everyone else did years ago about Kyle and the
decline of the program and offered GA after the 2012 season before Wisconsin
did. You snooze, you lose. Hey, I think Mark Sanford might be
I love the irony of all these Y fans bagging on Whittingham. All the while
forgetting that BYU pulled out all the stops to hire the guy, and when he went
to Utah, they had to go to their backup choice...Bronco Mendenhall.But you never really wanted Whittingham in the first place, right guys?
Most BYU would not argue that they wanted Whit after Crowton was fired. I would
also say that most of those same fans that wanted Whit are so glad that they got
@GoUtesI beg to differ Gary Andersen was the best recruiter and in
my opinion the best coach in the state of Utah before leaving for Wisconsin.
@Bravesirrobin"All the while forgetting that BYU pulled out all the
stops to hire the guy, and when he went to Utah, they had to go to their backup
stops did BYU pull out other than the standard interview and offer?Interesting item on the hiring of Bronco. He didn't interview well his
first time around. He acknowledged later that he felt troubled interviewing for
the HC job when Gary was a close friend. BYU was ready to offer Lance Reynolds
when a large contingent of BYU players approached the Athletic Dept
Administration and asked them to re-consider Bronco. These players said they
didn't want to play for anyone other than Bronco. The Athletic Dept
interviewed him again, he hit it out of the park and the rest is history. Fans may have wanted Whitt but the players didn't, they got the man
they wanted. Btw, when Whitt gets canned midway through this season,
who will be the interim, Sitake, Christenson, or Erickson? Also, does Hill make
one of them the new HC, get a re-tread name coach or do they go get a no-name