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  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Aug. 18, 2014 1:34 p.m.

    @ Lonestar

    I would love to respond; but the D News won't allow it. Have a great day!

  • LonestarRunner Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 12:35 p.m.

    Spokane Ute

    Playing a weak schedule only proves that you haven't been tested as severly, it doesn't prove that you aren't very good.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Aug. 18, 2014 11:17 a.m.

    Never said it did; just stating the toughness of the schedule. One thing is for sure; playing a weak schedules proves nothing.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 10:51 a.m.

    Spokane Ute

    Playing an "elite" schedule doesn't make U "elite", it only makes U a convenient punching bag.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Aug. 18, 2014 9:58 a.m.

    Pavola

    Arizona State is ranked in the top 20 this year; and WSU has turned the program around; going to a bowl game last year. Utah's schedule will be ranked one of the toughest, if not the toughest, going into the season. I hope that helps with your understanding of who Utah plays this year.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Aug. 16, 2014 5:14 p.m.

    but playing against cal, asu, wsu every week makes U a better team and allows for an elitist attitude. The P5 is the best.

  • Y's little brother Sandy, UT
    Aug. 15, 2014 9:58 p.m.

    AZUTE1

    "Furthermore, they lose virtually every meaningful game they play."

    Except for Oklahoma, Texas, Oregon State, Oregon, UCLA... etc., BYU hardly ever beats any meaningful teams.

    It's hilarious how you choose to completely ignore BYU's complete domination of Texas only a week after BYU's upset loss to Virginia in the final 2 minutes of the game.

    The truth is, you don't have a clue what BYU's final SOS will be, because you don't have a clue what the final record of each of BYU's will be; if you did, you'd be a rich man by the end of the season betting the farm on every game BYU's opponents play in 2014.

    btw, remind the last time the Utes won a meaningful game against a PAC 12 opponent on the road, that is, a PAC 12 opponent that finished with a winning record.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    Aug. 15, 2014 5:20 p.m.

    "Make no mistake about it BYU football is trending upward . Independent or not the next several years are going to be outstanding for BYU football . You can mark that down !"

    Please....byu's schedule will finish ranked nearly in triple-digits this season. Furthermore, they lose virtually every meaningful game they play.

    Case-in-point--

    byu had all off-season to prepare for Uva -- L, bye-weeks previous to The U/Wisc [both of which were coming off of grueling conference games] -- Ls, Idaho State prior to Nd -- L, weeks to prepare for a Uw team minus all of its primary coaches -- L [destroyed, in fact]....Lol.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 9:34 p.m.

    @johninslc

    "according to the story, the cougs' "other inside linebacker position" is called the "Buck linebacker."

    That does appear to be a BYU 'thing'."

    Nope it's not. Once again it is a very common term for a LB. You utah "fans" are really putting your knowledge on display on this one. lol

  • mominthetrenches South Jordan, Utah
    Aug. 14, 2014 6:04 p.m.

    Good luck to Harvey! As a South Jordanite, in the Langi's immediate neighborhood, we have watched him bring leadership to the Bingham team and I'm sure he's just continued to grow and develop physically as well as spiritually serving others in his church the past 2 years. We really love Ute football, but I am also BYU alum, so I am happy to see him succeed in football at either school and wish him the best! It will be fun to continue to follow the season with him in it this year!

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 5:42 p.m.

    Very festive, the trolls are red with embarrassment and green with envy and it isn't even Christmas.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Aug. 14, 2014 5:23 p.m.

    JohnInSLC

    "So you first quoted Wikipedia for a definition of a "Mike" linebacker,... blah, blah, blah"

    So what's your point?

    Multiple sources prove that the naming of various linebacker positions is not a "BYU thing" as Uteology suggested.

  • Taysom4Heisman Heber City, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 5:21 p.m.

    @FT

    "Any college football fan who says they would rather play in a bowl game than a power 5 conference does not understand the sport."

    Well let's look at the players who either turned down a power 5 offer or transferred out of a power 5 school.

    Harvey Langi doesn't agree with what you said
    Troy Hinds doesn't agree with what you said
    Fred Warner doesn't agree with what you said
    Kyle Van Noy doesn't agree with what you said
    Isaiah Nacua doesn't agree with what you said
    Taysom Hill doesn't agree with what you said
    Bronson Kaufusi doesn't agree with what you said
    Craig Bills doesn't agree with what you said
    Devon Blackmon doesn't agree with what you said
    Nick Kurtz doesn't agree with what you said
    Max hall doesn't agree with what you said
    John Beck doesn't agree with what you said
    Jordan Johnson doesn't agree with what you said
    De'Ondrey Wesley doesn't agree with what you said
    Austin Collie doesn't agree with what you said
    Ross Apo doesn't agree with what you said
    Alani Fua doesn't agree with what you said

  • Taysom4Heisman Heber City, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 5:13 p.m.

    @Uteology

    "Yet, I am 4-0 in my predictions and you are 0-4. Go figure!"

    When did I say that I predicted BYU to beat utah in 2010-2013? I predicted them to beat us in 2010 and 2012, so I am not 0-4.

    As for your 4-0 predictions, I assume you were also correct in predicting BYU to win 3 out of 4 from 2006-2009?

    Yeah, that's what I thought. You aren't a great predictor, but sometimes your red-goggled views happen to be right.

    There were probably BYU fans in 1984 who said they would win the national title. It doesn't mean they are good at predicting, it's just a coincidence.

  • taylormade1 Springville, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 5:04 p.m.

    As a Y fan and looking to the future ,i could really care less if we never play the U again. as it stands right now the Y has nothing to gain by playing them.I say play 1 instate team a year which should be Utah State since their program is on the upswing. The Y has the ability to play teams from all across the United States which is awesome. Playing the U is no different than playing Cal in the Pac 12 as you will see by the end of this year . We need to schedule some of the top tier schools from each conference every year !

  • taylormade1 Springville, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 4:55 p.m.

    Make no mistake about it BYU football is trending upward . Independent or not the next several years are going to be outstanding for BYU football . You can mark that down !

  • BlackDiamond Provo, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 4:52 p.m.

    @ekute
    What I'm saying is that BYU has done things that the Utes will never be able accomplish. National Champs, Heisman, NFL MVP. Utes are in a Pac 12 Conference, that's nice and all but let's be honest. You all won't be winning anything anytime soon. I'm glad I was around to witness our National Champ, Miracle Bowl and all the above.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 3:59 p.m.

    anymous:

    So you first quoted Wikipedia for a definition of a "Mike" linebacker, now you switch to the Steelers for another position?

    It says much about your anymous that you are so flexible.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 14, 2014 3:49 p.m.

    All banter between schools aside - I wish nothing but the best for Harvey. If he wants to be at BYU, that is where he should be. Utah has been the recipient of many players who have come to Utah after choosing BYU first, so it happens.

    I personally love the rivalry, it provides much entertainment for me, especially since I am the only Ute fan in large family of kewgs. Although I do not like BYU or it's football program (and a lot of it's fans), I don't dislike the players as the vast majority of them are good, decent people. I believe that Harvey fits into that category.

    So - Harvey - enjoy your time at BYU and have a great career. But, be ready for 2016 when you will witness Utah's dominance over BYU once again - this time from the other side of the line.

  • swizzy18 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 3:03 p.m.

    As a Ute fan, I wish Langi nothing but the best. No one should fault him for making a choice that he believes was best for his personal life and development. I don't appreciate the process, however, of having the mission president in FL instigate and communicate the decision and be the one to break it to the press. It was rather classless and poor form to not communicate with Langi's team first. Also, seems to me a mission president should have more important things to do but I suppose at byu football is not really fifth despite bronco's comments to the contrary. Langi was too slow to play RB at the U anyway but I think he'll make a great Mike linebacker (come on man, you gotta know what that term means if you're going to comment on football articles). He'll also have fun playing mostly sub-par teams that make you look really good.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 2:47 p.m.

    ... against weak schedules.

  • SportsFan Orem, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 2:46 p.m.

    midpacmajor

    You're forgetting that Utah had two great seasons in 2004 and 2008 and 2004 and 2008 and...

  • midpacmajor Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 14, 2014 2:26 p.m.

    ekute

    "What has that 30 year old *trophy done for BYU lately?"

    AP Top 25 Finishes
    Bronco 4 > Kyle 2

    11+ win, Top 15 Finishes
    Bronco 3 > Kyle 1

    Conference Championships
    Bronco 2 > Kyle 1

    Bowl Games
    Bronco 9 > Kyle 7

    What has Utah's 2008 Sugar Bowl season done for the Utes?

    Utah has been in a steady downward spiral every year since 2008.

    What has Utah's invitation to the PAC 12 done for the Utes?

    1 bowl game; 2 losing, bowl less seasons

    Frankly, I'd much rather be spending bowl week in Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco, or Miami, than spending it in El Paso or sitting at home on the couch.

    Don't kid yourself; the Utes would give their eye teeth to be the proud owners of a Crystal Football National Championship Trophy, regardless of age.

    For proof, check out the 70-year-old NCAA tournament championship banner still hanging in the HC.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 14, 2014 2:10 p.m.

    JohninSLC

    "...according to the story, the cougs' "other inside linebacker position" is called the "Buck linebacker." That does appear to be a BYU 'thing'."

    Apparently our friends on the hill need a primer on current linebacker terminology.

    Steelers Scouting Report (Aug. 12, 2014):

    "Long-term, it appeared his [Lawrence Timmons] highest and best use would be on the inside, the heir apparent to James Farrior's borderline trademarked buck position. The buck linebacker in this defense is more of the gap-plugger."

  • Creeper51 Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 12:34 p.m.

    I thought he was going to be a running back? This is exactly what the U wanted to do to him make a defender out of him

  • never break .500 Los Angeles, CA
    Aug. 14, 2014 11:53 a.m.

    lets be honest, Langi saw the losing ute record and wanted to play on a significant program with national fan following. He didn't know that the Utes would be scrambling to point to wins over BYU and play a "spoiler" role for real teams. That gets old after a few straight years. Gooooooo Cougs. Big year coming up.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 11:26 a.m.

    Uteology,

    Kyle didn't have a chance to see him on the field. If he has dropped 10 pounds down to 240, he'd be better suited as a linebacker, but could be used in a hybrid role. In any case, if he had stayed at the U, I think he would have been moved to linebacker due to the injuries.

  • BlueNtheFace Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Aug. 14, 2014 11:21 a.m.

    Vai didn't ambush Whittingham with the scoop about Langi's transfer to BYU. Langi, through his mission president, informed his parents, Whittingham, and Mendenhall of his intentions a month before Vai's story hit. Vai was trying to make it a bigger story than it was, perhaps, by getting a negative reaction from Whittingham and a positive one from Mendenhall a week before Harvey got home.

    Either way, good luck Harvey. You've set good goals and have the potential to attain them. Make it happen at the Y.

    Go Cougars!

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 11:17 a.m.

    Best of Luck to Harvey. He is where he wants to be.

  • don17 Temecula, CA
    Aug. 14, 2014 10:49 a.m.

    To: JohnInSLC:

    Buck linebacker is not an original BYU term. A number of NFL teams over the years have referred to their positioning in the same terms. Steelers and Bears for example. Many high schools down to Pop Warner use it to help identify the positioning as a teaching tool as well.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Aug. 14, 2014 10:42 a.m.

    As a Bingham alum; hard for me to be critical of Harvey. I wish him all the best at BYU; hopefully its a good fit!

  • Old But Not Stupid Moorpark, CA
    Aug. 14, 2014 10:41 a.m.

    Brave Sir Robin
    San Diego, CA

    "Interesting how a player who couldn't even crack the 2-deep at Utah..."

    And you know this because Langi secretly tried out the first week of Ute camp? I'd say Whitt's poor sport reaction is a clearer indication of the young man's talent than your rantings.

    Go Bruins!

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Aug. 14, 2014 10:40 a.m.

    I also send kudos to Uteology for owning up. As someone who never played organized football I often find myself ignorant of positions, schemes, etc. And BYU does have some unique stuff going on (i.e. "blue zone").

    RE: ekute

    "In the 29 years following that *trophy, what's byu's head to head record vs the Utes?"

    I don't understand why anti-BYU posters always fail to post relevant statistics. It isn't hard to look up BYU vs. Utah 1985-2014. The head-to-head is 14-15 in Utah's favor. That statistic is somewhat encouraging given that the 2000s were the best decade ever for Utah and definitely a down decade for the cougars. I'm optimistic that BYU is in the process of righting the ship. Go Cougs!

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 10:23 a.m.

    Uteology:
    Thanks for owning up to the whole "mike" thing. It takes more guts to admit you were wrong than to be right, so much respect for that.

    As for those saying Harvey wouldn't crack the 2 deep at Utah. In the words of the beloved Lee Corso, "not so fast". Mormon Ute did a great job pointing out that Utah currently has only 5 LBs on scholarship that are healthy, and "lets be honest" BYU has some very talented young LBs coming in this year along with Fua and Kafusi who are already there. The fact Langi has moved up the depth chart indicates to me that he's a hard worker and talented in that position, because BYU is certainly deeper there than Utah at this point. Uteology also acknowledged this in his reply to Mormon Ute. Always enjoy civil discourse guys. Cheers

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 10:09 a.m.

    BlackDiamond,

    In the 29 years following that *trophy, what's byu's head to head record vs the Utes?

    What has that 30 year old *trophy done for byu lately?

    Yep. byu has gone to more bowls overall and Utah has failed to qualify the last 2 years but the Utes have just as many bowl wins as byu.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 14, 2014 10:03 a.m.

    @Mormon Ute

    I could be wrong but my understanding is that he was being considered as a DE at Utah not LB. As far as being a LB at BYU, I'm surprised that he's moving up the chart so quick considering BYU has always had some great LBs. Maybe Bronco sees something that Kyle didn't?

    @phoenix

    Win or lose 99.9% of fans would much rather see their team playing in a "real" conference, than being in "discussions" every off season. Maybe you're in that 0.1% category?

  • TheGreatPAC12 Salt Lake City, 00
    Aug. 14, 2014 9:44 a.m.

    As a die hard Ute and PAC12 fan I'm very disappointed he chose to transfer but wish him all the luck down there.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 9:37 a.m.

    "Interesting how a player who couldn't even crack the 2-deep at Utah is vying to be a starter at BYU."

    Three things:

    1) He is playing a different position altogether. He would likely not crack the 2-deep at BYU on RB either.

    2)He was a freshman at Utah. He will be a sophomore at BYU. That's one year more experience than he did when he was at Utah.

    3) Isn't every player vying to be a starter?

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 9:22 a.m.

    I hope Harvey gets the experience he's looking for at BYU and I wish him the best. Based on these reports and the current injury status of several Ute linebackers, any Ute fan who claims he won't be missed is kidding themselves. The Utes could use him this season at linebacker. Of course I believe our defense will be fine as it always is, but another strong, healthy linebacker sure would help.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 9:19 a.m.

    Any college football fan who says they would rather play in a bowl game than a power 5 conference does not understand the sport. BYU is the right place for Langi and with any luck he'll get to face an opponent in a bowl game that the U does on a weekly basis.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 9:10 a.m.

    "Kyle was shocked and very disappointed when he learned that Langi was transferring to BYU."

    phoenix:

    Indeed, let's be honest. The first Kyle heard that Langi wanted to transfer, while still on his mission, was from Vai Sikahema in an ambush interview.

    So if you want to throw Kyle under the bus for his honest reaction, you're going to have to toss Sikahema and Langi right under there with him.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 8:59 a.m.

    'The middle or inside linebacker (MLB), sometimes called "Mike", is often referred to as the "quarterback of the defense."'

    anymous:

    While a middle linebacker in a 4-3 defense, or a strong-side inside linebacker in a 3-4 defense is indeed commonly referred to as the 'Mike' position, the Weak-side Inside Linebacker is commonly referred to as the 'Will' position. However, according to the story, the cougs' "other inside linebacker position" is called the "Buck linebacker."

    That does appear to be a BYU 'thing'.

  • DEW Cougars Sandy, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 8:58 a.m.

    As KVN said he can play both D's and O's. Well, he only played as a LB but he did scored too. Langi, you can do the same. Have fun and welcome aboard.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Aug. 14, 2014 8:55 a.m.

    Interesting how a player who couldn't even crack the 2-deep at Utah is vying to be a starter at BYU.

  • mdp Bountiful, utah
    Aug. 14, 2014 8:45 a.m.

    remind me again... what is the Ute bowl record since joining the Pac? Get used to being a second tier team there, at best.

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 14, 2014 7:29 a.m.

    Uteology

    We all make mistakes. Thanks for being honest enough to own up to this one.

    BYU has always had a strong linebacking corp and the fact that Harvey is already vying for a starting position says a lot about his physical and mental skill set.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    Aug. 14, 2014 7:22 a.m.

    motorbike

    "Lets be honest, Langi knew he had too much competition at the U..."

    Let's be honest, you're just making that up to help yourself sleep at night.

    Kyle was shocked and very disappointed when he learned that Langi was transferring to BYU.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 14, 2014 7:20 a.m.

    @Uteanymous

    It's too bad Harvey won't get a chance to re-introduce himself to Travis in 2014, but playing in a bowl will certainly be worth the sacrifice of not being able to show up his former teammates.

    --------------

    He already played in a bowl game... correction, he was already part of a team that played in a "real" bowl game.

  • phoenix Gilbert, AZ
    Aug. 14, 2014 7:19 a.m.

    ekute

    nice try, but BYU has played in TWICE as many bowls as Utah

    Overall
    BYU 32
    Utah 17

    Bronco/Kyle era
    BYU 9
    Utah 7

    Win or lose, 99% of fans would much rather see their team playing in a bowl, than sitting at home on the couch during bowl season. Maybe you're in that 1% category.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 14, 2014 7:08 a.m.

    Taysom4Heisman
    Heber City, UT

    @Uteology

    "What's a "Mike linbacker"?"

    You say utah is going to five-peat in 2016.

    But this is coming from the guy who doesn't know what a Mike Linebacker is. I wouldn't exactly take his opinion as an accurate prediction.

    -----------

    Yet, I am 4-0 in my predictions and you are 0-4. Go figure!

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 14, 2014 7:04 a.m.

    @deth
    Orem, UT

    Lol @ "What's a Mike Linebacker?"

    Now I know you don't know much about football. I'd say 99% of football teams use "Mike" for their Middle linebacker. And if they don't, they surely know what "Mike" means.

    -----------------

    I know enough about football to know that BYU can't compete against Utah.

    Like I said, I stand corrected about "Mike linebacker".

    I have never seen the term before, just like "blue-zone". Nor have I ever seen college players enter a game in a three point stance except at BYU.

    You guys just like doing quirky things, like suspending a player for a game for wearing earrings to practice. So I figured it was a BYU thing.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 14, 2014 5:55 a.m.

    My bad, yes I have never herd of Mike linebacker before just like Blue Zone.... Figured it was BYU thing? Probably should have done some research on my part before posting.

  • Just Smiling BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 3:04 a.m.

    Good luck Harvey- it will be a good experience to break back in to college football playing mid major teams or less all year long and then going to an insignificant bowl game. Probably better to avoid playing 6 of the top 25 teams during the season in the PAC-12.

  • Manny Being Manny Pleasant Grove, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 12:39 a.m.

    I think it is great that Langi is doing so well at linebacker, but why wouldn't we keep him at running back? He was an awesome HS All American. I know we have a great RB already, but why not use Langi's talent as well?

  • BlackDiamond Provo, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 12:29 a.m.

    @ekute
    What is BYU National Championship Record vs the Utes?

  • Taysom4Heisman Heber City, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 12:14 a.m.

    @Uteology

    "What's a "Mike linbacker"?"

    You say utah is going to five-peat in 2016.

    But this is coming from the guy who doesn't know what a Mike Linebacker is. I wouldn't exactly take his opinion as an accurate prediction.

  • motorbike Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 12:08 a.m.

    Lets be honest, Langi knew he had too much competition at the U and therefore more of a chance to see serious playing time at the Y. Therefore I'm happy for Langi and hope he gets the time on the field he seeks.
    That said, he'll be on the losing end of a blowout when he's a senior playing against his old team. I've got to admit, that's going to be rather fun to watch.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 10:59 p.m.

    Actually it's 13-18-1.

  • Hey Baby Franklin, IN
    Aug. 13, 2014 10:18 p.m.

    I'm glad he is playing for a team who can help him remember to cut his hair and stuff? The day he announced he thought that was such a benefit of playing at the Y...

    Had he have stayed a Ute he might have left to play with ZZ TOP in a few years

  • CT98 Saint George, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 9:48 p.m.

    Sione Takitaki? I thought he was dismissed from the team in July? I hope I'm wrong.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 9:40 p.m.

    He's awesome and now can get haircuts n stuff.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 9:37 p.m.

    "You are really going to enjoy the rich tradition of post season play at the Y. Does anyone know when Hansen returns ?"

    byu's bowl record: 18-13-1

    Any questions about Chase Hansen's mission and return should be referred to byu recruiting.

  • taylormade1 Springville, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 8:23 p.m.

    Harvey,
    We are excited that you decided to transfer to the Y. Welcome aboard as I know you are going to be an outstanding player for us ! You are really going to enjoy the rich tradition of post season play at the Y. Does anyone know when Hansen returns ?

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 7:57 p.m.

    "What's a "Mike linbacker"? Is that a BYU thing? Like the "blue-zone"?"

    Wow. Seriously? A BYU thing? Welcome to CFB uteology...actually any level of football. Did u seriously ask this question? Or were u trying to make a funny about BYU and failing in epic fashion? Is that a Utah thing like copying the Miami U?

  • Uteanymous Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 13, 2014 7:24 p.m.

    "What's a "Mike linbacker[sic]"? Is that a BYU thing? Like the "blue-zone"?"

    It's not a "BYU thing" at all, but a very common term for Middle Linebacker:

    The middle or inside linebacker (MLB), sometimes called "Mike", is often referred to as the "quarterback of the defense."

    It's too bad Harvey won't get a chance to re-introduce himself to Travis in 2014, but playing in a bowl will certainly be worth the sacrifice of not being able to show up his former teammates.

  • deth Orem, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 7:17 p.m.

    Lol @ "What's a Mike Linebacker?"

    Now I know you don't know much about football. I'd say 99% of football teams use "Mike" for their Middle linebacker. And if they don't, they surely know what "Mike" means.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 13, 2014 6:41 p.m.

    "But those factors haven’t stopped the former Bingham High All-America running back from moving into the starting Mike linebacker spot on the Cougar defensive depth chart." -- DN

    What's a "Mike linbacker"? Is that a BYU thing? Like the "blue-zone"?

    Hope Langi becomes a starter. In 2016 when Utah FIVE-PEATS, Harvey will be the only BYU Senior to taste a win in the rivalry game.

  • AltaHawkFan Sandy, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 6:10 p.m.

    re: Guam

    'Props to Whit and his staff for making it happen for Langi.'

    Really ? Whit tried to block him from transferring and was bitter about him leaving. Harvey was only able to transfer, be on scholarship, and play this year because the utes did not have him sign a national letter of intent when he was first recruited. Big oversight on their part, I'd say.

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    Aug. 13, 2014 6:03 p.m.

    People can change and it looks like he did. Good for him. At least he's going to school where he wants to. Hopefully it works well for all involved. The U will be fine without him.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 6:03 p.m.

    And as a BYU fan, I remember being disappointed Langi didn't initially choose BYU. I don't think (on his own admission) he was prepared to handle the honor code his freshman year. Missions can bring about big changes. It's exciting to see the quick progress he's made and that he came home in such great shape. It seemed Whitt didn't really have a choice in releasing him since he hadn't signed a LOI. Kyle's first reaction was that he would not release him. I suppose for Langi it worked out well that he didn't need it.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 5:49 p.m.

    I will wish him the best and take joy with every success he has on the field because I know it will be published here.

    And with that I know beyond any shadow of doubt that his secret followers will come here and comment!

    Welcome aboard Harvey!

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    Aug. 13, 2014 5:28 p.m.

    Welcome aboard, Elder. Looking forward to your play on the field shutting down any "fans" from your former school who don't seem to know how to behave in public.

    Gooo Cougars!

  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    Aug. 13, 2014 5:15 p.m.

    As a U fan who was thrilled when he chose Utah out of high school, this is a bitter pill to swallow. It's also amusing since so many Y fans had so many negative things to say about Langi and how his character just didn't measure up to BYU standards.

    However, as a father and uncle of college aged kids who are engaged in sports, i'm glad that he has the freedom in this day and age to go where he feels most comfortable. That wasn't always the case in college sports. Props to Whit and his staff for making it happen for Langi.