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Published: Wednesday, Aug. 13 2014 4:40 p.m. MDT

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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.

Marysville, WA

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!

Springville, UT

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!

Lindon, UT

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.

Surfers Paradise, AU

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.

Sandy, UT

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.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

"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.

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.

Salt Lake City, Utah

"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.

West Point , UT

"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?

Springville, UT

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 ?

Layton, UT

"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.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

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

Saint George, UT

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

Hey Baby
Franklin, IN

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

Layton, UT

Actually it's 13-18-1.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

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.

Heber City, UT


"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.

Provo, UT

What is BYU National Championship Record vs the Utes?

Manny Being Manny
Pleasant Grove, UT

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?

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