I'm glad a friend told me about this story. If a local "kid"
making good in sports inspires me--a senior citizen--imagine the motivation it
can be for high school teens who might otherwise give up in the face of
seemingly overwhelming odds. Thank you for, DN, for the article. And thank
you, Clint, for being a fantastic, modest (it appears) role model for other
young people. Have a great injury-free season.BTW, I don't get
commenters snipping at each other instead of debating, elaborating or opining
about the article, itself.
SportsFan to duckhunter: "You're absolutely correct in
your assessment."Hey SportsFan, you do realize, don't you,
that we all know that you "two" are one and the same person.
Duckhunter"But of course if this kid had walked onto BYU and
become a starter your take would be that it is evidence of bad recruiting, lack
of talent in the program, etc. But since it is utah then they have "found a
diamond in the rough" or some other such rosy "analysis" just like
with the walk on found on a playground been out of football for a year that is
now the #2 wr for utah."You're absolutely correct in your
assessment.Every BYU recruit, no matter how many stars or offers he
has, or like this kid, a humble walk on, is immediately labeled a bust simply
because he signed with BYU.Every Utah recruit, no matter how many
stars or offers he has, or like this kid, a humble walk on, is immediately
labeled the greatest thing since sliced bread simply because he signed with
Utah.If fans of the true PAC 12 big boys were to read these blogs,
they'd laugh themselves silly at the unfounded arrogance of the
@Ducky,You are actually correct in your accusation. Walking on At the Y is
less of an accomplishment than walking on at the U. Your cougs have an inferior
program to the Utes. Oh well, enjoy your lackluster season with you fellow
@duck"Remember I am the balance."Evidently, you
are NOT the balance. But what you are is clearly the most negative, obnoxious
University of Utah hater posting on Utah articles. Why would you care who
Utah's #1, #2 or #3 WRs are? I for one couldn't care less about who
BYU has at WR. I don't read BYU articles and I certainly wouldn't
post on them.Duggity, nice post. I too am LDS and am constantly
embarrassed by some of the posts from Utah haters.Ann Evans, good
luck to your son!Go Utes!!
@DuckhunterI have heard the reports on Patrick, but I will not rank
him above Kenneth Scott or Dres Anderson until I see him play. Other schools
stopped pursuing Tim Patrick because he had to take 21 credit hours over the
summer to qualify, not because of talent. To his credit, he was able to
complete school in time, and to Utah's credit they believed he could.What makes you believe that Kurtz is spectacular and that Patrick is
mediocre? They had the same quarterback throwing to them, same offensive line,
played the same defenses, and Tim Patrick had better production. I'll take
the guy that produces over the big name guy any day. Although, it is always
nice to get a few big name guys to pad your arguments, even if those arguments
don't hold up to actual evidence.Congrats to Clint for earning
a starting spot. He has clearly worked hard to bulk up and get stronger.
@ DuckhunterWhere are you reading these reports? I'm not sure
I believe that Patrick overtook Dres or K-Scott....
@newtonYet Kurtz was 4 star recruit with offers from multiple
schools including many P5's while patrick was not recruited or offered by
anyone at all. So what that say's is BYU got a guy that is a 4 star recruit
with offers by multiple schools including many p5's while patrick was
unwanted by anyone at all. And yes patrick is the #2 for utah now in case you
simply have not read the reports in the paper. In otherwords your post is one
big giant fail. lolTo the contrary vegas ute, not only would you
have read it if it was an article about a BYU player you would have commented
exactly in the manner I said. Plus I never "denigrated" him at all, I
simply stated the truth about how utah "fans" such as yourself would
have responded if this was an article about a walk on at BYU that was now a
starter. The truth hurts you but I enjoy it. Remember I am the balance.@duggity*yawn*
Ducky. There's a wonderful literary device called satire. Since you
appear to be unfamiliar with it, here is the definition; the use of humor,
irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity
or vices, particularly in the context of topical issues. But thank you again for
your input. Enlightening as always.
Duckhunter:If this kid had walked on to byU, I would most likely
have not have even read about it, and I certainly would not have denigrated his
accomplishment by posting negatively on a byU story. I bet you his mother
really enjoyed reading your negativity. Way to represent the precepts of your
school and the religion that runs it.Oh, and thank you mostly for
showing that you cannot survive without Utah, in all aspects of your life! Don't you have a trip to Tulsa to plan?Way to go Clint!
Thank you also to Clint's mom for your post, and for raising such a great
@DuckhunterAre you talking about Tim Patrick? First, he is the #3
receiver, but that's a minor flaw with your argument. What I really find
interesting is that Tim Patrick walked on at Utah while Nick Kurtz was
BYU's prize recruit. Patrick played for the same school as Kurtz
(Grossmont College), has almost identical measurables (6'5" 195 vs.
6'5" 200, both run similar 40 times), and had better receiving stats
last year (Patrick-61 catches for 964 vs. Kurtz-35 catches for 577). Patrick
and Kurtz are both very good receivers, but Patrick walked on at Utah while
Kurtz was the top of BYU's recruiting 2014 recruiting class. So if Patrick
is a sign that Utah's recruiting is terrible, what does that say about BYU?
I am so proud of Clint and his enduring hard work! Thank you to many family and
friends and all the people who give positive support. Dreams do come true. #love
Utes!! #Grateful Mom
Ducky. Thank you for again taking a great piece about a great kid with an
outstanding work ethic and making it about you. It's through the great
example of people like you that it is made more difficult for those of us of the
LDS faith to be understood and appreciated by others. With such a great
capacity for playing martyr, you are continuing to help us to grow as human
beings, through the extra effort we must make to overcome the prejudices of
those outside of our faith. Thank you again for your wonderful efforts. Keep
on playing victim there buddy.
@vegas uteBut of course if this kid had walked onto BYU and become a
starter your take would be that it is evidence of bad recruiting, lack of talent
in the program, etc. But since it is utah then they have "found a diamond in
the rough" or some other such rosy "analysis" just like with the
walk on found on a playground been out of football for a year that is now the #2
wr for utah. I like these stories as well but utah "fan"
hypocrisy is a lot more fun to read.
Go Utes, Onward and upward>--->
I love these kind of stories. Ute Nation is proud to have Clint in the
family.Go Utes!Utah Man!
Determination and hard work is a beautiful thing! Congratulations to Clint
Shepard. Great story!