BYU football notebook: Matt Putnam may still be able to regain eligibility

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  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Aug. 8, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    Exactly...I didn't have to read the entire seemed that this 2nd article was a little redundant and sort of back tracking...the depth at this position should take care of itself. Wouldn't you tend to agree???

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 1:30 p.m.

    C'mon Matt. Please hit the books and be proud of BYU's commitment to education. We want to see you on the field in September.

  • 1984 for life Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 9:41 a.m.

    Here's hoping the kid can qualify. It would be terrible to put in so much work (both athletically and academically) and then not qualify to play your senior season.

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 7:35 p.m.

    To Where's Stockton???
    If you read all of the article, you would have noted that what you said about "let's not plan on Putnam this year, and go on as if he were not coming", is exactly what Bronco was quoted as to have said in the article.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 5:35 p.m.


    "In addition,there are at least 4 commentors to this article that seem to be unable to let Utah go and comment frequently on Ute articles."

    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)

    I'll refute the bigotry, the lies, the half truths, the inuendo as I see fit... and also have a little fun along the way.

    Not a hater of the U of U, its fans, nor it athletes, etc. Never have been, never will be. Quite the opposite of what we see here on many of the BYU articles.

    So what's a 'real' fan? Someone that let's all of this stuff get a 'bye' and says nothing?

  • mgr63 DALLAS, TX
    Aug. 7, 2011 5:26 p.m.

    "No run to the Y?" That really bums me out. McKay Jacobson won that race last year and he became my favorite BYU player because of that victory. Maybe next year hopefully?

  • FYI Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 2:11 p.m.

    Hope things work out for Matt.

    @Starfarer. You could substitute Utah for BYU and cougars for utes in your comments and questions would still be valid. There are haters and trolls on both sides that annoy and embarrass the real fans. In additionm,there are at least 4 commentors to this article that seem to be unable to let Utah go and comment frequently on Ute articles.

    Hopefully after a season of each school pursuing the direction that is best for them, the haters and trolls will get bored with each other, just go away, and let real fans have civil conversations about their respective schools.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 11:59 a.m.

    This is sure bad news for mgr63. He was all but gleeful over the previous article. A kid perhaps getting his academics straightend out is not something he finds to be good news. I'm sorry some possible good news like this had to ruin your Sunday morning mgr.

  • RepresentBlue West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    Matt you were one of my favorite players on defense last year! Get it together and get back on the field!

  • Cougar_Independence OMAHA, NE
    Aug. 7, 2011 10:28 a.m.

    I hope Matt can get his academic stuff in order. Good luck Matt!

  • Starfarer Mesa, AZ
    Aug. 7, 2011 9:03 a.m.

    I imagine that there was at least one ute article. (Never looked so I can't be sure.)

    But, since I didn't read any articles for the last few days, I was amazed at the number of ute trolls who cannot let BYU go.

    I don't get it. I simply don't.

    Why do you hate BYU so bad? What do you gain by trying to pull them down to your dismal abyss? Why not post support for you team on your comment boards?

    There is something wrong with all of you.

    Your like the boy in first grade who keeps pulling the hair of the girl in front of them because they don;t understand the feelings they have for her.

    I got news for you. It isn't hate....

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Aug. 7, 2011 8:11 a.m.

    Thanks Jeff for the knee jerk response to the trolling brought on with the initial declaration of the previous article on Putnam. BYU's depth at that position isn't lacking...nor is Putnam an entire critical piece of the overall picture. If he makes it back to eligibility then great...he'll be a contributing part of the momentum this season and the overall improving persona that this team is definitely experiencing. Let's just let the chips fall where they may and be done with it. It's better to just plan on Putnam not being there and to concentrate on his replacement and another backup than to feed the utey trolls which you have already accomplished.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Aug. 7, 2011 8:09 a.m.

    I'd love to see Putnam back this year, but academics are more important than football.

    It will be interesting to see where the coaches use Malosi Te'o. I heard he wants to be a RB, but the coaches moved him to LB and that's why he transferred. Now, with all the depth at LB, maybe they'll move him back to RB? It's great to have him back at BYU. He looks like a very talented player.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 7, 2011 6:52 a.m.

    That would be awesome. Good luck Matt!