Utah Utes football: Linebacker Trevor Reilly capitalizes on opportunity against BYU

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  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    Sept. 22, 2011 4:39 p.m.

    Was not surprised at all to hear that Mr Reilly was the D player of the week for the PAC 12. The kid was all over the place. I would imagine that byU was really focused on Martinez, Blechen and many others and Reilly stepped and made great play after great play.

    Nice work and I hope to see much more of the same.

    Go Utes!

  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 21, 2011 7:54 p.m.

    When I saw that Reilly was pac 12 defensive player of the week my first reaction was, Who? I didn't realize he had such a great game. Hopefully he'll continue to remind us who he is with great play.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Sept. 21, 2011 7:24 p.m.

    Nice to have hbim on the team. What surprised me most on Saturday was Utah's surprising depth (not necessarily at QB mind you).

    The team is in good hands with this LB crew.

  • bgl Santa Monica, CA
    Sept. 21, 2011 5:25 p.m.

    Wow--I guess that Austin Collie was right--when you live your life right, on and off the field and can down an onion in a minute and a half, good things just seem to happen to you.

  • PacNorthUte Lake Stevens, WA
    Sept. 21, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    @ Red
    Your an arrogant piece of work. What gives you the right to judge people that don't believe the same stuff you do?? Just because you don't like tattoos doesn't mean they are bad people. Your the one that gives the mormans a bad name, ever heard don't judge a book by its cover?? Your a dick!! How does you comment even matter in this artical?? This is a story of a kid who had a lights-out game against a poor, not very athletic BYU team. He came to utah instead of texes tech, coaching got him here.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Sept. 21, 2011 2:38 p.m.


    "Fehoko is another one that wanted a BYU offer which never came."

    Wrong. Fehoko WAS offered a scholarship to the Y, but they were never in his Top-5 [Utah, Utah St, Texas Tech, Hawai'i, and Washington]. That means he did NOT want an offer from Mendenhall.

  • UtahManDan Providence, UT
    Sept. 21, 2011 2:33 p.m.


    Why would you assume that Tattoo'd up = alcoholic?

    I personally don't like tattoos but I would never judge people that have them to most likely suffer from alcoholism.

    I honestly don't know how an athlete could perform at that level if they weren't sober(some can). They seem more 'finely tuned' than that. I could see them abusing other drugs but a sedative like alcohol might slow them down and make them rather ineffective on the field, in the classroom, and in the weight room.

  • UTOPIA Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 21, 2011 2:30 p.m.

    There is a mormon playing for somebody other than BYU?

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 21, 2011 1:57 p.m.

    @Go Utes111

    I don't think you understand the mindset of most Utah (State of) fans. We for sure care about Religion and want to see our LDS youth rock the house.

    AND I for one am tired of watching Tattoo'd up athletes who probably are Alcoholics as well.

    I want to cheer for good ol' all american LDS kids who are playing football and setting a great example for my kids.

    That is what I want to see. And I think that is what most people in Utah want to see as well.

    Trevor sounds like the type of kid and player that we can all enjoy cheering for. Keep it up Trevor!

  • UtahManDan Providence, UT
    Sept. 21, 2011 11:18 a.m.

    I love the mental toughness and hustle of this Utah team. Trevor exemplified these traits in the epic dismantling of BYU Saturday night. And for all of Bronco's so called knowledge of the human mind, he cannot seam to generate the same toughness in his players. They folded halfway through the 3rd quarter.

  • Go_Utes111 MIDVALE, UT
    Sept. 21, 2011 11:08 a.m.

    @vesparider, I am not sure where you get your info, but Fehoko did receive an offer from BYU, he chose Utah.

    @Old Jake, Who cares if Reilly is LDS or not, your religion has nothing to do with how atheltic you are or how well you play on the field. This is college football people, cheer for a school not for a religion. Your comments are just as detrimental as those posting anti-LDS comments.

  • So. Cal Reader Escondido, CA
    Sept. 21, 2011 9:14 a.m.

    Trevor actually committed to Texas Tech prior to his mission. He comes from a great family, with two younger brothers playing at Colorado State. My favorite part of this article was his onion eating record! I was at that event, and it was hilarious to watch. You could "smell" all the participants 10 feet away! This event was actually the first Multi-Stake YM/YW event for 7 stakes (at that tiime) in Northern San Diego County. It was held at a high school in Oceanside, and the stands were absolutely packed. As I recall, there were 800-1K youth participating, with mutliple records being set. It's great to watch Trevor take advantage of his playing time. He's worked his tail off to get to this point.

  • Old Jake Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 21, 2011 8:57 a.m.

    Great story. It's great to read about LDS players making an impact instead of all the cry baby stories and excuses coming out of BYU.

    Half the Utah team is LDS. All these BYU fans who don't even understand football and only want to cheer for BYU, because they are LDS, are missing out on all these other great players who have served missions and know how to play hard.

    Open your eyes LDS fans. All the players and fans at Utah are not alcoholics!

    It's ok to cheer for great players wherever they are.

    Good work Trevor!

  • vesparider Pocatello, ID
    Sept. 21, 2011 8:28 a.m.

    Congratulations to Reilly! I'm a BYU fan and read TBS which is all about BYU recruiting. Reilly really wanted to come to BYU after his mission but he was told there was no schollie for him at BYU. I'm assuming he's on schollie at Utah. Another one that got away. I have a feeling that Reilly will be a great one at Utah. Fehoko is another one that wanted a BYU offer which never came. I think these guys were extra motivated against BYU this year and it showed on the field. Congrats to the Utes for that game.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Sept. 21, 2011 8:20 a.m.


    There was a plan in place that would have allowed Texas to keep its TV network and still be in the PAC-N (where 8

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 21, 2011 7:31 a.m.

    Larry Scott is an intelligent person and will make good decisions for the PAC as a whole. He has made Utah ( as a newcomer) feel like they have the same say as the bigger market schools and gives no preference or special treatment to anyone.

  • Monk Pleasant Grove, UT
    Sept. 21, 2011 7:30 a.m.

    Congrats to Trevor Reilly. The Utes' LBs are a nasty, nasty bunch. Can't wait to see more! Great job Coach Sitake and Coach Davis on putting a scheme in place that forced those turnovers!

  • SoCalUtahFan Utesville, CA
    Sept. 21, 2011 6:10 a.m.

    I think Texas and its own network may have been one of the reasons why they reject expansion.

    I personally like Pac-12 like it is today.

  • JoCo Ute Grants Pass, OR
    Sept. 20, 2011 11:56 p.m.

    PAC-12 decides not to expand. Great news. Wonder why the Presidents made this decision - read between the lines in Larry Scotts' statement "we have a strong conference structure and culture of equality that we are committed to preserve"

    Who do you think the wording of "culture of equality" was about? TEXAS and the Texas Longhorn Network only. They think the world of football revolves around the Lone Star state. Congratulations to the PAC-12 presidents for letting Texas know they're not the center of the universe.