Talkin' with Trav: A conversation with Austin Collie

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  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Nov. 16, 2011 3:41 p.m.

    Good interview.

    Want to know the best part?

    The part where Austin said that, yes, he'd STILL say his "magic" comment again if he had to do it all over again.

    L-O-V-E IT!

    Go Cougars!!!

  • Boo Ya!!! SLC, UT
    Nov. 16, 2011 8:29 a.m.

    "resurgence of the BYU offense" was Idaho, Oregon State, and San Jose State!

  • OC Fan Orange County, CA
    Nov. 16, 2011 12:04 a.m.


    I admit I didn't watch the entire game, but the passes I saw were short passes at the feet and behind the receivers. They were caught, helping beef up the completion stats, but they were not on target - if they had been his total yards stats would have been much better.

  • yourstruly PAUL, ID
    Nov. 15, 2011 7:33 p.m.

    I suspect with little Nash in the picture good dad Austin may have been holding the baby bag. Also Orange County was it smoggy between you and your TV set? Jake Heaps completed 15 of 20 passes. Two of the incompletions were first by Apo-very catchable, and another bomb to Jacobson which was perfect and went right thru his hands. With the exception of Cody Hoffman the best receivers Jake Heaps has had were a couple of his ex-high school state championship receivers.
    It is good to see all of the receivers doing better for the most part in the past few games and Cody Hoffman is becoming Austinesque and a major factor in the resurgence of the BYU offense.

  • chase SL Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    Is that a man-purse he's wearing?

  • Duckhunter Hunter Alpine, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 4:59 p.m.

    "4th and 18"


  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 4:17 p.m.

    "How many athletes point at the heavens or cross themselves when they make a great play?"

    There's one major problem with that... you don't see athletes do those things when they don't make a great play. If they only make those gestures when they make great plays and you only see them AFTER the play, then it's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

  • BigRich Orem, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:52 p.m.

    Whatever comes of his football career, his biggest achievement will be his attitude if he keeps it. He's a class act.

  • Two Cents Springville, Utah
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:48 p.m.

    Austin is one of my fave players to watch. Too bad the Colts aren't winning a few so their games are not shown around here. I look forward to watching him play when I get the chance and to seeing what his younger brother can do.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:21 p.m.

    @ OC fan

    Don't know about the rest, but McKay dropped another fairly catchable pass last weekend. If you can touch it, you gotta catch it. App is a little better, but Hoffman reels 'em in.

    Austin is the man, hope his little brother is too.


  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:11 p.m.

    "Obviously, if you do what's right on and off the field, I think the Lord steps in and plays a part in it; magic happens."

    That statement is true for BYU players and Utah players. It is true for everyone. How many athletes point at the heavens or cross themselves when they make a great play? Do some who do bad things off the field still win? Sure. Do others do good things off the field lose? Yep. But athletes are at their best when they do both. And regardless of the school, I pull for that type of athlete to succeed. And I'm pretty sure that "the Lord" does bless people of that caliber in distinct ways.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 3:06 p.m.

    I guess that is why the University of Utah was taken into the PAC-12 Conference. When you live right and do the right things, magic happens:)

  • DodgerDoug Salem, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 2:54 p.m.

    Great job Travis and thanks Austin. Maybe getting less passes this year is a blessing as it is giving you more time to heal from the concussions from last year! Here is wishing you those 10-12 years Austin!

  • Penguin Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 15, 2011 2:28 p.m.

    Go get 'em, Aust! You're the bomb! :)

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 2:08 p.m.

    Austin Collie is a fantastic football player and easy to cheer for because of his hard work and values.

    I think he's learned that some truths should be kept to yourself, not because they are not true, but rather "casting them before swine" will only cause a ruckus.

    Best of luck Austin to you and your young family. We're your biggest fans!

  • OC Fan Orange County, CA
    Nov. 15, 2011 1:59 p.m.

    I thought McKay Jacobson was going to be another Austin Collie. Is he not as good or is he a victim of the QB situation? Or is he not a target because Hoffman has been so good? Or is it a problem with the play calling by the OC?

    Same questions for Apo.

    Neither Jacobson nor Apo has been a factor this year. Not seeing games in person I can't see the routes being run by all of the receivers, but I can't understand why, with three or more talented receivers, BYU couldn't get the passing game going until they started playing the worst of the WAC teams.

    It's hard to be a good receiver when the QB is throwing at your feet or behind you as Heaps was prone to do on Saturday against Idaho. They should have had 15-20 yards at a clip with the ability to flood the field with the WR's, good pass-catching RB's, and their TE's. It just hasn't happened this year.

  • JustintimeY Boise, Id
    Nov. 15, 2011 1:33 p.m.

    4th and 18,

  • Super Trooper SLC, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:23 p.m.

    I love sports more than Austin also!!!!

  • 93 COUGAR Orem, UT
    Nov. 15, 2011 12:17 p.m.

    Two of my favorite BYU athletes. It will be interesting to see who the Colts pick up. Austin my be breaking in a rookie named Luck next year. Best of luck!

    Another nice job by Travis. Not shying away from the questions we all want to hear. Still a great quote that the utes will never forget.

    Keep them coming!