BYU football: Austin Heder looks to compete at middle linebacker

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  • Slim Shady 801 Sandy, UT
    May 13, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    At Flynn

    USC has more talent.....10 players drafted and BYU none. USC #5 recruiting class and BYU....where? All of tis from a UCLA alum...just sayin'

    PAC 10 37 players drafted and MWC 11...good thing Wyo had one player drafted (BYU zero)....don't put BYU and Wyoming in the same

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    May 13, 2011 6:36 p.m.

    That was directed to BYU and fans who are delusional to think that BYU football is a consistent top 10 program. You guys talk a big game but when it comes down to it you lose to Utah St.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    May 13, 2011 1:58 p.m.

    @Ken ...Here chickie chickie chickie!!! Wow...3 utey NFL chickee's and the eggs aren't even laid yet...let alone the Sept 10th Crunch and wake up call at Memorial Colliseum. Good luck...

  • JayDee West Jordan, UT
    May 12, 2011 11:14 a.m.

    @ In My Humble Opinion

    I don't recall any Heimuli's playing linebacker at BYU. It seems they were running backs. Coach Whit was great in his day at the Y. If your intent was to reference back to the might be mistaking Coach Sitake for "Heimuli." And if memory serves me well, Sitake was also a running back.

  • flynn is the coolest Salt Lake City, UT
    May 12, 2011 9:46 a.m.

    With Lane Kiffin at the helm, I imagine Florida International will not want their name mentioned in the same sentence as USC as well.

    USC: Great talent+poor coaching+unethical behavior+no drive to win= dead program

    Maybe Utah can beat them this year.

  • Veritas Aequitas Fruit Heights, UT
    May 12, 2011 8:22 a.m.

    crowntown1 | 7:38 p.m. May 11, 2011
    Corona, CA
    Don't ever use the words USC football and BYU football in the same sentence..ever!

    You just did...

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    May 12, 2011 8:13 a.m.


    Hey I agree with you. I don't want to see BYU mentioned in the same breath with a school who has one heisman winner that murdered his wife and her freind, another heisman winner that had to give it back because he was dishonest and a program currently on probation for cheating. I really couldn't agree with you more.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    May 11, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    BYU & USC! BYU & USC! BYU & USC!

    BYU all over national TV. Recruits getting bigger faster better. Utah losing in Provo. Maybe, just maybe, even the cougars turn in a BCS bowl game.

    I can see this will be a tough transition for some of our smaller brethren to the north. You will, however, do just fine in the PAC. Once you learn to let BYU and it's accomplishments go.

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    May 11, 2011 7:38 p.m.

    Don't ever use the words USC football and BYU football in the same sentence..ever!

  • crowntown1 Corona, CA
    May 11, 2011 7:08 p.m.


  • flynn is the coolest Salt Lake City, UT
    May 11, 2011 6:08 p.m.

    Pass rushers- check
    Run stoppers- double check
    Interceptors- check
    QB- double check
    WR's- double check
    RB's- check
    O-line- double check

    This is going to be a great year for BYU - and I'll be able to watch ALL the games!

  • DevilishUte Tempe, AZ
    May 11, 2011 4:48 p.m.

    @Ted H. - You may be right about Hondo. If so, touche'.

    In any event Hondo mentioned a real nomination. Kaveinga was selected to the Rivals All-Spring practice squad. He seems like a nice add for the Cougars (as much as I wish that weren't the case).

  • Ted H. Midvale, UT
    May 11, 2011 3:41 p.m.

    DevilishUte, You may be right. Just as you fell for Hondo.

  • Troll Hunter Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 11, 2011 3:25 p.m.

    @ DevilishTroll


  • DevilishUte Tempe, AZ
    May 11, 2011 3:12 p.m.

    @Troll Hunter - Ken is not a Utah fan. He's a BYU fan pretending to be a Utah fan and you fell for it.

  • Troll Hunter Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 11, 2011 2:57 p.m.

    @ Ken

    If your talking about LB's like Chaz Walker, Boo Anderson and JJ Williams...That's laughable, the won't be even crack the 2nd or 3rd all conference defensive team in the 12 PAC this year, let alone be one of the best LBing corp in the nation.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    May 11, 2011 2:33 p.m.


    Oh I am laughing it up. Thanks for being there. LOL

  • DevilishUte Tempe, AZ
    May 11, 2011 2:31 p.m.

    @Hondo - From what I've read Kaveinga is going to be a strong asset to your Cougars, but I don't know if you should be bragging about his nomination to the Rivals All-Spring practice team. Do you think Kaveinga ran home to add that to his resume?

  • PAC man Anaheim, CA
    May 11, 2011 1:49 p.m.


    "looking forward to another 1-4 start?"

    A 1-4 start would not be a shocker and 1-6 isn't out of the realm of possibility, when you consider

    at USC
    at BYU
    Arizona State
    at Pittsburgh
    at California

    are all very loseable games for the Utes, especially if Wynn plays like he did at the end of last season.

    Just be glad U have Montana State at home to start the season.

  • Ken Sandy, UT
    May 11, 2011 12:58 p.m.

    laugh it up ducky, looking forward to another 1-4 start?

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    May 11, 2011 12:19 p.m.


    I'm not sure if you are a utah "fan" that is making serious comments or else a BYU fan making utah fans look foolish but either way....LOL!

  • Ken Sandy, UT
    May 11, 2011 12:02 p.m.


    Utah will have one of the best linebacker groups in the entire nation, with 3 players that will be playing in the NFL.

  • Snark Provo, UT
    May 11, 2011 11:33 a.m.

    We love the BYU linebacker tradition. They tear your head off and then come visit you in the hospital!

  • Hondo Springville, UT
    May 11, 2011 11:05 a.m.

    When I saw the title of this article I thought it was about baseball (MLB). I'm glad, though, that it was about football.

    I love the depth we have at LB this year. Did anyone else see that Uona Kaveinga was named to the Rivals All-Spring Practice team? He along with Heder and others will make for one of the best LB corps in the country. In regards to Kaveinga:

    USC talent + Bronco coaching = Utesies shivering in their boots

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    May 11, 2011 10:56 a.m.

    The future continues to look bright as we attract outstanding talent.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 11, 2011 9:17 a.m.

    Looking forward to seeing this kid play. BYU LB's are always excellent.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    May 11, 2011 8:44 a.m.

    Can you imagine a kid saying "utah is the only place I would play. If utah hadn't offered me and others did I probably wouldn't be playing college football at all."

    No kid feels that way. That could only happen at BYU.


  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    May 11, 2011 12:14 a.m.

    "BYU has a tradition of standout middle linebackers. Players such as Shay Muirbrook, Rob Morris, Cameron Jensen and Kelly Poppinga, among others, have helped build a strong middle linebacker tradition for the Cougar football program through the years."

    Add Heimuli and Kyle Whittingham before them.

  • In My Humble Opinion South Jordan, UT
    May 11, 2011 12:09 a.m.


  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    May 10, 2011 10:09 p.m.

    Alot of depth at the MLB position will make for some good healthy competition at the position this fall.

  • bballjunkie Cedar Hills, UT
    May 10, 2011 9:12 p.m.

    Austin is a great kid and is going to make every Y fan very happy. Good luck Austin!