Blue roundup: BYU's Ross Apo ready to roll

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  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Aug. 18, 2011 3:51 p.m.

    David Lee is a nice guy. He was head coach at UTEP for 4 or so years. He never beat BYU. While he has better talent now, I wonder if he has the offense to do it?

  • Commontater Lehi, UT
    Aug. 9, 2011 4:53 p.m.

    To: hedgehog | 1:56 p.m. Aug. 8, 2011
    Ann Arbor, MI

    I'll bet you can't guess, wait, "Jordan Winn hasn't thrown a completed pass in a PAC 12 game yet this year either."

    You must be a Deseret News employee acting as a plant just to make unrealistic comments to try and get the comment boards to light up.

    I guess I'm just one of a few that wasted time commenting about your post.

  • Doctor J Manti, UT
    Aug. 9, 2011 7:51 a.m.

    Blaine Fowler see's Appo as being a Big-Time receiver.

    I hope he is right...we already know Hoffman is going to work out well.

  • AK Cougar Palmer, AK
    Aug. 9, 2011 12:35 a.m.

    Hedgie, Every player in the NCAA played their first down in their first game. Sadly, you even made your first comment on this board once.

    Real talent shows up somewhere, sometime, often not in the first game and often not in the first year. Sometimes, the talent never shows or materializes. Sometimes it comes later in the development of the player. Sometimes, the talent shows early and is an instant impact. See Jake Heaps and Ty Detmer for reference.

    Cheers to Ross Apo that his talent comes earlier not later in his college career.

    Go Cougars.

  • CougarOnTheProwl Murray, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 10:34 p.m.

    Apo is an added bonus to the receiving core this year since BYU didnt have him last year due to injury. With Apo,Hoffman, Jacobson, R. Brown and Hafoka the receiving core looks plenty deep and talented. Looking forward to seeing what Apo can do. I also expect Jacobson to have a much better season then last year and Hoffman should be able to build on what he did a year ago as a freshman.

  • bballjunkie Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 5:46 p.m.

    Are we at all shocked that you are number 2 on this comment board..Really and all you have is, "has Apocaught a college pass yet"? So because you are bitter that another perdiction has gone bad, "Troy Hinds" your going do start spinning if great recruits have ever done anything yet. If that is the case Utah recruiting class this year, have they ever played a down? Sounds pretty intelligent doesn't it Hedgie?

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Aug. 8, 2011 5:44 p.m.

    Apo, Hoffman and Jacobson are going to surgically dissect a lot of defenses this year. I'm still a little worried about Texas and TCU. I think it will take a couple of breaks to get a W against them, especially on the road. But the Cougs should be favored in every other game (although Ole Miss, Utah, UCF, Oregon State and Hawaii are not gimme's).

    For those who are expecting Texas to have another repeat of last year, it's time to change your thinking. They have too much talent. They could easily be in the Top 10 by year end, and challenge Oklahoma for the Big 12 crown.

    And TCU may have lost a little offensive fire power, but their D will be just as good as last year. BYU and Boise State are the only two challenges on their schedule.

    Our WRs are the key to a successful season. Beyond Apo, Hoffman and Jacobsen; we also have 3 or 4 other talents who will make some noise. Our WRs ability to hang onto balls coming out of Heaps' cannon is critical. At this point, I see no reason why they won't have a blowout year. Go Cougs!

  • MichFan PAYSON, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 4:52 p.m.

    I don't know of too many red shirt freshman that have caught balls in season games. Amazing the amount of thought that went into that comment. You cant have it both ways where you downgrade another school for low star recruits but then downgrade a high star recruit by saying he hasn't played yet. Ross Apo is a talent with his size and his speed. He will be the one that determines how good he not comments from a deranged fan on this message board who takes no accountability for what they write. Good luck Ross hope you stay healthy.

  • Ted H. Midvale, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 3:00 p.m.

    "The only must-have recruit in this class in Troy Hinds"

    - hedgehog

    I'm happy you're sad hedge. I love knowing that all things BYU put you in a tizzy. Brings a smile to my face. Cheers

    Apo should have a great year

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 2:56 p.m.


    No he hasn't, but we have other receivers that have.

    Have any of the U running backs actually had a carry in a D1 game yet?


  • Portland Trail Blazers Sandy, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 2:36 p.m.


    I gues your U of Utah education is really showing. If you would've read, or even if you did, you would've read and understood that he had a season ending injury.

    Still trying to make big boy comments to make up for Hinds coming to BYU and not going to your might Utah Utes? Or are you now just saying Utah didn't really want Hinds and that he's really not that good afterall?

  • IDC Boise, ID
    Aug. 8, 2011 2:27 p.m.

    Hedgehog is right. BYU has a ton of potential but they haven't proven much yet.

    I for one can't wait to see these young guys develop. Hoffman and Apo could be an unstoppable duo.

    Go Cougs!

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    Aug. 8, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    Has Apo actually caught a pass in an College game yet?


  • Portland Trail Blazers Sandy, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 12:54 p.m.

    BYU is going to be a very underrated team this year.

    So much for BYU losing recruits to big name schools.

    BYU has guys leaving and turning down schools like Texas, USC, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Washington, UCLA, etc. Utah "fans" said BYU would become irrelevant, so much for that.