Mormons in sports: a quarterback's redemption and tales of Yale

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  • CalmDown Frost Free, Utah
    Sept. 22, 2011 12:44 p.m.

    James Lark has every physical, mental and athletic attribute to play at the next level. How unfortunate that he may never get the opportunity to demonstrate that fact at this current level, all due to hype and politics. Kudos to Mr. Mortensen but James doesn't have the eligibility left to mess around with. I hope, if he desires to do so, that he at least goes to a combine and shows what he can do. If he needs financial backing to do it there are a lot of us who would be willing to assist.

  • just-a-fan Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 17, 2011 11:54 p.m.

    Thanks for the story about Pulsipher. I grew up a big Yale fan so it's great to see an RM helping the Bulldogs.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 17, 2011 5:59 p.m.

    If Heaps doesn't break out today, Lark (not Nelson) should be given a shot. I just don't think Nelson has it.

  • Keisels Beard Overton, NV
    Sept. 17, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    Man, I wonder what could have happened in those Crowton years had Mortensen been given the chance to play? Maybe they would have been a lot better. Or, maybe it really was the system, and he just didn't fit.

    As for Lark, I'd hate to see him leave, but if he gets a guaranteed opportunity to play elsewhere? Can't say that I would blame him. I don't know that he is the better quarterback, but it wouldn't be the first time a guy sat when he didn't deserve to. I'm thinking along the lines of some guy named Sanchez who maybe should have been starting over some guy named Leinhart.

  • fender Washington, UT
    Sept. 17, 2011 10:43 a.m.

    Lark should do the same. He's got all the tools and is a gamer, as Heaps is not. Since shaking off the mission rust, he's never had a fair shot at BYU and should take his talent elsewhere.