Utah football: Griff McNabb transferring to Southern Utah

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  • Me, Myself and I The Promised Land, UT
    June 13, 2012 1:23 p.m.

    @Y Grad/Y Dad

    To answer your question, yes if he had transferred to BYU or any other FBS team for that matter, he would have lost a year of eligibility. Transferring to a lower division you can play right away.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 8, 2012 8:09 a.m.

    @Y Grad / Y Dad

    It doesn't matter because BYU didn't want him. Not to run the kid down but he is probably making a good choice to play at a lower level so he can actually play.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    June 7, 2012 8:41 a.m.

    Good luck, Griff. Was in the MTC (LTM back then) with your dad.

    Going to Provo would have cost a year. I beleive going to SUU does not. Anyone help with that?

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    June 6, 2012 2:16 p.m.

    @ Duckhunter 9:57 p.m. June 5, 2012

    I'd heard the premiere program in the state was in Provo?

    In retropsect, McNabb would look silly playing for Timpview

    June 6, 2012 12:56 p.m.

    Griff, you did a great job and we all appreciate you. Thank you for your performance, your sure hands, and your speed. We wish you the best of success!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 6, 2012 12:18 p.m.

    "And no one in Provo cared."

    Just like no one here cared when your can't-miss/championship-caliber quarterback boarded a plane at SLC Int'l headed for Kansas.

    But, we will chuckle a bit when ducky sneaks aboard a plane bound for Tulsa in mid-September.


  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    June 6, 2012 11:31 a.m.

    Congrats, Tbirds! You are getting a good one here. Wonderful player, talented kid. Thank you so much, for so many exciting moments in your Ute career, Griff. And I hope you have the time of your life and catch a ton of passes at SUU.

  • CT98 Saint George, UT
    June 6, 2012 10:28 a.m.

    BYU is stacked at Wide Receiver. SUU is a good choice because he will get tons of playing time with a really good QB in Sorensen. It will be a fun year to watch SUU play football. Welcome

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    June 6, 2012 5:12 a.m.

    @ Duckhunter

    I will give you that one. I admit I laughed a tad but not out loud. I do think one in Highland cared though.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    June 6, 2012 5:09 a.m.

    @ Uncle Bon

    I think I feel much the same way. If the rivalry thins out, then I am sure I will miss it, but I have gotten tired of all the hate in the 'Holy War' over the last 5 years or so. The bad blood has been there longer than that, but the animosity has been boiling over with the forums of online posting and overblown coverage in recent years. That said, I have gotten older and more tired of the mean spirited stuff as well.

    The focus on hating your brother now seems to float around all year instead of one rivalry week. I mean it's almost like football jihad that almost fits the 'Holy War' bill in a small way.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 5, 2012 9:57 p.m.

    @wally west

    And no one in Provo cared.

  • Unca Bon OREM, UT
    June 5, 2012 9:47 p.m.

    Playing time is a pretty big driving factor to most kids who know they're done after college.
    I'll say that I can't wait until this rivalry has thinned out. I'm a huge BYU fan and have seen awful BYU fans and awful Ute fans. The rivalry just creates awful fans all around. I have Ute friends that I just can't stand being around during basketball and football games, and I know they can't stand being around me either. Here's to a better future where we no longer care about each other!

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    June 5, 2012 9:11 p.m.

    @ sammyg 6:47 p.m. June 5, 2012

    I'm not a Geography expert but McNabb more than likely passed thru Provo to get to Cedar City.

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    June 5, 2012 8:10 p.m.

    The two really good players from the list are Will Clyburn and Carlon Brown. Beyond that not much talent has left the program over the past few years which speaks to the train wreck Boylen created. Hope we will see a return of solid coaching and talent under coach Krystko

  • U 90 Corona, CA
    June 5, 2012 8:01 p.m.

    Good luck Griff... enjoyed watching you play at the U

    sammy, 54-10 and you're still running your mouth...

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    June 5, 2012 7:40 p.m.

    @ Sammyg

    "First the basketball program and now this." Oh please. McNabb transferring has to do with him not having the size to play WR. He was a good return guy that wanted to play full time at SUU. This isn't a guy who left the program because he was miserable with a program in peril.

    MvNabb had no offers to play anywhere. His father was friends with Whit and therefore was given a chance to walk on. Coach gave the kid a shot and he won the punt return duties. This isn't a huge loss for Utah, and Ute fans wish Mcnabb well.

    So 'sigh' all you want, but it's silly to induce something that is not reality here Sammy.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    June 5, 2012 6:47 p.m.

    What? I thought all kids dreamed and wanted to play in a 'big boy' conference?

    First the basketball program and now this... (sigh)

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    June 5, 2012 6:08 p.m.

    Maybe it comes down to McNabb wanting more time on the field as a WR vs. being a top return specialist for a PAC 12 program.

    Hey, if the guy wants to play, then okay. If a smaller venue sits well with McNabb relative to getting to play more, then it sounds like pure love of the game stuff.

    Utah might miss McNabb in the return game. But I think as long as Utah finds someone who doesn't botch catching the ball on punts, then they will be solid. Although Utah special teams always has its' weak points, returning kicks is not one of them so long as fumbles are done away with. Shaky Smithson had more talent than McNabb but both produced with a good blocking scheme.

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    June 5, 2012 4:09 p.m.

    Thanks four your contribution to the Utah program. Good luck at Southern Utah!

  • dUrrdy-bUrrdz Cedar City, UT
    June 5, 2012 2:42 p.m.

    Welcome to the T-Bird family!!! I'm a UTE/T-Bird fan, went to both schools. You'll do great lining up next to another UTE transfer Fatu Moala!!! Along with the best QB in the state Brad Sorensen, T-Birds bebe!!!