I enjoyed watching the Cougar recruiting special and thought Bronco seemed much
more personable. I also thought it was interesting that the U and five other
programs wanted Anae, as confirmed by Bronco and Anae on the show.
Has there been a measurable improvement in recruiting since Utah joined the
PAC-12? The improvement seems imperceptible. I thought the Utes would be
getting 2 or 3 5-star recruits every season. But right now, it looks like
it's the same-ol, same-ol. As for BYU, the change in mission age will
handicap them until 2016, they have almost nothing to offer for the next 2
seasons. This year is the best it will be for a while. Utah State has
definitely improved, but isn't it also possible that Utah has finally grown
large enough to truly support 3 FBS-level programs. Utah State has caught up
because there is, at-last, enough to around. No wonder they didn't want
Weber State in the WAC.
And Rock writes this same article, year after year, after yar.
Wow - reading the article two things stood out to me.1 "...BYU
is one of 16 programs ranked in the top 25 in five of the past seven years."
This puts in perspective this years recruits ranked in the mid 70's. (How
many of these players were drafted in the NFL?) 2. How justified
it was to rank coach Whittingham as the number one coach in developing lowly
ranked players to where they were drafted in the NFL.
I have read many of your two star stories, but none of which I would classify
five star...I guess it is just harder here in the Mountains, to be five stars,
Brad Rock... you end asking the question "why all the buildup?"If
you don't already know the answer to that question, then you are in the
wrong profession. To those of us who are excited and enthusiastic about local
college football, year in and year out (and come what may), the answer is
As a BYU fan, I thought it was hilarious that Alabama went into BYU and
Utah's backyard and stole the number 1 quarterback prospect (5th best
quarterback prospect overall nationally). That was low, but it is Bama.
The odds are in favor of a team like Alabama repeating because of their talent
and, most of all, their depth. Another team may have players as good for their
starting lineup but Alabama's second and third string is as good as
anybody's first deep.More than talent, is attitude. The
Alabama's expect to win. They expect to pull it out in the last second.
They have the coaching to do it, also.Utah beat Alabama in a bowl
game several years ago. Destroyed them, really! It shows it can be done.With a great scheme, some luck, and players playing at their best, any
Utah team could beat any other team in the nation, on a given day. That makes
Maybe you ought to define Dazzle -- then we would know what they don't
Keegan Hicks picture shows some dazzle.