Blue roundup: After yet another concussion, should Austin Collie call it a career?

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  • Cougs4Life Gilbert, AZ
    Aug. 25, 2012 10:07 a.m.

    It's hard to be considered a national power when you have only won six conference championships in 60 years of playing in the WAC and Mtn. West...I think that the other schools listed would probably chuckle at Utah being on the list. OK, LSU, FL, USC et al don't remotely consider Utah a peer, and their 4-5 record an weak Pac10 when they didn't even play the top two teams in the conference would support those chuckles, not to mention losing to the 107th ranked Buffs, who hadn't won a road game on four years until coming across the Utes?

    Get over yourself Chris. Utah is a solid program in some years, but you need to face it that most of the country just doesn't care about U...which is backed up by the fact that the national networks have little interest in U, unless your playing BYU of course.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Aug. 25, 2012 8:23 a.m.

    Me thinks it was Sunday school boys who endured the Revolutionary War that created this nation. It was Sunday school boys (my great grandfather among them) that saved tat same nation from the curse that was slavery. Sunday school boys made the difference in WWI & II. And lest I'm mistaken, the number one high school basketball star is a Sunday school (and early morning seminary) boy. And maybe the blessing of having Sunday school boys is that they don't steal, rape, pillage, plunder, drive while intoxicated, commit domestic violence, or any other long litany of societal crimes. Personally, I'll take Sunday school boys over thugs.

  • taraxopoios Lake Tapps, WA
    Aug. 25, 2012 12:41 a.m.

    Did Christy B really just lump Utah in with the national powers because they have won "multiple" BCS games? I guess two counts as multiple, but it hardly makes Utah a national power. That's the best laugh I've had in quite a while. I think she's as delusional about Utah's "power" as she claims BYU fans are about BYU being a national power.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 24, 2012 4:23 p.m.

    30 years ago byu was an above average football team because lavell and other great offensive coaches were ahead of their times and could make up for the lack of "athletes"

    Times have changed.

    Byu has a decent coach at best, and it is miles away from 30 years ago when Lavell was ahead of the game in his schemes.

    Now its a true battle of "athlete" vs. "sunday school boy"

    It's fine that byu wants to embrace the whole church thing. Fine. But stop pretending that you are a great football program who belongs in talk with the true powers(see teams that have won multiple BCS games)

    It's not a coincidence byu cannot go undfeated and go to BCS games.

    It has everything to do with the religion aspect. That is something byu fans dont like to admit, so as long as you pretned its not the truth I will be hear to remind you.

    Accept that you are a goood WAC team and nothing more or I will keep reminding you.

    And I'll remind you WHY. Sorry ducky

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 24, 2012 4:19 p.m.


    Sorry(said sarcastically that I've offended you). However, you fail to realize my entire problem with byu fans coincides directly with your religion.

    byu fans think they are nationally relevant and are truly competing for a national championship every year.

    You are not.

    You do not have the athletes or coaching you need to be a true national power(see teams that have won multiple BCS games like Utah). Yes, somtimtes great teams have a few sunday school boys. But lets look at teams that have recently done amazing things(ie. won BCS games).

    Alabama - not many sunday school boys
    Florida - not many sunday school boys
    TCU - not many sunday school boys(even if they are christian)
    Utah - some sunday school boys(though likely not many starters)
    Auburn - not many sunday school boys

    byu? basically only sunday school boys


    I think not. If byu fans would stop acting like they are on par with Utah or other national powers I would stop my rants. YOu are a good WAC team and nothing more

    Duck - as soon as you accept this I will let byu fans be. More to be continued.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Aug. 24, 2012 2:44 p.m.

    As for the subject of the article, it is Austin's decision to make, not ours. I won't even think of trying to tell him what he "should" do. Nor should anyone else.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Aug. 24, 2012 2:42 p.m.

    @chris b

    I generally ignore you and seldom reply to you but I'm going to reply now and you should take this to heart as I am doing this respectfully.

    Criticizing BYU's practices of having firesides and devotionals is below you, it is below anyone frankly. You should stop any criticism and any mockery of BYU's religious practices as they pertain to their athletic program. It is undignified for you to do this and it absolutely reflects poorly on yourself and ALL Utah fans that don't distance themselves from you and your bigotry.

    Criticize BYU's teams and performance all you want, that certainly doesn't bother me, but you should stop criticizing the religious mission and practices BYU, its teams, and its players, participate in.

    Note to LDS Utah fans, this is not something you should ignore, when he makes these mocking comments he is commenting about you as well an important institution and practice of the church. This is not about athletics, this is about something much more meaningful. Encourage him to keep it to criticism of the teams and players and leave the religious practices out of it. Don't be silent.

    Aug. 24, 2012 2:28 p.m.

    As much as I'd like to see him continue playing, the long term issues and problems he will run into are not worth it. He definitely needs to call it quits and concentrate on improving his health and taking care of his family.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    Aug. 24, 2012 1:52 p.m.

    He absolutely needs to stop playing. Two things to know about concussions: 1) they can have a cumulative effect; 2) suffer one and chances are dramatically increased for suffering additional concussions. Three in 21 months demonstrates increased propensity. He simply needs to stop before its too late.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 24, 2012 1:46 p.m.

    Will this take the number of bronco recruits in the NFL from 1 to 0 if he quits?

    No - I'm not laughing at him getting hurt. I'm laughing at what a pathetic state byu football is in.

    Time to accept reality byu fans. You can be #1 in friday devotionals or you can fight for #1 in the country on the field You can't have both.

    To each his own - BYU consecutive WAC champs and #1 in the country is highest attendance at Friday church devotionals!


    Utah 32
    byu 10
    riley 4 turnovers

    if byu wins I wont post on a byu article all year

    I'll post all year

  • BYU_Aggie LOGAN, UT
    Aug. 24, 2012 1:00 p.m.

    If anyone thinks Collie should keep playing, read about Wayne Chrebet (my favorite former wide receiver), who played a number of years with the NY Jets. Due to concussions, every day is a struggle now. Despite having some seriously excited potential for the former BYU star, it's not worth it.