LDS mission helped Stanford QB become better football player

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  • Caprice PROVIDENCE, UT
    Sept. 28, 2012 5:54 a.m.

    I agree with Millie Bess that this article was very well written and followed the guidelines that all journalists are required to follow in giving credit when mentioning quotes. I know that they must follow a specific guideline to prevent lawsuits. So, even if the same thought were mentioned in a similar manner, each one was a bit different and followed the guideline for journalists. As a former journalism teacher, I have always been impressed with the work of this writer. He is one of the best in the business in my opinion.

  • Millie Bess ,
    Sept. 27, 2012 6:11 p.m.

    I am surprised that Dukester from Vancouver, Wa. doesn't realize that professional writers of all news/sports articles bend over backwords to clarify the source of every person's statement in each paragraph because they have been trained to do so. It is far better to be accurate in providing the same source in three paragraphs than to state the source only once and hope that everyone knows who they are talking about in the other two paragraphs! I actually think the article was very well written specifically for the reasons mentioned above!

  • Dukester VANCOUVER, WA
    Sept. 26, 2012 3:36 p.m.


    Do you love the story or the article. I thought it was a great story but the article was terribly written. "He told the Standfor Athletics" was in each of the first three paragraphs. How many times does he have to repeat that phrase? Surely staff writers for the Des News can do better than that.

  • Caprice PROVIDENCE, UT
    Sept. 26, 2012 2:25 p.m.

    I love this article! For that young man to give up two years of his life to serve his church when he also left behind a great college football experience reveals true character and integrity. God bless him for being valiant and above the ordinary ways of the world. He has inspired millions by his example of extraordinary service and commitment. What a terrific companion he will make for some lucky young woman.

  • Bastiatarian TUCSON, AZ
    Sept. 26, 2012 2:02 p.m.

    >Lloyd served in Vina Del Mar, Chile, from 201-2012.

    Now that is a LONG mission!