BYU football: Cougars receive commit from Bountiful linebacker Rylee Gautavai

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  • shorts Payson, UT
    Nov. 21, 2012 6:00 a.m.


  • oldtimeftballer Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 20, 2012 4:11 p.m.

    getting old....lets see...

    Chris B doesnt have a job and just sits with his eyes glued to the computer for a BYU story to come out so he can trash it....and be first to get the non regular Zoobies in a huff...

    Then BYU fans come back back at Utah fans...

    Etc. ETc. ETc.

    Every story has maybe one comment about the actual articl written, that allways spins back to the Utah or BYU is better guys are like kindergartners.

    Getting old. Dnews lets not waste everyone time. let's stop the Utah naysayers post and the BYU zoobies feel like the have to respond posts.

    Neither program is worth a hoot, and going no where even faster.

    Best of luck to this fine young man from Bountiful.

  • Pack Layton, Utah
    Nov. 20, 2012 3:16 p.m.

    Good luck to this young man, with his mission and then with his college days playing football. Good choices.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Nov. 20, 2012 2:30 p.m.

    “BYU is really the only school I’ve ever wanted to play for,” Gautavai said. “I went to all their games growing up. My whole family are big BYU fans. And I love the school, the coaches. I love everything, so I immediately accepted their offer.”

    According to Ute logic, this clearly means that he is no good at playing football and is not an athlete.

    Nov. 20, 2012 10:18 a.m.

    I think Chris B is a discouraged BYU fan.

    That said, was this commit before or after speculation of BYU rejoining the MWC started? It's apparent BYU is not committed to playing at the highest level. Maybe it's because they don't need it for access to the Celestial Kingdom. Call me crazy but, I'll take a BCS AQ Conference and the Terrestrial Kingdom all day long!

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    Nov. 20, 2012 7:09 a.m.

    I think I would rather be cheering for a team that goes to bowl games instead of being in a conference that has teams going but you are not and then say, "Well, we belong to a conference that sends teams to what used to be called the BCS". I guess they could always say, "We played a team that went to a bowl game, and we helped them get there by letting them beat us".

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 8:06 p.m.


    That depends on when the accomplishments take place. If the five BCS bowls came in in the next five years and the NC happened in some forgotten era 30 years ago; I'd rather have the BCS bowls. If the BCS bowls were in the past and the NC was in the near future, then I would lean towards the NC. Either way, I take current/future success over history.

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 19, 2012 7:59 p.m.

    Tell him Riley won't be there next year. That should have a positive impact. Maybe BYU will start winning again.

  • Tito M slc, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 5:59 p.m.

    Chris B -

    Hate to break it to you but most people consider Boise State the BCS Busters for beating Oklahoma. Not "U".
    What is it about you Utes being obsessed with BCS games?

    Quick question... Would Utah Fans rather have 5 BCS game wins or 1 National Championship?

    That's what I thought, Thanks for playin' Chrissy.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 5:09 p.m.


    Big 12 call yet?

    And they won't.

    P.S. Being in a soon to be "previous" BCS conference will matter just as much as before, even with the official "BCS" title goes away.

    You think significant bowls(see formerly BCS bowl games) will be setting up contracts with indepndents other than Notre Dame?


    Long live the BCS!

  • Tito M slc, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 5:00 p.m.

    @ Chris B

    Some programs can go to bowl games.

    And some cannot.

    Some programs can win National Championships.

    And some cannot.

    Some programs can win Heisman, Doak Walker, Davey O'Brian and Outland Trophies.

    And some cannot.

    Some fans in the state can watch their favorite teams play in the postseason.

    And some cannot.

    Sorry Chris B - Enjoy December watching your TWO BIG BROTHERS show you how to play in a bowl game.

  • Christy B Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 19, 2012 3:43 p.m.

    Chris B

    I've heard that Kyle's phone began ringing off the hook with recruits cancelling their commits after Utah was eliminated from the bowl picture, but Kyle reassured them not to worry since he could now guarantee that all future recruits would be home for the holidays.

  • Bomar Roberts, ID
    Nov. 19, 2012 3:37 p.m.

    It is not surprising that Kearsley has a new favorite and it's not the Cougars. I would be surprised if the Cougars and Utes lose a few verbals before signing day. This season has been a disaster for both programs and next year doesn't look any better for either university. Both need players like Rylee who never wanted to play anywhere else.

  • Chris Barkdull LEHI, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 3:28 p.m.

    And he clearly wouldn't want to go to a cellar dweller like Utah who lost to Utah State :-)

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Nov. 19, 2012 3:04 p.m.

    Great article! This young man has a "disease" that most BYU athletes have; perspective and putting the most important things in life ahead of less important things!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 3:00 p.m.

    I wonder if Kearsley's change of heart had something to do with Oregon State being in contention for a BCS game and byu....well...not.

    Some programs can go to bcs games.

    And some cannot.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 19, 2012 2:59 p.m.

    Being a 4 star recruit, Kearlsely just didnt fit at byu.

    Interesting he's considering several pac 12 schools. Yes, I know the kid doesn't want to go to the U, but he's making a great choice none the less by choosing the Pac 12 over only the 4th best team in the WAC, with Utah State clearly the best, followed by La Tech and San Jose State.