BYU football: Cougars sign junior college cornerback Trent Trammell over UTEP, New Mexico

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  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Dec. 21, 2012 1:07 p.m.

    Dear reasonableUTE:


    That is all.

  • reasonableUTE Provo, UT
    Dec. 20, 2012 7:24 p.m.

    I still don't understand how and/or why BYU fans think they have room to gloat at Utah fans... Yes, BYU is going bowling, but if Utah had that schedule they would be going bowling too. I know, I know... ifs and buts... All I know is Utah has beaten BYU consistently, and won this year, so where do BYU fans get the nerve? Please tell

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Dec. 20, 2012 5:48 p.m.

    Re: Chris B and Howard S

    Yes he did have offers from UTEP and New Mexico . . .

    But he also had offers from Utah and Boise State, so no, I'm not confused.

    And Howard S, okay so maybe he would be buried in the depth chart at Utah and Boise . . .

    but the only point I was trying to make was that these schools saw fit to offer him, which speaks to his talent level and shows that he would be a good enough athlete to play for those two schools, which bodes well for BYU.

    You should be flattered that I would give you guys props instead of getting defensive.

    Lastly, if Boise and Utah weren't in need of corners, why are they offering a JC kid? An offer for a JC kid usually that means that schools are in need of a quick fix at different spots. Maybe this kid would start for Utah or Boise . . . have you asked the coaches?

    Admittedly BYU is in need of immediate help at corner because at least 6 defensive backs are graduating. I am just grateful this guy is coming into the ranks.

    Go Cougars!!!

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Dec. 20, 2012 5:06 p.m.

    When is the DNews going to stop posting Chris B's racial posts? We all knows what he means when he says "athletes." Time for it to stop.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 20, 2012 4:55 p.m.

    The spinning, and envy are growing. No bowl is no bowl. Can't spin your way out of it.

  • truecoug1 Provo, UT
    Dec. 20, 2012 3:41 p.m.

    Lol, on the day when BYU plays in their bowl game and Utah is sitting at home sipping egg nog, we have Chris B on here in full meltdown mode and Naval Vet on here trying to drop recruiting smack...

    Maybe next year you guys should try to be in a bowl game. It's fun. Hopefully all of those 'amazing' recruits will help out. Heck, we've already seen significant improvement this year: last year, you lost to a horrible Colorado team at HOME, this year you managed to beat an even worse Colorado team by a TD on their home turf.

    Big things are in store for the Utes...I can feel it.

    As always, it's a great day to be a Cougar!

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    Dec. 20, 2012 3:01 p.m.

    And here I thought that beating New Mexico's little brother 2 yrs in a row on "Rivalry Weekend" wouldn't necessarily attract the top recruits in the nation. Boy was I wrong. Another top 2-star DB recruit coveted by the best schools in West Texas and New Mexico just spurned the Miners and Lobos.

    Wow, wow, wow! A-maz-ing! All of Utah's DBs have 3-stars...which is obviously 1-star per player too many. Plus, ours weren't that sought after by UTEP or UNM. The only other schools interested in OUR DBs were UCLA, Ariz. St, Ore. St, Wash. St, Utah St, SDSU, and UNLV. Congratulations Cougar Claws and CougFaninTX. You won THAT round. Plus, you'll always be able to hang that banner of out-2-star-recruiting-the-Utes over our heads in perpetuity.

  • SoonerUte Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 20, 2012 1:25 p.m.

    Cougarfanintx oddly said "How can this be? chris b. told me nobody would have an interest in BYU in they were offered by Utah because Utah is in the mighty PAC12."

    Did you read a different article? The one I read says "offered by UTEP and New Mexico". UTEP is in El Paso, not Salt Lake.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 20, 2012 1:23 p.m.

    @Tom in CA,

    You know the difference between Utah and BYU?

    In the last 20 years, what is the pinnacle of your success? a WAC or MWC title? You must be so proud.

    In th last 20 years, we have 2 undefeated seasons, 1 undefeated season as the only undefeated team in the country, 2 BCS bowl games, 2 BCS wins, a BCS invite because we earned it, 2 top 5 final rankins, soon to be two #1 draft picks...

    Yes, we had a bad year this year. But a 5-7 record in a BCS league is more impressive than a 7-5 record in the WAC.

    In the next 20 years, you still won't have a real conference that wants you, still won't have a truly noteworthy bowl win, still wont have an undefeated season.

    But hey, I'm sure your firesides will still be best in the country.

    P.S. I think Army won a national championship in like 1930 too. But no one cares about them either these days.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Dec. 20, 2012 11:03 a.m.

    Howard S & Chris B -

    I'm looking at the bowl schedule trying to find utah on the schedule. Can't find them. Any idea which bowl they are in??

  • manaen1 Buena Park, CA
    Dec. 20, 2012 10:46 a.m.

    I am resolute in my belief that this is better than being beaten by NM/UTEP.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 20, 2012 8:48 a.m.

    Looks like Trent Trammell wanted a team with TV exposure, and goes bowling. You could put New Mexico in the PAC, and they're still the same team. The PAC has a need for weak teams to improve the win/loss records of the others. This is why Utah, and Colorado were chosen over the Cougs.

    Mr. Trammell chose wisely.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 20, 2012 8:09 a.m.

    UTEP and New Mexico?

    Sounds like out of 50 BCS programs a total of 0 were pursuing him as of late.

    Sounds like he'll fit in perfectly at byu.

  • Howard S. Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 20, 2012 7:16 a.m.

    Cougar Claws -

    The best part is he chose BYU over Utah and Boise?

    He would have been buried in the depth chart at both Utah and Boise... at BYU he's a star.

  • Mortoon Idaho Falls, ID
    Dec. 20, 2012 6:37 a.m.

    New Mexico, UTEP seriously???

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Dec. 20, 2012 6:22 a.m.

    How can this be? chris b. told me nobody would have an interest in BYU in they were offered by Utah because Utah is in the mighty PAC12.

    Could it be that the school, program, coaches are more important than the conference?

    Welcome Trent. Cougar Nation looks forward to cheering you on, against a schedule that rivals any of the PAC12 schools.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 10:49 p.m.

    Claws, I think you are confusing powerhouse teams Utah and Boise with utep and New Mexico.

    Not one bcs team wanted the kid. That says something

    But even still, he increases your number of "athletes" from 5 to 6. You must be so pumped!

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Dec. 19, 2012 10:28 p.m.

    Great decision! Welcome aboard. You will fill in nicely for Preston Hadley in a defense that should see a secondary that can be at least as good as last year if not better. Craig Bills and Daniel Sorensen are both as talented a safety duo since Andrew Rich and Scott Johnson. The best part is, is that Sorensen and Bills can be better. Add them with Jordon Johnson at field corner and the secondary can be very good in 2013.

    The best part is that Mr. Trammell, a cornerback, had scholarship offers from Boise State and Utah and chose BYU. That bodes well for how his potential at BYU. Well done!