Former BYU star Bryan Kehl enjoying his NFL ride with the Redskins

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  • Apache Draper, UT
    Aug. 12, 2013 6:33 p.m.

    It appears the Cougs' are loaded this year, the Ute's.....not so much.

  • dustman Gallup, NM
    July 16, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    I'm a BYU fan.I liked watching Kehl play in college, but this article really turns me off. This guy is full of back-handed compliments: Calling RGIII a "kid", and saying that BYU coaches are "smarter" than they were when he was there. Saying he'd be killing it now in BYU's new defense. Sounds a lot like Uncle Rico in Napolean Dynamite.

    He goes on to blame the coaches for not liking him as the reason for him being cut. If this guy had as much drive as he did complaints he might be playing more. This article makes Kehl seem like a baby.

    He may be good, but his attitude is horrible.

  • 32843 PROVO, UT
    July 15, 2013 8:02 p.m.

    @Chris B

    You're absolutely right! Let's hear more about John Denney, Brett Keisel, Dennis Pitta, Dallas Reynolds or Vic So'oto.

  • Owl Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2013 5:38 p.m.

    Oceanside, CA
    You obviously don't know anything about Brian Kehl. Having heard him several times it still amazes me that he is a successful linebacker. Seeing him play erases all doubt.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    @Surf is up,

    Still living only in the past huh?

    I'll take current status any day!

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    July 15, 2013 12:08 p.m.


    If you're a Newspaper or a News Outlet, you write about what you think your Readers are most interested in... That should tell you something... If and win they ever talk about former Utes who ride the Bench I am guessing that they will probably put it on the Ute Pages and not the BYU pages... So maybe you are looking in the wrong places for the articles?


    First of all, you don't have to put Ca in your ID we know pretty much where you are from based on your comment.. Secondly, it appears to me that Sportscalc has some personal knowledge of the situation... If his NYG coach who waived Kehl moved over to the Rams and became his coach again I think that it maybe reasonable to assume that that specific Coach may have not have had an appreciation for his talent, or for whatever reason didn't want Brian working for him...The fact remains however, that Kehl is still playing after 5 years... I think that that's longer than the average tenure in the NFL, so he must be doing something right.

  • ImaCaMan Oceanside, CA
    July 15, 2013 11:21 a.m.

    Re: SportsCalc

    So the real problem is that it's the coaches and he's actually too nice of a guy to play professional football. Yeah right. Where do you people come up with this stuff?

  • SportsCalc Sandy, UT
    July 15, 2013 10:57 a.m.

    It wasn't two different sets of coaches. His position coach from NY actually jumped to St Louis before Bryan and he was one of the most "anti" Kehl coaches in NY supposedly. From what I heard, due to Bryan being so level headed and collected off the field he felt Bryan wasn't capable of being the "rip your head off" type of LB on the field. He tended to favor the guys that were pretty much thugs and let Bryan know that he wasn't angry enough to be a good LB.

    The truth is Bryan is a great athletic, and instinctive LB that has to be given the opportunity to display his value on the field. The problem is, coaches at that level don't want to trust potential as their is so much risk with their jobs being so constantly on the hot seat.

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    July 15, 2013 10:45 a.m.

    @Chris B. You are really obsessed arent you? Why do you have you have to make everything that has nothing to do with your utes into something all about your utes? Are they not relevant enough?

    Apparently not. Even you must be recognizing that. Which is why you spend all your time trying to rewrite history with false and or irrelelevant information.

    Why don't they (the writers) switch it up and write all about other ute players who have won Superbowl games (having actually contributed)? You finally got one this year woohoo! But his participation was marginal. He didn't do anything such as, say, catch a TD pass that made the difference in the victory.

    Or writing about all of the former ute coaches who have coached Superbowl teams to victory? Or ute players that are in the NFL hall of fame?

    Oh wait..


  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    Why do we only see stories about Kehl and Collie? These guys don't even play.

    The Deseret News covers more like 15 Utes in the NFL.

    But for byu its like we just go from Kehl to Collie to Ziggy to Collie to Kehl to Ziggy to Kehl.

    Why not switch it up and write about all the other BYU guys playing in the NFL?

    Oh wait...


  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    July 15, 2013 8:06 a.m.

    So what was it about Kehl that made those coaches disliked him? Was it because they didn't think he was good at all or was it something about him as a person? I find it strange that two sets of coaches with different teams felt the same about him. Hope he does great with the Skins this year and end up getting a long term contract offer for a change.

    Good luck Mr. Kehl!!!

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    July 15, 2013 8:04 a.m.

    this guy doesn´t get along with any coach? He even says the byu coaches are much smarter now than when he played there? Hope he learns, grows up and recognizes that the only common denominator in all of his "not so good" situations is himself, not the coach.