Thank you to all who made remarkably relevant contributions to the dialog about
this article. It honors the accomplishment of Alex and allows for a meaningful
exchange between interested sports fans. I welcome some of the other
contributors to join that cause.
Alex Smith is an exceptionally talented class act. I hope he and the Chiefs go
all the way this year!
Great to see Alex continuing his success. The 49ers made a big mistake.
BeSmartStill won't help you on the field. The hammer always
beats the nail.
WorfHe does, but let's be honest here. Over the past 3 years,
Alex has the 2nd highest winning percentage of all QBs, 2nd only to Peyton
Manning. So yeah, he's got something to do with it too.
Jarka=rusSay what you want about how and why Asiata got his playing
time. The fact is - Asiata, in his ONE game, has three times as many touchdowns
as Pitta and Collie have combined this year. With that, I guess you can say,
three times as many touchdowns as ALL offensive players in the NFL from byU
combined. Way to go Matt - magic happened!!Go Utes!
@ChrissyBOnly reason Asiata is playing is because Peterson is hurt. Its
great for him and he's a great kid but how many snaps will he get when
Peterson comes back? Exactly zero.
Hey Chris B,Then why can't all those NFL recruits get to a bowl game
and beat Wazzoo?? LOL!
I love reading comments of ute and cougar fans argue over who's is best.
PAC 12 basement vs mediocre independent. You would figure it's 1 vs 2 in
the nation. You know if the table was flipped and BYU was pac 12 basement and
Utah mediocre independent. Every body would be arguing that their new situation
was better. Utes fans would argue 1984 national champ better than 2 time bcs. I
love the argument sports is.
According to RivalsUtah has two unranked recruits these recruits are not
part of their calclulation.If you add in the two unranked Utah is below
BYU (I stated that in my initial statement)Hypothetically if you add the
two non-ranked recruits in at a 2 what do you get?a 2.61 which is probably
being a little optimistic. Please read my whole comment before counter
pointing.Look at ESPN and it has 5 Utah recruits as unranked.ESPN
BYU 1-4 star Utah 0-4 stars BYU- 14 3 stars Utah 13- 3 stars BYU 1-2 star Utah 5
unranked recruits.I referenced more than 1 source not just Rivals.Have a good day, and be happy.
@ CBRead my claim. I said outlets that include unranked recruits. Utah has
a .06 advantage but the Nonranked recruits are not figured into the calculation
Utah has 2 BYU 0.Kenyon Frison is a soft commit sounds like he is going to
flip to Oklahoma.ESPN has BYU at 1 4-star 14-3 star and 1-2 star.ESPN has utah at 13- 3 stars and 5 unranked recruits.Who has the better
class?The scary thing is every year Utahs recruiting has gotten worse in
the Pac. 2010 was there best recruiting season.Have a good day.By
the way the vast majority of your alumni in the NFL are MWC recruits and there
are not many NFLers on the Utes current Pac-12 squad. Have I ever claimed to say
there is a power house program in Utah? NopeI looked at several sources
not just one. Rivals is a good source but one of many.
Here are a couple fun facts about byu/Utah alumThis past Sunday just
2 Utah alum combined for 8 touchdowns, which 8 TIMES the total touchdowns scored
by ALL byu alum, ALL season.LOLUtah alum playing defense
in the NFL have as many touchdowns as byu alum playing offense in the NFL.LOLI wonder what other powerhouse programs only have 1
touchdown by their alum all season?Any?
besmart, Even though Utah is leading per rivals, we'll see
where it shakes out, but if recent history is any indication, we both know how
it will end.Did you know not only has Utah beaten byu in BOTH
average stars AND head to head recruiting the last 4 years, Utah's WORST
year since our Pac 12 invite is better than byu's BEST year since going
indy/wac.LOL!I guess when recruits can choose between
Pac 12 Utah and indy/wac byu, the last 4 years has gone like this:UtahUtahUtahUtahAnd I wonder if getting better
recruits had lead to Utah dominating byu in putting kids in the NFL?Yep!
BeSmart,Good try I just checked rivals recruiting2014 average Ute Stars 2.732014 average byu stars 2.67Even if you want to look at total points, its 892 for byU and 998 for Utah.
But even with Utah winning there also, the total points doesn't mean
anything because some teams only need to recruit 10-12 new guys depending on how
many freshman-juniors they already have, so its not comparing apples to apples
by looking at total points(but again, if YOU want to fine, Utah wins that
also)2.73 Utah > 2.67 byuLOLSorry, but I
called you on your make believe claims.And I'll remind you Utah
has beaten byu EVERY year both head to head AND average stars the last 4
years.4 in a row in recruiting(soon to be 5)4 in a row on the
@ Brave Sir RobinI agree with you I was just counter pointing CB.The
amazing thing is Utah placed more players in the pros that were MWC conference
recruits that what is currently on their Pac-12 roster.Whittingham
developed amazing talent during the MWC years, it seems to be different now.Good luck to the utes though.
Let's be honest fellas!Andy Reid deserves some credit also.
@BeSmartThe true measure of a football program is the quality of
what leaves the program, not the quality of what comes in.
Great day for Alex!Too bad he had to spend so much time the the
49ers and their very frequent changes of coaches, none of who saw his real
potential nor gave him a chance to do his thing!More power to Alex;
I hope we see him in the Super Bowl with whichever team it turns out to be!
@ CBI think it is awesome Smith is playing so well.But you ought to
go look at recruiting classes right now.Most outlets have the average star
rating of BYU recruits higher than the U'sbeside those news outlets
that don't account for Utah's " No Ranking Recruits"Merry Christmas and Good luck to the Utes
And the Utes continue to DOMINATE the nfl landscape of local teams.Think recruits know this?You'd better believe it.Think recruits care?You'd better believe it
Nice job Alex! Keep it rolling
I love to see Alex Smith do well. I am a loyal BYU fan, but all the in state
blustering should disappear when seeing great local talent succeed in the NFL.
Alex is a class act. I am glad he now plays in Kansas City.
Love all of the success our former Utes are having this season. Keep up the
good work! GO UTES!
Typical comment by Smith giving credit to others. 17 of 20 with 5 TDs speaks
for itself as does 11 wins this year.