CougarLinks: Can BYU land uncommitted players on Signing Day?

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  • CincyRed13 SLC, UT
    Feb. 5, 2014 6:48 p.m.

    Chris B,

    Seriously, I think it's time to move on. You don't need to continually bash BYU to make up for your school not winning enough. You asked for the Pac 12 so it's time to live with that decision. The Utes will never be a true power in the conference so long as USC, Oregon, Stanford, and UCLA are there. With that said, I don't think BYU will be going anywhere either as an Indy. Fact of the matter is that BYU won't go undefeated and as such won't make a big time bowl game.

  • Truth Machine Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 5, 2014 7:48 a.m.


    Remind us how many Utah basketball recruits were still in diapers in 1998.

    It's laughable how the definition of "ancient" is defined by the kids living under the crimson bubble depending on the sport being discussed.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 11:07 p.m.

    @ Max-was-right

    Today's recruits weren't even alive when those things happened... It's ancient history to them (and everyone else outside of Utah County).

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 10:17 p.m.

    byu currently leads the 2014 recruiting battle 2.67 to 2.61. This massive difference of .06 would be the first time byu beat Utah in 5 years.

  • Max-was-right springville, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 6:19 p.m.


    Wait, tell us all again who has a Super Bowl MVP and a hiesman trophy winner?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 5:54 p.m.


    Keep telling yourself recruits don't care about the lack if nfl draft picks for bronco compared to whit and they don't care since very few make it. Ya you'd like to believe that's how recruits think.

    But, utahs had a higher star recruiting class every year the last 4 years. So apparently the better players ARE picking Utah for one reason or another.

    But I do concede utah's future is even tougher without the automatic win over byu

  • Samwise Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 5:29 p.m.


    I actually mostly agree with your prediction, except in my prediction, BYU will win 10-11 regular season games and beat a 5th or 6th placed Pac 12 team in a bowl game and it might be Utah. I guess I am more optimistic about both of our teams, but I admit I am usually optimistic to a fault.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 5:06 p.m.

    I predict BYU will proclaim a very great recruiting class, win 8-10 games and lose to a 5th or 6th placed team from the PAC 12 in a bowl game next year. And as a realistic UTE fan I have to admit, that won't be us.

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 3:12 p.m.

    Hyrum, UT

    Ya the top collegiate players want to play a pathetic schedule and in a bowl game against a 6th place BCS school.

    Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel relevant.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 2:56 p.m.

    In the PAC12 virtually every regular season game is superior to a BYU bowl game. Playing Washington for BYU was a dream game. The bowl payout for BYU nothing compared to what Utah brings in every year from the PAC12.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 2:27 p.m.

    I was hoping to get to this BYU article before Chris B. did... something hard to do. But I see that 54-10 is filling in for him.

    @ 54-10:

    First of all, very few players ever have a realistic chance of playing in the NFL anyway. However, they do have a reasonable chance of playing in a nationally televised bowl game if they choose the right team.

    And based on recent history, any high school player who has bowl-game aspirations would be advised to steer clear of Utah. They couldn't do it this year (or last) and their schedule is even tougher next season.

    BYU and USU on the other hand, are both likely to continue their current multiple bowl bound records. That's a consideration for recruits.

    It's never fun to lose at any level. And based on recent happenings and looking at future schedules, any player who chooses Utah will probably be experiencing more loses than wins over the next few years.

    There won't even be any wins over BYU to brag about for at least a few years... the only nail they've recently had left to hang their hat.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 2:10 p.m.

    springville, UT

    The stickers are cool. But if the player wants a shot at the NFL, he chooses Utah or Utah State for that matter.

  • Max-was-right springville, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 1:51 p.m.

    If a player wants one of those neat-o pac ten stickers, he will choose Utah. If the same player wants to play on ESPN and play in a bowl game, he chooses BYU.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 12:09 p.m.

    I think BYU has a good shot at all these guys, except Mama who is headed to USC by most accounts. Should be a good day tomorrow.