Former BYU quarterback John Beck primed to make CFL debut with B.C. Lions

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  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    June 16, 2014 2:51 p.m.

    I feel bad for John Beck. He has a ton of talent but never got to show what he could do because he never had a decent supporting cast around him: Miami, Redskins or....he was buried on the depth chart (Ravens, Texans).

    Seems to me that making it big in the NFL is part skill and part luck of the draw.

    Go John!

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    June 15, 2014 1:28 p.m.

    Yes, John Beck is the one who had great emotion to play for a school he loved. That's bad?

  • LovelyDeseret Gilbert, AZ
    June 15, 2014 7:25 a.m.

    I thought John Beck would be coaching by now. I will have to watch a BC Lions game now.

  • I Bleed Blue Las Vegas, NV
    June 13, 2014 10:49 p.m.

    Hedgehog is back! I heard he saw his shadow and that means only two months until football season!

  • Copacetic Logan, UT
    June 13, 2014 5:03 p.m.

    Missouri makes a very good point. I've noticed that Ute fans seemingly spend more time reading BYU articles than they do on Utah articles since they make so many more comments there. Not only that, but they are usually the first ones there to comment. The fact that you, Chris (or should I call your 2013 Ute moniker?), are the first once again to comment on this BYU related article, proves my point.

    Papers are like any other business. They just try to give what the customers want. And it's obvious readers want more about BYU. There are usually multiple times more comments on BYU articles than on Utah articles... whether for love or hate. Regardless, the interest is there and it's genuine.

    If you and your buddies quit commenting so much on BYU articles, then maybe your request for relatively more Ute articles will carry more weight. Just a thought.

  • islandboy Honolulu, HI
    June 13, 2014 2:42 p.m.

    Check the SLtrib.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    June 13, 2014 1:38 p.m.

    Is this the guy who cried a few years back?

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2014 12:42 p.m.

    Chris, the articles you're looking for are over on the far less read MUSS blogs. Since you have your radar tuned exclusively to anything anti-BYU/Mormon you'd be hard pressed to find much of what you're asking for. It's simple supply and demand and there just isn't much demand for articles on Utes in professional sports apparently.

    Evidently you still enjoy reading the articles about Jimmer though - you're always first to comment on every single one of them.

  • Ironman SANTA CLARA, UT
    June 13, 2014 12:24 p.m.


    Right team, wrong league.

  • Ironman SANTA CLARA, UT
    June 13, 2014 12:22 p.m.

    "After that, the 'lion's' share of reps...."

    Yuck, yuck, yuck.

    This coach wins the bad pun for the day.

  • Thidder MAPLETON, UT
    June 13, 2014 12:16 p.m.

    The real question is-where will he go next? He ought to purchase his own moving van. It will probably pay for itself with the two additional moves before he is back coaching at the Y.

  • TylerSanchez Boise, ID
    June 13, 2014 11:44 a.m.

    I think Deseret News would post more articles about professional Ute players, if there was more than 6 readers that actually cared.

  • Missouri loves BYU Lebanon, MO
    June 13, 2014 11:24 a.m.

    @ Ute Seniors.... There was an article 2 weeks ago about Keith McGill signing with the Raiders... If you use the comment activity as a gauge, not many people paid attention to it. If Utah fans want to make a case for more articles about Utah they should probably spend less time in the comment section on BYU articles and more time on Utah articles... Just an observation...

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    June 13, 2014 10:39 a.m.

    des News - could we get daily updates on all Utes who play professional sports? Or would that require too many new writers compared to the few staff that can cover things for byU?