BYU's Ross Apo hoping to stay healthy, contribute to offense

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  • CTJ fan Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2014 3:56 a.m.

    2013 Ute Seniors, your post is about right on for a Utah fan, your right we believe we can win another National Championship, and were optimistic going into each season, so why is that a bad thing? We all know that Ute fans don't think that way because they know it's not possible . It's too bad though that you never really believe in your team enough to believe, but I guess that's par for a school that's had a few great years and years of mediocrity.

  • kokua KAYSVILLE, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 7:50 p.m.

    Ross great attitude and out look on the season and I hope you realize all your personal goals.

    I remember meeting you with Riley Nelson and his family at a Logan vs Bonneville football game in Ogden, it was brother DJ's year at the helm of the Grizz.

    You are polite and endearing young man.

    Imua !!!!

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Aug. 18, 2014 2:04 p.m.

    How have the last 4 or 5 years "panned out" for each of us? Seems to me that this is the more important question. Are YOU and I, doing everything we can to make the world a better place or are we finding satisfaction in others' personal shortcomings or difficulties? Perhaps it's time for a little introspection and evaluation of our own progress. Hmmm.

  • Taysom4Heisman Heber City, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 12:01 p.m.

    @ute seniors

    "The last 4-5 years haven't quite panned out how Apo, Heaps, and Stout thought"

    These last 5 years may not have panned out how I thought with those 3 players individually, but as far as the team overall I would say we have been solid even without Heaps. Just because he expected a national title doesn't mean I did.

    By the way, I don't think the last few years have panned out exactly how the utes wanted in the Pac-12. Sure, they knew there would be growing pains, but I don't think they envisioned 2 straight losing seasons.

    They won 4 conference games in their first year, then 3, then 2. Call me crazy, but this pattern suggests a strong possibility of winning just 1 this year. I'm not saying it's going to happen, but I don't see any conference game as an easy win for utah this year.

  • Coach Biff Lehi, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 10:15 a.m.

    There is a difference between having character, and being one. CB has never figured that out.

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    Aug. 18, 2014 9:06 a.m.

    "The last 4-5 years haven't quite panned out how Apo, Heaps, and Stout thought when they proclaimed in a big Ziggy's press conference they were going to win a national title at byU.


    Ah, that Utah class shines through again. Look at three kids who no doubt have been disappointed in their own football careers, and what is your response? "LOL!"

    Yes, let's laugh and point at the humans who have had to deal with underperforming expectations laid on them by themselves and others. Ho, ho, ho.

    I can say with no hesitation I have never in my 42 years watched a Ute athlete fail due to injury, underperformance, academics, or character issues and thought "Har, har! This is sooooo funny . . look at that loser!"

    Not that this reaction would necessarily say anything about your character . . but it says a lot about your character.

  • taylormade1 Springville, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 8:33 a.m.

    2013 ute seniors,
    Great news for the utes as i heard they are definitely in the mix for the toughest sos trophy this year.Bad news is that by the end of the year they will be so long forgotten the trophy will go to savanna state instead. I am glad to see that you have jumped on board as a fan of the top college football program in the state. Enjoy our ride this year !

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 8:28 a.m.

    We are preseason rose champs every year! We are real good.

    Go Utes!

  • Common-Tator Saint Paul, MN
    Aug. 18, 2014 6:07 a.m.

    An article on a young man attempting to overcome multiple injuries, and a Ute "fan" feels compelled to immediately comment in negative fashion. I hope Y fans will take note and ABSOLUTELY refuse to reply in kind. Life is entirely too short to act, speak, and write negatively. I can only imagine that the vast majority of U fans are equally appalled, and certainly do refrain from doing such (... and thank you!)

    Here's to hoping Ross is able to spend the entire season in excellent health, and realize the potential he has always had. If so, he could have a monster season.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Aug. 18, 2014 5:48 a.m.

    @Ute OldGuys

    It's really hard for some of you to let go of this press conference that happened years ago with some kids in high school. And this somehow proves that all BYU fans everywhere think they're world beaters?? These are just kids. Time to let it go...

    I find it even more amazing how some Ute fans can't "move on" even though they're in a great situation with the PAC 12 and not even playing BYU for 2 years. Why the fascination with all things BYU?

  • Vegasbob North Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 18, 2014 3:00 a.m.

    @2013 or CB or whatever the moniker of the moment is.

    There are often players that come out of High School highly rated and just don't have the impact that they thought that they would, due to injury or whatever. Look no further than Brian Blechen whom I am sure you idolize. Injuries inflicted by contact or self inflicted by use of illegal substances can derail a once promising career. Ross Apo came to BYU with the ability to be a great receiver and has had to deal with a great number of injuries but has remained true to the school and shows up to play. Shame on you. Did you ever suit up and play a down of contact football or are you as I suspect a mere hanger on.

    Good luck this year Ross. I wish you the best this season and on into the future.

  • kaysvillecougar KAYSVILLE, UT
    Aug. 18, 2014 12:10 a.m.

    We as fans sometimes don't give the benefit of the doubt to players who have injuries. It is impossible to excel with a serious injury and Ross has been dealt a poor hand. What a mature attitude he seems to have. I sure wish him a lot of success this year.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Aug. 17, 2014 8:45 p.m.

    2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
    Ogden, UT

    What is par for the course for Utah and their fans? Good solid football that just comes short of winning seasons and bowl games. And their fans? Camping out on BYU articles. Not sure what that says about them.

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    Aug. 17, 2014 5:59 p.m.

    The last 4-5 years haven't quite panned out how Apo, Heaps, and Stout thought when they proclaimed in a big Ziggy's press conference they were going to win a national title at byU.


    But that's par for the course for byu and their fans - preseason national champs every year!

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Aug. 17, 2014 4:44 p.m.

    I hope this year Ross doesn't have too many dropped balls. If he wants to contribute, he's going to need to gain the confidence of Hill. The red jersey means nothing if you drop passes in games. Good luck Ross, I hope you can turn it around this year.