Former Cottonwood QB Cooper Bateman will transfer from Alabama

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  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Dec. 8, 2016 10:01 a.m.

    If you like losing meaningful games in November - Utah is the place for you.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Dec. 6, 2016 4:57 p.m.

    @spokane ute

    One thing he'd know for sure if he goes to Utah is that he won't be playing in any pac12 championship games.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Dec. 6, 2016 2:24 p.m.

    I'd rather have Troy Williams. He should go to BYU; he would know his post season destination for the rest of his carrier.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Dec. 5, 2016 7:42 p.m.

    Utes could use another mediocre qb that transferred because he couldn't play where he was at. Their kind of qb.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Dec. 5, 2016 6:59 p.m.

    Not only can he work on his graduate degree with a scholarship DN Subscriber, he can play football. People get scholarships all the time to work on their graduate degrees in many a field.
    I don't see a problem.

  • Minnesota Ute Bloomington, MN
    Dec. 5, 2016 8:11 a.m.

    Go get him Utes. IMHO he'd be an improvement over Troy Williams.

  • Not Much of a Fan Irvine, CA
    Dec. 5, 2016 12:05 a.m.

    If he'd stayed in SLC he'd have started at the U for four years.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 4, 2016 11:19 p.m.

    This reveals the ugly side of "college sports."

    College sports are not something involving student athletes, but rather their own little scam where they get good athletes and find schemes to fit into arcane rules to be called "students" so they can play.

    This kid has an undergraduate degree already. He is working on a graduate degree. He is transferring from one school to another for the sole purpose of playing football.

    Oh, for the days, when there were real student athletes, who attended real classes and had to pass tests like everyone else, and graduated on time and went out to jobs in the real world.

  • FanOf"ChuckARama" Vernal, UT
    Dec. 4, 2016 9:24 p.m.

    The State of Utah? Interesting which school is going to eventually claim him.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    Dec. 4, 2016 5:55 p.m.

    The Truth:

    Good luck Coop.

    Let this be a wake up call to all of the local recruits looking at greener pastures where these bigger schools have two to three deep of equal if not better players. Stay home and play in your own backyard for a P5 school in the most prestigious conference.

  • Snyder Scowl Provo, UT
    Dec. 4, 2016 2:32 p.m.

    Have to think Nebraska would be the best landing spot. He was recruited by Huskers coach Mike Riley when Riley coached at Oregon State.
    Bateman could come in and instantly compete for the starting job with Tommy Armstrong graduating.

    Cal Berkley could also be a possibility knowing that Davis Webb is NFL bound.

    BYU and Utah are to set at QB for a grad transfer. Utah State is an outside possibility.

  • Maverick West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 4, 2016 1:38 p.m.

    Seems like it happens all too often where the states best prospects leave to coveted programs and never get the opportunity to play. I'm sure these are incredible experiences so i don't want to take that away. However, it would be great if Whittingham can keep the local talent at the U similar to what Washington has done. Their priority has been to keep talent in state and I think that's the case of any successful programs. Go Colts, Go Utes!

  • Pac 10 Pride Murray, UT
    Dec. 4, 2016 1:12 p.m.

    I know a desperate team that always needs two things: a QB and an OC. It won't matter cause my Trojans found their QB for the next 3 years. Watch us own the Rose Bowl. Let me know when you get there.