Vegas Ute-My comment was made tic with a big helping of sarcasm.Just trying to
beat BYU-p fans to the punch
@BAKC:"Why does he or anyone else need to be compared to another
player?"You might want to actually read the article first before
you comment. Here is how it started:"Darren Carrington II was
just a little hesitant when he was asked after Saturday night’s victory if
Utah’s young quarterback, Tyler Huntley, reminded him of anyone."How dare he answer a question that was asked of him by the media!@yankees1:"Huntley isn't an Elite 11 QB like
another QB we all know in the state"True. He was Gatorade
Player of the Year for the state of Florida, which isn't something to
sneeze at. At least Huntley is not making Gatorade regret their decision.Go Utes!Ever forward!
For all of us Ute fans who have been trying our best not to make comments
kicking BYU while they're down - these BYU-fan comments on this article
sure make it hard to take the higher road.Give it a break BYU fans.
Unless you really want us to pile on top of the 2018 Cougars failings.
@65weaktoss..........."And the Utah hype machine kicks into overdrive. Are
you sure he isn't as good as Cam Newton?"I'm sure
he's better than magnum and Hoge@Holy-schamoly-what-baloneyWe can see the angst and jealousy you have for Ute fans. We can see you
want to make the switch go ahead and make that jump. You may as well cheer for
the best program by far in the state of Utah. A program that is relevant and
competitive within the PAC12. Go ahead and switch that blue for red like so many
others have already done. Trust me you will enjoy college football so much more
being a fan for the U!
"*Sigh*...and there it is.For all the things that BYU-Provo
football lacks this year, fan predictability isn't one of them."How convenient for you to diss BYU fans, then act like you are
holier-than-thou (a famous ute accusation repeatedly said about Y fans) when
they aren't enormored with your attempt to censor them. If you don't
want them to comment, why did YOU bring it up before anyone else?What a condescending point of view to look in the crimson mirror and see
everything utah (program, team, fans, band, stadium, conference, coaches, etc)
is good, while everything BYU is bad. You won 2 BCS bowl games (I cheered for u
against Alabama) and got invited into the PAC10. BYU has won a NC, a Heisman,
& ruled the series for many years before the tides changed. U had the
precise same opportunities, and failed, except wining 7 in a row recently. What a pity that:1- When the media hype turns to the u, you and
many others are distancing yourself from it as far and fast as possible,
abandoning your team, and2- You comment on every article about utah or BYU
football that appears in the paper---EVERY ONE---and then act like BYU fans
shouldn't enjoy the same privilege.
Huntley isn't an Elite 11 QB like another QB we all know in the state,but
he's not bad.
@Holy-Schamoly-What Baloney You mad Bro?
BAKC"Didn't Colorado join the Pac the same time?"-----------Point?
Funny how people are omitting a key part of Carrington's comment...the part
where he says Huntley is a young version of Mariota and that he's not at
the level of Mariota just yet. When you keep it in the context that Carrington
said it there's really nothing too crazy about his comment.
@jackryanDidn't Colorado join the Pac the same time?
Huntley receiving a compliment from Carrington in his comparison to Mariota is
an opinion solely from Carrington.....and he should know, having played with
both quarterbacks. But to me, that's where it ends. It's an opinion,
folks.....nothing more. Utah haters might want to quelch their tone, here.
Besides, you've not played football with Huntley or Mariota.....so you have
no frame of reference.
Why does he or anyone else need to be compared to another player? It's not
a measuring stick and he should be compared to none other than what he does on
the field. What happens if he were to crash and burn, do we start comparing him
to other burnouts or do we say he was the guy who was supposed to be like
Mariota? Let the season and career play out, maybe he will be just fine without
being compared to any other player.
Interesting though, Whitt didn't back off the comparison. We'll see
now that big-boy play is to begin, but this kid has "it" and could be
something special. Time will tell.
Cougsrit: "Utah has beaten 2 poor teams and 1 team with a lousy offense and
a very good defense. "I wouldn't call North Dakota's
defense very good.
Carrington said he reminded him of Mariota. No national media outlet or
football expert has made this comparison. The Title should say Carrington
compares Huntley to Mariota. Thats all this is. I hope he turns out as good or
better, but lets not get carried away, starting with the author of this article.
I am a Cougar fan and admit having some quarterback envy. Tyler shows great
poise and accuracy and seems to be able to see the field well while scrambling.
Utah coaches definitely made the right choice giving him the starting nod. It helps a young qb a lot to be able to rely on a star like Carrington.
The only danger I see for Utah is that their rbs seem a little down this year
compared to past years and if they have to rely on Tyler's legs he could
expose himself to injury. His run/pass decisions in the BYU game were
excellent. I am betting Whittingham and Taylor would like to see him run it a
bit less and protect himself more. He seems as fast as Taysom Hill
to me (not as strong) and more nimble. I think he throws better than Taysom and
sees the field better.
I've been waiting for someone to make the comparison of Huntley and Chuckie
Keeton. That's who I see him as. An thin but very talented QB with a lot of
ability to run. It would serve as a good cautionary tale for Huntley
too since Chuckie had as bright of a future as anyone until injuries got the
best of him.Taysom Hill and Travis Wilson were able to survive
college careers as running QBs because they both had the size/build. QBs like
Chuckie and Huntley just don't have that luxury though.
It's a little early for such comparisons. I'm sure Huntley is a fine
player, but he hasn't really played anyone yet. And against a very mediocre
BYU team, he could get the Utes in the endzone only once—one fewer
touchdown than Tanner Mangum, statistically one of the worst quarterbacks in the
nation, managed against the Utes' superior defense. Yes, he ripped up North
Dakota Tech and San Jose Jr. College, but who couldn't?When
Huntley has embarrassed the PAC-12 defenses, then let's start making
comparisons. If the past is any indication, Utah's offense will struggle
against the better P-12 teams. If Utah can finish in the top three in the
conference, I'll be surprised.
BYU guys might want to read the context of the quote before they start
attacking. It was an off the cuff comment by a wide receiver. PK, DJ, Monson,
etc... have to make a big deal out of it because they seldom have anything
original to say, Most of us that support and donate to the U are very realistic
about where we are and the talent level. We are in a rebuilding year. We are
improving facilities, recruiting, and fundraising every year so that in 5 - 10
years we can consistently have a top 20 recruiting class instead of the current
30-40. People that like to take jabs at Utah never winning the Pac - 12 South
should remember how far we have come since we joined the Pac- 12. Not only do
we have respect from peer programs and coaches, but we are slowly gaining some
national respect. At lease we belong now, even if we are not a top tier program
yet. I'm very pleased with the trajectory of the program and know that we
will have some disappointments this year, but I can live with that seeing the
upgrade in talent. The BYU disaster is helpful as well because the Sitaki
honeymoon is over and it will definitely impact local recruiting in favor of
Not sure a 19 year old loaded with confidence needs an overflow of hype. I think
Huntley will handle all of this well but growing pains on the field are still
going to take place. All of that said, I think the Utes can win 7, maybe 8 games
with this Ute team, but the biggest concern for me is the lack of a run game and
Huntley taking too many hits. An important note, Mariota had strong RBs, which
allowed him to be more effective. For once, Utah lacks there. But the offensive
line will gel and get better (talent there). Which RB might emerge? DHC? Maybe
Shyne comes back in a few weeks. One can hope.
Why not just go all the way and compare him to Montana, Elway, and Aikman??
The...story...came from a comment made by a UTAH WR.Move along
folks...nothing here to look at, listen to etc....Unless, of course, you
are a UTAH hater waiting for something...anything to deflect attention away from
this years pathetic iteration of byu-p football.
@Holy Schmoley What Baloney"Before any BYU-P fans latch onto
this," Well, robin, too late. Your media appointed spokesman has branded
your qb forever..."*Sigh*...and there it is.For all
the things that BYU-Provo football lacks this year, fan predictability
isn't one of them.
He is good but lets not get carried away....or let him get carried away.
love the strong arm huntley has, which utah has seldom seen. for the most
part , he is also very accurate. he still makes some freshman mistakes like
the pick he threw late in first half which was a terrible read downfield
(against sjsu). that's normal and part of what comes with moving to a
passing game.would like for utah to run some plays where he starts
under center, and just drops back to pass instead of rolling out. he has the
receivers to stretch the field, and that might open up something for the running
game. he actually reminds me a bit more of a young steve young.
cougar fans don't remember, but young didn't do much his first 2
seasons, throwing as many picks as touchdowns, but he showed a ton of potential.
huntley seems to be more accurate, and less of a gambler passing but they were
both very elusive. if utah, can get something approaching young's last
season out of huntley this year; that would be great. young and huntley
featured speed and strong arms. builds are also similar.
Of all the comments above, Sanefan's might be the least frantic and
emotional. He might be the only one that actually read the article, not just the
And the Utah hype machine kicks into overdrive. Are you sure he isn't as
good as Cam Newton?
@ Cougrit"Utah has beaten 2 poor teams and 1 team"...that is
in the Big Sky.
"Before any BYU-P fans latch onto this," Well, robin, too late. Your
media appointed spokesman has branded your qb forever, and just like utes grill
BYU fans about preseason articles, you get to OWN this one. BYU never entered
the discussion until YOU brought them into it. Your transfer gets more media
than Donald Trump so you can swallow what he says as others point out the
inaccuracy of it. He may be right, but Huntley hasn't played a down of
PAC12 football this season and Mr. C has you guys going to the Rose Bowl. (That
has a familiar ring to it, too.) I'll bet Whittingham is thrilled to have
a loose cannon talking like this; he doesn't have to make sense of it. You
need to meet some more u fans as I'm sure hundreds of them are pleased
beyond belief with this article. Next time, if you want to censor BYU fans over
a u media story, kindly leave them out of your comments yourself. Such an
approach will work wonders.
Come on people! Utah has beaten 2 poor teams and 1 team with a lousy
offense and a very good defense. Against BYU, Utahs offense scored a total
of 1 touchdown!Let’s not put the cart before the horse here. This
kid might end up being a very good player but he is no Mariott, yet.
Impartial7, I don't think his size is an issue! If he put on just 10 more
lbs, his height and weight would be identical to Michael Vick, and he had a
long, successful NFL career! With his body type, Michael Vick might be a more
Whoa, steady there cowboy...this reminds me of BYU fans all giddy for Heisman
hopefuls Jake Heaps, Taysom Hill, and Tanner Mangum. Comparing Huntley to
Mariota is kind of ridiculous at this point. I am hoping that Huntley becomes a
very good quarterback, but Mariota was a very rare talent. Mariota provides
something of a benchmark for what Huntley can shoot for, but let's put a
hold on the hype and just let the young man be the best Tyler Huntley.
Nobody is saying Huntley is being moved to safety. C'mon man - that's
Too early to make these kind of comparisons.I hope Huntley maintains
his productivity during the conference season.We need someone else
to run the ball effectively.
Utah is Quarterback University. Go Utes!
Mariota is 6'4" and 225 lbs.Huntley is 6'1" and 190
lbs.the NFL would chew him up and spit him out in pre-season. So
will the PAC 12 if he's going to be the leading running back. The
kid's got talent,, use it correctly. But he won't last the season
running like he does.
It will be nice if Utah can actually have all the parts together at once.
Strong Defense, Great special teams (kicking/punting) and this year a solid QB
and elite receiver. The problem is no Booker this year. No Joe Williams this
year and that kind of talent at RB would really help Utah to be at the top of
the PAC12. .... so we Utah fans should remain cautiously optimistic that at
some point - all the parts will come together.
Before any BYU-P fans latch onto this, be it known that this comparison was made
by a Utah player, not Utah fans or media. I don't know a single Utah fan
who would compare Huntley to Mariota.
We'll know a lot more about Huntley after the first few weeks of PAC 12
play. I'm cautiously optimistic at this point.
Lets just enjoy him at qb before he gets moved to safety, I keep hearing this
from our southern counterparts. They're usually pretty accurate right?
I would suggest that Ute fans cool their jets for several more games. One news
story in the DN is rather like the start of the annual hype for another
Heismann QB candidate from the TDS. Huntley looks very good so far, and I think
he has the talent needed to be quite good, but let us get a bit more experience
with him before climbing on that particular bandwagon. There will be plenty of
time to get on board if it is for real.
If Huntley can continue his accuracy and production in conference play, watch
out. Furthermore, players of this caliber at QB attract top tier skill players
(running backs, receivers). Everyone wants to be a winner and be a part of a
winning program.Huntley does not lack in confidence and courage.
If that comes to fruition, Utah is going to be a very good and dangerous team.
He could propel them to the elite of college football.