Morning links: Former BYU QB Hill shines on special teams — is he the future of Saints?; 'Miracle Bowl' remembered

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  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Dec. 10, 2017 5:34 a.m.

    @ eekute

    you wrote:
    "With the future in doubt...we turn to the past. go cougs".

    regarding football:
    Past = History = Legacy = Brand...BYU has all four....Utah does not.

    Those who have a proud history, Tout it (see BYU).
    Those who don't....Can't. (see Utah).

    College Hall's of Fame are built on "The Past".
    Compare BYU's "Legacy Hall" to Utah's "Attainment Closet" for a reality check.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Dec. 7, 2017 9:24 p.m.


    "Maybe one of these centuries the Cougars can actually have a former player in the NBA."
    I'm no mathematician but I recall that in the 1st or 2nd grade I learned that "century" meant 100 years... If I just go back 50 or 60 years I come up with the following list of BYU players who played in the NBA:

    Jimmer Fredette
    Shawn Bradley
    Michael Smith
    Greg Kite
    Craig Raymond
    Mel Hutchins
    Danny Ainge
    Rafael Araujou

    (and that's jsut the first rounders... But there are a lot more:

    Brandon Davies
    Andy Toolson
    Travis Hansen
    Dick Nemelka
    Devin Durrant
    Paul Ruffner
    Bernie Fryer
    John Fairchild
    Steve Kramer
    Jeff Congdon
    Brady Walker
    Fred Roberts
    Jim Eakins

    Of these there are 2 Wooden Award Winners (D-1 College Player of the Year):

    Danny Ainge
    Jimmer Fredette

    There have been 5 BYU players that have played in a NBA Finals series:

    John Fairchild with the Lakers
    Fred Roberts and Greg Kite with the Celtics
    Danny Ainge with the Celtics, the Suns, and the Trailblazers.
    Mel Hutchins with the Celtics

    How many ute players have been 1st rounders, or Wooden Award Winners, or been in an NBA Final Series?

    Homework can do much for credibility... Try it, you might like it.

  • Robroy Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 3:27 p.m.

    Good for Taysom. Just making an active roster is great considering all of his past injuries. Any additional success he may have in the pros is gravy. Good luck and stay healthy.

  • JustGordon Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 2:11 p.m.

    I am sure the writer checked his story for spelling and punctuation errors. Too bad the headline writer didn't do a hyperbole check on what s/he contributed!

  • burningblue Provo, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 2:08 p.m.


    That's a false correlation, buddy. One of the logical fallacies.

    I honestly don't care if he is the quarterback of the future, TE of the future, DB, or anything else. I just think it's fun to watch Hill play in the NFL. Even if that's only on special teams.

    BTW, I don't think Troy Aikman is one to make things up. If he said Hill was the quarterback of the future, he probably had a reason for it. Coaches like the be tight lipped about that sort of thing. Though I doubt Peyton is going to ordain anyone to be his next quarterback. He's going to make them earn it on the field, just like he said.

  • jpc53 Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 12:04 p.m.

    If the Saints thought he was the QB of the future, he certainly wouldn't be playing on special teams.

  • Minnesota Ute Bloomington, MN
    Dec. 6, 2017 12:02 p.m.

    @Former BYU basketball star Kyle Collinsworth had an impressive Sunday for the Texas Legends with 12 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals.


    Maybe one of these centuries the Cougars can actually have a former player in the NBA.

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 9:33 a.m.

    eek, The former Cougar's performances were 72 hours ago and the past bowl reflections are from a current article about top bowl games in history.

    With the little red engine that could having precious little historical legacy to refer to, and no mention in any "best of" articles we take the moral victory of a 6-7 season and another 5th place finish in the 6 team P12 south and make an irrelevant comment on a DesNews article referencing current events and bowl season reflections.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Dec. 6, 2017 9:01 a.m.

    With the future in doubt...we turn to the past. go cougs.