I can’t believe all of the chest thumping that is going on. What happened
30 to 40 years ago doesn’t matter at all. You all know it is what has
@liljohnny,Pacman was attacking both of us... He was a neutral
party? Lol.. If you read his post he criticizes both of us... paranoid much?
Reading comprehension can be very helpful to one's credibility... Perhaps
you would benefit from it.As for watching utah play in another bowl
game?...lol. Unfortunately, there's a lot of us who didn't catch it.
Seems like there were maybe 12 or 13 who probably drew the short straws and
actually had to go and watch the game with the players and their parents... Lol,
not the hottest ticket on the Bowl Circuit this year. In fact, it was the
lowest attended game my a mile that had two P-5 teams playing each other. The
majority of the G-5 games (with two G-5 teams playing each other) drew quite a
bit more fans. The sad part of it all is that WVU is in the Big 12 and the game
was played in the heart of Big 12 country... I guess it had more to do with
interest in the Mountaineer's opponent.
“. . . National Championship Trophies.”WACman:I’m sure the plural was a Freudian slip. And that belated trophy surely
kept the coog fan base warm and happy when the Big12 refused BYU-P’s
entreaties, or when the coogs first cracked the Bottom 25, or when they got to
watch Utah play in (and win) another bowl game, or when their poster-boy OC
couldn’t get it done, or when they saw their recruit ranking sink out of
sight, or . . .
Interesting that the highest projected kid is a guy from Weber State.Good luck to all.
@poyman: "Pretty typical of a fan base that believes that 2 BCS wins 10
years ago is greater than [30 year old blah, blah, blah]" @JohnInSLC: "Pretty typical comment from a fan base that believes old,
dusty trophies show ANY relevance today."Pretty typical comment
from a fan base that believes that dusty, empty shelves are superior to National
Championship Trophies.btw, when is Utah going to take down that
dusty old 1944 banner hanging in the HC rafters?
"Pretty typical of a fan base that believes that 2 BCS wins 10 years ago is
greater than [30 year old blah, blah, blah]" poboy:Pretty typical comment from a fan base that believes old, dusty trophies show
ANY relevance today. Back to the time machine!
rslutefan"Yale has "won" 15 national championships in
Football which is only 14 more than BYU."And 15 more than
Utah.LOL at your frantic and emotional spin, but here's a
little reality check for U.Yale has never even come close winning a
Consensus National Championship.Yale has never even been ranked #1
in the AP poll.In fact, the last time Yale was even ranked in the AP
poll was for one week in 1972, the same year the PAC 12/10/8 last won a
Consensus National Championship (#1 in both major polls)AP Football
Poll Summary, Weeks... ...at #1 - BYU 4, Utah 0, Yale 0...in
Top 5 - BYU 17, Utah 9, Yale 3...in Top 10 - BYU 58, Utah 28, Yale 6...in Top 25 - BYU 242, Utah 115, Yale 25All-time AP Top 100#34 BYU#63 Utah#90 YaleAs far as the AP poll is
concerned, Utah is closer to Yale, than they are to BYU.
Not bad for a state that produced only one + .500 FBS team... And that was a
barely... (even though they were the only team from the big bad pac12 to even
win a bowl game... thanks to key position injuries for WVU)...even at that, one
of their four invitees had to be borrowed from an out of state program
(Carrington-Oregon).I'm disappointed that Tejan Koroma
didn't get an invite... He deserved one. I guess the 4-9 record cost him
and I feel bad for him... Hopefully he gets a shot with some team and shows them
what he can do... I'm confident he will be a big surprise to the upside for
whoever lands him.Now for a little math tutelage... (rslutefan)... 4
of 6 does not equal 75%... it's 66.7%... and when one considers that
Carrington is really a product of the Oregon Ducks then it's really only 3
invites which equals 50% from a state that didn't produce very many
invitees.Pretty typical of a fan base that believes that 2 BCS wins
10 years ago is greater than a consensus National Championship, a Heisman
Trophy, a couple of Outland Trophies, a Doak Walker Trophy and numerous Sammy
Baugh and Johnny Unitas Trophy winners. Actually it's more than typical...
I'm surprised that Lotuleilei fell so far. He was a potential 1st rounder
if he would have left last year.
Yale has "won" 15 national championships in Football which is only 14
more than BYU. I'm sure the folks there are still hyper-focused on those
wins and talk about what a better football program they have than Alabama who
has only outright won or shared 14. I thought the article was
celebrating 6 players from the state of Utah to get an NFL Combine invite. So
75% of them are Utes but for some reason, we're talking about 1984 again.
Why are we not talking about how the state is producing more NFLers
than Arizona or Colorado is. That would be something interesting to talk about.
JohnInSLC / Brave Sir RobinLook where you've never been.Last Consensus National Championship (#1 in both major polls)BYU - 1984USC - 1972Utah - neverBYU's Crystal
Football National Championship is just as bright and shiny as the day it was
placed in the BYU Legacy Hall of Fame,which is the closest that
wannabe program on the hill will ever get to a National Championship trophy.
Good for these guys! Now work hard so you have something good to show at the
combine.Now if we can just ramp up the talent and work ethic in more
players in the state...not good that one on the list is not projected to be
picked and the other was the Oregon reject. We need to do better than this!
Carrington an Eccles U-Ute?More like a "Ringer". A
Temp so to speak.Utah Man...he be not!
@skywalkerAnd what has your "flagship" program done in, say,
this century?Your flagship is so old that I'm pretty sure
it's a Spanish galleon.
Yawn. Of these hopefuls, I predict two who might actually play pro ball: Warner
"which has never won a National Championship, or Heisman Trophy, or had a
single player inducted in the National College Football Hall of Fame."groundpounder:And despite all that, look where you are NOW.
Irrelevant. That flag on BYU-P's ship? It flew off into pieces some time
simpleton"Four of the players selected from the State of Utah
are of course from the the... [self-proclaimed]flagship
program..."which has never won a National Championship, or
Heisman Trophy, or had a single player inducted in the National College Football
Hall of Fame.It's a good thing that the State of Utah actually
has a true flagship program that has accomplished all of those superlative major
college football achievements.
No surprises here folks, just more of the same year after year. Four of the
players selected from the State of Utah are of course from the the flagship
program of the State of Utah. And we all know who that is, the Utah Utes. The NFL Draft and Free Agency Market will be more of the same.To another successful year in 2018.