6 players from BYU, Utah and Weber State invited to NFL Combine

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  • Laxman taylorsville, UT
    March 5, 2018 2:53 p.m.

    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 happened lately.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Feb. 9, 2018 4:38 p.m.

    @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.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 8, 2018 9:48 a.m.

    “. . . 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 . . .

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Feb. 8, 2018 8:12 a.m.

    Interesting that the highest projected kid is a guy from Weber State.

    Good luck to all.

  • PAC man Anaheim, CA
    Feb. 7, 2018 3:08 p.m.

    @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?

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 7, 2018 1:54 p.m.

    "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!

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    Feb. 7, 2018 8:15 a.m.

    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 25

    All-time AP Top 100
    #34 BYU
    #63 Utah
    #90 Yale

    As far as the AP poll is concerned, Utah is closer to Yale, than they are to BYU.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Feb. 6, 2018 11:53 p.m.

    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... It's amazing.

  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    Feb. 6, 2018 11:14 p.m.

    I'm surprised that Lotuleilei fell so far. He was a potential 1st rounder if he would have left last year.

  • red.diehard Central, UT
    Feb. 6, 2018 5:52 p.m.

    Misleading headline

  • rslutefan Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 6, 2018 4:14 p.m.

    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.

  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    Feb. 6, 2018 2:50 p.m.

    JohnInSLC / Brave Sir Robin

    Look where you've never been.

    Last Consensus National Championship (#1 in both major polls)

    BYU - 1984
    USC - 1972
    Utah - never

    BYU'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.

  • Frank Walters Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2018 2:32 p.m.

    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!

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Feb. 6, 2018 2:30 p.m.

    Carrington an Eccles U-Ute?

    More like a "Ringer".
    A Temp so to speak.

    Utah Man...he be not!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Feb. 6, 2018 2:25 p.m.

    @skywalker

    And 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.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Feb. 6, 2018 2:02 p.m.

    Yawn. Of these hopefuls, I predict two who might actually play pro ball: Warner and Lotu.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 6, 2018 1:37 p.m.

    "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 ago.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Feb. 6, 2018 12:37 p.m.

    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.

  • SIMPLICITY Denver, CO
    Feb. 6, 2018 12:02 p.m.

    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.