Just for the record, there is no football at BYUY-I, nor any intercollegiate
sports for that matter to be found at BYU-I. So why the fixation with the
reference to BYU-P?? Kinda suggests that folks are somewhat lacking in
information...just a tad ill-informed methinks. Plus the obvious fact there is
zero athletic sportswear or paraphernalia of any sort with a "P"
following BYU! just saying....
Why do you people who have left BYU behind constantly demonstrate an obsession
with them?Just curious. Seems to be a bit of a contradiction on your
parts.I am excited to see where MO langi goes. He is a beast and if he can
learn some good technique he should be able to push just about anybody around on
"No, he’s living BYU-P’s dream. This guy never heard of American
football until he was “discovered.” He’s probably a nice guy,
but still a novelty."He went to a football camp, there are
stories about him trying on an extra large helmet - the novelty act is the media
coverage.As far as his dream, I've spent time in Tonga and
Samoa, a lot of time doing business there, having a degree is meaningful, having
a degree from BYU provo is very meaningful. This is huge for him.If
he doesn't play a down of football his entire life, his life will still
likely be completely changed by this opportunity.I'm all for a
bit of rivalry jabbing, it can be fun in the right place and time, March
isn't the right time, and the classy way of doing it doesn't pick out
individual players which I think is a pretty classless thing to do.The outlook on life from Tonga is very different than the view from your
mother's basement. There is no way that the average Tongan family can
afford a BYU education and he's likely to be a farmer rather than engage in
international trade through his education and network, this is a huge
opportunity for a huge kid who absolutely will benefit from it.
Topper: He's living a dream and his effort will pay off before he's
through.Lester L. Wester: No, he’s living BYU’s dream.
This guy never heard of American football until he was
“discovered.”Your statement proves that you're
making up your own "facts".I've personally talked to
Steve Kaufusi and Mo Langi about his recruitment and Kaufusi told me after NLI
signing day last year that Mo needed a lot of work in many areas - conditioning,
knowledge of the game, practice - before he'd be ready to play.BYU was fully aware that Mo was a "project" that may or may not pan
out.Just like Ziggy.
I am not sure what is an ideal frame for Mo Langi for American Football. I
remember Bronco M. said when he offer a scholarship to him that Mo has a solid
lean body or no fat. Will he keeps his body weight down even more? He could
easly regain his weight back easly with out doing any work out. Maybe he should
stay at 400 lbs because that is his frame should be. Last year
August before the season started the someone asked him what postion he should
play - Def, Off or Specail Team, his aresponse was Sideline Player (as he was
joking). Was he really joking? Does he really want to play Pro Football? He does
have a lot to learn the system and wish him well.
Topper: “He's living a dream and his effort will pay off before
he's through.“No, he’s living BYU-P’s dream.
This guy never heard of American football until he was “discovered.”
He’s probably a nice guy, but still a novelty.
Reporting on Mo Langi is what's off. One some reports he's never
touched a football, but then he was at a football camp, we tend to hear a bit of
a dichotomy about this huge young man.Personally I think the media
has him as a novelty act, and with his size he's a fan favorite. Give him
time to get into the rhythm, at his size he does indeed go where he wants to go,
that will still be true at 375 rather than 450.Ziggy was also a
novelty act so to speak, but he seems to have done well with it, and his family
finally understands that football is neither soccer or rugby.I'm all for finding these players and giving them a chance, it's
mncougar...I wonder if you would like to go tell this young mountain of a man
that all of the work off-season that he has put in, day after day, to shed 50
and gain muscle and agility, tell him it was all a waste of time because
he's just a novelty. I think it's absolutely great that he is working
to become the player he wants to become. I assume your comment was kind of
tongue-in-cheek, but I hope he doesn't read it. How would you like to have
your children hear that they are just wall decorations in your home, nothing
else?He's living a dream and his effort will pay off before
he's through. His quickness will increase, along with agility, when his
frame is more able to accommodate his size. And he is a terrific guy.
It would be great if he gets strong enough and develops the footwork to do some
heavy lifting at nose tackle...he could control two gaps !!!
Mo Langi= a lovable novelty act.