MLP says he's 100% but I think we know from past experiences that
recovering from a Lisfranc injury is longer than just one off-season of
recovery. Taysom came back from his in time to start the 2016 season but all
season long he didn't not have the agility, explosiveness or speed that
made him such a remarkable player. I wouldn't be surprised to
see Coaches throw a lot to El-Bakri out of the backfield to offset the lack of
depth at TE. To date he has 14 catches and a 12.0 ypc with a TD as a receiver
and has shown himself to be a load to bring down.
See everybody in November............rhetoric will be replaced by action on the
field. Anything that happens before then......is history and is not relevant.
Having said that.......I will not be surprised if the Utes win........again
@FuzzyLogic - VACAVILLE, CA - How many of those Ute players were actually
academically eligible, and how many violated the academic integrity guidelines
for the non-athletes at the UU and should have been expelled?"I
Helped Division I Athletes Cheat in College""I have no doubt
that those athletes making it to a bowl game were far more important to the
school's administration than making sure they understood marginal rates of
AZUTE1 and RealUte (yea right) don't know any of the Y players 'cause
they're REAL ute fans. Maybe this'll help.Ute 2* players
through the yearsAlex SmithEric WeddlePaul KrugerBrian
JohnsonZane BeadlesLouie SakodaCaleb SchlauderaffStevenson SylvesterDo you prefer that list or 2* players or
Utah's 4* player list?Paul SoliaiMarquis WilsonJoseph
FaifiliDavid KrugerJames AionoTerrance CainLatu Heimuli
Go Cougs!!!!Go ROC!!!!!Go Cosmo!!!!!Then all of you,Go Away!!!!!😹
Real UteYou should know all about FCS talent with a former Big Sky
Conference OC! How did he fare in his first season of big boy football again?
3-6 in conference play! I predict that if his second year isn't much better
he will be gone and the Utes will have to start over on offense yet again! See
you in November this year!Go Cougs!!!!!!!Go ROC!!!!!!!!!!Go Cosmo!!!!!!!!!!
"Lack of depth at tight end could be a problem for BYU Cougars". A lack
of talent at every other position on the team could also be a problem.....
Reading the comments here is just continual proof that there is no such thing as
a ute fan. Just BYU haters.
Stringer Bell Try to follow the discussion please,The issue at
hand was 2 Star players not being very good starting players according to AZUte1
when he said ""It’s all that 2 star talent generating zero
playable depth behind byu’s overall mediocre @ best starters.""So I kindly showed he several 2 stars players who exceeded expectations
of their "Star" power, however, I was not aware I had to limit my years
to accommodate you ute fans..So here is some more:* Daniel
Sorensen* Ezekiel Ansah * Bronson Kaufusi * Kia Nucua And Last but not Least - Jamaal Williams- Who now plays for the Packers, hold
the BYU rushing record and was not even ranked by Preps....
jonny in the cityYour obsession with all things BYU is
understandable given your status as a card carrying member of the 2nd most rival
obsessed fan base in the country.
bluepuppy:Let me see if I have this right. You have two degrees
from UW, you are a Mormon, and you post frequently on BYU-P stories. However,
you would pillory an LDS, two-degree UofU alum (like me) for doing the same
thing, claiming they are a "Mormon hater"?Is that your way
of expressing the 'BYU-P uber alles' attitude that you seem to have
picked up? Or, is it just plain hypocrisy?
B lue Husky....well spoken, sir...and correct!
As usual, most comments on a BYU article are "ute fans". In contrast, I
never read a single article about Utah football. I just don't care. I have
two degrees from Washington, and am a dedicated Washington Husky, but I
don't bother with the Seattle Times articles. They are more concerned with
the pro teams. So I understand why Utah and BYU fans devour these articles. BYU
is the biggest news in these parts.I enjoy reading these articles
and comment sections (in the DN, that is), because here, BYU and Utah ARE the
pros. So thanks for the entertainment, Utah trolls. But I sometimes wonder if
you guys ever read anything about Utah. Seems like you jump on every BYU article
and pretend you are Ute fans.Actually, I suspect you are just Mormon
haters. Still, you are reading and absorbing everything BYU. That's a good
thing. BYU has a lot to admire.
LOL at azute1 morphing into real ute with the same old lame “star”
smack.If the Utes were really as prolific at recruiting as their
delusional fans claim, they’d be comparing their recruiting classes to the
big boys of the PAC 12, rather than the recruiting classes of a unique private
Independent like BYU.
TinkerbellYou’re obviously clueless if you think that Chad
Lewis or Dennis Pitta played for BYU 30 to 40 years ago.
I, for one, am thoroughly enjoying the "Kalani Effect." Sitake's
recruiting is perfect to me! "There is a new sheriff in town. Be very
afraid, very afraid...." - Barney FifeGooooo Utes!
Stringer,Are you certain that there are no high caliber players at
BYU? How does one judge 100 kids just because you don't like
their team? The star ratings are guesses at best, and if you like a
school like BYU and commit early you are less likely to get stars anyway. Utah
averages 3 stats per recruit, at BYU is 2.77.That gap is narrow
enough that the games, although in Utah's favor, are still close. But you think that not a single player on BYU has potential? Why
don't you explain your reasoning in an impartial way.
News Flash : "May I remind you of some other two star or less athletes that
played at BYU?1. Chad Lewis (Walk on) no star - went on the play in the
NFL, was on the Philly team that went to the super bowl, which he was a key
part.2. Dennis Pitta (Walk on) -He was a Lombardi Award and Biletnikoff
Award candidate, and a Mackey Award semifinalist. He went on the be key part of
the Baltimore Ravens run to the super bowls.3. Jim McMahon - We all know
how that well he did...4. Steve Young - Well, he was hardly recruited at
all..."News Flash, here's another news flash. That's
another history lesson on people who are grandparents now. If you believe you
have any of that caliber today you are seriously uninformed. Today's
recruiting is vastly different from that of 30-40 years ago.Today, BYU-P gets
the rare quality LDS athletete who had always wanted to go there. Other than
that, it appears to be the leftovers. LaVell and the 1970's are long gone.
"Another Dennis Pitta or Jonny Harline would do just fine."In other words - another MWC tight end would do just fine - just sayin.
AZUTE1 "It’s all that 2 star talent generating zero playable
depth behind byu’s overall mediocre @ best starters."May I
remind you of some other two star or less athletes that played at BYU?1.
Chad Lewis (Walk on) no star - went on the play in the NFL, was on the Philly
team that went to the super bowl, which he was a key part.2. Dennis Pitta
(Walk on) -He was a Lombardi Award and Biletnikoff Award candidate, and a Mackey
Award semifinalist. He went on the be key part of the Baltimore Ravens run to
the super bowls.3. Jim McMahon - We all know how that well he did...4. Steve Young - Well, he was hardly recruited at all...You see
Star ranking has nothing to do with your ability to play college ball. I have
seen 5 star athletes flame out, while walk-on's become mega stars on the
college scene.It is all about the coach system and how well a player
fits into that schema and their desire to succeed.
And the results of Bronco de-emphasizing the TE position have finally come to
fruition. It will take a year or two before the depth is back, even if the
scheme is better this year for the big guys catching balls over the middle or in
BYU should do its self a favor and drop down to Division II so they can be
Yes, but can they give good fireside talks?Do they still do those
I watched Moroni play both basketball and football through his high school days
at Mountain Crest. He was not often injured. With his tenacity and athleticism,
I believe he will quickly become a reliable blocker and pass catcher this year.
“Lack of depth at tight end could be a problem for BYU Cougars”It’s all that 2 star talent generating zero playable depth behind
byu’s overall mediocre @ best starters.A #94 overall ranked
recruiting class/annual 2 star recruiting bonanza will do that to you.They literally have merely 2-3 solid players on their entire roster,
period.Go koogs, you rock!
The entire BYU team will be much improved from last season and will shock the
usual naysayers with no worse than a 7-5 record, plus a bowl game
This is actually the best unit on the team based on continuation from last
year.Depth could be better, but this is hardly the area that byu
lacks the most. Great new recruits, and they get 4 games during a
redshirt year, and good converted players. If bushman stays healthy
then all others fill in the other slot, bushman is a threat because he was the
only consistent threat last year. If tight ends are the squeaky
wheel that needs grease then we're doing very well. Let's see the
receivers and line and backs in shape - oh yeah, also a quarterback!
How quickly we have gone from loaded to lacking depth during the off-season. We
have enough tight ends. We apparently just do not have enough really good
(complete) tight ends. Defenses can guess run vs pass pretty easily based on
which tight end is in.
I wish BYU the best. I hope they can compete and stay healthy. They are
outmatched athletically in nearly every game this year so my expectations are
pretty low...3-9 season. However their coach will get the most from them so
perhaps 6-6? At best? Best of luck Y.
Given that they will probably throw only 2 or 3 passes to the tight end position
I don't think depth will be a problem. We face another loosing season
this year and maybe worse the following year.
Depth on the entire team is very weak, actually average FCS level. Also, I
cannot think of one really good football player the Y has on their roster.
Bushman can catch passes, but even Steve Clark recently said he can't block
yet. BYU needs to get some quality D1 players and good coaching very very soon.
Have Kaufusi play some TE.
I really hope Tukuafu will make it back this year. He looked fantastic last year
in the spring game and he's a big boy. I think Dallin Holker will be
fantastic. He just doesn't have the run blocker body. . . . yet.