"It's crazy to see the HUGE difference between Utah and BYU. Utah loses
a receiver, and they shrug it off cause they know that have someone better to
take his place. "That's just foolish.Utah fans
babble on and on about the loss on Huntley and Moss and Covey.For
the defense, that's probably right, on the offense it's not anywhere
close to the truth.BYU has too many RBs getting injured, that's
the problem, by the end of the season we are into scary depth territory.
Re aka uteUm, yeah, try 5 or 6 guys. Riley Burt is transferring
three other RBS are graduating and one is injured. So, Utah would have concerns
if they were on their 6th string running back too.
It's crazy to see the HUGE difference between Utah and BYU. Utah loses a
receiver, and they shrug it off cause they know that have someone better to take
his place. Ute fans aren't worried in the least! Then BYU loses one guy,
and some feel it's a game changer for their whole season??? Just shows the
difference in depth of talent at each school.
By the way, whoever it was complaining about Spencer Hadley getting the ball too
much, bro, he was getting like 10 yards a carry. Riley Burt was getting like 2.
Now, he came on at the end of the year and broke some big runs occasionally.
That's why it's odd he's transferring now. For all intents and
purposes he was poised to be the starter next year! I guess some guys just lose
I have an idea ...my idea is quite revolutionary...so here goes: how about we
pass the ball more than we did in the Potato Bowl. I almost turned off the game
in disgust at the half. Why? Well we passed six times in the first
half...totally boring AND pathetic!!!
@Oh Really? - Salt Lake City, UT@AZUTE“10 P5
opponents, 9 consecutive P5s @ one point, & the toughest conference schedule
in The PAC-12].”True, but those P5s were, as you said, the
PAC, which really, is the b5, a tier below, more than they were the P5"= = = = =That explains why Utah had the 26th SOS in the final
rankings Vs #69 for your favorite team. FYI Clemson was ranked with the 25th
We will miss Riley. He’s a good talented football player. He would have
been on a Y team that gives the Utes their 3rd loss in a row. Almost all games
we play the Utes close in the last 20 years and with the talent we have
returning this will be the year. The not so mighty 2-6 PAC Ute is going down. Go
“Like Utah, that lost to the only other Bowl-bound team it played from the
b-5 South division, the worst Division in the P-5. The entire rest of the
division was ‘bottom feeders’ with losing records.”Even w/Clemson, ACC’s 2 Divisions deemed weakest.“The
MWC placed more teams in the Top 25 than the b5 PAC. They had a better bowl
record than the PAC, including Fresno beating ASU, who beat Utah.”MWC teams play against weak SOS & beat nobody....The only reason FSU
beat ASU is because N’Keal Harry sat to prep for the draft, where
he’s a sure-fire Top-10 pick, he’s that good/the ultimate
game-changer.“Tell us again about the powerful PAC..”I already did....Your team went 1-3 this last year against our
conference, only barely beating a bottom-feeder we destroyed....Again, byu is
5-13 overall against PAC-12 opponents, never even once beating a .500 or better
team.In other words, byu can look forward to going 0-3 this next
year against us, since they’ll play 3 teams that’ll finish w/winning
records, thus making them 5-16 overall.Who’s your Daddy?Go Utes!
Welp, that doesn't help things at RB. He'll be missed. Good luck Mr.
Riley Burt.I hope Jackson McChesney gets back from a mission ASAP
because he's going to need to play as a true freshman. They might have to
fill in the gaps with some of the forgotten players like Kavika Fonua, Austin
Kafentzis, Beau Hoge, etc. I hope Lopini Katoa gets healthy fast because
he's looking like the guy at least as of right now.
Burt has some speed and strength, but seemed to have problems finding holes that
were there. Unless a starting caliber JUCO RB is signed, or starting caliber
Freshman is signed (highly unlikely), big problem at RB next year. Kafentzis
may have to be moved back to RB. Although Kafentzis is not really a FBS caliber
starting RB, he is about as good as Katoa, and a better RB than all of the other
remaining RBs. This team is not going to be able to run the ball, so let Zack
Could have used Riley for depth but most of his yards came against lesser teams.
Rumor was that he was a poor blocker. Maybe he can find a new start elsewhere.
@ cougarsrock Pretty certain that this announcement tells us that Ula is back in
school and has been reinstated on the team... Can not wait to see him running
roughshod over teams next fall !Pretty certain that opposing teams
are licking their chops waiting for Ula to put the rock on the carpet a whole
bunch of more times. He does run roughshod, just without the ball. He fumbled
twice the last time he played in Logan.
I cannot understand for the life of me why BYU never gave this guy a fair shot.
He is big, fast, powerful, elusive, good vision, good hands, etc. but Spencer
Freaking Hadley was handed the rock like he was Todd Gurley. Obviously there
was something there the coaches didn't like. He should have transferred a
long time ago. The coaches here didn't trust him.
I wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.I am
sorry to see him go. He looked strong at the end of the season (when finally
given the opportunity), and most of us expected him to play a prominent role
next season. Whatever his reasons, I do like that the grad transfer option is
available for these athletes who have put in time and want to try something
6' 1" and 210? 59 carries for for 323 yards and two TDs this season?
And 96 rushes for 513 yards and three TDs over his career?Those
aren't Jamal numbers but his departure is going to hurt.Good
luck to you, sir.
Oh Really? - Salt Lake City, UTJan. 9, 2019 11:57 a.m.Tell us
again about the powerful PAC...-----------------You mean
that conference you'd sell your grandpappy to join?That
conference that, if they invited byu-p, would have you partying for a month
straight?That conference that walloped your team (yet again) this
season?Your hypocrisy (in addition to said envy) is also
palpable.End of discussion.LOL!
AZUTE1 - Mesa, AZJan. 9, 2019 6:52 a.m.U #1usu #2WSU #3byu #4SUU #5------------------Yep,
that without question is the correct order.USU was very good this
year, but it's an undisputable fact the Aggies would've struggled for
bowl eligibility if they'd played Utah's schedule this year. 6 or 7
wins maximum.Only thing is, you can argue 4 and 5 *could* be
I can' t say this was his thinking, but employers outside football would
much more like to see a graduate degree from an institution different than the
one that granted the bachelor's degree. It is possible that Mr. Burt has
accepted that he will not play in the NFL and is preparing for life after
football. Congratulations whatever the reason for his choice.
@Azute"Your UTE/P5 envy is palpable."And yet,
here you are, AGAIN, dominating a BYU article. "BYU beat a
bottom feeder"Like Utah, that lost to the only other Bowl-bound
team it played from the b-5 South division, the worst Division in the P-5. The
entire rest of the division was "bottom feeders" with losing records.
The MWC placed more teams in the Top 25 than the b5 PAC. They had a
better bowl record than the PAC, including Fresno beating ASU, who beat Utah.
Tell us again about the powerful PAC...
Well, Beau Hoge is still on the roster. And Merril would make an excellent
Sorry to see you go, Riley, but good luck! I am curious about Beau Hoge, who was
moved from the stable of quarterbacks to running back. I only remember him
playing one series. Does anyone know what became of a promising dual threat
Jimmy P. - you are exactly right, why would anyone want to miss that
opportunity? He could move to the city college and play for a team that will
under perform and over promise. I for one will not be sad to see him
go, all we here is how good he was in HS. Well, if you can’t crack the RB
stable at BYu, then I guess the coaches see things differently. Greener pastures
are always greener in the rear view mirror.
It's really hard to know all the facts and draw accurate conclusions. Two
items standout: this year's running backs sustained a disproportionate
amount of injuries and this year's running back coach tried to sign,
without success, nine recruits.
Where is the guy from yesterday trolling on the U article about Mariner
transferring from the Utes?Fact is that a lot of schools lose kids
in this manner. Nothing unusual here except this young man had a good chance to
start. Just speculating but possibly wasn’t happy how he was used and
figured his 100 yard bowl game would get interest from other schools.
Pretty certain that this announcement tells us that Ula is back in school and
has been reinstated on the team... Can not wait to see him running roughshod
over teams next fall !
This one hurts, he's a good player and we need RBs right now.Best of luck to him.
Wait? Why would anyone want to transfer from the preseason NC and give up the
opportunity to play with the 2019 Heisman winner? 🤔
It appears that Burt is another one of those players that lost out to
"FOCs" , friends of the coach. He has the talent to be a much better
player than he was allowed to show.
“True, but those P5s were, as you said, the PAC, which really, is the b5,
a tier below, more than they were the P5.”Nice try.Your UTE/P5 envy is palpable.Your team, byu, went 1-3 this last
year against The PAC-12, beating only a bottom-feeder, & has never beaten a
.500 or better PAC-12 opponent, while going 5-13 overall.Go Utes!
Ouch.... Burt was a good player and would have played extensively.
@AZUTE“10 P5 opponents, 9 consecutive P5s @ one point, &
the toughest conference schedule in The PAC-12].”True, but
those P5s were, as you said, the PAC, which really, is the b5, a tier below,
more than they were the P5.
Riley, thanks for your contributions.
I read somewhere that 9 RB's were offered and none accepted. With the
fairly decent offensive line they should have for 2019 one might expect some
RB's to want to come. I suspect they are scouring the countryside for more
than one RB recruit.
“My final Big Three ranking is about as obvious to me as it is to the
national experts. Utah State, Utah and BYU, in that order.”Please....usu plays small-ball [see their #113 ranked SOS] & lost to their
sole P5 opponent, unranked MSU.usu would’ve gotten crushed
under the weight of a legitimate P5 schedule [see our Top-30 SOS, including 10
P5 opponents, 9 consecutive P5s @ one point, & the toughest conference
schedule in The PAC-12]....Heck, they couldn’t even win their midmajor
division! LOLU #1usu #2WSU #3byu #4SUU
Is it already too late to find our own grad transfer(s)? How about the
juco market. There are backs who had a great freshman year who could clear all
transfer hurdles in time. The same goes for basketball. I strongly doubt
Yoeli stays another year.
We need a speedy back who is able to turn the corner. Transfers and graduation
afflict all teams but this isn't the best time for the Y to lose another
back. My final Big Three ranking is about as obvious to me as it is
to the national experts. Utah State, Utah and BYU, in that order.Hit the books and enjoy the ride.