BYU is very skilled at turning 2 star recruits into 4 star players while the
utes are skilled at turning 4 star recruits into 2 star players. Stars do not
Wallbanger,IMO, BYU will never be in a P5 conference until it
changes it's stance on parts of the honor code. Remember how the NCAA took
a stance against the state of North Carolina?As for the PAC, I
don't expect them to make the final championships of football, or
basketball. Having ranked teams, is a norm for being P5, and will always be
that way. Politics. But with all the money, shouldn't they have the most
Worf:"Are the utes competitive in any of the P5's lowest
conference?"I agree that the PAC had a down year last year,
expcept when they had the most ranked teams at one point until the losses
started. But let's compare this...the PAC 12 was 7-5 with their OOC
schedule vs. other P5s. Where as the might Independents where 6-16 vs P5s.Would much rather be part of a conference any day, any year than be
playing in Indy Land with a much lower payout, no conference championships or
awards, no guaranteed bowl tie-ins, more difficulty in recruiting. The list goes
on and on. But keep on degrading a conference you and your cougs wouldn't
hesitate at all to join. Big 12 call lately?
BlueHusky:"You're terrified that BYU is actually going to
be good."Why would I be "terrified" of a team who'd
lost nearly 80% of our games over the past 15-yrs, and hadn't out recruited
us even ONCE since 2008? You just made that up. How frantic and emotional of
you.Captain L:"Did I miss something? I don't
think I did."You did. You missed the fact that "Letter of
Intent Day" won't be for another 10 months, and, once that day DOES
roll around, Utah's recruiting class will consist of more than just 2
recruits, and will be ranked higher than the Y's, just like every year
Captain L;Yes you did miss something. Byu will always rank higher
than Utah when you have 8 listed recruits, where as Utah only has 2.
That's been explained to coug fans multiple times. It does not mean your
class is "better". Im pretty sure the Y hasn't out recruited Utah
in a long time. The Utes take their time, even more so this season, as it seems
to be paying off. Byu on the other hand, takes what they can get most of the
time. As much as I like Sitake, playing in the uncertainties of Indy
land, and the strict rules of Byu, I wouldn't think it to be too intriguing
for top recruits to come running.
It'll be interesting to see how running backs from both the utes, and
Cougars do this coming year.Are the utes competitive in any of the
P5's lowest conference?
Navel Vet: Scout .com rankings, BYU #22, for 2018, don't think I saw Utah
in their list of top 25. Did I miss something? I don't think I did.
What's a BYU article without about half of the comments coming from
obsessed BYU haters? As long as they continue to give in to their impulse to try
to diminish BYU in any way, shape, or form, the DesNews will continue to write
articles about BYU. Thanks for your support of BYU football and proving their
Going from a 5'9" 180 lb. guy to a 6'1" 255 lb. guy could be
interesting. I would think the taller guy will get more passes while the
smaller guy will be used as a scat back. I wonder if any have the explosiveness
and speed that Williams had.LaVell Edwards used to say that he used
the passing attack to open up the run game, while most teams do just the
opposite. Personally, I enjoy the run game, but I love the explosiveness of the
passing game. Having a QB that can pass means they can score at any time, while
the run game is more for ball control. A good QB that knows how to read
defenses won't turn the ball over. Now, if only the O line can provide the
Naval - there you go again with your "frantic and emotional" comment. If
anyone is "frantic and emotional" is you, amigo. You're terrified
that BYU is actually going to be good. We'll see ... Lets see, Utah in
Provo comes to mind.
Naval! You're one star report is flawed.
worf:"Ula Tolutau is a two star running back?...Sheeesh! Someone
is spreading fake news."And that "someone" would be you.
Because nobody here said that Tolutau was a 2-star RB. Straw man much? How
frantic and emotional of you.65TossPowerTrap:You're
welcome! Pointing out how "2-star" heavy your annual recruiting classes
have been has always been a real pleasure for me too!
Many thanks to Naval Vet for his perpetual interest in BYU athletics. I truly
do cherish his keen insight into the running back situation at BYU. It always
bring the joy of humor to my life.
Ula Tolutau is a two star running back?Sheeesh! Someone is
spreading fake news.
"There are five or six guys that we feel good about running the ball. Not a
lot of experience..." -- Salani SitakeWhen you have 5 or 6 RBs
-- none with significant experience -- you have NO running back.65TossPowerTrap:EVERY year will be a "rebuilding year" for
the cougars. That's what happens when you annually sign "2-star"
heavy recruiting classes.
I get the sense that this will be a rebuilding year for at least the offense.
New quarterback, new running backs, inexperienced wide receivers. I don't
know who returns on the OL - hopefully it will be the most experienced
part of the offense.