We’re going to be fine.
Wish him well. Sending good players to the NFL is good for the U.
Outside of the playoffs these bowl games are a money grab for ESPn and a chance to practice a few more weeks. The structure had been broken for a long time.
The kids going to the NFL have no reason to risk millions for a few minutes of heroics on the pasta bowl or whatever. Of course I want to Utes to win but with NIL transfers and the NFL bowls in CF are about like the Allstar game.
Give it a few more years dn college will turn half of them into flag football games too.
Not happy about it but it’s all a symptom of a much larger problem.
Hope Bishop tears it up in the NFL and makes bank at a level that is at least honest about what it is.
I wish Cole the best in his next adventure.
Not unexpected. Something tells me Sione, like Cole, will be a higher round draft pick. Losing them before a bowl game sucks; but given the bowl game isn’t a grandaddy bowl or a playoff bowl, it’s easy to understand going now.
Best of luck to him and his family.
just saw a tweet that showed both Bishop and Vaki were 3 star recruits. This staff does such an amazing job developing defensive guys in such a short time.
Wasn’t Weddle a two star?
I don’t follow it very closely, but a couple sites I saw had Bishop as a 5th or 6th round pick.
Google-fu is failing me in trying to find projections for Vaki.
Losing guys to the NFL is a good thing, in the long run.
Next man up.
But as someone who has exactly zero interest in the NFL, I selfishly wish we’d get the chance to see them play at Utah for longer.
If a underclass man declares for the NBA draft they can go back to college if they change their mind. I believe that’s also true in college baseball. I wonder why it’s different when a players declares for the NFL draft?
Bad news for us Ute fans, but it’s a lot better than if Vaki were transferring to USC, Oregon or byu, like the rumors suggested. I suppose if he doesn’t hire an agent he can always return.