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There were plenty of great reactions to the New England Patriots’ 34-28 come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Sunday night, but the one of BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum has to be up there.

With a vertical like that, maybe he should give basketball a go as well.

Joe Ingles featured

Ben Mallis of The Pick and Roll looked at the play of Ingles after sitting down with the Utah Jazz forward.

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Bill Connelly of SB Nation’s Football Study Hall put together a 128-team tournament of national champions where he had the 1984 BYU Cougars as a No. 28 seed in the 1953-84 Region.

While only holding a 23.8 percent probably of winning, Connelly had the Cougars beating the No. 5 seed 1977 Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Of the match-up, he wrote, “Our first big upset! And it’s a really big one! Robbie Bosco and BYU take down Joe Montana and Notre Dame. A win for mid-majors everywhere.”

Utah Jazz doing all the right things

Jeff Luten of Fansided’s Sir Charles in Charge looked at the progress the Utah Jazz have made this season.

After talking about Utah’s positions in the Western Conference standings and its health concerns so far this season, he wrote, “However, with the All-Star break coming up quickly, the Jazz are finally starting to look healthy, and we can expect to see them continue to improve as everyone returns to full strength.”

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Justin Rogers of The Detroit News discussed how former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy won’t point fingers at his lack of success with the Detroit Lions since moving to the New England Patriots.

Rogers wrote, “The Lions gave up on the former second-round pick and now he’s going to the Super Bowl as a key contributor on the NFL’s best scoring defense. He could gloat, he could shout, ‘I told you so,’ but he’s content to shoulder the blame for not living up to expectations in Detroit and grateful for his new life with the New England Patriots.”

Rogers then quoted Van Noy who praised many of his former coaches.

“I don’t want you to ever blame coach Caldwell because he’s a great coach,” Van Noy said. “He doesn’t get enough credit for how great a coach he is because those guys will fight for him until the death. I respect coach Caldwell. He’s one of my favorite coaches I’ve ever had. I’ll always go to bat for him.”

Keith Van Horn shares Rick Majerus quotes

Former Utah star forward, Keith Van Horn took to Twitter Monday morning to share quotes from Rick Majerus from when the two were at Utah.

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