Steve Sarkesian - Welcome back and thanks for the memories:1) Mr.
Efficiency: Going 31 of 34 in victory over Fresno State (1995).2)
Revenge for Ty: Passing for 500+ yards and six touchdowns in the Cougars'
41—37 upset victory over Texas A&M (1996 Pigskin Classic).3)
Conference Champion: Defeating Wyoming, 28—25, in the 1996 WAC
Championship Game in Vegas. 4) Cotton Bowl Victor: Passing to K.O.
Kealaluhi late in the game in come from behind win over Kansas State on New
Year's Day, 1997, finishing one of BYU's best seasons at 14-1 and a #5
ranking.To one of our best, BYU fans wish you the best in your
coaching endeavors. Go Cougs!
Welcome Back Sark! I know you will be received well by one and all. I was at
the Cotton Bowl and it was one great game. And kudos for recognizing the fans
afterward.@Live Hard 9:39 am: You come on our board to post that you
"will not be cheering for BYU from this day forward" and you think any of us
care???? What we would REALLY like to see is that you will not be posting on
our boards from this day forward. You kinda need some help dealing with your
hate there fella.
Once a Cougar he will always be a Cougar, regardless the outcome in Saturdays
game Sark will be walking out of this LES a BYU Cougar and a memeber of a very
elite genealogy of collegiate quarterbacks. "POLY" Cougar Nation
Sark no worries! You will always be a Cougar fan favorite! The Cotton Bowl will
always go down as one of the great games ever! You reeled them in and then let
them know you did it! Glad to see you back in Provo!
I don't recall booing Steve in 1995. If I did, I extend my apologies. Most of us
at that game would not show disapproval for a college athlete today. Sarkisian
was the last quarterback before 5 years of instability. Feterick,
Miller, Engemann, Peterson, Doman all played spot duty between '97 and 2000. I
imagine 4 of those guys were booed in Provo. All had incredible moments.
Engemann scored 5 touchdowns in the second half at Virginia. Ferterick tossed
the bomb to Hale to win the Washington game. Miller's first drive ended with a
laser pass for a touchdown (it was tipped twice).I have often
wondered what would have happened if Crowton had stuck with Engemann rather than
selecting an inexperienced guy. Chow had hand picked the guy and could have
turned him into one of the best in BYU history. As it turned out, Engemann left
early and tried the NFL. BYU recorded the worst years in recent history.Glad to see Sarkisian (and all of those guys) doing well today.
Welcome home Sark! Thanks for all the fun games you gave us to enjoy and best
wishes for a great and long coaching career. Love it when our men in blue go
out into the world and thrive! Go Cougars!!!
flashback, you have it backwards, he says he won't come out at half time unless
he's ahead by that much. :)
@Live Hard:One thing for sure - from this day forward YOU won't be
cheering for BYU. We sure will miss you.
I liked Sark better than McMahon. That Cotton Bowl victory was grand. I hope
Sark gets to get his picture taken with the other great QB's. That means he'll
be down by at least 21.
BYU fans should feel a sense of pride over Sark. He is a credit to your school
and continues to reflect well on it. UW fans love his honesty along with all the
other skills which make him a great up and coming head coach. He's bringing in
smart AND skilled kids many of whom have been blessed with good families. We
appreciate his bringing in these types of kids and I have no doubt BYU made an
impression there. But then, you already know he's a class guy.Some
of you have mentioned the irony of his becoming head coach at the only school in
his senior year to beat him. When he was introduced to us as head coach, he
talked about that game quite a bit and the impression it made on him. That
endeared him right away as you can imagine!Husky fans look forward
to a great contest. Look out as this team isn't one anyone expects!GO DAWGS!!
What isn't to like about the guy, he led arguably the best BYU team ever and
garnered the only New Years Day Bowl win ever. He's too humble to realize he's
one of everyone's favorites of all time.
One of the best, yes. The best, probably not. I certainly expect everyone at
the game to give him a great welcome.
I loved Sark then and I love him now. A true credit to BYU and the Huskies. I'm
torn, of course, on this game and if i where there I'd have on my Husky shirt
and BYU hat or vice versa.This will be a good game. I expect BYU's
youth to be tested in this game and UW to win, but we'll just have to play the
game. I expected Oregon State to do a lot better than they did last year. This
will be a good win for either team.
Sark went 14-1 that year, his only loss was to Rashaan Shehee, Corey Dillon and
the Washington Huskies, how ironic is that?
Welcome back Steve! Hate to say it, but I hope your team loses on
Sark was a great player, I was in Dallas and got to attend the Cotton Bowl game.
It was very entertaining. The Kansas State fans, all dolled up in their Barney
purple, were in a serious state of shock as the left the stadium. I remember
the BYU fans being outnumbered by a large number, but they were very loud.
Was 2004 the year that USC came to Provo? When the article mentioned that this
was Sark's first trip back, my first thought was, "What about when USC came to
Provo and played?" But maybe that was when he had his one-year stint with the
Sure seems like Sark is always an afterthought when all the great BYU QB's are
discussed, but that Cotton Bowl win may well have been the greatest BYU ever
had. Beats a close win over a 6-5 Michigan team.
Steve was an incredible quarterback. Thanks for playing at byu and we look
forward to seeing you on saturday.
Welcome back to Provo Sark. You are always welcome here among the BYU alum and
congratulations on your successful career.I'm sure the fans at LES
will provide a wonderful welcome to you.
Fans better be more than "cordial". If Sark doesn't receive thunderous applause
I will be very disappointed. If he receives any boos I will be ashamed.
@my screen nameif you have Directv - on ch. 613 which is "college
sport tv = c from cbs"for other cable, I don't knowSteve, welcome home and GO COUGARS!
What is CBS C? Where do I find it on TV?
He was a great QB, I'm sure he'll get a standing ovation.
I think Coach Sarkisian is a class act. He is doing a nice job at UW and after
Saturday, I hope he has an undefeated season.
Welcome to Provo Coach Sarkisian. You were classy when you were in Provo and I
have no doubt you will be classy when you come again. I for one will be glad to
see you coach and watch this game, my first in about 5 years. I
hope the Washington program continues to grow and become the top of the PAC 12.
It would be awesome for BYU and Washington to continue the home and home series
every few years.