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Published: Saturday, Oct. 2 2010 1:05 a.m. MDT

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wwookie
Payson, UT

USU did one huge favor for college football fans everywhere -- They eliminated BYU fans ability to use injuries as an excuse for losing most of their games in the future. Utah State had more than double the injuries that BYU has after this game, yet they still won in dominating fashion. Sorry cougar fans, youll have to come up with something better than the lame excuse that it was injuries.

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

As if that will make a difference on an otherwise pathetic defense? The girls volleyball team would be better defenders than this bunch of sissies! No heart, no fire, hey, they play like Bronco has been coaching! Emotionless!

Big_Ben
Centerville, UT

another in-depth report from Jeff Call! Jeff, how long will they be out? That might be something to look into....just a thought. If nothing has been released (which it probably hasn't), indicate that! Heck, the beat writer is more sloppy in his execution of his job than the football team is! and thats saying something!

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

Wwookie-I haven't heard or read that the Y has used injuries as an excuse. I have wondered why constant whiners continue to read and post on a team they have no interest in. Grow up and go follow your team and be positive in something in life.
Pipes-And you have coached how many Division I football games? Thought so. Take Wwookie to a movie and quit whining. Obviously you have no interest here, move on, find a new interest.
You are not a Y supporter so why even write here?

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

When injuries happen you rely of depth ... oh, wait.


Tds fans, you do realize that the Utes could lose their entire starting D-line and not miss a beat.

It's called recruiting. Look it up.

UteVegas
Henderson, NV

SLCWatch: I didnt realize that if you are not a "Y" supporter that you couldnt post on an article pertaining to them. Thanks for policing these boards and showing your high and mighty attitude that is typical of your kind. Fact is, non "Y" supporters (as you call them), have great interest in this train wreck. As a non "Y" supporter I was interested in this particular article because I wanted an update on those two major injuries. As much as I do not support the "Y", I do respect both Pendleton and Rich and wanted a report on what their injuries were and how long they would be out. Here is wishing a speedy recovery to both of them!

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Spearing, leading with the helmet, is a penalty that is rarely called. Rich needs to tackle differently, concussions lead to problems later in life.
February Championships don't seem to have added depth. Maybe claiming recruiting championships should end.
Bronco was winning with byu's best WR, RB and TEs along with two very, very good QBs. Now that the skill players are back to being average, it's a little more difficult to win.

Rexburg Reader
Rexburg, ID

BYU's fans are way more pathetic than their team. Come on guys, BYU is having a down year. Don't treat the players and coaches, who have given you so many thrills in the past, like a bunch of dogs!

USU AGGIE FAN
Logan, Utah

This is what happens when you play teams that are a lot bigger, athletic, and flat out better than you are(i.e. the Aggies).

Go Aggies!

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

In view of the spate of injuries it seems very counter productive to fire the defensive coach. Hill put together a lot of great teams for BYU. I certainly don't see this move helping any in view of all the new players they are going to have to train.

Muss Man
Draper, UT

I was sad to see Andrew Rich get hurt.

However, having watched him spear (tackle by leading with his head) constantly, I knew it was only a matter of time until he hurt himself or someone else.

This is poor technique; a product of poor coaching.

I hope Mr. Rich recovers quickly and completely.

optimist
Sun City, CA

The Defense and the secondary coaching is in great need of improvement as is, the tight end and wide receiver coaching.

Can Hill be blamed for the poor coaching for all the receivers that have balls bounce off their chest or through their two hands?

Can Hill be blamed for our Kicking or lack there of.

Can Hill be blamed for the game calling on offense?

Can Hill be blamed for everyone on the team knowing that football isn't all that important and that it only comes, in importance, after God, Church, Family, Fireside Chats, other misc. church activities, missions, and finally somewhere around thereafer, is football.. Oh Well, it's only a game. Why bother???

Aggie24
Hyde Park, UT

I really hope Andrew Rich is ok. The way he absorbed that impact, and fell to the ground just didn't look good. I was in the stadium so I didn't see it tv-close; but it didn't look good. Here's to a speedy recovery!

Dennis
Harwich, MA

BYU is way too slow to win. Secondly, being slow makes you the victim when it comes to hits an being injured. The faster moving player rarely gets hurt as badly as the recipient.
Look for more of the same. You can't coach speed and the Y has none of it.

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