So far I have not been allowed to post on DN BYU blogs because I suggest that
Bronco and the LDS church are injecting too much religion into the football
program. I think that it hurts a very successful program, and
disrupts team unity. LaVell Edwards would never have (publicly) talked about his
football program and it's success as a part of the LDS church missionary effort.
Bronco has, and I suggest that the decision to go independent as a means of
getting more airtime for the Church is a disaster for the future of BYU
football.Now, can this thought be allowed to be debated?
and many more to come...all I can say!
Is this the first time in the past 43 years that we ever had a young team? Is it the first time in 43 years that we lost our stars to the NFL or
graduation? Are we the only team among those like Boise State, TCU,
Utah, or even Hawaii, Nevada, Fresno State and Houston, that need to rebuild
instead of reload? Do we sometimes make too many excuses instead of
getting down to the real problem.The real problem is that we don't
make football important enough to give it our total effort. We even
list fireside chats as more important than football for our players. Is it any wonder why balls bounce off the chest of receivers or out of their
hands. Is it any wonder why we make no game time adjustments? Is it any wonder
why we don't spend enough tme in film rooms? Can we really blame Hill for the
letdown in all areas of our team, starting with the coaches, the receivers, the
OC lines and the DL, the kicking, and all else that goes into losing a game?
Hill is the scapegoat.Truman said, "The Buck stops Here"
Sooner or later, after 5 years of hearing that football is not all that
important, it seems like the team is starting to believe it. Perhaps Hill believed it. Perhaps, we should never say those
words again.Maybe it wasn't Hills fault. Maybe it isn't the teams
fault. Maybe everyone involved in the losses and more importantly the attitude
on the field, when receivers have perfect passes bounce off their chest or
though their hands, is that winning is just not that important. Maybe the fact that there are no game time adjustments before half time, shows
the attitude, that football is just not that important. That is what we have
all heard from our head coach for the past 5 years.
I am still trying to figure out how in the world they are going to beat San
Diego State. Look for that streak to go to 6 with losses to San Diego St. and
TCU. This will be Bronco's 1st season w/o a bowl appearance. When does
basketball season start again?
The very fact that you need to go back 30 years to find historic precedence of a
bad season start for the Cougars speaks volumes.Pride and the blind
stubborn's to hold to the ridicules captivity of the heaped up hyped up
leadership put on a boy to lead a team of men, not inexperienced 18 and 19 year
old boy's, but men who some are married have kids, etc. simply ridicules.The lack of faith and trust that this team has in it's coach's is
evident with this sound beating at the hands of lowly USU, the Cougars now are a
huge laughing stock in the State of Utah. Not even the Aggie faith
full expected that USU would not only win the game but beat the Cougars so
soundly. "POLY" Cougar Nation
truetoU- Utah did what it had to do to get out of the MWC and was luckily thrown
a line by the PAC12. Utah is just a regional program and this was their one and
only chance to get out. BYU has always had the influence to go Independent and
make it work, Utah can't. If the PAC-12 really wanted you they wouldn't not have
disrespected you with that horrible no revenue contract after their Texas deal
fell through. The U has a good football program right now, I hope they can
sustain it for the sake of the locals. Anyways, I see years of being beat down
by BYU has really made you a bitter. Cheer up, you got your BCS move and are the
last guys to beat Alabama. Focus on the good at the U and quit worrying about
dear jrifkin48 - you said so many things that are just not accurate that I
don't/won't even bother to point them all out.... except for "they signed the
deal in desperation", really...... are you kidding me. I'm not even going to
bother trying to explain to how this is a rediculous comment because you will
believe what you want to believe.... whatever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by the way good luck with that independence thing... was friday night the kind
of exposure you all were hoping for when you signed that espn deal.... I bet it
wasn't espns. and actually you guys may have an easier time scheduling games
with teams like texas, michigan, or whomever because they will want a usu/byu
result on national tv for all their fans and recruits to see.....
Every program has down years. This is a young team. They'll take their lumps
this year, and come back next year with a bitter taste in their mouths and a lot
Cheer up BYU fans. Having a losing season happens once in a while, but we will
bounce back with our Top 25 recruiting class from last year. Besides look to
Utah for inspiration. They've been horrible for decades and now they are doing
alright. Our future is bright and independence is going to help. Utah isn't even
going to get any revenue next year from the PAC 12. Why? They signed the deal in
desperation. We were lucky enough to have the prestige to go Independent and get
sponsored by ESPN. BYU will be alright.
Get used to the losing streaks little brothers.Now that Utah is in a
real conference, has shown TWICE now we can actually have quests, continually
beat BCS opponents, get up for big games, have coaches that know how to win and
not just say "execution" thousands of times it isn't going to be a tough choice
for future recruits.BYU will continue to get the slowest of slow
players who just love the honor code, and we'll all see many 5-7 seasons in the
future. Loving it!
Our family moved to Utah in 1976. My dad joined the Cougar Club and we enjoyed
attending and watching BYU football games from that time forward.Sadly, by the third game this season, I told my siblings this is the worst BYU
football team I've seen in that 34 years.They're horrible!What amazes me (and a lot of fans and non-fans alike) is how a team can go
from being a top-15 team to a bottom-15 team in just a few months.And firing Jaime Hill isn't the resolution. How is that going to help
receivers catch balls? How is that going to help Special Teams?There
is something wrong--and I don't think it's that the team isn't doing enough
Fall and fallen hard is an understatement. Bronco has lost it. It shows in
this team's poor preparation, his inability to hold his staff accountable,
mainly Robert Anae (the guy that should have been fired) and he can't make a
decision to save his life (ie starting QB, starting TE, and firing the right
guy). Also this team and coaching staff are lazy. They don't practice well,
they don't watch film, they just show up to games hoping they will win. I beat
most of the players and coaches have forgotten where the film room is. What an
embarrassment this team is. Utah, BSU and TCU reload, BYU falls apart.
As a diehard, bleeding blue, Cougar fan I continue to support the team and the
coaches through wins and losses. I'm optimistic that BYU will pull out of this
struggle and have a great year. They have the players and coaches with the kind
of character that will rise to the top. Heaps, DiLuigi, Rich, Logan, and Bradley
and all the rest are the kind of players we know will rise to the top. Go Blue.
No one likes to lose and I'm sure our team feels the same way. Was firing Jamie
the answer, time will tell, it was pretty clear the defense wasn't getting the
job done. But the defense wasn't dropping passes, gaining very few yards on the
ground, missing blocks on the line. Jake seemed to never go to his secondary
receivers, is that his fault or Anaes? I have to 2 questions: Where is the BYU
that at halftime would make adjustments and come out and get the job done? And
where is the big hard hitting (either blocking or running) fullback? Surely
with all the talent we have there should be someone that can bruise the middle,
especially against some of the defenses we have played against. I
still have faith in this team and believe they are capable of finishing strong.
But those receivers are going to have to help Heaps out by catching the ball.
Some say he throws to hard, but his high school teammates seem to catch those
balls without much trouble. We've had our pre-season, now let's get serious and
get the job done.