AK;hedgie doesn't have a job. No time for one. Ever since she was dumped
by her return missionary / BYU football player she has lived in her mothers
basement so she can read and comment on every BYU article she can find.
Sometimes she even shows up on a Utah article when the BYU news is slow but whe
even comments on BYU in those articles.
It seems that the y's defense is going to have the same difficulty as the U's
will, which is replacing the secondary. The Utes will have a hard time replacing
Brandon Burton at corner, and Brian Blechen's move from safety to linebacker
leaves a lot of question marks at safety. Likewise, Andrew Rich's departure
leaves a huge hole in byu's secondary, replacing a talent like him will be
difficult. However, if there's one thing we know about both coaches, it's that
they both know their way around a defense. It will be fun to watch the players
and see who emerges as the new starting secondary players.
The trolls will never get it, and some of the BYU fans don't seem to either. As
every year goes by, I become a more ardent BYU sports fan not because of what I
think the Cougs' chances of winning it all are, but because these athletes chose
to come to my alma mater, take on the honor code and all the rest of the stuff
that comes with being a BYU student, and are putting it out there to represent
my school. Some give up scholarships elsewhere to walk on here. Others choose
BYU over offers from schools in "bigger" or flashier conferences for
what BYU offers off the court or field. I've seen what BYU has done for my
life, and for my friends and kids who have gone there. Of course I
hope the teams win every game. But I cheer for them, team and individuals, for
who they are and are trying to be as much as for how they do in any particular
game. Trying to get the haters to understand this will never
happen. And I couldn't care less.Go Cougars!
hedgehog"I remember last season and all the hype in the
blogs"...just before Utah was totally humiliated in "the
biggest in Utah history" 7-47the delusion continues
in the PAC 10.2
Its only spring practices so its a bit early too read too much into all the
positive vibes, but I do like the talent that this team brings back. I am
interested to see Mike Hague at safety, perhaps he is the one to take Andrew
Re: crowntown1WHAT do you think BYU is trying to do going
independent? Trying to schedule your so called 'big boys' who I hope have your
same attitude so we can keep beating you every year.
BYU will look back and realize what a mistake it was to think your an elite top
10 program wand going indy. Your now gonna have 3 or 4 losses a year now. Pride
and the fall is coming. You have to win every year and schdele the big boys. I
have never understood why they left the MTN.
I agree with Ernest T. I hope we can finish first in the Independant League so
we can go to the Independance Bowl.
3-4 losses this year.
Hedge, I see you are the most famous of the BYU fans again. Basketball is over
and your obsession with all things Cougar continues with Spring Football. Wow.
Two comments, one on the morning shift and another right after getting home from
work. The rest of Cougar Nation has your "endless drivel"
quotes to look forward to for the summer? What? And next fall? Isn't there a
team or two in Michigan that are supposed to play exciting football? Nah, only
in Provo, and you read it here first. Next year will be exciting
for the fans of BYU. We will not know how good or bad they are till after a the
first couple of games. Go Cougars.
Chris B, you have outdone yourself this time, and that is going superbly low.How do you propose that BYU will be 1-4 with the only win coming against
Oregon State when the Beaver game is 7th on the schedule?!?!?!?I
think your mom said it was your turn to do the dishes anyway.
Is there any knowledgeable fan that knows how much talent BYU has in the
Defensive Backs this year? It seems like a area they are sometimes weak in.
We are going to be so dang good next year. Probably only ND from the indepedent
league is going to be any better.
'I remember last season and all the hype in the blogs"Yes, how
can we forget the endless drivel about having the three best qB's ever at byu.
How only the TCU game was a question mark. 2 coaches, 1 qb and 7 loses
later.......the same delusion continues.
Chris BEver heard of Nick Saban?He calls the defense for
Alabama on game days. Although he does have the help of Kirby Smart when he
needs it, Saban almost exclusively calls the defensive plays for the Crimson
Tide. I have very optimistic but realistic expectations for 2011.
Until the second game, we will have no idea how good this cougar football team
is. If they win in Austin, they can win anywhere. So I will reserve
judgement until then.All I know is I love BYU's chances with so many
talented returners and coaches and a fresh start with Independence. I think the
players will be very excited to play in different places against new opponents.
So much to look forward to! I wish Utah fans would go
cheer on their own team, I can see they are still unable to escape BYU's shadow
even after an incredible move to the PAC.
Let's get spring ball out of the way then fall camp them the first couple of
games before we all jump the gun with how remarkable the Cougars will be in the
new Independant era. I remember last season and all the hype in the blogs. Let's
let this 2011 season get it's feet under it, before we let the tale wag the
cat.Poly Cougar Nation
Ah, Chris B, you are beautiful, brother.Your prediction would truly
make this a miraculous season... Oregon State is the seventh game of the
schedule. They must REALLY be depeleted to lose to the cougars in the first
five.BYU isn't the only entity getting some increased exposure. Go
back to your rock, little sister.
Wow! I thought the trolls would take a breather in the off-season. They are
more obsessed with the Cougars than I am, and that's not easy to do. Is there a
BYU article that they don't read?BYU is going to be improved and
deeper at every position this year. I don't agree with Claws
assessment of the competition. I agree that UCF is solid, but Texas will not
have two down years in a row. Mack will have then fired up and ready to go.
They'll contend for the Big 12 title. And TCU will simply reload. Sure, they
lose some solid players, but they have a pipeline of talent. Their only big
question mark is at QB.
Chris B:Utah will lose to the aforementioned Oregon State Team.Mark it down.
In today's DNews:Bronco: I love my team and want to serve themChow: My QB is boredCoach K: Now we gotta keep up with the neighborsTwo teams, different directions...
hedgehog"How many other college football head coaches also
assume the duty of DC? I know this happens at the junior college level a
lot."Really? Without looking it up, name me one junior college
head coach who is also the offensive or defensive coordinator.As
usual, you need to do a little research before spouting off.Division
I programs with Head Coaches who are also Offensive or Defensive
Coordinators:Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsTexas A&M
AggiesBYU CougarsSouth Carolina GamecocksSMU MustangsNew
Mexico State AggiesArkansas State Red WolvesWestern Michigan
has a better chance of being winless in the PAC 12 than BYU does of starting the
OregonBlue,I dont know for sure but the stickers probably carry over
from the previous year(s). I highly doubt they strip all the players of their
stickers after the season is over.
I see BYU's defense being tough with Bronco at the helm. He knows what he's
doing and has proven that more than once. There are questions on offense due to
the new coaches. It may take some time for them to work out their schemes. I
look for BYU's defense to save them in some of the early games as they get used
to the new offense.
can some one aswere my question regarding the helmet stickers?
Bronco will have the Defense ready to smash anything that comes at them. They
are very deep this year and have much more experience than last year. If the
offense is half as good as they ended last year, the Y will be very good this
year.Troll 1 and troll 2 are really on one. Rollin with the trollin,
zealous with the jealous, unconfessed but still obsessed and transparent as
glass with lack of class. Keep it up children, the adults ar still amused. Very
comical.The closer the football season gets the more Yning they will do.
Win or lose they will always be around. It's the only way they can get attention
from anyone besides their mommies.
Re: Hedge and ChrisYou guys only wish.After looking over
the BYU schedule, it really looks like the toughest team on the schedule might
be Central Florida. BYU will have their work cut out for them to win that
game.Not necessarily a tough team, but look for Hawaii at the end of
the year to be a bit of a challenge. BYU needs to make that the tough end of the
year "rivalry" game in lieu of the Utah game. Hawaii has the #1
passing offense in the country and they are tough to beat in the islands. Should
be a good challenge.
I'm planning to go to Ole Miss this year. Wear my BYU polo shirt. I've heard it
is a beautiful campus and football in the south is special. I'm optimistic we'll
do well in the game. I plan to represent BYU well. I expect the hosts to provide
that southern hospitality. It will be fun.I was at LES one year for
a game against a Texas team. TCU? I forget. I walked across the parking lot with
a couple in the opposing team colors. They told me how impressed they were with
the campus and the fans. Several people invited them to share their tailgate
cooking. Someone gave them home-made cookies. They were smiling all the way to
the stadium.I think BYU will be able to get beyond the rivalries of
the little MWC world and present a great picture of what BYU stands for. I have
friends in Oklahoma who love BYU (they are OSU grads), especially after we beat
Oklahoma.Win or lose, the national scope of independence will be a
great thing for BYU. And we probably won't do a lot of losing.
There are a lot of good reasons to believe BYU will be better than last year on
both D and O. However, lets see the fall line up and how they perform in a real
game before getting to excited. On the other hand there is no reason
to believe Utah will be any better than last year and they do have a tougher
schedule than last year. Since they open with MT State, @USC, @BYU
there is a very good chance they go 1-2 before they limp their way thru the rest
of the schedule which is not that difficult. WU, AZ St, @Pitt, @Cal, OR St,
@AZ, UCLA, @WA St, and CO. Most of their remaining hard games, if you could call
them that, are at Utah.I strongly suspect they will drop a game or
two they should not but best case they are 9-3 with 2 PAC losses. They also
could just as easily have a worse record than BYU last year. We will
see how it plays out.
Ahhhh Spring is in the air. Time to put some fertilizer and weed control down so
we'll have great lawns until snow covers them up again in the Winter. Bronco and
his other stallions are working out training the cerebral cortex and muscles to
gain an edge on the competition. Keep up the great work but watch out for those
dangerous noxious weeds that continue to pop up on the comment boards. On the
other hand just ignore them and trim the lawn a little more. Looking forward to
another season of great Cougar Football. Win or lose real Cougar Fans cheer for
the blue and white. Great to hear those ex-USC players are fitting into our
In the pictures here, I see on some of the helmets little cougar stickers. Are
those left over from last year or are they already earning those in spring?
It must be a nervous time for fans of the team on the hill. BYU really should
have beaten the utes last year... remember? the year you guys started 8-0 ranked
#5 and the Cougs started 1-4? Remember? the team that got pounded by Utah St and
Air Force. Remember? the team that fired their DC mid-season? Remember? Coulda woulda shoulda and the utes squeak out a win against the lowly,
struggling Cougs. This year will be different, much much different. You guys have a starting qb yet? Didnt think so. Good luck v Montana St. U
will need it.
Yeah, BYU is the worst football team ever. They'll probably start 1-17 and it's
only downhill from there. And Heaps will win the Heisman and then prove that
he's the biggest bust ever, not even making it into the elite eight. This is a troll only discussion thread, right?
This team knows in the back of their minds its another 1-4 start, with the win
coming against a depleted oregon state.
How many other college football head coaches also assume the duty of DC? I know
this happens at the junior college level a lot.