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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 9 2011 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Frisco, TX

I thought Friel might push for the starting role. Hopefully his hamstring will mend quickly. Hopefully, he won't need it, but I believe he has a redshirt if needed.

I love the talent and depth at WR. This will be a storied year.

Springville, UT

I think this dynamic duo along with the 2010 #1 nationally ranked HS QB will put on some very good shows this season.

I can't wait. This will be something to see.

Portland Trail Blazers
Sandy, UT

I think BYU has an amazing coaching staff.

BYU is going to be very underrated this year. Look for them to go either, I think, 10-2 or 9-3, with loses only against Texas, TCU and maybe Hawaii.

Bothell, WA

12-0 going into a BCS bowl game, PTB!!

Mark it down!

ted cantrell

I agree with BaneOfHedgehog! while I am always over optimistic, I can't see BYU loosing a game. Old Miss will only be difficult because of their O-line. I believe that the extreme height of Old Miss's O-line will work against them in the run game. This depends on all of BYU's D-linemen being healthy, They (BYU D-line) are very solid and at six feet to six feet two, and around 300 pounds, they will be impossible to get under and get leverage on. They will collapse Old Miss's O-Line and free up the linebackers to tackle. No run game. Given Old Miss's Q-back position, they will not have a game changing passing attack. Their defense is still shaky, Heaps and Company will smoke them.

Texas has great athletes, but they will still not be ready for what BYU brings. (No designated Q-Back and new offense.)


Ben Cahoon will be the coach who makes the biggest difference this year. Watch for BYU receivers to run crisp routes and never drop a ball! That was Cahoon's style back in the 90's as a receiver at BYU.

Go Cougars!

Morgan, UT

Isn't it time for kick-off yet...I can't stand the wait!

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Cahoon is the best assistant coach in America - bar none.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

How can Bronco watch every rep of every group? Does each group line up and wait their turn?

Orem, Utah

Bet with the passing success BYU will have in this and future years, tall, fast receivers will become the norm.

BYU recruit ranking will climb every year.

Loving independence!

Flame of the West
Southern, Cali

Why the indoor practice facility? You are going to disappoint alot of Ute 'fans' who come watch and learn how the game is played.

Omaha, NE

Wow, this coach is sensational. What a hire for BYU. I'd love to see a bomb from the first down vs. Mississippi for a TD to start the game and get Mississippi really nervous.

I don't think we should predict losses. If this team is as good as coaches are saying, there is no one they can't beat.

metamora, IL

T -25 days and counting

South Jordan, UT

who is on the offensive line for BYU this year?
Who is the RB???
Will Mike Hague get any PT???
Saw Jordan Pendleton last week playing golf, Kid is Finally healthy and ready to go this year. Look out people.
oh and its sad to say, but Good job on the Transfer Riley Nelson, you will be sitting this year and next. Sorry Buddy.
But if Heaps is not going on a mission, he will be the starting QB all 4 years for this school and have a chance to break alot of records.
Still absolutely hate that BYU is independent, i mean great for the school and money and all that schedule, but common, win 11-1 and no conference championship to show for it, just so so so sad, wont ever be allowed in same breath as Notre Dame.

So. Cal Reader
Escondido, CA

Love my Cougs, but just a couple critiques on the article. Even so he may have said it, do we REALLY need to know that Cahoon gets "emotional" when his guys try new things and they work? Probably could have/should have kept that portion out. And on Fangupo's "pick", why do we need to know he rumbled for a TD "though the play had already been whistled dead"? That falls into the category of "who cares." With that beeing said, let's hope for a strong football season.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

"How can Bronco watch every rep of every group? Does each group line up and wait their turn?"

Whoa Nellie:

My guess is he can walk and chew gum at the same time. What a concept.

Saint George, UT

Whoa nellie:

Ever heard of film??

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

@ binghamalum | 9:40 a.m. Aug. 10, 2011
South Jordan, UT

Let me help you out here friend.

"But if Heaps is not going on a mission, he will be the starting QB all 4 years for this school and have a chance to break alot of records."

Heaps is a 20 year old MARRIED man. Haven't seen a lot of those guys on missions.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Whoa Nellie:
"How can Bronco watch every rep of every group? Does each group line up and wait their turn?"

Cahooon isn't the best assistent coach in the country but I am betting he is one of the best receiver coaches around. He is exactly what the BYU receivers need. BYU has several very talented young receivers. Cahoon has been there and done that. Considering his size and mediocre athletic abilities, he did more than many who had much more talent and potential. He has the players respect and will teach the young receivers how to make the most of thier talent.

ps: In case you were wondering, no one on these posts takes you seriously. You are a minor amusement at best and usually less than that.

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

Love the enthusiasm, but gee whiz, why not just wait for the games to be played? All of this hype and speculation is "over the top". Hope all of these "dreams" aren't shattered. In the meantime, "Go Cougs"!

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