This is sad to hear for the Prichard kid. Injuries of this magnitude are always
tragic. I hope that the break was clean and didn't damage any muscle tissue. We
Utes know the loss all too well like when Wynn went down with the rotator cuff
tear.........and now we are hoping for the best as he continues to heal. But,
who ever knows what the outcome will be? I wish the BYU player the best and take
hahaha most of these comments are ridiculous. The Ute fan that mocks an injured
kid is about as low as you can go, and trying to cover it with "not my
words" is laughable. On the other hand, the Y talk is mostly
hard to understand with the irrational prognostications and @joecoog (what are
you even trying to say there?)How about we discuss the article at
hand and leave the rest of the chatter for our 12-yr olds? Is that too much to
I only care about u one week a year. So sorry you are so obsessed with us!
With Prichard down, BYU have to really dig deep down, maybe find someone from
the defensive side of the ball....who knows, maybe, oh, that 4.4 270 lb guy who
is 6'6 and can chase ddown and tackle a quarterhorse...Ziggy. Seriously I
figure Mendenhall was the starter and while Prichard's loss is a bummer, BYU has
so much depth and so many atyhletes, finding a suitable blocking replacement
shouldn't be that difficult. Oand Utah should HOPE AND PRAY BYU doesn't think
to hand the pig to that 6'-6" 270 lb guy and tell him avoide the tackler.
He might actually be a gamer in that regard. Surely he or any converted
linebacker can block!
Does any of this matter BYU will lose a couple games nd be in the Bell armed
forces bowl. That's what you can look forward too that is reality. Am I wrong?
Ken;I'm sure your not one of the few dozen who were making excuses when U
lost to the only 3 good teams U played last year.Will U be one of them if
BYU starts the season 4-1 and U start the season 1-4?
Not completely sure why there is so much "U" smack on an article about
a BYU scrimmage that mentions nothing about "U," but to digress from
the chatter...I'm just wondering what it would take for BYU to
broadcast the next scrimmage on BYUtv? Seems like a great opportunity to test
the new broadcast capabilities and give some of us outside of the state a chance
to see the team we love get ready for the season?
daddman, then reign them in or is what edgrany said really worse than mocking
someone who just broke his leg and thats why you had to reign him in instead.
I was at the practice Saturday. Was great to see tight end involvement in the
offense. Signs of the past offense. Should be a break-out season for Heaps and
the offense after a very predictable offense under the previous offensive
coordinator. Cauhoon and Doman are a refreshing change of coaching and it is
already showing in the offensive performance. Go Cougs
EdGrady,Really..... ? There was more than one Ute wishing the young man
well as do I. Your type of generalization is what keeps the uncivil nature of
the rivalry going. I think anybody with a hint of sportsmanship pretty much
lays off the injured but both sides have their flame-throwers who need to be
I'm surprised the monitors allow some of these abusive, offensive, and
misrepresentative commments that classlessly mock an injured player and his
Another season down the tube.
Poor Iona! How absolutely frustrating this must be for him! I hope he heals
quickly and does not have much pain.
What kind of person mocks a kid when he gets hurt? Oh that's right - a utah ute
Ken:We don't need excuses for Iona. Some of our running backs have
actually played college football before. Why don't you go back to
articles and see if your All American PAC 12 Heisman trophy candidate
quarterback and your rubgy player can hand the ball off without fumbling and
running into each other.
I agree. It was an emotional experience to see a player go down the way
Pritchard did on the very first play. We knew it was a terrible injury when
after a long while finally the whole team gathered around him. You could see
that everyone was trying to shake it off. This is an excellent, caring, and hard
working/hard hitting football team. They are great. The defense really showed
their stuff this morning as did Heaps. They are a fun team to watch. We loved
watching the coaching staff up close this morning as well.Go
re: ChrissyNot your words and an extremely tasteless application of
them. Grow up.
I love Pritchard......he was my favorite HS player not on Alta! He'll be back!
Too bad about Pritchard sounds like he really would of played a big role at FB
this season. I hope he has a speedy recovery and comes back next year 100
percent healthy. Fortunately, BYU does have depth at the position and Zed
Mendenhall will hold down the FB position just fine.
Ken, what do you base byu's 1-4 start on and utah's 4-1 start? Not anything
concrete. Lets look at what we know (not speculation, like our 3 running backs
with no div 1 experience are going to be awesome). We know from last year utah
won by 1 point that could have gone either way at home. This year it will be at
les which is worth atleast a couple points. Now lets look and see what each
team has coming back. OL carear starts returning byu 10th. 107 utah
65th. 63% of lettermen returning byu 9th 79 utah 91st. 67%%
of yards returning byu 7th 94% utah 90th 49%% of tackle
returning byu 90th 57% utah 82nd 60% (yay utah)combined
experience chart byu 11th utah 88thStarts lost to injury
byu 6th 43 utah 72nd 14 (rankings compiled by phil steele)Starts lost to injury is important because while it's not good for the year
you have so many injuries but the next year you will benefit by the extra depth.
So based on what, do you think utah will be better than byu?
Is this from living right on and off the field? Not my words, don't criticize
In other news, BYU had a qb that didn't have a sore shoulder, has a back up and
didn't go down in flames against his toughest opponents last year.
"I'm just saying. It will be another start like last year and I don't want
to hear excuses while Utah starts 4-1 and you guys start 1-4. "It's the
schedule" "It's the injuries" blah blah blah"Ken,Go back and read the excuses Utah fans always come up with after a
loss. No wonder you expect another team's fan base to start with the excuses;
maybe because you and the rest of Utah's fan base are the masters of excuses. On
Sept. 18, I do expect you to "be quiet".
Ken, Pritchard was probably going to be Zac Mendenhall's back-up. That is how
deep BYU is in their backfield. Iona will celebrate BYU's victory over the
pitiful Utes on September17 from the sidelines and will be back next year to
kick your sorry butts again. You may think that Utah will start 4-1 but you will
lose to USC, BYU, Washington and Arizona State and may beat Montana State,
though not even that game is a gimmee. Looks like Utah is more likely to be 1-4.
I'm just saying. It will be another start like last year and I don't want to
hear excuses while Utah starts 4-1 and you guys start 1-4. "It's the
schedule" "It's the injuries" blah blah blahPut up or
be quiet. This team will not put up and we all know you wont be quiet.
Thanks for the comment Ken, doing your best to prove Max Hall correct are you?
Most Utah fans have class but Ken doesn't help.
@KennieMy mistake...My post should have more clearly stated... At least
BYU doesn't have to borrow players from the defense to make an O Line...even
temporarily...which means that there is actually depth in place and not an
abstract in reality.
Ken sounds a little insecure. I believe he would be well served to be worrying
about his U RB situation Iona is very good, especially since he is just back
from a mission. Wish him the best and hope he completely heals. BYU does have a
deep pool of RB's and this will give a couple more the chance to stand up and be
Were those full-contact kickoffs in a scrimmage?
Big HapaBYU really looked sloppy???? At least BYU has a Quarterback.
Three weeks more practice will increase the tempo. You need to understand the
game before you comment!Ken:You need to spend your time
helping Wit. Utah has lost two offensive guards and is cross training D-linemen
just to field a team. Again, Utah has a broken quarterback with out backup and
not one running back with D-1 experience. You need to practice your excuses on
why Utah goes 2-10!
kennieUnfortunately it happens players get hurt...don't need any
excuses... it will work itself out. At least we don't have to borrow players
from the offense. That's one of the advantages of having a corp of return
missionaries on scholarship....something that's still also available but under
utilized at the U... even now that they are in the PAC. It is a significant
loss to have Pritchard go out with an injury...but it's not something that BYU's
depth in talent can't overcome.
Never like to hear about a player missing a year due to injury. Does
he have a red-shirt year?Hope he recovers quickly.
Iona down?BYU fans aren't knocking on wood hard enough!Get with it!We can't have the injury bug screw up a promising
year.On the bright side, looks like both sides of the ball were
clicking.Glad to see they're looking for ways to use Riley.
And let the excuses begin for why byu has another terrible start. "If only
Pritchard hadn't gotten hurt..."
That is really sad what happened to Iona, maybe Baker can take his spot? jk Come
back strong now Iona.
Pritchard's family is our neighbor. Though he chose the wrong school, I hope he
makes it back by next year. Great kid and will do well in anything he does. I
feel bad for him as he really worked out hard to come to camp in shape and
really wanted to contribute.
Sorry boys I will not be one who does not cal it like it is. The team was
emotionless, passionless Jake was helped with a very late PI call and a 6 second
drop back sack that was not blown which enabled McKay to get open, great catch
Bytheway McKay. The 2ND offense looked decent until two wide open
receptions were dropped that could have gone for a score and or big yardage.
After that Boring, staling offense that could not finish again in the red
zone.Defensive mental mistakes galore , I know defensive penalties
are considered aggressive mistakes and are rewarded so I guess that is a plus ?
The SEC is coming in less then a month, not Idaho State, New Mexico
State or the mighty Idaho Vandals the SEC Fast, Big and the most dominating
conference in CF today.Wake Up COUGARS the 2011 season is here, are
Sorry...Iona for misspelling you're last name. Good luck
No one likes to see anyone get hurt...whether they are on your team or one of
your opponents. But it is what it is. It's part of the sport. He'll still be
a contributing factor and support to his teammates though he may not be able to
do it from the field. And in practice it happens quite often. Hope Pritched
will be ok and recover soon. He will be missed as a player this year but we
will certainly be looking forward to seeing him return next season. Best wishes
Big loss losing Pritchard; I hope he heals quickly and is able to come back full
strength next season.Fortunately, like just about every other
position, BYU is deep at running back and has players who can step in and fill
the gap.Nice start for Jake, 7 of 9, 105 yards, and 1 TD.