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Published: Monday, Aug. 22 2011 11:15 p.m. MDT

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cougarNV
Las Vegas, NV

If the Defensive backs for the Cougars are as good as they are built up to be in this article, then it will be a very good year for the Cougs!

Not saying it's not accurate in it's report, but as a long time Fan, having witnessed the secondary consistently be a weak spot, my optimism for a great secondary will be reserved until after the season starts.

But please let it be as good as reported!

Go Cougs!

idaho cougar fan
Twin Falls, ID

Last years group of DB's were a solid group (that is saying something at BYU). The front 7 is so stacked that the DB's just have to limit big plays. If they are just as good as last year, the defense will be pretty good again. If they are better than last year, then everybody should watch out.

Chickenhunter
Provo, Ut

What's the old saying? If you have two CBs, you don't have one? Ought oh. We better get one.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

Something tells me the back-ups will get plenty of playing time in the hot, sweltering heat of Mississippi and Texas. Thank goodness for depth.

Chewbacca
Magna, UT

On Stub hub the cheapest ticket for the Utah game is $94 dollars. You can get tickets to the remaining six games for a combined total of $48 dollars. With Utah State coming in at the second most expensive ticket and a staggering $17 dollars and ISU, Idaho and New Mexico State each going for $4 dollars.

Sounds like you've got some real barn burners planned down there.

Rational
Salt Lake City, UT

"The field corner plays on the long side of the field and subsequently requires the position to cover a lot more space, oftentimes in man-on-man coverage."

I think you mean the wide side. (Ever play football?) We hope the long side is the side between the football and the goal line on the defensive side of the ball.

ArticunoBYU
Highland, UT

@rational

gurney is a 5'3" midget. but a talented writer and loyal devoted BYU brother. he never played a down of football in his life. but that doesn't mean you have the right to go and trample his arguments. brandon is a voice of reason in an otherwise unstable world.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

It won't matter who plays in our defensive backfield since our D-Line will have the quarterback on his back.

nottyou
Riverton, UT

On Stub Hub, you'll pay premium dollars to watch the Utes get pounded by the elite PAC12 schools. Next year, the price of tickets will drop as the stadium empties in direct proportion to the number of losses. LES will still be full, regardless of the W-L record.

JonnyDanger
HOUSTON, TX

Rational: THAT was funny... I hope the long side of the field is the one behind the defense!

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Chewbacca | 8:05 a.m. Aug. 23, 2011
Magna, UT
"On Stub hub the cheapest ticket for the Utah game is $94 dollars... Idaho and New Mexico State each going for $4 dollars."

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In the upper endzone. Location, location, location...

And you can also find a ticket for Idaho at $129.

While Utah, playing in a smaller stadium, creating more demand by giving a more limited supply will allow you to see UCLA from $30 (Seat would be closer than from the nosebleeds at LES), and the Utes new rivals, Colorado from $36.

Utah at Arizona goes for $14, while you can catch Oregon at Arizona for $40.

So, what is your point?

(According to Movoto median home price in Magna is $114,000, and Fruit Heights is $354,900. I really find no point there either.)

What do any of those numbers have to do with CB's at BYU?

cougblood
FARMINGTON, UT

BYU DBs are usually assignment sound, were we have issues is in the area of speed and athleticism. This is what I believe is the big difference this year; it seems that these player are more athletic and are faster than our norm. Bronco has talked about recovery speed when a mistake is made, this year the DBs will be able to recover more quickly if they are beat and will still be assignment sound like always.

Bubble Boy
Salt Lake City, UT

Judging these defenders based off St Heaps stats, they're not very good. Porbably not D1 level talent.

RepresentBlue
West Jordan, UT

The jury is still out on the secondary. Of the entire group only Corby Eason and Travis Uale have any D1 experience. The others are all either JuCo transfers or RM's, so we will have to wait to see how well they play. Fortunately, they shouldn't have to make too many big plays with the strength of the front seven this year. All the secondary has to do is keep their man in front of them and not give up the big plays.

Chewbacca
Magna, UT

I'll spell it out for you Verita. Cougar fans love to brag about their bigger stadium. It looks like you have to give tickets away to try to fill it. That's independence for you. UCF, Idaho State, Utah State, New Mexico State, San Jose State, and Idaho Community College. Woohoo! Let the primary songs and golf clapping begin!

JonnyDanger
HOUSTON, TX

And if BYU sells out the dregs of LES at $4 a ticket that is almost $100,000 more than RES...

Chewbacca
Magna, UT

That's interesting Jonny. Not that it's about the money. Right? But I do wonder how the total earnings per football game compare this year. I know my season tickets at RES went up about 25%. If the average price of tickets at RES was $30 the gross revenue would be about 1.35 mil. If the average price at LES was $20 the gross revenue would be about 1.3 mil. These are of course arbitrary numbers I am pulling out of my hat. I'm sure the average prices are higher than that.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

Chewbacca | 1:39 p.m. Aug. 23, 2011
Magna, UT
"I'll spell it out for you Verita. Cougar fans love to brag about their bigger stadium. It looks like you have to give tickets away to try to fill it. That's independence for you."
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Let me know when you spell it out, because I'm getting kinda bored waiting for ya to get there...

They were "trying" unsuccesfully to give Utah basketball tickets away at Gateway last year. That's not a "looks like" but a "had to".

If slamming BYU is saying "It looks like you will have to be as desperate as the UofU" is smack, that is disrespectful to Utah Athletics.

Does that desperation come from being a PAC-12 quality school? Or is it independence?

Not one poster mentioned the size of LES, or RES, or the MC, or the HC. Not one mentioned prices of seats until you did.

You spelled it out, and did not even begin to respond to you off topic post.

Mountainman56
Alpine, UT

Chewy,

BYU sells as many season tickets as Utah's maximum capacity. BYU averages over 18,000 more fans than Utah and that won't change, regardless of schedule.

What does attendance and scheduling have to do with this article? I guess you were just looking for something to try to make you feel better about yourself. Pretty desperate!

Chewbacca
Magna, UT

I'll readily acknowledge that my posts are off topic. I'll readily acknowledge that my beloved Ute basketball team is in the dumpster. (Football is King as my byu friends liked to tell me when the Majerus lead Utes were ruling the WAC. It's even more true now than it was then, sadly.) It's a boring day on sports. So I'm here trolling.

Cougar trolls and rabid fans have taken up stadium smack and coverage smack as their bastions of defense in the current football landscape. So I am enjoying the irony of $4 tickets to a slew of lousy home games in LES.

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