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Published: Friday, Sept. 2 2011 8:00 p.m. MDT

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Honor Code
Denver, Colorado

I thought BYU has a "haircut" rule on Campus, what's with the long hair slicked back with Riley Nelson. Sinners!

Salt Lake City, UT

Rise and Shout Cougars! Football is upon us.

Beat Ole Miss

Highland, UT

@Honor Code 12:39 AM

Really? Wow....

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

@Honor Code

Dude...even during the sixties when there really was a strict policy Riley's hair would have still been ok... You must have grown up in the 40's when everyone had GI haircuts and head lice were a real pest...so buzz cuts were the rule not the exception. Get out of the house once in a while... and find something actually meaninfully substantial to post...it's 2011 not the dark ages of the Spanish Inquistion.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Really looking forward to today's game with ole Miss...and wishing the team well. Been reading a few of Bronco's references to the Honor code over the past year...and piecing together what it truly means in light of all that has been going wrong in the direction that the game is going these days at other Universities and the attitudes of some of thier players, administrators, coaches and fans. Not all... but unfortunately a growing number who are disappointedly willing... or choosing to compromise on core values. I think that he has covered some really good points and I know that he has done a great deal to instill in the players of this very young... but very promising team... the essential quest to maintain these values at all costs...and to never compromise.

To paraphrase Bronco's thoughts and roll them into one statement would not be all that hard...for the honor code itself isn't really that hard.

From one of his more recent talks:

Today is your defining moment...
Never forget Who You Are...or what you stand for...
Rise Up...
No Compromise...there is no other way...
Return with Honor...and never forget those you represent.

metamora, IL

I attended a game in Notre Dame's "hostile environment" sporting full BYU regalia. ND fans were very gracious hosts. I'm looking forward to returning for BYU's future games there!

Riverton, UT

Honor Code: You need a hobby.


BYU, the "storied" football program begins a life alone! Go Rebels!!!!

Ivins, UT

As a rule, Sinners call sinners, sinners. Our Savior has long hair and I am sure Riley follows his example as best he can.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

D News

What's the weather forcast for Game time with T.S. Lee in the area and possibly coming to town???

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

honor co ed:
that's long hair? this is an article about football. try the fashion section for your daily read.

Frisco, TX

Can u do a little research before u post meaningless comments about the honor code. U waste our time and discredit urself. Do u really think there is something wrong with slicked back hair? Check out the pictures our church leaders. Can u see Nelson's ears, collar and eyes? If the answer is yes, the haircut's approved. This is not the military academy. We just don't think a Wynning haircut is suppose to look like a girl.

Do any of u want to bet whether or not Heaps will eclipse Wynn's 101 passing yards against a much better defense than Wynn faced?

If Coach Chow thinks Wynn reminds him of Detmer, I think he's getting a little forgetful in his old age of how good Detmer was. I hope Chow is watching the Cougs today. Heaps will give him a much better picture of a QB who looks like Detmer.

I can't wait to watch the Cougs on the national stage, instead of listening to them on a local radio station.

Cougar Cindy
Salt Lake City, UT

SO excited! GO COUGARS!!

Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

I would just like to wish Ole Miss, my new favorite team this week, good luck and congratulate them on their massive victory today. Go Ole Miss! Go Rebels!


That photo of the three quarterbacks gives me the eebie jeebies.

Alexandria, VA

Enough of the fancy pictures and talk. Show us what's different on the field today. This is BYU's last chance to show BCS leagues that they should be included.
OU will go to the Pac 12 (crystal ball says so, along with ESPN), as will Texas. The Big 12 is toast. They signed their own death warrant last year by sitting on their hands, although I think the big boys wanted it to die. Scheduling is going to be a beast now - mid season schedule full of WAC and MWC crap. But, if we can't beat a bad SEC team, that's where this team belongs.
Not pessimistic, just realistic. This is supposed to be the best BYU team in 15 years - prove it.

Captain L
Provo, UT

Watching TCU lose last night makes one realise that first games can be unpredictable, I fully expect BYU to win and win comfortably but you never know until the game is played. I know Ole Miss will be determined to prove last yr was a fluke, they have great athletes but BYU has great athletes too and I see the cougs winning this one. If we play like I think we can we win 35(or more) to 14, if the defense struggles some it could be closer, 28 to 24. Either way I see BYU pulling this one out. TCU's game last night shows us why you play the game though. Should be exciting. Go cougs.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

So does Wynnie the Do's... return to the 60's look. Must be research in time travel the lastest fad now...on the Reservation.

Lehi, UT

No Measuring Sticks Bronc! Just a "W"

Holladay, Utah

I orginally posted this to an old story so I'm reposting here:

BYU should win this one easily. Ole Miss is ranked at the bottom of the SEC by the sports press who cover that conference (even below lowly Vanderbilt and Kentucky in the SEC-East). BYU has a stellar offensive line this year and our front seven on defense should be able to contain the Ole Miss running game despite the size of their OL. If Mississippi could mount a credible pass attack I'd be worried. They can't and I'm not. BYU by 21.

Regarding Nelson's hair: Whenever my hair gets that long my wife makes me read 1 Corinthians 11:14.

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