Good luck Kitties!!! You're going to need a lot of rope!
Great to have such a good athlete on the team. If he can stay healthy, the
chemistry with Heaps will only get better.
please, stop interviewing Heaps.
Mack Brown would have no problem "stealing one away" from any other
program. It's just part of the game. BYU did get lucky. Apo would
have had a better future at Texas, but if he is as talented as they say, he
should be fine in Provo. Now he just needs his quarterback to show up and play,
otherwise Apo won't have a chance to show what he's really got.
I don't blame him for not going to Texas. Who could seriously stand looking at
that horrid orange color all the time? Who seriously wants to go to school
where a massive animal of the cow family is your mascot? Not very intimidating.
Sometimes I wonder how Texas got to be so big given those two factors. Hope
Apo gets a TD.Still, Brown is no slouch of a coach. A win in Austin
is a tall order. I still don't know how Iowa State did it last year. Texas
really was awful last year. The best part of this game is that BYU will still
have a winning record vs. Texas after this game, win or lose. Heck, since
they're out there, they might as well win!
I wonder where Ross ranked on Texas' recruiting board for 2009... I imagine he
would have been one of their top ten recruits that year, but I doubt he was in
the top five. Of course at BYU he may be one of the top 5 or 10 rated recruits
ever. It will be an interesting game on Saturday because regardless of
whether Texas is rebuilding or not you KNOW they have the top athletes from the
state of Texas. I think we can hang with them if our defensive execution
is as good as last week and our offense actually plays their game. Here's
hoping Apo shows Texas just what they are missing!Go Cougars!
Before their college careers are over, Heaps to Apo will be like Stockton to
Apo will definitely get defensed harder than normal. Hope he's up to it.BYU's advantage over Texas is overall experience. Texas played 18
freshman in their last game.Texas' advantage over BYU is overall
talent. But, that's offset by the inexperience.BYU should win
because of a top-tier defense and the "week 1 to week 2" improvement
that should happen for the offense.Still, I expect a close game.
Please stop whining about interviews with Heaps.
From the photo included in the article, it appears that Falslev and Apo need to
work on their celebration a little more. Hopefully they'll get a chance to
practice in Austin.
Johnny Danger;Apo was ranked as the 14th best receiver / recruit in the
nation in 2009 with 4 stars. At Texas, he likely would have been a starting
receiver by his Junior year. At BYU he starts as a Freshmen and will likely have
much better career numbers. If he is as talented as advertised, he will still go
high in the NFL draft after a stellar career at BYU. Win / Win.UT does get
their share of 4 and 5 star athletes in their state but there are a lot that
choose to go to one of the other half dozen schools in the state and some who
leave the state. The biggest challenge is to take those who have tons of
talent but lack drive or desire and motivate them. You can get by with talent
and a little work in HS but that won't cut it at a place like UT. There are also
a lot more ego's to deal with. Each school has their challenges and the ones who
get the best recruits aren't always the ones who end up in BCS games or win
conference championships. That's why the games are played.
I wonder what Witt and Bronco could do with five star recruites? These two
coaches sure win a lot of games with less talent per say.
tough game ahead for both the Utes and Byu...good luck!!
Sorry! It's Whit not Witt. Both of these guys are great coaches.
Apo definately gets more PT at BYU, at least earlier, than he would have by
going to Texas. He wants to play.I'm surprised Texas is ranked. Good luck.
Big week ahead for both Utah and BYU. Go Cougs, and Please don't embarrass
Texas is going to be a buzz-saw. It's the BSU offense in burnt orange... best
of luck to BYU, which isn't firing on all cylinders yet - especially not
finishing drives. Better have their A+ game on or it's going to be a very,
very long day in Austin..
I'm a huge BYU fan and I know we have the talent to win but I really don't see
us beating the Longhorns. I bet this will probably be the only loss BYU has this
year. Cuz looking at the schedule the rest of the games we have a 50% or better
chance to win... Go Cougs! I'm hoping for the best but definitely bracing for
the worst in this game.
I think the biggest factor that will determine the outcome of the game is Texas'
passing game. Our corners are not good at all so if Gilbert can exploit that,
they will score fairly consistently. I expect our offense to perform better but
it will all depend on our secondary. I am hopeful that we can effectively stop
the run enough to not have to devote any safeties in the box so they can help in
coverage. Good luck BYU! Go Cougs!
I thought going into the season that the biggest question mark would not be the
defensive secondary or the offense but Brandon Doman. There is just no
substitute for experience and unfortunatly we have to wait for him to get it.For example:Why did Cody Hoffman only catch one ball on
Saturday?Why didn't BYU go to a more up-tempo offense late in the game, or
at any time during the game with their huge advantage in time of possession?Why didn't the TE catch more balls when they go 6'4" and the MLB for Ole
Miss was 5'9"?In other words, we are just going to have to wait
and bear with patience while we listen to comments from Doman like, "I am
learning...I have a lot to learn...We'll get better...blah, blah, blah."While I think the change in O-Coordinator needed to happen and I
think/hope Doman will do well, it is just going to take some time to get
experience to be able to game plan, call plays, adjust, attack opponents
weaknesses, and manage players all on the fly.Here's hoping for step
2 this coming Saturday.
@ carver:Boise State also wins with less talent. --Craig?
Well, Runner, too bad you're not the coach.Every Brandon I know
manages to step it up when the curtain rises. I'm expecting the best from him,
Heaps, Apo (Go-Apo! Go-Apo!) and the entire team. Yay! It smells
like football season!
HC and wwookie I'm sure this so-so Texas team will be out to
win...But I don't think they really have anything on BYU. This isn't BYU's
first rodeo with Texas.... they roped, cut, dehorned and branded them twice
before...in the old SWC when they were better than they are now..They're steers
now in comparison to what they were then...the overall record is 2-0 BYU... BYU
is also 2-0 with Oklahoma, 2-1 against A&M and 1-0 against Missouri. But
then again they're 0-4 against Iowa State, 0-2 against Oklahoma State 0-1
against Kansas 4-4 against Kansas State and 1-1 against Baylor.