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Published: Saturday, Sept. 17 2011 5:00 p.m. MDT

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Blaine B

As a BYU fan the only two people I can feel happy for after last nights game is Norm Chow who wasn't treated fairly by BYU when he was forced to leave and Robert Anae who was made a scape goat after last season. BYU's offense has sure been great since Chow and Anae have left BYU. The Utes should treasure having Norm Chow and the University of Arizona are lucky to have Robert Anae.

Miami, Florida

Nice game Cougs.

Was that your JV team?

Salt Lake City, UT

byronbca | 8:55 a.m. Sept. 18, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT
I don't know which is more surprising, the final score or how quickly byu "fans" will turn on their team. byu got killed because they couldn't hold onto the ball, not because they were out coached. Utah's defense just overpowered byu's offense.

I disagree

Not holding the ball high-and-tight or with two hands inside the five? Coaching should've drilled that out of them.

Not falling on a fumbled snap anywhere near the end zone? Ditto.

Not falling on a muffed kick at the goal line with 11 players bearing down on you? Double Ditto.

Not being in the booth? Coaching error.

Taking too long in the huddle? Reflects coaching and pace of practice.

I don't have a beef with the defense breaking down late. They've had their finger in the dike for 3 games. The gave out, they didn't give up.

I have a beef with is preventable errors, and though the players, not the coaches, committed most of them, it is the HC's job to prepare them, not coast the last days of fall camp. Fans are tired of preseason rhetoric, post game excuses.

Elk Hair Caddis
Sandy, UT

On Bronco's coaching style that puts football 4th on the priority list. The only words Vince Lombardi is on record as having regretted he uttered "Winning is not the most important thing it is the only thing".


Heaps will never be a high performing QB because his throwing motion is fundamentally flawed. Pay close attention to how the ball travels on throws between 10-30 yards. The nose is up, which causes the ball to sail, resulting in "over throws". He has been taught to finish his throws in the hallway resulting in leaving his hips open with no snap of the wrist. When under pressure, his mecanically flawed technique is painfully obvious. Its time to red-shirt this kid and fix his delivery if he's going to be the great hope Doman thinks he can be.

As for Doman; I'm not dure the pie he has eaten over the last three games will humble his arrogance! Dang good college player, not too good of a coach (though Bronco thinks he's the best QB coach in the country). The best QB/OC coach in college football history was at LES on Saturday night, but he was wearing red!

Lots of work boys!

Heber, Utah

@The Hailstorm- Awesome! I'm not sure how you knew to save that post, but I wished I had some from the last week as well. I love how the Y fans were all laughing at some of our predictions, especially ChrisB's, but who's laughing now?

Great win Utes!!!

Y fans- saying that you just gave the game away and the U didn't do anything to deserve it, that's the reason most of us despise you guys, you aren't accountable for anything! Man up and admit you were beaten by a better, more prepared, better coached team with more heart last night!

Beverly Hills, CA

The red flag is Bronco's constant reminders of how ---Byu football is different and serves other purposes---. Bronco, WE ALREADY KNOW THAT, we are aware that BYU is owned by the LDS Church, we know, we know. For you to repeat it as much as you do makes me think that it is being used as a built in excuse to accept losing when it happens.

Harwich, MA

My favorite phrase is on my mind. "wait til next year".

Kearns, UT

As Cougar fans have been touting since last Spring...


Cougar fans favorite word since the Utah Pac-12 invite has been exposure. And they got exactly what they've been asking for:

On Saturday, BYU was EXPOSED as a BCS-caliber wannabe.

Take note recruits. As long as you're comfortable being second fiddle in your own state, and having your season relegated to nothing after week #2, BYU is the place for you.

Mesa, AZ

Trials make our faith grow stronger;
Truth is nobler than a crown.
We will brave the tempest longer
Tho the world upon us frown.

Junction city, Oregon

Call Andy Reid.

Saint George, UT

At least Bronco Looked better in a polo shirt.

Congrats Utes. You guys played awesome.

Murray, UT

The Best of Duckhunter Vol. 1:

May 16th, "Oh there will always be players like Jake Murphy that couldn't cut it at BYU and will wind up at utah."

May 25th, "But any ute fan pretending that the rb position is not a big concern this year is delusional. I guaranty whittingham and chow are concerned about it. The backfield consists of a jc transfer (LOL), a freshman, and a rugby player, none of which has ever had a single D1 carry. All of this with a mediocre qb who just had surgery and won't even practice until fall camp...."

Final score, Utah 54 BYU 10. LOL Duckhunter, please tell us what happened.


ESPN looked closely at the past three decades of overall success when they decided on the BYU broadcast deal. Plus, the TV sports world and landscape has changed and opened up. ESPN doesnt care about one game. And really, much of this game had some amazing hits, some real excitement and solid drama to it. Much of the game made for good television.

BYU has a national following. Something Utah will never have. And this strong national following spans ALL sports. But of course ya probably have to live outside of that valley to understand and comprehend this fact. It's a tide that could not and cannot be stopped. One really weird game cannot unravel everything.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Dutchman | 11:08 a.m. Sept. 19, 2011
Murray, UT

Please for all of our sakes, don't ask the Duckhunter to explain his silly comments and prior posts.

1984 for life
Salt Lake City, UT

@ SoCalsurfer | 11:58 a.m. Sept. 19, 2011

Yada Yada Yada


Riverside, CA

Mike Leach!

Salt Lake City, UT

I am officially out of the denial stage of mourning concerning this game. I don't know what the other stages are so I will just skip to the acceptance stage by accepting that byu may as well have been replaced by a high school team in the 2nd half and got the trash beat out of them by the Utes, who continued to play like a good College football team. Here's to the Utes making it to the Pac-12 Championship game. After that game... I seriously hope you deserve it.

South Weber, UT

@ yankees27 & Dutchman
For Daisy I'm saving his best for when he happens to show up.. He'll probably change his name but we know him as the one that can't spell check.
11 Yards total rushing yardage Duck !
That JC little transplant?
174 Yards --9th in the nation for Rb's as of today.

South Weber, UT

@ yankees27 & Dutchman
For Daisy I'm saving his best for when he happens to show up.. He'll probably change his name but we know him as the one that can't spell check.
11 Yards total rushing yardage Duck !
That JC little transplant?
174 Yards --9th in the nation for Rb's as of today.

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