Kraig, Poor choice of words. BYU owns the "Don't stop believing"
rally cry. :)
Quite frankly, I think Friday's game against USU will be tough.The
Aggies are hungry and our defense gave us BIG chunks of yards against UCF and
our offense is still sputtering.I think we'll win but I think it's
going to be very close.BYU 24 - USU 21
Aggies need to learn HOW TO WIN. They play well, they should be 3-0, but they
don't have a WILL TO WIN. They need to will themselves to win by focusing on
every play to the final whistle, instead of thinking about the celebration they
are about to engage in. Win, and act like you were supposed to. After you beat
BYU on Friday, "walk" off the field and act as though the win was
entirely expected. Act like you have been in the winners circle before !!
This is a better team in my mind no doubt about it. On paper they are just
statisitcally better and more exciting to watch. We have better recruits. I can
remember watching Aggie games just being bored out of my mind, that hasn't been
happening lately. So I'll disagree with anyone that says there aren't
improvements being made.What I htink the Aggies are still missing is
the mentality of a winning program. At this point I think the coaches are still
searching how to make it happen Yes, there is still work to be on special teams,
defense, etc. but overall I think that there is still a bit of a losing culture
surrounding this program that the players and coaches just haven't been able to
Focus and execution for 60 minutes of play till the game ends is critical, the
Aggies should be 3-0 now, half way to bowl eligibility. The Aggies had both the
Auburn and Co St games won, then gave it away through lack of focus and
execution. The Aggies gave gifts to Auburn and Co St, a gift of victory after
they were defeated, what expensive gifts that should not have been given. The
game is 60 minutes, the last minute should be as focused as the first.
I don't think the answer is the team needs to finish stronger anymore. This has
certainly been case for many years. But, this team really fights right to the
end. We saw it with an impressive drive to take a late 10 point lead at Auburn,
and fumble recovery and TD to take a late 8 point lead against CSU. The problem
hasn't been effort, but, focus on special teams. It was obvious to all of us
around me in the stands Sat. night that we should just get out of the way of
that punt and let CSU ground it. If that happens, GAME OVER, and USU wins
21-13. Instead, we try to field it!!! The coaches should have made sure that
the players were focussed on that play and got out of the way. The same is
true of the On Side kick at Auburn. We put our best players on the front line
to field the ball, but, forgot about the importance of blocking. If someone at
least touches that Auburn player - GAME OVER again. The Aggies could have
easily been 3-0 right now. We have got to bring discipline to Special Teams!!
I am thinking that the BYU defense will hold USU to under 20 pts Friday. If BYU
can run the ball consistently(125+ yds), it will open their pass game up and
they should win this game by 10+ pts unless Heaps has a less than average game.
Home field should be a big advantage in this game. I hope both teams play well.
At some point a team has to win. Bad teams seem to always find a way to loose,
we will see which team is hungry on Friday.