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Published: Sunday, Oct. 16 2011 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Thunder Mayf
Salt Lake City, UT

Every week it's reported that 'BYU's offense still a work in progress.' Enough already. Unless your progress takes you to a conference that matters I'm going to contiue to be an extremely bored fan. I'm sorry to say that Independence equals Insignificance.

Frisco, TX

Idaho State should be a blowout. I'm guessing we'll see Heaps again in 2nd half.

A fews ago, I was not giving the Cougs a chance against TCU. Now I believe we can get a win if we play a very good game with no turnovers.

I think it will take a win against TCU to turn the season into one that's respectable.

Even if we win out, but lose to TCU; and end with a 9-3 record - this season will be remember as one where we beat the teams we were suppose to beat and lost to the good teams on the schedule.

Go Cougs!

Nampa, ID

I thought BYU was in control of the game. Nelson did well. Alisa still rocking it. and the recievers seemed to be catching. The O-line is still struggling on pass protection, so Nelson is the right guy at QB, he can get out of there when needed. Good job cougars.

Salt Lake City, UT

Nothing the Cougars do this season will compensate for the 54-10 beat down we took at the hands of the utes. Until we beat them, that pain will not go away!

Iowa City, IA

Thunder mayf and pipes: trolls.

Cougar fans are way past the loss to Utah, whereas utes are hanging their whole season on it. Nothing left to be proud of.

Ute's R Gr8
Sandy, Utah

I told everyone two weeks ago, that Texas looks out for themselves FIRST. Thats why TCU instead of BYU.
With that said, I believe the super 16 leagues will come to fruition, I do hope that BYU finds a league, their program has been consisted for years and they are better than any bottom half of all leagues.
Get Holmoe out and get somebody in that is qualified to guide a good program into a BCS qualifying league.

Good Luck Band of Lil Brothers, I hope it works out for you guys.

Hayden, ID

@ Thuder Mayf
Independents' stadiums- Institution Football Stadium Capacity

Army- Michie Stadium= 40,000
BYU- LaVell Edwards Stadium= 66,923
Navy Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium= 34,000
Notre Dame- Notre Dame Stadium= 80,975

There are 4 division 1 independant and all very successful football programs, which one would you call insignficant? It is very good to be independant!

Roy, UT

It was well pointed out that lack of protection for the qb is one reason Riley Nelson is needed over Jake Heeps...Jake can throw better, but not when under fire, he seemed to panic and did not scramble as Riley does. Riley is first a football player, 2nd a qb, whereas Jake is a qb who seems to have no liking for the block and tackle of football.

Cougar team seems to be improving each game, proof of real improvement will come against the better teams, like TCU, love to see Y get a win there.

West Jordan, UT

Not to say they weren't all valid, but Pac-12 refs did it again.

In two games BYU has played vs. Pac-12, BYU has averaged 9 penalties per game for 74.5 yards. Against the other five opponents, BYU averages 3.8 penalties for 30.8 yards.

Orem, Utah

@ Ute's R Gr8,

The four 16-team superleagues won't happen. With the Pac-12 not taking Oklahoma and Texas, and with the B12 stabilizing themselves, there will be at least 5 BCS conferences going forward for a very long time.

And I'd take Holmoe over Hill any day.

Salt Lake City, UT

"The Cougars did surrender a pair of turnovers an Alisa fumble in BYU territory, followed by Nelson's pick-six late in the first half."

That pick never should have been thrown, but more importantly it never should've been CALLED. The Cougars were on the left hash mark and the throw was to the right. That is an NFL throw with a QB who, no disrespect to his other abilities, doesn't have an NFL arm. Check that. NFL hashmarks are narrower. Even NFL QB's aren't asked to make that throw. Please don't call that again, Doman. Have Riley do what Riley can do.

Alisa fumbled without being hit by a defender. The Cougars need to learn the Tiki-Tuck.

Anonymous Infinity
American Fork, UT

BYU's offense a work in progress? Their defense is a work in progress. Their secondary is being exploited big time with the passing game. They are not putting enough pressure on the quarterback, and the secondary is lacking in speed. Actually, it is impossible to cover receivers in a situation where an opposing team has a decent quarterback. So more pressure from linebackers and blitzing corners and safeties is the answer. You can't give good passers time to get the ball to speedy receivers. Luckily, other than TCU, the remaining schudule is very flat with mediocre teams. TCU and Hawaii will be adventures no doubt. Luckily Riley Nelson has brought his elusive running skills to the quarterback position. Otherwise BYU would be in a "heap" of trouble. Alisa and the running backs along with a resurgent offensive line has provided some offense. However, Oregon State is a sorry ballclub. So don't get too excited at this point about BYU progress. 38-28 is nothing to crow about. BYU's sorry road record historically against decent teams says it all. It was a good victory no doubt about it; but Oregon State is among the dregs of the Pac-12.

South Jordan, UT

CougFaninTX | 7:13 a.m. Oct. 17, 2011
Frisco, TX

"Even if we win out, but lose to TCU; and end with a 9-3 record - this season will be remember as one where we beat the teams we were suppose to beat and lost to the good teams on the schedule. "

To be honest there none of the teams we've played or will play were any good. That's why this season has been so depressing.

What's happened to the defense? At the beginning of the year they were stout and now look like they're on roller skates out there.

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

"BYU football: BYU's offense still a work in progress"


It has been for two years.

Still, enjoying the games...

Veritas Aequitas
Fruit Heights, UT

cowboy99 | 10:23 a.m. Oct. 17, 2011
South Jordan, UT

CougFaninTX | 7:13 a.m. Oct. 17, 2011
Frisco, TX

"To be honest there none of the teams we've played or will play were any good. That's why this season has been so depressing."


Fans are spoiled.

You need to learn to enjoy the game.

Watching two kids fight it out for the starting QB job. Watching another elevate his game when he plays in front of his friends and family.

And both local teams leaving the MWC and the stupid MWC television contract.

This has been a great year, and the future looks even brighter.

Now, step away from the ledge and give your kids a hug.

Cougars - Wise Older Brothers
Anaheim, CA

Our BYU-obsessed little brothers are just jealous that BYU has a better PAC 12 record, 1-1, than the Utes, 0-3. We knew our little brother was going to struggle in his first year in a big boys' conference, so we threw him a bone with our turnover fest so he could have at least one highlight to remember from an otherwise dismal season.

Frisco, TX

@Ute's R Gr8
The four superconference notion is dead for now. Thank you to the PAC12 for ending that crazy notion.

We will move from six BCS conferences to five BCS conferences, but I'm predicting:

SEC will grow by one more to 14 by adding Missouri or West Viginia.

Big12 will grow to 12 next year by adding BYU and West Virginia / Louisville or Boise State / Air Force.

ACC will stand pat with 14

PAC12 will stand pat with 12. If they didn't want OK and TX, who would they want?

Big10 will stand pat with 12

Big East will turn into a non-BCS conference as soon as the current term is over - I believe it's 2013. Boise State and Air Force would be nuts to join this sinking ship for one year of AQ status.

MWC / Conf USA merger will turn into the debacle of the decade with teams fleeing within a year or two to create a new conference.

Salt Lake City, UT

The Beavers were chippy and the officiating was done with a blind eye to obvious infractions. Bronco was gracious in his compliments to OSU. A win is nice, rising above the trash talk is even better.


I am a pretty big byu fan. But i think we are all being a little impatient. We knew we were going to take a couple licks with the young QB and team. All we can ask for is improvement and i think they are improving. I think the defense will show up again and be tough. They will find a way to get it done

South Jordan, UT

Veritas Aequitas | 10:55 a.m. Oct. 17, 2011
Fruit Heights, UT

Lowered expectations = Lowered production

I will always love a good football game especially with my Cougars but if we're going to do this we might as well do it right.

Good teams rebuild, great teams replace. (We did it with Beck>>Hall and Harline>>Pitta let's keep it up.)

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