Still Blue after All These Years"People are now starting to say
that ND's recruiting has been and is being hurt because of their lack of
conference affiliation"Don't mean to be picky but who exactly
is saying this?Notre Dames coach is emphatic about staying
independant, Why? Recruiting thats why. Athlon sports reported this
week that Notre Dame is a big winner in recruiting specifically because they
play nationwide, they are televised nationwide and thus they have success
recruiting natiowide.This is a formula that will work for BYU as
well. BYU and Notre Dame are partners in independance. Don't look
for either to go BCS alone and don't waste your time looking for a BYU invite to
a BCS conferance its not going to happen and it is not the best long term for
I will gladly accept your tickets. Please send them north.
I agree with the comments calling out the in-state whiners about late games etc.
It has been great, after 25 years of trying to pick up KSL on the radio, or
trying to talk my stake communications specialist into opening up the building
and turning on the satellite system so some die-hards could come watch a game or
two each year, to finally enjoy some BYU football. Is independence
perfect out of the box? No.Are there growing pains with new coaches and
in the QB position? Yes.Is it aggravating to try to follow conference
churn? Sure. But the potential is great, and I just can't see what
so many people's undies are all wadded up about, feeling like we have to jump
into a conference. Both the Big 12 and especially the Big East are in such
commotion that commiting to either this year could be a huge risk. Give it a
year or two before bailing. If you can't, then go root for some other team that
buys or rents its coaches and players. BYU is not for you.
wYo8 | 8:21 p.m. Oct. 31, 2011 Rock Springs, WY just wish we out of
state season ticket holders could get a refund on games starting after 6pm or
get complimentary rooms with our tickets"Is this for real?
People, no one is making you go to the games. In fact, I would encourage you to
sell (or give) your tickets to someone that will go ready to cheer on our
football team. We dont need people there that are resentful and wishing for
handouts because they "showed-up".
Bad teams get bad game times on TV. BYU (not so good) + bad opponent =
condemnation by ESPN. Personally I do not like any game at night, even in
September. Seems like LaVell had the same opinion of night games. But to begin
any game during November after 2 p.m. is disrespectful to the players and fans.
Of course ESPN couldn't care less. Why can't the games be played in the daylight
and let ESPN show them on tape delay? Weak teams have no bargaining power. Call
me a whiner but I'll probably still go but after 30+ years of attending games at
a normal hour these last two are going to be hard to justify.
We have a pretty good idea of what kind of QB's Heaps and Nelson are. Now that
we're in the exhibition season, how about playing Lark to see what kind of QB he
So many whiners here. True fans know the real deal. It is like listening to
little children whining about not winning. What did everyone expect? We lost to
three good teams, period and yes, Utah is a good team, they do play in a tough
conference and are having a hard time adjusting, even I am not that blind. We
will get better, get over it and if you don't want to go to the game, who cares.
There are plenty of us who just love BYU football no matter what the
consequences. Yeah it hurts but that's life for a school who has morales and
values that they won't compromise and I am just fine about that. So, when they
do win over those big teams, it is like David slaying Goliath. That's what's so
intriguing about BYU, they have the second best players and continue to compete.
you can have my tickets. I'll enjoy some other real football teams playing from
the comfort of my home rather than throw away more time and money on gas,
over-priced concessions, etc. This is not the program I was once proud of.
just wish we out of state season ticket holders could get a refund on games
starting after 6pm or get complimentary rooms with our tickets.
Darn. If I'd bet on that game I'd've beaten the odds!BYU needs two
weeks to stew over that bad showing in Dallas. Maybe it'll get the guys up for
its next two home games.The week off before Hawaii might be key to
winning there. Bronco seems to do better when he has time to prepare for a team.
Lay off Bronco, and lay off the BYU team as a whole. Bronco is an excellent
coach. Oddsmakers had BYU losing to TCU by 13. BYU lost by 10. But for stupid,
completely unforseeable blunders by the punting unit, BYU would have won -- it
had more yardage and lots more first downs. Overall, BYU came much closer to
winning TCU than in any of the last three years. Despite everyone's frustrations
(if the fans are frustrated, imagine the frustration of the majority of players,
who played their hearts out), this team is growing, should win its last 3 games
and a bowl game, and should be even better next year, especially if led by a
player with heart named Riley Nelson.
I agree with cougarfanintx. Nelson is a player. The real issue on Friday was
special teams. Yes, two bad choices by Nelson resulted in turnovers, but that
is a matter of experience. Clearly, his play lifts the rest of the team to a
higher level. If Heaps is patient he will have his day -- but not
this year.I am also delighted to be watching BYU football on TV. It
has literally been years since I've been able to see so many live games. I
don't care if we're playing Illinois Central College, I'm just happy to be able
So BYU's plan is to let 60,000 (I presume that we'll not fill the stadium for
Idaho or NMS) people freeze while others can sit at home comfortable and watch
on tv. I have always agreed that staying in the MWC was not good for BYU.
Proof of that is TCU and possibly BSU and/or AFA leaving as well. But given
what is happening with college football, a plan beyond independence and
execution of that plan must occur. People are now starting to say that ND's
recruiting has been and is being hurt because of their lack of conference
affiliation. The Big East will suck but the Big XII is apparently definately
out (Harmon is probably wrong on this) and so it may be our only alternative
given that the PAC 12 would probabaly take SDSU,Fresno or even UNLV over the
hated Mormons. I predict the money will soon begin to shrink and if nothing
changes some current recruits will change schools after their missions.
A very uninspiring Heaps on the left? Nelson on the right??? I'll take the
right any day. Heaps needs a lot of development. I don't think he is right for
this year at all.
I also love watching Riley Nelson play. Whatever he lacks in arm strength, he
makes up for with leadership, running, and will to win. If Heaps were in
against TCU, it would have been another 54-10 humiliation. A couple of plays go
the other way, and BYU would have beaten the Horned Frogs. Other than the first
5 minutes, BYU out played them the rest of the game.I don't get why
everyone is whinning about the schedule. We knew that Indy would bring us 4 or
5 weak games in Oct/Nov the first two years.
I agree with Cougar Nation #1. They need to include him the offense, but not as
quarterback. Like I have always said, he can not pass on a consistent basis.
Riley Nelson is an awesome quarterback
Its bad enough we have to play these awful teams. Do you have to add insult to
injury by scheduling them so late at night?
Please no more Nelson at QB. Put him at RB and special teams. Develop Heaps or
let Lark and/or Munns play. BYU will never be a great football program with
Nelson as its starting QB.