So. Cal ReaderI think Cougar Claws was talking about the season.
Re: Cougar Claws "He should be bemoaning a late start. There's no excuse
for the start we had." Keep in mind ESPN and the contract has full control
over the start time and not the coach, school, etc. You honestly mean that with
the beat-down of the WAC teams deserves an earlier kick-off? But, with that
being said, these games are still getting a ton more nat'l exposure than that
joke of a TV "contract" the MWC had.
He should be bemoaning a late start. There's no excuse for the start we had. We
were capable of beating all the teams at the start of the schedule. Going
forward, we are going to have to beat the teams at the beginning of the schedule
or it will be over before it even starts.
I'm agreeing less and less with the Coach. However, I agree wholeheartedly with
him on this one. You can't beat the nat'l exposure and top notch/professional
analysts ESPN brings to broadcast college football. Plus these late games allow
me to ensure my Cougs freshman son is bundled up warm in the crowd shots!! Go,
The DeuceI will be happily watching the game. If I were in Utah I
would be at the stadium bundled up and happily watching the game. I'm happy to
be able to SEE them play. But, then again, I'm a BYU fan.
The DeuceFunny. I thought California was on PST. That means it's an
hour earlier for you. Still past your bedtime, huh?The majority of
Cougar fans do live in the West Coast. For the rest, there is always the
rebroadcast of the game via BYUtv.My sympathy goes to the coaches
and the players standing on the sidelines. Cold air sinks after all. And its
probably not cool to snuggle up close to the other guys. Haha.
What does this mean - "But Cougar coach Bronco Mendenhall said the
possibility of inclement weather, coupled with a late start, pale in comparison
to the exposure his team can receive with the game being televised on
ESPNU." By this time on Saturday night, do you think anyone will be
watching this game? This is what independence brings to the program. Last week's
game is followed by this, then who knows when the Cougars play again. I am still
trying to figure out what "exposure" Coach Mendenhall is taking about.
When will the fans and the administration stop this train wreck and get back to
the days when BYU athletics meant something special?
@ kanaka818Lucky for us the snow only fell on UCLA since it won the game.
Chris B and all the other Ute trolls:T. J. Simers, a sports writer
for the Los Angeles Times, made this comment in his most recent column about the
UCLA/Utah game:"But what a belly flop, a 31-6 spanking coming
from a second-rate opponent."Personally, I think the snow won
the games for the Utes.
Spud boy, 30 in bball isn't as bad as 44in football.
RE: Chris....Your right about BYU not beating any team that is
relevant over the last two years. As much as the truth hurts, BYU's football
team is fairly irrelevant on the national stage except that they are being
televised on ESPN almost every week. What I want to know is what
relevant team the Ute basketball team has beat over the last 2 years? As bad as
BYU football has been in big games itleast they have still had above .500
records last year and this year. Your Utes in basketball haven't been above .500
since the Nevill days whenever that was. See-Chris you like to bash
BYU-and that's OK, but it doesn't make much sense to bash BYU in a sport when
you look at the Utes in hoop and it's 10 times worse. did you forget the
throttling at the hands of Jimmer last year by 30 points? Stay classy-Chris B.
The later start times work for me here in Cali -- but Coach looked tired and his
voice sounded a bit raspy today at the Press Conference.====@
ChrisGrow up already! You sound like a toddler.
I don't mind a 6pm start time. Later start times suck for us out of state season
ticket holders. I got home after 3 am with the bad weather. Just glad that I-80
had opened back up when we went through Evanston. I would like to see BYU offer
a room to us when games start later than 6pm.
Last year's record vs. decent teamsUtahNevadaFlorida
StateTCU0-5This year's record vs. decent teamsUtahTCUTexas0-3I wonder how much
longer byu fans can convince themselves by beating WAC teams to end the season
they've somehow "turned the corner" into relevancy.You
haven't.The big 12 didn't call.You still can't compete