WON84:You're welcome. I've been recognizing the cougars'
"brand" as the "perfection questing", no-BCS-bowling,
national laughingstock that no AQ conference wanted, parading around with their
chests puffed out after beating a bunch of nobodies from the WAC -- as though
that were some validation of their mid-majorey program -- for over 2 decades
now. I've also taken note of your "bowl game" brand. And
that would be the bowl game that nobody has been watching.
Thanks for continuing to recognize the brand as BYU starts the early stages of
Independence, Naval and Honor.
Naval Vet BYU is enough of a "national brand" to keep a
Philly boy like you coming back on a daily basis for more tidbits. How many
hours do you dedicate each year to reading, thinking and commenting on BYU?
You're endless comments proves Riverton's point.
Riverton Cougar:I looked at those schedules for 2013-15, and of 36
games, 3 were from the WAC, and another 16 [44.4%] were listed as
"TBA". And we've all seen what the "TBA" precendent had
brought about: WAC and FCS fillers.And for the record, of the 20
game you DO have scheduled, 8 are mid-majors, and another 6 are Big East teams,
who until last month would have also been mid-majors. And you scheduled them
while they were mid-majors. And why is that relevant?Well, for ONE,
it showed that your much self-promoted "national brand" does not seem
to be attracting BCS level teams. Had BSU, Houston, and UCF been invited to the
Big East prior to inking deals with you, they might not have been interested in
playing you. And TWO, once they get their Big East slate scheduled,
they may have to drop some future games from their new O.O.C. schedule.
Especially if they move to a 9-game league slate like the Pac-12, B1G, ACC, and
Big XII. You might get bumped, and if you are, it's back to crawling back to
the WAC for you.
jarka-rus:"Why would a recruit wanna play for an annual bottom
feeder Pac team that loses at home to a 2 win team?"What a
classic cougar frantic and emotional thing to infer about your Big Brother who
pounded you 54-10 on your own HOME field! How could we be an "annual
bottom feeder" when (1) we've only played ONE season, and (2) didn't even
finish at the bottom?If you were to graph the Utes' historical
year-end ranking in league play as members of the Pac-12, it would look like a
"dot". Of course, if you WERE to do that, that would imply you'd have
done Math. And it's obvious by your bitter conclusion that Math isn't your
strong suit. So allow me to interpret the data for you -- No trend line can be
established! At the very LEAST, you're going to need 2 data points to draw a
line and follow its direction.
No honor codeWhy would a recruit wanna play for an annual bottom
feeder Pac team that loses at home to a 2 win team? Oh yeah it must be the
40,000 seat stadium and scary blackout jerseys.
So many things come into play for these recruits. Most of these kids come from
good homes were wonderful attributes and core values and principles are taught.
Just like many of the misconceptions about the church, these misconceptions are
also questioned when it comes to the football program and it's mission. It's not
about conference affliation, who you play, or where your ranked. It has a lot to
do with honor, personal integrity, being part of a team and accepting
responsibility for ones self as well as your actions. In an ever changing and
screwed up world we live in, it's refreshing to find these types of indiviuals.
Does BYU have it's weaknesses....I guess it depends on who you ask. Oh wait, the
studentbody once in a while goes off the deep end and throws things on the gym
floor. Of course the trolls will always remind you of that, I guess because it's
only one of the few things that have been unbecoming of BYU. Young people now
days want their cake and eat it to. It's a sense of entitlemnt....I'm owed this.
You're not owed anything. BYU's mission is simple. You work hard, act
responsibly, take ownwership, and have faith in your core beliefs, and it
dosen't matter whether you're a rookie recruiter or not...kids will come. Leave
it to others to tote the brand of..."come to our school and get a sense of
what college life is all about". BYU's brand has and will will stand the
test of time. Because in the end we're talking about life and all the ups and
downs that go with it. It's great to understand how you fit into the big
picture, and more important...your role and responsibilities.
Awesome insights. It is astounding to read that many players leave each year and
yet BYU continues to win and be very competitive. Here's what's even more
astouding, more and more students outside of Provo are discovering what BYU is
all about and it fits their lifestyle too, no matter what religion they embrace.
Bronco is stirring the waters and the fan base loves it!!
"Why would a recruit want to play for BYU knowing that they play WAC teams
at least 7-8 times a year??? Next you'll be telling me it's because of the BYU
channel! Geesh!"You will learn faster and better if you did the
work rather than having us feed you the answers all the time. Your homework:
Look up BYU's 2013, 2014, 2015, and later schedules and count the number of WAC
teams each year. After doing that, come back and tell us what you found. I
think you'll learn something.
Nice article, Dick. If you've visited there (and you qualify academically), it's
an easy choice.
Well said Pipes. No one is so blind as those who refuse to see,
Honor CodeIf we have to explain it, you wouldn't understand.
What exactly is the byu brand? It seems odd to label it as something you can
brand beyond selling tickets to watch it.
"DuPaix, a rookie recruiting coordinator" Didn't he hold the same
position at Navy? If so, perhaps a clarification of "rookie recruiting
coordinator" at BYU. Regardless, let's hope the recruiting class does well.
Obviously, only time will tell.
When opposing coaches complain about the age and maturity of BYU players, I
wonder if they know how tough it is to field a competitive team with all the
turnover. I'm pretty sure that Mormon players on other teams get pressure to not
go on a mission.I'm kind of amazed at BYU consistency. Kudos to
Bronco for managing the pipeline. Must be really tough. It's not like the guys
come back from missions in football shape.
Why would a recruit want to play for BYU knowing that they play WAC teams at
least 7-8 times a year??? Next you'll be telling me it's because of the BYU