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Published: Monday, April 25 2011 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Jerome, ID


They are the University of Utah. I guess at least you capitalized TUN rather than sinking fully to the level of tun, but I refuse to play childish games with hedgehog and the rest. The University of Utah is an outstanding school with good (sometimes great) athletic teams and great coaches and players.

That being said, I do agree with your prediction that we will not lose the next football contest with them. In fact, I am optimistically looking for a beat-down (finally). We shall see.

Cedar Hills, UT

coaching is overrated. Good coaching can't overcome bad recruiting and mediocre talent. An average coach with great talent will win championships.

Mcallen, TX

Getting whacked into a hole is for hedgehogs--not cougars. Read your ute manuel and read chapter six.

Logan, Utah

Wow! BYU fans are Hippocrates! They call Utah State fans stupid and unrealistic for saying they will get a bowl game this year, but then BYU fans are now saying they will go undefeated almost every year. And you wonder why nobody likes you! Remember "The Quest"?

Springville, UT

Why did you steal our blue unis? Get ready for a bruisin' this year. It ain't gonna be pretty. By the way, the game between BYU and USU cannot even be called a rivalry. For it to be a rivalry, the game has to be competitive.

Highland, UT


So BYU fans are all ancient Greek philosophers? What does that even mean? You're letting your aggie education show when it might be a better idea to hide it.

Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

Hondo wrote:

"Did anyone else read the story about Bronco's offseason training program on bleacher report?

It's a pretty good article that highlights how badly Bronco wants it this year. His focus is razor sharp! He is changing everything from his dietary habits (eating more veggies and less pudding) to his coaches to his mental approach. He's even wearing Shape-Ups so that he can patrol the sidelines more effectively."

I certainly hope he hasn't forgot the pickle juice.

After reading your comment, I'm more certain than ever before that BYU should probably just skip college football this season and make the jump to the NFL. After all, we all know that wearing Shape-Ups and eating less pudding means more victories.

Provo, UT

Duckhunter, if there is an award for the best rebuttal post for the article/day/year, you won it. However, I'm sure TrueBlueFan meant to say that BYU fans are Socrates.

Cardston, Alberta

Bronco has created an extremely competitive atmosphere surrounding his quarterbacks with so many in camp in the coming months. Seems that he cannot lose whichever way things turn out. There is bound to be one or two who will transfer. Only so much room for playing time. This one will be highly interesting to see how it plays out. Possibly Bronco remains open to the option that we go 12-0 and Heaps goes early so he has a full deck of high cards to choose from.

Phoenix, AZ

I am not bandwagoning until the season starts. We have 7 of 10 new coaches and don't know how that will work out until the season starts.

Here's to hoping for a great season!

Springville, UT

@Otis Spurlock

The point I was trying to make wasn't so much about the adjustments that Bronco is going through as much as it was about his determination to take BYU to the next level. His focus and can-do attitude will take BYU to the top! Based on what I've seen a 10-2 record is the bar (only losses are to the Texas teams).

Plus, it never hurt anyone to eat more veggies (and less pudding) and wear Shape-Ups. What's so wrong with Bronco getting more healthy?

Farid @ Pocatello
Pocatello, ID

I wonder about how good Jake Heaps will be this season. After some struggles early on, he looked good by season's end, throwing for 2,300 yards and 15 touchdowns.

As a sophomore, could Heaps throw for 3,800 yards and 26 touchdowns with, say, just 12 interceptions? Is that too much to ask from the young man?

Well, that's what Max Hall did as sophomore in his first year with the Cougars. I don't think Heaps gets there this year, but he'll get close. Hall was 22 as a sophomore; Heaps will be 19 & 20.

I also hope that Brandon Doman doesn't take BYU back to the glory days when they had no real rushing attack. I love having two running backs (DiLuigi & Quezada)who both ran for 100 yards in a game last season and Drew Phillips, a freshman who could become one of BYU's best ever.

This more balanced attack isn't a bad thing. I remember too many games since the days of Giff Nielsen when the BYU QB had a bad game (or the opponent had a superb pass defense) and BYU lost badly.

Keep the running attack.

Cedar Hills, UT

@Oregon State

The Y better be ready for the first three games - I am thinking the Y might win all five ... if they were in Provo but 4 out of 5 are away. YIKES!! Add to that TCU who simply intimidates BYU nowadays. I could see the Y with 6 losses this year again.

Springville, UT


Your prediction is ridiculous. BYU will lose no more than 2 games this year. It all starts at the top. Bronco is clearly showing his team that he is committed to winning this year . He is making changes in his personal life (dietary habits and Shape-Ups) and fostering a competitive environment. Not to mention all the coaches he has brought in.

Heaps, DiLuigi, and our stingy D are all a year older. We're licking our chops!

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