Does the book talk about the BYU players that have come through the program with
addictions to pain killers that have negatively and sometimes tragically
effected their lives? Moderator - The drug addictions of players
that began during their playing days is a factual part of BYU football history.
The issue has been reported on in this newspaper, and is therefore a fair
question.Unless this article is just a promotion for a BYU positive
book, this post should be allowed.
Dear SoCalUtahFan, and you think Utah has a chance any more? I think their
chances were better in the MWC than in the PAC12.
Re: Rhett Wilkinson - how is beck #2 all time passer? by what statistic? because
I see Max Hall ahead of him in yards and touchdowns on byu's record books,
Dear So Cal Reader part of reading a story is understanding and comprehending
what is being written. Reynolds was on a mission when me met Marc Wilson. No
where in the story does it say Marc Wilson was serving a mission. Lance met
him. I guess in your mind Lance Reynolds would not be able to meet
someone while serving a mission and that person was not on a mission. As a
missionary I met thousands of people and most of them were not a mission, nor
were they members of the Church. Please read the story and take
time to understand it.
SoCalUteFan:"It means you don't get to play in a BCS bowl
game.Simple and easy to understand."Some of us are
more simple minded than others, aren't we.
I think the premise of the book is what makes it important. Football is
temporary and relatively unimportant in the scheme of things. It's what one
learns about life and how one relates to those about him that is truly
important. It's all about relationships.Lavell was great because he
cared about his players. Even today he remembers them, where they are, and what
they are doing. I think BYU is unique in the world in that respect. I look
forward to reading the book!
Is that the same rambling, partially coherent, punchy Chris Speilman who
sputters out sentence fragments and makes any game he comments for
unwatchable?Yeah. Very relevant.Remember that the bcs is
not the end all be all you'd like it to be. It is a corrupt hypocritical
organization that changes its rules and bylaws to suit its own weak agenda. Had
the current rules been in place, byu would have gone in 02, 97, 91, 85, 84, and
83. Without those envelope pushing performances, the utes never get a sniff.
I had an excellent experience while at BYU. My appreciation for what the school
represents grows stronger with each passing year. Among institutions of higher
learning, it is wonderfully unique. I find great satisfaction that the Y is
receiving increased exposure for what makes the university exceptional.
There's such a beautiful punch line in the abbreviated version of the headline
as it appears on the front page. Unfortunately I don't know if the moderators
will allow me to point that fact out.
@socalute"fan"Oh chris spielman huh? Well that makes it
...BYUs always been the golden child. This puts Utah in the national spotlight,
Spielman said. Now, I know BYUs going independent, but I just think this is an
amazing move for Utah. I think its great for them as far as recruiting goes. Its
a chance to win a national championship without having to fight the BCS, and the
stigma of being from the Mountain West.And I think this will
generate a huge fan base for Utah, because theyre going to be on TV a lot more
and theyre going to be playing at a higher level. Im not saying that the
Mountain West wasnt good, but ...
ESPN college football analyst Chris Spielman thinks the Utah football team is
well on its way to becoming a national football presence, maybe even a power, by
joining the Pac-12.He thinks the future is less certain for the BYU
football team as it moves into independence and he thinks that the Cougars wont
be independent for long.And he thinks that the balance of power may
be shifting away from Provo and toward Salt Lake City.
@SoCalUtahFan"It means you don't get to play in a BCS bowl
game"nothing is wrong with The Bell Helicopter Armed Forces
@ SoCalUtahFan,We all know that College Football is all about money.
Your same question was posed to an ESPN executive after they signed their deal
with B.Y.U. He said that if B.Y.U. wins their games they will have a seat at the
BCS table. B.Y.U. has to win to be invited. My guess is ESPN would not want a
7-6 or an 8-4 team but with the recruits and the current players B.Y.U. could
put up teams that ESPN wants to play in a BCS bowl, and ESPN just signed a
contract to broadcast the BCS games so this could be very interesting.
@SCUFBeing in the pac 10.2 does not make you an automatic
"in" to a BCS game. Please get a clue. You have to win your conference
and finish in the top 15 at least. You talk as though the u will automatically
be in a BCS game every year. I think that BYU has a better chance of getting
into a BCS game before the u.BTW, why did you read the article? Were
you seeing if you had what it takes to be one?Since you did not have the
GPA to attend, we all know that you want to be part of a winning program.
BYU is a top program...all the way aroud!
It means you don't get to play in a BCS bowl game. Simple and easy
I'm a non-BYU alumn (as morganh above), but I, too, love the school for what it
represents. I've had a daughter graduate there and have a son coming in this
Fall. I'll read the book because I've always been a BYU Football fan.However, with that being said, "Pyne spoke of an account where Marc
Wilson credits Lance Reynolds for the reason he came to BYU. Reynolds was
serving his mission in Washington when he met Wilson and encouraged him to go to
Provo. He also mentioned LaVell Edwards passion for the missionary program,
where under his watch, serving was encouraged much more than before he came
around, Pyne said. Huh? Marc Wilson never ended up serving a
mission. One of the biggest changes I've seen w/ the BYU Football program has
been the increased number of players who now serve missions, compared to
Wilson/Young's time. Yep! Some things are much more important, long-term wise,
Kickbacks and pyramid schemes aside, I guarantee on 9/17 money will be made
selling out ingredients for the Ute' Creampuffs recipe found on page 43 of
I never did have the opportunity to go to B.Y.U., because I didn't take school
serious enough to have the grades to get there. I have had roommates and family
members who have gone to the "Y" and it has been a great experience
for them. If I was able to do it all over again I would get the grades to get to
B.Y.U. because besides it being a great football school it is a great place to
get an education.
Too bad that BYU can't get a nickle for every article about the Y that hedge
reads. They would be making more on that than a BCS bowl game.And
yet he says he is not a fan of BYU. Go figure!
Vegas,"What % of the book sales do you get?"Same goes for that strange recruiting website article dick gushed about.I'm smelling a familiar Utah county pyramid scheme...
In short, Cougar football is about more than football.
Wow DN, thanks for the 3 page advertisement. What % of the book sales do you
BYU is not for everyone but, the ones who go for the right reasons and the ones
who discover the right reasons while they are there are changed forever.
Football is not the top priority. It is a teaching tool that shapes the players
and prepares them for life by showing them what their potential is. It can
happen at other schools but at BYU, the coaches live it, teach it and give it
every opportunity to happen for each player.