Best defense in the country + Heaps = National accolades, exposure and numerous
"This isn't your grandfather's BYU. It's not your father's BYU or your
mother-in-law's BYU and certainly not LaVell Edwards'."Actually
it is.As important as Bosco's gutsy performance was in orchestrating
BYU's come-from-behind win over Michigan, it was BYU's defense that was the key
to BYU winning the national championship in 1984 -- BYU's goal line stands
against Pittsburgh and especially Hawaii are classic.
Well, when the "golden boy" Jake Heaps keeps playing as terrible as he
has, I guess you guys better find a good story about the defense.Vs.
Ole Miss Greg Wruebell talked for about 2 minutes just on a 3rd down pass play
that Jake failed to place the ball in the right spot for the receiver to be able
to make the first down. Not one time in the whole dialogue did he mention Heaps
name...When BYU's offense only puts 7 pts on the board, all the
sudden the Defense is AMAZING!
Not that the defense didn't play well, they definately did.But I do
have to laugh at the fact that everytime one side of the ball struggles for BYU,
everyone completely ignores it.
G-Swenz-Who is ignoring it? Have you read the other articles or looked at
comments? Critics and koolaide drinkers alike are slinging mud at Heaps after
the performance on Saturday. Furthermore it was an Austin newspaper making the
comments, so there's no logical way to chalk it up to glass-is-half-full (of
blue koolaide) BYU fans.And as you said, the defense was indeed
spectacular. Give credit where credit is due. Our defense scored 7 points and
gave up 6. We would've won the game without the offense at all (since gave up 7
to match the 7 they scored...).
And like this really matters if the offense struggles in their first game? Over
the years how many times have we seen great teams win because of their defense
and not their offense. Now having said that, BYU was having a great
defensive year two years ago when they ran into TCU and they were buzz-sawed. I
am a big BYU fan but I can remember the failures as well as the successes. Let's just hope BYU's offense can figure it out and come out of their
shell. They have a lot of potential but potential does not win games, success
does. Here's hoping for success this Saturday.
@JonnyDangerExample: Mildred in FillmoreI have yet to
see a cease in the constant talk about Heaps being BYU's "next Jimmer"
no matter how badly he plays against quality opponents.
We'll sow how good the "defense" really is against someone other than
Ole Miss. I'm certain that Texas will prove that BYU's defense isn't that great.
Get a clue G. Swenz. Mildred is a ute fan in Cougar clothing.Worry
about your own golden boy, the Detmer like jordan wynn. Passing for a whopping
103 yds against a lower division team .. at home ? Pathetic.
I think the reason for the fact that the perception of BYU being known for it's
defense exists is that 1. the defense has gotten better under Bronco and has
been more of a focus. 2. While BYU has had a good offense during Bronco's tenure
(with the exception of last year), they aren't the prolific offenses of years
Heaps didn't play poorly. He just didn't do the things we needed him to do.