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Published: Friday, March 30 2012 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Otis Spurlock
Ogden, UT

Remember, being a backup quarterback at byu, 90% of the game is half mental.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Thanks, Otis...

Moving on, many of us were pulling for the RM Bybee over the heathen McMahon. Bitter irony - we loved the glory but found the rebellion tough to swallow.

Liked the interview with Lark a little while back, same with Manoa today. You gotta have incredible desire, but they want it for the team more. That attitude is consistent with what Bronco is buidling here.

So yes, I'll keep dreaming of glory days for my boys in blue. But more importantly, they'll do it the right way, or, they'll keep trying to do it the right way. I can live with that.

Pickle Juice, The Key to a BCS
Murray, UT

Y Grad,

I'm glad you can live with mediocrity. Most true fans desperately want to see BYU go to the next level. Most fans want BYU to strive for excellence and the BCS. I can live with that.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

They way Riley loves to mix it up and run into danger makes me wonder if James Lark will need that clipboard for long.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Pickle Juice,

Of the things I desperately want, college football success isn't one of them. Especially if it comes at the cost of honor. THIS BYU fan wants BYU to strive for excellence in character and on the field, and the BCS. In that order.

Iowa City, IA

I agree with Y Dad on this one.

As far as Bybee's advice, though, I wonder if the 4th-6th string guy really has to be THAT ready at game time.

Gary Kinney
Huntington Beach, CA

As I've always told my athletes. Be ready, you are only one play away from being on the field. Anyone can be injured or removed very quickly...one must always be ready.

Highland, UT


Several years ago a string of qb injuries lead to Ryan Hancock, BYU's 4th string qb, becoming the starter for most of the remainder of the season. It happens.

Just last year at utah a qb that shouldn't be any more than 4th string, and is now listed as 4th string, was utah's starter for the majority of the season. Of course utah didn't have a 2nd or 3rd string qb because of some hilarious coaching blunders, but needless to say that 4th stringer got his chance.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

BYU's backup quarterbacks would start at any other school in the country.

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