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Published: Friday, Aug. 10 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT

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West Jordan, Utah

Paying off? Yes you cut down on players getting dinged up by not hitting. To say it pays off, to me though, means playing well once the season starts. BYU has started slow each year in Mendenhall's tenure as coach save it be one season.

Salt Lake City, UT

Why would Bronco limit the hits? According to BYU "fan", the team is 5 deep at every position.


gilbert, AZ

I like it. In the past it is disheartening to hear about all the injuries pilling up in fall camp, even in spring camp this year. It's a model that worked for Bill Walsh. I think it's one of the things BYU has picked up from some of the pro teams this offseason. BYU has a couple of games to sure up tackling skills before they go up to the U.

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

LOL! Love this article! Its written as though we are 6 games in to the season! LOL!

gilbert, AZ

Yeah too bad Bronco doesn't model his practices after your high school team.

Silent Lurker
Cottonwood Heights, UT

There are just too many variables to accurately access if this works or not especially this early in the season. If it works Bronko will be a hero--if it doesn't I would not want to face his fan base.

Herriman, UT

There is nothing new here folks. Bronko is known for running soft practices. This translates to the teams slow starts every year, and a propensity of players taking "cheap shots" and incurring penalties during the game.

byu is like the guy who goes out, spends 1000's of dollars on golf equipment and clothing. gets dolled up, talks a big game to the guys at work, brags about his impressive 300+ yard drives. Hangs around the driving range and hits a few good ones, but then whiffs off the tee when it comes time to really put it in play.


Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Yuck it up fuzzballs. If we concede coach Whit and his and of Utes his one BCS victory, which we must and it was huge, otherwise Bronco and BYU have generally been better than Utah. Even last year, the year of our humiliation, BYU ended the season ranked, U did not. Gnash about it all you want, you cannot change that simple fact.

So then, what must we conclude? If BYU starts slow, Utah chokes down the home stretch? BYU loses to the teams it is supposed to and Utah loses to the teams it is supposed to beat?

Kosta Fesenko
Chicken McNuggetville, UT

Y Grad/Y Dad

54-10 still hurts doesnt it?

Sandy, UT


Couldn't agree more!!

Herriman, UT

Only a delusional y fan could be satisfied with running up a string of wins against the absolute worst teams in college football and hanging that feather in their cap.

Oh, and one more thing.....54-10


Maricopa, Az

The Ute's have just announced some serious injuries. Please, keep it up, beat yourselves up practicing. I'll take Bronco's new approach and see what happens.

Cedar Hills, UT

Sounds like they should stick to slip n slides and flag football so nobody gets hurt.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

54-10 does still hurt, never denied that.

Finishing unranked, behind the rival that you trashed, and losing the opportunity to play in the inaugural conference championship by losing to the worlds worst road football team, at home no less, tell me honestly, that doesn't sting? Just a little?

Choking down the home stretch. I feel bad for coach Whit and the team because I really do respect them. But I ain't gonna lie - it looks real good on a lot of u fans!

Sandy, UT

Y Grad Y Daddyio-

I'd rather play decent teams and hang in there then be snoozing in November waiting for ranked teams to lose. Best place to talk is on the field, which Utah did.. in fact they YELLED at BYU 54-10.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA


And after the BYU game...

... wait for it ...

... they whimpered. Thus the season, the ranking, the end.

Oh, and way to hang in there against Colorado. Tell me again why UCLA went to the inaugural conference championship game instead of you? This is what you'd rather? Good thing! You got it.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

I'm greatfull we don't tackle each other. We are alot tuffer than other teams because of it.

Idaho Falls, ID

Maybe he should have them play a little badminton. Or would the fear flying shuttlecocks?

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Y Grad/Y Dad is right. And it's not just because I'm a Y fan. BYU lost the battle, but clearly won the war last year. No doubts about it. This is according to every single poll. I'm guessing by all the Ute traffic we get on these comment boards trashing the Y that that fact really stings those Ute fans. Apparently more than 54-10 does.

17-14 Hurts Don't It?
Springville, UT


The games BYU lost last year don't come close to the embarrassment of the Utes stinging loss to Colorado.

54-10 was a simply fluke. Hug that victory Utesies, it's all you got in the face of losing 'everything' to Colorado last year.

It is hilarious for U to continually bring this 54-10 up when 17-14 is so much more, and now you're on here ridiculing Bronco for his practice schedule while your injuries continue to pile up.

You're one QB injury away from being back to where you were last year. Such depth, such genius by Coach Whit. Geesh, when will U guys ever learn?

Keep it up! You're the best joke in town.

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