Good luck to the Cougars in the Poinsettia Bowl!We bought passes to
Sea World and the San Diego Zoo in February, made our hotel reservations in
June, and bought our bowl tickets in early November, so we'll see you in
San Diego.Hopefully, we can cap a disappointing season win a fun win
over the Aztecs!Go Cougs!
San Diego is a fun place to vacation. If BYU is going to stay
Independent, I wouldn't mind seeing BYU establish a long-term rotation of
San Diego, San Francisco and Las Vegas.
It's been a long since the Cougars played a bowl game in San Diego; should
be a fun game against one of the MWC champs.
Sounds like it will be a fun game and a great time for all the fans who will be
attending. Congrats Cougars on the bowl and good luck against San Diego
State.I usually don't say this but,Go Cougars!!!
Utes22Thanks; it's Utah fans like you that could get me back to
rooting for the Utes someday,at least when they're not playing
Great destination for a bowl game and a quality opponent.Should be a
fun time for all the fans who attend and you can't beat that perfect San
Diego weather.Good luck.
After a disappointing season and a lot of second guessing about what could have
been IF, renewing a long time rivalry with MWC co-champion San Diego State(9-3)
in the Poinsettia Bowl is just about as good as BYU fans could have hoped
for.Ironically, THIS is the year a 1- or 2-loss BYU COULD have
gotten into a BCS bowl.Kent State, currently ranked #17 in the BCS,
only needs #8 Stanford to beat #16 UCLA and/or #14 Nebraska to lose to unranked
Wisconsin in the PAC 12 and Big Ten championship games, for Kent State to move
up to #16 and finish ahead of the unranked Big East champion and possibly an
unranked Big Ten champion, to qualify for a BCS bowl as the highest ranked
non-AQ conference champion.
So I guess this means BYU can expect the usual racist accusations from SDSU?
Frankly, I wouldn't care if BYU never played SDSU again, so I hope we go
down there and stuff them good.
I'm going to enjoy the destination, I love going to San Diego and have
attended a lot of bowl games there, I'm not all that thrilled with the
opponent. Not thaqt I think BYU is any better than SDSU as a team but I would
prefer to never again associate with, or play against, that school or its fans.
I don't like rocky long either, he is a whiner.
Anxious to see if Bronco comes to his senses. If he does, I'd love to go to
this game. Went to the ND game and croaked watching Riley miss open receivers.
Go SDSU. Take second and get a team such as BYU. True BYU has a great following
to games, but we would rather play a team with a better record.
The Aztecs are 9-3 on the season and 7-1 in Mountain West play. SDSU has a
share of the MW title, its 19th overall and first since 1998. Its current seven
straight winning streak is the fifth-longest in the country."We
are honored to be selected to participate in the 2012 San Diego County Credit
Union Poinsettia Bowl," San Diego State head coach Rocky Long said.This will be the 36th meeting between the Aztecs and the Cougars (7-5) and
first since BYU's final season in the Mountain West in 2010. SDSU has lost
five straight in the series, which Brigham Young leads, 27-7-1.This
will also be the first meeting since "replaygate" at Provo. You can bet
the Aztecs will be chomping at the bit to get at the Cougars on the Aztecs home
It'll be interesting to see if coach decides he wants to win (start Lark)
or continue to demonstrate loyalty and lose (start Riley).
Lark! Lark! Lark! Lark! Lark! ...
You kind of wish they had brought in Lark after Taysom got injured, instead of
returning to the also-injured Riley, then we would know if the pocket-passer
could have succeeded or not in the run-option set-up they had going on. If he
would have flopped, there would be no coulda-woulda hindsight questioning going
on now. Was it that the coaches did not want to change the offense mid-season
anticipating getting a healthy Riley back at any moment? Did they fear getting
into duel QB scenario? Was Riley or the coaches running the show? Or was it
dance-with-the-one-that-brung-you at all costs?BYU cannot afford
such conservative thought. It has to bring a well-planned risk-taking passing
game to compete at the highest levels of the game, against superior and faster
athletes that it will never have enough of.
To be fair, SDSU should demand an alum in the replay booth this game.
A healthy Riley is better than .............. I can't think of anyone .
UteologyTo be fair, you should stop making unjust accusations.
Okay, now that we know BD is out of the picture next year and Riley...let's
have a more meaningful speculation about who will replace Doman?Ty
Detmer isn't coming back. And Steve Young won't either. Do
you think BYU will try to bring in a big name OC? If so, who?Do you think
Bronco will promote from within? Ben Cahoon is the Jerry Rice of the CFL. Could
he be moved from coaching the receivers to OC?Weigh in, what is your
speculation? Let's have some fun with this and stop killing
the coaches and players.
@Troy06,I know Riley's era is coming to an end, but
Doman's too? This is news to me! When was that decided? If it's
true, this is the first time I've heard of it. Truth be told, I'm not
disappointed one way or another. Honestly, I really wanted him to be successful
because he seems to be a really good guy. Unfortunately, I think he's got
a long ways to go as an OC. BYU can't afford to continually struggle
offensively against better competition if we ever hope to gain respect
nationally and achieve the kind of exposure we can be proud of. Looking forward to an exciting bowl game between two worthy competitors! May
it be free of the ugliness displayed in the past. Go Cougars! and
good luck to the Aztecs too!
Greg Wruebell was asked to send a tweet by Holmoe last month. He stated they are
aware of the problems with the offense coaches and said changes were coming
after the season ends. The D coaches became upset with the O
coaches. It's very clear Doman is a problem along with Weber.
Putting money aside...because really BYU is raking it in on its tv contract and
other things...it's a little pathetic that since going independent the only
teams they have played in bowl games have been old WAC and MWest teams.
@Troy06Where have you heard that Doman is out? Like thebigsamoan I
am not going to be disappointed either way, if he is gone then hopefully they
get someone better, if he is back then I hope he has improved. I do blame Doman
for the pathetic offensive scheme early on but the more I study the Riley Nelson
situation the more I think that was Bronco's decision and Doman just had to
deal with it and try to make the best of it.In Doman's defense
you can go back and watch the games in the 2nd half of the season and see better
play calling as well as open wr's, you can also see Nelson failing to get
those open wr's the ball and failing to make the plays. SJSU is a perfect
example of that. I thought Doman called good enough plays in that game Nelson
just failed to execute them or make good throws. We know Nelson is
done and we know there is still plenty of QB talent based on recruiting
rankings. We'll see if they can use it better this time around.
27-7-1Yep, that sounds like a long-time rivalry to me.
Hopefully the final game of the extremely underachieving Bronco era
Troy06"Greg Wruebell was asked to send a tweet by Holmoe last
month. He stated they are aware of the problems with the offense coaches and
said changes were coming after the season ends."So how did you
deduce from the tweet, that the "changes" Holmoe mentioned involved any
particular coach(es)?It's obvious that BYU has had some serious
issues with their quarterbacks, offensive line, offensive schemes, and kicking
game the last two seasons, but lessons have hopefully been learned and
opportunities for making better decisions in the future may still be given.
The tweet used stronger language. Do we have any Twitter experts who can find
Greg's tweet? Doman is out. Trust me. Holmoe is not happy. Need to
find the Tweet...
This will be my first non-U of U bowl in 10 years. (Going to a Niners game
instead.)But, I'm excited for San Diego.I need to
go to the Cougar store and buy me some stuff.
Troy06Could you please do me a favor and wait 'til after the
bowl game is over and then I'll weigh in on your speculation that the Y OC
is out. As far as I know he's still planning on coaching in the Poinsettia
byufaninwashst.Lark! Lark! Lark! Lark! Lark! That's my
favorite missionary hymn, "Lark all ye nations..." That's going to
be my pre-bowl game chant since we quit doing the Haka.
funny that real football schools go to watch the game as it is the most
important.Byu fans are just excited to go to San Diego. Would
rather vacation, go to the zoo, se world, then.....oh yea. the game. Bag the
football.Thats funny.Good luck Cougs.
I-am-I - First the complaints were about scheduling but, that quickly improved.
Better bowl ties will improve with time though could be helped perhaps
significantly by taking one at Boise, or one at ND from time to time.Canyontreker - Wow, a Ute fan headed to the Cougar store to buy some
stuff??Pac 12 Fever - There are some who are this way but, as long
as they buy tickets I really do not care. I drink enough beer in the parking
lot for all of them anyways.
phoenix thought "Ironically, THIS is the year a 1- or 2-loss BYU COULD have
gotten into a BCS bowl."You mean IF BYU was still part of the
MWC, right? Kent State might get in because they are in an non-AQ conference.
As an independent, the non-AQ qualifications do not apply to BYU. BYU would
have to be ranked #12 to be considered. Considered, not automatically
@pac 12 feverFunny that real fans of their schools don't go by
the moniker of the conference their school is in, they are actaully fans of the
school. That's funny.