“Because of Nelson Riley’s injuries, Lark is FORCED to play in the
bowl game????FORCED ???Come on, give me a break!!!!Just say, "Lark gets the opportunity to once again shine as the
Cougar starter in the Poinsetta Bowl, this Thursday, 12/20/12 vs. SDS @ 5:00
P.M. . For what ever the reason(s), Lark gives the Cougars the best chance of
winning that final game for the 2012 season.
Couldn't be happening to a more deserving, worthy recipient. Good for you,
James. Can't wait for the game to start!
After all the carnage he has reeked, I can't see Nelson on the the field.
Riley should start the game wearing a baseball hat, and end the game wearing a
baseball hat. Tonight will be interesting. Go Cougars!!!
Congrats to James (I'm still not convinced Bronco won't pull the rug
out from under him at the last moment). I hope you close out your senior season
with a bang and a big finish. Top what you did in the NMSU game!Best
Wishes to you!
Good Luck Lark!!
Brave Article. It is 100% true. I hope BYU learns their lesson. I hope BYU
adopts the rule, best player plays. That's what I liked about
Pete Carrol. Every season he started out with the same speech. 'I
don't care how much money your family gives to the program, I don't
care what you did in high school, I don't care if you're a Senior, the
BEST PLAYER PLAYS"
Thank you! Now we can score over 10 points.
James, I hope you have a real Lark.
plyxply (SLC, UT)"I'd love to see Riley get a shot to redeem
himself, he's at least earned that right after all of his hard work and
dedication to the program. Besides BYU deserves Riley, they broke rules to get
him there, provoked a new NCAA rule banning BYU from recruiting missionaries
even, so to let him vanquish on the bench in his last game is truly unfair after
all he's contributed to the program and to football in general."I get and appreciate the sarcasm throughout your entire comment, but
let's keep the facts factual. Riley's family contacted BYU. And Riley
himself did so pre-mission. I have proof from one of his Logan HS coaches who
knew he would not be returning to USU but to (walking on if he had to) BYU.
It's a good rule, however, protecting many programs' missionaries from
harrassment while on missions.Go James! Here's to looking
forward to a box that's not stacked on our offense!
Lark should have been the starter all year
"We would be National Champs and undefeated if he started all year
long."With all due respect to the author, whenever I see a
phrase with anyting to do with the national championship among the comments on a
BYU article, I immediately assume that it is hubris or that the comment is
written by a troll. To break into the National Championship game,
BYU needs a previous season's record of at least 10 wins and then a perfect
season with a schedule like the 2013 schedule. It is going to be a while, so
let's show the same class as Lark and patiently wait for that time to come.
But enjoy the ride!
Good luck to James. He has waited a long time for his shot and I hope he does
I'd love to see Riley get a shot to redeem himself, he's at least
earned that right after all of his hard work and dedication to the program.
Besides BYU deserves Riley, they broke rules to get him there, provoked a new
NCAA rule banning BYU from recruiting missionaries even, so to let him vanquish
on the bench in his last game is truly unfair after all he's contributed to
the program and to football in general.
I hope he does well and ends his once-promising career on a high note. The
better he does will make Bronco look like a fool for not starting him over his
boy Nelson...so I'm REALLY pulling for him so BYU brass will go get Andy
Reid, who knows a thing or two about offense. Bronco can stay on as a well-paid
D coordinator if he wants, but he and Doman have no business running an offense.
We would be National Champs and undefeated if he started all year long.
Go Cougars! Make it a win!
Seeing Lark play was the first time against NMS, BYU looked like BYU of old the
first time in a long time. SO what happens if Lark's one hit
wonder moment goes bad? Nonetheless, he deserves the chance. The best guy
Bronco is an emotional person that connects with players. Prefers players
along same lines as his personality. Hence, the attachment to Nelson who plays
with his heart. The next issue, he chooses coaches along same lines. Doman,
from what I have heard is nervous. I love young, emotional defensive coaches.
Take a look at USC with the Lane Kiffins father doing defense. It doesn't
work. You need a lot of emotional energy with defense. On the
offensive side of the ball. Over doing emotional energy leads to playing
nervous and tight. Close games are a problem for emotional offensive teams.
Huge mistakes occur.The offense needs the opposite of Bronco. More older,
confident, seasoned coach. Offense needs thinking and confidence, not
emotionality. I don't know James Lark, but his patience leads me to
believe he is a quiet, thinking type player. Not a favorite of Bronco. But
exactly what is needed for success on offense. Check out results in the
upcoming bowl with Lark. Playing tight is born of coaching tight on
offense. Doman's schemes are good, demeanor bad. Anwer: Doman out for
older, confident offense coach. Bronco should stay as head coach. Great
recruiter, great leader.
In a fair world, the BYU coaches, given the team record over past 2 years would
have given Lark a shot long before this. But the world is not fair as young
James has learned. While I hope he plays well against SDS, I more hope that he
has a great life after Thursday and is spectacularly successful.
Tear it up Lark, and hope to see Riley get the ball a bit as well if he is
I hope they both play and play well. But watch out for the 17-year-old running
back. He's got a bright future.
Light up the scoreboard James!A Ute fan.
Not necessarily a BYU fan, but the story of James Lark reminds me of Kevin
Curtis. For those of you that do not know, he was a 3rd string receiver for
Bingham High School. He walked on to USU, and became a very known and respected
name in the NFL. There are times where a coach doesn't see the player for
the talent they have. I do hope that Lark is able to deliver-he definitely has a
BYU quarterback feel to him.
Awesome! Yes, Lark did light up a poor team in his previous start. But accuracy
and decisions translate against even elite competition. Congratulations Mr.
Lark. May you recieve all the positive Karma you have coming your way. For as
"gritty" as the other guy is, James is even more gracious and talented.
Someone take Nelson's helmet from him, please!
All good things come to those who wait. Lark just had to wait a little longer
than most.I can't wait to see what Lark can do against SDSU.Coach Edwards always used to sat that at BYU the passing game made the running
game possible. I liked that philosophy better.
I'm hoping this is true for Lark. Hoping that Riley gets a
token snap to end it on high note for him personally or gets called in for a
special play IF he's healthy enough.Good luck Lark and go
May the force of the pass and the rush be with him and the Cougars.Let 'er rip.
Very excited for Lark and the Cougars. Truly hoping that Lark will carve up the
Go Lark! I also hope we see Nelson for a couple plays because all of Cougar
Nation respects him for his grit and competitiveness. I hope Lark lobs several
bombs to Hoffman and Apo. Can't wait till Thursday!
Great news!James Lark deserves his moment in the sun. Good luck