I encourage all the coog fans to go back and read the comments to this article.
Extremely funny in retrospect.
Posted By idablu: "Moderator: I just don't understand the
selective censorship here. Comments that are more caustic than my very benign
statements are allowed and mine rejected?"---------------Idablu: Hear, Hear !!! The DesNews moderators bend over backwards to
allow just about any mendacious and inflammatory posting from the most obnoxious
of anti-BYU dopes. (I'd name names, but they'll zap my posting if I
do, guaranteed!) At the same time, they consign any reasonable direct response
to Electronic File 13. I suppose this is their idea of trying to be
"unbiased" given the newspaper's ownership. Whatever the reason,
stacking the deck in favor of any side is a poor practice.I came
back here only to check on a challenge I left for Chris_B, which she didn't
accept, and I happened to run into your comment. It prompted me to make this
post, which may or may not get past the mods. Either way, I'm all done
posting here. I'm not going to fight a battle against moderators who make
no effort to maintain a level playing field. To be sure, they won't miss
me any, and the feeling is mutual. Go Cougars!:-)
Jenny83Logan, UT"Virginia won 3 games all of last
season... If BYU doesn't beat them by at least 3 touchdowns then they are
simply no good."One could say the same thing about Utah. Losing
to U again is just not acceptable. Three touchdowns or more is the new
standard, thanks for thinking of it!
UteologyEast Salt Lake City, UtahThe same offensive
coordinated is the one who helped the team score a lot of points in the past.
Many fans, me included, were not impressed at the end of his first
tenure because the offense, albeit good, had become so predictable. The last
few years have made a lot of us long for a predictably good offense, and if the
hurry up keeps teams guessing and creates opportunities to exploit, I'm
ready for seconds.
Virginia won 3 games all of last season... If BYU doesn't beat them by at
least 3 touchdowns then they are simply no good.
"BYU has promised to roll out a faster-paced offense this season that will
regularly light up scoreboards like the Cougars did in their glory days." --
DNOkay. But the question is why is the same OC doing this 8 years
later? Wasn't that his plan in 2005? Is it because BYU has
better talent to run his offense? But BYU's talent level has decreased
since 2005 according to recruiting services. I guess one can argue
that by running more plays BYU will score more points. True, but any team can
Moderator:I just don't understand the selective censorship here.
Comments that are more caustic than my very benign statements are allowed and
mine rejected?---------------Personally I have no idea how well this
team will do this year. I've been around long enough to see several BYU
teams hyped up to be one of the best ever, come out and lay a big fat egg.
Fortunately BYU fans are an optimistic bunch and have short memories. There are
a lot of positives but a lot of question marks on this team, but I am cautiously
optimistic. But if the Cougars lose to Virginia next week, there will be several
on this board who will be calling for Anae's head.
Apparently some don't have to follow guidelines and can say what they want.
Here is my comment about the article:Go Taysom, have
fun.Come what may, and love it.
SportsAuthority:I'd love for you to be right, but I don't
see how you expect this to be a cakewalk. Their o-line talent is superior to
ours, their d-line is at least equal, and their running backs and receivers are
very good. They have enough speed at receiver to be able to take advantage of
any separation they can create against our new cornerbacks. The only unit where
we have a clear cut advantage is at linebacker, with perhaps an edge at receiver
in Hoffman.I don't see the new offense really being in a groove
until October, which will tend to keep the score of this game lower and closer.
To your point about heat and humidity, it has been a cooler than normal August
out here, and hopefully the trend continues into next Saturday -- but any hot
and humid conditions that do exist will favor UVA. I see this as a close game,
one we could lose unless the offense comes out reasonably sharp, and the new
cornerbacks can find a way to hold their own. Why do you guys see this game as
a cinch ???
Steven S JarvisVirginia isn't all that humid in September,
certainly nothing like Ole Miss.If BYU plays like they did against
Ga Tech last season, this one won't even be close.
Why is it BYU fans are all so high on Robert Anae? When he "resigned"
from there a few years ago all I heard was "good riddance."
The Virginia game is a long trip. The Cougars probably will be sucking on
pickle juice to seal with the humidity like they did when they played Ole Miss.
I still expect BYU to come out on top, but anything can happen to cause the game
to be close.BYU 31, Virginia 13
Hochmut: This coming week will be the best; a trip to Virginia to play a few
rounds of golf and Thursday evening to watch USU take down the mighty Utes; then
our little group will head to Charlottesville to see the Cougars take down the
Cavaliers on Saturday--I figure, Cougars 41, UVA 6; don't you just love it
when a plan comes together!Careful, Hochmut. We will have our hands
full with Virginia. Between the o-line and the cornerbacks, we're not
going to be smooth out of the box. UVA underperformed last year, and their
talent is way better than everyone thinks. I think we can win the thing, but I
see a very tough game coming up down there, perhaps a rerun of the 2000 game
that went to overtime.Hope you enjoy the trip. If you haven't
been to UVA before, be sure to tour the beautiful campus -- originally laid out
by Thomas Jefferson -- and go to Monticello. A great trip. Go Cougars!
Chrissy: "I'm flattered you maintain a list of my posts. Scared a
little, but flattered."Chrissy, fear not and fret not! Please
just provide a simple "Yes" or "No" answer to my challenge as
posted above. A "Yes" would be preferred, but this is up to you. If
you're feeling expansive as a Ute fan this evening, just copy the terms of
the challenge into your response, and indicate your acceptance. Simple and
easy, and from that moment forward, we are all systems go! Oh ...
and keep that voice tuned up. You may be needing it in January, for the
enjoyment of Cougar Nation! :-)
You know, I was just wondering why Christy B among others are always commenting
on BYU articles and so I jumped on over to the ute side of the house to look at
their articles and low and behold there is just nothing but football articles!
No track and field, no cross country, no volleyball, no soccer, nothing but
football. It must be very boring cheering for a university that has just one
sport to talk about! And then to have that team on the bottom of their
conference. It's no wonder why they eat, breathe, and sleep BYU. They have
to pretend they are going to a bowl game every year by getting themselves up for
the team that all their fans claim is their Rival because no one else cares
about them or even really knows them. Yes, we have noticed how much
the rhetoric from the ute fans have picked up and will continue as the days move
along toward the start of the season, and then after the BYU game (win or lose)
they will start their chant of wait until next year, since their hopes for a
bowl will by then will have vanished.
This coming week will be the best; a trip to Virginia to play a few rounds of
golf and Thursday evening to watch USU take down the mighty Utes; then our
little group will head to Charlottesville to see the Cougars take down the
Cavaliers on Saturday--I figure, Cougars 41, UVA 6; don't you just love it
when a plan comes together!
Hey Chrissy:In truth, I don't expect a 21 point game, much as I
would enjoy watching the Guys in Blue win by that many. So as a consolation
prize, how about we agree to the following? Stipulation 1: The Loser comes
onto the board post-game, and acknowledges The Winner's team as the
superior team, based on the game results and nothing else. Call this a
pre-commitment to a no-sniveling, no-excuses, no-weasels-allowed post game
environment. In other words, no fan carping, whining, blaming the refs, etc,
etc. -- just an honest acknowledgment of the reality of the scoreboard as the
final statement of who has the better team.How about it? And to
make it even more interesting, Stipulation 2: After The Loser's
acknowledgement, if BYU wins, you stay off the Y boards for the rest of the
football season. If Utah wins, I'll stay off the Y boards for the rest of
the football season. (And the U board as well) Will you sign on the dotted
line, my dear? You would, of course, be welcome to return for your annual
basketball season flogging.Show your Utah pride, dear lady! Are you
I think we'll average 40 points a game this year.
"Chris BSalt Lake City, UT@panama,If byu
were to win by more than 21 I'd never post on a byu article the rest of my
life."While I suspect it will be a close game either way, this
kind of bold declaration can backfire quickly even if the contest is the
mismatch you assume. All it takes is one injury, etc.
byu78,I'm flattered you maintain a list of my posts. Scared a
little, but flattered.Here is another one I've made.I wont post on byu articles all year if byu beat Utah.I made the
same promise last year.I posted all last year.I made the
same promise the year before that.I posted all that year.I made the same promise the year before that.I posted all that
yearLOL!It all comes down to the quality of athletes(or
lack there of in byu's case)Utah has them. Byu does not.
What do the Y-haters who post on every BYU article have in common with each
other?1. BYU obsession2. A BYU inferiority complex3.
Insecurity towards BYU4. No friends among real Ute fans
Chrissy:Your promise has been recorded for posterity, and is duly
noted. It will be worth tracking just for the fun of it, although I suspect
that you would just change your handle and keep on posting. You lead a strange
life, hon -- but we are honored at your infatuation with all things Cougar! -----Chris BSalt Lake City, UT@panama,If byu were to win by more than 21 I'd never post on a byu article
the rest of my life.3:03 p.m. Aug. 23, 2013Report abuse-----:-)
Taysom Hill is going to be the super coolest QB to play in the NCAA this year!
I am super excited to go to the games and cheer for him! Is there anything
better than BYU Cougars football?
Chrissy:You are getting overcommitted in your promises. A quick
reminder of one from February, lest you forget -- we have not forgotten, of
course:-----Chris BSalt Lake City, UTFBFan,... And you think somehow you'll be top 20 at least?Copy and Mark this down right now:If byu finishes next year
top 20 I will sing the BYU fight song and post it on youtube! ...
Top 20 at least? LOL!3:08 p.m. Feb. 23, 2013Like (1) Report
abuse-----Tune up your voice, my dear. By the way, are
you a Soprano or an Alto? :-)
What does Travis have in common with Larry Egger, Donald Van Galder, and Randy
Gomez?All are Utah QBs who spent their entire careers playing BYU as
their bowl.After this year's BYU win, Utah's freshmen will
be destined to finishing their careers winless versus BYU.While BYU
continues racking up Top 25 finishes, Utah will continue to rack up unranked
seasons.As recently 2006 to 2009, BYU had four straight AP Top 25
finishes.Do you have any idea how far back you have to go to find
the last time Utah had...four straight Top 25 finishes? - foreverthree straight Top 25 finishes? - foreverWhen it comes to national
individual and team achievements, Utah's trophy closet is full of dust -
that is, completely empty.The Utes have been in steady decline since
the Sugar Bowl and that decline will continue in 2013.
@panama,If byu were to win by more than 21 I'd never post on a
byu article the rest of my life.Considering Utah beat byu by 44(in
provo) 2 years ago, with all your boasting 21 should be possible right?LOLI don't know if byu has beaten Utah by 21 in the last past
15 yearsLOLUtah has beaten byu by that margin 3 times
christySorry to burst your delusional crimson bubble, but Taysom,
Hoffman and Van Noy will usher in a winless streak versus BYU for Utah's
freshman class of 2013.Not only that, but Utah will continue their
bowl-less streak.Just like the '80's, BYU has once again
become Utah's bowl game.
I am not nervous this year at all about BYU. They have two great qb's,
tons of weapons at rb and wide receiver plus decent tight ends. With anae at
the helm, our offense has always been decent/good. having bronco means our
defense will be great. BYU will be just fine this year. Go Cougs!
Chris B: What about the Ute hybrid dual offensive coordinator position. That
looks very shaky. I support 100% the offense and defense BYU has put together.
I'll take Anae/Bronco over the Ute hybrid offense/Kyle W any day. You will
understand what I am talking about when you witness the beating the Cougs give
to your Utes as well as the final score, which will be the frosting on the cake.
Mark it down!
@ chris bThere actually was a Corvette with a Honda engine last year in
the Pac 12, and I heard it's back again this year! And after Sept 21, the
engine will still be a Honda though not the auto engine, but a generator engine.
Now if BYU can just protect the quarterback, I am glad that Ammon Olsen is also
@panama,BYU may score in the opening minutes, much like they did in
2011 at LES.Remember?Riley took a snap and threw it into
the endzone for a Utah touchdown?
Chris B: The Cougs will run, run, run, until the Ute coaches are no longer
expecting a pass, then when you least expect it, Hill will throw a long pass,
and your tired DB will not be able to keep up with BYU's receiver. BYU
will go up 7-0 in ju7st a few minutes. BYU will then stop the Ute offense and
will score again in just a few minutes. I look for a score of 48-3 in favor of
BYU. BYU's fast pace is going to eat up the Ute players' energy very
quickly. The fast pace of BYU's offense will wear down the Ute defense. On
the other hand, the BYU defense has been practicing the lightening fast offense,
so they will have the stamina to own the Ute offense. As for 4-0, no way. THis
is the year BYU starts a long winning streak -BYU with a win this year and when
the two teams resume playing one another, then at least 2 more wins in a row.
BYU will be without a loss when BYU and Utah meet this year. THen they will
still be without a loss. Bank on it!
Here is the thing with "go fast go hard" systems.You need
athletes that "go fast" and "go hard"byu's
"athletes" are not the same as Oregon athletes. Or Utah's athletes
for that matter.How has byu done against the most athletic teams
they've played the last several years(Florida State, TCU, Utah, Boise,
Texas, Notre Dame - 0 wins)When you have recruiting classes ranked
65 or so, it means you don't have the athletes to go fast and go hard.If you take a Honda engine and put it in the body of a Corvette, its
still just a Honda.
I like what I've been hearing about Anae's offense. Starting to
change my mind. I still worry a little about the CB position, but Bronco is a
genius at defense. Waiting to see see if the adjustments are effective.
It's unfortunate that due to byu and Utah not playing until week 4, Utah
won't be able to essentially end byu's season(like we did last year
when we gave them loss #1)byu will already have at least 1 loss by
the time they play Utah. Would have been nice to be the ones to personally end
your season(as we continue to fight on for a Pac 12 title and rose bowl)Oh well, a 4-0 SWEEP is a nice perk!
What does Taysom have in common with Jake Heaps, Riley Nelson, Hoffman, and Van
Noy?None of them knows what it feels like to beat your rival.After this year's win, Utah will have a 4-0 sweep for the 2013
seniors.Did you know this will be the second 4-0 career SWEEP for a
Ute graduating class in the last 15 years.Do you know how far you
have to back to find the last 2 byu graduating classes that had 4-0 sweeps over
UtahFar. Very Far.These programs have been on opposite
courses for the past 2 decades, and those trends will continue.Notice the number of "byu families" switching to Utah these days?Sign of the times