Honestly, what makes you think Wazzu will beat BYU? It is the season opener, at
home, and Bronco has not lost many season openers. Utah easily? Last year was a
joke. That game is a toss up and was even last year until halftime. The game
wasn't even out of reach in the 3rd quarter. We'll have to see what
kind of teams ND and GT are later in the year. How many starters has BSU
actually lost the past few years? The last time BYU went up to the blue turf
they only lost by one point, and that was during the Crowton years. I like BYUs
chances to make that a game. By the way, BSU lost at home to TCU who BYU
actually hung around with for most of the game last year. And Utah St.
didn't beat BYU AGAIN so I don't know where you are getting AGAIN
from. We'll see what happens, Utah St. should be a good game AGAIN. I would
even give Utah St. a chance against the Utes this year. BYU isn't sinking
any more than Utah is. What would you call 8-5?
@ cougarfanzz,Honestly, BYU will lose to Wazzu, Utah easily, ND, GT
will pound BYU, and BSU has athletes, unlike BYU. How many games has BSU lost at
home in the last few years?........ The TCU game in a miracle. That same TCU
team beat the tar out of BYU on a neutral field. And, I think Utah St. will beat
BYU AGAIN.......hands down. USU's tragic loss on a bad pass last year was
was a joke. USU creamed BYU the year prior. BYU is sinking.....enjoy the
Re: Utah-Hawaii AlumBYU has proven that they can compete with
Utah's "athletes" with a recruiting pool 1/10th the size of
Utah's because of Honor Code and Academics. Not to mention BYU turns over
half their team every year because of missions. If BYU can't get into the
"big time" it will be because they are excluded, not because they
didn't deserve to be there. Don't think for 2 seconds Utah deserved
the Pac-12 spot any more than BYU did.
If you think that the LDS officials are "dumb," I suggest you think
again. They know what their agenda is PERFECTLY.
BYU has proven that they can't beat a mediocre team for many years. Plus,
BYU is NOT a school that can get into the big time. BYU's
"accounting" program hasn't turned any heads. I enjoy the DNews and
the chuckles. Thank you DNews!!!!!
BYU will have at least 4 losses and as many as six. Will have big losses to
Utah, Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, Boise State and possible home losses to Oregon
State and Washington State.
Oh boy, I tell ya, it's going to be a swell season for the Cougs. 10+ wins
Re: Utah Hawaii AlumOh okay so a good QB is why Utah isn't
better. Newsflash, BYU is in the same predicament. The QB position is the most
important position in football. I don't think that's exactly news.BYU is funded by boosters just like any other program so I don't
know what you're complaining about. Does BYU have some kind of tax
advantage because of the Church status? Ok maybe. But, does Utah have an Honor
Code? Does Utah have the same academic requirements or have the same volume of
missionaries coming in and out of the school? Is BYU somehow
"inappropriately" using the tax exemption? If they were don't you
think the Church would know about it and do something about it? Well they
haven't, and they would have if that was true.I think all
things considered Bronco Mendenhall has done a pretty good job despite all the
challenges. You don't give BYU enough credit.
@ Cougar Claws,I see your point, but #1 rated Jake heaps is gone.
Therefore, that "class' is diminished greatly. So much for the 2010
class????? Utah is much better since.Utah has had a problem keeping
Jordan Wynn healthy, their obvious enigma. You can study the records and Utah
has beaten ranked teams on their "turf" after 2008. BYU can't beat
any "OK" team at all.The LDS Church built LES and all the
wonderful athletic facilities that exist for all sports teams at BYU. Nearly
every state-owned school depends on filthy rich alumni donating big
bucks......look at the stadium names throughout the country. BYU has also done
other things with their endless supply of tax free $ provided by the LDS
situation......and I don't respect it in the least. I lived it, and know
what went down. The bottom line is that BYU is no longer relevant and the Church
will cut them off to save the continuing embarrassment.......like they did at
Re: Utah Hawaii Alum1. When I reference recruiting class rankings,
I'm only using your same logic as to how "good" the programs are
doing. So either the rankings count or they don't. Which one is it? 2. Honestly, besides BYU, who is the last decent team Utah has beaten
since the Sugar Bowl win at Alabama in 2008? Seriously. I don't even mean
to say that to take shots. I'm asking you seriously. Pittsburgh? Air Force?
For every team that Utah has beaten BYU has almost as many victories equivalent
to the quality of Utahs. 3. The Church doesn't even really
"support" the football program. If the LDS Church was actually financing
the BYU football program they might have a reason to cut it if it wasn't
performing well. (Well, by Church leader standards, doesn't mean going
undefeated every year). As long as the majority of the players are living the
honor code and represent the church well (which they have under Coach
Mendenhall) the church has no reason to cut a program that provides free,
large-scale PR for them.4. Are you related to Norm Chow or
Cougar Claws - The 2010 BYU class is not a good one to reference. It included
Mr. Heaps as its trophy recruit. That didn't turn out so well. Some others
are good players though.
@ Utah-Hawaii Alum 11:47 a.m and all other BYU hatersIf this is the
case then what would you do with all your free time? I guess you would have to
find something else that is so irrelevant to obsess about. I figure over half of
the 30 comments are crying about BYU.
Honestly folks, there will be no football program at BYU within the next decade.
The LDS church is not gonna support it anymore. The ESPN ratings are atrocious
and BYU can't beat a decent team.......poorly coached, slow and have no
talent. I LOVE IT!
HatchBYU sent the guy with the island connections packing a couple
of years ago. Robert Anae, who was Mendenhall's scapegoat OC a couple of
years ago, was immediately hired by Mike Stoops at Arizona as O line coach and
was the only coach retained by Rich Rodriguez when he took over at Arizona at
the end of last year. I see Anae has already snagged the top rated O lineman
out of Utah for 2013. As an offensive coordinator or recruiter Doman
couldn't carry Anae's clipboard.
We will DOMANate the island recruiting. It's a well known fact that Samoans
want to go to byu and with Doman, their, they all will.
@Cougar claws,The 2010 BYU class included the way overrated #1 Jake
Heaps.......and he's gone to KU. The 2011 class has Utah #40, BYU #66. The
writing is on the wall and the scoreboard is the arbitrator. BYU is headed
downhill. The only decent player on their team is Kyle Van Noy. Utah will make
it 3 in a row EASILY. I am really thinking BYU won't score at RES on
9-15-12 unless Utah turns the ball over DEEP in their own territory? Thanks for
the warm-up game BYU. Then, good riddance and goodbye!
Well the 2010 class for BYU was ranked 22 by Scout, so stick that in your office
and frame it.What's lost on those who aren't familiar with
BYU's roster is also how good the 2009 class actually also was. Scout had
that class ranked at 40 and if you add missions and redshirt years most of the
2009 class are JUST STARTING THEIR CAREERS on the team THIS SEASON. Most of the
2007 and 2008 recruits are still in the middle of their careers. Even some 2006
kids, which was Bronco's FIRST CLASS are still on the team, and we all know
what Bronco inherited. People need to be patient. We're still just
beginning to see what Bronco's players can do.
Utah-Hawaii, Hedgehog etc. just keep obsessing over BYU. It's great
I love the polys. Not sure why Doman is heading this up though. Having lived and
worked with these good people, I can't help but feel a fellow poly would be
more effective. How cool it would be though to see more BYU players with the
energy, talent, and charisma of a Mikeli Iremia. Hopefully Doman is traveling
@ kat,Scout.com has Utah #32, BYU #60. The Utes will be
"prepared" on 9-15-12. And, they are LOADED this year....... buckle up
my friend! Your "hope" is only delusional thinking, possibly some fear
as well. Talk is cheap.......scoreboard......54-10 Utah! Gooooooo Utes!
UHAMy figures come from Scout.com. What makes you think Rivals is a
better guess?You, my friend may want to prepare yourself for 9-15-2012.
Your blustering gives no pause to my hope. Talk is cheap, see you in four
@ kat,I don't where you are getting your bogus figures.
According to Rivals.com. The 2012 recruiting class rankings have Utah #28, BYU
#61. Get ready for another pounding on 9-15-12 sir!!!
@ kat,BYU will never sniff a BCS bowl game EVER! The program will be
gone after ESPN dumps BYU.
BYU will be in a BCS bowl before Utah. Take it to the bank. Utah's is
tied for #50 in recruiting, BYU is ranked 40. Mendenhall is ranked 16
winningest active coack in the USA, Whittingham is ranked 20. Utah = long-time,
no BCS for the future! In fact Utah = lost in the 12 for the future!
"How can you beat going to Georgia, Notre Dame, Virgina, Texas, Nebraska
etc. on a regular basis?" = strikerhmmm, maybe having the
ability to play in a BCS conference, play in a bowl game that starts after
December 10th and get drafted in the NFL.
Utah-Hawaii AlumYou may want to check the respective coaches
records. Bronco is number 16 among active winningest coaches, Whittingham is
number 20. What's your point?Google winningest active football
I remember when I was kid how BYU had a ton of Polynesian players who made major
impacts on the team. It's great to see they are going to try to focus on
that again. How cool would it be for some Polynesian boys to know they could
travel all over the country instead of being stuck in one part of the country
all the time. How can you beat going to Georgia, Notre Dame, Virgina, Texas,
Nebraska etc. on a regular basis? Love the direction the coaches
are taking this program!
Doman is really on a secret buying trip for a new surfboard for Roscoe. His true
passion is wave sets, not football.
"BYU's Bronco Mendenhall is the top coach among independent programs,
according to the Sporting News."1st out of a field of 4. Well
that's... um... something.
Where is Bronco going to coach after he leaves BYU next season? He couldn't
get a job selling cotton candy at a AA baseball park on his best day.
I am thrilled for Roscoe's "indy" honor as the best coach out of
four teams nationwide. I wonder why he is the 3rd best coach in Utah however?
And all this time.......I thought Roscoe wanted to just go "surfing" all
the time.......................Me bad! Bwahahahahahahaha!
All the islanders have KWhit's email address anyway........they wanna play
in the PAC-12, not make a road trip to Las Cruces every other year during
rivalry week. And, sign an obedience contract to live in Provo, Utah.
I really enjoyed this article!!!!! I STILL cannot stop laughing.
Congratulations to Bronco for being named the top Independent coach by Sporting
News (for the guy who turned this down as off topic last time I posted it - this
was part of the story).
All the top Pacific Island talent are in Auckland NZ playing Rugby or Rugby
League to try and make the professional grades. Also all the high schools are
littered with them. So he is visiting the wrong place.
@TEDDYHThanks for making me laugh I didn't realize LOL was a
sentence? I didn't realize there was an education level you needed to have
to talk on a sports board? I mean your comments are on so anybody should be able
to comment, right?.....Keep up the good education trash talk Teddy way to zing
wedge,He's "waist"ing his time? Really? A little more
time in school and a little less time obsessing over BYU would have served you
well. LOL. I love it when stereotypes about "smart" Ute fans are true.
Thanks for making me laugh. Please respond! I would love to hear
some more gems.
Re: hedgehogThe Poly pipeline BEGAN with the Cougars. You are
wasting YOUR time.By the way, I'm not normally a grammar fairy,
but learn how to spell "waisting"
The Poly pipeline runs through Utes. He's waisting his time.
I'd love to see Doman find and get commitments from some of talent on the