It's hard to be considered a national power when you have only won six
conference championships in 60 years of playing in the WAC and Mtn. West...I
think that the other schools listed would probably chuckle at Utah being on the
list. OK, LSU, FL, USC et al don't remotely consider Utah a peer, and their
4-5 record an weak Pac10 when they didn't even play the top two teams in
the conference would support those chuckles, not to mention losing to the 107th
ranked Buffs, who hadn't won a road game on four years until coming across
the Utes?Get over yourself Chris. Utah is a solid program in some
years, but you need to face it that most of the country just doesn't care
about U...which is backed up by the fact that the national networks have little
interest in U, unless your playing BYU of course.
Me thinks it was Sunday school boys who endured the Revolutionary War that
created this nation. It was Sunday school boys (my great grandfather among
them) that saved tat same nation from the curse that was slavery. Sunday school
boys made the difference in WWI & II. And lest I'm mistaken, the
number one high school basketball star is a Sunday school (and early morning
seminary) boy. And maybe the blessing of having Sunday school boys is that they
don't steal, rape, pillage, plunder, drive while intoxicated, commit
domestic violence, or any other long litany of societal crimes. Personally,
I'll take Sunday school boys over thugs.
Did Christy B really just lump Utah in with the national powers because they
have won "multiple" BCS games? I guess two counts as multiple, but it
hardly makes Utah a national power. That's the best laugh I've had in
quite a while. I think she's as delusional about Utah's
"power" as she claims BYU fans are about BYU being a national power.
30 years ago byu was an above average football team because lavell and other
great offensive coaches were ahead of their times and could make up for the lack
of "athletes"Times have changed.Byu has a decent
coach at best, and it is miles away from 30 years ago when Lavell was ahead of
the game in his schemes.Now its a true battle of "athlete"
vs. "sunday school boy"It's fine that byu wants to
embrace the whole church thing. Fine. But stop pretending that you are a great
football program who belongs in talk with the true powers(see teams that have
won multiple BCS games)It's not a coincidence byu cannot go
undfeated and go to BCS games.It has everything to do with the
religion aspect. That is something byu fans dont like to admit, so as long as
you pretned its not the truth I will be hear to remind you.Accept
that you are a goood WAC team and nothing more or I will keep reminding you.And I'll remind you WHY. Sorry ducky
Duck,Sorry(said sarcastically that I've offended you).
However, you fail to realize my entire problem with byu fans coincides directly
with your religion.byu fans think they are nationally relevant and
are truly competing for a national championship every year.You are
not. You do not have the athletes or coaching you need to be a true
national power(see teams that have won multiple BCS games like Utah). Yes,
somtimtes great teams have a few sunday school boys. But lets look at teams
that have recently done amazing things(ie. won BCS games).Alabama -
not many sunday school boysFlorida - not many sunday school boysTCU
- not many sunday school boys(even if they are christian)Utah - some
sunday school boys(though likely not many starters)Auburn - not many
sunday school boysbyu? basically only sunday school boysCoincidence?I think not. If byu fans would stop acting like they
are on par with Utah or other national powers I would stop my rants. YOu are a
good WAC team and nothing moreDuck - as soon as you accept this I
will let byu fans be. More to be continued.
As for the subject of the article, it is Austin's decision to make, not
ours. I won't even think of trying to tell him what he "should" do.
Nor should anyone else.
@chris bI generally ignore you and seldom reply to you but I'm
going to reply now and you should take this to heart as I am doing this
respectfully.Criticizing BYU's practices of having firesides
and devotionals is below you, it is below anyone frankly. You should stop any
criticism and any mockery of BYU's religious practices as they pertain to
their athletic program. It is undignified for you to do this and it absolutely
reflects poorly on yourself and ALL Utah fans that don't distance
themselves from you and your bigotry.Criticize BYU's teams and
performance all you want, that certainly doesn't bother me, but you should
stop criticizing the religious mission and practices BYU, its teams, and its
players, participate in.Note to LDS Utah fans, this is not something
you should ignore, when he makes these mocking comments he is commenting about
you as well an important institution and practice of the church. This is not
about athletics, this is about something much more meaningful. Encourage him to
keep it to criticism of the teams and players and leave the religious practices
out of it. Don't be silent.
As much as I'd like to see him continue playing, the long term issues and
problems he will run into are not worth it. He definitely needs to call it
quits and concentrate on improving his health and taking care of his family.
He absolutely needs to stop playing. Two things to know about concussions: 1)
they can have a cumulative effect; 2) suffer one and chances are dramatically
increased for suffering additional concussions. Three in 21 months demonstrates
increased propensity. He simply needs to stop before its too late.
Will this take the number of bronco recruits in the NFL from 1 to 0 if he
quits?No - I'm not laughing at him getting hurt. I'm
laughing at what a pathetic state byu football is in. Time to
accept reality byu fans. You can be #1 in friday devotionals or you can fight
for #1 in the country on the field You can't have both.To each
his own - BYU consecutive WAC champs and #1 in the country is highest attendance
at Friday church devotionals!LOL!Utah 32byu 10riley 4 turnoversif byu wins I wont post on a byu article all
yearI'll post all year
If anyone thinks Collie should keep playing, read about Wayne Chrebet (my
favorite former wide receiver), who played a number of years with the NY Jets.
Due to concussions, every day is a struggle now. Despite having some seriously
excited potential for the former BYU star, it's not worth it.