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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 18 2012 9:46 a.m. MDT

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caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY

boise state has been very impressive, but its pretty clear that their impressive 75-3 home record is substantially influenced on the fact that they've mostly been playing in the watered-down WAC for the past 10 years and that its hard for them to persuade top-notch BCS teams to come to Boise for a non-conference game.

WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

BSU looked very beatable Saturday against a weak team.
BYU should beat BSU by at least 30 points.

Arynen
Midvale, UT

WHAT NOW?, did you even see the game on Saturday vs. Utah? I love my Cougars, but if they can't play with mental toughness, BSU is gonna walk all over us. Here's to hopin' it was just a rivalry thing and BYU gets it together for this game.

cork
Murray, UT

The Cougars have proved once again that they lack mental toughness - always have, always will. Something about the program, the coaching, and players who are great people but too few of whom just never ever had the mental toughness to compete at levels we have come to expect. Wish it were different but it will in reality never change. They'll beat up on lesser foes who can't compete physically but they'll never be an elite group that can consistently win big, tough games against big, tough foes.

Not saying by any means that the Utes are any great shakes either, but they are coached differently - enough so that they can win big games while turning around and losing to patsies. Two wannabe schools that aren't ever going to make it, regardless of conference affiliation - or lack thereof.

Bob Ross
Reality, WI

BYU has looked beatable by two very weak teams and lost to an average team this year. If you buy into the argument that BYU beat themselves...they have looked very beatable by THREE very weak teams.

Bob Ross
Reality, WI

BYU has looked very beatable by two very weak teams and lost to one average team this year. If you buy into the argument that BYU beat themselves in SLC...that means they have looked very beatable by THREE very weak teams.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

What now?

Should and would are two different things. Man I'd love to see the team we are CAPABLE of being Thursday night. But every fan has the same wish.

Bear
Somewhere, UT

BYU's defense is good enough to beat every team on its schedule. What they need is an offense that can score a few points and not make mistakes that lead to short fields or opposing defenses scoring. This means not snapping the ball until the quarterback is done calling the audible, not throwing picks on your side of the field and stop with the false starts. Execution is the key.

IndeMak
South Jordan, UT

BYU needs emotion. I think Van Noy and Nelson are the only players that showed any sort of passion during the game last week. The only time Bronco showed emotion was when he was on the field pleading for a penalty against the Utah fans and the time he went after the Utah fan after the game.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

This analysis was so far superior to the fawning slobber job that the utah insider gave last week that there isn't even a comparison. He simply stated the strengths and weaknesses without the ridiculous clams of there being an "embarrassment of talent" or other such over the top hyperbole.

BYU/USU/JAZZ
Zion, UT

It is looking more and more like the best team in the state is Utah State. BYU and Utah both have more talent but Utah State gets the most out of every player. USU has a great coach. I just hope they can keep him.
I hope BYU can get it going against BSU or it might be a long year. This is the bad thing about not being in a conference. Others teams lose a game and they still have their conference season to look forward to. BYU loses and it just plain hurts.

cdchttrtn
meridian, idaho

This game between BSU and BYU is going to be a tough game for the cougars. BSU is the bested coached team in college football. Their offense is fun, fun to watch and they are so much more creative than BYU. They have a new offensive line this year and they are head and shoulders about BYU's new offensive line. It all about coaching people up and BYU doesn't have that ability in their coaching staff. BYU is not smooth in any part of their offense. Their play calling is horrible. During the Utah game when they showed Dommon on T.V. he looked like a deer in head lights. Every team in country can open up a hole for the backs to run, except for BYU. IT's like 3 yards and a cloud of dust. Very, very seldem do they open a good hole to run through. I'm a big BYU fan and it doesn't look good for the cougars Thursday in Boise. I hope I'm wrong.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

So Peterson feels it is the coach's responsibility to lead and motivate. He also believes that the most talented players should play. Maybe some day Bronco will try this approach.

WACPaddingOurSchedule
pocatello, ID

caleb in new york
Glen Cove, NY
boise state has been very impressive, but its pretty clear that their impressive 75-3 home record is substantially influenced on the fact that they've mostly been playing in the watered-down WAC for the past 10 years and that its hard for them to persuade top-notch BCS teams to come to Boise for a non-conference game.

____________

Oh please.
Just gloss over BYUs performance and who they have played the past ten years. They did not build a WAC legacy for nothing.
BSU goes anywhere to play big time schools.
BYU goes anywhere to play schools on the road like New Mexico St and San Jose St.

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

Please note, that my prior attempt to post I used the word crush. Ds denied it regarding it a bad language
So let me restate this.
Bsu and byu will be a barn burner.
A year ago, bsu would smash byi 50-7

Tiger5
Cache county, USA

Let's be honest, Coach Mendenhal is a subpar coach at best.
I see him trying to act like Edwards, which isn't the same.
Edwards played the best players, and loved him.
Doman, that's a whole different issue.
He is not much of a coach.
This team needs Andy Reid.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

It's a tough turn around for BYU this Thursday. But I would not be shocked if they won.

eastcoastcoug
Danbury, CT

Let Bronco coach the defense and hire a real head coach who can do what Peterson has done. Fire Doman and find a real OC with experience this time. I'm tired of watching the same old uninspired games every week. I actually fell asleep during the 3rd quarter last week.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Who's picking BYU here?

WhatsUpDoc
Draper, UT

I like the part that says that Coach Peterson is relentless in learning about his opponents and adjusting. He doesn't say every game is "just another game."

Bronco has a lot of good qualities. Getting fired up for big games and making adjustments isn't one of them. To say every game is "just another game" doesn't recognize there are big games that can make or break your season or get a program to the next level. I thought Utah would beat the Cougs based on home field and the "just another game" approach.
Unfortunately I think Boise State will win this week for the same reasons and Bronco's inability to adjust. BYU will not bring a sophisticated passing attack as Doman has promised for two years but will run an antiquated unimaginative option offense that is anything but tradition at BYU. I want the Cougs to win as much as anyone. Bronco's record in big games is abysmal. Every year, despite stated objectives otherwise by Bronco himself, BYU is out of the national conversation by the second of third game of the season because of the "it's just another game" philosophy.

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