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Dick Harmon: Brandon Ogletree embodies spirit of BYU defense

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  • BYU DUDE Provo, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 5:43 p.m.

    Thank you Ogletree Family ,
    the inspiration from a young flag football player Coached by his DAD is a great example to our kids and Grand Kids , you have inspired a new Generation of Cougars. Thanks Ogletrees for shareing your son with us, im sure those 7 daughters will be sending plenty of young Men to play Football for years to come. Thanks Brandon for being an example > Eagle Scout, served a Mission, Married in the Temple. Now its your turn to even the score 7 Boys and 1 Girl.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Nov. 12, 2012 1:30 p.m.

    Ogletree is an animal. One of the best we've had. Hope he plays on Sunday next year.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 12:35 p.m.

    Like Mark Twain wrote "You can't pray a lie." I would never pray for a rival team. That is just way too sacrilegious.

    Great defensive group this year. Thanks for the article Mr. Harmon.

  • IRS Agent PROVO, UT
    Nov. 12, 2012 8:32 a.m.

    It wasn't wasted on me, and I'm sure others have thoroughly enjoyed watching them as well. I'm also pretty sure that those playing didn't feel like it was a waste either. It's all in your perspective. Without a solid defense its possible that the team would be 3 - 5 and not be going to a bowl game. That is the nature of team sports, some years your better on defense, others you are better on offense. If you want to see a waste, look up on the hill. Their entire athletic program is in shambles. What do they have to cheer about? Oh yeah, their signature win against a top 25 team (their rivals from BYU).

    Before you get too upset, look around. Others have it a lot worse than BYU fans. Pray for your brothers to the north, and give thanks that BYU will play in a bowl game. And as an added bonus, we have a season of top-tier basketball to look forward to. Life is good in the valley.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Nov. 12, 2012 7:08 a.m.

    The defense was good, we probably had the most gifted receivers and runner we have seen, but it is a shame that we had no one to throw the ball. With better quarterback play this team would be unbeaten and ranked certainly in the top ten. All things considered the good defense was wasted.

  • Barnbug1 SPANISH FORK, UT
    Nov. 11, 2012 10:42 p.m.

    It's going to hurt losing a player of Brandon's caliber. I hope he gets a shot to keep playing.