The defense was great. Injury or not, Riley doesn't have the skills to
start at quarterback at BYU, it is silly to paint this as just an injury issue.
Saying they were just a handful of plays and a few points from being great is
sad. If your a great team you A) Are far enough ahead that a couple of plays
don't matter or B) Find the heart to make those great plays. Notre Dame did
have the heart to make those few extra plays and won several tight games to stay
undefeated. BYU did neither. The were overhyped, uninspiring and
mediocre all year. Saying over and over that they were just a fews plays away
doesn't make them great. It just accentuates the flaws.
I am not a BYU fan, but if lark starts like it looks like he will, it's
hard for me not to want the dude to do well so that he can have a meaningful win
behind him to finish off his college career of what might have been. At the same time, there is nothing Riley Nelson can do if he plays Thursday to
help his status for future remembering purposes. So in that sense, I feel bad
for him because although he shouldn't have kept the starting job, I still
wish his gritty self well in the battle of life and church activity. I think
Bronco likes him because he is a free spirit, in some ways like Bronco, and the
the church needs more of those guys.
If so, they better leave Riley on the bench and Bronco at the hotel.