As a lifelong BYU fan, I am not impressed positively or negatively by their
win/loss record. I have no pretense that BYU will ever attain true top 20 status
in football or basketball. They shouldn't. It's student body is
innately and markedly different. The school is closER to Ivy league in nature
(e.g., somewhere in-between Alabama and Dartmouth).I enjoy watching
Ivy league games, as the teams and players seem to know who they are. I enjoy
watching BYU when their behavior and attitude in the midst of the battle rises
above the standard American jock or fan. As the Cougars attempt to become elite,
that sportsmanship is being tested (e.g., how some BYU fans respond to Chris
B.). Go Cougars—players and fans—and remember the game is simply a
reflection of who your are today.
Chris B. - Why are all of your comments about football and none about
Chris B.Really? 20 recruits in the NFL, and you guys finish last in
your division - sad.
@DeuceIn reference to this years b-ball team you said, "Their only
hope is the tournament"Very few would disagree with the veracity of
your statement and that this is a down year. However, the whole premise of the
article was the "future" is brighter than the present.You
went on to say, "The issue here is recruiting. BYU cannot afford to let top
talent go to other schools." Agreed, but the only top recruit the Y has
lost out on that they made a serious push after was Jabari Parker, we all knew
that was a pipe dream. But I'm not exactly sure how getting excited about
a nationally ranked recruiting class (#16) and three top 100 ESPN Recruits is
drinking from the blue cool-aid bowl. The future is bright. Then
football, as a fan I have to have hope. Sure there will be growing pains, but I
don't think the sky is falling with Bronco remaining as head coach.
It'll be another 7 to 8 win season at best, that's just the way it is.
If we don't like it, we can always change our allegiances and jump on a
Chris B Salt Lake City, UT - said it best. My comment is to take a step back
from the coolaid bowl and think for a minute. Let's first look at
basketball for the Cougars. Good starting 5 and then it drops out after that.
Remember, BYU was predicated to contend for the league title this year and that
was over a few games back. Their only hope is the tournament. Anyone want to
take a bet? The issue her is recruiting. BYU cannot afford to let top talent go
to other schools.Now for football. Do you really think that anything has
really changed since last season? The AD had promised change in the program and
all we got was token change. The head coach made the decisions throughout the
year regaridng the QB issue and game management. The season was a waste after
the first 3 weeks of September. Is there really anything worth looking forward
to unless this program is revamped from the head coach down?
BYU's basketball future looks bright for a number of reasons let me count
the ways.One: Tyler Haws is leading the league and is only a
sophomoreTwo: Collinsworth returns from his mission and should
produce well (as long as his knees don't go out like his bro's)Three: Top 20 recruiting class for 2013, number 16 to be exact.Four: Nick Emery, Erik Mika, TJ Haws, Jake Toolson, Luke Worthington,
Hartsock etc.Five: Dave Rose is a solid coach.As for
BYU football time will tell. This next season's schedule is grueling,
I'm just glad we don't have to play Fresno State, phew that'd be
This article is supposedly about basketball. I expected to read about more than
just Tyler Haws. Haws is a great player, but BYU fans are looking forward to
contributions next year from Mika, Collinsworth, and some other outstanding
players to support Haws. It shouldn't be hard to defeat the U again next
year for the umpteenth time.Folks like Chris B bring up football
because the U's basketball program is so pathetic and has been for nearly a
Just win the WCC tournament and it doesn't matter what your record is or
what the ESPN talking heads think.
# of players RECRUITED and PUT in the NFL by Bronco:Zero.# of players RECRUITED and PUT in the NFL by Whittingham:20I wonder if recruits are more impressed with the 20 or the 0? What do
you guys think?
@Chris BWhit is a solid coach, but I want to see him make a BCS game
without meyer's recruits. Also on that list, I want to see him not be the
basement of the Pac 12.
if byu football fans believe that, I'll take what they're drinking.
I hope we personally are the ones(again) to end your quest next
year. You could add up all of the "quality" wins Bronco has
the last four years COMBINED and they wouldnt be good enough, even if they all
happened in one season, to be worthy of BCS bowl talk.LOL!
Can't win enough good games in 4 years combined. Yep, there is reason to
believe you can win more than that in ONE season.LOL!
LOL.I'd love for a rational byu to explain why you can't
beat Utah(0-3), can't beat TCU(0-4), can't beat Florida State(0-2),
can't beat Notre Dame(0-1), can't beat Texas(0-1), can't beat
Boise(0-2), yet believe you'll start winning these high profile games in
the near future?Bronco is a great devotional planner. Incapable of
winning more than 1 noteworthy game a year, let alone winning 7 or 8 in the same
year, which he'd have to do to be worthy of BCS bowl talk.As
far as Rose and basketball. You'll consistenly be the 3rd best team in a 2
team league. A 2 team league that has 2 good programs, byu, and 6 community
colleges. With byu falling somewhere between a good program and a community
college.As far as UtahFootball - I know Kyle cant take
us to the top of the country, because he has proven that by ALREADY taking us to
the top of the country.Basketball - still in question. I think
coach K is good, we'll see how good.
It's telling when there is groaning during a basketball season where BYU is
(19-8) and one of the first four out on Lunardi's latest tournament