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Published: Monday, Feb. 25 2013 3:20 p.m. MST

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meridian, idaho

Comments about BYU spring practice preview. I enjoyed this article very much and I hope you
have many more. Everyday thur spring ball would be great. Here in Boise the coverage of spring ball is almost as great as it is during the season. Keep up the good work.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

This may be the best offensive backfield the Cougars have ever had and is definitely one of the best nationally.

Columbia, MO

I would expect Michael Alisa to be right there with Williams when fall comes around. There is a reason that Alisa was the starting running back at the beginning of last season when BYU beat Washington State.

Clark W. Griswold
Sandy, Utah

@ Mildred in Fillmore

"This may be the best offensive backfield the Cougars have ever had and is definitely one of the best nationally".

You Y fans say that every year!

Who cares who BYU has coming back this year. Until the Cougs start beating the good teams on their schedule, they're only a mediocre football team who consistently loses to the Utes every year.

Stop The Nonsense
El Paso, TX


Just so you know, Mildred is a troll Utah fan who writes sarcastic things that make BYU fans sound dumb so that people such as yourself will take him seriously. Don't be fooled.

Clearfield, UT

TROLL ALERT - *Mildred in Fillmore* is trying to make Y fans appear to be obnoxious!

Having said that, I'm more excited about Spring Football than I have been for a number of years! I just hope, but it's probably wishful thinking, that Bronco will actually let the team do a REAL spring game!

Frisco, TX

Of all the names listed, I'm most excited about Williams. Has there ever been a Freshman RB, nationally, with as many carries as he had and no fumbles? The kid is what I thought Juice and Hine (both of whom had more stars) would be. Alisa will be a fair amount of carries but Williams could have 1,000 yards rushing and 300 receiving.

I'm most hopeful about Hill. If he can deliver an accurate ball, his legs will make him a real dual threat QB. However with Anae, he'll run 5 or 6 times a game, not the 20 times we saw Riley rumming. If Hill struggles with accuracy, Olsen or Green could get the nod. I don't expect we'll see Munns unless he is clearly a notch ahead of the others.

With Williams, Alisa, Hoffman, Apo and Falslev, there is no reason for Hill to struggle. He has every tool at his disposal, along with hopefully an improved O Line.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Ouch, Clark! It's one thing for Mildred the Troll to dupe BYU fans - we are after all naive and gullible. But for a Ute to get sucker punched by Mildred is just embarrassing.

By the way, if you are going to be a regular on Y boards, you need to know that Ernest T Bass does it better than Mildred, and the jury is still out on Chris B as to whether s/he is really a snotty Ute fan or a really clever BYU fan posing as a Ute troll to give Utes a bad rep. There goes the neighborhood.

Well, cheers!

Bothell, WA

Yes, and "Mildred" aka "Earnest" (same Troll) has been using this same tired schtick for years now. It's really old and lame and (s)he's the only one who thinks its oh so clever... Vapid Ute Troll, if you ask me... /waves at "Mildred". "Hi Mildred! Good to see you again! Welcome to yet another BYU article...

Go Cougs - looks like a great backfield coming together.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Nomber one in state!

Rigby, ID

It's hard for me to understand why an NFL caliber RB (Williams) and a first round pick (Ansah) start the season on the 2nd string. It's hard for me to have confidence in Bronco when he can't recognize who the best players are until the 3rd or 4th game. This happens every year.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

@Clark -

You fell right in the hole, buddy. Watch out next time. And there will be a next time.

Billy Budd
Saint George, UT

If Adam Hine is buried on the depth chart at RB, WR would be a good alternative to help him see the field. Adam has amazing jumping skills. It would be tough to see a DB out-jump him on one of those fade routes in the end zone.

Kaysville, UT


I agree, Bronco seems to go with upperclassmen rather than talent. 10 bucks says Alisa is the starter again even though Jamaal proved he was the better RB.

West Jordan, Utah

I can't help but get excited whenever I hear spring ball until I stop to realize how far away September is.

West Jordan, Utah

Whoa, slow down Mildred. BYU's offensive backfield is not close to one of the best in the nation. I will say Williams looks very promising to me. And he could blossom. But if I was a BYU fan I would be very worried that Bronco puts Alisa into the backfield as the RB the majority of the time.

If that happens (Alisa over Willimas) you guys might pull your hair out next year. It would be like; Oh no last year it was Riley Nelson over the rest of the QBs and now it's Alisa over Williams. I am not saying that scenario will happen but I wouldn't be surprised at all. I can see it now. Imaginary quote; " Alisa just oozes leadership" (hypothetical Bronco twist there).

Coaches everywhere get judged for their lineup and roster choices. Sometimes they are right or wrong. Sometimes we will never know (Lark example last year). But to me Bronco and Kyle, despite being solid coaches have made some insane choices relative to starters at key positions in recent years. I believe both teams have had their seasons fall apart the last two years because of it.

Cinci Man

I'm excited to see my Cougars get 6 wins this year. I hope they can sneak a good win or two into the mix. Now THAT would be news. PLEEZE exceed my low expectations this year.

St. George, UT

You may note that we have an new offensive coordinator this year. Athough he's had that position before, and at this school, you can be sure that he will be given lots of authority to put his team on the field.

That said, why keep harping about who Bronco will start?

Mission Viejo, CA

I love Ernest. The other trolls completely lack his wit. Keep it up, Dude.

Forget the Riley Nelson debacle. Won't happen because Anae will be running the show. But fans always second guess the coach if anything goes wrong. Strange that nobody questions Bronco's defensive player choices ... but blame him for the offense. Well, the offense may or may not be great this year, but it will be better than the last two.

This year I'm excited to be going back to my old stomping grounds when BYU plays UVA. And Nashville? Goodness, what a fun stop!

I just love independence.

That's A Good One
Meridian, ID

gdog3-Some good observations about both Bronco and Kyle. Kyle hanging his hat the past 2 seasons on Jordan Wynn, without a viable backup plan when he obviously wasn't going to last very long is right up there with Bronco throwing at least 3 winnable games by sticking with Riley Nelson when he obviously should have been holding the clipboard on the sidelines.

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