Tough shoes to fill, but best of luck to all the new starters!"So far this spring, Pikula has been spelling Ogletree at the Buck
linebacker spot with Uani Unga spelling Kaveinga as the starting Mike
linebacker." Seems like an odd use of the word 'spelling' which is
normally used to relieve someone or give them a 'breather'.
Doesn't make sense to me to spell someone who isn't even there. Has
the usage changed since I played team sports?
isnt the term "chomping at the bit"?
The whole defense will be hard put to live up to last years reputation. we lost
some talented guys in our defense. Go cougs!
Need to start slipping the qualifiers in now so they can be pulled up later as
excuses when needed.
@zorro - champing is the correct term, chomping is not.The defense
is shaping up to be as good as last year, and we will need it with the tough
schedule. Go Cougs!
Grammar and "spelling" police are as abundant as u trolls today who seem
to be slipping and in need of personal qualifiers for excuses themselves. This article is all about why I love amateur sports. There is always a
pipeline of incoming players who battle for playing time and the veterans are
for the most part great mentors and examples. Each season brings new challenges,
excitement and anticipation for what might be a special year. Good luck to the
men at the battle line and to the reserves who will follow in coming seasons.
Thanks Brandon for the great look past and forward.
@ "proud" uteu only wish that utah had 1/4 of the LB talent
BYU has. This isnt even debatable by the way. BYU routinely churns out excellent
college LB's whereas utah....well.....no.Are you preparing
yourself for another 5-7 next year? If so you'll be sorely disappointed as
4-8, or even 3-9, are much more likely.
@Duckhunter,Even if 4-8 did happen(it won't, we'll be
8-4), one thing is for certain: a Utah victory in the former(for utah) rivalry.
We own you. Your seniors next year will be a perfect 0-4 against Utah. I
wonder how that feels. P.S. Big 12 call yet?
christy"we'll be 8-4"Only in your dreams.
The Utes will have to get very lucky just to qualify for a bowl. Unfortunately
for U, you won't even having the satisfaction of winning your September
bowl game in Provo this year.
ChrisYou keep talking about the seniors at BYU being 0-4 against Utah.
Incorrect as many of the seniors already have a win against Utah. Remember the
whole mission thing. Sorry to burst your bubble, but you make it way too easy.
Many of this years seniors were freshmen 5 years ago.
It's always fun to see how little Chris B knows about Utah football. I
sure hope BYU can finally beat Utah. I'm tired of losing to my less
talented alma mater (Utes). Go Cougars and Utes and Aggies and Wildcats!
Decide this on the field.
@Chris B8-4 huh.....how do you figure?Northern Colorado
- Yep, tough one, but you'll slip by. WinUtah State - I am thinking
more like last year but alright. WinBYU - Not a fan of either, but I will
even give it to you although I doubt it. WinArizona State - LossUSC
- LossUCLA - Loss, Oops you're now 3-3 after a perfect 3-0 startOregon State - LossCalifornia - Won't be like last year. LossWashington State - I think they will be turning around soon, but here ya go.
WinWashington - Loss, and to an old BYU coach. Ouch!Arizona - I
don't think so but I have to fit an upset win in here somehow, so Win.Colorado - If you lose to these guys again in three years, just stop the
football program. WinYou just finished 6-6, that would be the best
you can do, so 5-7 and even 4 and 8 is a possibility. But 8-4, against who?????
Your guarenteed wins should be Utah State, Northern Colorado, Colorado,
Washington State and since you are a Utah fan I will give you the BYU game.
That's 4 and the others, where?
Mr. Bee: The PAC just called....they said you forgot your snorkel. You may need
it this year because you will be deeeeeeeeeeeep on the bottom.
In fact, maybe you should pack an extra air tank.
Hey Utah fans, how is that swimming thing working out? Seems you should be
spending more time with that than wondering about BYU linebackers.
ESPN reports that BYU is building street cred as an indy.1. Since
BYU became an independent for the 2011 season, the questions hanging over the
Cougars have been whether athletic director Tom Holmoe would be a) able and b)
willing to schedule games worthy of a national independent. Good news:
home-and-homes with Virginia (announced Monday), Notre Dame, Texas, and
Wisconsin, and a long-term deal with Boise State. Bad news: the Holy War against
Utah, played annually since 1946, won’t be played in 2014-15. Utah,
playing Michigan those two years, begged out.It's going to be a
brutal two-year hiatus for our timid little brothers, finishing at the bottom of
the PAC and not even having an opportunity to salvage their season with a lucky
win over their big brothers.
Utes-Best Lil Brothers BYU starts playing Michigan in 2015 also
ByufanforlifeTrue, but BYU didn't drop Utah to schedule
I agree with Duckhunter. Our linebackers are the best in the country.
UtahBruin--Nope! Cougs wins this one.Utes may win three.
If Pikula and Unga can do as well as Kavienga and Ogletree (and I think they
can) then BYU will be dominating on defense again. They even have significantly
better physical tools for their spots. Both atr 6'1" tall which means
a bigger wingspan and more interference (QB will find it tougher to throw over
and around those guys compared to 4 & 44 who were at best two inches
UtahBruinSaratoga Springs, UT"Your guarenteed wins should
be Utah State, Northern Colorado, Colorado, Washington State and since you are a
Utah fan I will give you the BYU game. That's 4 and the others,
where?"Washington State is more likely than Colorado to beat the
Utes, and as Chris B proudly proclaimed, Utah is 1-1 against their new rival.
I'd say it may be a little too soon to predict a victory over either
cougar.Other than that, I love your logic!
@UtahBruinUtah doesn't play either Washington or California
next year. Those two teams are replaced by Stanford and Oregon; but since you
had them chalked up as losses anyway, your results are the same. Have to
disagree with the win against BYU however. BYU has been better than Utah
overall the past two seasons, this year they'll win the actual matchup and
the Utes will have to chew on it for 3 years since they decided to ease their
schedule by dropping BYU.