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Published: Wednesday, March 13 2013 8:35 p.m. MDT

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Y Grad Pumping Gas
Beaver, UT

New T-shirt slogan;

Come out of the Zone
Come out of Cougar Zone

South Jordan, UT

Sounds like exacting changes are being made. This is good. We're looking forward to a great season in the Fall. Stay well.

Go Cougars!

The Deuce
Livermore, CA

I am not sure we are seeing anything more than the same old confusion. How long has Bronco been the head coach and he is just understanding that he needs to off-load the defense? Is this on-the-job training in progress? I would be vary careful listening to much of what is being said. We all heard the same thing last year and it was not pretty when rubber met the road. I know Spring Practice is a time to be optimistic. Would it not be better to say nothing and let your message be what we see come September?

Sandy, UT

re: Y Grad

You must be Mildred's boy. A ute in Cougar clothing. You can pretend but you'll never belong.

re: Deuce

Naming Howell as the DC is nothing more than giving him a title for the duties he's already doing. I guess you missed that. Exactly how well would saying nothing go over ? Also, ongoing on-the-job training should be the norm for anyone in any job that wants to be at the top.

Glendora, CA

If they get more recruits from Texas, things may turn around.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

This could easily be our best spring ever.

St. Georg, UT

Guarded optimism is the name of the game here. We have heard all this talk, not just last year, but every year. I want to see better as do most cougs. That is the name of the game, improvement. I do wish Bronco would figure it out a little more, there seems to be no constancy from year to year about how he wants things done. I would have wished by year nine he had more of a plan with a few tweaks here and there.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

How does it feel losing 3 in a row to your rival?

We're 1-1 against our rival Colorado. They're not a great team right now, but they give us more of a challenge than our past rival.

Good luck to all Utah teams in this year.


Bronco was forced to make changes. Nothing about the over-haul of this offense is in Bronco's defensive mind. Bronco will be hands off because Tommy Holmoe brought Brad Anae to campus not Bronco. I know that the BYU just extended Bronco's contract, but if they have another crash and burn season that contract is as good as the paper its written on.

The rebuild of this team on the surface appears OK. I hope these coaches can bring this program back in the 2013 season. Oh well if not we just find some new mechanics.

MN Doug
Rochester, MN

Chris B., thank you for being completely irrelevant and bringing the Utes into this. You should know, rivals are not forced, they develope. Colorado is not Utah's rival, despite the Pac12's efforts. But yes, reminding the Cougars that they lost to losers that have split games with a bigger loser does sting.
Also, thanks again for reminding us of the Pac12's great subtraction by addition experiment with Utah and Colorado. Now, if both teams can contend at any point, a rivalry may actually happen between them (and no, the astrisk year where USC was ineligible doesn't count as "contending").

Sandy, UT

Thanks to Chrissy, Ernie, YGPG, and Mildew (wait for it), we can all expect more ute fan comments on a piece about BYU than BYU fans. Sure glad they've moved on to Colorado as their rival. Enjoy beating your chests for the next few months because when you lose to BYU in Sept, there will be absolutely no joy in uteville as you stay home during bowl season once again.

Question for Stgeorgebyu. Is 'guarded optimism' the 'name of the game' or is it 'improvement' ? I'm confused.

Salt Lake City, UT

Sandy, UT

If those people you mention have the intention of making you crazy with their sarcasm and/or criticism, mission accomplished by them. You've lost it dude.

Sandy, UT

re: 54-10

I'm sorry I overlooked you. No, they/you do not make me crazy. Actually, I feel sorry for them. They want to move on but just can't. I'd recommend therapy for you all. I'm sorry if I caused you any angst by stating the simple facts about your team.

Washington, UT



Frisco, TX

@Chris B - "How does it feel losing 3 in a row to your rival?"

I can tell U that the feeling of lossing two out of three games to any team on the final play of the game is not as bad as the feeling of finishing second from the bottom and not qualifying for even the New Mexico Bowl. I'm so sorry U have to endure this. Hopefully, U will get better next year.

I'm very excited to hear how well Hill is doing and how much he is able to participate in Spring. I really thought he would on the sideline healing. There is no doubt he will be named the starter and lead the offense in the off-season.

I'm also very encouraged to hear how well Williams and Hine are doing.

If the offensive line comes together, the Cougs will surprise a lot of people even with their most difficult schedule.

Cedar Hills, UT

BYU offense wouldn't be out of its comfort zone had Robert Anae stayed along with Jake Heaps. Bronco mismanaged this entire thing. Jake left because Anae left and BYU forgot how to throw the ball. I don't see a QB in the program right now that can throw the ball - a drop back passer.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

I love it when Bronco talks and the trolls and "torch and pitch fork" crowd get all riled up.

It's spring ball, folks. That's all there is is talk. Sheesh, practices must be closed because we aren't even getting much talk about on field stuff. I say, until the opening whistle, keep the talk coming! I'm starving out here!


Bluffdale, UT

You must be blind.

Danish American
Payson, UT

Patriot: I thinks the most successful QB's in college the last few have not been drop back passers. ATM, Oregon, and others have been very successful without a drop back passer. We have also seen a change in the NFL.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Note to Tom Holmoe: Better hope all this change- up tempo approach, official DC, etc. works before extending Coach Bronco's contract. This "sounds good", but let's make sure it's not a little too late for the head coach.

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