@Naval Vet I'm not sure what your point is here. Your QB is
bigger than one of our OLB's? So?At 6'5, 250
lbs, Jason Munns, our backup QB, is bigger than Travis Wilson (and all of your
QB's), all of your starting LB's, and Trevor Reilly, your DE/LB
hybrid. Boom, case closed. We own U in the 'big
QB's' category. It doesn't mean that Munns is a good
QB, just like it doesn't mean Wilson is a good QB now that he's
supposedly up to 240 (he was supposedly at 230 last year...I would be shocked if
he was a pound above 210).So what's your point? I'm
pretty sure Fua won't have a problem tackling Mr. Wilson on September
Cougar Claws:So you'd take the word of a radio commentator?
Well then you'll see no compunction of taking the word of other reporters
as well. There's a recent article in the Tribune ("Utah football:
Backup QBs getting plenty of looks) where it was reported:"...[Travis] Wilson continues to get praise from coaches for his offseason
work. Whittingham said Wilson now weighs 240. He got stronger in the weight
room, and it has helped him because he has a much stronger arm and quicker
release."240. Case closed.
Re: Naval VetI'll believe it when I see it. While Wilson does
stand up at 6'6" he was not 240 pounds. He was more like 215. I heard
some radio commentators say that he was built like a "bean pole"
(that's not a quote from me, that was from the guys on the radio) and that
he would need to put on more weight or that he could get hurt out there. So
it's true that it certainly doesn't happen often, but I won't buy
it until I see it on tape.
Cougar Claws:"Your QB wasn't exactly a physically imposing
specimen last year and I don't see him being that different this
year..." We're not talking about "last year".
We're talking about how our QB is bigger than your LB "right now".
And the picture I was "trying to paint" is that our QB is bigger than
your LB. How often does one see that? It's happened before (Culpepper,
Osweiler, Lorenzen), but it's not an everyday sort of thing.
Re: Naval VetYour QB wasn't exactly a physically imposing
specimen last year and I don't see him being that different this year
unless he's learned to throw. Our defense isn't scared of him if
that's the picture your trying to paint. I will admit though
once in a while Ernest T. Bass can make some pretty funny comments, especially
the 1-7-4 defensive formation. Unfortunately that wouldn't work since that
would put 12 men on the field Mr. Bass.
Our defense will dominate teams!!
Naval Vet, you realize 6'5" for a linebacker is actually tall. I was
thinking they should push up his weight and move him to D-End if he's
nimble as the article says. Good to hear about Matthews too, just wild
he's a 6'6" wideout? In a five wide set, with the two TE's,
the shortest receiver could be 6'3" Apo? When in the world has this
happened at BYU before. Pretty awesome.
"Fua weighed in around 215 pounds last season and proved capable of rushing
the quarterback and covering the flats with his surprisingly nimble 6-foot-5
frame."225 isn't necessarily a bad playing weight for LB
(at the collegiate level anyway) if he has good speed. But it's funny that
our QB (6-6, 240) is bigger than the Indy-WACers "impressive" LB.
Thanksgiving smell's like we will be National Champions!!BYU - 45 two
defensive touchdownsUtah - 3
2-5-4 defense or 1-7-4, either way LB U will dominate!
With the two biggest problems from last year(both problems on "O") now
things of the past(you get to guess which two) this team really can only go UP.
Our 2013 schedule has only a couple of cream-puffs scheduled so we have our work
cut out for us.
I'm really hoping we can win a couple of the big games next year - Texas,
Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Boise State, and of course Utah. From what I've
seen and read Texas and Boise State should be a lot better than last year. Utah
should be better on offense with experience at QB but a big step back at D line
losing Star and Krueger. Notre Dame and Wisconsin expected to be about the same
as last year.I really wish BYU would broadcast the scrimmage on
I'm agreeing with the smell thing. I'm planning on being in the stands
in Virginia and am already salivating. Got my fork and knife in my hands.Boy do I love independence. Ole Miss, Virginia, what great travel spots.
And the amazing thing is, when you get there, there are thousands of BYU fans
with you. Lots of BYU grads and LDS in DC area, so if you're planning to
attend, get your tickets early. You won't regret going to Charlottesville.
A beautiful city with an historic university founded by Thomas Jefferson
himself. And Monticello is just up the hill. A must-see. And you're in
Virginia horse-country. Plan on a leisurely drive back to DC. And bring a
camera. Lots and lots to see.Civil War battlefields are
unforgettable. And Old Town Alexandria, with a cobbled street, a hotel service
authentic colonial food, Lee Custis Mansion, Arlington National Cemetery, not to
mention the Smithsonian and Capitol Hill. Then Gettysburg is only a couple of
hours away. I'm planning on a week, and I lived there for seven years. I do
miss DC. A happening place.
So good to hear Adam Hine's name getting props. 7'2" state high
jump record in high school, powerful, fast and you couldn't find a more
solid young man. Can't wait to see him do his thing.
I have a reserved excitement for this coming season. The disappointment of last
season is a little bit hard to forget, although there were some highlights and
some good things, but like always I am optimistic for the next season. Go Cougs!
@ Y Grad / Y Dad,Let's hope the feast is as grand as the aroma!
I hope things will be better this year.Go Cougars!
It's like the smells on Thanksgiving day. The aroma is driving me wild,
but the feast is still a whiles off..Go BLUE!!!