@serenity now..."If I had to choose between having a gifted finder or gifted
trainer/teacher as a coach, I'd clearly take the latter since most success
in football and life is built on hard work/effort rather than
"talent."Sorry but that coach is at the U the cougies are
stuck with their 2nd choice Bronco. The best laugh I have had in a
long time was reading cougie fans in this thread praising Bronco for developing
ziggy. Let's see Bronco has yet to put a recruit in the NFL. Whats more
likely ziggy did this on his own or Bronco developed him? Who's better at
developing players for the NFL Kyle or Bronco? Pretty easy answer there I
don't have enough room left to list all the players Kyle has moved on to
the next level. As for Bronco well ziggy is the only name to put on his list. So
the answer is pretty obvious! It's cute though cougie fans trying to build
Bronco up for finally getting a player to the next level.
Howard have you ever played football before? There is not much worse than
ignorance in action or ignorance through words.
Quite the marvel. I hope he has all the success he deserves.There is
no embarrassment for BYU football that Mr. Ansah was discovered by a track
coach. The true embarrassment lies with the Utah program that has fans like
How exactly do you recruit someone that has never played football before?
I'm sure it happens all the time in SLC, perhaps they could fill the rest
of us in.
Also, I just saw that Sporting News release a ranking of NCAA football coaches
today. I was pleased to see that both Mendenhall and Wittingham were listed
among the 40 best coaches in the country.
RE: Howard and other trollsIf Bronco doesn't get credit for
Ziggy, does that mean he does get credit for Star and Jake Murphy (who will also
be a pro shortly)? After all, they both committed to and signed with BYU before
they went to the Utes. Now before you get all up and arms let me
answer that question... No. Mendenhall developed Ziggy and did a masterful job
at it (and KVN also deserves some of the credit). The Utah coach developed Star
and Murphy and deserves the credit there.
Unbelievable, Howard. In two years Bronco took someone who had never seen the
game before, didn't even know how to put on pads, had no idea how to stand,
no idea of defensive schemes, and turned him into a potential top 5 pick. If
that is an embarrasment, what then, does that say about Whittingham? After all,
he took someone with tremendous physical ability AND 10 more years of football
experience (Star) but could end up being drafted behind Ziggy? By your logic,
Whittingham is even more incompetent. Are we to believe college football coaches
should troll economics and biology classes around campus looking for potential
first round draft picks? Let's just enjoy this draft and the
accomplishments of Ziggy and what Bronco has done for him. And the same for Star
Ziggy is going to excel in the NFL.He should be the first pick.
@Howard,How Ziggy got started or how he got discovered does not
matter at this point. What matters is what Bronco and his staff did to help
mold and made him to what he is now. My hat's off to the young man and
wish him nothing but the best in his future NFL career. I just hope he'll
be as good at managing his new found fame and fortune as he apparently did his
statistics major from what I heard. Brain, brawn, and power, coupled with
humility are truly exceptional qualities that are rarely found in any one human
being. It appears Ansah's got all those gifts. Go Ziggy!!!
Here's a news flash for Howard and others who are always quick to point out
that Bronco didn't "recruit" Ansah to BYU. Football coaches
aren't clairvoyant, and don't have the duty or ability to canvass
every student on campus in search of football talent, particularly in a case
like Ansah's where he came to BYU for an education and knew nothing of the
sport of football.But what Bronco and his staff have done to develop
Ansah thus far is remarkable, from a skinny fast kid afraid of contact to a
ferocious pass rusher, first-round pick. If I had to choose between having a
gifted finder or gifted trainer/teacher as a coach, I'd clearly take the
latter since most success in football and life is built on hard work/effort
rather than "talent."
Again, more criticism of Bronco. Football is the most complicated game on earth.
Ziggy did not have a clue. Credit goes to Bronco and his coaches to have been
able to teach Ziggy so much in so little time. Most NFL players started when
they were kids. Ziggy is nothing short of a phenomenon.I pity da
foos who pass on Ziggy. He'll be sacking their QBs and stuffing their runs
for years to come.
All's well that ends well Howard... As raw as he is... He has still
developed enough in his 3 years in the program that he is an equivalent of a
Lottery Pick... What will really be embarrassing is the real possibility that he
gets selected before Star.... I wish Star the best, but I think Ziggy will go
Bronco will get credit and Cougar Nation will rejoice when Ziggy is drafted.The embarrassment for BYU football is that an NFL talent was walking
around BYU's campus and escaped Bronco's attention until he was
delivered to the football office by a track coach. And if that
weren't bad enough, Bronco let Ziggy ride the bench for almost 2 and a half
years until injury forced him into the starting lineup.