I think Kaufusi will step in right where Ziggy left off. He may not have the
freakish athletic abilities of Ziggy, but he'll still be one of the best
DEs in the West. He's very athletic, experienced and knows the game. The
D line is not an area of concern.
Sounds like the defense will be stellar again this year. GO COUGS!
It's important to remember that Ziggy was a part time player for the first
4 games. We still dominated. After that Bronson started making his impact as
well.I believe we'll see a D-line as good as last year. We have
enough depth at nose tackle to keep fresh bodies in there which will help to
make up for the outstanding Romney F. play we'll be missing. No
excuses at D-line. It should and will likely acquit itself well.BYU's D should keep all of the teams on the schedule below 21 points. At
issue is can Anae's O score 24 or more every game? The signs are there.
Should be an interesting season and enjoyable. 9 wins would be excellent and
I actually got to shake THE hand that blocked UCLA's field goal to preserve
BYU's win in the 2007 Las Vegas bowl when Manumaleuna served for several
months in our ward.It was a h-u-g-e hand that was attached to a
h-u-g-e body. He was very humble and a little embarrased that I knew what he had
done when he admitted he had played football at BYU before his mission.Let's hope he and the rest of our beloved Cougars have a monstrous
season. GO COUGARS!
For opposing offenses it'll feel like they're running into a brick
wall!I think there will be a moderate drop off in production. It
won't be notable to the average fan and won't be enough to lose games.
However, we lost one of our top performers to the NFL. I hope
Kearsely hasn't shown these guys where the creamery is because, from
pictures I've seen, it looks like he knows right where it is.
Most people probably don't know this but Bronson's mother is a
Garrick, as in sister of Craig Garrick that was one of the best offensive
linemen BYU ever had. He played on the national championship team and sadly has
since passed away. But he was a huge and freakishly athletic guy himself. He
blew out his knee his senior year at Provo High and never fully recovered from
it but he was such a good athlete that despite that handicap, and despite the
inferior orthopedic knowledge of the time, he was still a top college lineman.
Of course we all know Bronson's dad was also a stud from a highly athletic
family that has more than its share top top college football talent.With genetics like Bronson's I don't think there was ever any doubt
he'd be a great football player.
Don't sleep on Michael Doman (6-5 260). He may be only a walk-on, but he
was second team in spring ball at DE and has the type of work ethic that Coach
Mendenhall loves. My bet is that he will see time at DE allowing for some