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Published: Saturday, July 20 2013 10:00 p.m. MDT

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Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"If you're not concerned about the youth and inexperience of the BYU offensive coaches and players you're just not facing reality.

But hey... if you think youth and inexperience is the key to success... then you should be very optimistic."

I wonder how Howard responded to Whittingham promoting Brian Johnson to OC.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

Howard:
"If you're not concerned about the youth and inexperience of the BYU offensive coaches and players you're just not facing reality".

I am a Cougar fan that has openly expressed some concern with the O-line, new schemes, etc. Of greater concern to me is why it concerns you so much that you feel the necessity to express it ad nauseum on these boards. Aren't you more concerned about the inexperienced CBs or mediocre LB play at Utah? Any concern about the questions along the O-line there? How about concern with not having a RB that even approaches JW4's ability and quickness? Seems a true Utah fan would have plenty to worry about in his own neck of the woods.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

This is the most depth I remember BYU ever having at the RB position. Still not sure if I take any of them over Unga or Staley, but I'll take all four over any four RB who have been on the team at the same time. Both Williams and Hine have the potential to be remembered among the Top 10 RB ever at BYU. Williams has already had the most impressive Freshman campaign of any RB at BYU.

ekute
Layton, UT

fanman,

The Rose Bowl and the Playoffs are as good as it gets for Utah.

The kraft fight hunger bowl is as good as it gets for byu.

Ufan
Salt Lake City, UT

ekute

"The Rose Bowl and the Playoffs are as good as it gets for Utah."

LOL! The Utes will be lucky to be bowl eligible - 3-9 could be as good as it gets for U.

Meanwhile, another Top 25 finish and bowl game are the expected standard for the Y.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@ekute

"The Rose Bowl and the Playoffs are as good as it gets for Utah."

utah will not get to either any time soon and I'll predict they NEVER get to the 4 team playoff. BYU has a better chance of getting in the playoff than utah ever does.

LOL!

EdGrady
Idaho Falls, ID

Utah football is completely irrelevant - but heh they have nice facilities.

ekute
Layton, UT

Correction...Predicting Utah's future and the kraft fight hunger bowl is as good as it gets for the byu "fans". lol.

Marked it Down
Park City, UT

Making meaningless "predictions" is as good as it gets for Utah fans.

ekute
Layton, UT

Ed,

We own byu...and we have nice facilities.

Uteology
East Salt Lake City, Utah

@Duckhunter

BYU has a better chance of getting in the playoff than utah ever does.

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Playoffs? Don't talk about -- playoffs?! You kidding me?! Playoffs?! You better first hope BYU can win a another game against Utah!

Thankfully Utah canceled the series so that BYU has a better chance of accomplishing their "Quest" over the next two years.

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

So Howard S comments on a first-year assistant coach. Every coach has to have a first year somewhere. But why all the comparisons to Utah by responders? What does Utah have to do with BYU's new assistant coach?

I apologise to you, Howard, on behalf my fellow Cougar fans who see the world in comparison to Utah.

Newsflash: BYU plays one game with Utah. Utah plays one game with BYU. Other than than that nothing is relevant between Utah and BYU. They don't matter to BYU and we don't matter to them. Both teams have bigger fish to fry.

EdGrady
Idaho Falls, ID

BYU will play in the Rose Bowl before utah.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

WOW. The utsies are out in force today. I think they see the writing on the wall about their own team this year and are lashing out at BYU to detract everyone about the train wreck on the hill and yet another failed season.
it's great to be a Cougar.

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

It's obvious to anyone not living under that crimson bubble on the hill that a perennial Top 25 and national championship winning team has much better odds of being selected for the playoffs than a team that is rarily ranked and has never won a national team or individual award of any kind.

talkinsports
Gilbert, AZ

Uteology

"Playoffs? Don't talk about -- playoffs?! You kidding me?! Playoffs?! You better first hope BYU can win a another game against Utah!"

Beating Utah will be but a minor speed bump on the way to BYU's first appearance in the playoffs.

It's laughable that fans of a team that hasn't beaten a single conference foe with a winning record would be whining about what fans of a perennial Top 25 team talk about.

Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU

The U has veteran coaches at all positions, and their players are all 4-5 star recruits. Don't you guys know that being part of a BCS conference is more important than actually winning games. Going bowl-less again this year wont happen. They're king of the hill now a days.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Thankfully Utah canceled the series so that BYU has a better chance of accomplishing their "Quest" over the next two years."

Unless I'm mistaken, Chris Hill's comment made it sound like the reason Utah wouldn't be playing BYU those two years was to make it easier for Utah to end the season with a good record. It's almost as if BYU would be too much for Utah to handle.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

I like BYUs' RBs. The offensive line is the question mark for me. But I do think Anae and his offensive staff will improve the O line and the offense as a whole. Will Tayson Hill be ready and develop his skills this year?

nhatch82
Eagle Mountain, UT

@aggie84

" I hope each school does well and expect another 2 close games. Go Utah Schools, especially the original true blue school."

I appreciate the well wishes from an aggie and wish the same for your team. I have alot of respect for what the aggies have done the last 3 years. the only problem i have is that you are insinuating that the aggies are the original true blue school. USU was founded in 1888 and BYU was in 1875 so wouldn't that make us true blue for 13 years more? Just wondering

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