I don't think it is the toughest schedule in BYU's history. Right now
it looks about as tough as last year when five of the teams we played ended in
the top 25. Of course, we won't really know until the end of the season.I am excited to see the new offense. Putting in a new offense and
expecting it to be good in one season is quite high expectations, but go Cougs!
Time will soon tell. With all the preparation and skill set, it sounds great,
However, as with any football team, you don't know until they hit the field
how it all pans out. A change of direction was needed. Now we need to stay
healthy in fall camp and come out throwing, running, and winning especially in
the first three games! Building confidence will go a long way. Robert Anae is
the guy that can instill that confidence. He has the experience.I
say that this is the year to especially beat Utah and Boise State. Go Cougars!
4 WEEKS TO GOTime to get this show started. Enough of the yackety
yack.BYU is a great school and has had great teams in the past and
the 2013 version looks to match those teams.Utah has a killer
schedule with some great teams on the slate and little change for a bowl but
with the recruiting classes recently will start to build a consistent winning
tradition.Utah State is gaining respect throughout the nation and is
now in the MWC so things are definitely looking up.Let the games
begin...in 4 weeks.GO COUGARS!!Go Utah in the other 11
games.Go Utah State in the other 11 games.
I can see BYU surprising Texas at home and will also beat BSU and will go 10-2
and play in a major bowl game this year.
BYU's offense will be very good this year. Taysom Hill, Jamal Williams,
Cody Hoffman, and Ross Apo will put up a lot of points. Go Fast, Go
Hard, Go Cougars!
Isn't this the same Robert Anae that was run out of town on a rail three
A 10-2 or better season is not out of reach.My early prediction was
confirmed by Hans Olson on 700 sports at 6-6 with a game going either way at 7-5
or 5-7 similar to the utes.
@BYU alum,"I say that this is the year to especially beat Utah
and Boise State. Go Cougars!"How I hope that happens this year,
but we've been disappointed so many times before, especially against Utah!
If nothing else just to ease the pain of listening to the vitriol from BYU
haters.Go Cougars! And good luck to the Utes too except against us!
I'm game. Bring it on! It's either going to be a great year or an
unfortunate year. I believe they can have a great season, but I also know that
if they don't play hard every game and execute with precision and heart,
they can lose some real heart breakers. Go Cougs!
Glad to see Anae back.BYU brand of offense is code word for having a
great running back and severely under utilizing him.
"I don't think it is the toughest schedule in BYU's
history"I agree. I have only started to pay attention and
follow BYU since the mid 90's, but I doubt this is the toughest. People
like to think it is, and the media likes to tell it is, but if people go back in
history they'll see BYU had some very tough schedules. Even the WAC has
some monstrous teams in it at times, and add that to the OOC schedule. I think I read that Arizona last year had more snaps than Oregon. Anae
can make a very fast-paced offense and it will be fun to watch. He had BYU in
the top 25 basically every year with his offense and that will continue this
year. He's a great offensive coach and with a really good defense still in
place, BYU will score more touchdowns to beat the likes of BSU, ND, and ut.
It all comes down to the O-line and the kicking game this season. Ty
Detmer was mentioned...I've never heard a serious report on why he
isn't on the coaching staff. The guy's a genius at offense, has years
of NFL experience, coaches HS for a living and needs the money, and would be a
great playmaker.I expect BYU to be like they've been for the
past 40 years of my watching them...brilliant at times, perhaps winning one big
game but then losing at least 2 or 3 others they should win, breaking fans'
hearts and never really closing the deal on a national breakthrough (going to
and winning a BCS Bowl). I hope I'm wrong, but we all know the actual
@eastcoastcoug"... never really closing the deal on a national
breakthrough..."Brilliant description of the so called BYU
I would like to see R.A's offense become less predictable.Perhaps the
hurry-up offense they will be using will at least keep defenses off balance.@GoRed, I realize you were trying to be provocative by claiming that
R.A. was run out of town. But the truth is all Bronco did was request for all
coaches to reapply for their jobs next season. R.A. decided to go another way.
There is a distinction there whether you want to admit it or not.Being "run out of town" can be more aptly illustrated in what happened
a few years back where a coach who I'll refer to as J.F. was given a vote
of confidence by the school's AD in spite of a few lackluster seasons. But
despite that vote of confidence he was abruptly fired when the season was
over.A few years later that guy coached an NFL team to the
Superbowl. Have you heard of a program that fits that narration?
eastcoastcoug, I think BYU is merely affording Ty Detmer the dignity of choosing
what he wants to do for a living. Trust me, he doesn't need the money - he
made millions in the NFL with no entourage or bad habits to spend it all on, has
a monster ranch that he rents out for hunting, and is living in a place he
loves. He also loves coaching, thus the high school gig, but believe me, it is
not because he needs the pitiful money he gets from it. Notice, he doesn't
teach at the high school. For all we know he may be volunteering his time. It amazes me how many Cougar fans cannot understand why Andy Reid is not
the head coach and Detmer running the offense with Steve Young as QB coach (or
vice-versa). Don't you think that if these people wanted to coach at BYU,
they could? We shouldn't let wishful thinking negate our logical thought.
"Isn't this the same Robert Anae that was run out of town on a rail
three years ago?"We'll find out in a few weeks if this is
the same Robert Anae that used to coach at BYU. Either way, it will be better
than what BYU had last year on offense. Doman is great for the program, just not
as offensive coordinator.
Big News: I just talked with Brandon Doman's cousin (in Boston), and got an
inside scoop. Contrary to what Bronco said, Brandon Doman didn't actually
get full control of the offense. Doman really wanted to start Taysom Hill by the
second game of last season. But Bronco retained control of the offense, and was
obsessed about starting Riley Nelson...and we all saw how that turned out. It
turns out that Bronco Mendenhall actually threw Brandon Doman under the bus. So
don't be surprised if the "new" offense performs like last year.
@Josh-R-PoshBronco threw Doman under the bus?******You say that as if someone might be surprised...
I have to agree with Bronco relative to last years offense. It was indeed rather
Is Lavell coming back?
I just don't see the wins. Good defensive front and linebackers. New
offensive line, coordinator. Winning 8 games would be very impressive. Idaho
State and Mid Tenn are the only sure wins. Virginia. Loss travel
across country. Texas. Loss too much speedUtah. WinMiddle Tenn
winUtah State loss. Georgia Tech winHouston loss in a muggy
offensive game as most offensive players return. Boise loss. Wisconsin lossIdaho State winNotre Dame lossNevada loss.
This could happen in Reno. 4-8 could happen and is very realistic.
I suppose it is OK to try to guess who will win or lose, but, it can get mean
and out of control. After each game the team tries to take it all in, then, at
least tries to move on. Whatever happened in the game will have an effect on
the next game played regardless of what is "predicted" here. So,
"guessing" who will win or lose doesn't really make sense unless
you believe the game depends on nothing but statistics compiled before the
season begins, and whether the coach is popular with fans. That doesn't
allow for the emotions, motivations and potential of the players and coaches.
How many times has an athlete, coach or team been pegged wrong by pre-season
prophets, only to break out and shine when the game starts? I like to read
comments here because there are some very knowledgeable people here who can
teach me about the game, but there are also some real "dill pickle and
lemon" personalities who like to pretend the sky is falling, hoping their
remarks will affect the game(?) BYU will play hard and do well. I'll enjoy
AND support them, win or lose!
@LdsfanYeah... After three losses in a row to Utah that fourth game
is a "mark it down... in the books" victory.