Spokane UteSpokane, WA"Kafusi doesn't belong on the
basketball court. IMO"Please don't expect most BYU fans to
understand a Spokane resident's affinity for all things Zag. That being
said, where Kafusi really belongs is...... in a Ute
Kafusi doesn't belong on the basketball court. IMOHopefully
this comment is soft enough not to get denied.
Spokane Ute and PPI went back and looked at the BYU Gonzaga game on
YouTube last night. Yeah, Kaufusi did foul Olynic, but Bronson barely touched
him. Olynic jumped into Kaufusi and bounce off hard. It would have been a charge
had Kaufusi not taken a swat at the ball and accidentally hit Olynic with his
arm. The ESPN commentator was way off base with his comments.Calling
it an MMA type move simply if not the truth.
Sorry Spokane, I am a basketball ref and of the 2 notable fouls Kafusi was
called for against Olynik(?) the first one was an offensive foul that should
have been called against Olynik or at worst a no call. The problem was Olynik
could not push Kafusi around like he did other players and fell down himself.
The second was a foul on Kafusi but it was a pretty average foul, it was just a
case of a light weight against a heavyweight. The ESPN announcer was a little
crazy in his comments, probably a skinny post player in his playing days. As a ref I hate it when the officials cant ref a big guy. A small guy
running into a big guy and then falling down gets called against the big 90% of
the time and it often should be the other way around.
Spokane UteBronson was simply answering the physical play of the
Bulldogs on Haws. He did get a little carried away, but that was simply his
natural football aggressiveness being exhibited in the heat of battle.
I lost all respect for him when he did his MMA moves on Gonzaga in Provo. At
least in football it's an even playing field.
@Wiscougfan"While Ziggy was a great player, he was, in my opinion, the
third or fourth most impactful player on last years defense (behind KVN,
Ogletree, and maybe one or two others). He was playing catchup most of the
season, learning how to play the game. It wasn't until after the season
that he miraculously became a physical freak and top draft pick."I think you can add Romney Fuga at NT to your list of most impactful players.
Fuga as the lynch-pin in that defense at the point of attack that made it all
work. I think Ziggy showed flashes last season of his brilliance but
didn't have the stamina or motor that Bronson has to be an impact on every
play. Ziggy was simply amazing in the Georgia Tech game and he became like the
Deion Sanders of Defensive Ends when he shut down his half of the field and
forced GT to run the other way.He had several impressive moments
that showed off his amazing agility, speed, burst, ability to close, etc. His
play in the regular season set the stage for what he did later in the all-star
wow, that's impressive
Red Utes08,Very classy comment, sir! Thank you! Wish all fans on
both sides could be that respectful and stop the hate and mockery. Some say
it's just harmless banter but I find it very vicious and vile most times
and thus hurtful and nauseating to say the least. Go Cougars! Good
luck Utes too!
It is good to see How Utah Teams produce such Great athletes with such bright
futures. BYU has definitely picked up a gem. The Best of luck to Bronson. Seems
like he deserves everything coming at him. GO UTES!!!
Did you see him play basketball? He is built like a brick out house, strong on
the inside and outside. He looked massive compared to anyone else on the floor.
Tyler Haws needed him for a body guard last year while getting punched by those
who attempted to defend him.Bronson will not be a body guard on the
football field. The opposing QB will need body guards.If
Bronson's numbers (in this article) are accurate, coupled with his
experience and knowledge of the game, we don't need to rebuild at
Ziggy's position, we are just reloading, possibly with high caliber
ammo.Alas, it is all for naught, BYU ain't in the PAC-12 or a
Top 5 NFL pick for sure.
RE: Riddles in the Dark"To expect Bronson to "deliver"
like Ziggy would be like expecting Hill to deliver like Young."While I agree with the gist of your post, I think it's also important to
recognize what was described in the article. While Ziggy was a great player, he
was, in my opinion, the third or fourth most impactful player on last years
defense (behind KVN, Ogletree, and maybe one or two others). He was playing
catchup most of the season, learning how to play the game. It wasn't until
after the season that he miraculously became a physical freak and top draft
pick. Kaufusi, on the other hand, is READY to play. He is in great
physical shape, has some good experience behind him, and understands the
playbook. He won't "deliver" like Ziggy, but I bet he makes a
greater impact than Ziggy did (on the field) last season.
He will be enough to lay the smack on Utah QB's. He is a beast and I
can't wait for 9/21.
To expect Bronson to "deliver" like Ziggy would be like expecting Hill
to deliver like Young.It's tough to fill the shoes of an iconic
player, but that doesn't mean that both Bronson and Hill can't have
very solid, successful seasons.One of the hardest things to do as an
athlete is to try to be "like" a previous great player. What Bronson and
Taysom must do is to learn how best to take full advantage of their own unique
skill sets to be the best player they can be, and not worry about how their
performance compares to anyone else.Go Cougars!
Fatman86, I get what you're saying and agree with it, but FYI Bronson was a
4 star recruit... one with a smile so wide it almost broke his face. great
I think the FatMn would make a great recruiting coordinator for the hill. At
least according to Howard and Chris, that inseparable duo of pure Cougar
lovin' commentary. Let's hope for big things from Bronson. I
would love to see him getting in some big hits and really anchoring the defense
"Not only can Bronson deliver but yes... he can deliver." -Bobby Bushay
He wasn't a 4 star recruit so he'd better just hang it up. He doesn't have a chance unless some know-it-all recruiting service tells
him he is a 4. That is where the real wins and losses are counted. Forget the score at the end of the game.
Looking forward to seeing what he can do this year.