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Published: Thursday, Aug. 8 2013 3:25 p.m. MDT

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Holladay, UT

Not sure if I like this. I get what they are trying to do but I think they should do it for a couple games and not the whole season.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Bwahahahahaha! For real?

Orem, UT

I'm fine with it, although it will take some getting used to since it's not "traditional."

Ragnar Danneskjold
Bountiful, UT

I really don't like this.


HATE IT!!!! I didn't like it when Crowton did it and I hate it now. I like seeing the names of the players while watching in the stands or TV. This is one season ticket holder who hates the idea.

scenic view
Baltimore, MD

I'm still undecided whether I like this or not; I just want the team to be successful, and if BYU has a break-out season, this will be hailed as another milestone for the program.

Go Cougars!

Tradition, Honor, Spirit.

Payson, UT

Yeah other teams have put words like "service," "honor," "country," "integrity" and "duty on there jerseys, but that was for 1 game. Please someone needs to get to Holmoe and those in charge and tell them this is a horrible Idea. For all these kids do for the exposure of the school and the fact that they represent there families as well they deserve to have there names on the back of there jersey. If they wanna change something (which they shouldn't) they should just go with blank backs. Please I hope sanity takes over and they do not do this!

GK Willington
Salt Lake City, UT

You mean "Legacy" isn't an option?

Beverly Hills, CA

They should also ad "54-10".

Also, people not familiar with BYU or the LDS CHurch are going to assume these guys are all from 3 of the same family.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

This sucks. It has nothing to do with Tradition.

San Diego, CA

Dislike. I prefer to see the players' names. It's also too self-serving: Look at us and see how special we are. Booo.

Salt Lake City, UT

This is a joke, right?

H8 Red
Centerville, UT

I also do not like the idea. There is a reason they started putting players names on their uniforms. Identification! This will likely draw more ridicule than praise.

Norman, OK

Big BYU fan, I try not to complain on message boards... But I don't like this at all.

Syracuse, ut

One game kind of cool, the whole season? No thanks.

Salt Lake City, UT

Sorry, Tradition is the T

FB Fan #2
Grantsville, UT

Hardcore BYU Fan, and I really don't like it at all. Maybe for the Homecoming Game, but not the whole season. If the Cougs are successful though, then I think people will like them a little more.

U 90
Corona, CA

Holmoe can't be serious. I cheer for BYU a little more than half the time so I can't call myself a true cougar fan.... But this is a joke.

JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt, very clever. In fact those outside of the state might assume all players are from one of three prominent polygamist families.


I love BYU football, but this is just silly. My prediction is that the TSH stickers will not see the light of a real football game, unless it's an armband or on the helmet.

Salt Lake City, UT

I really hate it too. Really makes me not understand which players are which and makes me not get to know the players at all throughout the year. Imagine the coaches and media never using the names of the players throughout the whole year in print or in TV/radio interviews...that's how awkward it is for fans watching without getting their names on their jerseys.
"Well #14 should have a good year for us as long as #32 and #36 can block for him. You know #74 just got back from his mission and along with #79 should really do a good job for us. The defense has been great with #45 leading the way. And with the leadership of #3 and #9 I think we'll have a really solid team."

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