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Cougars will wear 'Tradition,' 'Spirit,' 'Honor' on back of jerseys for Homecoming game only

Published: Thursday, Aug. 8 2013 6:40 p.m. MDT

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Balan
South Jordan, Utah

If everyone calls the football / athletic department at BYU tomorrow maybe we can put a stop to this madness.

LindonMan
Lindon, UT

I cannot wait to watch Taysom Spirit, Jamal Honor, and Cody Tradition play this year . . . said no one ever!

higv
Dietrich, ID

I think Elder Mendenhall said this was for homecoming only got it nipped in bud. I like them having names on there Jersey myself nice to tell people who you represent your family school and since football players wear helmets and it is hard to see there faces last names are a good idea. Same is true for High School games I go to like to see there names on jersey, And like it when starting lineup is introduced.

rok
Boise, CA

I can understand it for one game, but not for the season. hate it.

Harry-T
Davis, UT

This is just a way for BYU to sell the same BYU Football jerseys at the BYU Bookstore for years to come. Instead of seeing #4 and Hill on the back of a jersey for the next few years, we will see #4 and Tradition for eternity. Let’s see, which one will I get? None of them.

AFCoug
Colorado Springs, CO

Huge BYU fan! Dumbest move by Bronco since he took over. Get the idea. Just not a good one.

965
Sandy, UT

As Duckhunter would say...

LOL!

Montykristo
Lehi, UT

Too bad the Spirit, Honor, and Tradition won't help them win any games.

ute alumni
paradise, UT

mendenhall just can't help himself. he must love to be beat on. gimmicks don't work. just look at how whittingham's black uniforms worked for him last year.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

Its not what Bronco is putting on the jerseys as what he is taking off that irks me. As Brandon suggested, what could better show "Tradition, Honor, and Spirit" than proudly wearing your family name. It isn't much, but at this time in these kids lives its all they've got. Give it back, Coach.

junkgeek
Agua Dulce, TX

He'll win the fireside the night before.

3grandslams
Iowa City, IA

So fans hate it, we'll get used to it, all we want is some smashmouth, go fast, go hard football. Let the players deal with the uniforms as long as on game day they only see whats in front of them and letting the opposition read whats on back.

artinnature
Payson, UT

This is bad, bad, bad. I must add my protest to the others posting here. When I watch the game I want to know who is doing what. Please, reconsider!

Ricardo Carvalho
Provo, UT

Doesn't seem to be a real popular move, Coach. I don't particularly like it either.

Ricardo Carvalho
Provo, UT

I understand it has now been decided to wear them only for homecoming. I actually kind of like that idea.

sammyg
Springville, UT

Dumbest decision ever. Period

Cannon fodder for ridicule.

Can we not hold on to some traditions like names on jerseys? Wow, this is a dumb move.

Maybe one game but not all season.

I can hear the comments from every announcer now. And I will have to learn numbers and players names as a fan.

I'm about to become a Ute fan.

Yeah, it's that bad.

DraperUteFan
Draper, UT

Another Bronco gimmick and one that will backfire with his players and recruits. I can't believe he didn't ask his team captains or assistant coaches. Did Holmoe even know about this?

I'm a Ute fan but not a BYU hater. This is the kind of thing that drives your own fans away and leads to dissension in the locker room.

If I were a parent with a son committed to BYU, I'd be considering a de-commit about now.

CBPapa
Cedar Hills, UT

Diehard BYU fan here...but this is one move I don't like.
I agree with others. Maybe do something like this for one game...but the whole season? Nope.

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

If BYU players really believed in TSH they should be happy to wear it on their jerseys.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I'm glad for the players and their families.

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