I am in the minority in saying I liked the idea for homecoming. I am in the
majority though in saying it is not a good idea for all the games. But I like
"I watch all of the games on tv that I am unable to watch in person, and the
numbers are easier to identify than the printed name on the back."It is true that the number is easier to see than the name, and easier to
identify. However, the player is not necessarily more identifiable. I really
like having their names on the jersey. Taysom Hill is more recognizable by the
name "Hill" on the back of his jersey rather than the big "4".
Although sometimes we can't see the names all the time, I admit that I only
have a few of the players' numbers memorized. Besides, players share
numbers; an offensive player could be number 9 and a defensive player could also
be number 9.Watching the scrimmage on Saturday I didn't know
who was who all the time. I couldn't remember if Ammon Olson was number 7
or number 15, and still I am not sure who all the players I saw were.The players are known by their name, not by their number.
Ready, Fire, Aim! I get the idea that win - loss records are not the only
reasons schools change football coaches every so often. Spin it
like a top and it still is not a good ideal. Athletes need adult supervision,
sometimes athletic departments need some too.
Stupid decision, smart fix. Hopefully they drop it before the homecoming game
as well. Time to move on.
I disagree that the names on the jersey is for the player--I believe it is for
the fan. It is much easier for me to identify their name than their jersey
number. So in response to Mr Hollis' question "they're already
identifiable by their jersey numbers, so is their last name really
necessary?" ABSOLUTELY!!!!! And many other coaches do not put players names
on their jersey--a practice I abhor. And while I am glad he reversed his
position, I son't think it was so out of line that he did so. Cut him some
slack folks; if you could do half the job he is doing, you would be getting paid
to do so.Go CougsGo BronkoGo Utes, except onceGo
This has to be one of the worst articles I've ever wasted my time with.
Having watched the interview with Bronco regarding the jerseys it is one of
those situations where a comment to the equipment manager about how impressive
the Air Force was with their uniforms showing code of conduct words on their
jerseys gave way to a "surprise" as the equipment manager had the
jerseys made without Bronco being able to raise the idea ahead of time with the
team. I think Bronco handled it extremely well and the team is more unified for
it as it turns out. Kyle Van Noy has proven to be the team leader in the
process. Good outcomes all around.
Bronco did not have the right idea. It is bad enough that the players
sometimes have to be walking advertisements for their sponsors, and it is bad
enough that that the NCAA exploits the players without due compensation. The
least we can do is put their names on their jerseys.
Remember the famous BIBS, that was worse. I am glad it is only for homecoming
game.Inmagine seeing Dennis Rodman jersey "The Worm"
What in Tucket?Provo, UTI watch all of the games on tv that I
am unable to watch in person, and the numbers are easier to identify than the
printed name on the back.What do you do if you are seeing them from
I went to BYU games for 25 years and watch all on TV now. Without a name on the
shirt most of the players become no names and one loses interest.
What could have been division and a major distraction for his Band of Brothers
has turned into a spark of Spirit, Honor, and Tradition, as well as Unity for
this football team. Thank you, Bronco, for listening to these players you love
with your heart.Go Cougars!
Randy, Randy, Randy ... spin it all you want, the decision was not a smart one -
never was, never will. Thanks for trying to help Bronco out though. For me, the
only way the coach can redeem himself is for BYU to be in the top 5, hmmm... 3 -
if not better - at the end of the season. Go COUGARS!!!!
Nice try Mr. Hollis - still don't like it. Not even for homecoming.