Great story about a young man who came to BYU because he saw the potential that
only BYU offers. There are many athletes who appreciate the standards that BYU
expects from each student.There is the thought that every athlete is
a prima donna because they have been looked up to their entire lives because of
their athletic accomplishments. But many have goals that exceed athletics.
Many want the great experiences that a college scholarship offers. BYU is
blessed to have athletes like Jamaal Williams, and Jamaal is experiencing the
great opportunity that BYU offers.Jamaal, enjoy the next three
years...I know I will.I look forward to a 10-2 season this year and
even greater things in the following two years.GOOOOOOOO
I don't believe Jamaal was one of the high star recruits when he committed
to BYU and I am glad the Y gave him his chance to shine. Not a lot of schools
would have let a 17 year slip into the lead rusher role no matter how good he
was. I look forward to a great year with Anae's renewed rushing model and
especially the "Go fast, Go hard" attitude. Let me add a fan's
simple hope in addition to that. "Go Fast, Go Hard, Go Far" and of
course. Go Cougars.I also have a simple question for other
posters.If you find off topic comments and comments intended to be
disruptive, could you take a second and just hit the blue report abuse tag and
let's keep our conversations on topic and not let the comments get hijacked
by those not interested in a serious conversation.Thank you.
How can he be this good. He was only a 2 star recruit?
Nice to hear Jamaal has a good head on his shoulders and is a great example and
leader. Go Cougars!
There are tons of fans here in CA who know about Jamaal Williams and we're
all fired up to see him take it to the house on Saturday. Go Jamaal and Go
I really like Jamaal's humility on top of his outstanding ability.
He's a class act and will make a huge impact this year. The running game
should thrive this year.
Jamaal will get to show the nation how good he will be on the Coug's team.
We need to recruit more Jamaals from Southern Cal and Texas, etc.
@ SLCWatch - I have been going after to those off topic comments to be
disruptive mostly CB.Jamaal, Good Luck and have Fun!
"you don’t have to go to the most popular school to have a big impact
on the team. You can go to the regular schools, like BYU, somewhere that’s
not really known about"WHAT?I thought byu was a big
national program and everyone in the country knows about byu?
People may say I am premature in this, but Williams has the makings of being the
best RB in BYU history and making an impact in the NFL
Chris, The key statement is that he chose BYU over the PAC. Your jealousy is
showing.I guess JW thinks that a "Regular School" is better than
going to a PAC school. Hmmmm.
"I thought byu was a big national program and everyone in the country knows
about byu?"Not everyone, just way more than know about U"LOLOLOLOL!"Your rewind and replay of the exact same thing a
thousand times is stuck. Tap the needle a bit Chrissy
He could be the best RB in state history.
He will could be one of the best RB's in BYU history. Hill could be the
best QB. Van Noy is probably the best LB in school history. Cody Hoffman could
be the best receiver ever. I'm seeing a pattern here.
Bright and focused your man with great goals and attitude... Love it!
"'Coach [Mark] Weber came to my school," Williams said.
"That’s the first time I ever heard of BYU, I thought it was a D-II
school. I didn’t know what BYU was. I was playing the [video] game NCAA
‘13 and I was like, ‘Oh snap, BYU is a D-I school. I didn’t
know.'"Here on the east coast, most people I talk sports
with think Utah still plays in the WAC.
CB,JW must not have watched much college football on TV because BYU is on
big time NATIONAL TV almost every week and the utes.........well you might
occasionally see them on the PAC network if anyone even knows how to find it and
if they choose to put the bottom feeder games on.And hey, BYU is on NCAA
'13 video game along with Michigan, Notre Dame, USC, Ohio State, Florida
State, shall I go on?
@dnquioteVan Noy and Hoffman very well could be "the best in
school history" but I have heard exactly no one claim hill could be "the
best in school history", no one. If you have a real point then you
don't have to make things up to try and make your point. In essence you
have no point.
@Perkunas:That's because on the east coast, most people you
talk sports with...are mainly concerned with field hockey, and escaping bitter
winters and crusty ski slopes! Thinking the Utes are still part of the
WAC...illustrates how self-absorbed and out of touch the east really is. Out
west, every former east coaster says they'll never go back! Go figure...!
@Down Under:PAC 12 Network...BYU TV. Both lacking substance, with
an even lesser group who bother tuning in to either one! That being said,
I'll take my PAC 12 network and watch reruns of the massacre that took
place when the Utes were in Happy Valley last time, as opposed to nailbiting TDS
victories over Idaho and New Mexico State! GO UTES
Chris B. 4 Prez!Quick, name the winner of the third place BCS bowl
last year without looking it up.Can't, can you. I know you
can't.That is because no one cares.If you think
anyone outside of SL County cares that you beat Alabama now, you're sadly
mistaken. No one cares.Also, now that you've done so well in
the PAC, your name is anything but lauded anywhere but in your own minds.But thanks for playing.Question? Where will you be watching
BYU play their bowl game this year? You'll have plenty of time to decide
when the utes aren't going anywhere.
What a dumb comment. Do you really think more sports fans across the nation know
who byu is vs who ended up 3rd in the BCS last year or who beat Alabama in the
Sugar Bowl. lol.Question? Does crow taste better in September or
November? You should know.Go Utes.
@duckhunter:So what's your point?
EkuteThanks for proving my point,"who ended up 3rd
in the BCS last year or who beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl."Gee
good point. No one cares about either of them.My comment had
nothing to do with who knows BYU. The comment shows that utah fans think too
much of themselves for something that no longer matters.As far as
eating crow, you tell me.You're all pounding your chest like it
is a forgone conclusion that utah wins simply by showing up. Isn't that
what happened at the Utah State game last year? That is the kind of ute logic
that will make it sop you don't show up for weeks on the comment boards
come Sept 22.utah is nothing, win or lose. No one respects you, and
no one cares.Go to any football site and look at the PAC 12, the u
gets the least amount of press.It is for a reason.It has
nothing to do with BYU.In the words of my good friend who is also an
ASU alum..."no one cares about utah. we don;t even think about
them." And they own you.
Even as a Ute, I can see the dream scenario for BYU regarding Jamaal Williams. I
know it's early, and maybe other accomplished RBs like perhaps say Harvey
Unga, shouldn't be lost on untapped potential like that of Williams, but I,
from the outside looking in, can envision Williams as being an all time BYU RB.
I mean I see Williams and his potential in those terms.If
Williams' body matures right and injuries don't derail the teenager,
then I fear Williams from the red side. My doubts, if I was a BYU
fan would be your offensive line and how the tempo thing (fast) comes together.
But Anae has done more in the past with the Di Luigi types. What will Coach Anae
do with Williams? It could be scary good but both good and bad are possible with
BYU and Utah relative to their offensive abilities vs. my considerations there
along with my semi projections of offensive struggle. The coaching philosophies
and offensive roots of Anae and Erickson will go forward with or without the
skill set and talent of the whole offense. Consider all of this with the fast
ekuteLayton, UTI wouldn't know how crow tastes because
the smooth taste of winning seasons and bowl games is the after-taste cougar
fans enjoy.But crow must be really bitter served in December.
Y Grad/Y Dad:Sure must have tasted delicious after 54-10, right?
(Deny, deny, deny...!) You may need some Tabasco sauce after Sept. 21st! Cup
cake win-padded seasons don't taste nearly as good as thrashing TDS in
their house, especially after all the turnovers TDS gave up. I want win #4 in a
row to come without a single TDS turnover, so that the ignorant can't blame
the "should have been us, if not for" turnovers excuse! Beat us before
reveling in weak winning seasons and bowl games that nobody outside of Happy
Valley even remembers or cares to remember. GO UTES