When will the BYU brass take the BCS seriously? Sure, they plan a seemingly
rough schedule this year, but then don't put together a team/coach/staff to
meet the challenge. I live outside Utah and all the hype about the
Cougars...let me tell you this - NO ONE, and I mean NO ONE, takes them
seriously. And no one will, until they 1) get in a conference, 2) get a head
coach that wants to win above anything else and willing to put in the time
required, 3) have someone besides Robert Anae as the OC, and 4) quit being
predictable (I saw that interception coming a mile away).
It looks like the Cougars found a way to snatch defeat out of the jaws of
victory...that's what they do best. I believe Cougar fans want their team
to be more than they are...they simply are not that good and haven't been
for quite a while. No disrespect against BYU fans, but you are in for a long
season. Both Utah and Utah State will each beat BYU this year. Realistically,
the Cougras will probably not win more than 4 games this year. Good luck Cougars
as I respect how well you have played in the past...I wish Weber State was on
your schedule this year :)
O-Line needs complete overhaul. They were unacceptable. Defense was adequate for
VA, not sure how they'll do against TX. Taysom Hill should spend the entire
week practicing throwing the 10-15 yard pass while in pocket and while rolling
out of pocket. Not acceptable to constantly throwing ball above receivers heads,
including 6'6" Matthews.Overall, not a good showing for BYU
in first week.
I would love to a fly on the wall breaking down film of the last game.1. The offensive line is horrible. 2. Jamal Williams can be amazing,
but needs some blocking.3. Too many dropped passes.4. Hill's
first game of the year, with his O-line not helping out, his quality is still to
be determined.5. Kyle VN was double teamed nearly the entire game, and
still caused a lot of havoc. 6. The O-Line was simply just bad. BYU
needs to start recruiting better players in these positions. Not much talent
there.7. I miss the 80's. It's going to be a long year. BYU
can win if our defense is on the field.
"It's a guy thing."worf:There's a lot
of people looking for you on the main article, so why hide here? I think you
meant: "it's a y thing"
My wife asked me why I put myself through this agony every year.It's a guy thing.
good team, great coaches find a way to win, byu find a way to loose. You
can't fault the opposing team for winning when they are being forced to
take the win even when they don't want
It's going to be another long season. Scorecard: Utes 1 BYU 0
I can't wait to watch a real sport like Professional Football. My
perfectionist personality doesn't all me to watch Collegiate sports. I
can't take mistake after mistake; it's a waste of time and
resources.I would rather watch Pop Warner and High School sports. I know
they are going to make mistakes as they are suppose to. No more clicking
on these type of articles.
I love Michigan...59 points on the board first game...as many other fine
schools...BYU? Another poor offensive showing. Not impressed.
Prove me wrong guys, I miss my BYU of old. I miss them badly. Not
impressed with the rah-rah, rush-rush offense. I'd rather have accurate and on time. Waiting for a score...waiting, waiting,
waiting...finally...but hey, not enough...and I'm not really
surprised. Many many chances, and we were not prepared.
BYU's offense was bad. We were at the game and the playmaking was head
scratching. Taysom should cut out the excuses about the field conditions. Both
teams played in the same conditions.
Admittedly, I'm partial to USU and a couple of PAC 12 teams. But BYU
losing provides me no thrills. I wish it did because when I look at their
schedule, BYU had better hope the likes of Nevada and USU have a bad day, or
someone overlooks them, because if not, 2 victories is a real possibility for
patriot,I agree with you're comment, without the sarcasm.I'm guessing that there's some hardcore byu football fans that
are somewhat frustrated by the mission statement.
So Mendenhall or Holmoe or somebody higher up says get rid of Doman, Cahoon and
Dupaix as offensive assistants. I thought this was going to solve BYU's
offensive woes. I thought Hill was going to be the savior and BYU was on its
way to a 10-win season. Note to Coug fans: I doubt VA is or will be
a good team. Those are games that BYU needs to win. Ball dropped. I guess
firing those coaches didn't solve the "issues". But I didn't
think they would. But somebody had to be the scapegoat, right?
Still slow, still soft...I misread you're comment.
I get the feeling listening to Bronco in the post game interview that losing is
OK as long as the kids play hard to the end of the game. That seems to be the
attitude with the Y anymore...gone is the swagger and national recognition. I
think the fans are fine with losing too so long as they get to enjoy a nice fall
afternoon in Edwards Stadium with their kids ...and nachos and all the other
treats. BYU fans aren't too football savvy for the most part at least
compared to other colleges but BYU is a different school and doesn't have
the same drive and desire for national recognition. Nothing wrong with a fun
afternoon with the family in the stadium with all the festivities sprinkled in
with a little football to boot. Competing in the BCS really takes commitment and
I don't think the Y can match that anymore ...talent wise or money
wise....and maybe they shouldn't being that the school is private and
tithing is used to fund much of the school. Better get used to 6-6 seasons going
forward because that is as good as it is going to get.
Still slow, still soft,...2008. JohnInSLC,...Good call.
Robert Anae's go-fast, go-hard offensive Deja vu
offense kept doing the same thing over and over, it was so predictable, weber
state would have beat BYU today. Isn't that the reason Anae left the first
time because he was so predictable? I don't think I will be able to watch
any more games without getting very frustrated and causing discontent in my
home. My wife hates Saturdays, especially ones that they lose and play like
that. I didn't even watch the 4th quarter I was so frustrated.
Hurry-up offense is self-defeating; obviously Y doesn't have needed
personnel; slow it down & work on running game, every possession go 4 downs,
turn D into O emphasizing turnovers...Not sure I'm willing to waste time
anymore watching this train-wreck, just too painful.
Grades don't make much sense here. Descriptions were right on, though.
Run, run, run, followed by incompletions after incompletions. This offense
looked like the Anae teams of old. Very predictable and easy to defend. The
short pass over the middle was effective and could have been used more. This could be a long season.
I'm eagerly awaiting the DNews doing a "What Utah And Utah State
Learned From BYU's Flop At Virginia" analysis.
Utah will make it 0-3 for byu!I love it!Career 4-0 sweep
and a 0-3 start. Kyle has NEVER started 0-3
If byu can't beat Virginia, who can they beat?Lol
Offense grade: F
I'm not sure "strong" would be the word I'd use for the
defense. They were decent.You've got to remember- this
Virginia team was terrible last year, lost their best player to the NFL and top
two quarterbacks to transfers. They've been picked in most preseason
assessments as finishing in last place in their ACC division.The
test for the Cougar defense will be next week when they play Texas. If they can
hold Texas to reasonable offensive numbers, then I'll be impressed.The Cougs offense was horrendous. Go fast, go hard doesn't do much
when you can only manage 4 downs per series. It doesn't tire out the
defense when you can't move downfield. Virginia had plenty of time to rest
their guys, and it left the Cougar defense on the field nearly twice as long as
the offense.Anae better retool things quickly or the the front end
of the season could easily be 1-5 or 2-4 with Cougar Nation calling for
Anae's head one more time.
Taysom Hill is not the man. Once again we have a running QB with a mediocre
arm. Time to give Ammon Olsen a shot! This new offense is boring and
ineffectual. If I can guess the play call 9 times out of 10, so can the