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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 3 2013 8:15 p.m. MDT

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Idaho Falls, ID

"We have to . . . . execute."

Hmmm. What a novel concept. Why didn't someone mention this before?

Louisiana Cougar
Pineville, LA

BYU's players and coaches are recognizing that it's about execution -- rather than just "Go Fast! Go Hard!"

BYU does not have the horses to try to dominate others on physicality, and the game against University of Virginia exposed their many weaknesses.

JD is the classic overachiever! Unfortunately, the Cougars do not have the O-Line that they need to make their offense work . . . .or the corner backs.

IA Cougar
West Des Moines, IA

RE: LA Cougar: Keep the faith. The corners played GREAT against UVA. The offense concept is brand new and so is the entire line. Ultimately, they will get better week in and week out. BYU is probably a .500 team this year. More than that is probably pretty good. The schedule is awesome but not so much with a young team on offense. However, true Cougars are loyal and not ready to jump ship after one bad game. I'm looking forward to watching our team grow this year. Getting better is the measuring stick this year. We are rebuilding. Let's not expect a 13-0 BCS season. It's not going to happen. No realistic fan would expect as much. I love the team, their approach and their mission. Loyal, Strong and True. 100% BYU fan, through and through....through thick AND thin. GO COUGS!

Christopher B
Ogden, UT

With your 2 touchdowns I can see the go fast go hard really is paying off, because last year it would have just been 1 touchdown.

Now it wasn't enough to beat a powerhouse Virginia team that was 4-7 last year, but I'm sure that was just a fluke.


Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

IA Cougar -

The problem is - this trend is not a "one game" trend. This has been going on since last year, and before. It's time for BYU Football to get with it. Last year they squandered the best defense EVER at BYU. Can't take it anymore.

Provo, UT

JD falslev... he's the guy in that infamous .Gif file isn't he??? hahahahhahaha... I could watch that all day and never get tired of it!

Salt Lake City, UT

First of all Christopher B, Virginia was NOT 4-7 last year ... They were actually ughh.. (4-8).

As a diehard BYU fan I really was hoping for a 7-5 record this year. I think sometimes we fans act bi-polar. If we win one or two games good games it is time to buy tickets to a BCS bowl game and if we lose those same games the whole season is shot.

We have an inexperienced offensive line with a relatively inexperienced quarterback and we are starting 2nd and 3rd string cornerbacks with perhaps our toughest schedule in school history. What could possibly go wrong?

Hopefully the team can make it to a bowl game and build momentum for the next two years when Taysom Hill, Jamaal Williams, Adam Hine, Troy Hinds, Bronson Kaufusi, Mitch Matthews etc. will still be on the team.

I plan on enjoying this year and am more excited about the potential for the next two years.

Palo Alto, CA

Why do BYU fans even humor christy and her BYU-hating rants with a response?


So BYU had a rough opening game under extremely challenging circumstances for a newly installed offense. Have a little patience. It's going to work.

Gus Tunkle
Pleasant Grove, UT

Every game the my friend JD plays he gets better and better. He is totally super cool. He will one day be considered the best player BYU has ever had. Yea!!

Big J
Bountiful, UT

Falslev has got to be Bronco’s favorite player. He has great heart and determination. Just like Bronco in his playing days. The problem is like others Bronco promotes, they do not have the talent needed to play D1 Football. Great kid, but…….

Orem, UT

Big J

"The problem is like others Bronco promotes, they do not have the talent needed to play D1 Football. Great kid, but……."

Says who?

Wasn't that JD catching a TD pass against a D1, "power conference" opponent?

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT


You are correct, my friend! Pure agony burst forth from his fiery mouth! (That's when he chose NOT to lead by example...!) To his credit, there is definitely "sailor talk" going on the entire game, by both teams (sorry TDS fans, even your beloved Cougies trash talk!). JD just forgot how accessible YouTube is! GO UTES

Provo, UT

@Samurai Jake

Best .Gif file ever hands down!

You are right on the money. BYU players trash talk and swear just like players on other teams. It's football for crying out loud, of course they swear. My problem with BYU is not that the players swear, but that BYU is put on a holier than thou pedestal (by themselves).

I am a very active LDS person, and I grew up in Provo. I've been going to BYU games (b-ball and football) since I was a baby. My disdain for BYU in general comes from the attitude that BYU mormons are better mormons because they go to BYU. I've known that was false ever since I was 8 years old.

I cheer for Utah because Kyle whittingham is a family friend (and a strong member of the LDS faith). I realize that the majority of BYU fans are good people, just as the majority of Utah fans (or any schools fans) are good people. Unfortunately for me, those BYU fans that do think you have to be a BYU fan to be a good mormon got under my skin at an early age.

Ford DeTreese
Provo, UT

If BYU plays this Saturday the way they did last week, they'll have to adopt a new title for their offense: Go fast. Go nowhere.

Of course Virginia was even worse: 13 punts to BYU's 10. The difference in the game was Virginia's apparent comfort level playing with a wet ball. That game was a toss-up determined by home-climate advantage.

Surfers Paradise, AU

The new motto could be: rise n shout - 3 n out!

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Falsev needs to work on his 'celebrating FGs prematurely' skills.

Ted H.
Midvale, UT

@reasonableUte, It's an interesting dynamic for sure. And one that will continue to be debated.

I grew up in an extended family with many Utes, sometimes the majority. My disdain for Utah is for the portion of Ute fans(Mormon or not) who think that poor behavior is more acceptable if you choose to support Utah. My personal view is that right is right and wrong is wrong. However, there is a segment of the Ute population that thinks their poor actions are ok because they cheer for Utah and Utah isn't a religious institution. It's bad when a non-Mormon would have that attitude, and even more pathetic when it is an LDS person who thinks the same way.

As for JD swearing, I wish he hadn't but again my personal opinion is right is right and wrong is wrong. I just don't think the man upstairs has one set of rules for byu fans and another for ute fans. You seem to agree?

Samurai Jake
Salt Lake City, UT


Amen, my brotha! Right on! And, GO UTES


Good one! And I wish I was livin in Surfers Paradise! And, GO UTES

@Tomahawk Red:

Couldn't have worded it better, amigo! And, GO UTES

Cedar Hills, UT

they should play urgent but first they need a QB who can hit open receivers... still waiting....

Omaha, NE

BYU played in the rain...remember that, especially haters with nothing to do but to post on BYU articles. Not just rain, pouring rain at times. That ball was wet and the home team had the magic to have the plays fall in their hands. BYUs defense is still solid and TX better be ready for that. An average TX team comes to town and they will learn from their mistakes.

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