@ scenic view"LOL at your BYU hating fantasy. Anae couldn't
care less how many yards Texas put up last week, because Robert is the OFFENSIVE
coordinator."BYU hating?? I graduated from BYU. What are you
talking about?And perhaps you did not know this, but GOOD OCs DO
worry about how many yards and points the other teams' offenses can put up
- it is a competition to see who can put MORE points on the board.I
thought that was covered in Football 101. I guess you missed that class?
Regarding Anae's comment about building on momentum from Virginia
game-there was no momentum. BYU must first overcome inertia. They don't
look any better than last, possibly worse. With the stronger schedule I predict
BYU to have only a 5 win season, losing to both Utah and Utah State.
The O-line needs some work, but we all knew that going into the season. I hope
the shake up lights a fire in one or two of them... that could mean the
difference in the next few games. I don't get the Anae critics. I think
the GFGH offense actually worked better than expected for the first game of the
season in horrible conditions. While we looked dazed and confused at times
Virginia was more affected by the pace, which I think led to some positive
outcomes. As things come together and if the offense steps up we could still be
a force this season.
We need to give Anae time to fine tune his offense? What were the past 8 months
for? What about the years he was here before? Anybody can call runs up the
middle and 7 yard outs. I've always been optimistic about the next game,
but watching the same useless offense we've endured for five+ years has
left me without much hope for this season. I don't even care if BYU wins
or loses, but for three decades their offense was at least fun to watch...we
don't even have that anymore, and I'm beyond frustrated waiting for
Anae and company to figure things out.
Anybody need some tissue or a shoulder to cry on?
The saddest thing about this week is how much I miss Duckhunter. He will be back
though after the Texas loss and he will be salivating for the red and blue game.
BYU will be ready for Utah after their bye week. That game will mean
a ton for both schools, as Utah heads into the meat of their schedule after week
4. Oregon State and BYU in weeks 3 and 4 will be huge for Utah and their season
momentum. Even if BYU gets throttled by Texas, they can regroup.
Beating Utah would turn things around for them and Middle Tennessee follows that
game. From there, USU will be a handful. But moving on sfter that, there are a
slew of winnable games on the so called toughest schedule ever. Wisconsin and
Notre Dame are most likely losses, but the old grey mare ain't what she
used to be with Boise State. Plus Nevada, Houston, and Idaho are wins for a team
with any stability and ability. At this point though, nothing is a given except
Idaho for a BYU team that looks very vulnerable.
Oh the gloom and doom of week one. And I thought this was BYU's
national championship season in the making. Things will get better
this week when worf predicts BYU 42
I watched the 2nd half for the first time last night -thanks BYUTV. Some
mistakes were made but Williams is a great back and I still have hope for Hill
and the Oline. Hill made some nice passes and has a good arm. I wish BYU had
Idaho or Middle Tennesee instead of Texas this week. BYU can beat Texas, just
need a perfect game.
Chris,My honest, heartfelt opinion of your comment on Ausin Collie
(as with all others you've made about him ever since he burned Utah on 4th
and 18 several years ago) was well thought out, displayed an incredibly
knowledgeable position on the subject, oozed with class, was very thought
provoking, and overall was among the best ever made on the Deseret News. It
truly displayed your brilliance and exceptional capacity to comment on this
particular football player.There, that shouldn't trigger the
'personal attack' denial the last 3 comments have.
Y Ask YLOL at your BYU hating fantasy. Anae couldn't care less
how many yards Texas put up last week, because Robert is the OFFENSIVE
coordinator. Stopping Texas's offense is Bronco's concern and
BYU's defense looks to be just as good as last year's defense.
Anae may be experiencing the deer in the headlights stupor. I mean, he probably
lies awake at night repeating "How many yards did Texas put up last
BlueCoug"BYU fans need to lighten up a little and give Anae time
to fine tune his offense."Couldn't agree more. BYU did well
fighting through a lot of adversity on Saturday. IF they can get their offensive
line issues resolved, they still have a chance to be a very good football team.
With a legitimate QB playing behind center, I see much more potential in this
year's offense, than I saw last year.
Last year byu and Utah both had their worst offensive lines ever. This year
byu's line has even less talent. While Utah has there deepest line ever.
After watching the entire game for the first time last night (family reunion on
Saturday provided for numerous disruptions), it was obvious BYU has a lot of
work to do on their offense, but there were some positives, like BYU's
final 92-yard scoring drive.One Jamaal Williams catch instead of a
tipped-pass interception was the difference between a loss and a hard fought
win. Considering this was the first game of the season, with a massive 2-hour
mid-game disruption, a puddle filled field, wet ball, pouring rain, a newly
installed offense, a completely overhauled offensive line, a QB starting only
his 3rd game, and missing their best receiver, BYU's offense still managed
to show sparks of brilliance.BYU fans need to lighten up a little
and give Anae time to fine tune his offense. I expect to see much improvement
Re: SLCWatchYou took the words right out of my mouth. These other
posters apparently think they would be better coaches than the current coaching
staff. Fortunately they don't have a background to be considered or we
might have an even worst season ahead of us. Re: All other
naysayers:We had a bad first game. Many teams do. Over the years
BYU has beaten many nationally ranked teams in their first game. Those teams
adjusted and went on to have very successful winning seasons. I'm happy
that the coaches are shaking things up in practice this week. I'd be much
more concerned if they didn't. I believe the staff will make
effective adjustments and we will see a different team moving the ball on
Saturday. Hopefully last weeks game was an eye opener for the team also and
they will play with new energy this week.Go Cougars!
Oh yeah, and play Brayden Kearsley at Right Guard he's the next best option
at guard, IMO.
To SLCWatch: GREAT comment!!!!
BYU announced before the UVA game that they were taking 11 O line guys. Anybody
know how many played?
It's too bad to hear Ryker Matthews not being healthy. Something seemed
amiss with him last Saturday. I remember thinking after he single-handedly gave
up two sacks that either he has the worst attitude in the world or he's not
trying at all. Turns out he is hurt. Hopefully the shake ups will do something.
I'm not sure all of the best guys on the roster are playing still. Manaaki
Vaitai is a physical presence on the line like Famika Anae was last year. I hope
moving the other guys around makes a difference. I'm not expecting a win by
any means on Saturday, but I'll be encouraged if I see improvement.
I don't know what 72coug12 is doing for a living in casper, WY, but Bronco
might want to consider replacing Anae with him.
Bronco Mendenhall announced today a massive change in staff.He will
stepdown and he fired all the coaches.Tom Holme announced Now coaching
will be a council, committee made up of:Offensive Coordinator: GoodGuyGary
of Houston, TexasOffensive Line Coach: Thriller of St. George, UtahSpecial Teams Coach: LoneStar Runner of SLC, UtahCoaching Coaches: CWEB
of Orem, UtahHead Coach with all the answers: 72Cougar12 of Casper
WyomingFootball Coordinator: HeyBaby of Franklin IndianaChris
B's replacement: Proud Ute.We look forward to a perfect season now.
Bad play calling bad play performance and a coach who can't tell who should
be starting on the offensive line? Wow a perfect recipe for disaster! This was
a total mess. Does Coach Anae know what the heck he's doing? Theres a
huge difference in an up tempo offense and an offense with some rhythm . Going
fast and hard doesn't always yield results. Having rhythm and flow is the
answer. The offense Coach Anae is trying to play here at BYU doest't work.
It works at Oregon because they have a flow and they have a coach who is
certain as to who should be starting on the O-line. What has Robert been doing
since he re-joined the staff? The O-line should have been set long before this.
Subbing O-linemen in and out of the game creates confusion not flow. This guy
needs to get it together NOW not LATER!
We still love the Cougs.However: Ammon Olsen is an awesome passer under
pressure Receivers lacking in catching the ball
Passing accuracy was terrible. Wet balls didn't help. Too
many rush plays. Not enough team speed? Take a break occasionally and settle
things. If it's ain't broke don't fix it. If
it's broke don't wait. We know you've already
recognized all of the above.
Hijack plane from Austin...BYU has a chance versus Texas.
Dear Bronco,1. You fired Anae once...there was a reason. Did Saturday jog
your memory?2. BYU has had no offense since you took over. Its passed
time. (Pun intended)3. You might consider getting a center who can
actually snap the ball4. You might consider getting an offensive line.
Perhaps you noticed at Virginia, you don't have one.5. You might
consider getting a quarterback. 13-40 Yikes! Yes you said there were some
dropped balls (which only proves you have no receivers w/o Hoffman) but of the
13 catches 3 or 4 were well behind the receiver and but for those receivers TH
would have been 9-40. And of the remaining 9 most of them were behind the line
of scrimmage.GET A QUARTERBACK. No one wants 4 more years of Riley
ball.6. You might consider a special teams practice. They stunk it up.8. If your offense plays the rest of the season like they did Saturday you
will be lucky to go 4-8. You won't lose a bowl game cause you won't be
Anae's pride and stubbornness will be his offense's undoing.
"Nothing is going to change." This rush-rush plan will be hurtful to the
entire offense, as was Riley Nelson. Going to be a long year folks. I am happy
I didn't spend hard earned money on tickets this year. I'll be
watching from home--cheering and hoping for the player's sake. We have the players, we have the talent, unfortunately, we don't have the
talent in leadership on offense to match the fantastic defense. I HOPE I have
to eat my words. But I'm afraid I'm going to be very hungry. The offensive line was not the problem at Virginia. The crazy tempo,
the lack of time to think about what was going on during a play. What I would
give to have LaVell back at the helm...calm, collected, no gimmicks, no
shenanigans--just football. Tough players, tough play, tough coaches. Get in a
players face when he misses a catch, misses a tackle, no more pat on the
backside, "oh, you tried." No Bronco blabbing "Best in
the Nation". News Bronco, we are not close to the best anywhere!
Most glaring weakness versus Virginia was Offensive Line.2nd most
glaring weakness was Special Teams.Fix those and BYU has a chance
Yikes, you spend all spring and summer evaluating guys and getting them into
their best positions on the line and then in the 2nd week of the season, you
switch it all up. I'm not sure that's the way to do it.
Here is what Anae should do on top of the moves:1) Move himself up to the
booth.2) Make smarter play calls.Let's beat Texas!