I have to concur with Panama. Get behind the team. Get behind Bronco. Get behind
Bronco has to take action when a player messes up, however trivial. The players
sign that they will do certain things - when they fail to do one or more of
those things, then a suspension is in order. If not, there would not be order on
the team, which would suffer because of it.Bronco has a better win
%, I have read, than Lavell had. He has also had a few wins against great teams,
as did Lavell. BYU seems to always have a slow start, but get better and better
as the year progresses. Football is only part of life, and after
football, life gets harder. Bronco is preparing these players for life, not the
NFL, or a NC. He is a leader of men, and a great one.Let's get
behind the team, the coaches, and the school.
I think there may be lack of focus by the team. Reason? Don't know. It's the job of leaders to get people on board to see and adopt the
vision.Right now I think they may be going through the motions but
are not into the game(s).An attitude adjustment may be in order, at
what ever level is appropriate.
@NoodlekaboodleI'd bet it comes out he missed class, or practice or
some other mandatory meeting. Especially considering he's only suspended
for one game.----------Could be but then again Johnny
Autograph was suspended for half a game for violating a NCAA bylaw.Hope Hoffman learns from his mistake and comes back soon. Good luck kid.
Okay Crimson Club, enough is enough, stop snitching!Is Jeff Benedict
writing another article next week?
If BYU loses tonight will Bronco suspend himself for at least one game including
Anae? Let's hope so because so far this offense is offensive to watch. The
Texas game was an anomaly.
I wasn't planning on watching the game, anyways, but this just solidifies
my decision. If BYU can't get it's act together soon, with regards to
suspensions or playing, they might as well kiss their recruiting chances
good-bye. BYU is tough enough to get into, let alone needing to be a a stellar
athlete. It's going to be tough to have a nationally ranked team if they
keep going in the direction that they are.
I think someone should suspend Bronco for the horrible coaching and losses!
Boise State, Notre Dame, Boise State, Utah, Utah, Utah, Utah...Boise
State...Utah, Utah, Utah. Where is the fairness? Suspend yourself
for your mess-ups! Suspend yourself for hiring a group of great
coaches, then turning around and firing them all...maybe Bronco should have to
reapply for his position every year, as do the players. I loved
when LaVell...on a radio call in show said, "I never fired any of my
assistant coaches." That was a class program under LaVell. And he won
doing it. Maybe the wrong people on the team are being suspended.
Get up and dust yourself off, young man. Your team may not be that great, but
have some dignity, fix your issues and make a good go of the rest of this year.
There appears to be a lack of institutional control....
@NoodlekaboodleI agree that there appears to be some obvious
differences in the severity of violations. However, the point I was trying to
make is these stories are becoming less inspiring. Stories like this are
beginning to reflect a lack of discipline on the part of the players and the
football program. It's unfortunate two star BYU Football players can't
be role models for following rules right now. I respect Mendenhall for enforcing
the rules, but I'd appreciate an inspiring story or three about a player
who keeps the rules.
@PhargoI think the difference we need to note on the Hadley suspension vs
this one is that Hadley was suspended for Honor Code violations, but Hoffman was
suspended for violating team rules. I'd bet it comes out he missed class,
or practice or some other mandatory meeting. Especially considering he's
only suspended for one game. I don't think there is any Honor Code
violation BYU considers so minor that they would only suspend someone for one
game if they broke it.
I think Coach Mendenhall should take a cue from the high school coach who
suspended the entire team. maybe they need to work on their conduct off the
field and earn their spot back on the team. Remember Austin Collie sad when you
are living right off the field good things happen on the field. If you say stuff
like that the only conclusion one can make is that obviously someone on the BYU
football team is not living right off the field because good things are not
happening in the field!!
Oh my heck, this is so frustrating. Don't these players realize some of
us wish we could play BYU football and these players take it for granted.
Wishing luck to Hoffman. Glad it's just one game. Hate to see great
players sit during game time.
What's going on with BYU Football? Is it possible that KVN's touching
story, followed by a SI-featured story of Spencer Hadley's
"redemption" may have unwittingly set off some unexpected consequences?
Are we going to get another story about how Cody Hoffman messed up and then
touched hearts with his repentance? What's coming next week? Look, Van Noy
was a high school senior making mistakes. Hadley is a returned LDS missionary
busted partying in Las Vegas. I'm not sure I want to hear some glowing
story about Hoffman's mess up and turn around. Repentance is real, but do
we really need to keep telling the repentance stories of BYU Football players?
Hoffman an Hadley both have nfl aspirations. Suspensions do not look
good to GM's.
All these suspended people. I guess that it is only two people, but still.
Let's just hope that KVN can keep his head on straight.
Well, I am sure Bronco has his reasons.
Darn, he is our real offensive threat. With Williams out, Hoffman out, and a QB
that can't throw, we might be in trouble for this game too. Thank goodness
our defense is good. Let's go Cougars!!!
That's not fair.
Crud.Like in the Hadley situation, it's better to hold the
players accountable instead of looking the other way, but the timing stinks. At
least we're not playing Notre Dame.Go Cougars!
What is going on at BYU? This is so sad. They have to get serious, every
player. I'm hopeful that he'll get his head back in the game.