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BYU football: First-year junior college transfers making a big impact for Cougars

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  • true blue from tx Mckinney, TX
    Nov. 1, 2013 7:24 p.m.

    I was there in 1965. Coach Hutspeth did recruit some marines from
    California. I heard him say that we may not win a lot of games, but you are going to hear some leather popping, and that we did. That was the first year that BYU won the district championship. Some of the "marines" joined the church and two or three of them became bishops.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 31, 2013 9:07 p.m.

    How are the other two JC linemen?

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Oct. 31, 2013 7:50 p.m.

    Not only these JC transfers, but I'm amazed at how many of our players transferred from other colleges - Hill, Unga, Badger, Fabuluge, Frey, Reilly, Stewart, Wadsworth and there may be a couple more that I'm missing.

    BYU must be near the top of the list of colleges benefiting from transfers.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Oct. 31, 2013 6:34 p.m.

    This story reminds me of 1965. The Cougars needed help and the US Marines were dropping their football team (at least that's how I remember the story) and 3, including Phil Odle who held the pass receiving record for many years, enrolled at BYU. All three made a major impact for the Cougars from the first game. It was a great story at the time. That was the year that the Cougars had to call in the Marines for help.

  • Cleanliness Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 31, 2013 5:57 p.m.

    Glad that these guys have been able to make significant contributions.