@thomas jefferson"BYU currently has a better football and
basketball program than Utah."Say what?? Did you not watch the
basketball game last week? I believe Utah put a sound beating on your Cougars.
And a few months ago Utah's football team beat BYU for the 4th straight
year, giving them 5 of the last 6, 9 of the last 12, and overall 57-34-4.Part of the reason why your teams continue to get beaten by quality
programs like Utah's is that your coaches and even players are in
self-denial, much like your claim. If you could admit that it is your team that
is inferior to Utah's, then maybe you guys could start taking the steps to
becoming a program that could compete with the better programs in the country.
Until you do this, you guys will only be good, but never great.
"DRayRoy, UTI noticed top 25 teams losing to unranked teams, and
sportscasters saying everyone has a game like this, where they are just flat and
unproductive, so perhaps that is all this BYU/Utah game was."byu
was in the top 25 last Saturday night? How many of those "top 25 teams
losing to unranked teams" got absolutely brutally curb-stomped like byu did
by The U?
I noticed top 25 teams losing to unranked teams, and sportscasters saying
everyone has a game like this, where they are just flat and unproductive, so
perhaps that is all this BYU/Utah game was.
I came here hoping to read comments from some BYU fans, but found only
fair-weather observers. Obviously a perfect season would get a lot of people
going, but those of us who truly support BYU as our school are going to get up
for every, whether we expect to win or no. Although a different sport, I clearly
recall taking my seat with a buddy to watch the Cougars take on Miami on
Septerber 8, 1990 in (then) Cougar Stadium. The weather was perfect, so I said:
"Great day to watch a football game, even though we don't stand a
snowball's chance in hell of winning."Obviously, in that
case I was richly rewarded for attending, but the point is, when the team is
down is when it needs our support more than ever.
Sounds like Harmon and his little cougar buddies are still a little sore from
last Saturdays spanking at the hands of the Utes. Harmon takes a jab at a
schedule that keeps the Utes at home against lesser competition and collecting
wins. But isn't that what the BYU football team is doing year in and year
out? Play nobody's at home for a win and then losing to BCS auto qualifying
teams on the road? Yes, I know your team beat Texas as your marquee win, but
lost to Virginia, Utah, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame on the road. Looks like Rose
is taking the same tac with his basketball team. Looks like BYU basketball will
lose between eight and thirteen games this year.
Don't worry byu fans, you'll be talking Sweet 16...again, once you get
into conference play. I respect Dave Rose and his program, but you fans are
After the nightmare at Utah, all I want and hope for is a shocking surprise
against the Ducks! Then again, like a couple of previous posters said, all my
excitement and sense of optimism has been flushed out with their performance at
the HC. Even so, I wish them well at Oregon!Go Cougars!
Yeah I'm one who just lost a lot of confidence in our team against Utah, of
ALL the teams on our schedule - but also the coaches, who don't seem to be
able to get these guys to make foul shots and be able to settle down in a game
and come back before they get inundated by that opponent. I think we've
believed our own hype too, showing that Haws and others just aren't
consistent, and can't bring us back consistently against tough teams. I
still wish them well, but I too have lost some wind in my Cougar sails and a
desire to even watch these guys right now. But Utah? We had to lose to Utah?
Thomas Jefferson: You wrote: "Play with Passion, something BYU coaches donot
teach! It's the system, or this or that . Sports are about channeling
energy and passion, use it. Coach Whitt does 2-3 time a year". Coach Whitt
does it ONLY 2-3 times a year? Maybe he ought to be teaching it all through out
the year. They could be bowl eligible, right?
I cannot wrap my mind around what happened against Utah. All the confidence I
had in this team got flushed with that defeat. I can only imagine what it did to
the players. Not looking forward to Oregon. It could get ugly.
Seriously, does it matter. If they can't get up for and beat their rival,
then what will motivate them to beat Oregon? That loss took the air out of my
sails and just left me indifferent to the Cougs for the time being.