First Bronco said the defensive coaches didn't realize the defense would be
on the field as much as they were. Then he said they knew it but they need to
optimize that. He apparently they knew it but didn't realize it would be
such a problem. He says they but shouldn't he mean we, because he is the
defensive coordinator in addition to being head coach. Appears to me that he did
not do his homework. He may have thought the defense could handle the extra time
on the field. Will be interesting to see what happens this year. Maybe with the
offense better this year they will be on the field longer on each offensive
possession. Let's hope so. Go Cougars!
@54-1054 is cute, let us not forget the 70 that Ty smacked on the Utes, I
remember that as if it was yesterday.
LouisD, Don't you think that time on the field (Fatigue) could be one of
those variables that influences the outcome of the defensive stats? It's
one of those subjective, un-measurable variables the influence the outcome. You
can't look at just the stats and make an assert that the defense is worse.
You need to consider the variable components that drive the outcomes. But I would still agree that the 2013 defense was not as good as the 2012
2013 Ute Seniors,Nobody knows how a certain team will do from season to
season that is why they play the games! The teams you listed could have down
years again or go undefeated or something in between and the same could be said
for Utah's schedule this coming year!!! Idaho State might even pull a SW
Baptist and knock off the Utes at home!!! The Utes had a much better record in
basketball this year but against a very weak OOC schedule!!! At least we BYU
fans are willing to accept Utah as a rival!!! The two schools are cut from the
same bolt of cloth!!! Congrats on beating CU! The PAC12 tourney will be
interesting to watch!!!Go Cougs!!! Rise Up!!!
So the only power conference opponents you play all season are Texas(good),
Cal(dead last in pac 12) and Virginia(dead last in ACC and had ZERO division 1
wins all season other than against byu).That schedule isn't
just bad - its horrible.Its worse than Utah's basketball
schedule is that's for sure.As for scoring more points, you
guys really should implement some sort of go fast go hard offense. Oh, you already did?LOL
I want to see an offense that keeps the defense guessing. will they run it for
10-20 yrds or will they pass it fo 10-20 yards. good offenses do whatever the
defense isn't expecting and that's when you can score, even with less
talent. stack the box, we will throw if for first downs. play back and will be
run it for a first down. guess wrong, and we will score. If you have less
speed/talent, you must have superior play choosing and calling.
Technically, 2012 SEASON: BYU's Defense was on the field for
28.03 Minutes per game in 2012 (364.39 total minutes for the 2012 Season. That
defense gave up only 182 points (14.00/Game) and 3,459 Total Yards (266.08
YPG).Critical Ratios: DPPM = .49946; DYPM = 9.49257 2013
SEASON: BYU's Defense was on the field for 32.13 Minutes per game in 2013
(417.56 total minutes for the 2013 Season. That defense gave up only 263 points
(20.23/Game) and 4,925 Total Yards (378.85 YPG).Critical Ratios: DPPM =
.62985; DYPM = 11.79471 DELTA: BYU played 53.30 more defensive
minutes and less offensive minutes between 2012 and 2013. Had the defense been
AS EFFICIENT as the 2012 Defense, it Would have produced very similar critical
ratios post analysis. However, that was not the case. Critical
Ratio Comparison: DPPM 2013= 26.10619% HIGHER. (+.13039); and DYPM = 24.25202%
HIGHER BYU was considerably less efficient Defensively in 2013 vs
2012 in ways NOT proportionate to more time spent OTF. Bronco's DEFENSE was
just AVERAGE last year and you can't blame the GHGF OFFENSE for that drop
off. STATS DON'T LIE! The DEFENSE was softer in 2013.
Well, one weak team BYU won't play is Utah. They would have done nothing
for BYUs SOS, win or lose.
54-10 is still basking in the programs best win in history…hence his nick
name, of course. And focusing on our "pathetically weak schedule" is
code for the only thing he has to think about for the team on the
hill….not many wins for them, but a good conference schedule….of
losses. He'll soon be crowing about the upside of the "new coach"
that will be installed after a third straight losing season. Cash the check
from the PAC12, you will never have a ranked team again and rarely, if ever,
have a bowl game to look forward to watching….oh well, the Y will keep you
focused on schedule comparisons…this is priceless.
Looking at the 2014 pathetically weak schedule, the offense will appear to be
BYU should improve its efficiency this year with fewer defensive teams on the
schedule this year. I hope we see the tight ends used a bit more for those
short yardage needs. Not using all the tools available really limited what the
team could do once in the red zone.I don't see why BYU
doesn't rotate more 'packages' based on series for defense with
the increased plays. Doing so early (if they have depth) would keep the players
from getting winded.
Yahooooo. Love the info about what's happening with the
football team. Secondary will be stronger with the return of the last years
group and the return of the injured.Let's hope the incoming
recruits and the linebackers we currently have will be able to keep up the
tradition we have established.
“We ran a lot more plays, and it put our defense on the field a lot
more,” Holmoe said. “So both our offensive and defensive staffs are
studying that now, and researching it, and asking, what does it mean? They
didn’t realize our defense was going to be on the field that much more. I
think they knew about it, but they are trying to see how to optimize
that.”Well, I am a fan of "go fast, go hard", but if
your execution and play-calling leads to 3-and-outs then you are hurting
yourself more than you are helping. "Go fast, go hard" is great, as long
as you are scoring points. The goal is to put points on the board as fast as
possible, not to give the other team's offense the ball as fast as