@BlueCoug, I agree with your observation. This year could set up a serious run
at a playoff game the following year. Looking at the Cougars schedule 11-1 or
10-2 should be a gimme this year. Not really wanting to agree with the
naysayers, but the Cougs are going to have to strengthen their schedule
dramatically to even get a whiff of any shot at a national championship playoff
game. Not a real Ute fan, but even the most die hard BYU fan would have to agree
the Ute schedule is better suited for a shot at a national championship.
cmsense - for a minute there I thought you were talking Crimson
"Tide"...Yeah, it's the tight end, but not sure why they call them
that unless they are supposed to play tight to the tackle on the line and do a
lot of blocking there to protect the QB or runners. Maybe receiving was only a
secondary utility - but we've sure had some great ones, and I, like you,
would like to see them become more of a target with the other receivers. Often
they're not the primary receiver, but can sneak over the middle and make a
good play now and then. BYU can't let that position deteriorate, eh?
How much do we love our football teams. Enough that we are reading about the up
and coming year about six months in advance. I not sure I like my
own kids that much.
I hope they can get the tide end more involved again. It used to be such a
tradition at BYU and we were able to find athletes that played that position
well. The defense has been a strength the past couple years. As I'm sure
the coaches know, better play from the offensive line would help a ton!
BYU's 2014 schedule isn't strong enough to challenge for a playoff
berth, but just like 1983 set up 1984, an undefeated or one-loss season in 2014
could set the stage for a run at the playoffs in 2015, Taysom Hill's senior
Chris B.Your team has back to back 5-7 records and has switched
offensive coordinators in the last 5 years more times than Taylor Swift has
switched boyfriends. I would be more concerned about the future of your own
team before mocking BYU's schedule. Heck, your team doesn't even have
the rivalry game to hang their hats on anymore. Oh well, enjoy your games on
the Pac 12 network.
@Mildred in Fillmore, You do have a good chance of winning most if not all of
your games, but the playoff will still be determined by strength of schedule,
which is one thing BYU lacks this year. If you do go undefeated, we can have a
cupcake party at my house. ;-)
Mildred,Even if byu went on a quest(LOL they wont) their schedule is
as bad as Utah's basketball schedule this past year.Total power
conference teams: 3Virginia(dead last in ACC, only beat 1 division 1
team all of last year) And it was byuTexas(good)Cal(dead last in
pac 12)I don't know whether to laugh harder that's the
best powerhouse byu and ESPN(with as much as they love byu right?) could put
together or at the idea of byu going undefeated.Two years ago we
personally ended byu's "quest"Last year Virginia beat
us to it.LOL
Yep, Mildred, I'm sure Utah will be there. Thanks for your optimism.
I'm sure playing in the PAC 10+2 will help the Utes get there.
I think we have an excellent shot at going undefeated and being included in the
4 team playoff.