Kind of amazing to me that BYU coaches can deal with missions. Opponents
complain about BYU's age and experience factor, but these guys aren't
working out on some secret hoops or football training school, a la sniper school
or something.They're pounding the pavement, learning a new
language (Russian, Swahili, Tagalog, ...), eating weird stuff, getting diarrhea
or worse.Hats off to them and to the BYU coaches. Other coaches
complain, but how many would let their players spend two years in the Peace
Corps or equivalent? That's easy: none would.I didn't
graduate from BYU, but I've gained a lot of respect over the last 20 years.
Here's to you, BYU. I'm impressed.
Since many of them are very likely to play in multiple NCAA tournaments,
I'm glad to see them getting their feet planted on solid ground.But, Lovely Desert, it did occur to me that speaking Russian or Italian may
benefit them later in life.
Since very few of them will go Professional and the ones that do won't be
there very long I am happy to see they are investing in a real future by serving
Can't wait until they are all back...Big MAC will once again be filled time
and time again...What a special group of young men that own far more than their