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Published: Sunday, July 27 2014 4:20 p.m. MDT

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J Poll
Gilford, NH

We are looking forward to the UCONN opener too. We got our tix and we aren't as close s the Johnson's (we will drive 2 hours), but we are stoked to see our Cougs. I haven't been to a game since I moved to New Hampshire.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Love it when players come back from bad injuries. Hope he has a great season.

Blue Collar
Huntington, UT

Jordon, best of luck on your senior year! so glad to have you back.

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Good luck to the young man for a great come back season.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

It wasn't too long ago that an ACL tear was a career ender. Sounds like a great job by BYU's sports med. team.

Good luck to Mr. Johnson this season.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Good morning, Ute fans! Pleasure to have you on board this morning. Appreciate the graciousness toward a man who has obviously been through the ringer and is trying to come out on top.

SaltyDog
Rexburg, ID

i'm excited to see Johnson and Trammel back from their knee injuries, could be a really good secondary

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

He's not going to have too many chances to prove himself this year, with byu's schedule being among the worst in the entire nation. But coming back from a bad injury, he's probably just happen to be playing anyone This is an attitude they're going to have to have in Provo.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Lifelong Ute

"He's not going to have too many chances to prove himself this year, with byu's schedule being among the worst in the entire nation."

You're kidding right? Do you have to play teams like Texas and Boise State every week to be able to "prove yourself"? BYU's SOS is lower than average this season but we're still playing five teams that have played in BCS bowls more recently than Utah. Also, did none of the 2004 or 2008 Utes get a chance to "prove themeselves"? I think they did alright, they played in significant bowls, many got drafted, and all while playing a "schedule among the worst in the entire nation."

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

@Wiscougarfan,

BYU's SOS was recently ranked 98 in the nation, of 120 teams that play division I football.
When Utah went undefeated in 2004 an 2008 our strength of schedule was top 50 both years.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

RE: Lifelong Ute

"BYU's SOS was recently ranked 98 in the nation, of 120 teams that play division I football.
When Utah went undefeated in 2004 an 2008 our strength of schedule was top 50 both years."

According to who? When I googled SOS for Utah's 2004/2008 seasons I found #70/80 (Sports reference), #67/56 (Sagarin rankings), #98/76 (College Football Poll). These were the first three search results I found. I could keep digging but why don't you just tell us your sources. I don't doubt that by seasons end (when you can actually determine a SOS) BYU's rank for this season will be among the worst in the entire nation, but that doesn't change a thing about my earlier post.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Injuries are a part of sports.

However, it is so sad to read about/see someone who has worked so hard have to start nearly all over again due to an injury.

Good luck to the young man as he continues with his recovery.

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

Lifelong Ute

"BYU's SOS was recently ranked 98 in the nation..."

First of all, SOS only ranks overall schedule, it doesn't say anything about the strength of individual teams on that schedule.

Second, NOBODY knows exactly how the season is going to play out, so NOBODY could possibly know how strong BYU's schedule will actually be by season's end.

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

Wiscougar,

You asked if none of Utah's players in 2004 or 2008 got a chance to prove themselves after I stated that byu players wont get many chances to prove themselves.

So unless you can show us where Utah's 2004 and 2008 SOS were worse than byu's projected SOS for this year, your comment doesn't really hold up. And even if you could, I clearly said they wont have many chances to prove themselves - never said none.

So can you show us where byu's SOS for this coming year is ranked better than Utah's 2004 or 2008?

DeepBlue
Anaheim, CA

Lifelong Ute

Show me a team on Utah's 2004 schedule that was anywhere close to as good as Texas is projected to be in 2014.

Wiscougarfan
River Falls, WI

Lifelong Ute,

I'm not following your logic. I think the case you're trying to make is that BYU football players will have few chances to prove themselves in 2014 based on BYU's weak SOS.

My counter argument is that SOS alone doesn't shut down opportunities for individual players to prove themselves. My supporting evidence shows that Utah's players from 2004 and 2008 (both years with weak SOS) did indeed have opportunities to prove themselves. Also, BYU is playing several respected teams (five opponents have played in BCS bowls recently).

I can also add that most of BYU's games will be on national television. I can also add that as P5 outsiders BYU will be under even greater scrutiny this season, which should also give players opportunities to prove themselves.

So, why is it again that BYU players will have few opportunities to prove themselves?

Lifelong Ute
Salt Lake City, UT

@Wiscougar,

Utah's SOS for 2004 and 2008 were BOTH better than byu's projected SOS for 2014. Its really not that complicated. So your counter doesn't really hold up when Utah's 2004 and 2008 were BETTER than byu's SOS.

Solomon Levi
Alpine, UT

Lifelong Ute

"Utah's SOS for 2004 and 2008 were BOTH better than BYU's projected SOS for 2014."

And BYU's 2013 schedule was MUCH better than either of Utah's 2004 and 2008 schedules.

So what's your point?

Only at a school where they're no longer capable of qualifying for a bowl would they try to make a big deal out of "projected" SOS's.

JinaYi87
Norman, OK

This whole SOS trumpeting is silly. It is like throwing 500 lbs on the bar in the gym and telling everyone to look how much you have on the bar. Big Whoop. Can you lift that much? Or are you going to throw out your back and be on the couch for the third time in a row come bowl season?

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Lifelong Ute, you are in the bottom of a pit. Put the shovel down. The article is about a courageous athlete, and several of your peers had the decency to pay their respects and save the smack for the 30th Anniversary articles.

Look and learn.

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