Every year there is so much hype that really gets me excited and then I am
somewhat disappointed. This year does feel a little different. Even Mendenhall
himself has said things that he normally would not say. I am cautiously excited
Preseason hype is crazy high, seems like every team will be ranked in the top
ten. I am excited for the season to begin and if BYU (Taysom, Jamaal, Jordan,
etc.) lives up to half the hype, it will be a great season.Glad to
have you Jordan, and best of luck this season.Go Cougars!
If the O-line is better as pass blocking and Taysom's passing has improved,
this will be a fun team to watch.
It sounds like so far the OL isn't quite where it needs to be but Taysom is
pulling the trigger on his passes so much quicker so the pass protection
isn't an issue. Hopefully the OL has time to gel together and coaches can
find the best pieces and get them into place. The WR and QB groups are way ahead
of everyone else after 2 days. NO doubt they've been working hard this
We need to remember this guy is a legit receiver. His D1 highlights are very
good. We might have a legit down field receiver. Hype for this guy is expected.
Confident optimism here. Lots of bad things can happen in sports, but I'm
liking what I'm reading. I'm confident that this team will be much
better than last year's team.Just win.
Hey BlueHusky,I've been noticing a lot of posters using the
phrase "just win" I like it. I think it should be BYU's unofficial
motto this year. With JL et al and a lot of improvement (and a weaker schedule),
I think BYU could have a very good year this year. Here's hoping!Just win!
I don't know why I read these preseason articles. Of course everything is
looking great in the preseason. Of course everyone appears ready to play and
everyone's experience and/or talent is impressive. It would be refreshing
(and darn funny) to read an article where someone expressed pessimism about the
upcoming season and doubt that they had the talent to compete. Meaning, corner
one of the more candid Ute players, maybe ply him with some sort of refreshment,
and interview him.
How about some insight into the comment about every JC player isn't a D-1
player. Is the coach taking a shot at someone?
It's no secret Bronco holds the defense back in fall camp to avoid
injuries. That's why BYU has struggled in it's first 3 games each
year under Bronco. You won't have a real sense of their abilities until
the first game.
SlopJ30: If you read other articles/blogs on the first couple days of Fall camp,
coaches have said that (as usual for a team) the O-line and the CBs are lagging
substantially. It takes at least 1 1/2 weeks more time for these 2 positions to
gel. Taysom is throwing a lot of deep balls and otherwise go routes for that
reason. Just under a dozen TDs so far in Fall.General: I saw that
here and in the video after practice. Hopefully it wasn't a mean shot at
Kurtz or anyone in particular. Maybe it was a general statement about D1
experience vs no D1 experience, when both have talent that can't be taught.
D1 experience wins.Go BYU.
One of the things I am the most excited for is the space that these receivers
are going to open up in the middle of the field. I would not be surprised to see
Leslie in the slot running some type of underneath patter against a linebacker.
This will also open up the TE and H-Back. BYU now has multiple problems for
defenses to try to stop and if they focus on one then BYU will just switch to
what is working. The key is Taysom... if he make quick decisions then
BYU's offense will be very hard to stop.Looking forward to this
season! I agree with everyone else "Just Win" should be the teams
I also noted the comment about JC guys vs D-1 players. Coach Halliday and I have
a mutual friend and that friend tells me he is a tough guy that likes to
challenge his players. With that in mind, I'd say the comment was a general
statement about experience, but also a direct challenge to the JC guys to prove
BlueNtheFace, I have no doubt you're right, but then that's just more
cliche. I don't know which is less interesting; the inaccuracy, shrill tone
and irrational opinions you find on blogs and message boards, or the dull
"this stuff writes itself" articles in the "real" papers. I
guess I'm just growing less tolerant for blather in my middle age. Just
play the games already.
We are undefeated so far and none of our big boy brothers have won us so we are
way good.Go Utes!
In the Saturday practice this #9, beat the defensive #7 to like two TD's.
Very good day of practice for Jordan; not so much for the Cornerbacks.
My biggest concerns are in the passing game. If Hill can get through his reads
faster, and the line can give him more time, I will enjoy this season a little
more. Our away schedule isn't horrible, and should give us a chance at a
few quality opponents. Wish I could say the same for the home games.
Leslie has big shoes to fill with the absence of Cody Hoffman. If he has legs,
hands, and can run routes, hey! I'm in!Go Cougars!
Regarding the junior college comment, I think there have been some slights
directed at Jordan Leslie. May have just been an attempt to even the attention