Sounds like the team and coaches are getting a tad bored already. Is it time to
catch the flight to Connecticut yet?
No one suspended today??? One gets the feeling another shoe will drop soon.
If Bronco is still coach, don't hold your breath for a good season. His
in-game management and the team's lack of preparedness for key games says
volumes. He might give an awesome fireside, but more dedication to the job is
needed for the Cougars to succeed. Major college football coaching isn't a
A former BYU wide-receiver great told me, after losing to a top-5 team. "Our
first team is as talented as theirs, but when our firsts go out, there's a
drop. Their team was three deep at nearly every pisition. That's the
difference." If BYU is as deep this year, as has been suggested, this could
I've decided to show unity with the team and have suspend myself from game
one as well. Broke team rules. I guess i'll have to stay home and watch
it on BYUtv.
@Clarke, I think one change this year will be Bronco's move away from an
active role on defense to managing the team as a "chairman." (See
Harmon's recent article.) I've had my questions about Nick Howell, but
in principle, I think the team can improve when the head coach is managing the
team as a whole, with less focus on one half.
@LevinI'm of the same mind. Maybe his focus will help the whole
team. I was a bit surprised in the Harmon article when Bronco talked about
getting irritated when the offense scored in practice. Certainly, you can't
take that too far, but maybe there's a reason the offense has struggled off
and on the last few years. Not completely supported by the HC??
Bronco is taking a page out of LaVell's book, who took a more hands off
approach to managing the team, allowing his field generals to manage the
individual units.I see this as a positive sign that Bronco is
maturing as a head coach.
The coach refuses to talk about player suspensions so some players are going
behind his back and using social network to announce the suspensions and the
reasons for doing so, i.e. earrings. I'm not sure that's the best
example of transitioning to a "hands off approach and becoming a manager of
Good for BYU for holding to their values and suspending players when they break
the code or the law. I wish that the team on the hill had the same commitment
to the law, but alas no suspension for Wilson.
Great news for the o-line. BYU should be a solid team this year and next.
Interesting that one of the pictures was of Harvey Langi, Linebacker.Even though it wasn't really stated, I thought one of his reasons for
transferring had to be about wanting to play running back. Looks like he
actually just wanted to be at BYU, regardless.
Stringer BellBronco deciding to handle discipline internally is the
perfect approach. If a disciplined player decides to announce the details of his
suspension, that's his choice.At least Bronco actually has the
guts to hold his players accountable.
A radio talk show stated that Bronco is scaling back practices. This is what he
did last year before the Virginia game and the Bowl game. Draw your own
conclusion but mine is that they won't be ready for Connecticut.
@pantombladewhittingham cannot afford to hold any of his players
accountable for anything, at least not guys that are going to start or play
major minutes. His job is hanging by a thread so short of a felony I doubt any
punishment of any kind gets handed out to any of his players this year.
I don't see the questions in this article as much cause for concern. Many
local high school teams could play byu's schedule this year and still
finish with 8-9 wins. The only question I have is when, if ever, does byu play a
game worth watching.
Really? Blackmon suspended a game for wearing a earring to practice?Are the going to start suspending those players with tattoos as well?
swizzy18"Many local high school teams could play byu's
schedule this year and still finish with 8-9 wins."More than
half the PAC will finish with at least 8-9 wins. Unfortunately, Utah will not
be one of them.Go Bruins!
Swizzy18, show some intelligence when you say something. Their schedule is a
lot tougher then they ever had in the WAC or Mountain West. In fact there are
several quality teams on the schedule, Texas in Austin, Central Florida, if you
know what your talking about is a very good team, beat a very good Baylor team
in the bowl and have most of their starters back, Houston will be very good this
year, Utah State and Boise are the best Mountain West schools, Virginia will be
better this year. Next years schedule will be a lot tougher but this year is
rated higher then some very good football programs out their. I may agree
it's not the most difficult schedule but I'm so sick of the comments
from Ute fans, if you can't handle your schedule go back to the Mountain
West, quit griping how week other schedules are. Fact is we'll be relevant
at the end of the year the Utes won't.