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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 19 2014 5:50 p.m. MDT

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ManInTheMiddle
SANDY, UT

He's the best player on the team - can't wait to see him play....

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I'll bet he can't wait to get out there against UNLV, Tennessee Community College, Savannah State in the rivalry game on Senior Day, UConn, and the team that only won one Division I game last year - Virginia.

Taysom4Heisman
Heber City, UT

Bronson is such an awesome player and person. I've met him a few times and he is so down to earth and kind. He is fun to be around and seems to truly care about each of the thousands of fans that come up to him asking for an autograph. I've been really impressed every time I talk to him.

I hope Alani gets drafted this year and then Bronson either this or next year. I think both have a great shot.

Also, while it's a little early to say this, I think Troy Hinds and Fred Warner have excellent NFL chances as well. BYU really has the potential to turn this into a pass-rushing factory to the NFL. It all started with Ziggy and Kyle. Hopefully we will see it continue!

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

I know Bronson is looking forward to ANOTHER bowl game this year. Also, Bronson enjoys winning seasons instead of strength of schedule certificates.

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

"I'll bet he can't wait to get out there against UNLV, Tennessee Community College, Savannah State in the rivalry game on Senior Day, UConn, and the team that only won one Division I game last year - Virginia."

Actually, Chris, be happy that he won't get to "bust up" any of your current Utes...unless some of them happen to make it to the NFL eventually.

Brio
Alpine, UT

Poor Chris B. Your envy of BYU's more realistic schedule (compared to Utah's) continues to evidence itself... even to the point of having to bring up past season upsets... games that have absolutely nothing to do with the current situation, which is this season's games.

I have admit, you spend a lot more time studying BYU's schedule than I do Utah's. As a BYU fan, Utah's schedule matters very little to me. But ironically, I've never seen the fans of one team become so obsessed with the schedule of another team as many online Ute fans seem to be about BYU's schedule. Quite humorous in one way, and true acknowledgement to BYU in another.

Since your acumen on college football scheduling seems to be a bit lacking, let me remind you that almost all teams have warmup type games in the first part of their seasons and breather games in the latter part. it's a common and understandable practice... at least to most fans.

By the way... isn't Utah's next game against Idaho State??

Copacetic
Logan, UT

@ Chris B:

From the list of our bottom part of the season games you mentioned, please keep in mind that one of them had to be added because Utah reneged on their contract with BYU for their game this season.

Utah's AD took a long, hard look at how fortunate Utah had been in their recent games against BYU and also noticed the number of returners coming back for BYU this season. He also took into account the direction both teams have been going. He then made a very smart move in breaking Utah's contract with BYU in order to save face and avoid the embarrassment Utah would've most likely encountered. He apparently has more football savvy than many of Utah's online fans.

Anyway, please realize that Utah is directly responsible for one of those sure-thing games you mentioned in a critical way on BYU's schedule. As such, you should somewhat back-off on the criticism and sarcasm. In return, it will fun for BYU fans to see which team is higher nationally ranked at the end of the season. As such, you'd better get in your humorous salvos now.

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

Brio,

"Since your acumen on college football scheduling seems to be a bit lacking, let me remind you that almost all teams have warmup type games in the first part of their seasons and breather games in the latter part. it's a common and understandable practice... at least to most fans."

This is absolutely true. Take ASU for example. ASU plays Weber St. to open play. Later in the season, ASU runs the gauntlet playing UCLA, USC, Stanford, and Washington consecutively. Then we get our reprieve on November 1st before playing Notre Dame and finishing off the rest of PAC-12 play. Since I don't expect BYU fans to know ASU's or Utah's schedule as much as ute fans know BYU's schedule, ASU plays Utah on November 1st. ASU's win since 1978.

Brio
Alpine, UT

@ CougarSunDevil:

ASU does have an impressive and noteworthy schedule this season. Hopefully, they will be able to demonstrate to Utah how to handle that kind of schedule and get some impressive wins along the way.

It's doubtful that ASU fans, unlike many Ute fans, are already making excuses for anticipated losses due to the strength of their schedule. Excuse-givers never merit respect.
If Utah fans are going to brag about their PAC12 membership, they need to learn to accept the schedules that come along with it, and without excuses... nor being critical of other programs' schedules, which is classless. Not all things are fully controllable by others.

Good luck to both BYU and ASU this football season.

swizzy18
Salt Lake City, UT

Linebacker mentality at byu: look awesome destroying small and weak opponents that no one else wants to play and with no one but die-hard zoobies watching, then go to the local junior high and beat up on 13-year-old kids to feel even more awesome! Then wake up the next morning with the awful realization that no linebacker currently at byu will graduate with ever having beaten Utah

CougarSunDevil
Phoenix, AZ

Brio,

Nope, we ASU fans are NOT making any excuses about losses. Last year's beat down we received by the hand of Stanford (twice) was tough to swallow and then the subsequent loss to Texas Tech...No excuses. We lost. We don't care that we play tough opponents, we expect to win. We don't want a strength of schedule trophy or certificate. We want a bowl game and a New Years Day/Playoff game every year, but we do it playing PAC-12 competition (unlike Utah in 2008 & 2004).

All that aside, I wish BYU (including their players) the best of luck this year. I truly hope this year is a special season for them. I also hope ASU is able to repeat as south champions. The real hurdles in the south are USC and UCLA. Colorado, Utah, and UofA should be wins, although I recognize that the UofA game is a rivalry game and could go any direction.

Can't wait for the ASU/BYU series! Hope it comes often!

Eddie
Syracuse, UT

I love our Independence and playing throughout the Country and having a great ESPN contract to see so many games and then when it comes to "bowl" time, getting to watch and cheer for "our" team. I also love watching so many of our players being so closely watched by the National media for personal achievements and awards. Total relevancy vs getting beat practically every week and being the doormat of any conference.

Can't wait for the wins to pile up and the awards to start coming in. I love the hardware and awards coming in to BYU.

Go Bronson and Go Cougs. !

Old But Not Stupid
Moorpark, CA

swizzy18

"Then wake up the next morning with the awful realization that no linebacker currently at byu will graduate with ever having beaten Utah."

Yeah, it has already been pointed out the the Ute AD cancelled this year's game (out of fear?), thus setting up the scenario you presented.

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