@taysom4heisman,Why did some of these new guys start instead of
Jordan Johnson. This is your comment from the article "Will byu ccnerback
Jordan Johnson play vs UConn""He'll play. He has
personally said he is eligible. If he wasn't, he would either say "no
comment" or admit to it."I didn't see the game. How
did Jordan play?
@ WiscougarfanBYU fans were saying the same thing after the Texas
game last year....It was a solid win for BYU, but let's not
pretend that UCONN is even a halfway decent team.
It was sad to hear about Jordan Johnson not playing in his hometown. But I
understand why Coach M didn't let him along with other suspended players
travel with the team to the Uconn game. That would look pretty bad for BYU to
have five players who all are suspended, and happen to be African American,
sitting on the sideline. I think we all can agree that it
doesn't do anybody any good to have BYU recruit these type of players and
then suspend them.....
During the game, I did notice Preater and Juergens. The ESPN announcers noticed
them too. I did not notice Lapuaho nor Koroma, and that is a good thing. When
a lineman's name is being called out on the broadcast it's usually
because he just got called for a penalty or allowed his man to get past him. I
didn't even realize that they didn't give up a sack. Part of that is
Taysom's mobility and smart decisions, but the line didn't allow UConn
to make him scramble much. Good job line!One thing I'm sure
Mendenhall and company will be focusing, however, is run blocking. They still
need a lot of work in that area.As for the "susceptible to deep
threats" comments: UConn did connect on a deep one late in the game. At
which point the ESPN commentators remarked that it was the first time
they'd been able to do that all game. BYU defended the deep pass, although
at the expense of a lot of underneath stuff.
Good win, Cougars!
Congratulations to the freshmen and all the Cougars for this big win. Now
it's time to prepare for a real game next week. The first game jitters
will be there for the suspended players. They may not have a pretty first game
like those who did not break the rules had. Lesson learned?
uconn has gone 3-9 and 5-7 twice more recently than it has played in a BCS bowl.
And in the BCS bowl, UConn pretty clearly showed that they didn't belong
in a game like that.
Preator wasn't bad. He was helped out with some poorly thrown balls, but at
the very least he played with confidence and didn't make any big mistakes.
I hope BYU's team is less obnoxious in their expectations than
their fans are, or they will undoubtedly fall prey to several embarrassing games
this year. Never seen people so sure of a hypothetical win over a team
they've yet to beat in nearly half a dozen years. UConn may have made a
BCS Bowl in 2010-11 (which BYU has never done), but we also lost Randy Edsall,
the main reason for that success, and spiraled through 3 years of absolutely
awful coaching since then (think Gary Crowton x 1000). So congrats on beating a
team trying to work itself out of that,
@mordacai"come on be real the cougs beat a bad ucon team"Go look at who the utes beat this week"yall used your
starting qb for the whole game"And we crushed UConn with that
QB. What's your point?"your special teams blow"True"your d is suspect to deep threats"When did UConn beat us deep? They had a couple plays of about 20 yards, but
that happens in every football game. Considering we had our backup corners in
(which include a freshman and a converted wideout), and didn't allow deep
plays, I would say we aren't suspect at all."you really
dont have a great lb corp"Bronson was virtually unblockable. He
had two sacks and multiple hurries. All the other plays he was either
double-teamed or they threw it quickly. Our inside backers had a bunch of
tackles and our outside backers put constant pressure on the QB.Maybe you were watching last year's Virginia game. Because your comments
aren't very accurate for the game that happened tonight.
"Wow whisc , bwahahah dude tds couldnt beat us last year what makes you
think this year is any diff "Yeah, Wiscougarfan, didn't you
know that since the Utes won last year, there is a 0% percent chance of BYU ever
winning again against Utah? Studies have shown that the team who most recently
will win the next game. Always.
I agree with ute alumni. If BYU can beat UCONN--a team that recently played in
a BCS bowl--and not play five starters including the star running back, get
called for 14 penalties, and still blow them out... just imagine what they would
do to the Utes. It wouldn't be pretty.
Hope the 5 players left at home realize they are replaceable, playing is a
privilege not to taken for granted. BYU's depth saved them, though the
penalties, so many of them, were embarrassing. The freshmen who played got
valuable experience. Glad they got the win.
What happen to Trammel, and Trey Dye?
It is good utah isn't playing the cougs this year. Itwould not be a pretty
sight. Mark it down.