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Published: Monday, Sept. 1 2014 10:15 p.m. MDT

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Frisco, TX

Have the Cougs ever had two deep at Corners and Safety, where you could feel confident that any of the eight players could get the job done with very little drop off? Johnson is very good, so to get beat out, Davis must be a notch above.

Looking forward to Saturday!

Not Much of a Fan

Can't overstate the importance of the Texas game.

Hank Jr
Draper, UT

The Coug's would be better on defense if they disguised and used the 'bump and run' on occasion. Their corners play back too deep and they suffer the consequences as a result. Try mixing it up so you can confuse the offense. Trust me, it works.

Hayden, ID

"There were some of them (penalties) that actually made me smile.” I love Bronco, he is a great coach and man!

Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

The Cougars sound realistically confident this season, as opposed to past years. I love it!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

I imagine byu's quest will be over this week. Not many teams in the entire nation will be done with their quests for a big time bowl game just 2 weeks into the season, but byu will be

Go Texas!

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Johnny Triumph

When has BYU not sounded confident about any season? They've been poised to make another run at the tile every single year for the past 29 years now.

Bountiful, UT

"There were some of them (penalties) that actually made me smile.” (Bronco)

I can one-up that. There were some penalties called that actually made me laugh. There were penalties called that were a joke, and who doesn't laugh at a good joke. I would take the time to enumerate them, but my crimson brethren would say I was whining, so I'll just laugh instead.

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

Two For Flinching - Johnny clearly says they sound "realistically confident this season" as opposed to prior years - meaning they were overconfident in prior years.

Seriously, you ute "fans" get so bent out of shape that immediately you try and turn against anything a byu fan says, even when that byu fans acknowledges overconfidence by past teams. Take off those red glasses once in a while, ute "fans" Your hatred really prevented you from reading and understanding a very simple comment there pal.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ Sports Are Great

My comment was made in jest, and was not meant as an attack on anybody. Perhaps it's not MY hatred that's preventing me from seeing things the way they are?

Holladay, UT

@Two For Flinching

Your comment confuses me if you are a ute fan. You say BYU comes out every year over-confident. I say the same thing about ute fans. ute fans think they are going to dominate every game every week, and then you come up with excuses why you lose every week.

The Anti Chris
Salt Lake City, UT

So Chris, dare to make a wager on the game? If BYU wins you will stay off all BYU articles for the rest of the year?

If you are that confident that Texas will win then you should take the wager. If not, then you are just using these threads to stir up contention.

Down under
Salt Lake City, UT

There were some penalties that left the impartial ESPN commentators scratching their heads on both sides of the ball. I believe that the refs were just trying to make a name for themselves and get air time on national TV.

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT

Flinchy, Your comment showed you didn't understand what Johnny said. He clearly was making the same comment you did, acknowledging past BYU teams have been overconfident. You comment "in jest" makes no sense if he has already made that point. You incorrectly thought Johnny was saying past BYU teams have not been confident. There are just a lot of Ute "fans" who would argue the comment "the sun is hot" if a BYU fan wrote it, yourself likely included.

Danbury, CT

I imagine utah's quest will be over this week. Not many teams in the entire nation will be done with their quests for a big time bowl game just 2 weeks into the season, but utah will be

Go Fresno State!

Seriously...the poor Utes could actually lose 10 games with this schedule...

Mark it down!

Crestucky, FL

What scares me more than player depth charts are coaching decisions that have no basis in logic, like declining a kickoff penalty with the ball on the 35! (Then muffing the run back AND drawing a 15-yard penalty!) Any coach capable of that misguided decision should scare EVERY Cougar fan in the entire country! Really...what was he thinking!

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

LadyMoon -

I couldn't agree with you more on the bonehead "ball on the 35 debacle" at UConn. Would someone, ANYONE, please explain the logic in that decision??? I wish I could know what was going on inside Bronco's head on that call. Someone please shed some light on this.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

@ RealBlue

I disagree. Only Chris predicts a victory every single week. Most Ute fan predictions I've seen have been 5-7 or 6-6, with the hope Utah climbs to 7-5, which will take an upset or two.

@ Sports Are Great

After re-reading the thread, I admit that you are correct. I misunderstood Jonny's statement.

Idaho Falls, ID

Re: Bronco liking the aggression that resulted in many penalties.

Boneheaded penalties will cost us the game with a team like Texas. I truly hope he is not condoning this kind of stupid, undisciplined behavior by his team.

Sports Are Great
Salt Lake City, UT


I appreciate the honesty. I just think its a sad commentary on people when one's support for either red or blue clouds the mind such that we're unable to read a simple comment and have a rational and logical response. Sadly, your mind worked like this in this instance: "He's a BYU fan, I must argue with him regardless of what he is saying"

I know you're not the only one - but come on man! Is that the best we can do?

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