Re: Down under - Salt Lake City, UT. Sorry, but no hater's bandwagon for
me. I'm a big fan, supporter of Cougs Football, including attending home
games each year. But the DN feeds us the same thing every 2-3 years about how
the TE position is going to be so much stronger. I'm "guessing"
they're getting their info. from the coaches. I do recall Detmer in one of
his first press conferences indicating the TE was going to be brought back to
the glory days of BYU football. Again, last year, the TE's were MIA.
That's all I'm saying. I'm a BIG fan of the coaches, including
Detmer. Just curious where DN sportswriters get their info. from.
This coaching staff, Detmer in particular but Sitake and others, are better than
most of the blogosphere has a clue about. I had a lot of "expert"
opinions myself about the way last year was run , but I'm learning to just
shut up and learn. What's coming? I can see a lot of direction forming, but
am also certain that I will continue to be pleasantly surprised by ultimate
results. Much different than what the Mendenhall era had become; seemingly stale
and topped out. There are new horizons out there now, and they're being
striven for. Make it happen, Cougars!!!!
"I guess you can just jump on the haters bandwagon. It is kind of full but I
am sure there is room for one more as it comes stumbling down from the
hill."It's always being remade and renovated to cover for
its increasing population. It too kills me when people bury a coach for
no reason other than to fill their egotistical unreal expectations.
Motekiai Langi is listed in the 2017 BYU Cougars football team roster, among the
returned missionaries, with the following info:DL Height:
6'7" Weight: 410 Freshman
So cal,Give the coaches a chance. They only have one year under their
belt. If the coaching staff says they want to make the TE a bigger part of
their offense what makes you an such expert on the TE position at BYU to say
that they won't. Good grief, show a little faith in what the coaches are
saying and the direction they are going.I guess you can just jump on the
haters bandwagon. It is kind of full but I am sure there is room for one more
as it comes stumbling down from the hill.
Laulu-Pututau will need to get a couple games under his belt. Once he has seen
live bullets, against defenders in other color uniforms, he'll adjust just
fine. That's not a knock on the guys he will go against in practice.
There is a lot of talent on BYUs D-line and Linebackers. It's just never
the same as going against talent that is trying to beat you on game day, instead
of trying to get better in practice.
If the Langi kid returned late January he is probably not enrolled in school as
it begins in early January. He can't be in camp if he is not enrolled I
would say look for him in fall camp.
Bought my BYU/Utah tickets last evening. Paid a premium for good seats. Cant
wait for the football season to begin! BYU fans are waiting in mass to get
behind Mangum and this group of talented kids. Sitaki /Detmer have done a great
job changing the mentality of the team. Everyone I know close to the program can
feel the positive changes. Great job to the coaching staff...
You gotta be kidding me. Fool me once, DN, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on
me. This reaks of "Bash Brothers" (2015) revisited. I'm safe in
saying "I'll believe it when I see it." The tight end positon
continues to be MIA in the Coug's offensive scheme.
I sure like the direction BYU is headed. The coaching staff seems to be dialed
in on what it will take to win. Detmer is not only a class-act as a person and
a fantastic OC. His experience in the NFL and in reading defenses will start to
show this year as he calls plays.This could be an exciting season.
Looking ahead I see a 10-2 season barring any key injuries.
@water rocketAre you sure they aren't using him? I swear that
I've heard both Tuiaki and Detmer talk about where they want to put him
during spring ball.
Just wondering why Cahoon was asked to leave by Bronco. What does Sitake see
in Cahoon that Bronco didn't.
I must post a correction to my earlier comment about the BYU commit and returned
missionary Langi. I posted that he was from Samoa. That is incorrect, he is
from Tonga. His name is Motekiai Langi. I would like to know why he can't
be with BYU this fall. Since he was close to a 4.0 student in high school, and
has a spotless moral character, and returned from his mission to Arizona in late
January, I don't understand why he won't be available for fall camp.
Can a sports writer please explain this for me?
I like the attitudes of the coaches. They are actually looking at the talent
they have and trying to find ways to utilize that talent. In the past, it
seemed like the players were being required to transform themselves to fit what
the coaches wanted. Plus, the new coaching staff and players are actually seem
to be having more fun and working together. Last year BYU's
loses came early in the season, when they were still learning the new offense.
This year, I am confident they will get off to a better start. Wouldn't it
be something if they beat LSU? The passing game is a great equalizer, where
speed and execution beat size and brute strength. Speaking of brute
strength, why is the Langi kid from Samoa not being used? He returned from his
mission in January, and at over 400 pounds, he could sure help on either line.
I hope the TE comes back strong in BYU's offense. BYU's been able to
produce some awesome TE's in the past, so lets keep em coming.Just a thought, Kalen Hall looked awesome out there last year. If he
isn't the starter at RB, how about as a slot receiver. All I
know is he we need to get him more touches!