I agree completely! It is obvious that the reporters are trying to make
something out of nothing. I would like to point out that I watched Tommy
Tuberville of Auburn do an onsides kick against SC while beating SC! Coach
Spurrier didn't cry about him running up the score or about some perceived "lack
of sportsmanship"! He gave the Auburn coach a nod of approval! Auburn got
that onsides kick and went on to score again. Coach Spurrier has also pointed
out that it is the job of the other teams to stop him from scoring, and not his
job when winning. I think Coach Whitt is an excellent coach! I sense that
there is a lot of fear because he took a very wounded team that everybody
practically gave up after the injuries from the first game. I thought the
season was over after the first game because of the injuries! To do what he has
done is simply amazing! I also find a little tweaking the oppononent good
natured! I think the WY coach had a good laugh about it afterwards. He will
use it for motivation next year, though. That makes it fun!
I would write a comment about how juvenile the Ute fans response to the Rock
article is, but then the DN screener only allows attacks on BYU or it's fan
base. The myopia of the screener is so disgustingly evident that one wonders
when someone at the DN with half a brain and any degree of fairness would screen
the screener. It must be amusing for the DN staff to sit and watch whomever this
person is sit in front of their computer eating ding dongs and wiping their
runny nose with the back of their hand. So amusing in fact that they allow it
day after day. I guess that is why I won't post on the stupidity of the yewt
fans response to the number 1 coaching foopah of the year. It is the number one
drama of coaching dumbness in 2007. It is worth writing about because no single
deed has done as much damage to the reputation of the MWC. But, alas, like
everything at yewtville, if it is negative, sweep it under the scarlet rug,
pretend it never happened, and dream you are as classey as the TDS.
Begin by repenting on your punctuation.
If all these individuals calling for the reporters to "let the incident" go
would, say, let it go themselves by stop reading and commenting on these
articles the reporters would. As it stands, we keep reading and keep commenting
so, to borrow a phrase from a popular snack chip, "comment all you want, we'll
write more..." If you really believe they should let this go, then start by
letting it go yourselves. I for one think its funny, and I enjoy reading all the
hot-headed comments that these articles incite.
So if the back and forth nature of the coaches was junior high-ish then what do
you call Bronco's laying of the men on the Cougar turf while they listened to
replays of former Cougar "glory" games? NOW THAT WAS JUVENILLE!
One would think an experienced football writer would draw on an old time coach
to make some philosophy on happenings in a football game. Not an 1840s religious
cult hero. Oh I forgot this is a religious site not football. So sorry about
that I repent.
That's it, Utes, get all riled up over nothing, so you can ride that emotion
into the rivalry game. Without that, it could get ugly, say 27-0. That works
for me, but wouldn't BYU's win be better if you put up your best fight. It
should be a good one, if your team shows up. So get motivated with your
incomprehensible hate and with whatever lies you want to believe about BYU. And
leave no excuses for a tough loss on the 24th. It's amusing how a
group can perpetuate perceived slights to get so hyped up. But if that's what
it takes to get your best game out of you, so be it. Here, I'll help you (just
for kicks)--You're nothing! I guarantee we win! We're so much better than you on
and off the field. Is that about right?Oh, one thing, don't tell
your Utes that BYU is scared of the Utes. It might give them false hope.
That's just silliness! BYU respects the Utes more than UCLA did. BYU is
consistent and controls their emotion. They'll be ready, but to think they will
be intimidated is getting a little cocky yourself. Control your emotion, Utes.
There are many Utah and BYU fans with class. Far too many others, though,
somehow think ripping on the other team is the same as cheering for their own.
Yet most Wisconsin fans don't think ripping Iowa is cheering for the Badgers.
Most USC fans don't obsess all year about NOT being UCLA. They actually cheer
FOR their teams and don't seek out every opportunity to malign their
rivals--just beat them on Game Day. Sure, a few choice words fly shortly before
and at the games themselves, but then for almost everyone, it's all over until
next year. Only the few that really, *really* need help (and Wyoming fans) :)
sit and think about ways to slam their rivals year-round.Many
college rivalries are fierce, but you folks are ridiculous. Not even
Texas/Oklahoma or Ohio State/Michigan fans act as childish in their rivalries as
this gets sometimes. So just a thought for some of you folks in red--and blue,
too--Get a life. Show some class. Stop the nastiness. Always ripping on
someone else is junior-high-school mentality. Grow up. Get help. And cheer
for your own darn team.
Great article! Whit never put last year's loss to Wyo behind him.
You think he needs the media's help to hold a grudge for a year. Please!
Seems like the only ones that can't let this go are the rediculous sports
writers. Even worse than these silly acts are the people who blow them out of
proportion. Who cares?!? Is there anybody who didn't just laugh at the
guarantee, the major blow out, or the sideline "motions." I think the sports
writers need to stop with the "he started it" and "he said sorry but didn't
really mean it" articles. Come on guys, you don't have anything new, you're
still using quotes from Saturday and Sunday interviews; obviously the two
coaches, teams are the rest of us are ready to move on. Why don't you join us!
JBH - give me a break.Rock and all the media, you are the only ones
that will bring up this "controversy" next year. Its the only way you can get
your ratings. What happened to good reporting??
Re: Mike in Austin. Where are the BYU fans who are "up in arms about this?" What I repeatedly see, in post after post, are Utah fans who just can't
seem to stop talking and thinking about BYU, even if an incident has nothing to
do with BYU. Seems like a case of Y-ness envy to me.
Can we please get over this story already? Geez guys, is there really nothing
else to write about? Utah has its home finally against New Mexico this week, BYU
has a tough road game against Wyoming, Utah and BYU basketball both have games
this week, the Jazz are playing great, and the high school football
championships are approaching.Its time to move on!
Mr. Rock, if this is a junior high drama, then why are you still reporting on
it!? As far as Whit and Glenn are concerned this incident was over after the
postgame press conference......the only ones keeping it alive are reporters like
YOU. I guess it's easier to create news than to report on it. Or do you think
if you create a big enough distraction then maybe the U won't win out? Maybe
they won't run it up on your beloved Cougars?You're right - Whit
shouldn't have kicked on onside kick up 43 on Wyoming. He should've saved it
for BYU whose program we all know is the epitome of class.
Doug Robinson's article today was the only response I've seen from the local
media that wasn't an attack. Kudos to Doug. No kudos to Brad.Brad,
Bronco has done a great job of motivating his players using all kinds of
tactics. His emotion in the form of religious zeal has been one of his
strengths. He is nothing like Lavell in that sense.Up to this point,
Kyle has been the most boring quote guy in the history of coaching. He has
constantly preached that his team doesn't need bulletin board motivation to win.
So why pounce on him for one breakdown?Previous to the Wyo game and
the media-created "soap opera", fans and media both had criticized Kyle for not
being emotional enough and for not using real or pretended slights to rally his
troops. I guess he just can't win either way.
Yeah, it's totally overblown in the papers and radio.I was there,
didn't see the finger, there was a confused quiet over the crowd after the
onside kick(probably 10% disapproval, %90 confusion)... But I didn't get the
impression the actual game was played with poor sportsmanship. There were few
if any personal fouls, very few penalties overall.
Let it go media guys -- you have other games to report on. Sensationalism sells
but there are other games this week. Report on those--it's Wednesday and you
boys are still busy fanning the embers of a dead flame.
It will be the media that will blow this out of the water next year. Just like
they are now!
Good Article... The maturity level of these Head Coaches has been a joke this
Would you be questioning Coach Whitt getting his team fired up by Coach Glen
guarantee if the on sides kick didn't happen? Why is it so Jr. High to use the
guarantee as extra motivation? Any team in the country would have used Coach
Glens guarantee as motivation for the game. Even BYU
The only thing more Junior High about the whole thing is the reporters from the
Des News and the Trib who try to keep the story alive by continuing to write
about it ad nauseum.
The only ones creating any "drama" here are the reporters looking to make a big
story out of a small one, and us fans who will do anything to find a leg-up on
our rival. In my mind, the real story here is that Utah has
developed a killer instinct, and I'm beginning to see similarities between Kyle
and Urban. I think that is the reason BYU fans are so up-in-arms about this.
One, they're worried. Two, they already have an over-developed sense of
self-righteousness which they believe this incident validates their moral
superiority claim. And, Three, Kyle is learning to be a better coach every day.
Once his coaching skills catch up with his recruiting abilities Game Set
Match.As a Ute fan, Im beginning to like what I see.