BYU football: White team wins BYU scrimmage in OT on snowy day

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  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    April 12, 2011 9:25 p.m.

    Yep you are wrong it was the 2 Offense against the 1 Defense and visa versa. So the take away is depth, depth, depth and as an "Independent" you will need all the quality players at "player ready speed " or " All hands on deck " so to speak

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    April 11, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    "Does anyone really think the Cougars can hang with the likes of Texas or TCU?

    Look at the history of Cougar football."

    Okay, let's look at the history of Cougar football. Here's what I see: BYU vs Texas overall record is 2-0 (BYU has 2 wins, Texas has 0). I like that history.

    You are so full of hate against BYU that the rest of your comment doesn't even deserve a response.

  • I Still Can't Say It Holladay, UT
    April 11, 2011 6:29 p.m.

    Does anyone really think the Cougars can hang with the likes of Texas or TCU?

    Look at the history of Cougar football. The team in Provo never wins big games. The only reason Oklahoma turned out in their favor last season is because Urban Meyer designed the game plan for Bronco. The bowl winning percentage is 25 percent or so.

    The Cougs might beat Idaho, and who knows maybe even New Mexico St., but it's going to be a rough year against any real football programs.

    It's too bad the WAC ended up not inviting the team in Provo after all.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2011 6:13 p.m.

    @Where's Stockton

    Since we are all on the same side here I point this out only to clarify what I watched. This is a quote from the article you asked if I was paying attention to:
    Quote from day before the game: "The Blue team features the first-team offense and the second-team defense."

    Hence the Blue #1 offense played the White #1(first string) defense.

    Hope that clarifies it for you.

  • hedgehog Ann Arbor, MI
    April 10, 2011 2:31 p.m.

    "Were we watching the same game? No run blocking, backs getting hammered, sloppy exicitution, several poor snaps and missed blocks"


    Are you knew to the denews? First rule of Dnews; Never, ever report anything less than perfection for anything related to BYU.

  • firestorm Lehi, UT
    April 10, 2011 1:25 p.m.

    Were we watching the same game? No run blocking, backs getting hammered, sloppy exicitution, several poor snaps and missed blocks. There were some good catches but only one run worth remembering, and the TDs were mostly blown coverages. All in all about par for a spring game.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    April 10, 2011 12:58 p.m.

    @DC and Saltlakewatch
    If you had been paying attention to the two previus articles preeceeding the scrimmage on saturday you would have had the opportunity to twice catch Bronco saying that the no. 1 Offense would play against the no. 2 Defense and the No. 1 Defense would be playing against the no. 2 Offense. But now you two are playing your own version of Who's on First

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 10, 2011 12:31 p.m.

    It is if your a BYU football fan. If you don't like it why read it and then take the extra time to comment on it. Jealousy, obsession or are you just in a bad mood this morning?

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2011 12:09 p.m.


    Okay, I got the answer on that. No, Nelson did not lead the two's against the one defense. He lead them against the two defense with the two offense. I wanted to point that out but I try not to be too nit picky about little mistakes. We all make them.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    April 10, 2011 8:10 a.m.

    Seriously, that's the headline?

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    April 10, 2011 8:00 a.m.

    With this article and no major injuries mentioned I think we are looking at what is shapeing up to be a promising year. So...with that. I just want to be the first to Congratulate our dear friend Hedgie for a very unique couple of posts on a previous article. It was the article that the DN's "The Rock" wrote about the BCS scandal at the Fiesta Bowl. If you haven't read the article and Hedgie's last couple of comments you need to. They truly are inspirational. Hedgie now has the distinction of being the first Utey to finally have the courage to publicly admit the truth. Something that we at BYU have known since that fateful day. In his overly obvious jealous demeanor, Hedgie acknowledges that it was in fact BYU's 1984 HOliday Bowl and National Championship that brought down College Footballs Holy Grail of crowning a National Championship on New Years Day at one of it's 3 sacred shrines. The Rose, The Sugar or the Orange Bowl...and that that glorious occasion was in fact the very catalyst for the creation of the BCS.

    Congratulations Hedgie!!! We admire your courage to speak out!!!

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    April 10, 2011 7:02 a.m.

    I thought it was ones against ones and twos against twos...not the first team defense against the second team offense. Am I wrong? The articles says Nelson scored on the first team defense.

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    April 10, 2011 5:45 a.m.

    Sounds great... Looks like Heaps and his receivers need to get a little more in touch and stay in touch with each other over the summer. I like that we have the depth to be seeing those who think that they have the starting nod actually have someone breathing down their necks....and no mention of injuries... that's the best news of all. Does Sorenson have a backup at the kicking position??? Since he kicked both field goals and missed a 3rd... that looks like a question that needs addressing. Any other kickers of note on the team???

    Boy... it's a great year to be a Cougar!!!

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    April 9, 2011 11:36 p.m.

    I concur with Coach Mendenhall on his team. They are having fun. The white team rushed the field on the two point conversion and had a ball. This team played great. Great Defense. Solid offense. Sloppy snaps and some dumb penalties or it would have been very clean. Heaps didn't complete four deep balls. Two went to Apo real deep and he would have had them except Corby Eason took the penalty instead on both. Heaps through a bullet to Jacobsen that split two defenders but it was just out of reach. (Cahoon will tell him to sacrifice himself and dive I am sure.) And one another the receiver hesitated and then couldn't catch up to the ball a step ahead of him.

    But the Defense....Sweet. Taking up where they left off last year...but faster, quicker, and do they hit.

    Loved it....Thanks Coach Mendenhall...Especially for the overtime. Both QB's showed their stuff. Looking good...Room to grow still..But looking good.