BYU football: Defense responds in Monday's practice after subpar scrimmage

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  • CT98 Saint George, UT
    Aug. 16, 2011 9:49 a.m.

    I thought Malosi Te'o transferred to Hawaii last year? I didn't realize he was still on the Cougar roster this year. Whats the deal?

  • landcplus6 SANDY, UT
    Aug. 16, 2011 9:31 a.m.

    PapaSmurfUte, this is at least the third time I have seen you post the same comment (slightly different words, but the same content) about teams with a good QB and receivers will "torch" the Y. Is that all you've got? Please come up with something new.

    I will concede that BYU has not exactly had lightning fast DBs in the past. It appears that they may be getting faster in the defensive backfield this year. We shall see. Certainly DB is the question mark for this BYU team. However the front 7 look fantastic! If they can hurry the QB before his receivers have a chance to get open, then the DBs don't need to be super fast, just fundamentally proficient. I think the defense will be pretty good because of this. Probably not top 10, but good enough.

  • riddlemethis Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 16, 2011 8:38 a.m.


    "If teams have a good QB and recievers, the Y's defensive backfield will get torched each time."

    Well that eliminates the Y's DB's from getting torched by Utah now doesn't it?

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Aug. 16, 2011 8:31 a.m.

    Offensive line ran wind sprints. The image is startling and hard to conjure. Do they use a stop watch or an hour glass.

    At the end of the sprint there may be a table full of brownies. Don't get in their way.

    And if they really are reasonably quick, they do deserve the #10 ranking nationally for O-lines. Good training for the D-line. Hope it all comes together for a bunch of pancakes against Ole Miss, Texas and the Utes.

  • axle Riverton, UT
    Aug. 16, 2011 8:02 a.m.

    Not too great that the defense is having focus issues. Probably means an up and down season on that side of the ball. Hopefully they find the answer to their problem soon so they can be consistant through the year.

  • The Rabbit (in Spanish) Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 15, 2011 10:41 p.m.

    Riley isn't doing himself any favors by wearing a tube top to practices.

  • Winglish Lehi, UT
    Aug. 15, 2011 6:33 p.m.

    Hey, I think Mildred in Fillmore is Salt Lake City's most creative poster. The imitation of over-the-top BYU fans is funny to me, and I'm a BYU fan!

  • BaneOfHedgehog Bothell, WA
    Aug. 15, 2011 4:30 p.m.

    The BYU offense is probably playing against the best defense they'll see all year - all in practice sessions before the season even starts.

    As an observation, isn't it fascinating that Milldred in Fillmore shows up as soon as Earnest T. Bass disappears. Same lame tactics as well. /facepalm..... so transparent.

  • Papa Smurf UTE Herriman, UT
    Aug. 15, 2011 4:01 p.m.

    Mildred is right. bYu's defense is usually the best. All of those sub 4.5 guys in the defensive backfield to cover the other teams receivers. Oh wait, that is not bYu's defense, that is the UTES and other teams defense. The Y's DB's are so slow and are not cover corners that one of them got beat so bad by Apo that he had to try and jump on his back before the ball got there for a PI. If teams have a good QB and recievers, the Y's defensive backfield will get torched each time.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Aug. 15, 2011 3:29 p.m.

    defense wins football games, getting good field position for the offense, turnovers, all great teams play great defense.

  • Ted H. Midvale, UT
    Aug. 15, 2011 3:26 p.m.


    I love that Max is proven right every day. I love knowing his comments bothered you. I love knowing that even seeing the name BYU put you into a tizzy. I absolutely love it.


  • JonnyDanger HOUSTON, TX
    Aug. 15, 2011 3:16 p.m.

    So now should we be excited about our defense or worried about our offense? Oh man I can't wait for the season!

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 15, 2011 3:10 p.m.

    Our defense will be one of the best in the country.

    Always is.

  • RepresentBlue West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 15, 2011 2:03 p.m.

    Ansah is a freak! I predict an amazing year for this guy as he wreaks havoc on opposing QB's!