BYU football: Texas Longhorn expect physical contest against Cougars

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  • Hank Pym SLC, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 12:50 p.m.

    @ Striker | 7:36 a.m. Sept. 10, 2011

    Or, its reverse psychology. By not talking smack, there is a lack of bulletin board material for byu.

  • BigCougFan Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 11:08 a.m.

    I'm looking forward to an exciting game of smashmouth football!

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 9:39 a.m.

    Jingleheimer you may be in the fetal position if the Y puts it all together today. They have that capability.

    What I worry about is what happens to the Y after they win a tough first game. I hope it is not a repeat of last year, beating Washington and getting blown out the next week by Air Force. Two years ago they won the first two games and then get blown out by FSU. Complacency can grab you in the rear end when you think you have accomplished more than you actually have.

    Just play to the level you are capable of and you will walk away with a win.

  • fan32 St. George, Utah
    Sept. 10, 2011 8:29 a.m.

    Will the real Jake Heaps please stand up.

  • texlds Dallas, TX
    Sept. 10, 2011 8:25 a.m.

    "They are mean, aggressive type people..."

    Getting back to our roots!

    Mormons make will make Bevo pull their covered wagon!

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Sept. 10, 2011 7:58 a.m.

    Execution, execution and more execution! Three keys to the game for a BYU win!

  • dhsalum Saint George, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 7:56 a.m.

    "They've got fullbacks that want to block your soul."

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    Sept. 10, 2011 7:36 a.m.

    "They are mean, aggressive type people, and it'll be quite a challenge."

    Wow, Texas is saying this about BYU? I had to re-read that a few times. Isn't Texas suppose to have the mean, aggressive people? They are, after all, making everyone leave the Big XII and change football as we know it.

    Still, what a compliment to BYU's physicality. These church boys are scaring Texas. I'll take it!

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Sept. 10, 2011 6:27 a.m.

    My biggest concern is still the play calling by the OC. Not much has changed from when Anae was there despite all the optimism about Doman the way I saw it...still dull, boring, and sadly predictable most of the time. Yes, the offense was methodical in moving the ball last week, but their inability to score in the red zone was very discouraging. Hope they do a lot better job today. Glad to hear the center and qb have fixed their snap problems. That was shameful to say the least last week. It looked like slow pitch softball rather than football snaps.

    Btw, I listened to both ESPN and FOX SPORTS last night and they all predicts BYU and Utah will loose. Oh, and that Hansen kid, from what I heard he was a stud last night against Highland. Great recruit for the Utes! Maybe Doman can learn something from his OC's play calling.

    Go Cougs! Go Utes! Next week will be awesome if they both win this weekend.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Sept. 10, 2011 6:26 a.m.


    Ah, the fetal position, that's a trademark of a team that withers under the spotlight of national tv much like the Utes did last year.

    No wonder you know so much about it.

    The Utes are on national tv again today. Are the Utes having problems being on TV? That's some record, 3 times on national tv and 3 consecutive losses last year against storied programs.

    I guess the limited tv coverage for the Utes this year might just be the therapy needed to turn them into a real powerhouse without the pressure of national exposure performance.

    I didn't think so.

  • ATC Stockton, CA
    Sept. 10, 2011 3:16 a.m.

    Texas won't be able to run the football, so we just have to put pressure on the quarterback to make him make mistakes, I am looking forward to a good game

  • cougarNV Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 10, 2011 2:16 a.m.

    @ John J JIngle H S_

    If the Cougs play in that position at all, then they will have even more in common with the Ute Offense ..Won't they?

  • cougarNV Las Vegas, NV
    Sept. 10, 2011 2:14 a.m.

    @ Y Grad / Y Dad-

    " Yes, my optimism is high, but so is my anxiety.

    Go COUGS!!!! "

    Ditto that sentiment!

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Sept. 10, 2011 12:58 a.m.

    I fully expect BYU to compete in this the fetal position.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Sept. 9, 2011 9:21 p.m.


    I worry less about his thinking and more about his physicality. Still, I have to think if the Owls could push them a little bit, we should be able to push them a little bit more.

    Interesting that both teams' strategies boil down to making the quarterback win the game. If either team can stop or limit the run game, then can that team's quarterback step up and make the plays?

    Notwithstanding last week's first half, I really feel the edge goes to Jake. Of course what I really feel hasn't won a ball game for BYU yet, but there it is.

    And I really give the run defense -vs- rushing offense battle to the cougs.

    But then I remember Florida State...

    Yes, my optimism is high, but so is my anxiety.

    Go COUGS!!!!

  • Laker-bandwagon Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 9, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    Kid said stop the run then work on stopping the pass, and make them one dimensional..?

    What other "dimensions" is left if the run game and passing game is non existent?

    Its going to be a long day for Texas if this is his line of thinking