BYU football notebook: Cougars have to defend the 'unconventional' when playing Horned Frogs

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  • wardu Fallon, NV
    Oct. 28, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    I will be at the game and am expecting BYU to "rise up" and do better than the last few years. Win or lose, the company and food are great down here in Texas.

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Oct. 28, 2011 11:54 a.m.

    "Bronco and I have a great relationship. He and I both take football as football and off the field is off the field," Patterson said. "I have high respect for the job he does and the high commitment he has to BYU and to his football team. For me, it's another ballgame. If you got to where you hated everyone in the business every time you played them, after being in this business for 30 years, you wouldn't have any friends."

    What a great statement by Patterson. He is deserving of great respect from players, fans and even opposing coaches.

    I can't help but think of what it was like a few years ago here in Utah when the U of U's former head coach (I won't mention his name) tried to foster all the animosity he could between the Utes and the Cougars, their players, fans and coaches.

    All the best to great coach and gentleman, Coach Patterson as well as Coach Whittingham and Coach Mendenhall.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    Oct. 28, 2011 10:29 a.m.

    Let's hope Heaps doesn't transfer. He will probably be really good next year after he's learned his lessons. Don't give up on the sophomore just yet.

  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 28, 2011 10:05 a.m.

    Folks really, why do BYU fans respond to cb it is so boring and old.

    I know he has nothing else to do because sadly the Utes, well enough said.

    The title of this article is trying to say what ? That BYU needs to win the game ? BYU needs to want to play football tonight ?

    Unconventional I do not get these reporters, are they saying that BYU and the Frogs will be a great game ? OK, that is stating the obvious, of course the game will be exciting and I want Riley and the rest of the boy's to come away with a win.

    So, lets roll Cougs !

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Oct. 28, 2011 9:03 a.m.

    Unconventional equals memorable, memorable players oftentimes become legends.

  • daddman54 FARMINGTON, UT
    Oct. 28, 2011 8:34 a.m.

    Cougar Claws,
    That's an easy one, they are playing other athletes not High School kids.

  • AK Cougar Palmer, AK
    Oct. 28, 2011 12:59 a.m.

    Any talk about BYU and Boise State and Air Force joining the Big East is simply silly. If they did, then the Big East would have to change their name to the Big West.

    Oh and I have high hopes for BYU to play very well in this game against TCU. Their team is not as dominant as was last years. TCU has played only 2 legitimate teams, so their averages in yards and points may be a little skewed. I really think BYU will give them much more game than the past 3 years.

    Chris B. Where have you been? A little down in the mouth since your team is doing so poorly? No, I do not believe your promises as you consistently break them. You may go away as Chris B., but would certainly incarnate yourself under some other name.

    Go Cougars.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    Oct. 27, 2011 11:19 p.m.

    Re: Chris B.

    How are your "athletes" doing in the Pac-12?


  • Outsideview Federal Way, WA
    Oct. 27, 2011 9:21 p.m.

    I what BYU to beat TCU more than about any other team on their schedule.

    If Nelson beats TCU Heaps will transfer or redshirt next year for sure.

  • NevadaCoug Overton, NV
    Oct. 27, 2011 8:30 p.m.

    Boise St. is in contention for the Big lEast because they add immediate "legitimacy" for a conference that is barely treading water.

    And I just thought of another reason why many in the Big lEast would prefer Boise St. over BYU. Do you really think east coast schools see Boise as a recruiting threat? Absolutely not. But BYU? Any LDS kid (and some non-LDS with strong Christian values) that the Big lEast schools have in there sights might choose BYU over them. Don't know if that has really crossed anybody's mind, but it could be a factor.

  • cougarNV Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 27, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    I seem to remember a similar statement made by Chris B in the past that he did not live up to. Why should anyone believe him now?

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Oct. 27, 2011 7:40 p.m.

    BYU will lose in another blowout.

    Utah will start winning because they are playing the bottom half of the PAC.

    ESPN reports talks between the Big East and Boise St and Air Force. Boise State is in contention "because of the quality of their program". Wonder when that day will come for BYU. Not with Bronco or Doman.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 27, 2011 7:23 p.m.

    Bronco will talk about execution and all that fuzzy stuff after the game. Reality will be that TCU has 50 "athletes" on the team, and byu has maybe 5.

    "Athletes" 40
    byu 10

    If byu wins this game I won't post on a byu article the rest of the year.

    I made the same statement before the Utah game. Need a reminder how that went?

  • cougarNV Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 27, 2011 7:10 p.m.

    This game is the statement game at this point of the season. If the Cougars win, the rest of the season is about getting better. I f they lose, what will the rest of the season mean?

    I am a big fan, I hope for victory. I am very much liking their chances with the variable of Riley at QB. At this game though, I see it as all or nothing.

    Go Cougs!