The team that finishes the poll ranked #1 is the best. It will take a couple of
undefeated seasons for BYU to pull that off. I hope it happens. Go
Is it his bum or his shoulder?
Let's give Max Hall credit for being incredibly tough. I don't like those that
knock Brian Johnson. Comparing injuries is like apples/oranges. Remember how
the Utes used to make fun of John Beck. (crying after a loss) They ate their
words his senior year. I hope the same doesn't happen to Cougar fans saying
Johnson isn't as tough as Hall. We were probably very fortunate Hall could play
at all after the Wyoming injury.
I love how BYU fans believe the compliments of opposing coaches are
legitimate.Note to BYU fans: Anything an opposing coach says is
designed to gain an advantage for his own team. For the remedial BYU fans, that
means if he thinks he gains an advantage by sucking up and saying your team is
the best college football has ever seen, he will say it. Leave it
to BYU fans to actually accept the comments of an opposing coach as legitimate
You don't like the facts so you dismiss them, deny them, and shout them down.Spirit, Tradition, Honor. Really?What you can't dismiss,
deny, or shout down is that part of the heritage of BYU football consists of
player allegations that the win-at-any-cost mentality at BYU has resulted in
permanent physical injury, lost pro potential, and has led to years of drug
Shouldn't players believe in their teams? So many of you are getting worked
because a QB made a statement that he thinks his line is the best in the
country. WOW, a player that believes in his teammates abilities!!! Man, what is
the world coming to? I would expect any QB that has any amount of confidence in
his line to make similar statements. I can't believe people are getting so
worked up over his confidence in his teammates.
Apparently, those who are referencing lawsuits have never actually done any
research to find out how common it might be at other programs. The poster got
called out by stating that BYU has basically been sued more than any other
program. Suddenly the tune changed and the statement evolves into but it
"shouldn't happen here just because it happens everywhere else." Hate to break
it to you but if you think that BYU has a problem, you apparently haven't lived
outside of the state of Utah.
Bruce Davis or Mr Patata,At least that is a credible quote, if he said it,
that referenced all of the lines he had faced. It seems hard to understand how
they could man handle BYU line so well but consider them to be the best he had
faced.My comment is still valid. BYU (Hall) should avoid the
typical BYU hype and not go over the top with comments like "we have the best
O-line in the country". It destroys his credibility about this or things he may
say in the future because we know he doesnt have the experience against top
teams to make such a statement. BYU believes in being humble so why
not say he thinks/believes that they have "one of the best lines" in the
Country? See the difference? There is a world of difference in the two
statements. BYU is more enjoyable to watch and follow when they
stop over hyping themselves with "BYU belongs in the Pac 10, we will go to a BCS
game this year, we will win National Championship, etcAnyway, good post
with a valid quote from Mr Davis.
In point of fact: Bruce Davis of UCLA said, in an interview aired during the
Vegas bowl that BYU had "the best" line they faced all year. That includes USC.
It's not just Max Hall.
Hall could have taken the yewt way out like Johnson and sit out, but instead he
came back like a man and to lead his team to victory. That's the difference
between Hall and Johnson and the reason he found Collie open on a 4th and 18 and
found a way to get him the ball to snatch victory from the hapless yewtes.
RE: BYU hater suggesting BYU forces athletes to play hurt and take pain
killers.You want people to come up with all kinds of facts. How
about giving us some. "People hear what they want to hear and disregard the
rest." (Simon and Garfunkel) You grossly overstate the problems at BYU. Oh,
and I guess addiction to pain killers never happens anywhere but BYU, right?
I'm not naive. You're prejudiced and blinded by hate. Go ahead and keep
believing someone held a gun to Max Hall's head forcing him to play hurt.
Injuries happen. It's part of sports. I have bad knees and all that from a high
school/college sports career. I knew what I was doing and chose to stick with it
because I was competitive. We can all be like Zoobie and never allow ourselves
to a boo boo. Grow up.
Look, you can try to discount the existence of such law suits if you choose.
Unless the media directly lied, they occured. It has been reported that
settlements have occured, and in at least one case the settlement with a well
known player cost BYU a significant amount of money. I would not
defend the accuracy of the media for an instant. But when numerous articles
appear about law suits and drug addictions stemming from treatment at BYU, there
is a problem. To my knowledge, never has there appeared such a report about
Utah's program. In this media market, where the model is to fawn over BYU and
attack Utah, such a claim against Utah would not have gone unreported.If reports of law suits have appeared about Michigan or Cal. so be it, but
such claims against other schools should be no justification for there ever
being such a claim against BYU.
BYU has certainly had it's problems with athletes addicted to painkillers. In
my 2 minutes of research, so have Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, Clemson,
New Mexico State, Fresno State, and Washington. Someone else mentioned Cal, and
I'll take their word for it.As for who's been sued the most...I
don't know. Sure, it could be BYU but I'm not going to put the time into it to
find out. The real question is what you think that shows? Seems to me like you
are trying to use number of painkiller lawsuits as a single proxy to determine
improper athletic department oversight, and when we're talking single digit
sample sizes for any school I'd argue that you don't have enough degrees of
freedom make that link.
I am a huge Ute Fan; My grandpa was a quarterback there and my cousin recently
was the tight end. Still, I remember early 2004 and wondering why BYU fans were
talking about how they were going to destroy us. I didn't understand it as
there was no basis for it as we were clearly the cream of the MWC crop. Now the
tables have turned and I see tons of Ute Fans talking about how good we are.
Let's hope that is true, but until we prove it on the field we have no reason to
talk. BYU fans get the bragging rights for a year, let's hope we get them back
Why are Ute Fans so ridiculous? Do you really believe that the only players
ever to sue a school happened at BYU? Seriously??? First off, I am a die hard
BYU fan and have never heard of anyone suing the school, but I will take your
word that it has happened. I quickly googled the situation and saw the first
few posts about Tulane and Hawaii. I plugged the search in and saw nothing
about BYU. I don't understand why people have such a hatred that they just
randomly post stuff they obviously know very little about.
Wow.This thread is...a lot of things. Ridiculous comes to mind. But,
whatever.I believe that Brian Johnson would have played the game following
his injury if the opponent was BYU.I also believe that whether an injured
player suits up and plays or not is ultimately up to the player, whatever the
case may be. I believe that Max Hall would have suited up for that game even if
his arm was hanging off his shoulder. That's the kind of competitor Max is.Seattle? You sound the most ridiculous. Why does the guy who's speaking have
to clarify with "I think"? He's the one talking! Everyone who reads the quote
knows that it's what HE thinks. It's called an opinion. And he was simply
before you go and start ranting and claiming about law suits you should have
better sources than newspapers haha. And before you start asking everyone else
to prove that it hasn't happened at other schools maybe you should prove it has
happened at BYU. Just because you haven't read in "the news" about us over here
in Michigan or anywhere else for that matter doesn't mean it doesn't happen here
or at any other school, because here is a news flash for you....IT DOES
There have been several law suits throughout the years down here in Michigan. I
don't really see why you think that only happens over in Utah?....
Go Utes and take the Jazz with you!!
Mr Patata Brava,Talk about missing the point and playing word games.
You accuse me of taking Halls comment out of context and then you restate that
he did, in fact, say " I think we have the best(O Line)in the Country". My comment was that he should have said "I believe" we have "one of the
best" lines in the Country. It would sound more credible and still allow him to
show confidence in his teamates. I didnt put quotes around "one of the best" in
the original note but you still shouldnt have missed that. I expect you are
wanting to criticize more than you are wanting to understand what someone is
saying.As for Bravado? Yes, what he said was Bravado. Hall has no
experience that would allow him to credibly make that statement. Also, the O
line proved him wrong last year by their play.As for hyperbole,
heavens yes we have heard of hype. In fact, the famous BYU hype machine is what
most people complain about. There is too much hype especially just like the
quote we are discussing.As for shame, shame on you for comparing me
to Tanners. I am BYU fan
Let me see if I have this right. BYU beats Utah. The play of the game
(disregarding the fact that BYU won in nearly every stat) had to be "Harline is
still..." Oh, no, that was the year before. This one was Hall to Collie. A
rather long ball by Hall. A very accurate ball by Hall. Hall, who was playing
with a shoulder so badly injured that all loyal Ute fans sincerely believe he
should have been on the sidelines. Hmmm...give that some thought. Sour grapes,
If you can't beat 'em, criticize 'em.
Okay. I have heard enough. The kid has a bone sticking out of his shoulder the
last two games he has to play to insure the BYU ends up where they do at seasons
end. Is the kidd a tough and critty creature. heck yeah he is and all we hear
from the yewts is how sub-standard a QB he is. Messed up shoulder? BYU and Max
Hall 2-0. Utah and UCLA a big FAT Zero.Now let's
see............Brian Johnson???? Does Johnson have any bones protruding through
the skin???Didn't hear about anything like that? And had BJ had an
injury like that the yewt fans would have told the entire Wasatch how tough
their little QB was and we's wish that we had a guy like that playing for
BYU.UCLA and Utah is going to get a healthy Max this time around and
I pity the fools for all the trash we'll hear between now and the time we's play
them in Sept. and November. A healthy Max will bring down hell fire on them
boys. Looking forward to the pillage and destruction.Time to get your game faces on...........this is how the Cougars
D-News should find a way of silencing these comments from Jr. High kids. Any
adult should be embarrassed for writing the garbage on these boards. BYU fans
in particular seem to be a little more abrasive (I'm assuming the D-News censors
more U of U posts) I would guess it's 60/40 BYU acting ridiculous. Grow up
EVERYONE. I'm not talking about fun banter that goes back and forth, but the
personal, below the belt attacks. Please fix this problem D-News.Here's to a great football season.
It seems to me that UCLA had some very positive things to say about BYU's OL.
Something to the effect that is was one of the best they played against. We
will all know at the end of the year after all the dust settles.
No hot air from me till 22 November 2008 at about 7-8 p.m. How about it? Then we
can all talk with something to back it up.
Dear Win at all costs?Please provide your research supporting your
original statement...research should come from peer reviewed articles, not
newspapers. Suggest you start your research at the Law Library
More lawsuits, can't tell you on that one. I'm really not worried about it.Greatest offensive line in the universe? Man you guys are straining at
gnats here. He'd BETTER say his is the best offensive line ever assembled. Hmmm, "Yeah, my o line is decent, not bad for an all Mormon school. I
may get killed this year, but they're sure nice guys." I'm sure he could say
THAT and you guys would be much more understanding and tolerant.
Did Davis give Reynolds fits in Vegas... yes, but if you read the scouting
reports on Davis, he's very, very good. Overall, the byu offense should be
better, apparently they have had a very productive offseason work out schedule
and I believe that Bronco has put together an excellent coaching staff.I am excited and anxious to see how the 1st 3 games go. A lot of things have
to go right to be undefeated, but they should have a great year... and the
experts are saying that a 12-1 season could get them into a BCS bowl because
they have started so high in the rankings... one things for sure, the offence
will be even better than it was last year - how could it not be?
Dear Mr. Seattle (and you bring shame to my hometown),You took Max
Hall's quote out of context. You (not so) cleverly chopped off the phrase "I
think" from the line "People may criticize me for this, but I think
we have the best offensive lines (sic) in the nation,"You wrote: Here we go again! Another quote saying "our line is the best in the
country". Why not say " you believe" they are one of the best in the country"?
It just makes you sound more credible.See the difference? By
removing "think" you accuse him of "bravado", not being "credible" ignorance of
real college teams" and probably a between-the-lines "arrogance". Hall did say
a qualifying "I think". Give'em credit.Haven't Ute fans ever heard
of hyperbole? Obviously much of the success of the quarterback depends on the
ability of the offensive line. Probably the health of the quarterback too. Is
what Hall said about having the "best line in the country" strictly true?
Probably not. But he shows confidence in his line, and he needs to be a
leader.Like the Tanners, it is easy to make fun if you selectively
remove words. Shame on you.
I played basketball with Dennis Pitta today at Byu. That guy is rock solid, and
an unbelievable athlete. He's going to have a huge year for byu this year. I'm
excited to kick this season off!
Right Boise, it is college football, and its not worth permanant injury or drug
addiction. Some people get that, others do not. You decide.I'm sure
your confusion is quite apparent as you wander the streets of Boise SHOUTING in
incoherent sentences about the injuries and outcomes of Utah games that have yet
to be played.But, you have my sympathy. I know it must be
unbearable for you living among the BCS worthy.
Utah coaches keeping him out at a reasonable time, that makes absolutely no
sense. This is college football every single game is important, you need your
stars every single game. But I guess this is expected, BJ has gone through
injuries every single year maybe it is just an excuse for ute fans when they get
shut out by UNLV, or when they get beat by BYU. If BJ really wanted to play as
much as MAX does he would have been out on that field. The only thing I have to
shout about up here in Boise is how I am confused how the utes will go to the
big house and win then get shutout by Wyoming (which you can thank that one on
Kyle) and Brain will suddenly have a "shoulder" injury that will keep him out
for a few games, then you will get beat by BYU but it will be okay since Brian
Max knows every team in the MWC will be gunning for him. He knows his backside
tackle cannot handle the speed rush from NFL caliber defensive players.He also knows he plays in the MWC. He knows the chance of playing against an
NFL caliber speed rush is very small. I don't know all the defensive personnel
at UCLA, Washington, TCU or Utah. I would imagine, these four teams are the
only ones he might to worry about as far as getting blindsided by a speedy
How easy of you to dismiss the long term implications of injuries and drug
addictions resulting from trainers and coaches pushing players who should be
rehabing instead of playing.It's the dirty little secret of BYU
football. Sorry if it doesn't fit your idealistic image of the BYU dynasty.
I've asked anyone, including you, to name any other school that has been sued by
former players for damages resulting from being pushed to play with injuries, or
from drug addictions stemming from treatment at the school.There has
been only one serious response mentioning Cal. Do you have any others?Lawsuits against BYU have been documented in the this and other SL newspapers.
The media has covered no similar law suits at other instate schools.So, you are suggesting that in the time span of one series of plays BYU
doctors were able to definatively determine that Hall had suffered a grade III
separation and was not at risk of further injury?
OK BYU doesn't have the best offensive line in the country. They should be the
best in the conference and should be better than last year. (O-line coach was
brand new last year). It sounds like Cougar fans should count their blessings
for having Max Hall. Many would not have played having such a serious injury.
Like it or not injuries are part of football, and some athletes have a higher
tolerance of pain than others. The comments about Hall and others at BYU being
forced to play hurt are ludicrous. (law suits or not) Someone needs a more
productive way to vent their hatred.
Where are the stats? Accusing BYU of more law suits that another school is
meaningful only if you show a documented list and then what does it mean? If you
think that a grade III shoulder separation keeps you out of action you have
never heard of hockey. And excuse me Doctor, but each player is different and
playing with an A-C separation makes you ineffective, not prone to further
If you can, please provide a shred of evidence that any school you mentioned,
especially Utah has ever been sued by a player for damages caused by forcing
them to play injured, or for drug addictions that started with the treatment of
the athletic traning department.
Uh huh...I'm sure EVERYONE reading this forum believes you on that
What? I can't hear you.Shouting doesn't make your point more valid.
In fact, if your point were valid you wouldn't have to shout.Here is
a litte perspective, little brother. Utah trainers and coaches were responsible
enough to keep Brian out a reasonable period of time rather than unreasonably
risk further injury. BYU coaches and trainers, when faced with an apparently
similar injury were more than willing to risk the health of the player by
putting back in on the next series.But, maybe you have to shout in
Boise to be heard over the din of the BCS worthy Boise State Broncos.I'm just sayin....
DIDN'T BRIAN JOHNSON HAVE THE SAME DEGREE OF SHOULDER SEPERATION AND IT KEPT HIM
OUT FOR A FEW WEEKS. THAT SHOWS YOU THAT MAX HALL IS A WINNER AND HE WILL
ALWAYS FIND A WAY TO COME OUT ON TOP. HE ISN'T THE ONE TO SIT ON THE SIDELINES
WITH SOME PAIN, BUT I THINK THE WHOLE BYU SQUAD HAS THAT SAME MENTALITY. THATS
WHY WE DONT GET SHUT OUT IN VEGAS.
Minerman-Hall has made it thru one season; two years ago, 2006,the
QB was John Beck...hello...remember HArline is still open?
I have to admit that it does seem like BYU has a problem in the law suit
department. I have been a cougar fan all my life but it does seem like they get
sued a lot. I personally know of two athletes who were pushed by trainers above
their objections and suffered career ending injuries and drug addiction in the
rehabilitation process. Both cases were eventually settled out of court.
Name a school that has been sued more than "The Y" - u.o.u, UCLA, USC, CAL,
Orgeon, LSU, Florida, Nebraska, ND, University of Minnesota, Michigan,
Wisconsin, University of Alabama, UT, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, University of
Montana, Udub, WSU, and the list goes on and on and on...
Oh, so I understand now. When Hall said the O line was the best in the country
he was using it as a relative term. What he actually meant was the local area
and actually meant the best in the "conference". Well, in that case, I believe
him. At least he has seen the o lines in the conference.As for
Whittinghams comment, Utah probably did have one of the best QB situations in
the country. He was wanting one to step up and lead the team. That sounds like
a good opportunity to me. Besides, the comment is pretty subjective. Hardly
worth taking offense at. If Hall gets hurt BYU will have a good
situation to but I am not sure they have someone who can step up and lead them
as well as Hall did either.The O line play last year was very under
par especally for what they were hyped to do. UCLA made them look very
outclassed. They followed every pulling guard or tackle right to the ball
carrier.As for the NBA conspiring to create the Ok City "Rustlers",
that is too bad. Plenty of blame to go around. I like the name.
Mike - reality check. If the PAC10 wanted us, we would have been in years ago.
Officials of the PAC 10 have repeated said there is no way they accept BYU into
their conference. You make it sound like Tom Holmoe needs to have some sense
shaken into him. It's absurd to make a statement like "I think it's time we got
into the pac-10. Sure it would be nice, and it would help with respect and
recruiting, but it ain't gonna happen.
Gaskins is the backup???? I thought Mceuen beat him out in spring. Gaskins
turns the ball over too much.
Hall better have confidence in his o-line because if they don't perform well
in the first 3 games they could be 1 and 2 again to begin the season, and the
BCS hopes down the drain. It takes a special team to go undefeated and I don't
see it happening. I definitely think they can be 11 and 1 this year, but after
what Hawaii did last year thier will be no BCS for the cougars unless they go
undefeated. We play in a conference with not a whole lot of respect nationally,
Pac 10 team with 1 loss could make it to a BCS game, but not the MTN. West. I
think it's time we got into the pac-10. We would get more respect and better
Fire KY-le Whittingham. We deserve better as Ute fans.
Hall is tough and the line is hopefully top ten, and the defense is hopefully
top 15.BCS? Possibly, if they play right and the cards fall
If "its" and "buts" were candy and nuts we'd all have a Merry Christmas. Lets
quit talking and see it out on the field. I'm not worried about Hall getting
hurt. If he does, there is a great backup in Gaskin who is clearly capable of
holding things together. Bronco is building a program and the cougs are not
dependent upon any one party.
I know a cornerback at Cal sued Cal about something stupid like that years ago.
I'm sure there's lots of cases, don't you? People who love something for
nothing are all over.
Good to see Hall show his Toro toughness. Nice work Max! How's Danny?
Here we go again, Seattle.Which quote is more egregious?1. "We have the best offensive line in the country." -- Max Hall, 20082. "We have the best quarterback situation in the country." -- Kyle
Whittingham, 2006One comes from a player, who clearly has the best
O-line in the conference.The other comes from a coach who didn't
even have the best QB situation within 45 miles.You tell me which
statement is more laughable.Besides, those that actually watched the
games know that Hall did enjoy pretty good protection last year. Most problems
occurred from him holding onto the ball too long and apparently not sensing
blindside pressure too well. Those are definitely the areas where he can improve
his efficiency this year. If Hall can eliminate the blindside fumbles -- well,
it will be extremely difficult to stop BYU's offense.There were
definite protection issues vs. UCLA. Basically, Davis totally overmatched
Reyonlds -- and that was mostly a speed issue.Hey, Seattle, instead
of worrying about Hall's protection issues, you should have been protecting your
NBA franchise. You got snookered!
No sweat, Killing Bugs. You were never really in.
OK, ya didn't like my shoulder bum comment.All good, Zoobie.I'm out.
Here we go again! Another quote saying "our line is the best in the country".
Why not say " you believe" they are one of the best in the country"? It just
makes you sound more credible. Hall doesnt have any experience against Ohio
State or USC etc etc. He has nothing to base this quote on. Just more bravado
that was proven to be false last year.It is interesting, though, to
hear one of the high profile offensive line recruits in Utah say that he is
concerned about going to BYU becuase of O line depth (relative of BYU coaches
aside). Knowing Hall has a bum shoulder will really make him a
target now. Rehab of a 3rd degree separation, is it fully healed? Teams will
know that might be their best chance to blow up BYU's season.Hall
needs to stay healthy. I am not sure they have someone able to step in a do the
job just yet.
Can you name one other shcool that has been sued by former players for playing
them injured? At BYU they are at least four that I know of. Not to
mention numerous others that have dealt with public drug addictions that they
claim started at BYU, while the school tried to keep them playing. Most
tragically two of those players died as a result of those complications.This is a long standing issue at BYU that goes back decades.An don't give me that bull about competitive players choosing to play.
Players will always want to play. The school has an obigation to the safety of
the player to safegauard those who risk further injury by playing.If
Hall was hurt as bad as implied by Harmon, he had no business coming back to
play of the next series of the Wyoming game.I repeat BYU defenders,
name one other shcool that has been sued by former players for injuries and
complications of playing them injured.
For a minute there, I swear the headline read: "Hall's shoulder
Max Hall has the toughness that's needed to win conference championships. 3rd
degree shoulder separation? No problem, still able to handle both utah and UCLA.
Contrast Hall with Brian "Oh ouch, hey coach I got another boo-boo on my
shoulder so I have to go on vacation for 4 games" Johnson. I think it's very
likely Johnson will get injured in the Michigan game and then miss the next 4
games (at least). He hasn't gone a full season yet. But I guess he's useful
because he at least provides yewt fans with excuses for losing and finishing 3rd
Your post exposes your lack of football knowledge. Ask any college player and
they play hurt because they want to help the team and compete. If you were Max
Hall and you separated your shoulder, but are still able to play in the biggest
game of the year, would you? Keep in mind Hall is one of the biggest
competitors on the team. I don't think any more of Hall because he played, in
fact I would rather he didn't IF he couldn't perform up to that level. Please
don't read a couple of articles about tragic stories of past players, and assume
that is rampant throughout the program. Hate BYU all you want, I could care
less, but it isnt just BYU that has players play while hurt.
Harmon making something out of nothing
Football is a game of Emotion.You start with the talent, but if you are not
ready emotionally, things happen. Most of which are bad. Thats why the saying,(
Your only as good as the last game you played) is very true in football.It is
extremely difficult for players,even with a Coach like Bronco, to maintain that
emotional level of intensity throuought the long and physical season.Then throw
in possible injuries and you have a better understanding of what a Championship
Football Season is all about and what it takes to have one.This is also
something which very few teams in the Nation rarely experience at any level of
The dirty little secret of BYU football raises its ugly head again. Is there a team in the county that has been sued more than BYU, for
allowing/forcing players to risk further injury and/or a lifetime of
complications by playing hurt?
Whatever. Our O-line was amazing last year. You think we'd be 11-2 without them?
You think Unga rushes like he did without them? Even the best lines sometimes
give up sacks. They were/are the primary reason we won the MWC. The Oline has
always been the secret of our success. Look at how many Olinemen from BYU make
it in the NFL compared to any other position. I have no doubt that Porterie or
any other QB in the MWC could have a terrific season with BYU's Oline blocking
Well, this isn't a prediction, it is just a fact.Utah will lose to a
much of faceless teams, run up the score on UNLV to feel tough, and lose to BYU.
Brian JOhnson will fake an injury to save face in thw Wyoming game and Sakoda
will miss a potential game winner against the Cougs.Max Hall will
win player of the years, Cougs run the table and go bowling!Bronco
gets an extension and Ute fans wonder how McBride got back in the coaching
BYU allowed how many sacks last year??...20 ...the EWES allowed how many last
year??..28.....in either case it only takes one hit to injure somebody one
minute into the season or "ten" games into the season...........with as many
times as I have seen BJ and the Bear get nailed I think you female sheep should
worry a little more about your own offensive line than BYU's.........
I would say WV has the best O line in the country!. Not just my opinion, every
publication in the country feels the same way. BYU maybe in the MTW.
That's funny! The two most important positions on the OL are
blindside tackle and center. A lot of BYU fans are down on the left tackle and
they have a new center. Let's not forget that the kewgs best blocking back,
Manase Tonga, is out for the year. I think it's safe to say that
Hall is going to face some protection issues.
So minerman are you suggesting that in order to be considered a great O-line
that you can't give up a sack past week 4?
of course, talk is cheap, which is why we can do more tough talking than good
We won't be taking tickets as D-ends go by us like we did last year. We're
going to try blocking sometimes.
Of couse Brian Johnson has never been hurt behind is offense line.At least
Max doesn't take the season off.
Yes. Go Utes. Go away.
I appreciate your deep sense of compassion for an opposing quarterback. Must be
because yours is in the same situation, only worse. Here's hoping they both get
much improved protection this year, because whether it's shooting fish in a
small barrel or pulling a rabbit out of the hat, we wouldn't want the Game of
the Century to be marred by whining about what if's and why for's.Go
Cougars! Go linemen and blocking backs!
he says they're the best in the country because he has to.. his life is in their
hands. They sure didn't look like the best Oline in the country against UCLA.
Why the comparison to New Mexico? Nobody knows how UNM's offensive line will
play until they take the field. And Rocky Long is obviously biased when he
compares his QB to Hall.
looking forward to the new season. the Cougs need to be confident but not
overconfident aka Michigan Wolverine pups vs. appy state... Hall should do well.
he has the vote of confidence from the coaches. Gaskins is likely a better QB on
paper but does not get the confidence backing from domer...
Get gaskin playing time early and often. Because it was a miracle hall made it
through last season. The line is good enough to buy time, but hall wants to
make every play, so he gets hit a lot. Go cougars
With left tackle Reynolds(coaches son) Hall won't make it through the season.
UCLA's Davis ran past him like he wasn't there, causing the hit, fumble and loss
in LA and again in the Vegas Bowl he blew by him. The Cougs better fix this or
'perfection' is unlikely.
So, this is basically the same offensive line that let Hall get beat down last
year, and Hall claims it's the best in the country? I cuold understand if he had
been injured the first couple of weeks, but when it happens ten weeks into the
season? I mean, come on. If they haven't figured out how to protect him when the
offensive line combines for more than 120 starts...how much better are they
gonna be this year? Not having a back up quarterback with ANY starting (or
college experience) period should be a big red flag. But, Hall has made it the
last two years without a problem. Hopefully that left side will be improved,
otherwise, it could be a short season...good luck Hall! Sounds like you'll need
some. Hope he's healthy for the Utah game! I want to see the best showdown in
BYU-UTAH history! Without him...it'd be like shooting fish in a barrel. A very
small barrel. GO UTES!
I can't wait to see Max and the cougs tear apart the MWC this year!Hopefully Brian Johnson and Utah can make it past Wyoming and UNLV, it will
make the end of the season that much more fun.
Get out of the pocket or throw it away sometimes. Otherwise those blindside
blitzes will reintroduce your shoulder to the therapist.