Chris B, the writer is not saying BYU can't recruit athletes. Anyway, you
talk about winning championships being out of reach for any program that
doesn't put winning as its highest priority, like Utah does. However, how
many national championships does Utah have? How many does BYU have?If BYU, having football being 4th or 6th on the list of priorities, still
manages to win a national championship while Utah has yet to win one, despite
having that be their highest priority, what does that say about the two
54-10 will soon transform to 13-49. Mark my words.
@ Chris BeeHow long ago was that Alabama game now? Injuries and half the
players not wanting to be there(i.e. Mount Cody) was the ONLY reason the Utesies
won that game. Nobody gave the Y a chance what so ever to beat Oklahoma in the
new Jerry's world.
54-IQMore gibberish from the jealous kids on the hill.--------------Bleed Crimson"BYU would have got
crushed by USC in LA."Great grammar!Just like Utah
2011, BYU 2003 (4-8) was only down 3 points at USC with 4 minutes left in the
game.The difference:BYU 2003 was THE WORST BYU team in
the last half century, yet the Cougars were able to put a scare into the
eventual National Champions. If BYU 2003 could push the eventual national
champion Trojans, there's no guarantee that BYU 2011 would have been
crushed by the Trojans. BYU wasn't crushed by another very good team, TCU -
in fact, if BYU's kicking game hadn't failed them that day in Cowboy
Stadium, BYU probably would have beaten the Horned Frogs. Bottom
line:BYU only lost three games, all to teams ranked in the Sagarin
Top 40.Utah lost five games, three of them to teams not ranked in
the Top 40.BYU's best win - #35 TulsaUtah's best win
- #34 BYUFinal RankingsBYU(10-3) #25 Coaches, #26 AP, #34
SagarinUtah(8-5) no votes in the polls, #39 Sagarin
@54-10You are just trying to be confrontational as you know that
isn't true. It does make you appear to be foolish however.
How many times have we heard this before? BYU has never had a decent corner and
it won't start now.
Bleed Crimson,And Utah fans seem forget that BYU has had more than its
fair share of signature wins as well. I am excited for this
year's team. Excited and cautiously optimistic. It's relatively quiet
in Provo this year and that's a good sign. There will be some good
chemistry on this team which translates into wins. The secondary is going to be
tough this year. The defense may be the best we have seen at BYU top to bottom
in quite some time; maybe back as far as when Omar Morgan played. They have the
pieces, now let's just see if they can put it all together.
@ worf"Texas 17-BYU 16. On Texas home field? Utah would have
been crushed!"Yeah, and BYU would have got crushed by USC in LA.
USC was a much better team last year than Texas was."The Utes
lucked out with Alabama, but would have lost to Oklahoma".The
cougies lucked out with Oklahoma, but would have lost to Alabama. See I can do
that too! Go Cougies! Beat the 5-6 Weber State Wildcats. HaHa!Gotta love cougie fans! They forget they play an FCS team too!
Utah does not have the "athletes" needed to be a true national title
contender like Northern Colorado, Alabama, Texas, and USC.Texas
17-BYU 16. On Texas home field? Utah would have been crushed!The
Utes lucked out with Alabama, but would have lost to Oklahoma.Go
Utes! Beat the 0-11 Northern Colorado team. Ha Ha!
Chris B said:"Why do I include Utah? By virtue of having 2
undefeated seasons and BEATING the likes of Alabama along the way - we've
proven we have the athletes and coaching staff to be the best in the
nation."Wow - you lucked out against a BCS team. Wow.I can think of a team with at least 1 undefeated season, a National
Championship, and has beaten the likes of Miami, SMU (Pony Express when they
were a national power house), Oklahoma, Michigan, Oregon, UCLA, Washington,
etc., and a little bunch from Utah - get the picture?? Crickets.
@ Just the "Facts""BYU has the athletes to beat 10-loss
teams, unlike that pretender on the hill".BYU's athletes
just can't beat Utah or anyone good for that matter.
@Chris BI'm not even going to delve into the myriad grammatical
errors your "thoughtful comments" have. Try to use more
@Chris BWhy do you feel the need to spout out negativity towards BYU? This
article is saying Johnson is improving..I didn't remember reading anything
about how irrelevant BYU is, or how Utah is somehow a perennial powerhouse,
worthy of the national championship. Please stop infesting BYU boards with
needless negativity. Your comments reek of hypocrisy. National polls somehow
don't prove national relevance to you, so I'm not going to say how the
nation thought BYU was worth a Top 25 finish, and Utah wasn't...oh wait..I
Re: Chris BThe author never said that BYU is a bunch of "church
boys" and has "no athletes" along with most of the other completely
ridiculous things you usually say. He said that it is a tough position to
recruit. There's a difference between him saying it is a tough position to
recruit and you saying that BYU's football team has zero athletic ability.
Just because BYU doesn't have the same team speed as Florida or Texas
doesn't mean that BYU is an unathletic football team. I guarantee that at
least 3/4's of BYUs players (wide receivers, defensive backs, running
backs, linebackers, and tight ends) run faster, jump higher, and would out
"weight-room" 9/10s of the Utah "fans" that post the same type
of things on our articles DAILY. So the talk about "non athletic
ability" really needs to stop.
BYU has the athletes to beat 10-loss teams, unlike that pretender on the hill.
I wonder if byu fans will rip apart the writer as they rip apart me when I say
very similar things.byu does not have athletes like BCS teams.Utah 32byu 10riley 4 turnovers.If byu wins I
won't post for a year and I'll sing the byu fight song and post it on
youtubeI'll be posting all year
"Cornerback is the toughest position to recruit at BYU"Interesting. I've said similar things and I get criticized when I do.byu does not have the "athletes" needed to be a true national
title contender like Utah, Alabama, Texas, and USC. Why do I include Utah? By
virtue of having 2 undefeated seasons and BEATING the likes of Alabama along the
way - we've proven we have the athletes and coaching staff to be the best
in the nation.We know what when you have a football team, winning
games is #1. This is another reason byu is not and will never be a
true national title contender. When was the last time you heard
someone like Saban, Whittinghman, Stoops, or Spurrier say winning football games
was the 6th most important thing? NeverI applaud byu for sticking
to what they believe in. but byu fans need to wake up and smell
reality - your program is incompatible with being a true national power. So
stop acting like you are.You are a great WAC team like Utah state,
and that is all you will ever be.