BYU has short turnaround time to clean up its offense for game against Boise State

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  • Fred T PHOENIX, AZ
    Sept. 18, 2012 4:38 p.m.

    A thought about Thursday night games:
    This would apply to both the pros and college.

    After watching the pathetic Packers/Bears game, I came to my own conclusion that teams shouldn't play on 3-days rest.
    The solution? Instead of having a BYE week, it would be included in a Thursday night scenario.
    That is, a team with a Thursday night game would NOT play the Sat/Sun before the Thurs game. This essentially gives them a bye week if you count the extra days before and after the Thursday night game.
    If a team is scheduled to play a week-4 Thursday night game, they don't play week-3 and then they have a long week until week-5. This allows for a hidden bye week and allows the players to heal and for more preparation.

    Having played college football, there is no way I'd want to play a Sat then a Thurs game.
    And because of studying no college should play on Sunday. Getting home from a long away game at 4 am Sunday morning is bad enough. Getting home early Monday morning means you miss all your classes for sleep so you can show up for practice.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Sept. 18, 2012 12:08 p.m.

    1. I would think that after a tough loss, BYU would be very anxious to get back on the field. I would look for a very motivated team to go into Boise, even with the short preparation period.

    2. The noise problem can be overcome. BYU was depending too much on verbal queues rather than visual cues. I would be very surprised if they did the same thing in Bronco stadium.

    3. If you are the visiting team, listening to "Utah Man" being played over and over can drive you insane. This is especially true when the fans keep coming onto the field to personally sing it to you. After surviving that experience I would think that BYU could put up with just about anything.

    I give the edge to BYU in this one.

  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    Sept. 18, 2012 12:22 a.m.

    Ahhhh! The sweet smell of independence. Apparently, independence also means being ESPN's lackey. Playing the late game on Saturday and then having the short turnaround to play on ESPN's thursday night matchup to soak up as much of that national limelight as possibly was exactly what they wanted. The only problem is, after last saturday, they don't look to be up to the task. This problem isn't the players fault, it was created by the adults who are in charge who may not have had the firmest grip on reality when they scheduled these games.

    Good luck to the Cougs on thursday. If they win they get all the respect in the world. At least one Bronco is gonna get busted on Thursday night. I'm betting it's the one that resides in Provo. BYU wanted to be like their independent big brother Notre Dame. If they don't win thursday they'll looking more like the other two Army and Navy.