BYU football: Changes along their offensive line pay Cougars immediate dividends

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  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 8:13 p.m.


    Your typical incorrect assertions. If you'll remember correctly Anae left on his own, although in my opinion he was strongly encouraged to do so, but not only that Heaps had just come off a bowl win and was being heralded as an emerging star. There was no "Heaps failure" to use to "scapegoat" Anae with.

    Now I thought then, and still think, it was a mistake to force Anae out, but your version of events is laughably false.

  • SameJersey Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 4:41 p.m.


    Except for the fact that U State is now almost entirely selling out Romney Stadium this season.

    Moving into the future, I antcipate U State will be able to pay the Y coming to Logan on a similar level without costing them most the gate like you said. Winning teams bring big crowds, regardless of location of venue.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 4:09 p.m.

    Aggie Question: On the surface playing 2 at BYU for 1 at USU seems quite unequal. It's a legit rivalry. But... perhaps because some years only 10,000 to 20,000 came to games at Romney Stadium, BYU may have a point. How about this: whatever payout BYU pays USU for coming to BYU, USU pays to BYU when they go there. Then there could be a 1 for 1 alternating schedule. Fair? Maybe, but it would cost USU big time -- like most of the gate.

  • DC Alexandria, VA
    Oct. 3, 2012 3:41 p.m.

    Why do they take these kinds of pictures? Looks like a glamour shot.

  • fender Washington, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    Best O lineman on the field was Anae. How ironic that he's the kid of the offensive coordinator that Mendenhall fired and scapegoated for Heaps' failures.

  • Dnquixote Las Vegas, NV
    Oct. 3, 2012 11:15 a.m.

    What "proved to be key" in the game against Hawaii was a depleted defensive line and defense in general. They were already starting 3rd stringers, then two of them got hurt. Don't get me wrong, BYU would have beaten any team Hawaii put on the field, but that game proved nothing. Hawaii might be the worst D1 team in the nation this year.

  • bballjunkie Pleasant Grove, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    Won't matter if Riley is back behind that line.

  • Monk Pleasant Grove, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 10:26 a.m.

    Is that a young Mark Eaton in the picture?

  • mussingaround Palo Alto, CA
    Oct. 3, 2012 10:10 a.m.

    The offensive line played much better against Hawaii. This week will be a much bigger challenge. If the Cougars can establish the running game against the Aggies, their passing game will open up and BYU has a very good chance of beating Utah State.

    Go Cougs!

    Oct. 3, 2012 7:10 a.m.

    "A few changes to the offensive line proved to be key in Friday's 47-0 win over Hawaii."

    Really? Hawaii was key in that win, not any changes BYU did! I'm tired of reading articles that tell us how much better BYU is playing after this one win!

    I am a BYU fan, but not much of a fan of idiotic articles (nothing against Braden who is featured in this article). Let us see how the Cougars do in October and then there might be something to write about what has become "key" on the team.

  • Go Utes! Springville, UT
    Oct. 3, 2012 7:01 a.m.

    I am going to hold out my opinion of BYU's offensive line until they play somebody good. perhaps this week against Utah State will prove a little more of a challenge than Hawaii.