BYU football notebook: Kaufusi considering playing basketball for Cougars, too

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  • Outsideview Federal Way, WA
    Nov. 6, 2012 1:52 p.m.

    Funny, but with BYU basketball needing inside help, I was actually thinking last week if there were any football players who could help out as a substiture for davies etc. Looks like they might find someone. Better not blow out a knew however.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Nov. 6, 2012 11:31 a.m.

    If Kaufusi is 1/2 as good at defense on the court as he is on the field, I'll take him. If Davies and Austin stay out of foul trouble, we should be good with our current line-up. But Davies sometimes gets into foul trouble and Austin always gets into foul trouble. There are question marks with each of their replacements. Sharp will be good on offense and against smaller teams, but could struggle against the Zags with two bigs. Agustin is still question mark for me. I don't know what he's capable of. Harward has potential, but lacks experience.

    How can chris b talk smack this year. Her football team will not make it to a bowl game, and her basketball team will not have 10 wins. I guess U have to define yourself by your conference, when U don't have much of a team.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Nov. 6, 2012 11:14 a.m.

    Chris B -

    Now that the football season, for all intents and purposes, is over for your little boys on the hill, do you have any predictions for the basketball season in terms of what the sorry utes will accomplish in your new powerhouse conference?? The December 8 game against the BYU Cougars (top 25) should be a nice warm up in Provo for you against a quality team - any predictions?

    BTW - that was a real battle between two cream puffs last Saturday, wasn't it?

  • Davidwilliams San Jose, NY
    Nov. 6, 2012 10:08 a.m.

    I think these are new and good alternatives for Kaufusi in BYU and I'm sure will be of great benefit not only for him but also for the team. Dave Rose is a great coach and knows his stuff.

  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 8:52 a.m.

    Go Bronson and take Remington Peck as well. Two D-ends and two Power forwards. Go Coogs!

  • JoeCoug OREM, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 8:37 a.m.

    Bronco's seeming reticence and lack of apparent positivity regarding Kaufusi's dual sport considerations further cause this Cougar fan's raised eyebrows towards its head football coach. I don't judge him...I just don't like him and would like to see him move on.

  • Christy B Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 6, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    "It's no secret that the University of Idaho doesn't present much of a challenge on paper, but Mendenhall, as always, is not taking the Vandals lightly."

    Unlike Whittingham, who thinks that the only thing the Utes need to do is show up to beat teams like Colorado, UNLV, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Colorado State.


    Chris B

    Unfortunately for U, the Utes never did much fighting for the WAC title when they were in the conference, and even as members of a "big boy" conference, still aren't capable of fighting for a WAC title - 0-1 in the WAC this year.

    btw, by adding BYU, the WCC became a three-bid league, unlike the rundown Utes who contributed absolutely nothing to the PAC except pull down the RPI of the entire conference.

    As for "powerhouse conferences", the WCC placed THREE teams in the NCAA's last season, the PAC only TWO.

  • phantomblade Salt Lake City, Utah
    Nov. 6, 2012 7:56 a.m.

    I don't imagine that Coach Rose is looking for Kaufusi to start or even play significant minutes as a backup; with the loss of Rogers and Collinsworth, what Rose needs is another big body to spell BYU's front court starters, clog the middle, get a few rebounds, and maybe score a basket or two once in awhile.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 6, 2012 7:55 a.m.

    You mean fighting for a WAC championship isn't enough?

    He wants to fight for a WCC title too?

    Powerhouse programs. Powerhouse conferences.

  • ET Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 6, 2012 7:20 a.m.

    Steps to getting ready for Idaho 1 eat the soup, step 2 show up in uniform. It's SILLY SEASON!

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Nov. 5, 2012 11:47 p.m.

    Bring Ziggy along as well.