BYU football: Cougars depth chart

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  • LivinLarge Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 30, 2013 2:07 p.m.

    PPP, aka, 3P which is pounds per player on defense is a serious problem. For some opponents this year, the Y will be like a garden tractor and the opposition will be like a D9 bulldozer...including VA.

  • InfoQuest Murray, UT
    Aug. 28, 2013 3:19 p.m.

    I love to read such CrispB comments. I have a dream ... that ONE DAY all Chris B comments will be judged by the content of their quality and not by the humor of their fallacy. I have a dream... that UTE trolls will stick to commenting on U of U articles written for U of U happenings and will love their university more than their rivals' I have a dream. That comments posted to DNews articles can stay on topic, that peace will prevail & everyone will live happily ever after. Please wake me on September 22nd.

  • LDS-BYU Convert ALPINE, UT
    Aug. 27, 2013 11:39 p.m.


    Coach Whit is so reserved that hr lost to Utah State last year, went 5-7, missed going to a bowl game and has failed miserably his first two years in the PAC12...yep so reserved that if he fails this year he will be gone! BTW, two of the three wins against us came as a result of a block FG attempt another hitting the upright. Since 2008 you haven't done nothin!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 26, 2013 11:49 p.m.

    BYU will remain the ultimate standard of Utah football.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 9:45 p.m.

    So Hague has gone from LB to S to CB. Hmmm...He's a ball player but CB might be a bit of a stretch...

  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 8:37 p.m.

    Interesting that Christopher B (must want everyone to know he is a guy) copied and pasted several of his posts from posts on previous articles. Maybe he has run out of fodder. No matter, since he will not be posting on any more BYU articles after the BYU/Utah game.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 7:59 p.m.

    I am excited to see the holes have been filled and the depth chart has capable and prepared people to fill the holes. I read up on the Virginia roster and it was interesting to note that none of their veterans were top performers last year.
    The best thing Coach London has done is bring in excellent coaches to try and change the culture. Will it be enough to go against mostly veteran players who have experience, especially in the skill positions? That's why they play the games.
    I do have a serious question for other posters
    Have any of you considered reporting abuse on those who post off topic and with disruptive intent. Let's all try it.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Aug. 26, 2013 7:48 p.m.


    Funny stuff, man.
    You forgot to mention how much you love your "prestigious" membership in the "prestigious" PAC12.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 7:04 p.m.

    Yes, I commonly take oxygen with me while swimming slowly along the bottom of the PACific Ocean. Good marketing on the part of RES if that is true.

  • CrispB Norman, OK
    Aug. 26, 2013 6:53 p.m.

    Rice Eccles Stadium is going to be selling oxygen because the Utes will be so breath taking to watch.

    You will not know what hits you when our bus rolls in to that town down south.

    It will be like typhoon cyclone hurricane all rapped into one.

    With an oxygen tank.

    Go Utes. Go Utes. Go Utes.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Aug. 26, 2013 6:42 p.m.

    DNews - How about a new bylaw for the comments - only one post per article per day, even if someone has multiple monikers, pretending to be different people from SLC, OK or Michigan. Seven comments, that I don't even read, from the same person takes away from legit commentors who make valid points, even if they are different than mine.

    Love the two deep. I have no doubt that Fua was brought in as the starting OLB to help with the corners. I think he's a little better in passing situations than Hadley, who can make an impact from either ILB or OLB. Can't wait for Saturday!

  • Chris from Rose Park Hartford, CT
    Aug. 26, 2013 6:36 p.m.

    This has been a wonderfully entertaining thread to read.

  • Perkunas Ashburn, VA
    Aug. 26, 2013 6:03 p.m.

    "Space for added effect."


  • Highlight WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 4:33 p.m.

    Chris (or any one of your facsimiles)

    Why don't you follow your coach and provide us all with "quite dignity" on your posts.


  • Smart Aleck Vancouver, WA
    Aug. 26, 2013 4:23 p.m.

    Gotta love ChrispB's posts. Subtle but effective. Highlight the absurdity!

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    Every one of our number "2"s would start on any other team in the country.

  • Danish American Payson, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 3:32 p.m.

    I watched the PAC 12 network for several games over the week end. These were meaningful games--not one Utah game was shown. And during the breaks not one Utah athlete was profiled. So Chris B can keep strutting his empty wagon syndrome but until the Utes do something worthwhile in the PAC 12 they will still continue to be ignored.

  • CrispB Norman, OK
    Aug. 26, 2013 3:28 p.m.

    Lol so funny. The Utes jv team could play down a men and still beatn byu. Why even play our starters and risk getting them hurt? It really would not surprise me if Coach just plays a lot of underclass men to give them some practice playing against a WaC team.

    Space for added effect.

    Byu 5
    Uofu 57. Mark tat down in red ink.

  • CrispB Norman, OK
    Aug. 26, 2013 3:24 p.m.

    There is a reason why Coach Whitt is so reserved in practices. It is quiet dignity.

    He knows that he does not need any slogans or mottos to win games in the PAC 12. In 5 years, the PAC 12 Utes will be a household name that everyone knows.

    Our offense is going to light these byu corners up like a gas barel on the corner. I easily predict Tavis Wilson to throw for 400 yards 5 tTD.

  • CrispB Norman, OK
    Aug. 26, 2013 3:20 p.m.

    I must say LOL to this chart. I just cannot help commenting on this article multiple times in succession.

    We are about to beat the little brothers four times in a row. How does it feel to be 0-4 against the best team in the state. At everything btw.

    Our men are rearing to go.

    Byu 5
    U of U 56

    Write it down in the day planner cuz your going to be able to set your watch by our touchdowns.

  • CrispB Norman, OK
    Aug. 26, 2013 3:15 p.m.

    BYU will never beat the U again. With our superior coaching staff, facilities and recruiting, we are will quickly surpass everything that the y brings to the table. The PAC 12 logo on our helmets shows why our two deep is head above heals over BYU.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 3:12 p.m.

    Depth chart looks good. I was surprised to see Friel not listed as the starter at TE.

  • Smart Aleck Vancouver, WA
    Aug. 26, 2013 3:05 p.m.

    BYU's CBs don't need to beat NFL quality receivers, they only need to beat inexperienced college receivers (e.g. Univ of Utah quality receivers).

    And remember, BYU's CB have been practicing against near NFL quality receivers for most of fall camp already, so they already know how to defend against a strong passing attack.

    Bronco has done an exceptional job turning a weakness into a strength. It will be fun to watch opponents' offensive coordinators try to pick on the secondary, only to be picked off time after time.


  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 3:01 p.m.

    Mike Hague & Sam Lee will be returning soon so the CB position will get better/deeper. Other than QB, all these positions will see lots of playing time for everyone on the 2 deep to keep them fresh, so Apo will see plenty of action, as well as Mitch Matthews. Next yr is going to be ridiculous at the wide out position...two 6'6 recievers with 4.5 speed on the outside (Mathews & Kurtz). This year the receivers are really going to shine, as well as the RBs. Saturday is taking way too long to get here!

  • Smart Aleck Vancouver, WA
    Aug. 26, 2013 2:30 p.m.

    I notice Ross Apo is listed behind Skyler Ridley. Hopefully with Anae's up tempo offense, we'll still get to see a lot of Apo catching deep passes. I'm looking forward to seeing a big jump in Apo's role in the offense in 2013.

    And let's hope the cornerbacks all stay healthy. I'd really like to see Dallin Leavitt and Michael Wadsworth play well too.

  • ChristoperB Salt Lake, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    I know byu has had several corners go down with injuries, but it's still on Bronco for not caring about this position.

    When was the last time Bronco had a great corner(and by great I don't mean 3rd team all MWC)?

    Bronco apparently doesn't think speed and athleticism are important at the corner position, even though any football coach would argue with that.

    So as sad as I feel for the hurt guys, it's your coach's fault for not caring about the corner position, ever.

    Receivers are going to have career days against these byu corners!


  • ChristoperB Salt Lake, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 2:11 p.m.

    A first string byu corner is typically not very good(see any in the NFL?)

    A second string byu corner would be pretty bad.

    And now they're playing starting 3rd string corners?

    Wow, offenses are going to light these guys up!

    Can't wait!

  • ChristoperB Salt Lake, UT
    Aug. 26, 2013 2:09 p.m.

    Van Noy and Hoffman will long be remembered as being incapable of beating their rival.

    Utah soon will have 2 4-0 career SWEEPS over byu in the last 15 years.

    Do you know how far back you have to go to get the last 4-0 streaks of byu over Utah.

    My, how the times have changed!