Johnny Manziel, FCS upsets among best and worst of NCAA football Week 1

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  • yankees27 Heber, Utah
    Sept. 4, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    Enablers, that is a good way to describe the people surrounding stars isn't it? Miley's mom and dad, set no limits on her because they couldn't. They had given control over to her managers years ago. It amazes me that stars can be seen in clubs drinking even though they are underage, and no one says anything, but we expect that these kids will obey all rules as they mature? If you don't set limits early on, how will or can you expect the little darlings to obey any rules as they get older. Manziel is a product of his environment. He feels entitled. What he really needs is to be taken to the Wood Shed!

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    Sept. 3, 2013 10:59 a.m.

    It's always interesting to hear the opinions of objective outsiders in the Deseret News.

    According to the author, John Feinstein, "BYU is hardly a power, but it is a solid team year in and year out."

    For what it's worth, I believe that is a very accurate assessment of the Cougars.

    And unfortunately, no, I'm afraid Utah isn't any better.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Sept. 3, 2013 9:02 a.m.


    LOL at your BYU-hating made up "memories"... I watched every game of McMahon's college career and, although Jim exhibited some of those antics in the pros, Jim NEVER exhibited the type of antics you're suggesting he did in college. McMahon was as competitive as they come, but he was respectful and listened to his coaches, even when he didn't always agree with them.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Sept. 2, 2013 10:52 p.m.

    Manziel is just a reincarnation of Jim McMahon BYU fans in both his antics and style of play. Short memories...

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Sept. 2, 2013 3:57 p.m.

    The first weekend save today's games is in the books.

    Observations about Western teams:

    Oregon State has now lost twice to FCS teams in three years. Was last year's team an aberration? Utah SHOULD beat OSU in a high scoring affair.

    Washington State is no longer an easy game for the Utes particularly because its on the road late in the season. The Utes likely lose that one.

    Colorado is slightly improved. Utes will be favored.

    SDSU also face-planted against an FCS team.

    SUU had the best win beating a DI South Alabama squad.

    BYU's O-line was undisciplined.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 2, 2013 1:58 p.m.

    Manziel is a punk, for sure. But he is an extremely talented punk at a big-time school. If the coach showed some guts and benched him for the Alabama game, he'd get fired. No one is brave enough to step in and intervene, not even his own parents. With all these enablers, Johnny will remain an irresponsible punk until it destroys him.