goforit, you ever consider the reason players in college change positions. Is
because they are still just a bunch of growing kids? Hadley is 40lbs bigger(all
muscle and size) than when he first suited up for BYU. When these kids get
bigger stronger faster. The Coaches have no choice but to move them around to
best suit their new size and strength! Remember, Bernard was a stub RB before
becoming a LB.
I remember a story about chicken little who kept saying "the sky is falling,
the sky is falling" but of course it never did. Kind of reminds me of some
of our Cougar brethren when it comes to Bernard. Yes, it would have been good
to have him on defense but not having him causing "two less wins"? I
don't think so. Will the Cougars win every game? Nope. Will I be watching
every game? You bet.
Obviously the linebacking position isn't as deep as fans were told. You
lose one starter and you switch two safeties to fill the void. Safety better be
extremely deep or the defense is not going to be as tough as projected. The lose
of Bernard will result in two less wins.
This will have minimum affect in the run stopping ability of the LB group this
season. Hadley and Pulsipher are both physical, aggressive and experienced. And
it there will be no negative change in the short pass game as Hadley is
excellent in pass coverage.Bernard is more versatile and would play more
downs but the BYU LB group is very deep and talented. It will be good to have
Bernard back next season after he gets himself in good standing.
If Pulsipher were better than Hadley then Pulsipher would be starting. No doubt
Pulsipher will in fact get a lot of playing time but that's the truth of
the matter. Losing Bernard hurt us, bad. Nothing to do now but press on and
hope for the best.Go Cougars!
What a huge blow to the BYU line backing situation. This will definitely have a
negative effect on stopping the running backs and short passes over the middle.