BYU football notebook: Cougars will be counting heavily on Pulsipher this season

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  • Musketman Stansbury Park, UT
    Aug. 24, 2017 11:09 a.m.

    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.

  • CougarDuck Cottage Grove, OR
    Aug. 24, 2017 11:02 a.m.

    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.

  • goforit Provo, UT
    Aug. 24, 2017 8:12 a.m.

    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.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Aug. 24, 2017 8:11 a.m.

    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.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Aug. 24, 2017 7:13 a.m.

    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!

  • cjd1 Draper, UT
    Aug. 23, 2017 10:41 p.m.

    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.