Utah-Hawaii Alum:"I truly believe that Riley Nelson will have
3-6 turnovers at Utah."Interesting prediction. While I'm
not one for prognostications either, I will predict that as Nelson runs the
first non-WAC/FCS gauntlet of September, Jake Heaps will regret leaving Provo.
Nelson will be just as challenged by Washington St, Utah, and Boise St. as Heaps
was vs. Texas, Utah, and Utah St. Had Heaps simply opted to be a team player,
and accept the bench to start September, Nelson would have struggled early, and
Mendenhall would have given HIM the hook just as quickly as he did to Heaps last
season. Then Heaps could have played a bunch of WAC teams and deluded himself,
his team, his coaches, and his fans into thinking the cougars have finally put
it all together, excused their fates as a "hiccup on the road" or a
"fluke loss" at Notre Dame and Ga. Tech, and validate that by running up
the score vs. the remaining WAC teams on their schedule.In short,
Heaps would have played again had he stayed, rather than running the Scout team
CougFaninTX:"If the new playoff structure picks the Top 4 teams
and BYU has access, they should stay indy...If the conference champ is picked
from the SEC, ACC, Big10 and Big12 - look for each conference to build to 16
teams. BYU will likely get picked up by the Big12. The Big East will be on the
outside looking in."Since MiP already addressed your blatantly
biased omission of the Pac-12 amid the Top-4, I'll just skip that frantic
and emotional part of your post, and instead address the very ridiculous notion
of you obtaining any access to college football's proposed Final-4...In short...you're not getting access.As the conference
commissioners [plus Notre Dame] discussed this playoff model, conspicuously
absent from the negotiating table was BYU. Know that the Big East won't be
the ONLY entity "on the outside looking in." You'll be right there
behind them, trying to peer over their shoulders to watch the rest of play in
the big boy postseason games.And you're not going to the Big
12. They didn't want you, remember? They said "NO!" Twice!
@ Y dad grad, If BYU beats Utah at RES I will buy you dinner at The New Yorker
in SLC after the game. I'm not fat or bald, but "old" too!
Hahahahahaha! That was some funny stuff......cheers sir!
We WILL see. That is after all why they play the game. See you there!
I'll be the old bald guy in the corner with the other old bald guys.
@ Chris B,Don't you ever get tired of hating? So what if some
fans consider BYU a major b/b or f/b program? Why does that irks you so much?
Or why do you even care or feel the need to keep telling us we're never
able to recruit any real athletes? Like it or not, BYU is doing just fine with
the kind of athletes we attract. If you and the likes of you don't like
anything about BYU, may I respectfully ask you to just please go away? I for
one am tired of your same old hateful venom. I'd love for you and others
like you to try and be nice for a change. Otherwise, please go away and leave
Re: Riverton CougarBYU deemed better than Utah at football.Ha! How much does Utah have to beat BYU by next year for you to say Utah is
@ Y dad grad. Keep dreaming. We'll see sir??????
Utah-Hawaii AlumOf the five you name, I think BYU will win three of
them, including @ Utah. Riley will break Ur heart, but out of that will grow
the seeds of hope... for Colorado, WSU and the others that hope to climb out of
the cellar on Ur back.
Does any BYU fan think that BYU will win at Utah, Georgia Tech, ND, Wazzu at
home, or on the "Smurf turf" at Boise State? I don't prognosticate,
but I truly believe that Riley Nelson will have 3-6 turnovers at Utah. How bad
will they be and where will they occur?.........the "real question?"
Utah is LOADED this year folks and have great coaching.............I cannot wait
for 9-15-12. Go Utes!!!!! Then, Utah will tell BYU......."nice knowing
Jabari will do very well at Duke. Great school, ACC BB and with an institution
that stands for a quality education. If he wants a wife......go to BYU. Some hot
Cali blonde will make him proud.BYU football is sad. They're
playing for nothing. It is that simple. They will lose big time against Mike
Leech from Wazzu, get crucified by Utah again, Georgia Tech is loaded, ND will
win for sure....and on and on.......Let's talk about Utah State......the
second best football program in Utah. BYU is ridiculous. Other than Kyle Van
Noy, there is no athlete at BYU currently.I'm glad to hear that
Fredette has a new Spalding BB shoe deal.........After his NBA contract expires
next year........he'll be headed to eastern Europe. Spalding is popular
there. Adam Morrison has been texting Fredette......they are buddies. I hope
they broadcast Jimmer playing in Europe on BYUTV? He is the best basketball
player that ever walked this earth!
utahcountyutepoor jealous uteJimmer's rookie year
stats without a summer league, without a fall training camp, with only two
pre-season games, with a compressed schedule, with a mid-season head coaching
change, and playing on a team that runs a free-style, one-on-one
"offense" (if that's what you call it) that completely wastes the
advantages of having a deadly spot-up 3-point shooter with range like Jimmer,
yet Jimmer still...Played in 61 games, started 7 games, averaged
18.6 minutes, 7.6 points, 1.8 assists, 1.2 rebounds per game, nearly identical
to his Freshman year of college.18.5 minutes, 7 points, 1.7 assists,
and 1.1 rebounds per game as a BYU FreshmanPlus, and this is where
the jealous rants of the BYU haters are soooo laughable,Jimmer is
making over $2 million per year and has his own shoe contract playing in a
league all of the hill trolling naysayers said he was too "unathletic"
to play in.
As a Ute troll, I think BYU would be a good fit for him and he would thrive
there. Understand he is of the talent that'll be one and done. But,
he'd be a good ambassador for the Y programs. Still, wish he'd
consider the U though.
Jabari will do just fine wherever he goes. BYU would be a great fit that
combines his own personal standards and superior athletics. Going to a SEC or
PAC-12 team, not so much. And playing basketball at Utah offers neither.
Based on Jabari's comments, I'd have to agree with CougFaninTx, that
BYU could fit into that equation. However calling BYU a legit Top-25 program may
be a stretch, that's usally reserved for teams that are always in the
polls...not hovering around them or getting ranked occasionally. Gonzaga,
maybe.Also, CFinTx, you suppose the BCS would select the champions
of the ACC over the PAC-12 for this 4 team "event"? Nice. No bias there.
Check your facts and you would see that the PAC-12 is consistently ranked ahead
of the ACC in power rankings and have clearly performed better in BCS bowls than
the ACC (Clemson, anyone?). Last year the PAC-12 had two teams there, finshing
1-1 with the close loss of Stanford/OSU, and have had several teams play in the
NC game this past decade, most recently in 2011. USC is in NC talks this year
and Oregon doesn't seem to be disappearing anytime soon. If they move to
selecting the champion from 4 conferences, as you alude to, rest assured the
PAC-12 would have as good an argument as the ACC. NO doubt the Big East will be
on the outside looking in.
@Ygrad So you are saying that Chris B is the type of character BYU
builds??? @Riverton Cougar Remember last September? The end lol
Look at Chris B, we built him...
What character does BYU build?
As much as I hope that Jimmer's signature shoes will be really good, I just
can't help but think that they probably won't live up to the hype....
To all those Ute fans who were saying that Jabari was thinking of going to the
U......LOLGiving the things that he said he is looking for in a
school, that would put u at the bottom of the list!
Chris B,If BYU athletes are not athletic, and this past year they
were deemed better than Utah in both football and basketball (and most other
sports as well), then what does that say about Utah's athletes? If Utah
has so many more athletic players than BYU, why do they lose to so many 10-loss
teams while BYU loses to none? It's great that you can beat good teams
(BYU can, too), but losing to teams like that really hurts your credibility.
What does Jabari Parker have to do with a four or eight team playoff? What a
Chris,You go ahead and "heart" the bcs all you want.
Isn't "heart"ing something what tween girls do?
Chris B. It's sure good for us that you're here to let us
know what Jabari Parker is wanting. No one would know better than you. I can't imagine why he'd ever even consider BYU if what you
say is true.
Veritas,No, but I'm not playing college basektball or football.
I never have once boasted of my own athletic abilities. I simply remind
overexcited and out of touch with reality byu fans that you do not have the type
of athletes needed to be among the best. Veritas, think about recent
NCAA football and basketball winners. Does the makeup of the
football/basketball teams at byu look similar to those champions?LOL!You will never go to a BCS game because you dont have BCS
quality athletes because you can't recruit BCS quality athletes.As soon as byu fans stop pretending they are a major football/basketball
program I can stop reminding you that you are not.P.S. I heart the
The Ute trolls will have you believing they're in the running....after
reading the part about a place that will build his chracter.......U are out.
Just a guess!
I try to be quick, but I can never beat Chris B to the first comment. She is
such a loyal follower of BYU. Jabari's comments make me think
that BYU could be a finalist. I'm realistic enough to know if Jabari only
cared about basketball, places like Duke or Kansas may be a better fit. If he
is looking for one year of college and then onto the NBA, Kentucky may be the
place to go. But if he's looking for a great fit with the
coach, somewhere that builds character, and a legit Top 25 basketball program
that he can take to the next level - BYU is a great fit. Now onto
football. I'm very happy to celebrate the end of the BCS. If the new
playoff structure picks the Top 4 teams and BYU has access, they should stay
indy. If the conference champ is picked from the SEC, ACC, Big10 and Big12 -
look for each conference to build to 16 teams. BYU will likely get picked up by
the Big12. The Big East will be on the outside looking in.
Spalding Sneakers? So he's sitting on the end of the bench in
Sac Town in Spaldings? Unfortunate
Chris B.Are you that type of "athlete"?Are you
even as athletic as the athletes at BYU?If not, where do you get off
judging people who are something that you will never be?
Probably Not...Just a guess
He probably wants to play with very athletic teammates, not kids who are balding
and recovering from not having touched a basketball or lifted a weight in a
couple years.Just a guess...