Corny and Cheesey. Now it's time to bust out the magic markers and start
scribling on each other's arms.
Traditionally, the spirit at BYU has been to honor the players' hard work
by putting their names on their hard-earned jerseys. Let's keep it that
way, including for Homecoming!
Only at BYU
This just shows the head scratching types of moves that Bronco makes. Kind of
like lets sit Lark and have Riley as a QB.
Too much social media!!! And too many arm chair quarterbacks and coaches that
think they have the knowledge or right to second guess the A.D.'s and head
coaches decisions!!! Let's let Tom and Bronco do there jobs and we fans
should do ours, which is to support and cheer on our favorite teams!!!Go Cougs!!!Go Utes!!!
I am certainly NO fan of BYU, but...Since day one, Roscoe has been
all about the slogans. The QuestThe Band of BrothersNow this. If Whittingham did these things, I would be campaigning for
his dismissal. Today should be day one for BYU fans in a new "Fire
Roscoe" campaign.LaVell Edwards never would have done a shabby
thing like this. He didn't need to. He just won games, period.
And Roscoe's post-meltdown Tweet... give me a break.I guarantee
someone in the athletic department stepped in IMMEDIATELY and righted this ship,
before it had a chance to reach national press.Roscoe needs to be
controlled. His ego needs to be humbled.The Utes will take care of
that September 21.
JoeCougOREM, UTIf this was Bronco's idea, he continues to
validate why I struggle with him. He's a fine coach and a fine example for
the program, but there's something about him that just doesn't sit
right with me. --------------Well said.I am
NOT a BYU fan, but I know exactly what you are saying. There IS something off
about Roscoe, and BYU fans are starting to see it more and more.This
guy decided to implement this stupid idea without ever consulting his boys.
That's arrogance at its finest. Here, let me take YOUR jersey and sew this
garbage on the back of it... your names don't matter.What
arrogance. And then to set up his boys for embarrassment and humiliation on
Media Day when all the cameras can capture it?This guy has problems.
Thank you Bronco and Tom for reversing course. Listening to your fan base
creates loyal fans. Now, lets get back to football. Go Cougars!
Can we just eliminate this from Homecoming as well? Just go with the players
names, please. "You can't tell the players without a program"!
Personal conduct will trump "advertising" every time.
Worst uniform idea since the bibs. And this may top the bibs, as a matter of
fact. Deep six the idea, coach -- including for homecoming.
He should of made the original announcement at a comedy club. lol.I'll bet prospective recruits are impressed. lol.
"For Utah, it was military tribute angle and to me a bunch of boo rah rah
nonetheless."gdog:While you may have thought it was
goofy, there were some of us vets, and current soldiers, who didn't. My nephew was deployed in Afganistan as an Army Ranger hunting bad guys
when that game was played. It was shown live on AFN, as the troops at his base
ate breakfast after a particularly nasty engagement the night before. While a
big BYU fan, he nevertheless noticed the reactions around him as the announcers
commented Utah's Under Armor unis would be sold to benefit the Wounded
Warrior Project. He told me it visibly lifted the spirtits of everyone, knowing
that some people back home still cared. I don't think those
unis had anything to do with Jordan Wynn's shoulder, but even if they did I
will remain proud of my alma mater for doing it.Now as to
Roscoe's latest faux pas, it seems the target audience, the fans and
alumni, have spoken definitively.
If this was Bronco's idea, he continues to validate why I struggle with
him. He's a fine coach and a fine example for the program, but
there's something about him that just doesn't sit right with me.
I'm looking for a Lavell-type of guy to lead this program, whose example
speaks without an opening of the mouth. I will drop the judgment because I
really don't know the man, but there's something about him that rubs
me the wrong way. Just sayin'...
I don't like this now at BYU and I didn't like it when my Utes used it
against TCU in 2010 either. It was for one game, but Utah had the brave, courage
and whatever else mantra going on with their camoflauge army uniforms in a 47-7
blowout loss. For Utah, it was military tribute angle and to me a bunch of boo
rah rah nonetheless.Rather it's Utah or BYU being discussed
here, I get the service aspect of team and/or country all wound together with a
badge of honor like slogan. I still don't like it.The red and
blue comparisons are different yet the same. Is this not an idealistic jersey
gimmick? Look, players can be unselfish and serve the team without
having their identity taken away. That is what I believe we are talking about
here at the core, personal identity. I remember in "The
Crucible' when the John Proctor (alias Daniel Day Lewis) responds to why he
won't sign away his name to save himself a hanging from the witch hunters
(Salem witch style). Answer; "Because it is my name and I cannot have
another in my life" states Proctor.
It is downright scary the things Bronco comes up with.I am actually
surprised he caved on this, though extremely glad he did.He is so image
conscious that he is totally out of touch with reality.The best thing he
can do to improve the image of BYU football?Just win.No more
slogans, T-shirts, helmet stickers, running on to the field from a 3-point
stance, and the rest of that little league garbage.Just win. Simple as
that.Even though Bronco reversed his decision, BYU will take a hit
over this little stunt in the public eye. Hopefully it won' distract too
much from fall camp.
Embarassing episode for Bronco yet highly entertaining for us.Bronco-the gift that keeps giving.
What should really be there is "Beat Utah".
Oh thank goodness that common sense prevailed and the coach changed his mind on
this questionable idea.
Glad this was changed to homecoming only. Geesh
This is ridiculous. hopefully there has been enough backlash to keep this from
Sorry to be so harsh on the Bronc. Of course he meant well with doing this, but
I think sometimes he just . . . I don't know man I don't get his
rationale sometimes. But sometimes I just think "Come on Bronco, you're
smarter than this! Successful, smart coaches don't do things like
this!" I'm glad he proved me right.
Used to love BYU football during the Edwards era with offence being the focus of
their game.The Aggies of Utah State will beat both BYU and Utah the
next time they play.When you have such words as Honor, Spirit and
Tradition on your uniform and you lose, does that mean that honor, spirit and
tradition are losers???
You folks haven't learned anything about Mendenhall. Unanimous disapproval
will only make him more determined to stay with his decision and do it his
way.The only way to change Mendenhall is to out-Mendenhall him.So in this case, the logic would be not every team member has earned the
right to have Honor, Spirit, Tradition on his back for every game. You have to
earn it.So each week, the team should vote for one Offensive player
to wear Tradition in the next game, the Defense for one player to wear Honor and
Special Teams for one player to wear Spirit.It would be considered
an Honor (no pun intended) to the 3 players selected each week. If
everyone gets to wear them it's an entitlement...if you're chosen to
wear one, it's EARNED.Fans, get behind this idea. It's
our only chance.
I don't like it, go back to the players names. I can hear the announcers
now, that tackle was made by the spirit. tradition fumbled. at lest Tom H should
I'm probably as loyal and true blue as true blue gets, and don't like
to criticize the coaches and administration.I believe they should
reconsider this change.For one thing, fans like to identify with
individual players, so it's also a fan issue. Please consider that you
might tend to dampen that enthusiasm. BYU's theme is excellent
and a big part of our success. In my opinion it's brilliant and defines
well what BYU football is all about.I just don't think having
it on the actual jerseys is the way to go. It's going to create problems
and distractions where that is not needed right now with the fan base and in the
Am I dreaming, or is this real??Coach Mendenhall - please swallow
your pride, and don't do this. This is really a nutty idea. It is going to
draw way too much negative attention. How many 5 star (potential) recruits do
you think want "Spirit" plastered on the back of their jersey??
Bronco has unnecessarily undermined his players' loyalty to him!
"Spirit, Tradition, and Honor" are fine things, but nothing is sweeter
to a young man than his good name! Everyone of these young men want to make a
name for himself on the football field; the fact that they are modest about it,
doesn't change that fact. And Bronco's challenge that this new logo
will remain "for as long as his is the coach," says that his feelings
are the only ones that count. Bronco, you've done a great job at BYU, but
these young men don't need you moralizing to them. Many of these men were
serving missions at an age when you were playing football, and these young men
chose BYU while you passed up BYU, because football was more important to you.
These are outstanding young men and they deserve to be treated better than that!
Please put the names of these fine young men back on their uniforms so they can
have a little recognition.
Bronco-- the gift that keeps giving.
If I were a BYU player, I would want the word "embarrassed" on the back
of my jersey.
Hallelujah!Bronco just announced via twitter that team meeting held
and it was decided that TSH only for homecoming; last names rest of season.
I cannot wait to watch Taysom Spirit, Jamal Honor, and Cody Tradition play this
year . . . said no one ever!
By doing this Bronco not only embarrasses the players, the fans and the
university but he is actually kicking BYU's tradition right in the teeth.
Part of that tradition is names on jersey's. Bronco, stop the madness
Flood the athletic offices at BYU with calls of disapproval tomorrow. Maybe we
can put a stop to the MADNESS.
I love the change. I think most football fans across the country will be
impressed with the change. Every time BYU plays on national TV this year, there
will be at least one mention to BYU's uniforms, their tradition, and the
school's honor code. BYU football should embrace the fact that they're
the only school in the world with an honor code and values like their own. The
players should feel honored to put on a BYU jersey, with or without their last
name. The players represent something bigger than their family name. They
represent BYU football, Brigham Young University, and The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints. If Bronco is the man I think he is, he will stick to his
guns on this one. This change will hopefully be a permanent one.
Maybe the Coaches shirts will be "Who" "What" and "I
If you want it for camp only I think it's fine. Once the season starts the
players deserve to have their names on their jerseys. This is worse than
"Quest for Perfection" only they made the fans wear that one
Not fan friendly. I watch from the stands with binoculars and like to see what
is going on in the trenches. I like to know what offensive linemen are doing a
great job protecting but never getting their named announced. I can't keep
going back to the program to check numbers between plays. I like the name on
the back of the players jerseys so I can recognition players more readily. The
players may not need it, they know who they are and they know each other. But I
need it if I am going to follow on TV or at the Stadium. I like the idea of a team having their own motivations but would prefer that
they have some secret motivators, slogans, etc. that they don't tell us
about until the end of the season. LaVell said the 1984 team had a special
feeling from before the 1st game. Let a team have their private dealings and
motivations. Put it on their T-shirts to b e worn closest to their body and
only be seen by each other in the locker room.
Seriously? This is what passes for coaching today? This is the best you can do,
Mendenhall? I'd rather you didn't have anything on the jersey instead
of this nonsense. What an embarrassment.
re: Henry DrummondI can hear Dan Patrick now... "You can't
stop Spirit. You only hope to contain him"
I agree with all Ute fans (and Chris B too) that this isn't a very good
We could learn a lesson from our little brothers on the hill on this one. The
day they tried this, as the 5th ranked team in the country, TCU curb stomped
them in front of a speechless muss on national TV.
I see here there are already 107 comments; I'm not planning to actually
read any, but must add my own. I thought Bronco was through embarrassing us!
Stop already with the cheesiness that makes our rightfully respected program a
butt of jokes!
I'm absolutely speechless! Please excuse me while I vomit!
This is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard. Listen, BYU players
represent the core values of BYU every time they walk on the field. They
don't need to show it on their back - and in the process become the
laughing stock of all America.To think that somehow replacing a
player's name with the word honor, spirit or tradition is acceptable to the
powers-that-be at BYU is mindboggling. It is also, in my humble opinion, a slap
in the face of each player and his family. The players have earned the right to
proudly wear their family name on the back of their jerseys.This is
crazy and you can bet I am placing a call to the BYU football office tomorrow.
Do you really want ESPN saying "Tradition fumbles again," or "Honor
gets flagged for a late hit?"
Was "Thing 1" and "Thing 2" already taken? That's what
these thematic nouns on the back of the jersey look like.I support
almost everything Bronco does for this program, but this is a PR disaster
ranking right up there with Utah's 1988 tourism campaign: "Utah, a
Pretty, Great State" Please push the delete button.I understand
what Bronco is shooting for in having these themes on the stadium, but it's
a dumb, half-baked idea on jerseys that someone with some marketing/PR
experience (and courage) should have nixed.
Bronco is out of control!!! This is absolute nonsense and Tom Holmoe needs to
get him under control. "Band of Brothers" was bad enough but this will
make them a laughing stock. It will embarrass the players and will seriously
affect recruiting. STOP BRONCO NOW!!!!!!!
Jersey sales prediction: worst year ever.
Stripling Warrior would have been better, at least they could have all been
This is probably not only the lamest move in BYU sports history, but also the
lamest move in all of sports history.
Who's idiotic idea was this?
Hello.This is cheesy. Please change it back before the ink is dry.
My two cents.
Please don't do this! I really appreciate seeing the names on the backs of
the jerseys so I can learn who the players are.
This idea is as bad as the bib uni's or the "Quest".Who
comes up with ideas like this anyway?
Was "Stripling Warrior" already taken?
From a long-time BYU fan - two thumbs down, bad idea, not inspiring, not cool.
PLEASE someone get to Bronco and and have him put the players' names back
on the jersey's. Those are three nice words I guess, but I don't
believe they will pump the guys up to play better.
Totally lame idea.
hate it. can we bring back "Quest for Perfection" instead?
This is stupider than Bronco's stupid decision to start Riley Nelson at
quarterback!!!And I've already read the player comments "in
support" of the decision.Of course they are going to support the
decision BY DEFAULT! What are they supposed to say? "this really sucks
I don't like it" They have to support it because they are on
scholarship! I guarantee all the players HATE it! Some of them have even said,
very tactfully in comments to the media, that they don't support it. You
can read between the lines of the comments, the players DO NOT like it but they
HAVE to support it for obvious reasons. Donors, boosters, fans, let
your voices be heard. DON'T support this jersey idea! The players deserve
your support but this lame idea should NOT be supported!
Take that Utah Fans! You can't make a laughing stock of the BYU football
program. Our Head Coach beat you to it. Good Grief!!
This is a horrible idea. Let's not look goofy to the world because one guy
had a goofy idea and we all went along...
just can't picture tradition, spirit and honor replacing Young, Bosco,and
Detmer. This is an idea gone bad the moment it was conceived. It ruins the
flow of the game, is very over the top and makes the players look like robots
instead of individuals.
I think it is close to 100% that none of us are fans of this change. My vote is
to leave the names. I like that. Looks like most agree. I am
betting they will change this as we on this comment section are but a small,
small voice in the back lash they will get elsewhere. 5 days max
(Counting the weekend) until we see a repeal of this change. If not I will be
I am a big Ute fan and always eagerly await the new gimmick/T-shirt slogan, etc.
that Bronco comes up with each year. Always puts a smile on my face. This one
just leaves me in awe. To compare this with the time the Utes put words instead
of names on the jerseys is just inaccurate. That was for one game, but more
important, the Utes were honoring the armed forces, NOT THEMSEVLES, which is how
this new BYU uniform circus act comes across. In the Trib it quotes
Bronco as saying that the uniforms will stay this way as long as he is coach.
Bad move. I predict that he and the school will save face by just doing it for
a game, and then perhaps doing it for one game each year. I know this is BYU,
but I still have to hope that cooler heads than Bronco's will prevail and
end this farce.
Embarrassing because its a self-righteous turn off. What’s the point? This
is a game not a parade.
Absolutely brilliant from a marketing stand point. 65,000 fans now all needing
a program @ $5.00 a pop. $325,000, not to shabby. However, completely lame
from any other point of view.
tyler11385Springville, UT"It appears just about everyone
thinks this is a dumb idea..."Except bronco - par for the course!
This idea is a MAJOR mistake and it plain sucks! Whatever your wife is putting
in your dinner had better be swapped out quick before more lame brained, idiotic
ideas come down the pike.
I didn't even like it when the Utes did this for one game. It just seems
Spirit is a terrible placekicker and tradition just got sacked.
Bronco don't do this! Did you survey the fans, players and ESPN before
making this decision? As a fan, I need names on the back of the jerseys because
the Polynesian names are so hard to pronounce I need the help. It sounds like
your players aren't buying into the idea either from the posts I've
read. Everyone in the "Great State of Utah" already knows about the
Tradition, Spirit, Honor thing. It's plastered everywhere--flags, Shirts,
sign posts, TV intros, in "1,000,000 point" on the front of the stadium.
Now jerseys--this is getting excessive. If you are worried about the players
getting overconfident and self-absorbed with their names on their jersey they
wont because they've been doing it since they were kids. What happens if a
player has their number retired someday? You'll have to break tradition
and put their name back on the jersey. Please re-think this whole thing. If
you don't want their name on the jersey just have no name like Penn State.
Or do it for a certain rival game each year--like with USU. I think we could
all go for that. I'm out!!!!
I agree with the BYU fans on this one. With all of his strange slogans
("Fully Invested," "Quest for Perfection," "Band of
Brothers," etc.) Bronco is proving that he missed his true calling in life.
He would make one heckuva marketing CEO.
I have to do it and I don't like it but I agree with Chris B. lame lame
lame lame mark it down I don't like it
I think that it's a cute idea.
The real slogan on the back of the jerseys should read: "Gimmicks, slogans,
kitty cats and ... losses"They can't be taken seriously.
Bronco is a joke.
Listen to the radio broadcast - this is Bronco's decision and he
didn't even tell the players ahead of time. He let them find out on
picture day in front of all the press. What a arrogant man to think he could do
this and not be concerned about his players or fans or donors or alumni. He
also said that these 3 words will stay on the backs of the jerseys for not only
this season but as long as he is the coach! What a travesty. Can you just hear
it? "Honor fumbles the ball. Spirit makes a leaping catch. Tradition
missed a tackle." I am not happy about this and will let my voice be heard
to the people who matter, not just the DN readers.
Imagine the chatter at the line of scrimmage, laughs from ESPN viewers all over
the country. When a player makes a good play people want to know who he is! Is
the next great idea to rename Lavell Edwards stadium and replace with tradition,
spirit, honor? Bronco has good intentions but he needs to quickly change
uniforms back to having names on the back of jerseys or this will be the biggest
topic of the season during broadcasts, even topping the comments of how many
players are married and returning missionaries. This will be a huge distraction
and detrimental to the team. Very upset about this and thats the last word.
I seldom complain about what BYU does, but I hope Cecil, Tom and Bronco are
listening - don't do it. Here's how you recover - say it was a
miscommunication and you are only doing it for one game, the Utah game with the
royal blue jerseys.If you want to make a uniform change, get rid of
the stickers on the helmet. By the end of the season the helmets are a mess. I
outgrew stickers when I went to middle school.
Extremely Lame! This is one type Chris B. and I will actually agree on
something in a BYU article. Never thought that would happen.
This better be a joke! Of course I support the team and the players, and they
have my full support this season but that's exactly why I hate this! Can we
boycott or petition against this? Seriously. Coaches owe it to the players to
have their own bleeping names on the back of their jerseys! Bronco, or Holmoe,
or whoever's decision this is . . . get the memo: you are HURTING the
program by doing this! If current players hate it, what do you think potential
recruits are thinking? It's hard to recruit the very best players to come
to BYU, don't make it tougher by doing dumb stuff like this! If you want to
help recruiting, do the cool stuff like blackout jerseys once a year. I can see
something like this for one game, NOT the entire season. I swear, I can't
figure Bronco out sometimes! He does great things for BYU like put together
10-11 win seasons most years, and put out of this world defenses on the field.
Then he does things that are unbelievably idiotic like start Riley Nelson at QB
and take the team slogans too far (case in point)!
It is decisions like this that are the reason BYU will never be taken seriously.
It is like they are a little league team or something. Put that motto on your
team flag, or somewhere else on your uniform. You don't put it where the
players name is supposed to be. Is this another way BYU is trying to take the
individuality out of their program? Do they just want robots or individuals?
I'm in a cold sweat, having memories of the bibs!Please,
please, make it go away.
No, No, NO!Who's idea is this? Certainly not the players.Don't do this, Bronco/Holmoe. This only hurts the image of BYU, not
help it. And it won't help recruiting either. Please, for once listen to us
fans. NOBODY likes this!
Yes, this is simply the greatest idea ever! I am sure the national media will
also love it. Good Luck Cougar fans!
Noooo, bad idea. Keep the names.
Don't like it, just give us the name so we know who makes the plays without
having to look at a program. Not a fan
If you have Tradition, Spirit and Honor, it will be universally recognized.If you don't, no amount of pretentious advertising will make it so.
Oh boy this looks like another quest for perfection deal all over again. Forget
all the gimmicks and just recruit good players and coaches Bronco. This almost
sounds like a primary activity in the Church.
As a BYU fan and alum... We deserve to be made fun of for this
As another BYU tweeted:BYU has an interesting sense of irony. Tradition? No. Spirit? Deflated/angered fanbase. Honor?
You make it more difficult to be a BYU football player every year. I can just
hear the mocking from rival fans now. Why don't you just dress them in all
white uniforms, and place a halo on their helmets instead of the Y.
This is a terrible idea.
Seriously...isn't it enough that Band of Brothers is on the helmets, but
now we have to have some motto or mission statement instead of names on the
jersey? Ridiculous idea. I think BYU fans should twitter and fb BYU athletics to
death saying we don't want to see this...EVER!
April Fools!!!! I can't believe everyone fell for that. Of course they
wouldn't do something that crazy! Well, ok maybe I'm having my
doubts. If this is for real then I'm super embarrassed as a die-hard Cougar
@ deductive reasoningAs the Grinch said to Max:"Hate, hate, hate. Hate, hate, hate. Double hate. LOATHE ENTIRELY!"Couldn't agree more!
Over The Top and ridiculous! Tradition, Spirit, and Honor are already on the
stadium! These players work hard and deserve recognition and fans deserve to
learn who these players are during games--not get migraines trying to figure out
who is playing on the field! This has provided unlimited laughs for years to
come and Tom Holmoe needs to require Bronco to run his "great ideas" by
his players, staff, and key alumni before surprising players with this nonsense.
As the Grinch said to Max:"Hate, hate, hate. Hate, hate, hate.
Double hate. LOATHE ENTIRELY!
Oh no . . . please no! don't let it be true. I dislike the overused term
epic, but this is an EPIC Fail!
Listening to Bronco's comments on Cougar Tracks Facebook page made my blood
boil with his arrogance. He didn't even talk with the team before making
this change. Kyle Van Noy says he likes having his name on the back of his
jersey. Do you think he is rethinking his decision now to come back this
year??? He always talks about the Senior Leadership on the team and their
responsibilities, yet he doesn't even consult them when making a change
like this. As a season ticket holder, I hate this!!! Kyle Whittingham and the
rest of the U are laughing at how easy recruiting just became. Hard enough to
be an Independent team, and then Bronco shoots himself in the foot. Horrible
I absolutely hate this idea. BYU has had names on the back of their jerseys
since I can remember, even when other schools in the country had nothing on the
back. For me a life long BYU fan the tradition of the BYU uniform is to have
sir names on the back of the uniform.
What does BYU know about TRADITION?1. Color. Royal Blue. No. Need to
make more money...change to NAVY.2. Hakka. A few years. No. Get rid of
it.3. Names on Jerseys. No. Get rid of it.4. Wave. Oh, we still do
the 1980's wave.5. Popcorn popping...yes, we sing it in the
stands!6. Star Wars theme...yep, tradition.7. Winning--that must be
tradition at BYU...Nope, got rid of that by playing Riley Nelson.8.
Beating Utah...Nope. Not tradition.9. Legendary coach...? Nope, retired.
10 Not firing coaches too often...Nope...Doman and entire offensive
staff.11 Good ticket prices...Nope, going through the roof..."we need
more money"12 Good food and prices at concessions...nope. Bad food,
high prices.13 Tailgating? Nope, don't do that in Provo.14 Big
Y painted in the intersections...sometimes, all faded this year.Bronco kills players spirit...players voted the idea down few years ago.Bronco kills fans spirit...tells us we know nothing about the game.Where
is the honor? Where is the spirit? Where, oh where...is the TRADITION...? Just on the back of a shirt. Dumb dumb idea.
I'm as hard-core of a Cougar fan as it gets and I think this is ridiculous!
I don't like it.
"Tradition,' 'Spirit,' 'Honor' to replace player
names on jerseys this season"They forgot one: "Charity"
because they're going to be giving another win to Utah.
No way Jose. This is beyond stupid. Not even for one game. Fugettaboutit.
Sammy, Ducky, Grad/Dad, hello are you there. Not even the usual apologist can
come up with something on this one.This is why Bronco should be
signed to a lifetime contract.Priceless.
I hope this is a joke. Unbelievably stupid decision!!!
The 7 dwarfs used a similar routine...Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Bashful,
Doc and my favorite; and what I personally think of this idea.....Dopey.
Oh my goodness. I am struggling to keep my laughter down so the guy in the
cubicle next to me doesn't think I'm nuts. I can't write down
anything to make fun of this fast enough before I think of something else
that's more funny than the last, so I'm just going to wait until the
season starts. Unbelievable. If laughter is the best medicine, BYU Football
just added 5 years to my life.
Maybe for one game kind of cool different, but the whole season? This is right
up there with the bib uni's in infamy!
I was considering getting season tickets for this year.This made my
decision for me.NOT GONNA HAPPEN.P.S. By doing this,
are they not breaking "Tradition". If they make a change, it should be
no name at all.P.S.S. This makes BYU look like they cannot afford
jerseys for games. Same behavior as most high school teams.AARRGH!
BYU grad along with entire family. Rooted for BYU football some 25 years.
Considering all of the dumb slogans and tag lines created by BYU marketing over
the past several years, this ranks among the stupidest ideas yet. Come on BYU,
can we just focus on playing serious football and get rid of the gimmicks.
Rather than change our offensive coaching staff this past year, maybe we need to
change some of the marketing/administrative personnel. Give me a break.
Might as well be, Tragedy, Spit-up and Horror.
It appears just about everyone thinks this is a dumb idea...
absolutely dopey. mendenhall, just play football and leave the promo stuff
Players don't like it. That's really all that matters in a sport where
recruiting basically equals winning.
Such an exciting season ahead... ruined with the insanity of Jerseygate
This is ridiculous. How are fans going to identify players? How will pro
scouts identify players? I promise this is another recruiting disadvantage for
I'm really surprised at the negative feedback. Like the idea or hate it, if
you are a Cougar fan, show some support for your team! You don't know all
the reasons why they are doing this. For all we know it could have been
inspired by one of the players. It could be a physical reminder to the players
of what they are playing for and what their team is about or a myriad of other
possible reasons. To be successful, the team (& fans) needs to be united
on all fronts. So what if it's not what all the other colleges do? So
what if it's not our preferred taste/style? Support the tradition of
excellence! Support the high standards these players have to live up to while
they attend school! Support the educational value the institution brings these
young men! The school aims to fulfill a much higher mission than names on
jerseys for bragging rights or our ease in identifying players for stats. They
are taking the focus off the individual and putting it on the team as a whole.
It's not a one man show. Everyone is accountable. Go Cougs!!
Hey, here's an idea - a tshirt that says "Quest for Perfection."
Put it on the sleeve or something like that, but don't replace the players
names with TSH. I know Mendenhall doesn't care about what the fans
think...but come on. You have to have some awareness of what people think
outside your bubble.
This is a slap in the BYU players faces, they work so hard to get a jersey and
to be on the team and now they have to replace their own names with one of
Bronco's little pet phrases. The arrogance of BYU football continues to
I sure hope this is a joke. Unbelievably stupid idea!
This is an absolutely terrible idea. You are coaching a football team Bronco,
not leading a sunbeam class. Kyle Whittingham is at Rice Eccles (the
belly of the beast) laughing hysterically saying "You are making this too
Not a good idea. Sure, do this for one game but NOT the entire season. Come on
BYU....listen to your fan base. Cougar Nation Hates this Jersey change.
Whoever came up with this idea needs to look at people's responses and take
the idea back. This is among the dumbest things I've seen in any sport.
It didn't work for 1 game for the Utes. I remember making fun of a high
school opponent that had "Pride" in place of names (for the record they
were terrible, likely because of the lack of player names). I was excited for
the upcoming season; this honestly makes me much less excited due to
This a HORRIBLE idea!!!!!! Please, please change your mind BYU! I loved being
one of the schools that actually puts the players names on the jerseys! Tom
Holmoe, you have done alot of good things for BYU football, dont let this
I think we should all thank Bronco for bringing the entire State together on
something. Everyone hates this idea. This is worse than the "bib"
uniforms. If you've never heard of that, there's a very good reason
nobody who saw them wants them back.
This is like BYU trying to copy the military academies. Why? I know we like
them and think they are great and all, but they have their own thing going.I suggest everybody look up Duff Title's email from the BYU web
site and encourage him to not subject us (fans) to the ridicule that will go
with this. You can only defend so much....
Cougar Club member here....C'mon, somebody get Holmoe or Bronco on the
phone, or the media guys -- Duff Title, and put an end to this. Not a good
idea!This is like an idea that comes up in a brain storming session
and you say, "Oh, yeah, ok" and write it down and then quickly junk it
when you are getting serious.
Please tell me this is a belated April Fools Day joke, or minimally a one game
gonefishin went there! LOL
Is this a joke? If not, it stinks. I like to know who each player is! Seems like
another bash on fans....BYU seems not to care about what fans like.....good
How about "more wins" instead of "spirit" on the jersey? This is
another of Bronco's foo foo ideas to try and ram (I mean instill) honor,
spirit, tradition, faith, love, hope, charity, cotton candy, snuggly puppies,
etc into his team and into the fans. I'm frankly kind of sick of it.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for those things but quit trying to
constantly ram it down everyone's throat. It's annoying. Let's
don't stop here... let's make sure "Cosmo" is removed from the
mascot's uniform - he shouldn't be getting any evil recognition
either. And let's change the name of the stadium to "Thrifty" or
"Courteous" stadium, and maybe even Brigham Young himself is getting too
much recognition? How does "Faith" University sound to everyone?
I really hate it too. Really makes me not understand which players are which and
makes me not get to know the players at all throughout the year. Imagine the
coaches and media never using the names of the players throughout the whole year
in print or in TV/radio interviews...that's how awkward it is for fans
watching without getting their names on their jerseys."Well #14 should
have a good year for us as long as #32 and #36 can block for him. You know #74
just got back from his mission and along with #79 should really do a good job
for us. The defense has been great with #45 leading the way. And with the
leadership of #3 and #9 I think we'll have a really solid team."
I love BYU football, but this is just silly. My prediction is that the TSH
stickers will not see the light of a real football game, unless it's an
armband or on the helmet.
Holmoe can't be serious. I cheer for BYU a little more than half the time
so I can't call myself a true cougar fan.... But this is a joke.JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt, very clever. In fact those outside of the state
might assume all players are from one of three prominent polygamist families.
Hardcore BYU Fan, and I really don't like it at all. Maybe for the
Homecoming Game, but not the whole season. If the Cougs are successful though,
then I think people will like them a little more.
Sorry, Tradition is the T
One game kind of cool, the whole season? No thanks.
Big BYU fan, I try not to complain on message boards... But I don't like
this at all.
I also do not like the idea. There is a reason they started putting players
names on their uniforms. Identification! This will likely draw more ridicule
This is a joke, right?
Dislike. I prefer to see the players' names. It's also too
self-serving: Look at us and see how special we are. Booo.
This sucks. It has nothing to do with Tradition.
They should also ad "54-10".Also, people not familiar with
BYU or the LDS CHurch are going to assume these guys are all from 3 of the same
You mean "Legacy" isn't an option?
Yeah other teams have put words like "service," "honor,"
"country," "integrity" and "duty on there jerseys, but that
was for 1 game. Please someone needs to get to Holmoe and those in charge and
tell them this is a horrible Idea. For all these kids do for the exposure of the
school and the fact that they represent there families as well they deserve to
have there names on the back of there jersey. If they wanna change something
(which they shouldn't) they should just go with blank backs. Please I hope
sanity takes over and they do not do this!
I'm still undecided whether I like this or not; I just want the team to be
successful, and if BYU has a break-out season, this will be hailed as another
milestone for the program.Go Cougars!Tradition, Honor,
HATE IT!!!! I didn't like it when Crowton did it and I hate it now. I
like seeing the names of the players while watching in the stands or TV. This
is one season ticket holder who hates the idea.
I really don't like this.
I'm fine with it, although it will take some getting used to since
it's not "traditional."
Bwahahahahaha! For real?
Not sure if I like this. I get what they are trying to do but I think they
should do it for a couple games and not the whole season.