Dick Harmon: Determined Skyler Ridley has become a key part of BYU's talented receiving corps

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  • BYU DUDE Provo, UT
    Aug. 27, 2013 12:16 a.m.

    Keep them coming Dick Harmon,

    We Cougar fans always learn something new with your articles. And that is what sets you apart from the other columnists !

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Aug. 20, 2013 6:49 a.m.


    Reminds me of a memory near and dear to every BYU fan: 4th and 18. How DID Austin Collie get so wide open so far down field?

  • Tilka PORTLAND, OR
    Aug. 19, 2013 11:00 a.m.

    Probably good info for our opponents that Skylar won't be going for the long plays, just the short stuff where he can get them turned around, based on the fakes he will be making for a long pass play.

  • Mountainman56 Alpine, UT
    Aug. 18, 2013 8:51 p.m.

    Great article. I've known Skyler since he was very young, watched him play throughout his high school and college career. He never had it easy since he doesn't have great size or blazing speed but like this article says, he always worked hard and did his best and you can't ask for anything more. It's so great to see him getting playing time and earning a scholarship after all those years on the scout team. Here's to a great senior year and best wishes to Ethel and the rest of the family!

  • Scott Farcus Beaver, UT
    Aug. 18, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    My best to Ethel

  • mindgames Aurora, CO
    Aug. 18, 2013 8:55 a.m.

    Good article. I have enjoyed getting to see inside the lives of some of BYU's athletes. Being a student-athlete at this level takes a tremendous amount of dedication and perseverance and sometimes as fans we only see the on-field results and think that is the entire package, but these young people are much more than that and the athletic part of their lives can be seen and measured, but the totality of each of them is far greater than that. On every campus there are far more of these stories than the "newsworthy" garbage that makes headlines.

    Congratulations to Skyler and all the other young athletes who make college sports so enjoyable for the rest of us.


  • 3grandslams Iowa City, IA
    Aug. 18, 2013 8:09 a.m.

    Evidently the offense is working because the db's are dropping like flies but the receivers are not. Hmmm...need to look at that.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Aug. 18, 2013 8:02 a.m.

    I've always admired the guys who succeed through grit and hard work. Reading about this team and the effort put in the assimilate this new offense in such a short time has me really excited to see how it works out. I think this team will surprise a lot of people.

    A Mendenhall defense is always tough, and Anae's offense was always good. And it seems like BYU is finally getting the athletes.

    Looking forward to an exceptional year against a quality schedule.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 18, 2013 7:39 a.m.


    Jake would miss the target today like he did 2 and 3 years ago. Move on please.

    About the article...

    Great story! There is no doubt that Ridley will have continued success on and off the field.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Aug. 18, 2013 12:20 a.m.

    Ah, Wayne, good to here from you! Your comment lends a little depth and perception to the person we all came to know last year.

    I don't think Tayson is Riley II, and the last time Jake threw the ball in a game situation, he wasn't very impressive.

    But I'll go with you this far: too bad he doesn't have someone throwing to him with Jake's potential. But I still think Taysome will pleasantly surprise. You have both a receiver and a quarterback who both are willing to pay the price. Lets enjoy watching and seeing if they can actually deliver the goods. I'm thinkin' they can.

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Aug. 17, 2013 10:42 p.m.

    Well written, great player, good character. We can be proud of him and wish him well. Too bad he does not have Jake to throw to him.

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 17, 2013 9:40 p.m.

    Sounds like Ben Cahoon as a player....May he have the same success, Go Cougars

  • Donal Pearce Murrieta, CA
    Aug. 17, 2013 9:18 p.m.

    Well done, Dick! Thanks for your detailed research and presentation for us true-blue fans!

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 17, 2013 7:36 p.m.

    Nice article. It's good to hear about a young man with a good work ethic. It's always good to hear about class acts, no matter what team they play for.
    Go Cougars!