@Scott FarcusDNews didn't publish of deny my last comments so I
don't know what's up with that.I served in Japan Central and
Japan Fukuoka with my wife.I think you would enjoy what Bronco is trying
to do but the second half is not worth the reading.I'll just end with
if you had my experience you wouldn't even want to be a Utah man.
@SLCWatchYou are awesome! It’s all in fun, we enjoyed the saber
clashing. A lot of people that post comments have a titch of competitiveness in
them. Its like growing up with brothers or best friends, we all take jabs. I
was pleased to hear you went to the U where prophets graduate from, smart move.
Sad to hear with the 1-10 record, you gave up on them, I had season tickets and
lived through more than a decade plus of pain and suffering until McBride turned
the tables 34-31,I never gave up on my Utes. The Utes deserve the PAC-12
and yes they do have a tough row to hoe. I honestly wish that the Y had the
same, what was once a great program has been diminished by quick foolish
decisions.BTW while serving in Japan I proselytized in Matsumoto where I
saw U logos all over. Both universities have a far-reaching fan base.I’m going to pass on your book recommendation; I’m just not crazy
about Bronco’s ideas. SLCWatch read “Airing It Out” now LaVell
was a great coach that changed football! And you didn’t hear that from me.
@Scott FarcusOkay, it was funny at the time. I'll let it die.Bye the way, negative comments about the Y doesn't build up the U.I
get my digs in to C.B. because he is just plain silly but I try really hard not
to roust the Local U fans because I unfortunately had to go there for my first
degree. They were 1-10 the two years I went there so I have no interest in
their program.The U has a tough row to hoe this year, they don't need
me piling on. I'll try not to.I have never gone to the Y but I
enjoyed LaVell Edwards, Crowton not so much and I love what Bronco is trying to
do for the reasons he is trying to do it. I suggest your read "Running into
the wind".By the way, there is a shrine to Cougars in Heian Jingu in
Kyoto Japan. Got pictures with BYU shirts all around it.
@SLCWatchLets look at this;You wrote; " Second, You
said you were going to being shooting fish in a barrell on Sept 26th (my typo on
saying the 25th.)" Your typo?I am going to take
the higher road and forgive you for your typo, I hope you will forgive me for my
@Scott FarcusFirst, it was only your reflection in the lake you were
seeing, no one else wears Utah shirts outside of UtahSecond, You
said you were going to being shooting fish in a barrell on Sept 26th (my typo on
saying the 25th.) You still haven't figured out when the game is
apparently because you will be alone on the 26th.
SLCWatch"Still looking forward to that barrell full of fish on Sept
25th...all alone."You sure have an odd appetite my friend. But I
hope you enjoy your fish!SLCWatch"Hate to tell you this
buddy but it's called a reflection. You see them in lakes all the
time."You're the expert, just don't get greedy and go
for the bone, its a reflection in the lake.
@Scott FarcusHate to tell you this buddy but it's called a
reflection. You see them in lakes all the time.Still looking
forward to that barrell full of fish on Sept 25th...all alone.
STuFOO"I was in Singapore two weeks ago and I saw a person at the rain
station wearing this years BYU team shirt. I have never seen a u sticker, shirt,
or anything outside of the inter mountain west."Your not looking
my friend, just last week I was in Jiuzhai Valley National Park in southwestern
China north of Chengduenjoying the Blue and green lakes as well as the
waterfalls when all of the sudden I witnessed a Red Utah T-shirt with Drum and
Feather contrasted against the beautiful Blue and Green Lakes. STuFOO it was
breath taking, it brought tears to my eyes.Take the blinders off and
Scott Farcus"When do the T-shirts come out? I want to hang it
next to my "Quest for Perfection" Of course, as any
respectable u fan would. Its always all about BYU.Seriously, why
would anyone be a u fan? the football team is a nobody now, even in the PAC
10+2 the name that have made for themselves is at the very best inconvenient.
the rest of their sports are awful. I was in Singapore two weeks
ago and I saw a person at the rain station wearing this years BYU team shirt. I
have never seen a u sticker, shirt, or anything outside of the inter mountain
west. Again, why be a u fan?
2BCSwins no one cares about..."I've never seen a fanbase
that makes more excuses than cougie fans. Stop trying to make excuses and spin
things to make the team look better than it is. You might as well just own up to
what your team is everybody else already knows you don't fool anybody but
yourself."That's rich from a team that had a losing season,
no bowl, an the verge of another losing season, and an inch from irrelevancy.
AND who is holding their SOS like as shield against a three win season. Talk
about excuses. You wanted to be there.BYU fans, the other teams in
the PAC 10, and the rest of the nation already know that the u is nothing but a
flash in the pan, out of their league, and a pretender. You aren't fooling
anyone but yourself.Even funnier is that your statement..."You might as well just own up to what your team is everybody else already
knows you don't fool anybody but yourself."Doesn't
make any sense. Learn to use a coma or something.
2BCSwins (no one cares about...)here is the same timeline with your
uties..August- "3 in a row, 8 of 11, we're in a big boy
conference, BYU is a mid major, BYU is palying a WAC schedule, BYU is our little
brother. BYU has no athletes only Sunday school boys. BYU this, BYU that,
BYU... got to see what is in the BYU articles"Augsut 29th -
"We lot to USU again? So what we are better than BYU!"Sept
7 - We lost to WSU? We're still better than BYU."September
21st- "What just happened? We lost to BYU? How, we won 2 BCS bowl
games!"October 20th- After 4 straight loses "But we're
better than BYU we won 3 of 4 and 8 of 12"October 26th-
"what do you mean Whit is going to be fired, he took us to a BCS bowl and we
beat BYU 3 of 4 and 8 of 12.November 16th- CricketsNovember
23th- CricketsNovember 30th- "where are you going to watch BYU's
Scott Farcus:I see you're a little preoccupied with BYUs
'acid test.' But don't fret, I'm sure you'll find out
the results of Utah has an 'acid test' here real soon...well as soon
as the results from Blechen's next UA are announced.
Cougsndawgs"There are no T-shirts this year, sorry to disappoint
you."No T's ?So much for Tradition and
Spirit!Cougsndawgs, am disappointed, my bYu T-shirt collection will
have to end at "Band of Lil Brothers."
Scott Farcus:"Explain the difference between "Nitro Offense"
and "go fast, go hard."Nitro was the 2 minute no huddle
offense similar to Utah's "NASCAR" offense this year lol. BYUs new
offensive philosophy is no huddle, ever...as in Arizona/Oregon no huddle, not 2
minute drill every once in awhile. Don't worry, you'll get a nice up
close look at it on Sept 21st, when you're choking on your sarcasm through
tears resulting from a severe "go fast go hard" beat down.There are no T-shirts this year, sorry to disappoint you.
Explain the difference between "Nitro Offense" and "go fast, go
hard."Did Bronco get the "go fast, go hard" tag line
from one of the "Fast and Furious" sequels?And BYU's Nitro
usually always blew up last year.Last question; When do the T-shirts
come out? I want to hang it next to my "Quest for Perfection" T
@talkinsports...."mostly because we spent most of the season with a
converted safety with a broken back playing QB.With the defense BYU
had last season, with even an average BYU offense, BYU could have easily had an
11-1 regular season.Looking forward to see a vastly improved BYU
offense this season."LOL typical cougie fan comment....Every
team in the nation can say if only our offense was better, or that guy
didn't get hurt, etc. etc. we would have gone 12-0 and won the Nat
title.I've never seen a fanbase that makes more excuses than
cougie fans. Stop trying to make excuses and spin things to make the team look
better than it is. You might as well just own up to what your team is everybody
else already knows you don't fool anybody but yourself.
@mindless...."Utah, you can always use the phrase those adorable Cubbies
from Chicago made famous "wait until next year!"The cougie
fan's have been using this for the last 30 years....LOLWhat's classic is it never changes for cougie fan's I can map out
cougie fans fall before it even happens....August- "were the
greatest team on earth we have all the talent in the world the best coaches to.
We will be going undefeated and to a BCS bowl most likely the nat championship
get the quest shirts out"September 7th- "it was the refs
fault"September 21st- crickets for about 3 weeksOctober 20th-
After 4 straight wins over nobody's..."Yes were Awesome and much better
than texas and utah they won the game but were the better team no doubt"October 25th- The refs always give the game away if it wasn't for that we
would have dominated this game. November 10th- CricketsNovember
24th- CricketsNovember 30th- "Yes our team is so Awesome yeah we went
7-5 but were definitley better than every team we played" "Wait till
GO BYU And all the rest of Utah schools hopefully some one will get Utah
rolling like BYU and Utah state and WEBBER sate that is always great GREAT GREAT
Hey Hatched in 82,Just think, the chances of the U developing a
significant rivalry with an elite PAC 12 school is MUCH greater than the Y
developing a rivalry with any school as good as Utah. Put that in your bubble
pipe and smoke it.
They don't deserve to be insulted. There are fair criticisms largely
starting with Doman which is different than insulting. But I guarantee you most
of byu's guys were going hard & as fast as they could. There is no
other way to play the game without getting hurt.
Everyone seems to be doing the "go fast, go hard" thing. I suspect if
you don't have experience with it, it may quickly degenerate into "go
fast, go hard, get penalized for a false start."
Also, was the comment on the REFS a threat? Cause making any comment about the
refs slowing the game down...yikes, If I were a REF, it would be hard to swallow
those comments without some reaction on the field...like or not, they are just
human, and they do react.Why does BYU keep making comments on things
like that? Bronco? Really?
I hope so Mr. Harmon. But every year we get "How Great We Art" about
BYU Football. We'll wait and see what transpires on the field. Tired of
all the hype and talk every year.Oh, how I miss LaVell. Truly, he
ran the program with humility and let the game speak for itself. Now, we want
to wave our flag and tell the world how great we are, or want to be. Really
Bronco? The ad running tells us all how he wants to be the Elite Program, or if
not, one of them.That is a great and worthy goal, but to shout to
the world of college programs who are, have been, and likely will be much
better. That is an issue. I hope we can just build that program, Lavell did,
Bronco has not, but let it speak for itself on the field, and let others wave
the flag. It comes across so very tacky. Stop, just do your job, love the
game, love the players, and let the honor come if deserved. Don't expect
it, don't flaunt the Spirt, Honor, blah blah blah.Elite or not.
Wiscoug:Thank you I did a search and saw the numbers you're referring
to. Is it just me or does that seem like a slow time for Taysom...unless
safeties and DBs he's left in his wake are slower than that, which a doubt.
Maybe his game speed is just much better than his 40 time.
I'm waaaaaaay excited for this season but I still don't understand why
Ben Cahoon was let go.Still. Does. Not. Compute.Go
The BYU Cougars are the best team in the nation this year. I can't wait
for them to go undefeated!
Cougsndawgs,I pulled from rivals, scout, and nfldraftscout, and simply did
google searches on a few and looked at articles. Are there any other/better
Wiscougarfan:Where were the 40 times listed? I've got Taysom Hill at
4.46 out of high school, and he looks much faster than the 4.72 you listed him
at. I've also got cody Hoffman 4.56 for his fastest time...just curious.
VAggie"Claiming that "now we will start trying by playing
hard" is insulting to last years team as well as insulting to teams you
played."Last year's BYU offense deserves to be insulted;
not as individuals, but as a team, they were awful, mostly because we spent most
of the season with a converted safety with a broken back playing QB.With the defense BYU had last season, with even an average BYU offense, BYU
could have easily had an 11-1 regular season.Looking forward to see
a vastly improved BYU offense this season.
@ sparkley beliefs"it remains to be seen who will emerge as
Utah's biggest rival. I'm hoping for UCLA or USC" I think you
might just be getting a bit ahead of yourselves. The utes have the same
probability of creating a USC or UCLA rivalry as you do making it to a bowl game
this year. 0%. No chance. How can you try and avoid Colorado as a valid
rivalry, its the only game which you guys could possibly have consistent
success. I know its been said that the UTES were invited to the PAC12 because
of their research programs but this does not reflect on the intelligence of
their fans. You guys live in a fantasy world.
Shouldn't you always be going "fast and hard", With proper
intensity? Claiming that "now we will start trying by playing hard" is
insulting to last years team as well as insulting to teams you played. Either
"we beat you without even going hard" or "yes you best us but we
weren't trying because we weren't going hard or fast".
RE: New troll"Fast" in Provo is anything quicker than a 4.8
40 time."Here are the actual forty times for skill position
players on offense:WR: C. Hoffman (4.45), M. Mathews (4.5) S. Ridley
(?), R. Apo (4.49)RB: J. Williams (4.46), A. Hine (4.5)FB: M. Alisa
(4.48), P. Lasike (?) QB: T. Hill (4.72), A. Olson (?)KR: J. Falslev
(4.44), C. Hoffman (4.45), E. Thornton (?) Not blazing, but faster
than we've been in the past. Can anyone fill in the remaining
@ImaCaManOh, I don't know what you would call it. Research,
paying attention to detail, literacy, not being an uninformed voter, actually
following my favorite team instead of trolling, putting 2 and 2 together,
experience. The ususal stuff. Something 40 years of watching a team closely
teaches one to do.By the way, in answer to your concerns.They
don't.They doand You're right, I hope every opponent
out there has your deep knowledge set and stacks the box, tries to shut down the
run and doesn't pay any attention to those guys running running
willey-nilly deep in the backfield.
I will be curious to see what Anae has done to change the offense. I am not
certain if the offensive woes that the Y suffered from last year was so much of
the offensive system and and OC as it was the QB. Time will tell how well this
new system will work. Its interesting to note that Chip Kelly had some
influence in the termination of 17 refs to help his offensive system. I
don't think Bronco will have the same pull being independent. I am not
certain I would want to have that be a part of my CV. Anyway, good health and
success to the Y this year.Go UTES!!
Maybe Utah's real rival will be Utah State. USC has UCLA, ASU has U of A.
The other rivalries in the PAC are well established. I think as long as Ute fans
are obsessed with BYU they will always be rivals and comparing themselves to
BYU. All these Ute bloggers here are proof...every day sitting and waiting to
pounce on every article about the Y.
Re: ImaCaMan,"Based on what?? A shakey offensive line
that's having problems snapping the ball to the QB; no cornerbacks; and a
QB that hasn't proved he can throw over five yards?"It
appears you are referring to your Ute offense.Let your mind be at
ease, the BYU offense will be just fine thank you every much.
Re: SLC Watch and mind games "Having a much improved Y on the
schedule will only make the schedule harder." "That 54-10 score will be
a distant memory and the new regime will be the talk of ESPN."Based on what?? A shakey offensive line that's having problems snapping
the ball to the QB; no cornerbacks; and a QB that hasn't proved he can
throw over five yards?
"Wait until next year!"LOL, that's awesome mindgames.
@2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP by U.4-0Good one Christy. Trust us, any win the
Utes are able muster up this year will be considered a quality one.
Now I know why Utah is so happy, happy, happy not to be playing BYU for the next
few seasons. After this years game they won't be recovering for a few
weeks and will be in the PAC-10+2 cellar looking up at Colorado. That 54-10
score will be a distant memory and the new regime will be the talk of ESPN.GO COUGARS and let's all hope for a quick recovery for those Utes.
Utah, you can always use the phrase those adorable Cubbies from
Chicago made famous "wait until next year!"
Doman didn't need a quarterback coach because until the final game he
didn't have a real quarterback.
It remains to be seen who will emerge as Utah's biggest rival. I'm
hoping for UCLA or USC, but that would require a lot of really good years for
the Utes competing for PAC 12 South titles. May just continue to be BYU by
default for a while. Colorado? No chance. Rivalry cannot be contrived. Until
the Buffs return to glory and battle the Utes for top dog in the South for a few
years, and that seems pretty unlikely, who will get up for that game every year?
Who cares what Ute fans think? I thought they had "moved on" but
apparently always interested in what BYU is doing. Frankly, I don't compare
what I do with my "little" brothers. There is always a lot
of hype about BYU at this time of year and then we get into the schedule and
lose heartbreaker games we should win. I'm glad to see the Offense shaken
up and believe if we are anywhere near as good on Defense as we were last year,
and have a decent Offense, we can win the close ones and perhaps score some
upsets. It will likely take a few years to set this new Offense and put together
a season where we can be in contention for a BCS bowl. A win in such a bowl will
always be the criteria for arriving at the next level.GO COUGS!!
Which week do we play Utah again? Sorry I've been so focused on Sept 7th,
Oct 4th, Oct 25th, Nov 9th, & Nov 23rd, that I completely forgot about when
the Y plays the utesies. I'm pretty sure that's why, when I had to
consult the schedule to find out when the game is against the kids on the hill,
I saw that the game time was TBD. I wonder if ESPN forgot about the game against
the PAC cellar dwellers too...."oh that's right they (BYU) have to play
Utah, maybe we should figure out what time works for our schedule and see if we
can squeeze them in". Lol
@2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP by U.4-0Oh I am sorry to hear it is a former
rivalry. I thought Utah fans still considered it a rivalry... I mean they
stormed the field three times.... So who is your new rival? Colorado?
Twenty Years ago beating the Y would have been a quality win. Because it seldom
if ever happened. Having lived those games I remember the hard fought battles
with the Y's rival Utah State. I also remember the gimme game at
Thanksgiving where we were all buying bowl game tickets rather than watching the
70-31 slaughter fest of the U. (54-10 wasn't born yet I assume). It was
nice to see the U finally bring in a coach who could even things out (McBride)
and the games were fierce but respectful. And then in recent history the Y had
the Crowton debacle, then the Urban years (too few) and since then the
inevitable crumbling of Urban's empire to be the shadow of what it was and
the chorus of "We're in the PAC12" trolls who haven't watched
the Sagarin rating dropping like a stockmarket sell off in a recession. I fear
for the U that the percipitous drop can't be stopped especially with this
years schedule. So yes, the U should have cancelled games with the Y for a
while. Having a much improved Y on the schedule will only make the schedule
I am cautiously optimistic. As with every year, there is a lot of hype and very
high expectations. It will be a hard fall if this team doesn't deliver.
This is the most excited I have been about BYU football. Can't wait to get
the games going and see what this new revved up offense can do. Watching a
broken QB just wasn't the same thing I had been accustomed to from BYU.
Its time for BYU to step up and win those close games.
Getting excited for the season to start. We have got some playmakers on both
sides of the ball. Win/lose Expecting the games to be entertaining. Bronco has
proven he knows how to put a good defense on the field. I am keeping my fingers
crossed that all of the talk about the offense is more than just typical
"Does anyone know the last time byu won 4-0 in the former rivalry?"I assume what you really mean is won four-in-a-row. Do you really want
to count on four-in-a-row before it actually happens?I do expect
Utah to be better this year than last, but I also expect BYU to be better. It
will be fun!
Awe crissy, tell us again who the U played in their bowl game last year?
No trolling from this Arizona kid. Just True Blue. Go Cougars!!
"Fast" in Provo is anything quicker than a 4.8 40 time. I
think the main reason utah dropped byu is its not a quality win anymore. 20
years ago it was. But times have changed significantly since then. Does anyone
know the last time byu won 4-0 in the former rivalry?
Que the trolls and naysayers....What brilliant pithy negative
statements can u come up with?I can't wait until the first