BYU football notebook: True freshman Brayden Kearsley making a strong early impression

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  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Oct. 24, 2013 12:16 p.m.

    Oh, we know who Conrad Dobler is. One of the dirtiest players in the history of the NFL. We do NOT need, nor should want, his type of play on the BYU team. We don't need that type of play nor "battitude". Play TO the whistle. Then get back in the huddle for the next play. If BYU is running a "hurry up" offense there is no time to waste. Corral that attitude and just play football. Get a "reputation" with the referees and cost the team big time with devastating penalties. Let's play hard, but let's play smart!

    What do you say coaches?

  • Ed Grady Idaho Falls, ID
    Oct. 24, 2013 8:48 a.m.

    I love the kid's battitude. BYU needs a few more Conrad Doblers on the team. Conrad who? Google him.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Oct. 24, 2013 8:13 a.m.


    The state? Think bigger. BYU is 7 plays (20-0) from being the best team in the nation.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Oct. 24, 2013 5:02 a.m.

    @idablu and Solution,

    I'm with you 100% on playing hard and with discipline! I hate seeing cocky attitudes after any player makes a big play. By that I mean excessive and taunting antics like in your face pounding your chest or flexing your muscles over an opponent when he is down and then walk away without helping him up. Celebrating after a successful play in fine but it must be disciplined and not be over done and disrespectful to the other team. Coaches should always encourage playing hard and smart but not behavior that attracts unnecessary penalties that's often detrimental to the team's success.

    Go Cougars! Beat the Broncos! And don't underestimate the new quarterback!

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Oct. 23, 2013 10:25 p.m.

    Love seeing article about the O-Line... Terrible is the ignorance of many fans as to O-Line importance in winning the game, Braydon K IS AN O-LINE ROCKSTAR!

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Oct. 23, 2013 7:23 p.m.

    Agree with The Solution.

    I was wondering if I was the only one bothered by this article.

    My philosophy is play your heart out from the snap to the whistle--no "extracurricular" activity.
    Otherwise you just end up hurting your team, as he has done.

    Whatever happened to "play with discipline?" It sure wasn't evident last game...

    Cheap shots and continued play after the play has been blown dead is BUSH LEAGUE, and I am very disappointed in any BYU coach who condones it.

    Play like a man! Go hard and physical until the whistle is blown, then help your opponent off the turf.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 23, 2013 3:11 p.m.

    Playing to the whistle is just an option? Sounds like a recipe for plenty of unsportsmanlike penalties.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Oct. 23, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    BTW- I'm glad Kearsley is making such a strong first impression. From a sole-football standpoint, he'll likely be irrelevant to the team if he chooses to serve a mission.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Oct. 23, 2013 2:15 p.m.

    ‘crap yeah’? Yep. Must be a BYU coach! That was the best part of the article for me!

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Oct. 23, 2013 1:21 p.m.

    @ "we already won you", "we are in a bcs confrence", "we are more awsome".

    I love it! Another proud Utah grad.

  • The Solution Dayton, OH
    Oct. 23, 2013 12:35 p.m.

    The articles comments on how great Kearsley is are way premature. He has been making lots of mistakes and has a long way to go before anyone starts talking about how good he is. I am disappointed that TuJ is encouraging his pubescent behavior of not controlling himself after plays. He focuses more on the extra-curricular than the curricular in most games.

    Prove to me that you can defend our QB when it counts and then we'll talk about how good of a football player you are. I don't care how good you are at brawling.

  • sticks17 Midway, UT
    Oct. 23, 2013 12:34 p.m.

    I have loved watching Kearsley, he is definitely playing with an attitude that I think has been lacking on the line and its great to see. We had a glimpse of that last year with Famika Anae when he finally got a chance and its just really unfortunate he had to give up the game. Those two on the same line with Ryker would be awesome!

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Oct. 23, 2013 10:23 a.m.

    Well if Utah was going to go to anything but the Dallas Bowl maybe they would play again this year.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 23, 2013 8:49 a.m.

    @Cletus from Coalville:

    BYU is the "University of Utah".

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 23, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    The team that looses on the scoreboard is almost always better. Just look at this year, we had alsmost as many tackles, more bluzones and we know we won in are hearts so we are the best team.
    scores rarely proofs who is the real winners.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Oct. 23, 2013 8:16 a.m.

    Didn't know Mathews got a finger on it--nice to see him contributing on special teams. Nice to see some of the younger players stepping up, the future is bright in Cougartown. Go Cougs!

  • Hawk Littleton, CO
    Oct. 23, 2013 8:09 a.m.

    Big props to Brayden. O-line (particularly center) is probably one of the toughest positions for a true freshman to learn and to make an impact in his first year -- including the physical, mental, emotional and leadership demands. It will be interesting to watch him and this offensive line mature over the next couple of years....

  • evansrichdm west jordan , UT
    Oct. 23, 2013 7:43 a.m.


    love your comment and agree with it.
    Now the fun part watching all the Utah fan get upset over your comment.

  • BigCougFan Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 22, 2013 9:54 p.m.

    I can't help but love watching the Cougars. They are by far the best team in the state. It doesn't matter that Utah pulled at upset. Thanks to the coaches and players for making this a memorable season.

    Go Cougars!