Mike Sorensen: BYU knows how to beat Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen in the last minute

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  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Nov. 5, 2013 7:13 a.m.

    Although I love the idea of BYU having an edge on Wisconsin, saying that BYU knows how to beat GA-coached teams is assuming that GA coaches his Wisconsin players to be just like his USU players. No offense to USU, but Wisconsin has better players.

    BYU certainly could win the game, but although I hate to admit it, I think Wisconsin will win this game. BYU has a tendency to lose when they could win, although the way they have been playing lately is very comforting.

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 4, 2013 2:54 p.m.

    Who knows about the Wisconsin game. But The Jimmer! Free the guy. The Kings are........bottom feeders to say the least.
    Jimmer will never be an all star per se, but he could be a really good role player. There has to be some NBA teams who could use a good spot shooter off the bench.
    Free Jimmer!

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Nov. 4, 2013 1:35 p.m.

    What a weird article. Are we saying that USU=Wisconsin in terms of talent? I like Andersen. He's a coach who can take good players and make them better. I'm sure our players are smarter than this beatwriter who thinks BYU can just walk in and take the game because they beat the coach with a small but overachieving program in the past.

  • Riddles in the Dark Olympus Cove, Utah
    Nov. 4, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    "Turns out that maybe Keith Smart wasn't so dumb after all."

    How does Mike Malone's decision not to play Fredette validate Keith Smart's decision not to play Fredette?

    Sounds like you're trying to argue that two wrongs make a right.

    The truth is, Sacramento runs a one-on-one style of offense that isn't geared to Jimmer's spot-up, deadly outside shooting skill set.

    It's like a pocket passer trying to succeed in a run-and-shoot style offense.

    Jimmer's skill set simply doesn't work in Sacramento's offense, which is an indictment on Sacramento for wasting a high draft pick on a player who doesn't fit into their offense.

    Jimmer still has a future on a passing team that is designed to take advantage of a deadly 3-point shooter with unlimited range.

    Free Jimmer!

  • UtahBruin Saratoga Springs, UT
    Nov. 4, 2013 12:41 p.m.

    I actually think that this game is going to be a lot closer than most people think. Wisconsin I think is good, but the Big10 is down this year, so it is kind of hard to figure out. I don't think Ohio St. is a number 4 team this year and Wisconsin played them tough, but aside from that who has either team played. As for BYU, I think they are starting to figure out this new offense of theirs. I think it poses a but of trouble for Wisconsin in a run dominated conference. Where BYU struggles is going to be on Defense, the hogs up front for Wisconsin average something like 6'6" and 320+ lbs. That makes it a problem for getting pressure on the QB. I am hoping to see KVN create some plays on passing downs but I worry about BYU stopping Wisconsins run game. We will see, I think it is close but I still think Wisconsin wins 27-21

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    Nov. 4, 2013 11:51 a.m.

    Mike, are you serious in this article? I am a Cougs fan and root my Cougs from afar, but how misguided can your assessment be of us having Anderson's number/ So, out of all the previous times that BYU has beaten an Anderson team (Utah or Utah State), when was the last time that either team was ranked in the Top 25 at the time, and possessed the player personnel top-to-bottom that Wisconsin has? "IF" our Cougs take this game, it will be the win of the season-- even better than what they did to Texas, which was a home game. To travel to Wisconsin this weekend, take on a tough "blue-coller" Wisconsis team and come out with a win will be a HUGE accomplishment for the Cougs. My heart says yes; my brain says it ain't going to happen.

  • sid 6.7 Holladay, UT
    Nov. 4, 2013 11:42 a.m.

    I have to tell ya, Ute fan here but I have to give the Cougars their props. I don't think they will beat Wisconsin nor do I think they will beat Notre Dame. But I did not think they would beat Boise State and I sure as heck did not think they would beat Texas. I don't know if it will happen but I would like to see them go 4-0 to end their season and end up in the top 20.

    Are they locked in to the Bowl Game they are associated with or if a better opportunity is presented can they go there?

    Any way nice job Cougars and here's wishing you luck on the remainder of your season.

  • BeSmart Cheyenne, WY
    Nov. 4, 2013 11:39 a.m.

    Mtn Tracker
    My guess is in the contract Big 10 officials are not allowed.
    My guess Big 12 officials will be officiating this game.
    And officials don't intentionally mess games up, they may by accident.
    But they are certified and if they make to many bad calls they will not longer
    be allowed to officiate.
    And they are not going to give up thousands of dollars a game for that.

  • Mtn Tracker Ephraim, UT
    Nov. 4, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    Big 10 officials wont let BYU win. They will out play Wisc on most all stats including penalties. We will see at least one if not two byu touchdowns called back, and not one holding call on wisc.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Nov. 4, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    With all the quick, long final drives BYU has had against Gary Anderson-coached teams look for BYU to have a lot of quick, long scoring drives all game-long this week. Cougars by 20!

  • JoeCoug OREM, UT
    Nov. 4, 2013 9:24 a.m.

    Difference this year, Mike, is that Coach GA has a lot more tools in the shed at Wisconsin. I am looking forward to a great game, win or lose. Great opportunity for BYU here. A win would help show that they're capable of playing with and beating a great opponent on the road. I love the progress, but proof w/b in the Big 10 pudding...

  • RSLfanalways West Valley, UT
    Nov. 4, 2013 7:53 a.m.

    Bagers will win. Gary knows BYU and has better players than USU had when he was a coach, and it helps they are playing at home. BYU will freeze to death up there so have fun.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Nov. 4, 2013 7:27 a.m.

    Quezada is the main RB at Fresno State.

  • J Poll Gilford, NH
    Nov. 4, 2013 7:15 a.m.

    Mr. Sorenson appears to like Coach Anderson and the Badgers. Else why would he write this material for bulletin board in the Badger locker room?

  • tarbaby5 Herriman, UT
    Nov. 3, 2013 11:23 p.m.

    Good for Quezada! He's a great kid, I'm sorry the Y lost him.

    And I think you're wrong about Jimmer... he's one resilient kid, he'll not only figure the NBA out, he will excel when he gets his chance.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 3, 2013 10:18 p.m.

    Totally agree alum & dad. GA would have rather been a DC than a head coach and it was the U's decision to send him to USU.

  • WA_Alum&Dad Marysville, WA
    Nov. 3, 2013 9:15 p.m.

    I wondered where Quezada ended up.

    My take-away here is that the UofU doesn't know which coaches to hang on to and which ones to let go

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 3, 2013 8:49 p.m.

    Look for byu to beat them in every minutes.