BYU football: D-line returned missionaries have been impressing at BYU's spring camp

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  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    March 14, 2014 5:40 p.m.

    and seeing as I freely admit that this is highly unlikely, we may never know.

    But take UCF.

    Good season, good bowl victory, if THEY run the table, they could well end up ranked 4th or better, and if so,I could easily see them playing in the playoff while a two loss PAC or SEC team sits on the outside looking in and wondering how in the name of blue blood big money college football that happened.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    March 14, 2014 5:32 p.m.

    Lol is comes the "we" again. You are not part of Utah's football or athletic program, you aren't even a reporter, so stop saying we, it just makes you seem like one of those people who's very existence depends on how their team does on Saturday.

    Second, I said "real power conference teams", not every team in the conference. YOU are going to talk to me about SEC football? Have you even been to an SEC football game or at an SEC venue for any sport? Bama fans don't chant SEC. Georgia fans don't chant SEC, Florida fans don't chant SEC. Maybe lower echelon teams like U do but not the big dogs.

    I never argued that BYU would get in on next years schedule, I only said that computers will determine that at the end of the season when we have all the facts, not just your world renowned ability at prognostication.

    I also hate to hammer u on reality but trust me when I say that U won't be fighting for a conference title or national title next year either. "LOL"

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    March 14, 2014 4:58 p.m.

    Actually, Chris et al, I live in PAC whatever country, never seen a PAC sticker, never heard a PAC chant.

    Lots of "Cougar on board, Husky in trunk" stickers.

    So, just for your discussion, because I am certainly not saying BYU will run the table next year (although they could...), but if 1984 repeats itself, ie undefeated, all the right teams lose at just the right times, why yes, I could see it happening.

    If BYU ended the season ranked in the top 4 (I know, with this schedule AND no pre-season ranking, it won't happen...but if it did), I don't see a lower ranked SEC team leap-frogging into the playoff. No idea what the playoff formula will be, but I just don't see it.

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    March 14, 2014 2:20 p.m.


    You don't think SEC fans brag about their conference?

    Do you ever watch football?

    Chants of "SEC SEC" are heard whenever an SEC team is beating an out of conference team in the early part of the season or in bowl games

    Like I said, a 2 loss Pac 12 or SEC team would be taken over a perfect Quest(LOL) byu team with that schedule

    Any rational fan knows that.

    So you're not fighting for a conference title next year(since no big conference wants you)

    And you're not fighting for a national title

    Good luck on your quest. It was fun when we got to end your quest. We would have ended it last year too but Virginia beat us to it.


  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    March 14, 2014 1:32 p.m.

    Chris (and all your screen names):
    First of all, the 2014 schedule isn't indicative of future SOS in following years for BYU. Second of all, the computer rankings (which will be used still from my understanding by the committee in determining the four playoff participants) use the quality of your opponent based on what your opponent has done, not on whether they are a power conference team or not. Houston, UCF, Boise St, Utah St, will all still be high quality opponents even without their stickers, banners, and patches telling everyone they're a power conference team.

    Btw, real power conference teams don't brag about their conference, they brag about their program. You don't see Bama fans or Michigan fans, or Florida, Georgia, USC, Oregon fans all hoppin and hollerin about being SEC, or B1G, or PAC12 programs. I have yet to see SEC banners, stickers, or flags very much as I've walked into Samford stadium to watch my dawgs. Just goes to show who is there to compete, and who's just glad to be there. I've never seen so many conference logos and flags surrounding a program as much as Utah.

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    March 14, 2014 12:58 p.m.


    Bronco's goal is to win national titles right?

    You're denying reality if you think even running the table(LOL you wont) with that schedule would put byu ahead of a power conference SEC or Pac 12 with even 2 losses in the playoffs.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    March 14, 2014 8:58 a.m.

    They are all 100% pure aweseom.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    March 13, 2014 5:42 p.m.

    Who cares how many power conference teams are on the schedule? Utah did nothing for BYUs schedule last year just like UVA & Cal will do nothing for them this year. It's the 7 bowl game teams BYU is playing that will matter (including UCF who won a BCS bowl game...I mean aren't ute fans always trying to tell us how special they are for winning a BCS bowl?). It's obvious you're still under the delusion that power conference equates to a good team, when an example of such faulty thinking exists right on the hill with your beloved utes that will never win another conference championship as long as the PAC12 still exists with them in it.

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    March 13, 2014 3:13 p.m.

    Love to hear a similar report on the O-line. That's where we really need to the RM's to shine.

  • 2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0 Ogden, UT
    March 13, 2014 10:47 a.m.

    Total power conference teams on byu's schedule: 3


    Virginia(didn't beat a single division 1 team other than byu last year)
    Cal(dead last in pac 12 since 10th place pac 12 team is too hard and byu can't beat them)

    a 2 loss pac 12 or SEC team would get the nod over byu in a playoff spot with that schedule

  • That's A Good One Salt Lake City, UT
    March 13, 2014 10:16 a.m.

    Irony = a Ute fan in Las Vegas at the prestigious PAC-12 Basketball tournament with her team poised and positioned to break back into the realm of basketball 'relevance' after years of wallowing in embarrassing mediocrity - and what is she doing??? Commenting on her regular obsession that is all things BYU. Nice. We wouldn't expect anything different from her.

  • Snark Provo, UT
    March 13, 2014 10:13 a.m.

    It would be so fun to have a dominant D-line to compliment the ever-productive linebackers. Kaufusi will wreak havoc in passing lanes and in QB grills at LB with his length and speed. I will be anxious to see the progress of this defense.

  • mnsave Rigby, ID
    March 13, 2014 9:40 a.m.

    Chris B.,
    That was a good win for BYU. It was almost as good as Utah's win over Colorado the same year. Oh, wait Utah lost that game. I mean it was as good as Utah's bowl game win. Oops, that doesn't work either.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    March 13, 2014 8:10 a.m.

    Great to hear such positive reports on the D-line. Sure hope we have equally great reports on the O-line.