54-10. Utes fans should know all about an easy schedule. Just look at their
basketball 2013-14 schedule, one of the biggest crocks in all of college
basketball. Look where it landed them; one and done in the lowly nit.
Any improvement at all should result in a 9 win season easily. Not a real
aggressive schedule. They have scheduled some good "name" opponents, but
not real great football teams. I hope BYU's improvement results in at least
a 10-2 or 11-1 season. They realistically could go undefeated, it is a bit of a
stretch, but within reach. Although I am not a Cougar Fan I hope they do go
11-1. Only game I am not cheering for them is against the Aggies. More wins,
more exposure for the Cougars. Good luck on a successful season. Both USU and
BYU should go bowling again. It would be nice for the Utes to go as well, but
that is a far, far stretch based on their recent success in the PAC 10+2.
CB"...to have a good go fast go hard offense you need players
that, ya know, go fast and hard."You can count Utah out then.
Don't blame the writer. He did his best to make this a story of quotes
from coaches and players. I have noticed some of the top coaches in the country
are not taking the same approach. They are talking about how players need to
step up, keeping expectations a little lower, but I don't think it is
BYU's nature to say anything bad about anybody, hence everybody is doing
it's hilarious that Chris B is the one talking about cut and past
statements from the past. Is he going to be cutting and pasting his usual rant
about the utes winning the South Division and the Conference Championship game
and going to the Rose Bowl when the utes start their spring camp?Of
course he will, you can "Mark it down!"
I hope there's significant improvement but I'll wait and see
I have to say that I got the biggest chuckle from the caption of the picture.
It reads, "BYU's Taysom Hill looks for a receiver during practice at
the Smith Fieldhouse on Wednesday, March 5, 2014."What would
really be news is if Taysom Hill actually found a receiver. I don't any
mention of improvement in that part of the game, which is one of the biggest
reasons the Cougars couldn't beat Virginia and Utah. I'll wait to see
what the Cougars put on the field, not what they put in the Deseret News.Go Cougars! Exceed my very low expectations again this year. Please do
Won't matter how the offense plays. With the rediculously easy schedule, 9
wins are guaranteed.
My only concern about BYU's football team is the offensive line and the
lack of tight end play. I'm also not a fan of the hurry-up offensive.
Having a mean and tough attitude among the O-line is all fine and dandy and
might help a little bit, but when that DE or LB is beating you on the corner on
every single play, all the attitude in the world is not going to protect your
quarterback. Just sayin'.
Sports is about optimism and that's what the Cougar pre-season dialog is
about, as it is with every other team. How many teams say: We've pretty
average, not much improved from last season and probably not worth buying a
ticket for? If the season were settled by ratings, the #1 team could collect the
trophy and forget about playing. Ease up on the complaining. The trolls would
criticize BYU even if they went undefeated.
I have to wonder if Hill is the best QB or have they just fallen in love with
him like they did Riley Nelson while much acclaimed Lark, Olsen and even Heaps
to an extent,carried clipboards. The answer is likely in
Ammon's transfer. Hill takes a lot of hits so isn't that
going to be ironic if Hill unfortunately goes down leaving the coogs thin at
game tested QBs?
To the writer it's not about hype. It's about drawing attention and
ratings. It's about kindling emotion with readers. Everyone who comments on
this is just adding fuel to the writers fire.
I personally am not going to buy the hype until I see it. I do believe that
there will be improvement, considering all of our returning players and incoming
talent, but the best case scenario is always what people believe will happen.There are times where the hype is matched or even exceeded (2006 team,
2007 team, 2012 defense), but they are few and far between.In my
opinion, improvement is almost inevitable on offense. The WR position is the
only one where replacements had to be made, and there are some talented kids
coming in. Add that to a much easier schedule, and BYU will almost certainly be
better offensively than last year. However, I will not believe the hype of being
an elite offense (and team) until I see it.
It's springtime with football and that is such a good thing. Having said
that, and reading the various posted comments; I cannot help but say that I so
look forward to that day in the future when the Cougar fan and Ute fan will
enjoy football together without any ire. I see a day where instead of the
constant put downs about each others program; there will be shared joy about the
accomplishments of each University. It's springtime people so put away the
venom and let's be positive. Good luck and let's hope that it's
an injury free spring for both teams.
Cougars and Utes....please as a member of this community for over 20
years...take note:Utah has learned that they aren't relevant in
the PAC12. They haven't gone to a bowl and haven't even come close to
a winning record in conference. For the Ute fans to spout off and talk trash is
beyond a joke. Being optimistic is great and what a fan is; but talking trash
is a not wise until you can be relevant. I mean, beat Wash St please.BYU...you cant even beat Utah. This years schedule is cupcake city. You lose
one game and the rest the 3rd string could win. You cant beat Utah and are your
memories that short that you got beat up by the 6th place team in the PAC? 6th.
Lets just be optimistic but let your playing prove it. I really do
hope Utah can finish in the Top 3 in the South; and BYU can get to a decent
bowl. It makes life fun on the Wasatch Front. But its getting old dealing with
all your short memories and not living in reality which was real proof of last
BYU and Utah St will be the only teams not home for the holidays.
I am a BYU fan, but I agree with Chris B. This is what we hear every off
season. Let's make it look good on the field instead of just looking good
on paper. Of course everyone is excited for a new season but can we be excited
and actually win. If we're going fast pace then please make sure the O
line can go fast too.
I generally drink the blue koolaid. Having said that, let's try, for once,
not to overhype this season. The players and coaches were excited in spring and
fall camp last year, but then went out and laid an egg at Virginia. I think
this team has alot of potential with the returning starters, but we shall see.
I am very happy to see Bronco become much more involved in the offense, although
I can't honestly say how effective it will be. I am certainly optimistic
about this year's offense, though not to the extent of the usual preseason
hype while mentally preparing myself for disappointment again. They are getting
From the article:"Hill says that most of his focus has been on
improving his timing, decision-making and recognition of opposing
defenses."I am encouraged that he recognizes what his three
biggest weaknesses are. If he can improve those three areas significantly,
he'll be an NFL caliber QB.
There's a lot of hype that comes out of the state of Utah. Stuff like
National championships and Rose bowl victories. Either way, all the rest of
college football has seen from Utah is one team bowling every year and the other
team doing nothing. Besides, what are the players and coaches supposed to say
"We're not that good, we'll be lucky to go bowling this year."
That's the narrative coming from Salt Lake, not Provo.
Was this a copy and paste from last year? I remember the hype about go fast go
hard. It fell fast and fell hard. Like I said before, to have a good
go fast go hard offense you need players that, ya know, go fast and hard.