Good choice, education matters. BYU is a top 100 academic university with sports
@Tomahawk Red"I get a feeling when I'm down at BYU that I
don't get anywhere else. I go to other schools and I say to myself,
'This is cool and all, but it's not BYU.'"LOL!"--------Wouldn't expect you to
understand but did expect you not to mock. Hope that wasn't your intent.
Stocking up on one and two star prospects could possibly help BYU take it up a
level and hopefully move them forward to perhaps compete with the Aggies for
second place in the state of Utah. Lamb is getting the same kids he got at SUU
to come to Provo. I'm sure he is feeling good about the job he is doing.
Welcome to the program fellas! There's a new attitude in the football
offices...it's a very family atmosphere from what I hear.Next
season will be fun, and speculation is certainly fun, but I think most BYU fans
recognize there will be growing pains.And it's always fun to
see the usual suspects here supporting BYU, dressed in their very best red
threads no doubt...Welcome to our living room gents.GO COUGS!!
I worked on the hill for several years during my career but attended BYU for
school.There is a night and day difference without question between the
two schools, and the gap has gotten wider since Utah joined the PAC. The prevailing attitude now is win at all costs and toss any sense of an honor
code out the window.
Kimmy p,Of course they don't get the same feeling. Eat, drink, and
be merry is a much different feeling than what you get at BYU.
"I get a feeling when I'm down at BYU that I don't get anywhere
else. I go to other schools and I say to myself, 'This is cool and all, but
it's not BYU.'"LOL!
@ Stiker,totally agree with you!One of these games BYU
is probably going to have BYU RS groups knits those scores of conference
championship flags together and create a dome over LES.Absolutely
true, BYU has done what fans wanted to see it do to an extent - the inability to
close on some opportunities last year (blown-out by Michigan, close loss to
UCLA, loss to Missouri, loss to Utah) then the fans will have what they want -
that was Bronco's folly, great coach but he didn't connect the heart
of the team with the fans.Due to the emotional disconnect, big wins
were big but losses were bigger than the wins - that's what I see as
changing.How can you be mad at Ty Detmer - the guy could be a
disaster and BYU fans would love him for years, he's amazing in so many
ways.How can anybody not like Kalani, again the fans are loving the
energy.I'm so sick of the Big XII talk, we've got an
awesome schedule, new coaches, some amazing players on offense, wish everybody
could focus on what we have not what we don't' have.
BYU doesn't need a conference championship. They have dozens. They want
exposure and got it with ESPN and annihilating Texas twice. Now they have one of
the toughest schedules and recruits filing in like crazy. BYU is in prime shape
for the future, so it's no wonder EVERYONE still loves to follow BYU by
commenting on an article about recruits coming years from now.
I personally don't care much about a conference title game at the end of
the season, perhaps I haven't had a taste of one where it means anything
other than yet another flag to fly above LES stadium, BYU fans like me grew up
in the days where it was a foregone conclusion that we were the conference
champions each year.BYU and Ute fans have something in common with
the PAC championship games - we've never watched our own team compete for
it.Maybe Utah should play in a few PAC championship games and win
one before you brag about how great that is.
Kimmy,Bronco did indeed move on, and he doesn't represent the
BYU fanbase, he represented himself and that was part of the problem with Bronco
and why a guy who could have 10 and 11 win seasons and went bowling each year
wasn't loved by the fans.BYU went to independence when Utah
went to the PAC, and Utah had a few years sitting home in December while they
figured out their new system while BYU had a few years to figure out how to line
up big games - both teams had growing pains, one by losing a lot of games and
the other by finding a better way to schedule.Look at BYU's
future schedules including this year, not too shabby! Let's put that
argument to rest, it's a pretty dumb tired one as some people have
BYU's schedule stronger than Utah's this year (personally I don't
know and don't care what a projected SOS might be, it means nothing to me
unless my team is going to the playoffs, not a chance for either BYU or Utah).
Coach 'em up.
Ranger,While it is true BYU has upgraded their schedule, it has taken 6
years, and it isn't as if they play those teams every year. Just a few
sprinkled in among the cupcakes each season.And, the players at BYU
will never have the opportunity to play for a conference title, at the end of
the regular season. Instead, that's when the cream puff portion of the
schedule kicks in. I'm just saying even Bronco got disillusioned with that
reality,and moved on, but most of the fan base can't figure it out.
@KimmyP "Yes, it's true. Players don't get the same feeling
at Utah, Stanford, or even Alabama as they do at BYU. Because at the others
schools players can see how it feels to play in a P5 conference, against P5
competition week after week. At BYU, you can play Wagner, Savannah State, Middle
Tennessee State, and New Mexico State."Really? That's all
you got? So tired and played out.
Kimmie P......You forgot to mention LSU, ASU, Mich St, Utah, W Virginia, Boise
St, UCLA, Washington, Cal, Texas, Miss St, Cincinnati, Wisconsin and
Missouri.....just helpin ya out there big guy....
Yes, it's true. Players don't get the same feeling at Utah, Stanford,
or even Alabama as they do at BYU. Because at the others schools players can see
how it feels to play in a P5 conference, against P5 competition week after week.
At BYU, you can play Wagner, Savannah State, Middle Tennessee State, and New
@Hugo"I still say Sitake and his coaching staff are going to
have more first year growing pains than BYU fans are expecting though. I really
hope Cougars don't throw him under the bus when this year doesn't go
as they expect."There are Optimists (delusional) in all fan
bases. I think most rational fans are looking at between 6-8 wins this year.
Anything more and it will be a magical season. If we can live through Crowton
and the last few years of Bronco's quirkiness, I'm sure we'll
give one of our own a bit more rope.
These sound like good recruits. Congrats to BYU. Sitake has always been a good
recruiter and it looks like he is continuing that trend at BYU. I
still say Sitake and his coaching staff are going to have more first year
growing pains than BYU fans are expecting though. I really hope Cougars
don't throw him under the bus when this year doesn't go as they
@Tom in South Carolina "I find it very difficult to root against
Sitaki. I want only good things for him, except when the Utes play them. I want
to seem him do well; I want to see Gary Andersen do well at OSU. They are both,
the way I see things, still part of the Ute family, and I want to see them do
well."We feel the same way about Whittingham still being a part
of the Cougar family along with Sitake. A couple of Lavell's boys.
I find it very difficult to root against Sitaki. I want only good things for
him, except when the Utes play them. I want to seem him do well; I want to see
Gary Andersen do well at OSU. They are both, the way I see things, still part
of the Ute family, and I want to see them do well.
@CO Ute "so you are saying that LDS kids can't get the same
feeling by attending Stanford, Utah, or even Alabama? Funny how a lot of
athletes really enjoy their time at other institutions that aren't in
Provo."There are many 1st rate universities all over the country
and they offer socially and educationally a great experience. Many LDS kids
attend these institutions and thrive and love it there. But what is different
at BYU is that there is a religious aspect promoted at the school that helps
young people grow spiritually. If you are not LDS, you may not agree. My daughter is a HS Jr. with a 3.6 GPA and good SAT's. They are
just not quite good enough to get in to BYU. I want her to leave MD and go to a
school where there are many other kids that believe the way she does. Right now
she is leaning towards UofU or Weber St. I support her decision either way and
she will do great.(See, I do like Utah, just not some of the
Since he said NO to the utes will mean that the utes really didn't want him
Pretty cool to see a kid from Spokane sigh with BYU. Last year, Scott Peck, from
Central Valley signed with Utah. Spokane pumps out a few D 1 players each year.
Best of luck to Cambell Barrington at BYU.
People should have a good attitude wherever they go, and we all have different
Co Ute:First, excuse my terrible sentence structure in my first
post. I must have consumed to much blue kool aid. You are the only
one who wrote; "LDS kids should be expected." No one else said it but
you. London_Josh didn't say it, Ute Buster didn't say it. Kalani
Sitake didn't say it. Either Inferiority is transparent, or
there is a serious, hate all things BYU feeling, that some ute fans expect other
ute fans to have.
Co Ute,"Wish people would be more like Sitake and not take the
attitude the LDS kids should be expected to go to BYU"Yeah, not
really.Perhaps you missed the article today about how BYU is
scouring the world looking for the best LDS talent, enjoy the quote from
Sitaki:“We’re going to focus on the LDS athlete first,
regardless of where they’re at. We’re trying to find them and
recruit them and do our best to convince them that BYU’s the place for
them to be. We’re going to search the whole world, to be honest with you.
We’re calling out all LDS faithful. . . “They shouldn’t feel
obligated just because they’re LDS to come to BYU. We should do our job as
recruiters and coaches to make them feel wanted and welcomed at our school,
There’s a bunch of really good LDS athletes out there . . . I’m
excited that there’s a bunch of guys that are out there representing the
church the right way."
Co Ute,There are tons and tons of jabs at how BYU is
"different", and BYU is indeed different, and some of those differences
are highlighted in comments like Pay made.Yes, a lot of others do
really enjoy their time when they aren't at BYU - that comment only
punctuates the point that others have been inferring to, BYU is different and
the activities kids engage in are also different. I'm not saying good or
bad because that's subjective and foolish to think that all others places
are "bad", there is a good on every college campus and bad at BYU, but
there is also a certain feeling and religious overtone at BYU that uniquely
attracts some kids who wouldn't enjoy other schools.To each his
Co Ute:I think you read into Ute buster's comment, things he
did't say. It was Conner Pay who said "I get a feeling when I'm
down at BYU that I don't get anywhere else," Who said
anything about an attitude that LDS kids should be expected to go to BYU? I sure
didn't eat it in the article. Even so, If there are people who that think
that way, why should that be your business? I don't believe it's my
business to criticize a Ute fan who may feel the same about a Utah commit who
loves the Utah. I wish people would let people be people and not
have their thoughts policed.
@Utebester - so you are saying that LDS kids can't get the same feeling by
attending Stanford, Utah, or even Alabama? Wish people would be more like
Sitake and not take the attitude the LDS kids should be expected to go to BYU.
Funny how a lot of athletes really enjoy their time at other institutions that
aren't in Provo.
He is spot on. He won't get that same feeling anywhere else.
Wow, Chris B is that really you?? Are you going soft on us, by being
magnanimous towards a BYU commit, or are you just temporally being kind because
Sitiki and the BYU Coaches sang the U fight song for losing that charity event
to the Ute Coaches?
Congrats to him and byu.Must be a good player