Crazy in California Agree 100%Greatness is forged in the
crucible of adversity.
Any win by a Utah team is great.But I love BYU. And I love BYU football. I
love the coaches and the players.My feelings and thoughts of support
deepen even more when they are suffering as they have this year.The missed
opportunities and not living up to potential drive me crazy.But that
ultimately doesn't damage my regard for them.I believe in them; I
believe they will be better for having worked hard, done battle for their
coaches, team mates and the school. Winning games is very important to me, but
there are other kinds of winning. They will always have my heart.
Amen my brother! I played for BYU over 50 years ago. I root for BYU, BSU and
Utah so I am often conflicted, but I always root for the kids who work so hard.
I wasn’t that talented but I played hard and the game was very good to me.
Fans are brutal but the players and staff have a magical bond that even time
doesn’t fade. I don’t remember the scores of any of the games I
played. But I remember the game.
I have never liked the reference to "Turkey Day". The emphasis should
be on the "thanks" and not on the turkey.Although I guess it
could be said that some of our favorite teams played like turkeys last
I was actually just thinking about this very subject last night... Sure I'm
disappointed in the Utes' season this year, but all programs have their ups
and downs; but what a great year for WSU, SUU and the Aggies! WSU & SUU
programs are really coming along and seasons like this will only help galvanize
those programs. The Aggies have struggled again this season, but they really
started pulling it together and I'm optimistic about their future.
There's some solid talent on that team and they deserve some recognition.
Utes and Cougs may not have a lot to celebrate this season, but
let's throw some support behind the other programs in the state that have
managed to do well!
Can't agree more. BYU is not only in a rebuilding phase for the athletes
but for the coaches. They need to learn their jobs as well. All of these calls
to replace everyone just isn't realistic. BYU can't go out and hire
anyone they want. It will take time, but BYU will come back. I also
agree that there is much more to praise about Utah's performance at
Washington than to complain about. Thirty points against what is arguably one of
the best defenses in the nation is a great accomplishment. I think calling
timeout was a good call by the way. If you're defense can't stop those
big plays at the end of regulation what makes you think you are going to have
better luck in overtime? Things are looking up for the future IMHO.
How about highlight other football teams in Utah. Like Snow College that is in
the top 10 in the nation and lost 1 game by 2 points to the #1 team by a FG on
the last play of the game. They are going to a bowl. How about some
recognition to them. They are a GREAT team. BYU may want to take a few (or
more) of them as they are averaging 50+ points a game. No offence issues there.
Aggie fans are thankful to be bowl eligible and to have the season turned
around. The future looks bright! Go Aggies beat AFA!
WHY are the Debbie/Doug Downers the ones who love to flood the comments? Bit
exhausting, but it's all good. I agree with you, Dick.
This too shall pass...It's been 12 years since BYU had a
losing, bowl less season, including 6 seasons as an Independent.The
next time BYU fans are tempted to whine about a 9-4 season, they
should remember 2017 and be grateful for what they have.
I'm thankful that most BYU fans aren't jumping off the band wagon
because of one bad season.There isn't a single program in the
country that is immune to disastrous, losing seasons, including every program
that has won a national championship in the last 50 years, and several programs
that have won a national championship since 2000.Those claiming that
2017 is proof that BYU can't handle an Independent schedule have quickly
forgotten that BYU was only 8 points shy of an UNDEFEATED season last year,
while playing a tougher schedule.In 2016, BYU finished 3-3 versus
SIX P5 teams, 9-4 overall.In 2017, BYU finished 0-4 versus FOUR P5
teams, 4-9 or 3-10 overall.The difference: BYU 2017 is a younger,
more inexperienced team beset with more than twice as many injuries as BYU had
in 2016.In 2016, BYU beat Arizona, Toledo, Mich St, Miss St,
Cincinnati, S Utah, UMass, Utah St, and Wyoming,and only lost to
Utah (-1), UCLA (-3), W Va (-3), and Boise St (-1), by a combined 8 points.
Nice try Dick! You start the frenzy, stir the pot then ask people to calm down.
You're the instigator! You started it all!
As a BYU fan, I am very sympathetic toward this team and its coaches. When
the Cougar bid to join a power five conference failed, the handwriting was on
the proverbial wall. AD Tom Holmoe had dutifully and capably filled the future
BYU grid schedule with many quality opponents -- way too many for the health of
a mid-major school, which BYU is.So, when Virginia came calling, Bronco M.
and his staff did the smart thing and took an offer that advanced them to that
power five level they so desperately craved.Coach Sitake and crew are now
left to reap the whirwind of very difficult schedules without the recruiting and
financial advantages reserved for power five schools.Everyone's
talking about reevaluating the coaching staff in the off season. I believe the
time and effort will be much better spent in redefining the direction of the
entire program with an eye on things as they are, rather than relying on some
fantasy of big time college football glory. (See the service academies, for
example.)Until that happens, the arguments of naysayers calling for the
end of intercollegiate athletics at BYU will be strengthened.
Nice try Dick! I️ have a lot to be thankful for but trying to find silver
linings in a dismal and pathetic BYU football team is not one of them. No
This year has been bizarre and sad. I am afraid that next year we will be
treated to a repeat disaster. Can it get any worse, well will see this Saturday.
Only thing I can say is one team will have four wins after the game. Wow,
really, if we are lucky, four wins.
Look at the direction of professional sports. Look at the direction of college
sports. Will any clear-thinking person want to be part of it in five years?
Bring on the BYU-Idaho model! No intercollegiate sports. Nothing! Kill the
golden calf (cougar) and let thousands of students enjoy a great experience on