If BYU loses, then Wisconsin will be crushing.
@Water Rocket: Here's what a jet sweep looks like:One of the
wide receivers starts just before the snap running laterally along the line of
scrimmage. The QB pivots and can hand off to a plunging back, or fake the
handoff, and pass, or continue his pivot and hand off to the receiver running
full speed behind the line. As soon as he can clear the defensive end, he cuts
up field. BYU gained yards every time they ran a jet sweep. And they faked it a
lot, which freezes the defensive end on that side.I saw it in the
spring game and was excited. Well, that is not the only thing the new offense
does. Smash mouth with a 300 pound line? You bet. This line is big and quick.
Grimes brought the offense from Auburn and LSU, where he was line coach.The main difference from last year is that this team, top to bottom, is
in fantastic shape. UA had guys on the ground panting and getting stretched
while the BYU guys were bouncing around. This team bears zero resemblance to any
recent BYU team. This is an SEC offense.
I’m a huge Coogs fan and I’m gonna cheer like crazy tomorrow. The
one thing that I absolutely loved seeing that wasn’t there last year was
the O-Line opening up Mississippi River sized holes and blowing Arizona
downfield. Way to go Coach Grimes and Pugh! The other thing I saw is the
receivers are catching balls and BYU is throwing farther than to Bushman for 2
or 3 yard gains like last year. Best of all, the team is believing in each other
and excited to play every down. Let’s Rise and Shout Coogs!
Last week I was skeptical about how we’d do. Midway third quarter I cd
see this team was prepared, on both sides. There are still plenty of questions,
but we appear to be solid and fairly deep at most positions.I think
these Cougars are going to be amped up. Playing in front of the screaming
hordes at LES, our boys will want to show we’re back, that last week was
only hors’ d’ouevres. I think our pass rush, a little
cautious last week to keep assignment and gap sound, will get after it more.
Corbin and Takitaki might have big games. We’ll get a couple of picks, I
imagine.Squally will get >100 yds. I’d like to see more
catches by Simon, Bushman and Collie. Am interested to see how the fly sweeps
do against the speed of the Golden Bear.I think we’re going to
pour it on, let ‘em have it. No mercy. Message is BYU is not a
“once proud program.”
Arizona Ute“One think I do know is that Cal has seen the BYU
film. Knows the 3-4 plays BYU runs on offense and will be prepared.”BYU didn’t even come close to opening up their entire play book at
No idea who will win tomorrow Cal or BYU.BYU did look better then
last yr. v. AZ. But AZ looked worse. Is that because Sumlin restricted Tate?
Or the AZ defense is terrible? Or was it because BYU was good and made them
look bad? Don't know.One think I do know is that
Cal has seen the BYU film. Knows the 3-4 plays BYU runs on offense and will be
prepared. Cal will play much more assignment sound defense than AZ did. And
Cal is a pretty good defensive team.Cal's offense seems a
little questionable but they have a good OL and good RB. I am
calling it a low scoring toss-up game. It's not a clear win for either
Seeing that Cal averaged about 3 yards/play in both their passing and running
game against NC, their offense shouldn't scare the Cougs at all. I'm
surprised that no one is forecasting a blowout for this game with it being
played in Provo. One game doesn't a season make, but the Cougs seem to be
vastly improved from last year.
I watched the Cal/NC game. I'm a bit confused if I was watching a
different game than what most saw. I saw a NC QB that was having a difficult
time throwing the ball, very inaccurate much of the game. Those interceptions
were the result of his inaccuracy. If he had been on the money, all but one of
them would not have been intercepted. I think if Mangum plays at least as well
as he did against Arizona then BYU has a very good chance at being 2-0.
"They have a great defense, and we have a great offense."Ooooookay. I can see Wisconsin and Washington staying up late re-tooling
their defenses for this "great" offense.
The defense last week was good and bad at defending the run. They stopped the QB
but had some runs go for a lot of yards, particularly late in the game.
Hopefully they've worked on filling those holes or Cal will try to exploit
them. I predict a BYU win though, at home, revamped offense and so on.
@water rocket - Magna, UTthink jet sweep is basically a handoff to a
wide receiver who is in motion as play starts. if its done right, its a very
quick play that can be done out of shotgun or with qb under center. also
usually involves a faked handoff to tailback running into line of scrimmage
Ross Bowers started against UNC and completed 8 of 17 passes for 56 yards and
lost 7 yards on 3 carries. Chase Garbers was 7 of 13 for 54 yards and a TD and
had 10 carries for 39 yards. Brandon McIlwain completed 1 of 2 passes for 9
yards and ran for 26 yards on three carries.Combined, they completed
16 of 32 passes for 119 yards and rushed for 58 yards on 16 carries.Doesn't sound like any of California's QB's are that scary.BYU just needs to stay focused and play their game and they'll be
To Skinny Skip, I couldn't tell if you were serious or poking fun in your
comment, but I can tell you the score of Saturday's game before it even
starts. The score will be (drum roll, please) zero to zero. Now what the score
will be at the end of the game is any body's guess. I predict that the
team that scores the most points will win.On a more serious note, I
have never seen any football team have very much success when they change
quarterbacks. Rotating three QBs is insane, offensively. About the only good
thing that can come out of rotating QBs for Cal is that they will be fresh. I
predict that BYU's O and D lines will be even better than they were last
week, and that will be the difference in this game. I also predict that BYU
will get more take-a-ways than Cal does.One thing about last
week's game that impressed me was that BYU suffered zero sacks, meaning
that Mangum had time to make his reads. I don't know what a jet sweep is.
Can some one explain it to me?
@skinny I believe this article is about Byu. I'm sorry if Ute fans are in
I don't know what happened last week. The Sports Illustrated cover curse
came through for us. According to the all knowing Utah trolls, BYU has no
business playing P-5 teams since it is at best a mid major team. The only
chance I see BYU winning on Saturday is if the altitude gets to Cal's
players. The Utes once again are playing another P-5 powerhouse. If BYU plays
as dismally as the Ute Trolls predict, at least I have solace in watching the
BYU's Cross Country team. They are currently ranked no. 2 in the country.
Cross Country is a sport not deemed worthy by the Ute athletic department
hierarchy. In their wisdom, they are fielding a Men's Lacrosse team
though. Should bring out the Ute faithful in large numbers to watch.