Funny... the DN notes the "optimism surrounding the BYU football
program"... apparently oblivious to the fact that it enthusiastically
participated in an explosion of celebration and hype following BYU's narrow
victory over a horrible Arizona team. One DN headline went so far as
to declare that BYU had "reset its football foundation". I
wonder if the DN will ever gain the wisdom of restraint in its coverage and hype
of the still struggling BYU football program.
Well we found out that Arizona is not good and we also know what we always
knew...Mangum is not that greatIt’s going to be a long
mediocre year BYU
UteinIdaho - Sandpoint, IDSept. 9, 2018 11:34 a.m.The sad fact
is, Sitake was never a great D coordinator. ------------------That's right. It's ridiculous how overrated Sitake has
been.He was good at Utah because he was playing with
Whittingham's defense. At Ore State he showed he was bad, and at byu-p
he's shown hes still bad.
@ pipes"He used to be able to prep a defense when he coached at the U.
What happened????"The sad fact is, Sitake was never a great D
coordinator. He was thrown into the DC job after being, if I remember right, a
running backs coach. He got a little bit better every year, but he was never a
great DC. His defenses were never anything close to the Gary Anderson ones.
Game #1 the receivers played like the legends of old. Game #2 the receivers
played like last year. The receivers failed the whole team last
night. Once Cal figured out that the receivers were allergic to the ball, they
were able concentrate on BYU’s Running game.The defense,
offensive line, and running backs could have won the rest of the game with just
a little more support from the passing game.
"Is bad BYU already back?"Already back? They never left. One
nail biter win over a bottom 10 team is not enough to declare - even temporarily
- the return of "good BYU-P".
Pipes - It is possible that Sitake at Utah was just following Whitt's
advise or orders concerning defense. Sitake has never demonstrated he was a
great (or even good) defensive coach, much less a good head coach. I think the
best description of Sitake is that he is a wonderful person and, at best, a
mediocre coach of anything.
I want to feel bad for you byu fans, but you do this to yourselves. You acted
like you just beat Alabama after your 4 point win over a really, really bad
Arizona team. Byu hubris at it's best. As for the references to
Utah's game, please remember coug fans, you guys play this NIU team too. As
pathetic as Utah's offense and special teams is, this NIU team is good, and
they very likely will beat you guys on your home field. So be cautious with your
smack talk about Utah only beating them by 11 on their home field.
Painful to watch. Grimes is no better than Detmer. Play calling was inept at
best especially on 4th down. Defense is vanilla and not creative or disruptive
at all. Sitake made no adjustments at half time. Once again Mangum throws more
picks than TDs. Wisconsin will destroy the Cougars next week. Someone needs
to light a fire under Coach Sitake. He used to be able to prep a defense when
he coached at the U. What happened????
There's no reason to get excited about this team. After last seasons
showing do you really expect something different?Utah State is probable
the team worth getting excited about.
I try not to get too excited until the 3rd or 4th game of the season. The Cougars are looking painfully similar to last year—ineffective
offense, mistake prone, and only the defense making any noise. Final
score looks close. But, it really wasn’t.
very simple explanation: quarterback with erratic arm, no feet, inability to see
and hit the open receiver, and generally poor judgement under pressure. Always
looks good in practice, not a gamer. His passes are generally underthrown or
behind the receiver. His heroic hail mary passes as a freshman were
underthrown, but were successfull because the receivers came back for the ball
and umped to catch at a high point. get wilson into the games!!
After watching Houston thump Arizona I figured that maybe BYU wasn’t quite
as far along the road to recovery as it appeared last week. They still played a
great game that went down to the wire.
We done got beat... with the exception of 2 or 3 brick wall stops, it seemed
difficult to get a clean hit and stop. Cal was very slippery and moved the ball
patiently and with smarts and I hand it to them. Actually we handed it to them
fairly often. I dont think the game was as close as the score showed it to
be.One call was really puzzeling... Ghanwoloku was called for a late hit,
on the replay, the guy held back, purposly missed contact with the runner.
Didn’t touch him at all. Just a point of interest. Would not have
mattered. Congrats Cal.A bowl game can still happen. Here is to hoping for
Back? Good grief. BYU beat a bad Arizona team and just lost at home to a
mediocre Cal team despite getting three turnovers in the second half. This team
will still be hard-pressed to win six games.
What has happened to our Star tight end, Bushman, unless I’m wrong only
one pass was thrown to him. And #4 was a great runner last week but only had 3
or 4 touches. Seems like play calling needs to be reviewed. Won’t even
start on the defense. But there is always next week and we can hope things will
What do you mean "back"?They had one good quater against a
horriable Arizona defense.Houston 45Arizona 18
Shame on me for getting excited too soon. The offense's execution has been
pitiful and the defensive line hasn't been able to apply any pressure on
the Cal qbs in the 2nd half. Congrats to Cal for outplaying our team in every
facet of the game. They're looking very impressive.