Nobody knows who's a good team and a bad team yet.Cal played
well in provo, that was a good defense and a good team. Doesn't matter how
they played against NC or how NC played, Cal played well. Byu could have won but
didn't take the right opportunities. BYU played well against
Arizona but not as well against Cal.How good is Arizona? We'll
know in a few weeks. The gimmies with usu, Hawaii and niu look
tough, don't those teams always look tough early on? By the time we play
they might not look so good, usu plays hard but typically won't win, Hawaii
has never won in provo, and niu might look different after Florida state - so
far the big props to niu come from Utah fans because they played the Utes hard,
so we evaluate the strength of niu from the team telling us that any team Utah
beats is hard and any team byu beats is soft.Really, we don't
know yet, we don't know much of anything yet. Is this team
better than last year - by a mile but still not perfect. Is the
coaching staff maturing - that's my big question, that lost the game last
week. Soft preparation and adjustments.
CaliCougarEvery single one of those attendants figures beats all of
Utah's standing room only figures! 7 full seasons in the PAC-12 and BYU
still accounts for two of the 10 largest crowds in RES history! The best being
third I believe!
I originally predicted that the cougars would bowling with a 7-5 regular season
record. However, I now believe that the cougars will be going 4-8. The remainder
of the wins will come from: Mcneese, Umass, and NMSU. I originally anticipated:
USU, Hawaii, and NIU being "give me" wins, however they have been
playing to such a degree that I anticipate them having their way in
Lavelle's house. Still love the cougs and will always route for them
and Tanner Mangum!
Heck yes they're better than last year this year they're going to beat
a top 10 team at Wisconsin
When I say the team is not any better than last year, I don't think that
makes me a fair weather fan. I am still watching the games and rooting for the
Y. I think the team will not make significant improvement until we have a head
coach that can mentally prepare the team for their next game.
Interesting tidbit, maybe somewhat related to this story....Attendance at the last eight home openers for BYU football:2018
52,6022017 55,427 2016 62,9042015 63,4702014 57,6302013 63,1972012 57,0452011 63,742Draw your own
the best football team in town...
MUCH better than last!Go Cougs 🤙🏈
About the same as last year and about as good as it gets. go cougs.
SoonerUte - Salt Lake City, UTSept. 12, 2018 12:18 p.m.Even an
improved team was expected to lose games against P5 competition.They lost
a game (as expected) and suddenly fair weather fans abandon ship."We're as bad as last year!"Sad.It's the u
fans that are all crying that. It's also all the u fans that are posting
here. That is what is truly sad!!
The game with Utah State will really tell the story. The two programs (BYU and
USU) are on the same level now. There is a very good chance of BYU losing two
straight to the Aggies.
I think they are better but the record may not reflect it
Cougars win by six !
Look at what Eastern Carolina did to North Carolina. And Cal barely beat NC.
That should tell you how bad of a home loss losing to Cal is.
Fairweather fans are the ones that make programs better. If a team continues to
attract money and followers even though they are mediocre what incentive do they
have to get better? If your team is struggling, that is the best time to
abandon them. If they care about their product, they'll get better. If
not, they'll disappear, and we don't have to consider it anymore.
Even an improved team was expected to lose games against P5 competition.They lost a game (as expected) and suddenly fair weather fans abandon ship."We're as bad as last year!"Sad.
How about we let them play their games to answer the question. It is foolish to
speculate after only 2 games.
Why do you need a podcast to address a question that can be answered with just
two letters: "N" and "O"?
To answer the headline:clearly, no.