I will genuinely miss Marc's commentary -- always insightful and often very
entertaining (usually in a low-key, understated way). Greg Wrubell is OK but
Marc has been truly great.
Marc has been the only color analyst of my loyal fandom, as I attended BYU from
80'-84'. I've listened to every broadcast possible wherever
we've lived since then, oft times sitting in the car on that one hill in
town finding the best reception possible for ksl's 50,000 watt signal. Ive
met him a couple times at the coach"s show and at pregame activities and
have always been impressed with how genuine and kind he is. Your commentary and
fun interaction with Greg will be missed Marc but you deserve to sit back and
enjoy the games and critique your poor replacement along with the rest of us.
Personally I wish Nate was still around I think he would be great.
Marc personifies class in every way. Honest but always upbeat. Best of luck to
I don't even remember BYU football before Marc. He has been a great
familiar voice on the radio for so many years.
It was probably foolish of me to hope that Marc was one of the three Nephites
and would never need to retire.You've been a delight to listen
to over the years, Marc! You'll be missed!
Marc is simply the best. I would hate to be the one who tries to replace him.
This is a very sad day for me and for sports fans. Marc Lyons is a class act,
very talented, and will be greatly missed.
For those of you with sync problems between radio and TV, try an app. On iPhone
you can try ootunes. You can pause it like a DVR.
It will probably be snowing and 20 degrees during his last game in Boise.
Regardless, I'll salute the close of a great great career and hope Marc
signs off on his last broadcast by saying, "Greg, my boy, its a great day to
I'm a UTE.I have listened to Marc on every broadcast.I have appreciated his perspective.I will miss him.Thank you Marc for your efforts throughout all these years.
I am not a BYU fan at all. However, I have heard Greg and Marc call both
football and basketball games and have always thought they did a great job.
I've always been impressed at how well they could be objective when things
don't go BYU's way.
Thanks Marc for a lifetime of enjoyment and fun. Our family has grown up
listening to you, Greg and Paul. We’ve listened from Portland, OR as
newlyweds raising our young family. I’ve heard your game calls in
countless airports, hotels and restaurants throughout the travels of my career.
Last year we listened to you as a senior missionary couple in Ohio! Now as we
settle into retirement here in Utah, we’ll once again turn off the TV
audio and put up with the lack of sync timing between the TV and radio
broadcasts - just so we can enjoy the magical harmony between you and
“Greg my boy” one last time. Over the years we’ve
much about football from your expert insights, but we’ve learned more
about how to truly be a class act. We appreciate your exemplary conduct as
you’ve traversed the country - you have been an admirable ambassador of
BYU and all it represents. Many thanks from our entire family!
Another pillar maybe the last, of BYU football moving on. What a treat it has
been to listen to him on byu football. The games will not be the same. He may as
well turn off the lights when he leaves, and when they get the program turned
around they can call him back to turn them back on again.
To me he is Coach Lyons. He was the baseball head coach and offensive
coordinator for the football team. Back then we pretty much ran the same offense
as BYU. No surprise, we won state our senior year, same year that BYU won the
National Championship. He was a fun coach to be around. It won't be the
same listening to the games without his comments.
Marc Lyons is a perfect fit for the cheerleader style of his current partner.
Marc understands it's not a reflection of his self-esteem if he says the
cougars simply lost to a better team on any particular day.
It's so refreshing to hear that comment versus the "best team lost"
explanation stemming from the other microphone.Best wishes for your
retirement from the radio, Marc.
Marc Lyons was always insightful in his color analysis. He knew the game in a
defensive struggle he could vividly describe where linebacker was or what the
pulling guard did. He was especially entertaining when broadcasting rivalry
games against the Aggies or Utes giving us excitement and candor. Marc Lyons is
a one of a kind color guy.
Thank you for all of the wonderful games you called. I bet Paul James is still
calling them. I only wish that the TV and radio were on the same sync, I would
switch them out in a heart beat. Good Luck, Go Cougars.
He will be missed. I only regret that BYU has a weak team in his final year.
The broadcasts will not be the same.
Thanks, Mark! You’ve been a perfect combination of
knowledgeable, informative, and nearly-balanced-but-clearly-Cougar. The right experience, the right brain, the right disposition, representing the
We gave Marc a ride from the airport to Notre Dame when BYU played the Golden
Domers way back when. Marc was fun, engaging, insightful and not too full of
himself. We will miss you Marc.A little side story if I may... We
attended the Notre Dame Alumni Football Breakfast featuring Lou Holtz the
Friday before the Game. Those attending could ask Coach Holtz a written
question.I wrote down “As a BYU Fan it is an honor to be on
the Notre Dame Campus and experience this rich tradition. What will your first
play from scrimmage be? P.S. I will not tell Lavell.”Coach
Holtz took the question and responded “Dean, I would tell you the first
play but the Alumni have not given it to me yet!” Which drew great
laughter.I think we were the only non-Notre Dame folks there...
I knew him both as an announcer and as a gym teacher at Olympus. In our gym
class was a boy that just was not gifted in any physical way. Marc made him feel
welcome and did it in a way that left the boy with some pride. In a day were
teasing was the norm and accepted, everyone in the class treated everyone with
respect and decency. Marc Lyons is a class guy.
Marc Lyons is a major class act - not only as a broadcaster but as a person.
All of us who know Marc appreciate him and his many talents. My best wishes for
him to just have an incredible last game with many great emotions and
memories. Go Cougars - Go Marc Lyons!