I hope they have the opportunity to kick many extra points this season. Hey
cougar fans, can you think of the last time a BYU kicker won a game since Kurt
Gunther in the miracle bowl? I would especially like to know who has won a game
with a field goal.
Ethan Pochman in the 1996 WAC Championship game against Wyoming. He also kicked
the game tying field goal at the end of regulation.
I am sure that Stephenson was shocked and somewhat unprepared when the returning
starter got injured.Stephenson was a solid kicker in high school but
undoubtedly worked on his punting rather than PATs this summer.The
kicking game will be VERY IMPORTANT this year. This situation emphasizes the
importance of constant preparation.
Just look at this picture, Riley is leaning back too far. There is a really
good kicking coach in the Ogden area that coached at Snow in '03. He can help.
What happened to Justin Sorensen? I remember a couple of years ago seeing his
recruiting youtube video of him blasting 50 yard field goals off the grass in
What happened to that outstanding kicker from Bingham High that they recruited?
Sorenson, I think. Is he on a mission?
A kicker with a sprained ankle? Good grief, get out there and kick. And is there
nobody on staff, or Payne, who can teach Stephenson how to get some elevation on
How about a loss by a field goal? BYU lost to Utah 20-17 in 1999. Owen Pochman
had missed a FG from 38 early in the 4th.
This article gives me so much confidence in Coach Borcno and BYU. What great
leadership to ask his players if any of them had experience as a kicker in high
school. Truly the coach of the year.
Seems like, by now, we should know who our kicker is, shouldn't we?
Coach Borcno also asked his player if any of them had real experience as a
running back in high school.Looks like the house of cards is
finally falling down.
Re: TDS Fan and HogFor such a poor coach he seems to have done
ok.BTW, what is Utah's record against BYU over the last couple of
years? Oh, yeah...1-3. Way to go guys, 25% is a "pass" up on the hill!
Just a sign of the great recruiting by TDS coach Bronk. "Whoops! We forgot to
get a kicker!"
What about Orem High product Nathan Killpack? Nathan red-shirted with the team
in 2007 after being invited to try out as a preferred walk-on, but then left on
a mission after the 2007 season. He has been back from his mission since
If they can't even kick PAT's - WOW - should be a fun season to watch for Ute
fans. My dream season would be a 13-0 for Utah and an 0-12 for tds.
Realistically though I think I might get a 6-6 for tds this year.
Give Stephenson a day or two to practice.. He's a punter now and probably hasnt
practiced in a while, but I'm sure he'll be fine.. I watched him kick A LOT of
pat's against us in high school so I doubt it will be too tough for him with a
Yikes!! Another hedgehog? And they have the same attitude. Any hog busters out
there? Why wait till November to silence them. They'll be in the Pitt in a few
weeks.Mark my words!---The utes will never win a pac-10
Hedgehog, let the U beat BYU at anything and then talk. We whipped you guys
twice in basketball, in football, and basically everything else. (no one really
considers women's gymnastics, chess or bad-gammon a sport, so spare me your
No worries. With Heaps' pinpoint passing and Nelson's running, BYU
will just score two-point conversions after every touchdown.The ewe
does have worries though. After losing to Pitt, the season will be
over for the ewe. Five losses in their last six games will have the
ewe looking for someone to replace Whit right after he loses his 4th game in 5
years to Bronco.Utah losses: Pitt, Wyo, AFA, TCU, ND, and BYU.If the ewe doesn't stumble at SDSU, the ewe may still get to lose to
Fresno State in the New Mexico bowl, but at least ewe won't have to play in the
Las Vegas Bowl.
Max for President,You didn't beat the Utes to a BCS conference - now
did you.....ouch....awkward silence..............
How do you bring up winning and losing football games in the rivalry and not
mention if you're a ute fan the 34-31s. And if you're a cougar fan how do you
forget my personal favorite: kanashiro pelting the upright two consecutive years
almost in the same spot.
Utah Fan2,What makes you think that Utah will lose to Pitt or any
other team? Utes are looking very strong this year. 2 QB's with experience, 2 of
the best backs in the conference, a great offensive line, strong TE's that can
catch. Then they have a ton of great talent on the defensive end. Utah's kicker
is supposed to be the best in the conference. Wouldn't it be a
little funny if BYU ends up losing to Utah 34-31 to end their MWC experience?You really should change your handle.----------------------------Max for Pres, How about
the Utes beat BYU to the first football win this year? It will happen in 2 weeks
and 2 days for the Utes. How about the Utes beat BYU in head to head
football games, scoreboard 53-34. So, last year wasn't the greatest
in Ute history. 10-3 and ranked 18th. We aren't worried. Actually the
future is looking bright.Hopefully BYU finds a good replacement
kicker. P.S. I still can't believe that Kanashiro missed that field
goal. I had to go home and watch the replay, in disbelief. LOL
As usual hedgehog is confusing winning a game on the field and getting an invite
to a conference because of advanced worm research and culture.
I'm actually a little shocked that Stephenson, being a kicker, or his coach, or
his mentor (Payne) didn't see the problem immediately. I can see the problem in
this photo, Stephenson is leaning back. If you want elevation on the ball, you
must lean forward, over the ball, not back away from the ball. Everyone acts
like no one knows what the problem is. Sheesh, this should have been spotted a
year ago, fixed, and eliminated.
@Chris BWe're going to do better the 6-6! That's crazy talk. The
tds is going to do great. We'll easily go 7-5!
Why do we need a kicker? Heaps is so good we can go for two after every
touchdown and we will never be kicking field goals.
Sorenson is on a mission, I think he should be getting home sometime soon
@1984 for life"1984 for lifE" is an awesome name. You could also go
by "26 year old *NC."*Beat nobody of any significance in '84 and in
no way deserved an NC.
Re: GoUtahHaha, yet it was awarded to BYU and is in the NCAA record
books as an undisputed and unanimous championship. I love that it just eats you
guys up inside! Love it! Discount it all you want, ute fans. The rest of us will
just sit back and laugh.
You guys are just jealous that Utah is going to be so good this year! You wish
you had our nfl calibre players on your team. Wynn for hiseman! My
prediction for 2010: Utah goes undefeated, third BCS game, winning it of course.
Wynn and Asiata are the front runners for the Heisman. Tds goes 6-6 and goes to
the Armed Forces Bowl. Guaranteed!
GoUtah, it may have been 26 years ago but does Utah have one? You say BYU
didn't play anyone of significance but who did Utah play in your Fiesta Bowl
year? Anyone of significance? That's right, most people have already fogotton.
Ever wonder why Boise State gets all the love and everyone forgets about Utah?
Your BCS bowls are just bowls in the end that people forget about. Many people
forget that BYU played in the Fiesta Bowl before the meaningless BCS came into
existance. Does anyone care? Not really. But the difference between Utah and
BYU is no one forgets a NC! You just wish you had one.
Check the soccer team's keepers. Someone there must have "the boot".
* BYU has more victories over Pitt than the utes. * The Utes will be the
Pac-12's doormat. * The utes can't beat TCU, BYU, or Boise ST.and are
foolish going to the pac-12.* Pac-12 needed a couple doormats to gain
money from conference championships. Everybody plays the fool.* The utes
will never win a pac-10 championship.
worf, Where are you getting your information from? When was the last
time BYU played Pitt? Utah has beat TCU 3 of the last 4, BYU 5 of 8, and
has not regularly played games against BSU.Utah won't be the doormat to
the PAC 12 anymore than BYU will be the doormat of the MWC. I would say that
both teams are fairly close in competition. You saying that Utah sucks says that
BYU is not a very good team comparatively.Benderman1,But
the difference between Utah and BYU is no one forgets a NC! You just wish you
had one. My reply... with the invite to the PAC 12, it will come
soon enough. Thanks for caring that much about Utah football.
I believe USU has one. Why don't you look him up Y
Dear GoUtah-1984, University of Pittsburg, ranked 3rd in the nation.
You are touting playing Pitt opening this year. . . but the Y doing the same
thing in 84 is not the same?Make up your mind.But of
course, 10 years from now you will be looking to the glory days when you beat
Alabama, while sitting in the middle (if you're lucky) of the PAC #? whatever.
Hey USportsFan:Well your youth and my old age has been revealed. BYU
beat Pitt in 1984. Pitt won the NC in 1983 than BYU did in 1984.The
past four years does'nt matter. TCU beat both of our teams last year and it
was'nt even close. They bring back the same players this year and we'll both
lose again. Bank on it. Boise ST. crushed the utes a few years ago and have
since improved. They're at the same level as TCU. If Boise ST. were in the MWC
this year, we would look like idiots, as we would be fighting Air Force for
third and fourth place.As for the pac-10. They were'nt looking for
teams to challenge their elite. No way! That's why Colorado was invited. There
looking to have twelve teams to qualify for conference championships. Twelve is
the rule and it brings alot of revenue. Utah was just a stepping stone towards
that goal. Other than football, what does Utah have? Why would they pick Utah?
Why do U fans blather on so much on these BYU articles. For supposedly not
liking BYU they seem pretty obsessed.
@hedgehogAtually I think BYU will have tougher competition in the
MWC.... I think you guys are slipping into a weaker conference but the results
will speak for themselves this year.... I am thinking that the PAC 10/12 won't
want to schedule the MWC next year which will help make the absence of the Holy
War a little less conspicuous.I actually predict that Utah will do
better in the PAC 10/12 than they could do in the MWC next year.So,
for that reaso alone, thank your lucky stars that yougot the invite.
Sorenson is on a mission, but I heard he sprained his ankle while stepping off a
curb or something.Work on the 2-point plays and convert on third
downs, and we'll be just fine!
Brock Cutler for kicker!