I for one am glad Andrew Rich stayed true to his dream and walked on. Bronco
manned up too. Admitting he made a mistake in recruiting Rich isn't something
most coaches would have done.Mitch Payne was awesome in overtaking
Owen Poachman. I have enjoyed both the Payne boys at BYU.Heap's
percentage could have been better if he hadn't been playing with a broken rib.
Great Game. Future looks bright.The new "big" receiver
model with 6'4" fast guys is going to be great with Apo, Hoffman, and in a
couple of years Weeks. I know I am missing two others the Y has on the roster.
Too bad Murphy didn't stick around. That will come back to bite us.Good to see the new Defensive tackle Fangupo walk on too. He has all the
qualifications, too. Married, 25 and a good player.
Didn't BYU have 7 touchdowns (instead of 6), and didn't Payne score 10 points
(instead of 9)?
Yes. Those things are both true. Either way, records still stand. Most teams
going to the NM bowl are too cruddy to break them.
I am proud that Bronco can be man enough to acknowledge his poor judgment on
talent. He stated that he had rejected Rich twice on the basis of speed and size
not able to measure skill and heart, he had made a mistake in judgment and has
owned it.Bronco's pedigree of skilled NFL players that have come
from his defensive schemes is a herald one with the likes of Urlacher &
Francisco respectively with the Bears and the Colts. He has also
stepped up and has owned the early season QB fiasco. Now I hope he is learning
to stop evaluating on hype and measure the un-tangibles like heart, leadership
and a commitment to the mission statement of the school and church this program
ultimately represents.The foundation to success is rooted in the
rising generations commitment to correct principles. On the other hand, If these
principles are subordinate to hype you are a sounding symbol and a tinkling
brass."POLY" Cougar Nation
It's a great time to be a Cougar Fan... the future looks bright and things will
continue to get better and better!
Unfortunately NFL teams will probably make the same error in judgement that
Bronco did initially. But if he can just get drafted, even in the late rounds I
think he will be able to show what he is made of and see action in the NFL. He
is certainly smart enough, hard-hitting enough, and good enough tackler to be
there.Big Hapa-Nice comments, and I agree mostly. Heart and
leadership are really important but all the heart and leadership skills in the
world don't make up for lack of talent. I've coached and I know it just doesn't
work without that 3rd ingredient. Fortunately Rich had all of those attributes
you mention plus talent. If that weren't true he wouldn't have had as good a
year as he did.I have a question for you Hapa-- Are you yet willing
to give Heaps props for the turnaround he had this season and would you be
willing to admit that he should have the edge as the starting QB going into
How is a senior defensive tackle tranferring to BYU from USC? Is this a mistake
in the article?
Hopefully, Bronco will also recognize that his plan to avoid quality JC recruits
(other than DB's) is also a mistake. He needs to recruit the JC ranks regularly
to find other players that everyone misses coming out of high school. Some of
BYU's best players have been JC players.