The offense seems ready to move forward, hopefully the D will come along.I always wonder about the secondary. The good years have always included
a better than average secondary, (But also at least one excellent tight end on
O).Hoping for the best.
Why was Hawkins at practice?
Wow, by reading this article you would have thought Dick wrote a dark and gloomy
forcast last year at this time. Nope.Every year it's the same song
and dance. How the tds will be even more perfect than year before and how BCS
Championships are only days away.Running around traffic cones and
clapping your hands might make you feel good about yourself now but reality will
hit very early at O'l Miss.
I won't be surprised if BYU makes its mark this coming season, as an
Independent.Their talent base is getting deeper. I saw Joshua Quezada play
here in So.Cal. and he is going to turn a few heads this year. Trust me.Along with a fine QB and promising receivers, this will be an interesting
Hawkins was there?
There's old hedgie. Sitting by his computer just waiting for the BYU article.
Not much else going on there, eh hedgie?BYU faces a tough challenge
out of the gate with a tough SEC team in Ole Miss, followed by Texas. I think
they go 1-1 out of those two games, but come home and handle utah easily.Rest of the season should be wins with a tough roadie at Oregon St. I
see this as a 2 loss team probably. Either to Ole Miss and Texas or one of the
two and at Oregon St. Sorry hedgie, but utah won't be a problem.
jazballs,As I said, same old song and dance. I'm sure last year at
this time you earmarked a 10 or 11 win season. Only trip-up at TCU and Fl.
St.....some how your delusion didn't account for the likes of Utah St. Airforce
ect...I'm hoping your not a gambler because going 1-1 with opening
road dates at TX and Ole Miss is a suckers bet.
The offense should see huge gains this year. Starting all of those freshman
last year will pay dividends for the next 3. I am excited to see how the
receivers do with Apo back. I believe Quezada is going to be great. BYU needs some DBs and safteys to step up, otherwise the defense should be
hedgehogIt's hillarious how obsessed you are with BYU. Except for
their September meeting in LES, Utah and BYU are on completely separate paths
this year, so what BYU does this year will have almost no impact on Utah, and
yet, here you are.Further proof, that BYU is far more interesting
team than Utah.What amateur fans see as running around cones,
clapping hands, knowledgeable fans see as coaches teaching players valuable
football basics that will form the foundation of a well-coached football
team.btw, I checked with Notre Dame. There's no record of a hedgehog
ever owning season tickets for Fighting Irish football. Not surprising,
considering the source.
BYU will be a dominant team this year. Hilariously, the U will have a very
mediocre season and will be destroyed in Provo.
@ jazz, I'm with you. This will be a very good team. I think it's a two loss
team, at most - likely in the great state of Texas to UT and TCU. I think
they'll handle Ole' Miss and Oregon St. They'll blowout Utah this year.
However, Texas is still rebuilding after last year and TCU lost a lot of talent.
Both of those games are more winable than tradition would suggest.Is Munns still in the program? I haven't seen his name in any of the
pre-season write ups. Heaps to Hoffman, Jacobsen and Apo is a dream
team.Slash, dash and smash out of the back field will be exciting
and keep the defense guessing.The front seven on defense may be the
best front seven BYU has ever had.And a few trick plays designed for
Riley Nelson thrown in for good measure.If we get solid play from
our DBacks and improved play from our TE's, this could be a season to remember!
And if it is, the rush to independence will begin for Texas, USC, Oklahoma and a
few others - trying to mimic BYU.
This all means exciting football coming this fall. More winning for the Y and
more Yning from the hedgehog and the other members of jealous and BYU obsessed
chorus line. I can't wait for September. Go Cougars!
What fun! First Spring news of a team with coaching staff and a program like
none other in the world. Of course the tone is positive--the season is full of
large potential.The characteristics that make this team and program
unique are the very reasons I am a big fan. Hooray for Coach Mendenhall. Go
What does it all mean?Better get your season tickets!
"I think it's a two loss team, at most"Kewgfan,Your not very accurate - as you said the same thing last year. I know this
because I've yet to find a tds fan who ever rationally projects anything more
than two loses.This is a team that's good enough to put of big
scores against the WAC/SWAC teams but top to bottom, not even close to the BCS
teams on the schedule.Thoough in the fact all real games are on the
road? Forgett it.
hedge;How can you expect the real football fans to forget anything when
the Yners are constantly barking at the big blue bus. You will be proven
wrong again and again and again...
I'm not sure what the team will do this year, it should at least be better than
last year. Like in the movie "Any Given Sunday" our team could win on
any Saturday. But I do like the new coaching staff. They seem to have an
excitement we have been missing. The fact that Hawkins was visiting should tell
everyone something, not sure what it is, but something! Do you think Bronco is
picking his brain about how to win some of the "big ones" as he did at
Colo and BS? Other than the September game with Utah, I think it's
time we Y fans lay them to rest. Why should we care what they do, it will not
affect us but one week a year and hopefully that will be only good for us. They
will have a tough enough road to hold on their on. So, hedgehog, go find some
Pac 12 people to tell them how good you are and what your going to do to them.
We Cougar fans really don't care much about the U any more.
hedgehog"Your not very accurate... I know this because I've
yet to find a tds fan who ever rationally projects anything more than two
loses."chuckling that you of all bloggers should be whining
about "accuracy" BYU 2006 11-2BYU 2007 11-2BYU
2008 11-2It would appear that predicting 2 losses for BYU has a very
high degree of accuracy.Unlike your 4-30 accuracy during the BYU
basketball season, including your famous prediction of a BYU loss at SDSU.Which begs the question, why are you still spamming BYU articles?btw, the word is "you're" as in "you are" not very
"Do you think Bronco is picking his brain about how to win some of the
"big ones" as he did at Colo"Sounds like a bronco
idea.... go ask a coach for ideas who was fired for not winning the big ones.
"go ask a coach for ideas who was fired for not winning the big
ones"Sounds like you're just jealous hedgehog because your guy
Kyle got smoked in all of his big ones last season. Maybe Kyle should be calling
Hawkins for advice.I marked it down, but apparently you didn't, so
here's a reminder:BYU Jimmered SDSU on February 26th!And
you promised to do what if that happened?
hedgehogDid you see the LA Times article from March 10th which
states "Commissioner Larry Scott acknowledged concern Thursday over a
recent Forbes magazine online report showing that the Pac-10 lags well behind
other major conferences in terms of football revenue and athletic department
profit"?You should probably hop over there and comment a lot.
hedgehog...dashes off to quell rumors that the "conference of
champions" isn't really.
fresnogirl,Interesting you troll Pac12 articles.....let it go.I can't wait for the Forbes article AFTER the new TV contract. I'm sure
you won't be prompting me about that one, now will ya.
hedgehog | 11:15 a.m. March 15, 2011 Ann Arbor, MI Sounds like a
bronco idea.... go ask a coach for ideas who was fired for not winning the big
ones. ===I love the huevos on this kid!!!Hedge, a good, motivated coach will see his team improve during the year (See
Whit 2008, Bronco 2009)...A poor or unmotivated coach will see his
team get worse during the year (See Whit 2009, Boylen 2009, 2010).I
think it will be interesting to see how both Utah and BYU end up this year.
Needless to say, there will be soom fun games this fall. (Hedge,
BTW... What are the odds ya think on Clyburn being at Utah come this September?)
Hedgehog,You speaking about trolling makes me laugh. You live 2 time
zones away from Provo, your team is no longer in BYU's conference and yet you
have 5 out the 21 comments so far on this article. Talk about obsessing....As for my reading the LA times, I'm a California girl. These things get
reported here. But nice try.
"Interesting you troll Pac12 articles..."Says the
BYU-obsessed PAC 12 troll.Whatever the new TV contract is, it's
guaranteed that Utah will be getting much less than any other team in the
conference for many years to come.btw, hedgy, fresnogirl lives in
Cali; she probably reads the LA Times frequently just to keep up on local news.
Why wasn't Drew Phillips included in the conversation - anyone??H-hog: - does utah still have a football program?? How did the basketball team
do this year, pretty good?
Drew Phillips is not academically eligible right now but he's being worked with
from what I understand. The sooner he can be eligible, the better. He's going to
be a ball player!
BYU should certainly be improved over last year based on experience alone. I
will like to see them run the table, but know this is not realistic. Doman is
quite green in the position with no prior OC experience, and it will be
interesting to see what he can actually do versus all of the hype. I know he is
popular with many players and Mendenhall in particular, but a new offense is not
easy. Actually, the OC is my number 1 concern, and I do not want him to take the
first few games in the season to figure things out-
Listen guys...let's just put the kabosh on Hedgie right here and now. If you
just ingnore and don't respond to him but in actuality verbally neuter him,
then you've effectively taken away any empowerment that his adled little mind
irrationally believes he has. Same with Chrissy B. Let's all just ignore them
enjoy the prospect of a possible great new beginning...and leave them both to
wagging their tongues. Just turn your backs and give them the silent
treatment...and encourage everyone else to do the same. Besides...There is
"No Joy" in Ann Arbor
Cougar claws,Actually there are several BYU football players
academically eligible for spring ball. The other newspaper has the long list
Where's StocktonYou know we all look on this board to the absurdities that
Hedge and Chris penThey are legends in their own minds it wouldn't be
nearly as fun without themLong live Hedge and Chris
Hey Cougar Claws,We have "several BYU football players
academically eligible for spring ball". Quite the scoop, huh?
hedgehogGood for BYU! It just shows that BYU and Bronco
expect BYU football players to be student-athletes.
First week of practice and everyone is happy. Let's focus on Jimmer this week
and as long as the team lasts. Fall wins are predicated on spring practices or
are they predicated on many other factors?
Yes, most of the team is academically ELIGIBLE. What is your point?
Starting a new Era as an independent, it should be a fun and exciting year. I
look forward to seeing the new energetic coaches work with the players and the
progress of the offense. Should be a much improved team from a year ago, only
real question I have is who is gonna replace the guys we lost in the secondary.
There is plenty of young talent in the secondary but it will be interesting to
see who steps up and takes hold of the starting spots at Corner and Safety.
Cool here we go another Football season Yeah Baby ! Lets all sit back and
continue soaking in all the Spring Ball Fever reports on the progress of our
brothers in Blue. I love this stuff.
How about Hawkins as the ute basketball coach?Utes get no pac-12 money
next year.Hedgehog bet---When the cougs win against the utes -you promise
to never post again?
Hedgie, you only need 14 more posts to break Clowntown's record.I
think a 11-2 season is a very fair prediction for the Cougars. On
the other hand, 11-2 for the Utes is just wishful thinking especially after
choking on the BIG games last year. I believe those scores were 7-47 (like a
jumbojet), 3-28, and 3-26. Correct me if I'm wrong. I believe Ute
football will be following Ute basketball into the abyss. The PAC-10.2 teams are
just smacking their lips for fresh meat and Hedgie... they're waiting for you as
well.I can't wait to see your posts on these PAC-10.2 stories.By the way... Heaps and Company will smoke the Utes this year, and the
next, and the next...
What evidence is there that BYU will so much better than they were last year?
Heaps has improved, but the tight ends are still mediocre at best and so are the
receivers. Quezada will be a good contribution and Kariya is always good to get
a couple of yards up the middle in short yardage situations, but there really
aren't any big play threats on the offense. I see a five loss season, with the
losses coming against Oregon State, Hawaii, Texas, Ole miss, and Utah.
Whoops, don't forget TCU
afro14"What evidence is there that BYU will so much better than
they were last year?"The whole BYU team was playing MUCH better
by the end of the season last year.In theory, a 7-6 BYU should have
been blown out against a once Top 5 team at RES, but BYU outplayed the Utes for
most of the game. If Anae hadn't decided to sit on the ball after Heaps had
moved the Cougars inside the 20 with still plenty of time to score a touchdown,
the final records would have been:BYU 8-5Utah 9-4Considering where BYU and Utah were when the Utes played TCU in early October,
that's a monumental improvement for BYU and a monumental collapse for Utah the
2nd half of the season.
I know that byu improved vastly over the course of the season last year, but at
the end of the year, they were still only a mediocre team, evidenced by their
loss to a very mediocre (or even poor) effort by the Utes. Nothing suggests that
they've done anything to improve so much that they'll be playing at a whole new
level than from the end of last year, or that they deserve these praises being
laid on them by Harmon. They have new players, new coaches, and a whole lot of
things to get into place. The potential for improvement is great, but we won't
know until the season actually begins I guess. It is very likely that their
difficult schedule will still result in, at the very least, 4 losses, more
afro14 | 8:20 a.m. March 16, 2011 Sandy, UT What evidence is there
that BYU will so much better than they were last year?===OK, here's what you do.Read the title, and then the story.I hope that helps you out.
Instead of the upperclassmen and veterans feeling threatened by freshmen and
sabotaging them with "put 'em in their place" and "protect our
culture" bravo sierra and "pay the price" rhetoric, the entire
team has moved forward and put pettiness aside. The rookies are pretty good and
are playing.------------As I feared last year, instead of a
meritocracy, best player plays, BYU had gone to a seniority system, "I've
earned the right by lasting" system. That's why an "experienced"
Jr. Who couldn't beat out a rookie got playing time. Why not just form a union?
@veritas aquitasSorry, but Homer Harmon's opinion (which he always
spews at the beginning of football season) is not enough solid evidence for me
to be convinced that the Cougars will be anything more than mediocre this year.
Well, I'm guessing that's your issue, not the writer's.
Re: CougFaninTX | 9:25 a.m. March 15, 2011 Heaps to Hoffman,
Jacobsen and Apo is a dream team.The problem with dreaming, you see,
is eventually you have to wake up.And a few trick plays designed for
Riley Nelson thrown in for good measure.I hear that Dan Henning has
some free time and needs an outlet for his creativityIf we get solid
play from our DbacksPossibly the funniest thing ever posted.
Considering BYUs track record in the secondary and Bronco has to replace 75% of
last yes unit; Id say a quest for mediocre is realistic. Re: afro14
| 12:12 p.m. March 18, 2011Did you forget D Harmon is the pinnacle
of objective reporting especially when it comes to BYU football?