Van Noy is a an athlete, which is uniqe for byu. Might only be 4-5 other true
athletes on the entire team.Which is why the team is 1-2.Again.Headed for 1-4.Again.And lost to
UtahAgain.And isn't getting a BCS invite.Again.And won't be going to a BCS bowl this year.Again.
Put Van Noy in at QB. He was pretty much the most passionate one on the field on
Saturday. I could tell he wanted to win, and was looking darn good in the first
half. Hitting extremely hard. A lot of interesting things in this
interview. I can only imagine how the team meeting went. If you don't have a few
team captains screaming something along the lines of "that is not BYU
football. You are embarassing yourself and all the people I looked up to as a
kid." then something is wrong. Also call Utah "that team
up there", nice. I wonder where that came from (tic)?He is darn
good. Too bad he can't get the rest of the team to play to his level.
Not great timing for the interview but Van Noy stepped up. Hopefully the
Cougars can step it up against UCF. Go Cougars!
Van Noy is a class act. Glad he got interviewed by Rome.Also glad to
hear some meetings were held to get heads on straight.As I'll be
able to make a rare appearance at a BYU football game this week, I'm hoping the
Cougars can bounce back and make a game of it versus UCF.
Chris B,You continue to embarrass REAL Ute fans. You're just a Y
hater and I wish you could silence yourself once in a while.Bottom
line is Kyle Van Noy is SPECIAL! I wish we had him up on hill. Sounds like he
represented the Y well today and did so with some tougher questions after a
humiliating loss.Way to go BYU for getting this guy to Provo.
motorbike,You are not a real Utah fan if your dislike for byu
doesn't parallel your passion for Utah. You clearly weren't at the game
Saturday. It was AMAZING! I got a ticket last minute. Being in the middle of
the red sea was unbelievable as we taunted little brothers the entire game.Superconferences are forming.byu will be left out and
essentially become a DII program.I can not wait.It will
Chris B is an embarrasment to utah fans everywhere.
@Chris B, The Ute fans I knew started off taunting BYU, but by 8 minutes
left in the 4th quarter, even they were feeling bad for the cougs and stopped
the taunting (yes, it was that bad). Just goes to show that yours is a
different ilk and shade of red, I suppose.
I truly love his comments about the rivalry. Similar sentiments were made by
John White of Utah. Very few schools get to enjoy a rivalry as intense and
spotlighted as Utah/BYU. If you take a step back away from it, it's plain fun.
I'm a Utah fan, but I hope the rivalry never ends and never gets interrupted.
Kyle is a fantastic athlete! End of story, if you argue with that you don't
appreciate college athletics and NEVER played a down of football that was
organized. As for the roller coaster he mentions, he is correct, they are in
for one heck of a roller coaster ride based upon how they played last Saturday.
Unfortunately, the remainder of BYU's schedule is suspect, thus we will never
really know if the "bounced" back. Kyle, there is still hope,
transfer to the U.
UCF 31byu 10(if you're lucky)Go....whatever UCF is!
Well said motorbike -- it's Ute fans like you who I am more than fine talking
to, and congratulating after a great win like you guys had Saturday.This is the 2nd BYU-related article on which I've seen Chris B spewing forth
his anti-BYU rhetoric. I'm loving it -- I'd take haters over apathy any day of
the week. Keep reading and commenting on all the BYU articles, cause that means
they'll just keep on coming! :) Go Cougs!
If I were BYU, I would stop with all these interviews and press conferences and
start focusing for the game, it's Friday and not Saturday. Don't let the players
talk in interviews after a terrible start to the season like this is. Make sure
that PLAYING football is the most important to them, not TALKING about it
*cough* Jake Hypes *cough*.There should be some serious reevaluation
of priorities down there. And The coaches should not be leaving at 6, they
should be staying til 9 or later preparing and strategizing.
I was just finishing my grid picks for this week and I had UCF over BYU.
However, now that Kyle was on the Jim Rome show and got some of that
"Jungle Karma" I may just have to change that pick. Hmmmmm, I still
may wait and see if a UCF Kyle gets on the show before they play. Decisions,
@ staypuffinpcI appreciate your comment because this game truly was a
shame. No true sports fan wants to see a rivalry game (especially of this
caliber) turn out this way. Both the fans and the teams involved should and do
want their team to beat their rival when they are at their best. While credit is
and should be given to Utah, BYU clearly wasn't at their best. I think many
people agree with me when I say, I wish this game could be played over again. I
know I would want to play the game again if the roles were reversed and the Utes
had struggled. Because as both sides have experienced so many times, nothing
says rivalry like a heart-thrilling last second victory!
I agree with Go Getter. Enough talk. Practice, practice, practice for the
players. Prepare, prepare, prepare for the coaches, as long as it takes to get
it right. If the coaches have to bring cots into their offices and work all
night, so be it. Just be ready for the next game. No more embarrassments. Go
It's too bad that the Jim Rome Show is so terrible, I would have loved to hear
Van Noy's interview. 90% of Rome's show is his attempting to be funny, and
little about sports, so I've tuned out for quite a while, but maybe I can find
the clips on ESPN's website.
Good interview, Kyle handled it very well and I like that the team had meetings
on monday. I hope saturday was a wake up call for the team and that they come
out ready to play on friday. I will be at the game so looking forward to see how
they respond. Van Noy is a great player and the great thing about it is he is
only a sophomore, its gonna be fun to watch him play and continue to develop.
Ute fans here, Thanks for the nice comments. I suppose one silver lining is you
guys handed it too BYU so well that there were no nasty comments in the
hours/days after the game ended for the media to exploit.I'm sorry
you guys have people like Chris B. you have to put up with. LOL.Congrats and I hope you go far this year.
Vegas,Rome ain't what he used to be.
I hope another thing that was covered at Monday's team meeting was how to
properly fall on a ball that you've fumbled rather than trying to pick it up and
be a hero. That alone would have kept 14 Ute points off of the scoreboard.
@obi-jon kenobi -- or instead of jumping over it in an effort to fool us into
supposing that he was trying to jump on it like a real football player would.youtube.com/watch?v=J8PegFqVIuw
"those guys up there" = "He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named"
Cosmo4President:Who? Chad Bunn?
Kyle is the man! Great guy! We need more solid guys on the BYU team like
Kyle.Yes, the Utah games was awful (understatement), but there's
still nine games left in the season and a chance to show people the Cougars can
indeed rise from the ashes. There may not be a conference title or
BCS bowl to play for, but the Cougars can still play for passion and respect.
These next two games will be crucial to see how the Cougars pick
themselves off the ground. UCF (University of Central Florida) is from
Conference USA and currently has a 2-1 record. They'll be a good test for the
Cougars, especially with one less day to prepare. The following week is Utah
State, a game the Cougars must be hungry to win considering their awful lose in
Logan last season.If BYU can win these two games, that would be a
big shot in the arm for their momentum. Especially as you look down the schedule
at their future games:at Oregon Stateat TCU at HawaiiGo Cougars!