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  • JP Skillet SLC, UT
    Oct. 10, 2011 7:33 p.m.

    I'm a big Riley Nelson fan. It's funny though because he took off his helmet Saturday and his hair was still too long for the testing center, or dress standards. i don't think it matters but it's funny that he got it cut but it was still over his ears and shaggy. I like the kid and hope he gets to start rest of the year.

  • Laser Iowa City, IA
    Oct. 10, 2011 8:41 p.m.

    Nelson was just growing his hair for locks of love.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 7:16 a.m.

    Get over the hair, folks. This includes BYU. There is nothing wrong whatsoever with his hair, including the length. This is a stupid rule tied to Ernie Wilkinson's reaction to the counterculture of the 1960's and other antiquated thinking. It is time to put the rule in the junkyard of silly rules that a more enlightened generation has moved from.

  • dustman Nampa, ID
    Oct. 11, 2011 7:34 a.m.

    Alisa made the difference this weekend. Either QB could have started.

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 8:45 a.m.

    Dear Rock On,

    You say, "Rock On isn't sure if Heaps will set any passing records, but he's clearly on track to smash all existing marks for sports cliches in a single interview."

    If anything, YOU happen to be the champion when it comes to the use of cliches.

    Who cares about hair length these days anyway?

    Whose right it is to complain about the rule of any institution?

    How much sense does it make for sports writers to continually bring up this particular issue of BYU's rules when none would ever make fun of the dress codes of the Amish?

  • wwookie Payson, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 10:07 a.m.

    What? Rock, you make more than 2,000 a month?

  • Anonymous Infinity American Fork, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 11:49 a.m.

    There are grooming standards at BYU. Live with it you critics. Coach Mendenhall is responsible for his players; what they do on and off the field, and what their grooming is. So what's up? Right not BYU is being exploited by teams with quarterbacks who can hit receivers, and by running backs, who when they get into the BYU secondary can cause problems. Oregon State is going to give BYU significant problems this week. What about the TV issues? I want to see this game when is is played in HD.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Oct. 11, 2011 1:26 p.m.

    Cliches are another way of saying "no comment." The alternative is for Jake to call a press conference at Iggy's and send former Utah basketball coach Jim Boylen to tell everyone how he really feels.

  • Keisels Beard Overton, NV
    Oct. 11, 2011 6:28 p.m.

    BYU's standards don't require students to have "missionary" haircuts. I had hair nearly as long as Riley's a couple of times while at BYU. Never had a problem with the testing center.

    Contrary to popular belief, BYU doesn't require people to be "cookie cutter" copies of each other. Unless things have really change that much in the 10 years since I've been there.

  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 11, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    re: Nampa

    What game did you watch. Really I thought Riley tossed the rock for three TD's hum I guess the media and 50 some odd thousand fans got it wrong.