The part I think is ridiculous about people crying about BYU players in any
sport being old, is they fail to point out that BYU's uniqueness often makes it
harder to win, not easier.Go tell any other coach in the nation they
have to tell potential recruits they can't drink, have sex, or even grow a beard
if they go to their school. How many of the four and five star recruits are
going to pumped about those prospects for college?Yes, sometimes the
mission thing plays in our favor, but when you weigh that against how many kids
will never look BYU's way because of the rules, are we really at an unfair
ADvantage? Get real.
When you lose to a superior team, any excuse will do valid or not.
They're "old?" Davies is 20. Harrison is a true freshman, Austin
would be a sophomore or junior if he hadn't gone on a mission. Winder is a
redshirt freshman. Abouo is 22 and didn't have a redshirt year. Zylstra and
Hartzog are just a year older than most college seniors and Rogers, Cusic and
Collisworth are no older than most college seniors. I seriously doubt that
being "old" was the reason that BYU beat Weber State. They were
bigger, faster and better and playing at home.