If only attitude, hard work, and spiritual power were the only characteristics
needed to be a great football player.byu coaches and fans pretend
that other characterstic isn't that important. That characterstic:TALENTAlabama players are talented, work hard, and have
great attitudeUSC players are talented, work hard, and have great
attitudeUtah playrs are talented, work hard, and have great attitudes.These teams have won BCS games and are favorites to do so again(see
latest ESPN article where 2 analysis predict Utah as the surprise team in the
nation in 2012)byu players pray a lot, work hard, and have great
attitudesbyu has not won a BCS game and is nowhere closeThe
"talent" part cannot be overstated.I actually admire
Riley's grit, but at the end of the day he's a sunday school boy
playing with 80 other sunday school boys.Sorry!
I like Nelson's grit. I hope the rest of the team does have that good
attitude.Chris B,If BYU lacks talent that Utah has, then
why does BYU have a national championship while Utah does not?
ChrisWhat about guys like Steve young, Ty Detmer, Jason Buck ( if
you dont know who he is look it up), Reno Mahe(aka JR. Mahe), Chad Lewis, Luke
Staley( Still Running), Austin Collie(He is still open BTW), Harvey Unga?they pray a lot, work hard, have great attitudes and are obviously very
talented.It is possible to be a Sunday School Boy and be a great
Riverton Cougar PLEASE!I am not a BYU fan OR a Utah fan.I am sick of
you all bickering back and forth... although some of it is funny.HOWEVER:About BYU's National Championship, while it was great that
they won it and a nice feather in your cap... it was 28 freaking years ago! Give
it a rest!You and all the other zoobies stop falling back on that,
please!I can see bringing it up if it was recent, but 28 years? come
one!the players that won it are in their 50s.
Riveron,I have explained many times. 30 yeas ago lavell was ahead of
the times with his innovative offense that could make up for his lack of
athletes. Bronco is average at best and we have seen from Florida state, Utah ,
tcu, what happens when Sunday school boys meet athletes. The rest
of the nation improved exponentially while h as the same talent as 30 years ago
@Ifel Of'a-sofa - For starters, I like your moniker. But
how's this for more recent? BYU finished in the Top 25 in 2011, Utah did
not. Who has the talent? Nobody questions who had the better day on September
17, just as nobody should question who had the better season. BYU was a much
better team at the end of the season, and Utah was a much worse team at the end
of the season - just ask Colorado. If BYU played Utah in November
2011, it would have been a 20+ point win for the Cougs.
I have been a fan of Riley Nelson ever since the night I watched him in his only
senior defeat against Alta in HS a few years back. I was on the sidelines and
in the end zone with a perfect view of this kid and he was phenomenal. He was
intelligent, accurate and impressive. He was then and is today a flat-out
winner......I was one of the few who believed that Riley was the better QB two
years ago.....while Bronco was naming Heaps as his starter. Riley is the real
deal and exemplifies that rare quantity you rarely find in the NFL
today......Heart! Go Riley I am your biggest fan!
Chris B, Are you actually comparing yourself to Alabama and USC? It's
funny that Utah has so much talent and BYU doesn't why are they always
going after the same recruits? Get off your high horse, the series between these
schools are tied going into that game last year, and without 7 turnovers it
would have gone either way. When was the last game Utah won with 7 turnovers.
And Riley is a far better quarterback then anyone on the Utah roster. Riley did
great last year and he'll do better this year. It's funny you had a
quarterback that was similar to Riley other than he couldn't run, in Brian
Johnson, I mean watching that guy throw you wondered how he completed a pass, so
many floaters and yet the guy was a winner so Utah won. So enough about Riley
not having any talent, he's better than anything you guys have.
Chris B,Only one part of your comment was accurate. You are sorry,
actually it's sorrowful!
Why all the attention to a Utah troll?Good luck to Riley on this big
game! He is a real leader on and off the field. Please everyone keep to the
topic at hand.Go Cougars!
@cougieinTX and dnayYou guy's make my day it's so funny to
hear the excuses. CougieinTX says if we would have played in Nov. we would have
won by 20. LOL Maybe Bronco can call the NCAA after each September loss and say
you know what lets scratch that game because if it was scheduled in November we
would dominate them...lolDnay says without 7 turnovers the Y wins. I
have heard several cougie fans make the same excuse. Do you guy's not
realize that turnovers are part of the game? The defense's number 1 goal is
to get turnovers. Making an excuse for it is like us saying well if washington
didn't score those 5 TD's we would have won that game. Let's move on to this season we all know who was the better team last
year and who dominated the game. Accept it stop making excuses and lets move on
to this year. My prediction for 2012 season- Utah 9 - 3 and Cougies
8 - 4
@2BCSWINS "Do you guy's not realize that turnovers are part of the
game? The defense's number 1 goal is to get turnovers."Of
course! If the defense HAD forced all 7 TO's, we wouldn't use it as
an excuse. Here's the problem...the U D forced 3 TO's.
Four of BYU's turnovers were completely unforced (Jake Heaps botched snap
fumbled into the end zone, JD having the ball bounce off his chest on a kickoff
in the 3rd quarter, botched hand-off between Jake and Juice, ball that bounced
off of our receiver's hands in the fourth quarter and landed in the lap of
a Utah defender). Shoot, take away the Heaps' botched snap and the JD
fumble and it's a 17-10 game at the end of the 3rd quarter.I've re-watched that game a couple of times. Utah is not that good.
Their offense is horrible. I'm excited for this year, because they've
been hyped beyond measure. Looking forward to their downfall.BYU by
14+ this year.Go Cougars!
Chris B. I think your a closet BYU fan and it bothers you. Everone know you are
what you think about and I see your name on these articles more than anyone else
and that says something. Maybe your not as big of a bigot as you seem. I know
one thing you know nothing about the game of football. It's funny the guy
who has no talent could move the offense and yet the one who was the #1 ranked
QB coming out of high school couldn't. And when was the last time the Utes
ever got the #1 recruit in any position? When was your last heisman? or your
last national player award for anything? Your known for your running backs yet
you've never had the best running back in college football and we have.
Hmmm yet we lack in talent. If I'm not mistaken one of your best offensive
weapons was a former Y player, who didn't get playing time at the Y. You
may want to think before you go off at the mouth!