Thats awesome for Max. I wish him all the success in the world and will be
following his progress closely.
Max Hall excelled at the collegiate level? Revisionist history at it's
My wife and I spent 18 months in Vancouver recently. We went to a BC Lions game
just before they won the Grey Cup. Really exciting wide open game with a couple
of weird rules but still Football. Got to meet with and listen to BYU's
Ben Archibald talk about his time in the CFL and with the Lions with a group of
young single adults. He is loving his time up there. I happened to find my
self sitting with Max Hall's father in law at the Poinsetta Bowl and he
said this was going to happen. I think Max will love the wide open passing game
and I hope he has a career equal to Anthoney Calvillo from Utah State who is
still with Montreal Alouettes. Some people move back up to the NFL and some
stay with the CFL because it's fun. I wish him the best of luck.
Pretty good money to be made in the CFL. I hope he does well.
@Guam BombMax Hall won 32 games at the collegiate level. Any coach on
Division I level would love to have a QB who could do that. So I think everyone
who follows college football would say he excelled. You are aware of what
revisionist means aren't you? To say he won only 4 games would be
Wow. Gary Crowton is now in the CFL.... Glad that he can still find work, I
guess. It seems that much of the professional and college world has seen that
he can do well for a year or so, and then fizzles badly. What a far cry from OC
of the Bears, HC at BYU, then OC at Oregon and LSU.
Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GUU may have a lot of derogatory things
to say about Max, and in some of them I would be powerless to defend him, but to
imply that he did not excel at the collegiate level is telling lies to yourself
to make yourself feel better. Since the current gold standard for
most U fans is, "how many times have we beaten that team down south?",
I'll ask you - any idea how many times Max beat Utah?
"Max Hall excelled at the collegiate level? Revisionist history at it's
finest."Utah's only purpose is to beat BYU. Seeing how Max
beat them twice, he excelled. Don't forget all his other accomplishments,
such as beating NC runner-up and Heisman trophy winning QB of #3 Oklahoma, and
many more impressive wins.
Though I do not appreciate some of the comments Max made, I cannot say that he
wasn't a good quarterback because he was, without a doubt a good
quarterback for BYU. I do believe that his numbers were partly a product of the
BYU system of that time, but the fact that he did well with the system and team
he was given speaks to him being a solid QB. I believe (and
admittedly may be wrong) that he does however have maturity issues unless he has
experienced significant growth in this regard over the last few years. I
believe it is a good thing for BYU that he is no longer roaming the sidelines,
and a good thing for him as he likely would not have been very successful
coaching at the collegiate level.
Soon he will be talking about how Canadians poured Molson on his family.
Wish you well Max Hall and Gary Crowton at CFL.
@ Brave Sir Robin, San Diego, CA, who said, "Soon he will be talking about
how Canadians poured Molson on his family."Jealous much?....
There are a ton of classy fans in Canada. He will like it there.
@ StrikerSo, RES smells like Success? Y, yes. Yes it does.@ BleedCougarBlueComedy impaired, much?
Welcome to Canada Max (though you'd like the West Coast a lot more than
"Winterpeg"). With an extra receiver, a wider field and receivers
allowed to be in forward motion before the snap it's a pass happy game
that's really entertaining. You will have fun if you play. Perhaps you can
join the ranks of Warren Moon and Doug Flutie, who started in the CFL and
eventually made their way to the NFL, but that's very rare.
cfl is an entirely different game, much faster paced and Max doesn´t seem
the type to scramble very good. It will take a lot of work for him to adapt.good luck to you Max, the chance encounter with Crowton at the
chuck-a-rama might have been god´s hand in showing you a new direction.
I've always loved the pass-happy version of football that the CFL rules
permit, and several of the contributors have mentioned many who have made the
jump from there to the NFL. One of Minnesota's stalwarts (Bud Grant) did
just that in the coaching ranks. The reverse is true as well as
many have excelled at that hybrid game in Canada, and to enjoy what one is doing
for a living (even if "further north") is certainly one of life's
treasures. Hope Max can find a niche and have some of that enjoyment!
I am without TV by choice but do recall watching CFL games while in Hawaii, a
long time ago. Maybe the Canadians have a sense of what the game should be. I
like smaller quicker linemen, the fast pace and that some players play both
sides of the ball. Don't hear much of concussion law suits up north. I am glad Hall has another shot at something he loves to do. Also it
appears that the season in Canada is shorter and garners more interest. I think
they are done by December. What we have here is a joke - too long, all focused
on money from TV and by the time of the Super Bowl, I for one have very little
interest. The pros, by lengthening their schedule through December, have killed
college bowl games because they hog the TV time on weekends when we used to see
the Bowl games.
"...good luck to you Max, the chance encounter with Crowton at the
chuck-a-rama might have been god´s hand in showing you a new
direction...".Seeking devine intervention is always at the back
of my mind whenever I think about eating at the Chuck.
Good money to be made in the CFL. Beats working a "regular" job. Hope
he has fun, is very successful, and makes a boat-load of cash. Good luck Max.
Thanks from Cougar Nation for the wins!!!