Plenty to work on before matchup with Utah
whose next ... Dixie State?
I'm starting to doubt the strength of byu now.Personally I think they
need a new offensive coordinator
BYU needs a new quarterback. Riley Nelson isn't going to cut it against
teams with much better defenses like Utah, Boise State, etc.
Everybody playing; outcome was never in doubt; Cougars scored 75 points in their
first two games. They've had 2 field goals and 2 touchdowns scored against
them and EVERY score came from the reults of defensive penalties that kept the
opponent's drive alive. Some calls were pretty dubious, but the game
wasn't changed too much from them. The Utes managed to beat a
team that was 0-11 last year. Boise State has already lost this year. USU
could have easily lost to Utah, but credit them, they didn't.If
I were Utah, I'd be worried about getting to a bowl this year, because that
means you have to win 6 games. Good luck with that.....If I were
USU, I'd not get too cocky about eeking out a home win against the bottom
of the PAC 12, who played with their back-up quartback most of the game and
missed a field goal at the end that would have made things turn out
differently.And the season rolls on......
I am still reserving much judgement until the completion of the first 4 games.
But yesterday really exposed BYU for their weaknesses. One play in particular
that I recall, Riley had 3 receivers coming across the file in great routes like
a wave. Weber State had one defender matched with the deepest of the three and
not a defender anywhere in sight of the more shallow two. A completion to any
of the 3 would be a first down. Riley threw to the deepest who was eaten alive
by the defender and the pass went incomplete. How could Riley miss seeing the
other two wide-open receivers in the same line of sight? And I must also point
out that like in previous years, the offensive line and the defensive line get
worse as the year plays on. That was certainly true yesterday. Please Cougars,
get on focus for next week. Few teams disappointed more than Utah this week,
but they will be up for their Bowl Game against BYU.
The most obvious and continuing issue with the BYU football team is the
performance or lack thereof by the offensive line. It appears to me that the
coaching is not getting it done in this segment of the team. Against a team
like WSU it difficult to understand why the O-line was not dominate. WSU was
able throughout the game to compete very effectively in the trenches and that is
where games are won and lost. Until, this improves there will be no dominate
team coming out of Provo.
Congrats to the Cougs, now ranked in the Top-25.Rise and Shout.
This won't last long. Kind of like ice cream in the desert.
Better to have been in the top 25 than never being in the top 25. Perhaps on the
East Coast it is easier to criticize that to congratulate.
Hey, Dennis, are you related to Chris B? Last week when BYU was at #28 he said
that's as high as they'd go this year. Next game proved him wrong, as
they're #25 after the Weber contest in Provo. He also predicted Washington
State would beat BYU. Didn't happen, did it? Want to guess what he says
about the Utah-BYU game? The guy is irrelevant in his crimson-colored lenses
view of the world. Sort of reminds me of your comment about Ice Cream in the
deseret. Of course, maybe you meant that being #25 won't last long because
they'll go up in the polls......