Here's what to expect:A lot of hype as per usual and not much
delivery on the hype once the season starts - as per usual again.
Should be an intriguing media day ... and an intriguing season to follow.
Definitely looking forward to it.
Getting excited for Football season! We have a good schedule, We have a some
great players. Cant wait get the players on the field for the opening game!
Last year on Cougar media day, the Utes announced a series with Michigan.Classic.
@54-10 - Odds that a Ute troll will be the first to comment on a BYU article:
100 to 1. Christy is going to be so disappointed she wasn't first. P.S.
What does your moniker "54-10" mean? I've been thinking of
changing my moniker to 55-7. Thoughts?There are some things I like
about Independence and some things I don't. Media Day is one of the things
I really like about Independence. The amount of coverage is phenomenal compared
to being in a conference. I'm really hoping we'll find
out something about Bowl prospects for 2014, since the bowl situation is one of
the things I don't like about Independence. I know it would be
difficult, but I'd love to see a two tiered system where BYU gets into a
better bowl with a 10 or 11 win season, and into a Poinsettia type bowl with 6 -
9 wins. But ultimately I'm happy I'm able to cheer for a team that
still goes bowling.
One can expect the same media coverage comparison as was experienced with the
announcement of BYU going independent and the U accepting the PAC-12 invitation.
54-10Salt Lake City, UT"Here's what to expect:A lot of hype as per usual and not much delivery on the hype once the
season starts - as per usual again."This coming from the fan of
the team that lost to the worst road team in college football, at home no less,
when a victory would have gotten them a position in the first annual over-hyped
and under-performing PAC championship. And for an encore, the next year, just
stayed home. Thanks for the interest, but even 3 straight victories
doesn't give you the credibility to talk about hype. That is unless your
talking to yourself while looking in the mirror.
54-10,And what will Utah say on their media day? More of the same? A
promise of a 3 win season?Let's not cast stones until you have
something to crow about. The last two years have been a disaster on the
@ 54-10...At least BYU has something to hype... Pre-Season All
Americans, Great Schedule, Improving on last years winning season, future bowl
games.... At the Pac-12 media days Utah and Colorado get to play rock paper
scissors to see who will take last place in the conference while all the focus
is on the great teams who are actually expected to win conference games.....
People are expcting bigs things from KVN this season, myself included. Replacing
Ansah will not be easy, but having KVN for one more year softens the blow.
Some. I like to think that we've got another Ansah in the wings. Is it
Kaufusi? The kid that transferred from OSU? Hadley? At the end of the day,
I'm not worried about the defense. Bronco always has them ready to go.
Even with the harder schedule, I think we're up to the challenge.Despite not being worried about the D, I am worried about the offense. A lot
of coaching changes, philosophical changes, a re-vamped line, and a QB (Hill),
WR (Hoffman), and RB (Alisa) all coming off injury. The offense was putrid last
year and there are A LOT of changes. May take some time to ramp up. I am also worried about big picutre stuff. Bowl arrangements being one of the
biggest. Can't wait until Wednesday to hear from Holmoe. I hope he has
some answers. If he were addressing the Ute fanbase a bowl game would not be
part of the discussion.
@54-10:"Here's what to expect:A lot of hype as per
usual and not much delivery on the hype once the season starts - as per usual
again".Oops I think you're confused or lost. The hype about
Utah winning the south division and going to rose bowls (as per usual), and not
much delivery on the hype in the form of losing to any PAC12 team with a winning
record (as per usual again) doesn't take place until July 26th.
Ute fans seem to ignore the fact that BYU is ranked 32 in preseason polls. and
where are the mighty Utes ranked? 82! come back and talk trash when you have a
team that can back up the smack talk. 82 and your gonna tell us that your team
is so much better?
@Down under"The last two years have been a disaster on the
anthill."Not really. We knew that the increase in quality
competition would take a few years to adjust to. And during this period of
adjustment we've still managed to continue beating the mighty Cougars of
BYU. Also, we haven't had the luxury of playing 5 WAC cupcakes to pad our
record each year, misleading the sports writers back east to think BYU has
actually earned a ranking.@Virginians for BYUAs for your
"great schedule", it's true, you don't have as many cupcakes
on your schedule (You do have Middle Tennessee State and Idaho State). Yet, for
all of your boasting of what a difficult schedule you have, the Utes'
schedule is still much more difficult. One publication, College Football
Universe, has Utah playing the 5th hardest schedule in the country as opposed to
BYU's 42nd.@hobbes1012003BYU is ranked 32 in the
preseason polls thanks to their playing (and usually beating) 5 bad WAC teams.
If they had played Utah's schedule last year, they would have been lucky to
GoRed:"Not really. We knew that the increase in quality competition
would take a few years to adjust to".Really? Who do you mean by
"we"? Because all I remember hearing pre 2011 was how Utah would win the
south and be consistently in contention for PAC championships and rose bowls.
Then in 2012 we heard a lot of hype again and the media joined in with
predictions of 8-4 or 9-3 and competing for the south. It's only now
we're hearing the "we knew this would happen" bologna."As for your "great schedule", it's true, you don't have
as many cupcakes on your schedule (You do have Middle Tennessee State and Idaho
State)". And U have Weber State and Colorado. You do realize
Middle Tenn State was ranked 64th in the final BCS rankings right behind Utah?
If you're calling them a cupcake what does that make U?
@Go RedYou are still side stepping the issue that the Utes are
ranked 82. I dont care who you are, thats a sad preseason ranking. and the
experts obviuosly arent too impressed with your team. wether BYU has 5 cupcake
teams or not, the experts feel BYU is the better team. thus the preseason
rankings. Your BCS affiliation hasnt impressed them too much.
Mission accomplished.Too easy.
Since all the Utes have joined us here, this is my vision of Ute media day...Reporter, "So Coach Whit, what happened last year with the Utes and
not bowling? Will the Utes go bowling this year?"... long
pauseWhit, "We sure hope so... we're counting on BYU to be
out of town in December. Fat Cats is looking good for us."
54-10: "Mission accomplished. Too easy."Of course it was
too easy, trolling is what Ute fans do best. They've delivered that role
ever since I started paying attention in the early 80s. Now try and take the
higher road. Not so easy, eh? "54-10" LOL. Do you like the UofU, or just
dislike the Y?
In a moment of lucidity DH nails the fact that for BYU this season rests on the
O-line.Two or three O-linemen who have never taken a snap at BYU
will have to start... what's more they may have to rely on freshman at
center.On top of that they will be installing a new offense with a
coach who has never coached a D-1 game.That's not even to
mention that the QB is still inexperienced and coming off an injury.The truth is that way more things can go wrong with this scenario than things
that can go right.I'm kind of enjoying the prospects of what
can go wrong... but if I were a Cougar fan I would terrified.You
will be able to tell how terrified Bronco is by how little he will talk about
the O-line... And no one in the media will dare to ask any probing questions of
Bronco and certainly not of Anae.
My vote: No more BYU-Utah games ever! Also deny the trolls access to these
articles with their slander and abuse. They should never be allowed to be
printed! Who needs them.I wish they had waited to have BYU Media day
until things were more settled and questions could be answered. Makes more
Howard,Serious question here, what is the coaches name you mention that
has never coached a D-1 game?Gored,College Football
Universe's ranking of Utah playing the 5th hardest schedule in the country
as opposed to BYU's 42nd can be explained by the fact those two teams play
@Whoa NellieTujague has never coached a D-1 game and on top of that
Atuaia has never coached at all...Terrified yet?
@gored - "One publication, College Football Universe, has Utah playing the
5th hardest schedule in the country as opposed to BYU's 42nd." CFU has
BYU ranked 32 and Utah ranked 85. Do U agree with them?gamedayr has
Utah schedule at 18 and BYU at 25. Common sense tells me that gamedayr is more
accurate. Utah may have a slightly tougher schedule, but not much. And even
though this is both schools toughest schedule, neither are Top 10 SOS.What think ye?Virginia - ArizonaTexas - OregonMiddle
Tennessee - ColoradoUtah State - Utah StateGeorgia Tech - Arizona
StHouston - Washington StBoise St - UCLAWisconsin - USCIdaho State - Weber StNotre Dame - StanfordNevada - Oregon St
Dick you want a big splash? You'll have to wait a year when BYU announces
they are joining what was the Big East or American Football League. Yes, they
get a Boise St share of the TV pie. The fact that the MWC sold its soul to
retain Boise is why no other up market team would join the league. If the new
league can hold onto Louisville and Cincinnati adding BYU gets them a decent TV
package and first dibs for the 5 Conference Bowl castoffs. Remember you read it
here from 'ole Lightening
I'm with BYUalum no more UTAH/BYU games.
I think this will be a really good media day. Probably one of the best ever.
25 to 1, Riley will be there somewhere.
RE: GoRed“Also, we haven't had the luxury of playing 5
WAC cupcakes to pad our record each year, misleading the sports writers back
east to think BYU has actually earned a ranking.”The SOS
shtick is getting pathetic. Even last year, when we did play FOUR WAC teams,
they weren’t padding our schedule nearly as much as the cupcakes the Utes
faced. BYU faced TWO WAC cupcakes (New Mexico State and Idaho), USU (who beat
the Utes), and ranked SJSU. NO WAC teams in 2013. Meanwhile Utah played the
aforementioned WAC team USU (and lost), Northern Colorado, a 3-9 Cal team,
Washington State, and Colorado. “Yet, for all of your
boasting of what a difficult schedule you have, the Utes' schedule is still
much more difficult. One publication, College Football Universe, has Utah
playing the 5th hardest schedule in the country as opposed to BYU's
42nd.”And the more reliable and accurate Phil Steele has Utah
at #18 and BYU at #25. Hardly “much more difficult.” Further, Phil
Steele has BYU playing in EIGHT marquee games, which is more than the Utes are
playing. Everyone has BYU ranked higher.
I love how half the time the ute trolls ONLY want to talk about winning..."3 of 4, 5-8, we won 2 bcs bowls."and half the time
the want to argue it is the strength of schedule..."We are going
to play the 5th hardest schedule..."I am excited to see what ute
trolls come up with next when BYU beats the u and has more wins.Then
what are they going to say?
Howie:"Tujague has never coached a D-1 game and on top of that Atuaia
has never coached at all...Terrified yet?"You do realize
that Anae is an offensive line coach first and foremost right? That's where
the majority of his coaching experience is. You sound like a fan who is
desperately trying to find any reason why BYU will not be in a bowl game again
while you're at home humming jingle bells and making sugar cookies. Sorry
Howie, we will be busy so we won't be able to go caroling with you...again
Remember the question, If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears, did it
make a sound?Perhaps the question could be rephrased. If a new
conference is held in Utah County and only Dick Harmon is there, did it matter?
STuFOO:That's easy:"BYU barely beat us because some guy in
the booth completely missed a replay because he is a BYU grad, even though he
wasn't the head review official"...and "we still have a PAC12 logo
in our window and play a tougher schedule"...and in their best Wizard of Oz
voice "pay no attention to that 4-8 record behind the curtain!!"
@CougsndawgsAnae didn't set the world on fire when he was at
BYU the first time... now he's implementing an entirely new offense with
two inexperienced coaches and an inexperienced QB recovering from injury.Sounds like a receipt for success.
To Howard S:Some of your comments makes readers wonder if you
haven't been living on another planet. You said BYU's new offensive
coordinator has never coached a D-1 game before. Wow. Not even close! He's
coached as OC the 4 years at division D-1, including the last 2 years at Arizona
under 2 of the most respected offensive-minded college football coaches of the
past decade.Also, BYU will be starting a QB that Utah's coaches
would trade anyone on their team for. QB has been a huge weakness for Utah
lately, and their record verifies it. Even BYU's backup QB is at a quality
level that would make Kyle covet... after having to start a true freshman half
way thru last season.Because the average BYU fan is obviously so
much more in the know than you are, we are actually excited, not terrified of
this season. The prospects of yet another big-conference cellar year is
something that is legitimately terrifying. Just to verify just how
wrong your media day assertions are, please actually watch BYU's media day
events... including all of the media questions and coaches' answers.
Give to Ute trolls a break. I am happy to provide a forum for them. Criticizing
BYU is just about all they have left. Have some compassion!
"Then what are they going to say?"We're not worried about
it...but it were to happen...We'll say "It doesn't
matter because we're in the Pac12 and you're not!" lol.Go Utes.
To Howard S. again:Anae's worst season record while at BYU was
much better than Utah's record last year. And since he was at BYU last
time, he's had the opportunity to be groomed by 2 of the most respected
offensive minded coaches in college football while at Arizona. So
you are exactly right... it actually does sound like a recipe (not receipt) for
success. And on September 21st, you and every other Ute troll who posts on BYU
articles will find out just how much so. By then, USU will have also beat you...
We'll say "It doesn't matter because other things are more
important than football." lol.
To ekute:That's your rebuttal? Really? Wow, the truth must
really hurt. Do you keep saying "Go Utes" because they
haven't been going anywhere for awhile? Never mind. That's actually a
rhetorical question with an obvious answer. lol.
We'll say "It doesn't matter because the game was close and we had
better stats." lol.
@TatorsPay attention Mr.Tators... I never said
BYU's OC had never coached a game. I said, accurately, that
Tujague has never coached a D-1 game and Atuaia has never coached at all.
We'll blame it on the refs and say "It doesn't matter because our
basketball team made a run it the Pac12 tournament last year." lol.@tators...Go Utes! lol.
Seriously, a loss in the rivalry game will not be devastating to either team
this year.The Utes would still have their Pac12 schedule and...Props
to byu, they also have a schedule that overrides the Utah game.Go
But...Then it would only be 8 and 4...Shucks...Crossing my fingers for 9 and 3.
Ekute:Lol, actually some pretty funny stuff there, thanks for the laughs.
And I think you're right, neither season hinges on Sept 21st. Thank you for
being the only ute fan I've seen actually give unmitigated props to BYU for
their schedule. 9-3, ekute? Lol, you know better.
Sooner Ute, you're right, the Utes have done some
"classy" things. Trying to upstage your rival is one. Doing an onside
kick when you're up by 40 with less than 5 min. is another great example.
@ Howard S.:It's the OC that determines what the offense does
during a game, not his assistants. Pay close attention next football game you
see and you'll find out how true that is. So again, that's another
reason why Cougar fans are actually excited, and not terrified of next season as
you insinuated. Since most knowledgeable college football services have the
Cougars ranked as high as 50 places better than the Utes, perhaps it's you
that should be a bit terrified.@ ekute:You are wrong
about a loss in the rivalry game not being devastating to either team. It would
truly be devastating to the Utes since that particular win in the only thing
their fans have to brag about in these online posts the past 2 years.You still haven't given us reason to believe your Utes have started going
anywhere yet. But keep telling them to. Perhaps you should try ending your posts
with "Try to go Utes." Maybe it will help. lol.
Here's what to expect: A Utah troll will be the first to post on this
story. So glad they've all moved on!
SoonerUte"Last year on Cougar media day, the Utes announced a series
with Michigan.Classic."Where can we go to get a line on
what attention-grabbing, inferiority-complex-fueled "little brother"
stunt the kiddies on the hill will do this year at the start of BYU media day?
@tatorsYeah... who needs experienced assistant coaches anyway?In fact I think they should just use volunteer fans out of the stand
each game coach the o-line and running backs... The could probably do just as
good a job as experienced coaches.
Que sera, sera!
WA_Alum&DadI think next year BYU should hold its media day on
the same day as the PAC 12 media day... that'll show 'em...
Who wants to meet Mr. Harmon for ice cream at the Creamery after the press
conference? If there are two things he knows better than anyone else, it's
BYU football and the Creamery menu.
"It's the OC that determines what the offense does during a game, not
his assistants. Pay close attention next football game you see and you'll
find out how true that is. So again, that's another reason why Cougar fans
are actually excited"Didn't you run Anae out of town just a
few years ago?
Howard SI am amazed that you know about the Cougars than your own
team. For instance, Utah has the least amount of returning players in the entire
PAC. The Utes have real issues on defense and you finally play Oregon and
StanfordPredictions are that the Utes have a real possibility at a 3
win,9 loss season.There is a reason why the Utes are preseason #82
in the rankings and BYU is #32.There are a lot more worries in
Uteville than in Provo.
"Predictions are that the Utes have a real possibility at a 3 win,9 loss
season."Who is making this prediction? You?"There is a reason why the Utes are preseason #82 in the rankings and BYU
is #32." Which publication is this in? And, for the record, preseason
rankings mean NOTHING. Ask USC about preseason rankings.
@hondo"And, for the record, preseason rankings mean NOTHING. Ask
USC about preseason rankings."It would seem that utah
"fans" like yourself want to use that argument, shall we
say....selectively? If that is true then I expect to not hear
another word from any of you about your SOS for this coming season, afterall,
and as you said yourself, "preseason rankings mean NOTHING" so of course
that means preseason SOS also means NOTHING.LOL!
@STUFOO...."I am excited to see what ute trolls come up with next when BYU
beats the u and has more wins."I'm sure this would shock
you and most other cougie fan's but if the cougies beat the utes on the
field then I would say the cougies are the better team. You see to ute fans and
everybody else in the world beside cougie fan's know the team that wins the
game is the better team. @Tators...."You are wrong about a loss
in the rivalry game not being devastating to either team. It would truly be
devastating to the Utes since that particular win in the only thing their fans
have to brag about in these online posts the past 2 years."Well
1 thing to brag about is definitley better then nothing to brag about for cougie
@ 2BCSWINS:Wow. You just lots of credibility. So you think Y fans
have nothing to brag about compared to the U fans. Right. Oh yea... we did have
a winning season that the U fans didn't. And we did go to and win a bowl
game last season while the Utes watched on tv. And we did finish the season
ranked significantly higher than the Utes. And there's also the fact that
literally every pre-season poll has the Cougars ranked ahead of the Utes...
again. And that's just in football. There isn't room in
this section to talk about all the ways the Y has to tout the U in basketball,
soccer, rugby and track. Sorry to have to bring you back to reality in such a
blunt way.@ Hondo:Even negatively biased people, with
any pragmatism, would have to admit that Anae's resume has improved and
enhanced since he was last employed in Provo. He's had the opportunity of
receiving tutelage under 2 of the most nationally respected offensive minded
head coaches while at Arizona (your home state) these past few years. It will be
evidenced on September 21st. Watch and learn.