Diaz's defense has been mediocre or bad for years, with several big Texas
losses. But I guess a beatdown by byu was just unacceptable?YOu would think if byu were half the national power their fans think,
that either 1)byu would be rankedOR2) Texas
wouldn't have dropped from 16 to unranked.Guess not.LOL
I've seen much more discussion nationally on how bad Texas is than how good
byu is.I wonder Y?LOLAnswer: because byu is
not good. Texas is just that bad.LOL
Not enough credit to BYU offense, but Diaz has not been effective, certainly has
had his chances to succeed.
From another article: "Diaz had been on the hot seat throughout much of the
2012 season, when his defense yielded more yards per game (404.2) than any unit
in Texas history."
Chris B. Look at your own team. Utah beat a Very good Utah St team
and thrashed Weber St. Where are the Ute's in the rankings, and where is
BYU? Answer: Because the Ute's will always be a "Mid
Major" in the sports world eye. BYU can still lose and be ranked.
You mean a guy that started the game in the nickel defense and stayed in it
while the ball was being run down his defense's throat got fired?Shocking.
I guess if you make 5 million a year (Mac Brown) then you are going to take the
heat when you lose. College athletics has gotten as cutthroat as the NFL.
And when BYU thumps the utsies we will see the utes fire some coaches. I see a
trend here.I just wish that the utes had the courage to play Texas
instead of bad mouth them. it is the little brother mentality to kick and run.
Or is it maybe that Texas would never consider playing a mid-major team. My
guess is both are true.
christyRemind us the last time Utah rushed for 550 yards against
anybody even remotely as good as Texas.Isn't Texas supposed to
be loaded with 4- and 5-star players?So how did a team loaded with
2- and 3-star Sunday School boys run over, around and through a team that has a
Top 5 recruiting class every year?The truth is, BYU simply out
played Texas from start to finish.Ironically, you don't see any
Texas fans here making up whiny excuses. The only whiny excuse makers we see are
from the hill. Truly ironic.
@ Chris B:Why do you continue to be so obsessed with anything BYU?
Now you're telling us that you've been following all the national
discussion on the BYU-Texas game. You obviously spent more time following what
is said about BYU than you even do about Utah. Deep down, you must truly be a
BYU fan and just afraid to admit it. And speaking of rankings, did
you notice that BYU is still ranked 13 spots better than Utah on the latest USA
Today's rankings? That must really hurt.Oh, and please
don't renig on your promise to stop your silliness for a year after BYU
ends this little mini-streak they've been lucky to maintain for the past
few games against BYU. It was probably fun while it lasted. But you have only
12 more days before it gets stopped with a big thud.One last
thing... last month's edition of Psychology Today said something about it
being in the range of a 13 year olds mentality to end all of one's comments
with a "LOL". It then brought a big smile to start reading yours. Just something to think about.
Not to take anything away from byu's victory, because they deserved it, but
Texas' defense was so completely backwards. They made NO attempts to stop
the read option Hill kept killing them with. Hill completes far less than 50% of
his passes so instead of making him throw, they just kept letting him run
wild.This guy deserved to be fired for that display. Congrats to
Hill and byu though, they completely out-coached Texas.
I never like to see anyone fired, but I suppose those are the breaks and how
college football works.
RE: Ernest T. BassI'm pretty sure you just gave a sincere
compliment to your rival. Cheers man. I personally love your over-the-top
comments, keep 'em coming.
After two tough games, the cougs get scrimmage game with the utesBYU
63Utah 10Let it be written!
christy"You would think if BYU were half the national power
their fans think, that... BYU would be ranked"Don't worry
your pretty little head, BYU will be ranked after September 21st.
The national media can't say anything good about BYU? It was just all
about how bad Texas was? Par for the course really. Did you forget what the
national media said after Utah beat Alabama?Wasn't something
along the lines of "Alabama was disappointed they weren't playing in
the championship game, so they weren't up for the game." It
wasn't about how Utah beat them down. It was all about how Alabama
didn't show up to play.Rarely does the team that pulls the
upset over an "elite" program get the credit they deserve.
NevadaCougBYU received numerous national honors after its 40-21 win
over No. 15/16 Texas on Saturday, including the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National
Team of the WeekTaysom Hill-Athlon Sports National Player of
the Week-CBSSports Offensive Player of the Week-Davey O’Brien
Quarterback of the Week Honorable Mention-College Football Performance
Awards Honorable Mention Quarterback of the Week-FBS Independent Offensive
Player of the Week-College Sports Madness Independent Offensive Player of
the WeekJamaal Williams-College Football Performance Awards
Honorable Mention Running Back of the WeekAlani Fua-FBS
Independent Defensive Player of the Week-College Football Performance
Awards Honorable Mention Linebacker of the WeekJustin Sorensen-FBS Independent Special Teams Player of the Week-College Football
Performance Awards Honorable Mention Placekicker of the Week-Lou Groza
Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Star of the Week
scottThat was a good post. Thanks for taking the time to research
that.Did you find similar accolades for the Utes beating Weber
State?(crickets)Had to ask.
@worf54-10...That happens to teams who quit on
themselves and their coaches...
Ute fans seem to be pushing the revisionist history that Texas never packed the
box during the game in an effort to stop the run. I watched the replay of the
game, and by the middle of the second quarter the LBs and safeties were
routinely crowding the line. Didn't make a bit of difference.In fact, that's part of the reason Hill and Williams were able to peel
off big runs on the sides; once they got around the corner and the DE, there was
no one left to stop them because the safeties weren't there.