This was a very frustrating game to watch. Where was the short over the middle
passing game??? All those good big receivers going to waste week after week.
Williams was not even a factor in this game. Something was definitely haywire.
A double tight end formation on offense seemed to do the Cougars much harm as
Irish scored at will. Seems like when a team does that, there ought to be a way
to counter it. I enjoyed the game, applaud the Cougars for a good effort. It
is what it is, and we just have to be happy to have a team playing in this game.
Could be like Utah, they have no bowl game and a losing season. Everyone loses
games, they are just games. Takes greater character to continue on without joy
of the victory. BYU just has greater character, bigger souls.
My wife isn't a football fan. She watched the game with me for two BYU
possessions and said, "why do they always run their plays to the right?"
BYU always seems to have good quarterbacks and an abundance of good players at
the sexy positions such as wide receiver, tight end, running back, etc. What
they seem to lack are the bug uglies on the offensive and defensive line. When
they play a team like Wisconsin or ND, they seem to be unable to get any
pressure on the QB and BYU's QB is always facing pressure. If BYU could
improve their recruiting of lineman, it would go a long way to make them
relevant on the big stage.
It makes no difference how "uptempo" your offense is, when the play
calling is so predictable and unimaginative. Also, is it just me or when you
have a guy like Adam Hine, who seems always a step away from breaking every
kickoff return, a 7'2" high jumper IN HIGH SCHOOL, do you think you
could add him as a more frequent threat on offense? It just seems logical that,
given the lack of true athletes that the Y is not able to recruit year in and
year out, when you get one purely because he is a faithful returned missionary
and BYU is where he "felt like he should be" for heavens sake
(literally!) use the kid!
A quick not to DRAY. Interesting again that we can't leave the U out of
this. It just causes problems. They have beaten us 4 years straight, and no
doubt had they had our schedule they would have won at least 6 games. For us to
get some respect we have to win one of these games.
A quick note to DRAY. Why do we have to bring in the U to this. There is no
doubt had they given the same schedule as ours, they would have at least made
bowl eligibility. Beside the fact that they have beaten us 4 straight years.
Let's keep to our own. As for the Y, we really need to step up and win one
of these type of games away to get respect.
@amorphousExactly.There can't be many CB's
that can out jump Adam.His fearless running style returning kicks
suggests he won't short arm any passes over the middle.He
doesn't have sprinters speed, but how many LB's can keep up with him
on a wheel route?If he doesn't have what the OC is looking for
at RB (i.e. burst/blocking), why not give him touches at WR or the slot?As a change-up WR, he would give the 1's a rest, yet still put
pressure on the defense.Nevada or the bowl game won't present
the challenges seen at Wisconsin or ND.There should be opportunities
Hine is a great third or fourth running option, but would be better at tight end
as the bail-out/ last blocker option.
@There You Go Again,Ditto to your Exactly!Actually, he
does have sprinter speed. As a So. Utah person too, you probably recall that,
beside his high jump dominance, he was always a threat in the 100 and 200 meter
runs as well. The slot is exactly where I'd stick him.
He's scary in open places, makes people second guess and miss him. On top
of that, he is powerfully strong, more than your typical slot or H back.
I have been a big supporter of Bronco but I am coming around to the realization
that he is just not able to make BYU competitive with the big boys, like he says
he will. He has many great qualities, and in many ways he is the perfect fit for
the football HC at BYU, but he just doesn't have the athletes, or the
coaching acumen to go up against the big boys and win consistently. He may catch
one of them once in a while, like Oklahoma in 2009, and Texas this year, but
history has shown that those wins are the exception rather than the rule. For
every Oklahoma or Texas win, there are 3 or 4 loses to teams like Florida State,
Notre Dame, Wisconsin, etc. And his winning percentage against Utah is not any
better. In 9 games, he has managed to beat Utah just 3 times, and all with last
minute miracle plays. He has been consistently out-coached by Kyle Whittingham
in the head-to-head rivalry game, just as he is usually out-coached by the
coaches at top tier programs.
Brad Rock: "Great seasons? That could come sooner than it seems, because
great opponents will be in short supply next year."That's
surprisingly honest and sad. I've suspected that a "great season"
to Cougar fans is simply win/loss. An undefeated season is remembered longer
than the list of weak opponents.It will be interesting to see how
the battle plays out between fans demanding a great win/loss record, and school
administrators who want to increase exposure by playing great teams.
@ SS Jarvis,Respectfully disagree. Adam is too short for the
current day tight end position and his speed and athleticism would be wasted