Bronco is responsible for the intrigue. Who is playing is not like the call of
who will be the next bishop.. Other teams announce suspensions for
"violation of team rules.". Why can't we. Injuries are
another story. The healing process and keeping the other team guessing are
reasons to play injuries closer to the vest. But like making Uconn kick off
again when the ball went out of bounds instead of taking the ball at the 35, his
handling of public statements and the press leave heads shaking.
the easiest thing to do is suspend a player. BYU has become the "university
of silly suspensions"...
Trust the coaching staff, and let them handle team rules.
Some people just don't get it; BYU is a private university with an honor
code that most on the outside world can't wrap their heads around.
Therefore, those in charge choose not to divulge the details of every single
decision that they make. And they don't have to put themselves or their
players through that kind of scrutiny.Having attended BYU, I
understand the high bar set to attend there. That Honor Code actually helps
define one's life later after graduation as well as while attending college
there. It continues to be frustrating for the outside crowd who want to know all
the nitty, gritty details. It just isn't going to happen! Just try to learn
to go with the flow!Go Cougars!
Seems that Bronco brings this on by playing with the press on who is playing and
who is under suspension. He does not need to get into detail. A simple
announcement at the beginning of the week that the following players will not be
suiting up ends all the speculation. His way puts a burden on the poor players
who then get asked about it at the fireside.
I agree with Real Bass. Other programs just come out and say suspended for
breaking "team rules" and that's the end of it...no more questions.
Why is that so difficult. It's not the suspensions that bother me,
that's going to happen. It's how Bronco communicates (or doesn't
communicate) that bothers and confuses people.
I guess it depends on who's left looking silly.
This article mentions the Oklahoma and Oregon victories to try to prove that
losing a key player doesn't matter.But let's put the
opposite spin on this.Without Cody Hoffman against Virginia last
year, our passing game was non-existent and we lost. If he was playing, I think
we would have won.Without Spencer Hadley against utah last year, we
were slightly thinner at the LB position. I personally don't think
Hadley's absence was the reason we lost, but it wouldn't hurt to have
him. Who knows, maybe he makes a tackle on a third down where Tyler Beck or
Austen Jorgensen missed it.My point is, losing key players hurts.
Period. Sometimes it might be the reason you lose, like Hoffman. Sometimes it
probably wouldn't have made a difference, like Hadley. Sometimes you are
simply better than the other team anyway so it doesn't matter, like UConn.
But regardless, it hurts to lose them.
If we should be focusing on BYU players who will play, why did Jeff Call do a
story on Ross Apo?
I for one am glad BYU has an honor code and sticks to their principles. It
should be a private matter and Bronco would be fine if the media would let it be
and quit prying. Other universities, including one up north could
learn from BYU's example, epecially since the NFL has a real problem on
their hands lately with plyera geting arrested for abuse and other violent
acticities. It all starts in college and some schools would rather win than
turn out responsible athletes.
@Tayson4HeismanI found your comment above to be very insightful.
Losing a "key" player should hurt! Life's lessons are painful.
Better to learn them while young. Go Cougars!
Where have all you guys been? Bronco announced months ago that he would stop
announcing honor code violations. It's mostly been the players coming out
and opening up about it recently.