Have the Cougs ever had two deep at Corners and Safety, where you could feel
confident that any of the eight players could get the job done with very little
drop off? Johnson is very good, so to get beat out, Davis must be a notch
above. Looking forward to Saturday!
Can't overstate the importance of the Texas game.
The Coug's would be better on defense if they disguised and used the
'bump and run' on occasion. Their corners play back too deep and they
suffer the consequences as a result. Try mixing it up so you can confuse the
offense. Trust me, it works.
"There were some of them (penalties) that actually made me smile.” I
love Bronco, he is a great coach and man!
The Cougars sound realistically confident this season, as opposed to past years.
I love it!
I imagine byu's quest will be over this week. Not many teams in the entire
nation will be done with their quests for a big time bowl game just 2 weeks into
the season, but byu will beGo Texas!
@ Johnny TriumphWhen has BYU not sounded confident about any season?
They've been poised to make another run at the tile every single year for
the past 29 years now.
"There were some of them (penalties) that actually made me smile.”
(Bronco)I can one-up that. There were some penalties called that
actually made me laugh. There were penalties called that were a joke, and who
doesn't laugh at a good joke. I would take the time to enumerate them, but
my crimson brethren would say I was whining, so I'll just laugh instead.
Two For Flinching - Johnny clearly says they sound "realistically confident
this season" as opposed to prior years - meaning they were overconfident in
prior years.Seriously, you ute "fans" get so bent out of
shape that immediately you try and turn against anything a byu fan says, even
when that byu fans acknowledges overconfidence by past teams. Take off those
red glasses once in a while, ute "fans" Your hatred really prevented
you from reading and understanding a very simple comment there pal.
@ Sports Are GreatMy comment was made in jest, and was not meant as
an attack on anybody. Perhaps it's not MY hatred that's preventing me
from seeing things the way they are?
@Two For FlinchingYour comment confuses me if you are a ute fan. You
say BYU comes out every year over-confident. I say the same thing about ute
fans. ute fans think they are going to dominate every game every week, and then
you come up with excuses why you lose every week.
So Chris, dare to make a wager on the game? If BYU wins you will stay off all
BYU articles for the rest of the year? If you are that confident
that Texas will win then you should take the wager. If not, then you are just
using these threads to stir up contention.
There were some penalties that left the impartial ESPN commentators scratching
their heads on both sides of the ball. I believe that the refs were just trying
to make a name for themselves and get air time on national TV.
Flinchy, Your comment showed you didn't understand what Johnny said. He
clearly was making the same comment you did, acknowledging past BYU teams have
been overconfident. You comment "in jest" makes no sense if he has
already made that point. You incorrectly thought Johnny was saying past BYU
teams have not been confident. There are just a lot of Ute "fans" who
would argue the comment "the sun is hot" if a BYU fan wrote it, yourself
I imagine utah's quest will be over this week. Not many teams in the entire
nation will be done with their quests for a big time bowl game just 2 weeks into
the season, but utah will beGo Fresno State!Seriously...the poor Utes could actually lose 10 games with this
schedule...Mark it down!
What scares me more than player depth charts are coaching decisions that have no
basis in logic, like declining a kickoff penalty with the ball on the 35! (Then
muffing the run back AND drawing a 15-yard penalty!) Any coach capable of that
misguided decision should scare EVERY Cougar fan in the entire country!
Really...what was he thinking!
LadyMoon - I couldn't agree with you more on the bonehead
"ball on the 35 debacle" at UConn. Would someone, ANYONE, please explain
the logic in that decision??? I wish I could know what was going on inside
Bronco's head on that call. Someone please shed some light on this.
@ RealBlueI disagree. Only Chris predicts a victory every single
week. Most Ute fan predictions I've seen have been 5-7 or 6-6, with the
hope Utah climbs to 7-5, which will take an upset or two.@ Sports
Are GreatAfter re-reading the thread, I admit that you are correct.
I misunderstood Jonny's statement.
Re: Bronco liking the aggression that resulted in many penalties.Boneheaded penalties will cost us the game with a team like Texas. I truly
hope he is not condoning this kind of stupid, undisciplined behavior by his
Flinch,I appreciate the honesty. I just think its a sad commentary
on people when one's support for either red or blue clouds the mind such
that we're unable to read a simple comment and have a rational and logical
response. Sadly, your mind worked like this in this instance: "He's
a BYU fan, I must argue with him regardless of what he is saying" I know you're not the only one - but come on man! Is that the best we
@Sports Are GreatGive it a rest. Two For Flinching actually apologized and
admitted he was wrong. How often do you get that from the other side? He showed
some manliness doing what he did. I wish more commenters would show that much
One of the things that really impressed me about the UCONN game among the many
was Bronco substituting players in different positions. This has 3 important
benefits:1. Builds greater team spirit among the players2.
Gives the coaches a chance to use more player talent in different situations3. Trains more players and keeps the continuity of winning from one year to
@Chris B"I imagine byu's quest will be over this week. Not many
teams in the entire nation will be done with their quests for a big time bowl
game just 2 weeks into the season,"--------------You're right. Utah is one of the few teams in the nation whose season
ends after this week. Utah has a 50-50 game with Fresno St and then enters the
beginning of an 8 game losing streak at Michigan. By the time they get to
another 50-50 game on their schedule (AZ) their season will have LONG been
over.Tom in CA/Ladymoon"I couldn't agree with you
more on the bonehead "ball on the 35 debacle" at UConn. Would someone,
ANYONE, please explain the logic in that decision???"--------He said in the postgame interview that he felt Hine was going to break
one and wanted to give him another shot at it. When you consider what his KR
average was last year counting the 4 long KR's that he had that got called
back (his average would've been well over 30 yds per), we had a comfortable
lead, etc and it didn't affect the outcome of the game....meh.
I was very pleased with the play of both Michael Davis (his ability to close on
the ball was extraordinary) and Jordan Preator (I can't remember the last
time I saw a BYU corner in such tight coverage). With us running a lot of extra
plays it will be nice for the defense to have fresh legs to rotate in. We seem
to get tired in the 3rd and 4th quarters and it will be nice to have these
players back for the Texas game.
BYU stupid penalties are still a COACHING problem!! Will cost Cougars 17 points
against Texas!! Quite playing Patty- Cake with these players!!Pull them from the
game immediately & have them sit on the bench by themselves.They just let
their team down & need to think about it.Then have the position coach talk
to them & he decides if & when they go back into the game!This has
gone on to long!! Get TOUGH COACHES!!
Chris BSalt Lake City, UT"I imagine byu's quest will
be over this week. Not many teams in the entire nation will be done with their
quests for a big time bowl game just 2 weeks into the season, but byu will
be[.]"Chris, Utah is one of several P5 teams whose
"quest" was over BEFORE the season began, and no 'imagining'
is required. Moral victories may be all you have to look forward to. Suggest you
get used to it. Go Bruins!Also wish the Cougars good
luck at Texas.