Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Brigham Young Cougars Football, 2010: A New Low?

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  1. Great analysis. 2003 was a tragedy. Losing to Utah 3-0 was the worst loss in my lifetime in my opinion. We lost to Utah and they shut us out. I remember begging the entire game for BYU to just score a stinking field goal - even if they lost the game, just so that the record wouldn't be broken by Utah.

    Great blog. This is my first comment, but I read all of your entries.

  2. Yeah 2003 was bad. This year could be wrose, though. BYU has shown vulnerability, and now after four years of dominating every conference opponent (except TCU and Utah), every team we play from here on out will be eager to kick us while we are down. Utah State was only the beginning of what I expect to be many emotionally motivated opponents.

    However, even if this year ends wrose then all those others, I think this year has one redeeming value: future potential. Yes, we are getting our butts kicked now, but this is the BEST training a kid like Heaps (and the rest of the young players) can get. An, they have shown flashes of what could be. As time goes on, we should see more consistency which should translate into a lot success in the future.

  3. Thanks, Ben. The 03 Utah game was very frustrating. I was upset with the play calling. BYU didn't even look to be trying to score. I can understand that Jackson Brown didn't know the offense or didn't have as much talent/skills as we are accustomed to at QB, but you still have to try. There is no consolation in not turning the ball over if you lose, especially when it is the first time you are shut out in 28 years.

  4. Neal,

    I hear a lot of people using "future potential" and "young talent" as a sliver lining to all of this, but such was the case in the Crowton years.

    Gary Crowton was getting very talented guys to come to the Y. The problem with that was they weren't exactly the BYU type, which is why we had all the off-the-field issues. At least that is how I remember it.

  5. Scott,

    Does anyone besides your brother read your blog? Everytime I come here the comments are really just conversations between you and your brother.

    I think this IS a new low for BYU, it's been a very long time since I've seen our cougs just lay down and take their beating like a scared puppy. That is not a pleasant thin to watch. Honestly it makes me question my fanhood, and loyalty to the team.

    Keep posting at cougarboard, we love guys like you there. And I the team doesn't pick things up soon you'll have to fill the huge void left behind when I stop giving my opinion. I'm pretty much the smartest poster there (football speaking wise). You've got a ways to go to be as knowledgeable about BYU as I am, but you're making progress.

    This season will turn around if we can just beat Utah. Everything always rides on making sure we can win against Utah. I don't really care if we go 1-11 if that one win is Utah.

  6. What can I say, Floyd? Aren't brothers great? Since you asked, over 4,000 people read the blog in September.

    I agree with you about the team just laying down and taking the beating. That is what prompted this post. I couldn't believe what I saw against Utah State. The struggles on offense are a little more understandable, but there is no excuse for the defense.

    The way you talk, you must be LaVell's nephew or something. How did you get your BYU football smarts?