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  1. BYU has very little talent.....

    Run worked much better last year when you guys had NFL running back and running QB. Are you giving up on Detmer and his offense? How about Sitake?
  2. BYU has very little talent.....

    Wasn't Kai Nacua a DB last year? I think he was by far the best DB. And I thought Bernard was their best LB in pass defense. And Michael Davis was one of their better cover guys. They have lost some talent. Wisconsin last week was an ass kicking on all sides, but I think the defense has been run down some because of how much they have been on the field, and when the offense constantly goes three and out, it can be pretty disheartening. Against a team like Wisconsin, it is easy to get down and lose your edge when no matter what you do seems futile. The defense had certainly been by far the stronger unit before last week. They are not so dominant that they can win all by themselves, they need a little help from the offense.
  3. BYU has very little talent.....

    BYU has never been that strong in the defensive backfield, and usually has a "bend but don't break" mentality. With Nacua graduating and Bernard out for HC reasons, no one has stepped up as a ball hawk, which they need for some turnovers. That being said, up until the last game, BYU has still kept the scoring below what you would expect just looking at the stat sheets. Their defense has been nowhere near as incompetent as their offense. If the offense could just posses the ball for half the game, it would take an enormous stress off the defense. Being on the field 40 minutes a game and playing from behind all the time makes the defense look much worse than it actually is. Once they start playing against some teams that they can run against a bit, and thus even out the TOP, I am guessing the defense will suddenly look much better.
  4. "NCAA Transfer Reform Could Backfire"

    Yet, they pay the coaches millions of dollars. If the coaches were payed on the same wage scale as professors, you may have a point. The football program brings in millions, but they won't let a kid appear in commercials, sign autographs or market their own likeness for money, but coaches and schools can do all this and make shoe and uniform deals to boot.
  5. OK Sparta...

    Anyone feel like doing a sig bet - will do Utah -21.
  6. After all his supporters have overlooked it would be quite ironic if Trump loses his base for not deporting children who have never known another home other than the US.
  7. Ted Cruz After Dark

    I imagine it is easy to misclick when typing with just your left hand.
  8. BYU has very little talent.....

    If Mangum were to sit out 4 weeks, he would miss the rest of the teams left on BYU's schedule with an actual defense, and probably looks great when he comes back and they will claim issues were from injuries.
  9. BYU has very little talent.....

    Have you heard this from anywhere reliable, or just the CB speculation?
  10. BYU has very little talent.....

    I think the MWC would take them back, but won't kiss their asses to make it happen, and unless that happened fan and administration pride won't allow them to come back. Still think most likely next stop would be a new conference that raids the top of MWC and AAC, and SDSU likely would be all over that.
  11. BYU has very little talent.....

    Ticket prices always increase, my point was they are not selling more tickets.
  12. BYU has very little talent.....

    I doubt BYU's revenue from home ticket sales has increased much if at all due to independence. They were always close to sellouts in MWC anyway, and the average home schedule hasn't really improved dramatically over what they used to get in MWC. I am guessing they get at least a couple million more from their Tier 1 tv deal as they got here with home games, plus opportunities for some decent paydays at neutral sites. They also highly value the exposure and ability to play replays on their tv channel and control their third tier content ( probably value these more than the few million extra they get from tv revenue ).
  13. BYU has very little talent.....

    Doesn't really matter, we have people in the local government that will force the series to continue regardless of what administration, coaches or fans want. The 9 game Pac 12 schedule makes having this game every year a burden for Utah. I would like to see it go to an every other year game, or something like that (could be 4 on 2 off). Still enjoy beating them, but Utah got a lot more run nationally when they played Michigan instead of BYU. I would like the team to have the flexibility to schedule games against OOC P5 opponents some years without having to schedule BYU as well. If the Pac ever goes to an 8 game schedule, it would make scheduling BYU and a P5 more doable, but I doubt the northern California teams in the Pac would ever go for that, because it would eliminate their playing UCLA and USC every year.
  14. BYU has very little talent.....

    BYU has not had a team that would make the access bowl since the late 90's, so not much of a benefit. The real benefit of being in a conference is playing for something tangible each year, namely a conference championship, against familiar, regional teams that you have a history with. If they were in the MWC or AAC right now, they would still have something to play for, namely a conference championship. As it is, after this game with Wisconsin ( which is a real long shot to win right now ), they are pretty much just playing out a string of games, mostly against teams they have no history with, followed by some leftover bowl. To date, the advantage listed above has been outweighed by the money and exposure BYU is getting right now with their ESPN contract ( money nowhere near P5 schools, but better than G5 deals ). When their current contract with ESPN expires, if they can no longer get more money and better exposure through independence, they may consider joining a G5 conference. If they are able to maintain the advantages independence is now affording them, they probably stay indy. Not a hard concept.
  15. BYU has very little talent.....

    It would improve some, but I don't know to what extent. I think they would be able to get some of the top LDS talent that they are missing on due to not being a P5 school. Their HC would still limit them in their recruiting.