Dew and BYUcanpass,
You will notice that I only gave the + to four people holding multiple jobs. all the other, with much respect, I give the A
grade to without the plus. Note: there are no (-) and no grade below the “A” which I really feel that we have the best coaching staff since LE.
What I was trying to convey is that I think the coaches, the AD, the LDS news media is really expecting a 10-3 season, but hoping for more. I personally expect a 10-3 season but am really stoked with the possibilith of of 11-2 season with success over Utah, Boise State and Mississippi St., plus all the (give me games) that guarantee us a winning season and thus, because of the programing of 8 teams with an AVERAGE ranking of 100, a meaningless bowl game that was given by the programing and not be the game playing on the field. Too bad. We have been robbed of a meaningful winning season and a meaningful bowl game.
Finally, I do not disagree with dew or with BYUcanpass. I think we are saying the same thing, using perhaps, different Jargen.
I was at that game in Hawaii, when Luke Staley was playing with a fracture in foot or was it leg, and Branden Doman was playing with a seperated shoulder. It was announced to the crowd, by the BCS committee, that even if we win this game, which we did not, and even if we were ranked higher than the chosen team, we would not be invited to
the BCS game. (Bias, most blatenly)
I go to all P5 teams vs BYU regardless where they are being played.
I was at the game in Hawaill where, again we lost, but Ty Detmer was announced as the Heisman Trophy Winner for that season in 1991. I was at the National Championship game at the Holiday Bowl game in 1984.
I was at the MIracle Bowl, at the Holiday Bowl game, when we were 21 points behind SMU;, a power house at the time. When the team came running back on the field, after the half time break, the Bleacher fans sounded like the Tabernecle Choir that broke out singing Come, Come Ye Saints, Put your shoulder to the wheel, push along, push along. Let no work or labor fear, etc.and Jim MaCMann , being the good Catholic boy that he was/is, did put his shoulder to the wheel and from a deficit of 21 points at half time, we won that game.
The reason that I attend every P5 team that we play, is that I don’t want to be left out when we get that next big land mark game, and we won’t be getting it playing teams ranked in the 100’s.
I think that programing 6-8 teams ranked in the 100’s does more to keep us from reaching our goal, than they do in helping us to accomplish our goal.
Side note" A bit ambiguous , the user name, (BYUcanpass) Are you saying that Tanner Mangum can really pass and hit his mark, perhaps even better than our past QB’s or are you saying that you can pass on BYU football.