1 Tanner is not the guy. He does a million things right but he can’t make a throw down field. Enough bolongna about how recievers dropped balls and all the other excuses. Tanner makes BYU one dimentional and that alone make BYU a 6-6 team at best.
2 Arizona is bad, smelly putrid bad and that makes BYU bad. Whoever wrote that BYU’s win in the desert is one of the best in over a decade is buying his medical mary jame in Colo. I look at our schedule and all of the sudden USU and N Ill. look like loses to me.
3 Why can’t we just use Simon or one of our other worthless wideouts (no fault of their own) and just cut block Weaver on every single play? I mean come on…Weaver was everywhere the entire game. He would just sit back and wait for the play to start then boom, in the backfield hurrying Tanner, knocking passes down, UNTOUCHED. We could’nt run the ball, Weaver was going to cut the jet sweaps before we could even get to the line of scrimmage. Or at least throw the ball to the spot where Weaver just left or have a Tight End hit Weaver on a slant. The dude was untouched all night and that ain’t right.
4 I was very confident that BYU would handle Cal by just blowing them off the line and I felt that in the 1st half BYU was in the drivers seat even if they could not score, that we would adjust and come out in the 2nd, like in the AZ game…It was Cal that adjusted and stopped BYU cold stone dead in the 2nd. We had no answer. Credit goes to the coaches, they are good.
5- 3 turnovers and we all we got as one TD. Sad.
6- Kudos to Isaiah Kaufusi for that sweet interception…and all the 3 of the Kaufusi’s, man, I love Kaufusis.
7 Dayan Ghanwoloku is a stud out there. two fumbles recoveries and a TD. Anderson is as good as advertised. 12 tackles, wow.
8 The single biggest stat of the night. Pututau leads the recievers in receptions (6) and in the longest reception (24). He is a tightend. That is a problem… Cal’s longest was 56 yards.
9- Wisconsin is gonna whack us hard. it is going to be ugly. I would not change the QB right now unless it was to use Critchlow. No way would I throw Wilson or Hall in there and get them messed up.
10- to lighten up our frustrations here, I am going to throw in a story about the Elijah Behunin family of Capital Reef History. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elijah_Cutler_Behunin_Cabin
If you ever travel to Capital Reef, My favorite nat park by far, you will see the Behunin Cabin down along the Fremont River, A place I have guided fishermen for many years. Behunin did a lot of things right, they lived in a temporate area that you could grow a wide variety of crops, fruit trees and raise cattle but they did one thing wrong…The Fremont gets terrible floods from monsoon rains in July.
(read the history of Fruita)
Moral of the story; You can do a lot of things right but have a critical flaw and that will be your downfall. BYU went with the wrong QB and coaches get fired over stuff like this.