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cougjunkie
04-02-2010, 05:08 PM
Bronco held Alumni day today, one interesting thing he said was that over the past 4 years they have played man defense only 3% of the time. Half of those plays have resulted in plays given up of at least 20 or more yards.

He said Heaps looks like a RS soph with how far along he is already.

Di Luigi will most likely play all slot this year, no RB especially with the emergence of Quezada.

BYU has offered 18 LDS kids in the past 5 years that did not come to BYU, 1 (Hamani Stevens) has gone on a mission.

Said not a chance BYU plays in the Pac-10 with the research and Sunday play being the big reason they are kept out.

Said that the chance of Utah and Colorado joining the Pac-10 is highly unlikely at least according to Craig Thompson and the school presidents.

BYU has 33 straight wins when they give up 24 points or less.

HuskyFreeNorthwest
04-02-2010, 05:15 PM
BYU has offered 18 LDS kids in the past 5 years that did not come to BYU, 1 (Hamani Stevens) has gone on a mission.

Said not a chance BYU plays in the Pac-10 with the research and Sunday play being the big reason they are kept out.


Not to go SU, but it seems kind of creepy-ish to me that they keep track of kids and missions at other schools.

Bronco can say what he wants but Sunday play is a non-issue, this has been discussed before but it just isn't true. Research and Prop 8 are enough though.

SCcoug
04-02-2010, 05:32 PM
Not to go SU, but it seems kind of creepy-ish to me that they keep track of kids and missions at other schools.


Seems relevant for recruiting LDS athletes who have mission plans. I'd think they'd also keep an eye on all sorts of stats at other schools like how many players are at their position or get to the NFL ect.

smokymountainrain
04-02-2010, 06:15 PM
Bronco can say what he wants but Sunday play is a non-issue, this has been discussed before but it just isn't true.

I've never been one to defend Bronco - I don't like him very much - but, I'm curious how you know Sunday play is a non-issue?

HuskyFreeNorthwest
04-02-2010, 06:20 PM
I've never been one to defend Bronco - I don't like him very much - but, I'm curious how you know Sunday play is a non-issue?

I do like Bronco, I think he is just repeating something he has heard a bunch of times and so it must be true, like BYU fans don't travel or spend money.

In a different thread DDD pointed out that there was something like 3 Sunday games in Men's BBall this season. None of the P10 tournaments have Sunday games.

I guess I don't know it is a non-issue, but there is no reason for it to be an issue.

0 football games on Sunday, even on Labor Day weekend when other conferences have started playing on Sunday with no NFL.

smokymountainrain
04-02-2010, 06:23 PM
I do like Bronco, I think he is just repeating something he has heard a bunch of times and so it must be true, like BYU fans don't travel or spend money.

In a different thread DDD pointed out that there was something like 3 Sunday games in Men's BBall this season. None of the P10 tournaments have Sunday games.

I guess I don't know it is a non-issue, but there is no reason for it to be an issue.

0 football games on Sunday, even on Labor Day weekend when other conferences have started playing on Sunday with no NFL.

I would have guessed there were more Sunday basketball games. That makes sense. Thanks, HFN.

MarkGrace
04-02-2010, 06:50 PM
Thanks, Junkie. Did you also watch practice today?

Will JJ even get a chance to play if he is exclusively in the slot? Seems like there are a lot of guys that can play there.

CJF
04-02-2010, 07:47 PM
The mission thing isn't entirely true. Fua went on a mission. He came home early, but he went. X is going on a mission if he hasn't already left. That's just off the top of my head.

As for the Sunday thing, I do think there is more to it then just 3 basketball games. I haven't looked it up, but what about baseball? What about the Olympics sports including womens sports? I do think it is code for private religious school and that is the rub.

frank ryan
04-02-2010, 07:59 PM
I hope JJ gets some time. I think he could be very effective out of the slot.

CJF
04-02-2010, 08:03 PM
I hope JJ gets some time. I think he could be very effective out of the slot.

His problem in the past was that he couldn't catch the ball. Last year he looked decent in that regard. Hopefully he continues to improve that aspect of his game. He could be very good in the slot if he develops hands of glue.

DrumNFeather
04-03-2010, 05:06 AM
How'd you get into alumni day? Zing! ;)

cougjunkie
04-03-2010, 07:57 AM
The mission thing isn't entirely true. Fua went on a mission. He came home early, but he went. X is going on a mission if he hasn't already left. That's just off the top of my head.

As for the Sunday thing, I do think there is more to it then just 3 basketball games. I haven't looked it up, but what about baseball? What about the Olympics sports including womens sports? I do think it is code for private religious school and that is the rub.

Sione Fua did go you are right. X left a few weeks ago, and Mau Nomani also went. I was thinking about this as soon as Bronco said this.

HuskyFreeNorthwest
04-03-2010, 08:05 AM
Sione Fua did go you are right. X left a few weeks ago, and Mau Nomani also went. I was thinking about this as soon as Bronco said this.

The other thing is when Heaps, Van Noy and Unga are starters this year with no mission do you still want to be selling that line? Are Apo and Stout mission bound?

I really like Bronco the football coach, I grow to dislike Bronco playing future GA more each season. I realize it is a role he was probably instructed he had to play when he took the job. Maybe another season or two of wins and he can just become a football coach, maybe even a little wild man he was at New Mexico and BYU DC.

Hot Lunch
04-03-2010, 08:18 AM
The other thing is when Heaps, Van Noy and Unga are starters this year with no mission do you still want to be selling that line? Are Apo and Stout mission bound?

I really like Bronco the football coach, I grow to dislike Bronco playing future GA more each season. I realize it is a role he was probably instructed he had to play when he took the job. Maybe another season or two of wins and he can just become a football coach, maybe even a little wild man he was at New Mexico and BYU DC.

Apo no, Stout yes from what I understand.

Shaka
04-03-2010, 08:20 AM
It will be interesting to see if those two go. I predict one of them will go and one will stay.

In the interest of fairness Nelson won the day yesterday (and last Friday for that matter) including one long touchdown pass to Jacobsen. It's nice to see Nelson opening it up. If he continues on this track we may have a more interesting battle in the fall pitting a Beck style QB vs. a Doman style QB. Judging by this camp I still think Heaps has the inside track.

Hot Lunch
04-03-2010, 08:26 AM
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In the interest of fairness Nelson won the day yesterday (and last Friday for that matter) including one long touchdown pass to Jacobsen.

I heard Nelson looked good yesterday and was the more impressive of the two but he didn't win the battle last Friday. I went to last Friday's practice and definitely didn't have the opinion that Nelson won that day.

Shaka
04-03-2010, 08:28 AM
I may have been mistaken. Was it Thursday?

I just thought Nelson should get some props considering the hundreds of posts Heaps gets when he successfully goes accomplishes a trip to the bathroom. :D

smokymountainrain
04-03-2010, 04:38 PM
I grow to dislike Bronco playing future GA more each season.

Me too.


I realize it is a role he was probably instructed he had to play when he took the job.

You're nice to give him the benefit of the doubt on that - I little sincerity and/or passion wouldn't hurt every once in a while and I'm sure those things weren't forbidden in his job description. The GA audition does indeed get really annoying.


Maybe another season or two of wins and he can just become a football coach,

Don't count on it. I'm not even convinced he likes football at this point.

I apologize for the threadjack, but I had to get that off my chest. I feel much better now.

SeattleUte
04-03-2010, 05:12 PM
Bronco held Alumni day today, one interesting thing he said was that over the past 4 years they have played man defense only 3% of the time. Half of those plays have resulted in plays given up of at least 20 or more yards.

He said Heaps looks like a RS soph with how far along he is already.

Di Luigi will most likely play all slot this year, no RB especially with the emergence of Quezada.

BYU has offered 18 LDS kids in the past 5 years that did not come to BYU, 1 (Hamani Stevens) has gone on a mission.
Said not a chance BYU plays in the Pac-10 with the research and Sunday play being the big reason they are kept out.

Said that the chance of Utah and Colorado joining the Pac-10 is highly unlikely at least according to Craig Thompson and the school presidents.

BYU has 33 straight wins when they give up 24 points or less.

Bronco's a hypoctrit. I don't see him urging Heaps onto a mission. Phony.

All-American
04-03-2010, 05:17 PM
Bronco's a hypoctrit. I don't see him urging Heaps onto a mission. Phony.

You don't have the first clue what he has told his players.

SeattleUte
04-03-2010, 05:36 PM
You don't have the first clue what he has told his players.

I have seen enough of Bronco to know his piety is all show.

Viking
04-03-2010, 06:33 PM
Utah is going to PAC10. Congrats, irmaos