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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Wow. Time for a DNews/SLtrib merger?
    The heads of Mormon-haters across the state of Utah would explode if that were to happen.

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    the trib is shit, glad to see it burn. paywall. lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
    The heads of Mormon-haters across the state of Utah would explode if that were to happen.
    Probably better than no newspaper at all.
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    Did PFS make the cut?

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    I am dumb enough that we get a printed paper of the SL Tribune delivered but still couldn’t get behind the paywall for online access. So I called and they said that’s correct a print subscription doesn’t get you online access because we bought it from a third party. WTF?

    Fine with me if they crash and burn. I look at the obits to see which of my patients has died and a few other articles but don’t miss the online access at all — certainly won’t pay extra for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    I am dumb enough that we get a printed paper of the SL Tribune delivered but still couldn’t get behind the paywall for online access. So I called and they said that’s correct a print subscription doesn’t get you online access because we bought it from a third party. WTF?

    Fine with me if they crash and burn. I look at the obits to see which of my patients has died and a few other articles but don’t miss the online access at all — certainly won’t pay extra for it.
    Yeah, me either. The trib is delivered every day to the OR so I just read it there.
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    It looks like Ula Tolutau is off the team. That's to bad, that kid was a hard runner and i thought the best back they had last year.

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    Aren't you a Boise State fan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    Aren't you a Boise State fan?
    Yeah, but he know football without the aid of google. We’ll keep him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Yeah, but he know football without the aid of google. We’ll keep him
    Do you know Seattle Ute?
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    Maybe I'm just an overly optimistic sort, but I can't wait for football season to start. Go Cougs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    Maybe I'm just an overly optimistic sort, but I can't wait for football season to start. Go Cougs!
    I am more optimistic than is probably warranted going into this season. I'm hopeful that having experienced coaches will help the offense produce more points this season. I'm also hopeful that the team will be healthier this season, not having basically every quarterback and running back on the roster injured.
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    I feel like I'm taking an emotional timeout from the team like I did from the Jazz after Sloan left. They could get me back on board with a strong showing.
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    I don't know what to expect this season. With two top ten teams on the road and several other strong programs, I can see BYU not having any marquee wins this year and having a middling season. A surprise win or two could make the program revitalized and I hate to see another down year. Grimes is saying on the right things but will it translate into wins?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    It looks like Ula Tolutau is off the team. That's to bad, that kid was a hard runner and i thought the best back they had last year.
    I looked through the official roster online at BYUCougars and both he and Tuakafua are listed on the roster. Where they never removed from the online site or are they back with the team? Anyone know? Anyone care or with Trump as President is there no reason to go on living?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatnapper'96 View Post
    I looked through the official roster online at BYUCougars and both he and Tuakafua are listed on the roster. Where they never removed from the online site or are they back with the team? Anyone know? Anyone care or with Trump as President is there no reason to go on living?
    I think they both have a path back to school for fall, but word on the street is that Ula got crosswise with the HCO over a non-frisbee issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    I think they both have a path back to school for fall, but word on the street is that Ula got crosswise with the HCO over a non-frisbee issue.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s_zsOyHbVY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatnapper'96 View Post
    I looked through the official roster online at BYUCougars and both he and Tuakafua are listed on the roster. Where they never removed from the online site or are they back with the team? Anyone know? Anyone care or with Trump as President is there no reason to go on living?
    WAY too much football talk for a political message board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Applejack View Post
    WAY too much football talk for a political message board.
    Sad part is as far as I can tell we have yet to reconcile the official word that these two woefully misunderstood young men, who just happen to victims of a cultural bias, were no longer on the team but yet their names still appear on the official roster. Were their names never removed from the official roster? Is it all just FAKE NEWS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatnapper'96 View Post
    I looked through the official roster online at BYUCougars and both he and Tuakafua are listed on the roster. Where they never removed from the online site or are they back with the team? Anyone know? Anyone care or with Trump as President is there no reason to go on living?
    Apparently that roster was never updated.
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    If I'm not mistaken, fall camp started today ... how does the team look ... are the locker rooms clean? Where's all the buzz—I thought this was a sports message board?
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    https://mweb.cbssports.com/ncaaf/cbs-poll

    CBS has us ranked between UAB and Rutgers. Sadly, that could be considered a generous ranking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    https://mweb.cbssports.com/ncaaf/cbs-poll

    CBS has us ranked between UAB and Rutgers. Sadly, that could be considered a generous ranking.
    but still 11 spots higher than where our previous coach's team is. Wow.

    I don't think we'll we that bad. I think we had more talent last year than we showed on offense and the new staff has a much broader base of experience than last year's. Tough schedule, but going 6-6 gets you into the top 60 anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    https://mweb.cbssports.com/ncaaf/cbs-poll

    CBS has us ranked between UAB and Rutgers. Sadly, that could be considered a generous ranking.
    So - BYU comes in at #88? Just as a reference - including the teams BYU plays this year:

    #36 Arizona
    #50 Cal
    #5 Wisconsin
    ***McNeese (ranked #17 FCS by Athlon)
    #6 Washington
    #77 USU
    #122 Hawai'i
    #67 Northern Illinois
    #21 BSU
    #116 UMass
    #99 New Mexico St
    #27 Utah

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    but still 11 spots higher than where our previous coach's team is. Wow.

    I don't think we'll we that bad. I think we had more talent last year than we showed on offense and the new staff has a much broader base of experience than last year's. Tough schedule, but going 6-6 gets you into the top 60 anyway.
    This offensive staff is definitely more experienced. It's easy to believe that last year's staff didn't/couldn't make the most out of the talent on hand. Hoping the new staff can.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    So - BYU comes in at #88? Just as a reference - including the teams BYU plays this year:

    #36 Arizona
    #50 Cal
    #5 Wisconsin
    ***McNeese (ranked #17 FCS by Athlon)
    #6 Washington
    #77 USU
    #122 Hawai'i
    #67 Northern Illinois
    #21 BSU
    #116 UMass
    #99 New Mexico St
    #27 Utah
    Only three FBS opponents ranked lower. And at least one of them beat us last year.
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    If we can manage to beat Arizona in the first game then that will be a fairly reliable sign that the season will be much better than last year.

    Granted, in the days following the initial euphoria of the win there will be a backlash of posts on cougarboard about how horrible Arizona must be, as that would be the only possible explanation for that result.

    Seriously, Arizona represents the kind of team a decent to good BYU team would and has beaten in past seasons. If the offense has turned things around I think it could be an enjoyable season. It's still a tough schedule, but 7-8 wins would be good for the program given the disaster from last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    This offensive staff is definitely more experienced. It's easy to believe that last year's staff didn't/couldn't make the most out of the talent on hand. Hoping the new staff can.



    Only three FBS opponents ranked lower. And at least one of them beat us last year.
    If the offense plays to its talent level I don't think we shouldn't beat at least six teams on the schedule: McNeese, N. Illinois, UMass, N. Mexico St., Hawaii, USU. Then beyond that, Cal and Arizona are also winnable. I like the KSL article below.

    https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46373446&nid=272
    Last edited by BlueK; 08-10-2018 at 08:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueK View Post
    If the offense plays to its talent level I don't think we shouldn't beat at least six teams on the schedule: McNeese, N. Illinois, UMass, N. Mexico St., Hawaii, USU. Then beyond that, Cal and Arizona are also winnable. I like the KSL article below.

    https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46373446&nid=272
    To me, that's the story of the season. There are six teams we as a program have no business losing to; last year, we lost several such games. If we can take care of business and pick up those six, that's a bowl game, and a sign that the program is back on track, or at least ahead of the non-P5 pack. If we can't pick those up, something is still broken and needs to be fixed. From there, we have two and maybe three games we could lose even in our best years. Then there are another three or four that ought to be fair fights; if we are where we want to be as a program, we should be picking up a few of those. If we can't pick up any, that's a sign we are still behind the P5 pack, and still precariously straddling the divide between P5 and G5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    To me, that's the story of the season. There are six teams we as a program have no business losing to; last year, we lost several such games. If we can take care of business and pick up those six, that's a bowl game, and a sign that the program is back on track, or at least ahead of the non-P5 pack. If we can't pick those up, something is still broken and needs to be fixed. From there, we have two and maybe three games we could lose even in our best years. Then there are another three or four that ought to be fair fights; if we are where we want to be as a program, we should be picking up a few of those. If we can't pick up any, that's a sign we are still behind the P5 pack, and still precariously straddling the divide between P5 and G5.
    yup, I agree. I like what I've read so far about the progress of the team in practice, especially the offense, but it's impossible to know for sure until we see them play.

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