Word is Anae is very involved in the weight room now. Has a coach on each station pushing the players and they are absolutely killing them.
BYU 1984 National Champs.
Escpecially since I'm sure Utah, Texas, Utah State, Notre Dame, G. Tech, Houston, and Boise State aren't working their asses off during their respective offseason conditioning programs.
Man you jump at every sip of kool-aid given to you.
Is Holmoe going to jump roses ass? Someone forgot to tell the rest of those schools playing in high school gyms that BYU was supposed to dominate the wcc. At least Bronco lost to good nationally recognized and respected teams.
While I was down with Bronco being blasted by Holmoe, I also demand consistency. BYU hoops has been a tremendous embarrassment this year. Time for Rose to get off his ass and recruit. The Jimmer is gone and these lone peak/Provo recruits aren't getting it done.
Now depth can be controlled......they certainly need to hit the JC ranks better though yearly. All the JC players they've gotten in the Dave Rose era have been late year guys that they have to scramble to get and that just aren't very good. BYU has a great history with JC guys as long as they are on them early enough and can evaluate them properly. That's the problem solver to me. You can't not recruit JC talent when you have to deal with Mormon missions. It's as simple as that. BYU football and BYU basketball do not seem to understand this and end up in talent holes sometimes. Which is why the BYU football team went and got 6 JC lineman this year or something late in the game. Maybe they'll get lucky and a few of those lineman will end up being good, but more likely they won't be because BYU didn't start out recruiting that many. 4 of them were last second recruits. You can't do that. Plan to recruit a bunch of these guys each year that you can evaluate properly and it will work out. When the JC ranks just become a last minute panic recruiting spot, you're in trouble. If I were a coach at BYU, a minimum of 1/4 my team would be JC guys that we would be evaluating throughout the year.
Despite what the haters say, San Jose St was very respectable.
BYU had one really bad loss, it was against that team up north playing with their backup RB and without their #1 offensive weapon. there just weren't many Div I teams Utah could have beaten without White playing. They received a few gifts at the end of the game and still couldn't cash in. Utah sucked last year and yet still beat BYU. Embarrassing. If BYU couldn't beat Utah last year then I'm afraid to say they never will.
That, and the Boise St. game where just a few offensive yards would have won it. Boise St. sucked at that time.
Here's the fact, BYU was supposed to dominate this league. They haven't. In 2 years they have (at best) been the 3rd banana. This year? They are quickly fading into the mid to bottom portions of the conference. Make up all the excuses you want. You still have Haws, the Limmer, and Mr. Law of Chasity himself (as a senior) and still suck. The recruiting? Not so hot. The coaching? Probably my biggest concern. Do we even run an offense or is it whoever takes the inbounds pass go 1 on 1 and chuck up a 3???
Has Davies developed a single post move in the 4 years he's had in college?
Time to put some pressure on Bro. Rose. Brother Mendenhall isn't the only one who needs to have his seat heated up. BOTH have been disappointing the past few years. Jimmer and Pitta ain't coming back to rebuild your programs.
Watching BYU is like watching the kings. No structure to their offense and a talented idiotic big man in the middle. Haws= Evans. He chucks and chucks and does little else to help his team. Carlino= Thomas, quick talented guard who never gets anyone else involved. Cousins=Davies, talented, stupid, rarely plays because of dumb fouls and emotions.
No offensive structure. BYU is at its best when the stars are benched and Cusick, zylstea, and kaufusi move the rock around and actually attempt to run an offense.
I don't think BYU was supposed to dominate the WCC. Gonzaga has been a solid tournament team for nearly two decades, with a 17-15 NCAA tournament record. Loyola has had some good years, as had USF. St. Mary's has really upped their program as of late. BYU will likely win 20 games again. They'll miss the NCAA tournament, but nearly every university has "down" seasons, unless we'e talking about the Dukes of the world. Yes, it's a disappointing season. But it's not like they're sitting at 10-13 and last in their league. Look back over the records of ANY of BYU's most succesful coaches: Stan Watts, Frank Armold, Ladell Anderson, Roger Reid, Steve Cleveland, and you'll see "down" years or outright collapses for all of them. Rose has had seven consecutive 20-win seasons (and likely 8). IINM, he had a pretty good recruiting year but most are going on missions. If his health holds, I think his job is and SHOULD be pretty safe. Certainly, there's always a danger of burnout as happend with his predecessors in Reid and Cleveland. But I don't see that right now. What I see is a tem coming off a tough loss at USD that likely cost them a shot at the NCAA's. And then they go absolutely ice cold in the 2nd half vs. USF. But they're still a respectable 18-8. In terms of winning %, he's been the best coach BYU has ever had!
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"He can say what he wants...we know we have a great organization. He got his stats...and as always, he got the L, too." - Trevor Booker
Just hired Jason Beck as QB coach and Guy Holliday as WR coach. Anyone know much about them?
Here's a news article:
"Giving to the poor is an essential part of Christian morality. I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I’m afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare... If our charities do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things that we’d like to do but cannot do because our charitable expenditure excludes them." --C.S. Lewis
Looks good to me. Whoever is making the hiring decisions at this point has clearly decided that experience is more important than looking for that playcalling prodigy of the future that BYU and Utah got themselves caught up in the past few years. Now you have a former head coach as O-Line coach and two former Offensive coordinators as QB coach and WRs coach to add to the cumulative offensive brainpower.