Article: Money is Killing BYU Football

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Re: Article: Money is Killing BYU Football

Post by McY » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:18 pm

Cougarfan87 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:01 am
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:43 am
Lavell was 7-4 then 5-6. Everyone seems to think is was the other way around. Kalani and Ty are trying to create a program not just win now and pay in the long run (see GC 2001-2004). We need to support our coaches and give them the time and opportunity to build up the program. In another Lavell way, Kalani and Ty are following in his footsteps by trying to implement a unique offense. I read a whole bunch of posts calling for us to go back to the spread. Most college teams have gone to it Okay, so lets run the same offense that nearly all the other teams are running with less talented players. This was exactly the opposite of what made Lavell successful and following Lavell's example is what can make Kalani successful. Every team out there now faces a spread O so most defenses have tons of experience with the schemes. Good luck becoming a dominant program running virtually the same schemes with lesser talented players.
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner. They are looking at the long game, and it will take some time. I can be patient. I think we will still be bowl elgible...drop Miss. State, but then win at East Carolina. We should easily win San Jose State at home, and by then, hopefully have developed some confidence and go on a roll to finish 7-6, maybe 8-6 after the bowl game if the QBs (Mangum or Critchlow) really start to figure things out. And a non-BCS bowl/playoff bowl was exactly where I expected we would be this year. Now, if we don't go bowling, that will be disappointing, but I fully expect that by next year we will go bowling, and keep building from there. The year after that has a great home slate which would be an opportune time for our pro-style offense led by Critchlow, presumably, to be clicking on all cylinders.
Agree.

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Re: Article: Money is Killing BYU Football

Post by snoscythe » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:34 pm

I've seen absolutely nothing that gives me confidence BYU will win 5 more games this season.

Our only win has been an unimpressive one against a now 0-5 Portland State team who can't even win in the FCS, and we haven't gotten any better. Fans wrote that off as early season jitters, but it's proven to be exactly who we are.

Yeah, SJSU and UMass are awful, but so is BYU and both those teams are presumptively better than Portland State. In my mind those games are toss-ups at this point until BYU proves they have in some way improved.

FPI currently gives BYU less than a 50% shot at winning 5 out of the last 7 and making a bowl game, and I think that's generous. 5-8 may be the ceiling this year if there's not a marked turnaround.

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Re: Article: Money is Killing BYU Football

Post by BroncoBot » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:28 pm

snoscythe wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:34 pm
I've seen absolutely nothing that gives me confidence BYU will win 5 more games this season.

Our only win has been an unimpressive one against a now 0-5 Portland State team who can't even win in the FCS, and we haven't gotten any better. Fans wrote that off as early season jitters, but it's proven to be exactly who we are.

Yeah, SJSU and UMass are awful, but so is BYU and both those teams are presumptively better than Portland State. In my mind those games are toss-ups at this point until BYU proves they have in some way improved.

FPI currently gives BYU less than a 50% shot at winning 5 out of the last 7 and making a bowl game, and I think that's generous. 5-8 may be the ceiling this year if there's not a marked turnaround.
This is correct. Only addition is that I believe BYU CAN beat everyone on the remaining schedule (except Miss St.). They have the talent to beat these teams, just got to get everything clicking, especially on offense. I also, have low expectations the rest of the year though. BYU is bad, but it's not for lack of talent. the right spark could go a long ways.

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