Good news: Ului Lapuaho will be back next year

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Good news: Ului Lapuaho will be back next year

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Re: Good news: Ului Lapuaho will be back next year

Post by frdbtr » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:18 pm

Isn't the fact that the players aren't executing a problem with coaching?

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Re: Good news: Ului Lapuaho will be back next year

Post by hawkwing » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:32 am

Glad he'll be back.

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Re: Good news: Ului Lapuaho will be back next year

Post by Fido » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:41 am

frdbtr wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:18 pm
Isn't the fact that the players aren't executing a problem with coaching?
Only to an extent. At some point players must get the job done. Coaches don’t have an Xbox controller over there.

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Re: Good news: Ului Lapuaho will be back next year

Post by hawkwing » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:11 am

Fido wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:41 am
frdbtr wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:18 pm
Isn't the fact that the players aren't executing a problem with coaching?
Only to an extent. At some point players must get the job done. Coaches don’t have an Xbox controller over there.
Actually, by all accounts they have way too many X-Box controllers over there, that's part of the problem! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Good news: Ului Lapuaho will be back next year

Post by byufan4ever » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:19 am

hawkwing wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:11 am
Fido wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:41 am
frdbtr wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:18 pm
Isn't the fact that the players aren't executing a problem with coaching?
Only to an extent. At some point players must get the job done. Coaches don’t have an Xbox controller over there.
Actually, by all accounts they have way too many X-Box controllers over there, that's part of the problem! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Nice one!!
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Re: Good news: Ului Lapuaho will be back next year

Post by YNot » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:15 pm

I chalk a lot of this year's struggles to inexperience - for both players and the coaching staff.

Over half of our running back touches and over 70% of receptions have come from underclassmen. Think of the injuries this year and how that has affected our team experience and the mess the coaches have dealt with from week to week. And, how many momentum-changing fumbles and dropped passes have we seen from in experienced underclassmen?

Inexperience, injuries, and the tough first half schedule have combined to the disappointing 2-8 record. But, we have seen improvement. We played well enough and beat SJSU. BYU performed better than the average opponent against a top-25 Fresno defense (who held 8-2 SDSU to 3 points and 255 yards)...in the game against a likely MWC championship contender in November on the road.

I'll give the coaching staff and players the benefit of the doubt. There are three games left this year to continue to show improvement ...and a winnable home schedule in 2018. I'll sing a different tune if we finish with 10 losses this year and we're looking at 2-8 next November; but that hasn't happened yet, so there's still a chance for improvement and cause for hope.

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Re: Good news: Ului Lapuaho will be back next year

Post by Fido » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:07 pm

YNot wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:15 pm
I chalk a lot of this year's struggles to inexperience - for both players and the coaching staff.

Over half of our running back touches and over 70% of receptions have come from underclassmen. Think of the injuries this year and how that has affected our team experience and the mess the coaches have dealt with from week to week. And, how many momentum-changing fumbles and dropped passes have we seen from in experienced underclassmen?

Inexperience, injuries, and the tough first half schedule have combined to the disappointing 2-8 record. But, we have seen improvement. We played well enough and beat SJSU. BYU performed better than the average opponent against a top-25 Fresno defense (who held 8-2 SDSU to 3 points and 255 yards)...in the game against a likely MWC championship contender in November on the road.

I'll give the coaching staff and players the benefit of the doubt. There are three games left this year to continue to show improvement ...and a winnable home schedule in 2018. I'll sing a different tune if we finish with 10 losses this year and we're looking at 2-8 next November; but that hasn't happened yet, so there's still a chance for improvement and cause for hope.
Wow....that is a heckuvalot of leeway.

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Re: Good news: Ului Lapuaho will be back next year

Post by hawkwing » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:15 pm

if BYU never wins another game, I might begin to think that maybe there's a small issue ;)

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Re: Good news: Ului Lapuaho will be back next year

Post by Jarhead » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:14 pm

hawkwing wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:15 pm
if BYU never wins another game, I might begin to think that maybe there's a small issue ;)
Agreed

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