Monday, January 21, 2008
The state of BYU Football
I have to say that I am "well pleased" with the state of BYU football right now. I suffered through mediocrity during my years there, save for the 2001 season. So naturally I am very excited that Bronco has proven to be the perfect man for the job to restore BYU Football to greatness. BYU has had two very solid 11-2 seasons back to back, and they've given us a lot of dramatic and exciting highlights. More importantly, they've won two back to back games over Utah, and two back to back bowl game wins over Pac-10 opponents. (Sara and I were there for the Oregon game-boy was that something for the kid who grew up going to the Oregon games!) Off course, it took the famous blocked kick to save us from a depressing "off-season" and keep us in position for a BCS bowl game next year, but even that has now added to BYU lore. Speaking of next year, it just got a whole lot tougher having UCLA come to Provo next year now that they've hired one of the best college football coaches in the country as their head coach (Rick Neuheisel) and former BYU offensive coordinator (and USC national championship offensive coordinator) Norm Chow. That is going to be a very, very big game--and to be honest, I'm a little worried. But for now, I'm going to enjoy both the memories AND the future possibilities. Go Cougars!