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Catching up with Kehl Vol. VIII

8 November 2008 Deep Shades of Blue 8 Comments

“I was up late last night – didn’t’ leave Applebee’s until about 11:30.  Thanks to their Direct TV sports package, that has become my hotspot every week for the last few months.  Drum roll please….they actually have the Mtn. network!!!! I know, it takes a second to sink in.  So anyway, every Saturday afternoon of the college football season has found me at Applebee’s cheering loudly for my Cougs.  In fact, when the poor Huskies had their PAT blocked, preserving a Y victory – I was yelling so loud everyone in the restaurant certainly thought I was a lunatic.

What was I doing last night – oh nothin much, just cheering on my most hated enemy, the manifestation of all evil as I know it…the Utes!! A Dirty, Nasty, but nonetheless Necessary evil.

Thanks to a stumble in Fort Worth (that was a ROUGH Thursday night at Applebee’s in Clifton, NJ – the waitresses thought I was gonna explode) – we were knocked out of the drivers seat in regards to our goals of a Conference Championship and January bowl bid.  BUT, as I told some of the guys in Provo after that game – we were still on the bus.  Well, thanks to our friendly foes, this time clad in black, to the north – we are back in the driver’s seat…controllers of our own destiny.  What more can you ask for – November 22nd will be for all the marbles!!

A couple answers to questions:

Ralph, on October 10th, 2008 at 9:01 am Said:
Could you get Brian to comment on Giants GM Jerry Reese?

Ralph, I absolutely love Jerry Reese.  He is a very hands on GM, and it has paid off for all to see – one of the best Super Bowl victories ever last year, and a possible defense in the big show again this year.  Talking to some of the veterans on the team who have been in 4 or 5 other organizations – they say the Giants are hugely unique in the depth we have at EACH position (i.e., how many teams can say that their Quarterback AND backup QB are both 1st overall draft picks – plus one of the NFL’s best O Lines to protect the investments at Quarterback) and that is largely due to the wisdom of Reese in how he built this team and the guys he went after.  He is a great person, a great GM – and I think there are only good things to come with him in that position.

Allan, on October 10th, 2008 at 10:03 pm Said:
Bryan is the kind of quality person any young lady would be proud to bring home to meet her parents!

As it stands, Bryan has been dating a senior BYU cheer leader. She’s barely 5 feet tall.

Now, if I were the physical specimen that he is…I would want to marry volleyball, basketball or track star.

Bryan, we want to see 4 or 5 son’s of Bryan Kehl playing Cougar football in the future, not gymnasts!

You are the best!

Allan, I really appreciate your kind words and support.  I too hope to see 4 or 5 of my kids playing in Cougar Blue.
PS That cheerleader wants you to know she’s 5’4″  ;)”

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  • Kiyoshige said:

    Thanks for this post and all others by our players!. Just happy to find someone else who “restaurant hops” to find the establishments that carry “the MTN”.

    I can never convince the places to put us on the BIG SCREEN, I’m usually the one off in the corner on the 8″ TV yelling like a maniac.

  • cougarblueutehater said:

    Bryan, its so great to hear your surviving jersey! i served in the morristown mission and served in the clifton/rutherford/paterson area…..are you living in jersey? or new york? Hope you enjoy your time there! thanks for being a great example to us all!!!

  • QC Coug said:

    Thanks Bryan for the update! I’m now looking for updates on Giant’s game to see how you are doing. Congrats on dating someone north of 5′ tall…. maybe you should ask Quinn to lay out some X’s and O’s on how to “seal” the deal for his next post! :-)

    Not to turn this into a mission reunion, but cougarblueutehater, I served in the NJ Morristown Mission as well and also pounded the streets of paterson, passaic, west new york, etc from 1995-1997….

    Go COUGS!

  • Petey said:

    Bryan, from a fellow Brighton little leaguer(No, I highly doubt you’d remember me), it’s fun to see the success you’re having. Keep up the good work.

    Go Skyline ;)

  • Alex said:

    I’m a Utah fan, but I can say that I wouldn’t mind seeing Brian Kehls kids playing college football for BYU. It would be exciting.

  • Dave said:

    I don’t know if you will be in Arizona the Saturday before you play the Cards, but if you are there is a place pretty close to their stadium that will be showing the BYU/Utah game. It is called funuguys sports grill. Just thought you might want to know.

  • Neil Calderwood said:

    You are the man. I asked you to take some pix with my grandsons at the Albuquerque game in 07, and other games, and you were always great. I talked to your dad after several games this year, and he is almost breathless with pride in you, me too.

    Great job in the NFL.

  • Mark said:

    How are things going in StLouis? I haven’t had the chance to catch any games so far and won’t get to see you play until the KC-StLouis game…how is David Nixon doing? I saw him play against the Chiefs in Houston…he played really well and helped the Texans beat my Chiefs but I never rout against a BYU guy even if he’s on the other team…So I will be looking for you and Nixon when we roll into StL in 3 weeks…
    Are you still on special teams? Where do they have you playing on D left or right side LB? Great year for the Rams no doubt, Sam Bradford looks like he’s healed up from the beat down he suffered at the hands of the Cougs…I’m sure you and Nixon don’t spare him any grief over that…I know I wouldn’t…but Sam’s a great kid and from the looks of it going to be a stud under center! best of luck and if the Chiefs can’t get it done I’ll pull for the guys on the east end of I 70!
    Rise and Shout and thanks for the swag again while I was in Afghanistan! You’re the best!

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