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[11 Sep 2010 | 37 Comments | ]
Falcons Embarrass the Cougars

Inexplicably, the BYU Cougars seem to lay an egg in one game each season.
In 2009 the Cougars came out flat at home against Florida State after a big victory two weeks earlier over Oklahoma and were drubbed by the Seminoles.
In 2008 the ninth-ranked Cougars failed to show up in Forth Worth and were destroyed by TCU.
In 2007 they were caught with their pants down at Tulsa.
BYU can only hope that Saturday’s performance in Colorado Springs was just such a blip on the radar.
The Cougars were embarrassed 35-14 by players half …

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[8 Sep 2010 | 16 Comments | ]
BYU Takes Aim at Air Force

The Air Force Falcons have never beaten Bronco Mendenhall as a head coach.
Mendenhall and the Cougars are a perfect 5-0 against the Academy since Mendenhall took over the reigns in Provo in 2005.
The all-time series has been dominated by BYU with the Cougars holding a 24-6 edge.
In fact, the Falcons haven’t beaten the Cougars since 2003, a 24-10 victory over a lackluster 4-8 Gary Crowton-led team.
To put it another way, if the Cougars get the win in Colorado Springs this Saturday, it will mark the fourth consecutive Air Force senior …

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[7 Sep 2010 | 17 Comments | ]
The Appearance of Austin Holt is Telling

BYU’s playing of true freshman tight end Austin Holt on Saturday in the Washington game could be an indication to Cougar fans that coaches have some big plans for Holt this season.
With four talented and capable freshmen tight ends on the roster in Mike Muehlmann, Devin Mahina, Richard Wilson and Marcus Mathews, it was thought that Austin could be a candidate to redshirt in 2010.
However, it looks as though his talent was too much to pass on this year, even with the current log jam of talent at the position.
His …

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[15 Nov 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

Everyone understands that this game is going to be close.
BYU’s offense moved the ball effectively throughout the first quarter and part of the second quarter. Then our offense decided to jump off-sides, hold, jump off-sides, P and I and the list goes on. We need to tighten up our offensive execution so we can keep AFA’s offense off the field.

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[14 Nov 2008 | 7 Comments | ]

Watching the Air Force defense is like seeing a reflection of BYU’s defense. They are very similar in scheme, size and effort. Well, our defense might have a slight size and speed advantage.
They run a 3-4 with an outside linebacker putting his hand down every once in a while. They run a lot of twist stunts up front and blitz linebackers and safeties in key situations. Their pass rush, like ours, is most efficient if the DB’s provide adequate coverage to allow the lineman time to get a sack.  Besides Jake …

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[14 Nov 2008 | 11 Comments | ]

A lot has been posted this week about Air Force’s offense.  BYU will need to defend a good option offense while still recognizing the play action.  Their option style has changed since freshman Tim Jefferson has taken the reins. He has the ability to stretch the field and make sound decisions with the ball despite his inexperience.
Schematically the offense takes on some different dimensions with Jefferson in the game. He isn’t the tough runner that Carney was, but he instead excels when he is in open space or on the …

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[13 Nov 2008 | 8 Comments | ]

This is probably the funniest thing I remember from the Air Force games. It was in 2005 when Cameron Jensen was roaming the middle at linebacker -Kelly Poppinga did something similar, but I remember it more distinctively from 05′-06′.

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[13 Nov 2008 | 40 Comments | ]

Without looking into contracts or incentives -or anything like that. I would like to hear what everyone is thinking about our coaching staff sticking around for future seasons. I am not saying that I think anyone is leaving, but with the success the program’s had in the past few years, I can imagine there are a few programs that are in need to some quality coaches.

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[12 Nov 2008 | 11 Comments | ]

The Air Force practice week is unique to say the least. Each day the game draws closer the Coaches work harder and harder to insure every player is keeping their eyes in the right spots and performing their individual assignments.
Scout team players tend to pick-up the tempo as they sense the Coaching staffs urgency throughout the week. Gone are the Wednesday’s with little contact and less running. Helmet practices turn into

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[12 Nov 2008 | 16 Comments | ]

Our defense is probably approaching this game with some mixed feelings. On one hand BYU has won nine games this season and extended their home winning streak to 18 games. On the other hand BYU has shown considerable weaknesses in five of those nine wins.
BYU fans are left to question what team will show up in Colorado Springs on Saturday? Will the team that pummeled UCLA and Wyoming show up or will the team from the TCU and Washington -both road games-