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[18 Nov 2008 | 22 Comments | ]

At this point of the season there really isn’t a person on the field that is 100%. If you have endured 11 games without some sort of injury, you’re a stronger man then I ever was. That being said there are different levels of injury. Harvey is probably the most banged up player on the team, but that’s because of the style. Add in the fact that he touches the ball the most and you have a recipe for some sore Sunday mornings.
Most of Harvey’s injuries will only heal with …

Current Cougars, Lavell Edwards Stadium, Mountain West Conf., On the Road, U of U week »

[17 Nov 2008 | 39 Comments | ]

After thinking about the Cougar’s and Ute’s situations I am left wondering if the build-up and anticipation of Saturday’s game is diminished because of BYU loss? The Utes lived up to their end of the bargain and enter the game with an unblemished record. BYU suffered a demoralizing loss to TCU, but has since rebounded and is once again playing good football.

Mountain West Conf., On the Road, U of U week »

[17 Nov 2008 | 20 Comments | ]

Here are just a few reasons why i love the BYU vs. Utah rivalry. The games have everything a fan could every want. Each game is filled with raw emotion, legal/illegal hits, good plays, bad plays, 4th down conversions and more.
The first video is from BYU’s last win at Rice Eccles and the second video is from Lavells final win against Utah, in Rice Eccles.
The first video picks up around the 2:52 point, I got chills remembering where I was when John threw that pass to Johnny. Enjoy, but don’t …

Air Force Week, Mountain West Conf., Scouting Reports »

[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 …

Air Force Week, Mountain West Conf., Scouting Reports »

[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 …

Air Force Week, Former Cougars, Mountain West Conf., On the Road »

[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′.

Air Force Week, Coaching Staff, Mountain West Conf. »

[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.

Air Force Week, Current Cougars, Mountain West Conf. »

[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-

Air Force Week, Mountain West Conf., X's and O's »

[11 Nov 2008 | 3 Comments | ]

After a defense has successfully defended the veer option and kept their feet against a cut block. The defense next has to respect the Falcons ability when running play action passes. Air Force’s play action is unique because everything looks exactly the same -except for the uncovered linemen.
The running back’s action, the quarterback’s action and the cover lineman’s movements -linemen with a defender in front of them- all do what they would normally do on a run play. On a run play the uncovered linemen have to shoot outward in …

Air Force Week, Former Cougars, Mountain West Conf., X's and O's »

[11 Nov 2008 | 4 Comments | ]

There is another part of Air Forces offense, which makes them unique to defend, cut blocks. It’s not that the cut blocks are vicious or dirty; it’s just that they take a certain amount of focus to defend to insure that you aren’t left lying of your back as a cadet scurries for a first down.