FanShot on BYU


"In B.Y.U.’s favor: wonderful coaching; a terrific offensive line; depth at the receiver corps; and talent in the secondary. These factors alone should prevent the Cougars from losing more than four games. What are the concerns? The Cougars are sure to lose a significant amount of production at the quarterback position, at least in the passing game; perhaps Nelson, if he’s the starter, can offset that decline with his legs. Losing Unga also hurts, even if the Cougars don’t lack for depth in the backfield. No one player is going to replace his talents, however, with B.Y.U. instead going with a by-committee approach. The defensive line will break in a pair of new starters at end, with the linebacker corps breaking in three new starters. So all is not perfect. Nevertheless, there remains far more good than bad. Begin with Mendenhall, one of the nation’s finest non-B.C.S. conference coaches. Even with the lost talent, B.Y.U. has a better, deeper, more athletic roster than all but two teams in the Mountain West; those two teams, of course, are T.C.U. and Utah." FSU draws BYU in late September in Tallahassee after winning last year in Provo. I have no doubts that FSU is the better team. However, I do think some 'Nole fans are starting to confuse "overrated" with "bad". BYU is far from a bad football team and they are capable of winning in Tally. It's just not likely. Excellent preview from Paul Myerberg and I highly recommend it.