Loyal Cougars

Podcast 132: A Bad Weekend in BYU Sports

The boys walk you through a tough weekend for BYU sports fans. What should we take away from the disheartening loss to Washington in the Fight Hunger Bowl? Are Bronco or Robert Anae be on the hot seat? Should they be? They also look forward into what we might expect from the 2014 season.

It doesn’t look any prettier when they talk hoops, and that was before the Cougs lost their second straight conference game. What’s to blame for this terrible stretch? Can the Cougars recover?

And finally, they finish previewing all the bowl games from New Year’s Day on.



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  1. Dr. Nick

    January 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Gravity is hands-down the best movie of 2013. Even my wife loved it. Get a babysitter and go watch it now.

  2. Dr. Nick

    January 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I was about ready to yell at Matt for daring to say that the offense was not better this year than it was during last year’s tragicomedy staring Riley Nelson’s cracked vertebrae, but if you actually look it up BYU’s S&P+ rating for offense was significantly better (8 points, to be exact) last year than it was this year.

    I guess I was scarred so badly by the Utah and Boise games last year that I can’t accept the idea that the offense last year came out ranked #44 in the nation.

  3. Dr. Nick

    January 3, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I think you have to give Anae another year. Yes, the offense was not good, the offensive line was really bad, and Anae is no RichRod when it comes to the spread-n-shred. However, switching offensive systems is really hard (unless you have Gus Malzahn, who is a wizard) and unless Bronco is absolutely sure he has a better replacement just waiting for his call, he should give his team another season to master the offense and give Anae another year to develop players (specifically offensive linemen who can pass block and receivers not named Hoffman who can run routes). Bringing in a new OC with a new system 3 times in 4 years is a recipe for another lost season in 2014.