Posts Tagged ‘J.J. DiLuigi’

Brigham Young 2011 Outlook

Posted by    |    May 16th, 2011 at 11:05 am

The Purple Wimple welcomes back Jake, now a recidivist guest contributor about BYU at the Wimple, to look ahead at BYU.

BYU’s last football season started off as a train wreck.  After the loss at Utah State the Cougars were 1-4, their worst start in nearly 40 years.  However, the Cougars gained momentum as the schedule eased up, as quarterback Jake Heaps gained confidence in the pocket, and the defense solidified as Bronco Mendenhall seized the reins in mid-season.  Returning 16 starters (9 offense, 7 defense) the normally terse Bronco Mendenhall stating said this spring, “I loved the way spring practice went.”

LT Matt Reynolds finally has a start in a spring game under his belt. (more…)

TCU’s last shot at BYU

Posted by    |    October 12th, 2010 at 3:32 pm

As Jake Heaps goes, so goes BYU.

It’s ironic: the program that deconstructs two 1A conferences in order to midwife its own independence is having a terrible time re-constructing its own offense.  That such an offensive move could coincide with such a punchless offense is proof God has both a sense of humor, and perhaps less regard for BYU’s tradition than its adherents hope.  Rebuilding is rarely this painful: in almost every category measured by the NCAA, BYU is horribly worse in 2010 than it was in 2009.  Some of this decline isn’t a complete surprise.  Everybody expected dropoff from the passing game.  But did anybody expect BYU to go from 13th to 86th in passing offense,* and 6th to 117th in pass efficiency?  That’s not dropoff, that’s dropout(more…)