3-Year Look at BYU Football Schedule

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3-Year Look at BYU Football Schedule
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2012 was an immense disappointment for BYU football fans.

It was supposed to be the year for senior Riley Nelson, and the school had a schedule as good as any outside the Top 10 teams in the country. The biggest disappointment this year was, of course, the loss to Utah. At least the 5-7 Utes didn't just run away with the game by 40 points, and BYU made it look respectable by the final score.

Following Utah, the losses at Boise State and San Jose State really stung a team that could have won both of those games. The loss to Oregon State was the giveaway. The game showed that BYU just wasn't in it. It was the game that, had BYU been coached to its potential, would have been the lone loss on a stellar year proving to football fans everywhere BYU deserves the respect its fans think it does.

The loss to Notre Dame is understandable as it is the No. 1 team in the country and is going to play for the national championship. Let it be clearly said that, had BYU coaching been just 30 yards more efficient and that one interception was done by an ailing QB, Notre Dame would not be playing for the national championship.

The pain and suffering of an underperforming BYU for 2012 is almost over. With Lark at the helm, BYU can be expected to beat San Diego State in the Poinsettia Bowl. With Nelson at the helm, BYU will play an inspired defensive game due to the run defense scheme Bronco employs, and will lose in a close one.

2012 is the year that was. It is a shame James Lark will not be there for the next three years to prove he deserved to be a starter instead of Riley Nelson. The man who will get his opportunity for the next three years will be Taysom Hill. He will face the best competition BYU has ever played against.

Let's look ahead at the next three years. 

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