Eric Drage: BYU Football, Then and Now

Brett RichinsSenior Analyst IDecember 15, 2010

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 16:  Head coach Bronco Mendenhall of the BYU Cougars heads his team against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas.  TCU beat BYU 31-3. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Let me start by saying I am excited to be a part of Deep Shades of Blue!

Thanks to Brett for the invite and I look forward to sharing the little bit of knowledge and insight I have. I hope to be able to provide you with a player’s perspective, even if it is “very old school”!

I am excited about the Cougs making it to a bowl, regardless of the situation. The extra practice time will be invaluable to such a young team. Plus it will be a great reward for righting the ship.

Times sure have changed!

I remember if we had bad weather, practicing in the Smith Field House on the west end where we could only run curls and slants! We used to pray for snow so practice would be easy.

Not sure if Bronco has the red-line to heaven yet or not. Lavell used to make the call when we were in meetings and we’d come out for practice and the blizzard would stop and we’d have to go outside!

I’m glad Bronco puts so much emphasis on winning these bowls. Not that we didn’t want to win when I played, but truly they seemed to be rewards for good seasons and maybe we could have taken them a bit more serious.

Prediction for the game: BYU 38 UTEP 10. (Prediction for the other bowl Boise St. 42 TUN 7. Is that wrong to put on here? Haha.)

Anyway, I really am looking forward to posting on here from time to time. Hopefully it will either 1) give you something to think about, 2) make you laugh or 3) make you mad! If there isn’t emotion involved, it isn’t worth discussing!

Eric Drage