The long weekend post-mortem on BYU and Utah is heaped with negativity, criticisms and plenty of nasty stuff from those with degrees from Debbie Downer University. But was there any good? None, say some, and that’s acceptable if muck and mire is your lair. But there were good things if you want to put it in a positive spin and look upward instead of down at potholes.
PROVO — BYU’s last home game was a rerun of the 2017 season. BYU’s defense made a cry for help to its brothers on offense in the fourth quarter in Kalani Sitake’s final home game of the 2017 season in LaVell Edwards Stadium Saturday afternoon. Like most games, this season, the offense, on Senior Day, could not answer the beck and call as UMass defeated BYU 16-10 to hand the Cougars their first losing record at home since 2003, the first nine-loss season since 1955.
The NCAA probe into former BYU guard Nick Emery receiving improper benefits as a student-athlete remains unresolved and no timetable for resolution appears evident. Emery announced last Friday he was withdrawing from school, saying he could not fully give attention to basketball and his academic work while working on private and public issues. There are three camps around all of this. In which fort do you reside? One is to hope/support/give guidance as Emery navigates his troubles.
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Selecting a term
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