11 weeks from now the season will start for BYU Football as they take on the Utes.
11 weeks away! I sort of feel like this is the beginning of the end of football feeling really far away. Starting tomorrow we will be able to say it is 10 weeks and six days away, which is still quite a while but it doesn’t feel far away necessarily. We are also approaching the middle of the month of June.
Last night, the St. Louis Blues made history by winning their first ever Stanley Cup in game seven against the Boston Bruins. The win came after 50 years in the league which was the longest drought and time to go without winning the championship.
In college football, it sort of seems like it is the same teams year after year in the championship. But if we look at the grand spectrum of things we see that college football and sports in general are so dynamic that a dynasty that appears to be there one decade is suddenly an irrelevant team the next decade.
For example, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Penn, Colgate, Lafayette, Cornell and Chicago are all teams who can claim to have won National Championships, with the first two being two of the most dominant teams in the history of college football.
Some BYU fans are getting anxious as to why the Cougars aren’t elite or even a top 25 every season when they see teams like Auburn, Oregon and Clemson always in the top 25. But in ten years those teams likely won’t be where they are today and perhaps Boston College, Rutgers and Oregon State will be the elite teams people compare their own team to.
Today’s player features someone who played during the time when BYU was an elite team and won a National Championship.