Conference News and Notes

BYU is in negotiations to play a home and home with Tulane possibly starting next season, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. A quote from the article ” That would stay within the current trend of playing two BCS teams (ASU, FSU), a respectable mid-major (Tulane) and Utah State.”

What a second!!! Tulane is a respectable mid-major? That points out a few things one BYU is giving Tulane way too much credit and second that they do not respect Utah State at all. Tulane plays in the Superdome and it is embarrassing when they barely meet the 15,000 attendance requirement and in a 70,000 seat stadium it is sad.

If the ink ever gets dry Tulane is a fine opponent, because BYU also has non-conference games with Florida State and Arizona State next year.

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall has announced he will not redshirt strong legged kicker Justin Sorensen and could see plenty of time by using him for kick off duty and long field goals. In high school Sorensen kick a 63 yard field goal.

Utah Ute running back Matt Asiata is still limping after rolling his ankle last week and is only doing individual drills at practice. The ankle was not hurt too severely but the injury has lingered longer then thought and is about 70 percent right now.

Utah Quarterback Brian Johnson looked real good on Monday during a scrimmage and “He threw a bomb on a 50-yard rope,” Coach Whittingham said. This is good news for Ute fans, because it now seems that Johnson’s shoulder is finally 100% after his shoulder injury last year.

News out in Laramie, Coach Joe Glenn announced the two deep depth chart and the big news is that the starting quarterback was named as well.  The position battle was with Karsten Sween and junior college transfer Dax Crum, and Gleen announced that Crum is the starter on opening day against Ohio.  Prior to arriving to Wyoming Crum was Honorable Mention National Junior College Athletic Association All-America honors while leading Mesa Community College of Mesa, Ariz., to a 9-2 record and a number eight national ranking.

Utah, San Diego State, New Mexico and BYU have scrimmages today, and more updates will be provided after they are completed.

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