It's easy to forget how ridiculously improbable the BYU football story is
a private religious school on the Wasatch Front with zero meaningful football tradition prior to the 1970s somehow.....
wins a natty?
has a Heisman winner?
has five straight All American QBs?
plays a central role in changing the way offense is played not just at the college level but the NFL level?
sends back to back Super Bowl winning QBs to the NFL?
sends two coaching alumni on to win Super Bowls and others to the highest levels?
ends up attracting top 30 nationwide attendance averaged over three decades?
wins two Outland trophies and a Doak?
the list is a lot longer, but I think most of us are so immersed in the story that we lose sight of how totally absurd it is that BYU ever became a nationally prominent and competitive football program.
Here's to it staying that way for decades to come.
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-- PortlandUte (such an honest man)
"When it came time for me to select a university, my first choice was BYU here in Provo; however, I did not qualify. Not academically, because I had worked through high school more than I had studied, nor financially, because I could not afford to live away from home. Hence the option I chose was to attend the University of Utah, where I could live at home, work locally, and attend school full-time. Sometimes we need to be willing to adjust our goals and modify our plans while never losing sight of the desired end result."