Wild Blue Yonder : The High Flying Story of BYU Football by Dick Harmon

By Dick Harmon

Trainer LaVell Edwards took over a software 25 years in the past that used to be unknown. He was once confident that the one technique to win used to be to throw the ball and throw it he did. The Brigham younger college Cougars have emerged as the best traditions within the background of faculty soccer. The Cougars aerial wizardry has replaced the face of faculty soccer giving us Jim McMahon, Marc Wilson, Gifford Nelson, Robbie Bosco, Steve younger and Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer. BYU is now one of many international locations soccer heavy-weights taking part in ahead of 60,000 fanatics each one week, sending dozens of avid gamers to the NFL and showing on nationwide television. Wild Blue Yonder is the hovering saga and authentic background of BYU soccer, what a few humans have referred to as the Mormon Notre Dame.

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Thanks a thousand times over to family and friends who offered encouragement and kindness when we needed long hours, days and weeks to drive this book the length of the field. For AnnaLee Harmon and Sylvia Cameron, no words are enough. Without you, it couldn't have happened. Kudos, too, to the very patient Bob Snodgrass of Addax Publishing Group, who brought this concept to life and then put it into print. And finally, our deepest gratitude to those remarkable people who made this project possible in the first place: the players, coaches and support staff who have turned BYU football into such an amazing success story.

During the entire 1995 season, A&M allowed just eight passing touchdowns. And here these lightly regarded upstarts from the no-name WAC had torched the Aggies for six in a single afternoon. In the press box, a contingent of Texans went from complaining about BYU receivers using illegal picks to blaming A&M's young secondary for making the Cougars look like All-Americans. But in the end, it was BYU's execution, physical conditioning, and mid-season form that did in the Aggies. "Our offensive line was the story of the game," running back Mark Atuaia said.

Page 48 Junior Brian McKenzie was a reliable runner, blocker and pass receiver all season. More defense: Bryon Frisch just won't let Utah quarterback Mike Fouts get away. took a chance," he said. " Sark wound up ripping A&M's famed defense for 536 yards and six touchdown passes. 78. "I've felt good about this team all fall camp, and this was a great effort," Edwards said afterward. "This is a tremendous opening game. I hoped we'd have time to pass. Our offensive line played superb after being a question coming in.

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