Lickety Split wrote:
Why are you putting A/mission next to the BYU guys who didn’t go on one?
Also do you all really think BYU was better this year because of LDS missions? You think Mantz wouldn’t be better now had he not taken 2 years off? And Linkletter and McMillan didn’t serve missions... also they would have Casey Clinger right now if it weren’t for missions so... ya’ll just sound salty.
- BYU is the NCAA equivalent to WCAP. Coach Eyestone works the sequencing which includes both a 2-year Mission & a Red-Shirt year. Couple Age/Maturity with Altitude & Aversion to non-distance running & you have your formula for success. Let's not forget, Eyestone is a helluva coach as well.
- No, Mantz wouldn't be better .... I don't buy that the BYU athletes don't maintain training during their mission year.
They go for two years, not one. Most don't run at all. I went and ran maybe a couple of times in two years. I did walk up and down a million flights of stars and usually rode a bike to our work areas a couple miles/day but that was it Read up on Henry Marsh's career. He came back 20-lbs or so overweight! Mants beat McDonald in high school and might be as good as him if he hand't taken two years off. Baxter is 24 I believe on NAUs team. Going on missions doesn't give a running advantage. If so, then go do some service yourself for some group and come back stronger!