Lickety Split wrote:
- 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!
- More BYU apologetics w/"tired" explainations
* They disguise "service" as proselyzing.
* They feign that their 19 & 20 year old "missionaries" gaining 20lbs & losing 2 x years of intense training are insurmountable metabolism & aerobic gaps that their now 21 year-old "redshirt" likely born/raised at ALTITUDE cannot close as they prepare for their Cougar debut as 22 year-old Freshmen w/talent.
- Just leave it alone BYU ...
- Cougars taking advantage of teenagers.