Cougar Cuts and Quotes: May 14th, 2015

News and Notes:

Criddle: “Teams can no longer advertise their satellite camps online or on social media.”

Jorgensen: “One place where snail mail is very useful is when you send hand written letters to recruits.”

Jorgensen: “In coaching there’s nothing like the opportunity to talk face to face with a recruit.”

Jorgensen: “I have a problem with all the rules that the NCAA is doing to even the playing field.”

Jorgensen: “If they really want to make it even, they need to spread out the wealth.”

Criddle: “Alani was given a $17,500 signing bonus and Paul Lasike received a $500 signing bonus, money is money, but I like more money.”

How We See It:

Twestion: How do BYU fans in the state of Utah feel about becoming Utah State donors?

Jorgensen: “How on earth did this pass? I’m calling my state senator.”

Criddle: “Is Logan that bad? Is there a lack of donors? How’s the economy?”

Jorgensen: “The gap between the have’s and the have not’s is getting bigger and bigger and it’s not going to change.”

Jorgensen: “Utah State is trying to find any way that they can to find a way to compete.”

4:30 Segment:

Criddle: “If you don’t have a vision of what your life is going to be, you don’t have have anything to work towards, it’s difficult to get your butt out of bed and be motivated.”

Criddle: “Guy Holliday is a guy who can help you see that vision.”

Criddle: “Bronco once said “I will never get tired of holding you accountable” I was scared because Bronco was so intense. I knew that we’d see the fruits of it and we did.”

Criddle: “I think Bronco has kind of gotten tired and Guy Holliday has kind of shaken him awake again.”

Criddle: “Guy points out a scripture, the story of the prodigal son and going out of your way to help the 1 who needs your help.”

Criddle: “Bronco may have gotten tired and thought it would be easier to get the 99 rather than working to help the 1.”

Cougar Insider Report:

Criddle: “Some people like to come out and golf in bad weather, it gives themselves another barrier or challenge to hurdle.”

Criddle: “Brandon Davies is playing overseas with Chalon in France, he hasn’t played in the last couple of weeks because teams can only have 5 international players on their active roster.”

Criddle: “Everyone needs to jump on the bandwagon for Jimmer to go to Europe, only at that point he will rise up and become an all-star in the NBA.”

Matt Brown Interview:

Jorgensen: “For like 10 straight years I would watch 4 episodes (of saved by the bell) everyday after school.”

Brown: “Yeah Jim Harbaugh was on an episode, I should know more about that.”

Brown: “If you have expenses like laundry or travel you might not be able to pay for that so the COA is helping you out.”

Brown: “The COA is supposed to be regulated by some calculation, but some people are doing anything that they want.”

Brown: “If you check my mentions on twitter, I have been blasted by Utah State fans online.”

Brown: “So I may know more about football and this situation, but Utah State fans know more swear words than me.”

Brown: “I find it completely ridiculous that they made the claim that if they don’t do this the economy will dry up.”

Brown: “The only people who are up in arms about this are school administrators.”

Brown: “You can’t get enough people to Logan to really make a big difference in the economy.”

Brown: “They only have 25,000 people who can fit in their stadium and it’s a cheap ticket.”

Brown: “I would love to see someone box Newt Gingrich. I don’t think he’d be good but it’d be good to watch.”

Jorgensen: “How about Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh?”

Brown: “That’d be like a pillow fight, we can’t watch that much TV.”

Brown: “I’m still a little worried about the secondary and the depth on the offensive line for BYU.”

Brown: “If they start the season good and stay healthy then it’s possible, but you can never guess.”

Brown: “I’m doing research about a new sport.. Quidditch.”

Brown: “Apparently there’s a Quidditch world cup and they’re trying to find legitimate athletes who could come and help out with this.”

Jasen and Chaz Ah You Interview:

Criddle: “(To Jasen) I played with your brother Matt and he was a great player, he ended up transferring to Utah State.”

Criddle: “Now Jasen, you’ve coached at Snow, Utah, and now you’re at Westlake HS.”

J Ah You: “Football is in our blood, we love the sport.”

J Ah You: “I was teaching my nephew the Janimal’s signature move the double swipe.”

J Ah You: “We have some good talent here at Westlake so hopefully Chaz can focus on playing Safety and Receiver.”

Criddle: “What’s your favorite position to play?”

C Ah You: “I like playing Free Safety, I like the physicality of it.”

C Ah You: “I like the technique, it let’s you be more athletic and be a part of the game.”

Criddle: “I loved playing Free Safety, you’re the centerfielder, a part of both the run game and the pass game.”

Jorgensen: “Is that the position you want to play at the next level?”

C Ah You: “Yeah definitely.”

C Ah You: “BYU, Utah, Utah State, Oregon State, Washington State, Washington, Hawaii, and Oklahoma State have offered me.”

C Ah You: “USC and UCLA have both been courting me and I plan on attending their camp.”

C Ah You: “My first official offer was from BYU.”

Criddle: “Does that hold any weight with you?”

C Ah You: “Yeah, they were the first ones to see something in me and it means a lot that they showed some love to me.”

C Ah You: “I’ve been down to Provo a lot, I probably have the whole campus memorized.”

J Ah You: “I graduated from BYU, my wife graduated from BYU, it runs through our veins.”

J Ah You: “You take out football and it’s a great institution with the church’s involvement.”

J Ah You: “Football does hurt it a little bit, my brothers didn’t have the best experience there and they are a deep part of Chaz’s recruitment.”

C Ah You: “My uncle’s told me to go to a school that will get everything out of me both on and off the field. I want to go to a school that will help me in the future.”

C Ah You: “I am preparing to play for the next level but you always have to have that Plan B.”

Jorgensen: “Chaz, tell us what you’re summer looks like.”

C Ah You: “I have a packed summer, I’m going to UCLA, USC, and possibly Oregon. I’ll also be going down to St. George for the All Poly Sports Camp.”

C Ah You: “I haven’t gotten any calls from Oregon but have gotten some letters and they said they want to see me in person.”

J Ah You: “Sophomore’s can’t talk to coaches on the phone.”

Criddle: “That’s right you’re only going to be a junior this year.”

Criddle: “I find that the state of Utah gets kind of disrespected when it comes to football recruiting.”

C Ah You: “I get made fun of when I go out of state, kids find out where I’m from and they’re like, ‘Yeah, we’d be ballers too if we were from Utah.'”

J Ah You: “From a young age, Chaz wrote down all his goals and what he wanted to accomplish athletically and taped it up to his wall.”

J Ah You: “It makes it easier to support your kids when they are driven to achieve their goals.”

J Ah You: “He’s very humble yet confident, he knows what he wants to accomplish.”

J Ah You: “Going out of state there are a lot of kids from all over the country competing to be recognized as the best out there.”

C Ah You: “I plan on taking the process slow and letting it play out. I will commit when I am a senior.”

6:00 Segment:

Jorgensen: “I think it’s a huge blessing for Chaz to have all this knowledge on how to work out and how to balance everything and go through the process.”

Criddle: “One thing that was awesome is that they said that he work hard for his success.”

Criddle: “I don’t know about you but I didn’t make goals until my Sophomore or Junior year of High School.”

Jorgensen: “A lot of times, you need to remind kids to work hard but not him, he is out there working hard to accomplish his goals.”

Criddle: “One thing that’s cool is that you get to go and travel with your team and have those experiences.”

Wrubell: “KC, Chase, Davis, Emery, Nate Austin if he’s healthy, Toolson, Seljaas, and Corbin Kaufusi are the locks.”

Criddle: “For the last five I do think that Calvert will go, I don’t think Ainge will make it. I think it’s Chatman, Calvert, or Hartsock.”

Jorgensen: “I am a little surprised about Seljaas but I think all these guys who are going to be around for a few years in a row need to stay together and build some chemistry.”

Criddle: “I don’t know how good Chatman is at handling the rock but I do think that Calvert has the leg up as the back up point guard.”

6:30 Segment:

Mauss: “I guess this is breaking news, we were discussing with Matt Brown about Quidditch and there is a Provo Quidditch club and a BYU Quidditch club.”

Jorgensen: “I want to beat up all these nerds that are playing Quidditch.”

Jorgensen: “We need to go and get the Larpers to go and beat up the Quidditch players.”

Criddle: “There was a time I walked into the walk on locker room and I saw a kid weaving chainmail.”

Criddle: “I asked him what he was doing and he said he was a larper.”

Criddle: “I feel like as Mormon men, we are used to sharing our feelings once a month on the stand during fast and testimony meeting.”

Jorgensen: “I want to pick up all the nerds, dunk them in the toilet and give them a swirley.”

Jorgensen: “We have some former teammates who said that they went and did some larping and said that it was the funnest thing they ever did.”

Jorgensen: “They got hit in the arm and couldn’t use it anymore but once they got the hang of it they dominated them.”

Random Thoughts:

Jorgensen: “I go to work and wear a name tag and people walk up to me and say ‘Yon?'”

Norton: “It’s a little wet here in Santa Clara, the game is being pushed back an hour and it’s a big series for BYU.”

Norton: “There are 6 teams vying for the last 3 sports in the WCC tournament.”

Norton: “Brandon Kinser is going to start tonight he normally starts on Friday’s but they think he could be a quick turn around and thrown on Monday.”


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