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a few BYU-related quotes from CSU head coach Sonny Lubick's Weekly Press Conference (courtesy the CSU Media Relations Department):
On BYU's team, after losing two All-MWC players: "They're like USC, teams that have real good solid programs. They look bigger than they've ever looked on the offensive line, that's where all that starts. There are a lot of juniors and seniors in their offensive line, which they always have. Their quarterback this year is getting better every game. But they're not going to drop off. They might take a dip, and as those guys get experience they'll get pretty good. They have a player on defense, No. 41 [Bryan Kehl] who looks like he's as good as we've seen in this conference on defense for a long time. BYU is good on offense and solid on defense, also."
On the BYU football team's tradition: "They are a classy, good football program. They have good tradition and players. They have a solid program with a lot of resources. There's only been one dip in the program in the last 20 years. In the 14 years I've been here, BYU has always been the team to beat. Their coach puts it together and keeps it together. A team like those guys is not going to stay down. The Utah coach will get mad at me for saying that, but Utah's a good team too."
On an unfair advantage from the mission that many BYU players take: "That's part of their deal. We used to say that, and then we beat them a couple times and didn't say that anymore. It might help them a little bit. Sure, it does. They have to set their program up for that. That's been argued for 50 years, but that's the way it is. They're a little bigger."
On the challenge of playing BYU: "They always have a good quarterback. I've never heard of them having a bad quarterback. This quarterback is getting better by the day. And the reason they get better is they have a good passing attack. They are the best we've played against - throwing to backs and tight ends, and getting their backs out of the backfield. They've been doing that for 20 years."