Quick take: Do I think BYU's talented? Yes. Do I think they can be the BCS darlings of 2008? No. There's hardly anyone back on defense, this team needs to learn how to start a season well and I also agree with a wise man who pointed out that UCLA will definitely have their Sept.13 showdown circled. The Cougars beat them 17-16 in last year's Las Vegas Bowl. This team just has too many hurdles to clear before I'll get into discussions about the BCS.
My player to watch: QB Max Hall (6-1, 201). The former Arizona State transfer got his chance, and he shined. Hall completed 298-of-496 passes with only 12 interceptions for 3,848 yards and 26 touchdowns. His average of 296 yards per game led the Mountain West Conference.