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Despite Downturn, Dark Days to Dissipate for BYU

MIKE TANNER

With BYU's young freshmen talent undergoing on-the-field baptism by fire and adversity on both sides of the ball, the Cougars' senior middle linebacker feels like the guest of honor who showed up for the Grand Ball a few years too late.

"We're just getting into the mix of the best stuff. I'm leaving when everything is getting good," said Mike Tanner. "Sure, the offense is young but they are progressing every week. They're getting better. People may not see the little things they are doing better, but man, they're getting better and defensively we're getting better. "I think it's only uphill from here whether we have one or two...

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