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Friend Becomes Foe for BYU

Gary Crowton

In the cinematic classic Star Wars, Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi faces his former apprentice Darth Vader. As the duel begins, Vader greets Obi Wan with the line: "The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master." Although not in a galaxy far, far away, the 2006 Las Vegas Bowl will feature a reunion with similar role reversal.

BYU fans can thank Gary Crowton for many of the players who were instrumental in BYU's success and return to glory this year. Back in 2002, Coach Crowton started his recruiting at BYU with a bang. He beat out Norm Chow of USC as well as UCLA, Nebraska, and Oregon for the services of offensive linemen Jake Kuresa. He also snatched Brighton High School star Bryan Kehl away from Coach McBride of... Recommended Stories