Horse Movie and Hallmark Decisions

The BYU football team and coaches took the morning off from practice today and went to watch the inspirational horse racing movie "Seabiscuit."

Head coach Gary Crowton and his assistant coaches served the popcorn and sodas for the players. "It's only fair. They do so much for me and the other coaches, so we felt that we could do something for them. It was just a good experience for the team to relax and enjoy a real inspiring movie."

Crowton, meanwhile, continues discussions with coaches to finalize personnel and depth chart decisions. Initially, they will decide on which players to redshirt in their freshmen class – specifically linebackers David Nixon, Dan Van Sweden and tight end Philip Niu.

A redshirt decision on standout offensive lineman Scott Young will be made later. "We won't decide on Young for a while. It may not be until three or four games into the season until we decide on what to do with Scott Young's redshirt option," Crowton said.

The team held a light afternoon practice at LaVell Edwards Stadium before several thousand fans for the annual BYU "watermelon bust." Each player was introduced to the assembled crowd and Crowton gave brief remarks. Afterward, the players signed autographs and watermelon was served.


* Defensive end C.J. Ah You injured his knee in today's workout. He is scheduled for a surgical procedure tomorrow (Friday) to determine the severity. Indications are that it is not serious and he may be ready for the Georgia Tech game.

* Running back Reynaldo Brathwaite was out of town today attending to his sick grandmother. It was not certain when he'll return.

* One of the Fisher twins, freshman offensive lineman Scott Fisher has decided to transfer to Dixie State Junior College. He made the decision Wednesday after practice, according to Coach Crowton.

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