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BYU is as obnoxious as they come

Summarized by Kent Larsen

BYU is as obnoxious as they come
Seattle WA Post-Intelligencer 7Sep99 L3
By Ted Miller: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Reporter

Yes, BYU has a squeaky-clean image and a strict honor code, but University of Washington football players say that BYU's team needles and riles opponents as much as any other team. Huskies wide receiver Dane Looker says, "They're not very reserved. They talk as much as anybody." Tailback Willie Hurst agrees, "I was thinking, 'These guys aren't supposed to be like this.' They surprised me. They talk a lot."

Post-Intelligencer reporter Ted Miller polled many Huskies players ahead of BYU's game against the Huskies this week, and nearly every player he talked to said that BYU trash-talked as much as any team, and sometimes went beyond trash-talking. Linebacker Lester Towns says they got personal and offensive. "They called us a lot of names. It got pretty bad, especially if you were a black player."But Towns doesn't think that BYU players were necessarily racist, "I think it was a mind game," he said. "I don't know if they really feel that way or if they were trying to get us out of our game. Some guys came back to the huddle pretty upset."

Through a BYU Spokesperson, BYU coach LaVell Edwards called the accusations ridiculous and refused further comment.

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