BYU football: What Steve Young, Tom Holmoe said to ex-Latter-day Saint fan

Fans cheer as BYU and Arizona State compete during an NCAA college football game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

Shafkat Anowar, Deseret News

Twitter user @OchoZaco describes himself as “not your traditional BYU fan.” And in a recent tweet, he made it clear what he means.

“I’m gonna be vulnerable. I love BYU! I got my degree there. I met my wife there. Despite us being ex-LDS now, we cherish our time at BYU. And we are still HUGE fans of @BYUfootball. Hope there’s still room in this crowd for people like us,” he said on July 27.

In the days since it was posted, Zac’s message has caught the attention of some of Cougar Nation’s biggest stars. Prominent BYU leaders and alums, including current athletic director Tom Holmoe and Hall-of-Fame quarterback Steve Young, have said there’s room in BYU fandom for those who are not affiliated with or active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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