Dick Harmon: BYU legends offer support, praise for Cougar quarterback Taysom Hill
Detmer makes such a statement because of Hill’s running ability. It is uncanny. He has rushed 142 times for a net of 841 yards (gross 1,014 yards), eight touchdowns and a 5.9 yard-per-carry average. He averages 105.1 yards a game, the top rush leader on a squad that has another 100-yards-a-game rusher in Jamaal Williams. Hill has rushed 34 times in a game. He’s had a 259-yard rush game. He’s had a three-TD rush game and ripped off a 68-yard touchdown run. BYU quarterbacks simply do not do that.
Said Detmer: “I don’t know that he’s a better runner than Luke Staley and I don’t think he’s a better passer than me, but you put it all together and he’s probably better all-around. They’ve got to keep him healthy with all he’s asked to do. He’s definitely one of the best all-around players to ever play there.”
Hype aside, this is a big week for Hill and his Cougars in Madison.
It may be the most meaningful month of November for a BYU quarterback in a very long time.
Dick Harmon, Deseret News sports columnist, can be found on Twitter as Harmonwrites and can be contacted at email@example.com.
- Why one Mormon man left Hollywood to be a...
- Best and worst of the BYU, Utah and USU...
- High school football: 5A All-State teams
- High school football: 4A all-state teams
- Utah Jazz: Jazz forward Richard Jefferson...
- High school football: East's Ula Tolutau...
- High school football: 2013 Deseret News MVPs...
- BYU fan reflects: 6 lessons I learned at...
- BYU football: Cougars to play... 105
- Crystal ball commentary: National... 97
- Utah football: Utah coach Kyle... 79
- Utah basketball: Utes rally to defeat... 64
- Florida St-Auburn title game to usher... 50
- Dick Harmon: How would BYU's Taysom... 49
- Best and worst of the BYU, Utah and USU... 47
- Utah basketball: Runnin' Utes bounce... 43