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Hill named BYU's starting quarterback

Published: Wednesday, April 10 2013 9:00 p.m. MDT

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill says the Cougars' offense will play fast and pile up plenty of points.    (Tom Smart, Deseret News) BYU quarterback Taysom Hill says the Cougars' offense will play fast and pile up plenty of points. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

PROVO — BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall released his team's post-spring practice depth chart Wednesday.

It came as no surprise that sophomore Taysom Hill is listed as the starter at quarterback, with sophomore Ammon Olsen as the backup.

"We have named Taysom the starter because of his game experience in 2012, strong leadership qualities and his breakaway speed and athleticism," Mendenhall said in a statement. "Ammon also had a phenomenal spring. I am confident in his ability. We have two very capable quarterbacks."

The Cougars wrapped up spring ball last Friday with a 70-play scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

The spring depth chart does not include the handful of newcomers that will arrive on campus this summer.

Quarterback Ammon Olsen (15) completed 6-of-11 passes for 96 yards in BYU's spring football game on Saturday.    (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Quarterback Ammon Olsen (15) completed 6-of-11 passes for 96 yards in BYU's spring football game on Saturday. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

The depth chart can be viewed on pages 21-22 of the 2013 Spring Prospectus.

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