Top ten stories of BYU's fall practice

Published: Friday, Aug. 12 2011 11:37 p.m. MDT

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Scott G. Winterton, Deseret News
This is shaping up to be a two-person battle between junior Zed Mendenhall, who manned the lead-blocking spot last year, and sophomore Iona Pritchard.

Pritchard is back from a mission after having contributed quite heavily during his true freshman year. Coaches have drawn comparisons between Pritchard and Manase Tonga, who was an every down-type fullback for the team throughout his career.
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Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Things are really looking good....especially the depth...and quality of talent at almost every position. Hopefully the Tight ends will come together and the order of play there will fall into place as well. Clearly has to be one of the best and smoothest running combined makeups on both sides of the ball that BYU has ever had going into the preseason. Extremely reassuring to have this much talented depth. The coaching changes have also been showing a much better fit than where they were at a year ago. I still don't see an undefeated season but I definitely don't see a rerun of last years problems...especially on the coaching side which was the major problem last year other than the fact that the majority of the team last year was young and inexperienced...which is now no longer the case.

Salt Lake City, UT

Just as a BYU sidenote: I am a Utah fan, but happen to watch the Elite 11 QB competition on ESPN yesterday. I wanted to see if the hype of Tanner Mangum was warranted. Oh boy! I must admit, as a Ute fan, this Tanner kid looks very promising. A high level of Intellect, accuracy, and competitivness were portrayed on the show. BYU did well on this one.

Idaho Coug
Meridian, Idaho

I am extremely excited about this team. But I think this team is building for true greatness in 2012-13 while this season will still be very solid. I see an 8-4 or 9-3 team this season and a top 5 team the following season. This is a very talented team but many of our most dynamic players are sophomores (Heaps, Apo, Hoffman, TEs, Juice, Van Noy) who should be very good but ready to dominate in 2012. Even Doman will naturally have some growing pains and should really shine along with his core of juniors in 2012.

I look for a backfield in 2012 of Juice and Adam Hine to be as talented a combination as we have ever had.

Roy, UT

injuries are a big part of football, thus the need for depth, at every position...I wonder how Riley Nelson feels, if disapointment of losing the starting qb job last year has dampened his enthusiasm...would like to know why the Cougs use the 3-4 defense, what kind of pressure that may be upon linebackers fighting off blocks of more physical linemen coming at them.

Las Vegas, NV

Many Y fans are posting things like "preseason games" ummmm, your not in a conference just FYI, every game is the season.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Don't have to be one of what... only four D1 teams not in a conference to still be in the traditional preseason...and it's just as important on the national level for every team that is in a conference to win the preseason games...including Montana State...especially when the wins are going to be few and far between in the PAC...Football isn't a word game...Your comment might be good for a Jeopardy clue though.

Woods Cross, UT

I am not going to read any more stories in this "top ten" format.

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