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Published: Monday, Aug. 8 2011 10:08 p.m. MDT

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Flame of the West
Southern, Cali

Get well soon Juice...you will be great.

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

Riley should have stayed at USU. They need a quarterback this year.

Doctor J
Manti, UT

All teams need a good back-up...It's football...players get hurt.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Just gotta love having so much great position depth...
Gonna be a great year to be a cougar fan!!!

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

Wow! Even 3-D TV for BYU.

What next? The smell of sweat in our TV rooms?

Bet THIS makes the Utes jealous!

WhatsInItForMe
Orem, Utah

Doman will find a place for Riley to shine this year, and not as QB mop-up when Jake is done for the day. That'll be Lark's job. I think Lark will end up as 2nd string by end of Fall camp.

I bet Doman uses Riley in a number of different plays that'll catch opponents off guard, even all year. He'll have enough different ways to use him that even later in the year teams won't see it coming.

I'm soooooo excited about BYU's offense under Doman this year. AND the defense under Bronco again.

Just don't forget the pickle juice at Ole Miss!

skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

Riley will ultimately be the holder on FGs keeping the threat of a fake FG try available on every try. He could also be used on direct snap, short yardage situations. Lark, however, will probably be BYU's backup QB.

Wookie
Omaha, NE

Let this be a lesson for all you QBs thinking about attending the Y, Heaps was pegged to start the moment he signed his letter of intent. Any other QB who thinks they have a shot to start over that kid from Idaho, well...ask Nelson how that worked out...

hedgehog
Ann Arbor, MI

I'd be interested to know how the 7 QB's rank on the depth chart.

Striker
Omaha, NE

Nah, Riley was smart to go to BYU. He'll get an excellent education and will actually have a winning season every year, unlike have a losing season every year. It was a no-brainer to transfer. BYU's defense is going to smother USU's offense, especially with a QB with no big time experience.

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

Wookie

"Let this be a lesson for all you QBs thinking about attending the Y..."

The lesson is that programs that are known for having great QBs will always have great QBs lining up for their chance to prove that they're good enough to compete for the top spot.

Nielson --> Wilson --> McMahon --> Young --> Bosco

All great college QBs who had to wait their turn.

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

hedgehog

Steve Young was once 8th on BYU's QB depth chart.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

I agree skywalker. With Lark as the back-up, the offensive scheme is pretty much the same as when Heaps is in. With Nelson at QB, the Cougs have to switch gears to a different offensive scheme, that can be disruptive to the team.

But I do agree there's a role for Nelson also. I like the idea of using him as the placeholder for FG's and Extra Points. I also like the idea of using him a few plays each game in the wildcat formation or even bringing him as a RB on occasion.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Does anyone know where I can get tickets for the National Championship game in January? Cougars will be there and I will be too.

ouisc
Farmington, UT

I would have liked to see Riley Nelsen stay at USU. They were developing their offensive scheme around Riley, and he would have started for 3 full seasons there. He was fun to watch at Logan High, and would have been fun at USU.

Truth is, though, Riley is not a great quarterback. Have you seen him throw? There's a reason he has so many rushing TDs at Logan and USU. Riley is a great 3rd string QB, while playing occassional downs, and being a placeholder. I don't see him being a starter again at the Y--the Y is moving beyond his limited game.

IDC
Boise, ID

I agree with Wookie. If you don't think you are one of the best quarterbacks, give up and go to a lesser school than BYU. If you think you are the best, don't be scared of BYU.

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

Mildred in Fillmore

Join the Cougar Club as a Platinum Member and you'll get priority ticket request status for BYU's next NC game.

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Come on Fax and Mildred...let's not get ahead of ourselves... it's early yet

Just the FAX
Olympus Cove, Utah

Where's Stockton ???

It's called sarcasm (Mildred) and being facetious (FAX) Stockton.

You need to know the players, to understand the subtle repartee.

fresnogirl
Fresno, CA

Mildred in Fillmore

You stopped being clever after the first three posts I read of yours. Get a new schtick already.

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