When I think of Year of the Quarterback, I think there are probably a lot of
really good QBs in Utah and it would be fun to see them all. When USU has no QB
and Weber is starting with a new one, added to Wynn as an unproven QB and Jake
Heaps moving up the ladder, I personally don't see this as a time to be wowed by
QBs in Utah. Predictions seem good. I'd argue USUs. 7 wins is a
stretch. They won't beat a totally reloaded BYU at BYU, and besides the WAC
powers, they'll have a hard time beating even CSU and Wyoming. USU only beat
the two worst teams in the WAC last year (barely), and they had an experienced
QB. They won't win more than 4. I'm curious to know which teams you think
they'd beat.I think 8 wins for BYU is reasonable, as well as Utah,
considering no one really knows how they'll do in new circumstances. I'd give
the edge to BYU as they have 4 really tough road games, and all home games they
should win. It will be harder for Utah to win 8 I think.
I still think this is at least a 10-2 season for BYU (9-3 worse case scenario).
Losses at Texas and TCU, the two games I'll be attending, are possibilities.
I'd put the probability of winning the other games on their schedule at:Hawaii - 70%UCF - 75%Utah - 75%Oregon State - 75%(I
think Utah is better than Oregon State, but accounting for home field.)Utah State 95%Everyone else 99%Speaking of QBs; Jake is
talented but still inexperienced in big games. BYU's WRs, RBs, and O line will
make him look better than he really is.Utah is harder to predict.
No doubt, they have a good defense. But Wynn's shoulder, new offensive scheme,
inexperienced RB's and weak O line give this team a lot of question marks. If
it all comes together they could be 10-2 and find themself in the CC game. If
Wynn's shoulder is reinjured at USC they could be a 2-10 team.
Jordan Wynn will not finish the season.
Central Florida is going to surprise most of you.
While Central Florida is a pretty good team they lost a few key components to
that team that finished in the top 25 last year, plus they play in Provo. I
think BYU beats them but it won't be all that easy.
Pigskin Prognostications...UTES: PAC12 schedule plus playing BYU
and Pitt? -- 8-4. Las Vegas or Poinsettia bowl. Wynn has OK season, Defense are
Studs, and White runs for 1200 yards.BYU: Playing half the WAC plus
a few better teams, 8-4. Heaps coming into his own, immaturity of new young
coaching staff shows. Can beat up on UTEP again in the WhoCares Bowl.USU: Wasn't the Aggie-BYU game last year just great? Clock's ticking,
waiting another 17 years to beat BYU.
BYU wins every game off the field and about half of them on the field.
QB - advantage BYUO-line - advantage BYUSkill positions - evenD-Line - advantage UtahSecondary - advatage UtahLinebackers
- advatage UtahSeptember 17 - advantage Utah
@ U 90 3:44 pmUtah's D-line is very good. Utah will have to depend
on its defense this year. There are just too many variables and questions about
the offense.Linebackers is most definitely BYU. You can explain why
you think differently. Also, skill positions in RB's favor BYU and wide
receivers favor BYU.I repsectfully disagree with you on the overall
advantage. I think it goes to BYU.
QB - obvious advantage BYUO-line - obvious advantage BYUSkill
positions - several returning veterans, advantage BYUD-line - maybe
UtahSecondary - evenLinebackers - evenStadium -
advantage BYUSeptember 17th - Beatdown for UtahTV
coverage - you're welcome
McNasty,Chaz Walker - 2010 MWC 2nd team all conferenceBrian Blechen
- honorable mentionMatt Martinez - honorable mentionNone of
BYUs returning linebackers made the all conference team or were honorable
mention.Sammy, when was the last time BYU had a better secondary
than Utah... 198_? Just because BYU has RBs with experience doesn't mean there
any good. Utah held those three to 65 yards last year.
This is going to be SUU's year. I can't wait to hear the game this weekend. Is
there any doubters this year? SUUstudent perhaps, Oh wait, he only doubts SUU
when it comes to the basketball. Six days and counting til opening day.