Hard to believe it's been that many years since BYU returned a kick for a TD.
Wow.Cody showed more speed than I thought he had. I can see now why
he's returning kicks.I used to wonder why a tall, lanky guy was
doing that, as shorter quick returners are usually more able to find holes and
make tacklers miss.Hope he has a few more during his BYU career.
Who is CFU? Last time I checked BYU played UCF. Maybe the DNews should pay
closer attention ...
Ross Apo and Jacobsen get all the talk about speed from cougar receivers but
Cody showed some real speed getting down the sidelines. Special teams won the
game no doubt.
It was awesome!!!
It seemed that Cody Hoffman was pulling away from the UCF speedy guys while he
raced down the sideline. Way to go Cody. Go Cougars
Cody's run was the highpoint of the game. The question continues to be: where is
the offense? Is the issue Heaps and we need a QB change? Is it Doman and we need
an OC change? While we will all take the win, the fundamental question of why
such a talented group on offense isn't producing better results remains
unanswered. Bronco, you need to engage on the offensive side of the
ball. I'm grateful we are not in the Big 12 this year!
A couple of plays always seem to make the difference in a game. Against UCF it
was Hoffman's return and UCF's muffed punt. Take out those two plays and
there's no telling how the game would have turned out. One other
key play was Heaps missing a wide open Jacobsen streaking towards the end zone.
He missed him by a good 5 yards. He's got to make these throws. He missed
Jacobsen on a similar play against Texas.Hoffman, Stephenson, Kariya
and BYU's D won this game. Kariya was the only thing on BYU's offense that
looked improved from the first three games.Come on offense, let'
step it up!
"As a receiver, Cody Hoffman had a relatively quiet night Friday."
Not just Friday night; all three games he's been MIA because of
Heaps. Jake said in preseason the offensive would be explosive with all of
their weapons. The receiving corps has the most raw talent in Cougar history,
but BYU gained less than 150 yards last night. The receivers
dropped a lot of passes last night? Yes, they dropped passes they had to turn
back to catch when the throw was behind them. Yes, they dropped passes that
were thrown at their feet. With Jacobson, Hoffman, Apo, Di Luigi, Kariya, and
reasonably talented tight ends, as Jake said in preseason, someone is going to
be open...and someone always is, but he can't hit them on a regular basis. His
completion percentage is terrible because of him not them. Doman
needs to re-read his statements about what he was going to do with the offense
then get some guidance from LaVell on running the traditional BYU passing
offense. He needs to sit Heaps (a bit of humility would help Heaps in the long
run), give the ball to Lark, and impose a gag order on Jake.
I stayed up to watch it again on BYUtv. Cody got 3-4 excellent blocks that
allowed him to shoot the gap and break away. As far as the win, it wasn't
pretty, but I'll take it. UCF had outgained us in all respects, and they were
much better at moving the ball. Our win on week 1 it was the defense (KVN).
This week it was special teams. Although I loved the outcomes, I'd say it was
the offense's (particularly the passing game) turn to step up.
The offensive line missed too many blocks and Heaps HAS to hit those down-field
receivers! Until that happens, it's going to be a long season. Utah State's a
pretty good team and has a good opportunity to get another win over the Y this
You have to remember here that UCF beat UGA in their bowl game and have defeated
BC handily this year. They are good football team. We are good as well and
with good decisions by our QB and accurate throws we will get better.
"The receivers dropped a lot of passes last night? Yes, they dropped passes
they had to turn back to catch when the throw was behind them. Yes, they dropped
passes that were thrown at their feet. With Jacobson, Hoffman, Apo, Di Luigi,
Kariya, and reasonably talented tight ends, as Jake said in preseason, someone
is going to be open...and someone always is, but he can't hit them on a regular
basis. His completion percentage is terrible because of him not them. "The Cougar receivers coach is a guy that prided himself on this one
rule: "if you can touch it, you catch it." I won't argue that the
throws could be better, but these guys need to start listening to Cahoun more.
I very much doubt he's blaming the QB for all those dropped balls right now. If
you can touch it, catch it!
I worry about Heaps' confidence. Maybe this game will help. A lot of his
problems are related to his age. Utah State will be a good test. I think the
Cougs will need to perform better on offense to beat them.Defense is
another matter. I love this defense.
Hoffman's return ignited the crowd and lifted the team up when they needed it
most. Kid has got deceptive speed but that was a well executed return the
blocking was great and I dont think Hoffman even got touched. Once he was
through the seam he had nothing but real estate in front of him.
It was awesome last week when heaps fumbled the ball on the 3rd play of the
game, on the way to 7 turnovers and a 54-10 whoopin!!!
@johnson72See, you're already living in the past. What does last
weeks game have to do with this weeks game.? No one cares anymore except Ute
fans. We are on to the next game. It is not the first time we have lost to Utah
and it won't be the last but let it go, just breath, relax and worry about the
next game coming up for your team.
Great speed Cody! Awesome return!
@johnson72It was great 3 weeks ago when all the Ute trolls were
touting Texas as not very good..The week after that they totally destroyed
UCLA....what conference are they in again???? Then last night the drubbing of
USC in the deseret. But the Ute claim to fame....we had a chance to tie USC in
the end only to have the field goal attempt blocked.... how does the narrow loss
to USC compare to the drubbing USC received last night. Maybe Ute fans should
come to this conclusion....one game does not a season make....lets sit back and
watch how this all plays out... K