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Published: Friday, Nov. 4 2011 8:03 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

How good is this byu offense?

So good that the Pac 12 and big 12 are still fighting over who gets them.

nunya
sacramento, ca

all i know is that there is a reason why chowe is no longer coaching at those so called big schools and in the nfl for that matter. seriously, what's he ever done? doman is way over his head and is pathetic as well but since he's new, i'm willing to give him some time to grow....as for the usu guy....ummmm, wish he would get some help from anderson...the guys out of his own so to speak.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

Dick, It must be a slow day in the sports world to have written an article like this.

Go Cougars!

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

"BYU's rookie offensive coordinator Doman is the only one with a bowl-eligible team at 6-3."

Dick he hasn't even beaten a team with a winning record. Maybe BYU should join the Big Sky Conference. They would end up with a better strength of schedule than they have now.

LoveTheRockyMtns
Orem, UT

Harmon, have you ever considered strength of schedule?

Yes, Doman has the most wins, but who has he beaten?

Brent Vigan (offensive coordinator at North Dakota State) must be a better offensive coordinator that Steve Spurrier (offensive coordinator at South Carolina).

North Dakota State is 8-0, while South Carolina is 7-1.

Hurricane High School must have the best offensive coordinator in the state, as they are 11-0. BYU should consider hiring Hurricane's offensive coordinator as their own, he hasn't lost all year.

Please Fire Bronco
Provo, UT

Now if only BYU only had a good defensive coordinator...

Who am I sir?
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Perhaps the most difficult coaching challenge for Coach Bronco is now. Somehow he must keep his players positive and interested in football in the month of November. BYUs schedule is two games in November against the lowest level of WAC teams. All this when rivalry games are being played and conference championships determined. Is this what he promised his recruits? Is this why they choose BYU? I hope not. Probably they committed because of the future possibilities. Yet next year promises to be the same. Three to four highly regarded opponents in a twelve game schedule with an almost certain little regarded bowl game assured.

wwookie
Payson, UT

What a pointless article.
Didn't doman and chow go head to head before wynn was injured?
Oh, wait, that isn't a Fair comparison because it was át the cougs home field.

Utah'95
FPO, AE

nunya,

Here's wiki's answer to your question:

"Chow won the 2002 Broyles Award as the nation's top collegiate assistant coach. He also was named the 2002 NCAA Division I-A Offensive Coordinator of the Year by American Football Monthly and was named the National Assistant Coach of the Year in 1999 by the American Football Foundation. He is known for developing quarterbacks such as Jim McMahon, Steve Young, Ty Detmer, Philip Rivers, Carson Palmer, and Matt Leinart."

He may not impress you, but he obviously impresses enough people who make football decisions for a living to give him the Broyles Award.

Does he still have anything in the tank - I believe so, but we'll see.

Be honest - if you were a head football coach and you had the choice of the three, who would you take?

Pipes
Salt Lake City, UT

I'd take Chow. He's always been a class act and has a proven tack record. I always felt he got a raw deal at the Y and deserved better.

The Dixie Kid
Saint George, UT

I don't remember that day in fall camp being talked about, when Bronco unleashed his blitz and it all fell apart. Anyway, comparing these 3 coordinators to each other is apples to oranges.

Magic Happens
Kaysville, UT

Dick, before you even speculate about BYU's ability to beat a "very, very good team" how about they beat a very good team or even a good team. They have yet to do that. And Utah'95's last comment is the best statement of these posts or in the article,

"Be honest - if you were a head football coach and you had the choice of the three, who would you take?"

nothegame
Saratoga Springs, UT

What might have been said is which offense is the hardest to prepare for. As a defense coordinator i would put it this way. 1 USU. 2 SUU,3 BYU 4 Utah 5 WSU.

daddman54
FARMINGTON, UT

Dick..... really, is this all you got?

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

I'm all for Doaman becoming a great offensive mind...but let's get real...it's not going to be in the immediate near future...and Chow...well regardless of what people think of him...he's still the Master... and will remain so for at least the present until someone totally equals or surpasses the great acheivements he's made throughout his long career as an offensive genius. Right now I think Chow has done more with far less talent at Utah than what Doman has accomplished with far greater talent...but then again he's just a rookie.

Rise and Shout

Bronco=BYU versionOf Ron Mcbride
Orem, UT

Doman:
1 TD vs Utah
1 TD vs Texas
2 offensive TDs vs TCU (TCUs defense is not what it was they gave up 50 points to Baylor and 40 points to SMU).

4 total TDs in 3 biggest games. Looks like someone isn't nearly as good as Harmon claims.

Doman looks completely lost. He couldn't figure out who to start at QB, and he doesn't even know if he should coach from sideline or in box.

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

If Doman somehow does become a good offensive coordinator, BYU will run him out of town at that point.

See:
Norm Chow (won 2 National Titles at USC after BYU forced him out),
Gary Crowton (won a BCS title as O-Coordinator at LSU after BYU fired him), Robert Anae (only been 1 year since Bronco thought Doman was better than him)

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

The best:
1-Doman
2-Doman
3-Doman
4-Bronco
5-Baldwin
6-Chow

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

Ernest...get real...You're embarrassing

BYU#1
Provo, UT

I'm a BYU fan and here is my list of the top 3 OCs.

1. Baldwin
2. Chow
3. Anae
4. Doman

If Doman and Bronco can't develop Heaps then BYU is in big trouble for the next 3-4 yrs.

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