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Published: Thursday, Dec. 22 2011 3:00 p.m. MST

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Barney Google
Beaver, UT


"and no more comments from folks still stuck in 1984."

Clunk, Clunk, Clunk . . . thats Mr. Peabody working on his Wayback Machine. It seems to be stuck on 1984!

Band of Lil Brothers forever

Everett, WA

Y Grad Pumping Gas

Would have recommended your comment ...

however, your Post skybox grade C+ needs to be C- ...

Otherwise you're right on.

Juice Box
Eureka, UT

First year inventory:

1- Lost the "greatest" QB BYU has ever had.
2- Learned to watch the field from the press box, but only because the media bugged him about it.
3- In the process have a QB take Hypes' spot whom you really don't care to work with.

Yea... successful I guess.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

I still think Doman is in way over his head, and Coach Bronco has made more than a significant commitment to Doman in elevating him to OC. But this is a very insightful article. Glad to read that Doman feels the same way as many Cougs fans in assessing his first season. A strong victory over Tulsa would be a great way to end a long season.

fan in orem
Orem, Utah

All Haters: F

Get a life, enjoy your own team, if you have one. If you have something useful to say, come on over and say it, but quit wasting everyone's time with inane comments.

Idaho Falls, ID

@Juice Box
"Lost the 'greatest' QB BYU has ever had."

Based on?. . . .what?
What a ridiculous statement.
It seems there are a lot of Trolls out who are very concerned about BYU's coaches. More so than actual BYU fans. Thanks for your concern little brothers but we'll be just fine. Run along now and go play with your marbles. It seems like you've lost a few.

Idaho Falls, ID

Let's be honest - the guy is in over his head. Bring in an experienced OC, and maybe Doman can be his protege.

Gilbert, AZ

Seems that Doman agrees that he has been a little overwhelmed this year, he really needs to focus on being the OC and letting someone else coach the QBs.

Interesting that Heaps chose Kansas. The Jayhawks aren't that big an improvement as a program, but C. Weiss has the potential to develop him to be a valid pro-prospect. If Heaps had another coach focused on his development in reading defenses and making decisions instead of trying to figure out how to be an OC for the first time, perhaps he wouldn't have felt the need to find a new coach to help him achieve what he wants to.

Layton, Utah


Offense ranked #110 in the nation and no Qb's to even speak of. 17-14 HAHAAHAHAA

Juice Box
Eureka, UT

truecoug1 | 5:10 p.m. Dec. 22, 2011
Provo, UT

Dude, your team is in the WAC. Record numbers don't mean much when you beat cream puffs and lose to EVERY team that is somewhat decent. I'd give him a D-. I would have given him an F but he actually went to the press box...

Layton, Utah

Memo to Utesie trolls

#110 ranked offense
One good offensive player
7-5 4-5 in conf.
3 blowouts
Loss at HOME to a 2 win team

Entire coaching staff grade F-
Now your OC is gone, can't wait to see how prolific your mighty "offense" is next season.

Just Wondering...
Gilbert, AZ


I assume that we won't hear any more about 2004 and 2008 (which happen to both be in the past as well) anymore will we?


Agree we need a QB coach:

There is a great young coach who is living in Texas that understand the position as well as any and would fit the role perfectly - Ty Detmer. No go find him and bring him home.

Agree Doman is learning:

Yeah so what - so did Edwards and Chow back in the day as well as every other coach ever. The ball moved and they are getting better and better. The future remains "Bright Blue"

Disagree on Heaps:

The guy never showed any judgement or leadership. He could not get a play off in less than 23 seconds. I am certain the people that advise him lack "reason and accountability" (Quote from As Good as it Get's - if you need a reference to understand this comment.)

BYU is a mature team with mature players - This is only Year A.I. 1 (As Independent) - lets talk about this season in AI 3 - when we see where we are - there is a lot of room to become great and immature QB's will come and go.

Always an upside as long as there is interest - More people watching BYU play Idaho that Utes watching them play UCLA -

Juice Box
Eureka, UT


Cute statement.

All I've heard the past two years is how great Jake Hypes will be. What a bust that was.

BYU needs an OC with more experience, and I cannot wait to hear about the next hyped up player or coach that goes to BYU, it's something BYU is good at doing- hyping.

Farmington, UT

There's no question Doman was in over his head this season. And I'm glad to read that he practically admits as much. It makes me sad that his inexperience has led to some players and their families having to relocate.

Riley Nelson is more gritty than talented, and grit often hides coaching errors, so there is no question that Riley is the right man for BYU while Doman tries to figure things out, and there is no question it is best for Jake Heaps to move forward where he can grow and develop into an NFL-caliber QB.


Doman is probably a better tool for other teams than he is to his own. It took forever to get the offense going this year. He better think of a more efficient plan for next year.

Salt Lake City, UT

Getting a rise out of Cougar fan = too easy.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

Re: 54-10 "Getting a rise out of Cougar fan = too easy." Agree, because you'd have to try too hard to find something positive out of Utes sports this season. But no worries, I understand women's gymnastics will dominate again this year. Go, Lady Utes! :o) Can't wait to watch the beauty you guys are about to play in .... El Paso .... in the winter time. Enjoy!

North Las Vegas, NV

54-10 you are on a byu board so apparently something the cougars did got a rise out of you- too easy

Cottonwood Heights, UT

54-10 | 6:51 p.m. Dec. 23, 2011
Salt Lake City, UT

Point proven by the two posts under you.


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