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Published: Saturday, Sept. 10 2011 8:00 p.m. MDT

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North Ogden, UT

All I read about in fall practice is how Coach Doman was going to use all the weapons he had and it made it sound like he was really going to open things up. Both in this game and in the Mississippi game he was way to conservative. It seems as he does not have any confidence in the offense. The short dinky passes and the runs up the middles just drove me crazy. Give Heaps the go ahead. By the way, where the heck is Apo and our other wide receivers. Does Doman only have confidence in Heaps to throw the ball under 10 yards. Comon Doman get with it and lets win big. Everyone says the offense has the tools but the last two games makes me wonder if this is just a big hype or whether Doman really doesn't know how to use the weapons he has.

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

2 games, 2 offensive TDs total.
I miss Robert Anae.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

As many of by coug friends were all too happy to point out last week, great teams find a way to win!

Great second half Horns. Looking forward to the second generation of McCoy to Shipley to continue to develop.

Provo, MA

Wow. That was seriously embarrassing playcalling and clock management by Doman. Is it too early to ask him to resign? No deep balls? Not stretching the defense out? Not one screen pass called in the second half, either. This was absolutely pathetic. He's a nice guy, but I don't think Doman is anything more than a QB coach.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

I can't believe everyone is so down on Brandon Doman. It seems my friends down south are always trying to fire their O. C. Heaps will be great, but he's still learning. The foolish thing to do would have been to really open the playbook against a defense with great speed and watch the ball get intercepted every third play.

Provo, Utah

This one rests with Bronco Mendenhall's inability to get a team up and ready to play after halftime. How many times have we seen the team defer and then lay an egg to start the third quarter? They gave Texas all the momentum they needed.

The absolute killer, though, came when they killed all their momentum by bringing Riley Nelson into the game to lose 2 yards in the second quarter.

Where is Robert Anae when you need him?

West Jordan, UT

Couldn't have said it any better than the article. Really, the coaching on the offensive side of the ball is where I would put most the blame.

Orem, UT

Learning curve for new coaches...but this game falls on the heads of Doman and Bronco. Period.

Not kicking the field goal at the end of the first half? At least a fairly good chance of making it.

Boring, unimaginative run plays.

I do NOT miss Anae, but I miss a good offensive coordinator...Doman may or may not ever be a good OC. Wishing him to be, or waiting for him to be, will be a painful process.

Next week: Battle of the two losers.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

It wasn't quite as bad as the USU v. Auburn game, but a close second.

I would be generous and give an overall score of C-. Bronco says he trusts his coaches and players - he trusted Doman too much in this one, and between Bronco and Doman, they didn't exhibit very much trust in Heaps.

Nephi, UT

Didn't we hear this offense was supposed to resemble Boise State???? Really? In what way?? Terrible second half by the offense. I thought Texas was supposed to be soft in the middle against our awesome o-line. We were either stuffed at the line or lost yardage on every up the middle running play.


Doman was a gutsy QB but he's a little yellow daffodil as an OC so far.

Kemmerer, WY

I agree that the play calling was highly suspect in the second half. Doman is definitely showing his inexperience, but it is hard to say you didn't expect this. I was pretty disappointed in the performance of the O-line. I thought Texas' d-line won that battle most of the time, particularly in the running game. BYU wanted to run the ball and eat clock in the second half and they got stuffed multiple times for no gains and losses. To me that hurt the Cougars as much as anything else. Coach Doman can't block for the offense.


I can't even laugh spitefully about this one. We snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. No killer instinct in Doman. Heaps is a scared 20-yr-old who has only been told how amazing he is. Man up, both of you and do your jobs! Heaps cold have made an effort last week to stop the int return, and Doman could have called a play or two to the tight ends with was open every time in the first quarter. I don't think he can see the field well enough. He needs to go to the box. Ya'll have talked the talk, but you better start walking!

Everett, WA

One touchdown in each of last two games. Not what we should expect from an offense from any team, let alone our over-hyped offense. Wish they would under-hype before the season, instead of over-hype. Then wouldn't be so disappointing.

Salt Lake City, UT

A national audience got to see that Texas is really horrible (again) this year. Well... the national audience that wasn't watching Michigan-Notre Dame.

Salt Lake City, UT

Let's not just focus on the extremely poor play calling by Doman and ignore Bronco's falling asleep at the helm of the defense. Where were the blitz's? Our defense stunk up the second half. Travis Uale was an embarrassment throughout the game. I lost count of the missed tackles. He was a liability. The guy should have been parked at the end of the bench. His missed tackles set up Texas's second touchdown. Bottom line, Texas made adjustments at the half and BYU got scared and conservative. Coaching as much as anything, lost the game.

great plains, sd

we could have won. i think we got tired on defense and the play calling got boring. Heaps had no zip on his throws and was off target most of the time.we have got to do better. hey, you guys need to play like the men everyone says you are.


Why are we running so many play action passes? If are running game isn't working we are not going to fool anyone with the play action. Where are the bubble screens? Where is the creativity? If we have this great offensive line why can't we run the ball or throw the ball more than 5 yards?

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

We better get that offense moving all 4 quarters.

I have one question. Is it the play calling or is it the QB who in not seeing the receivers correctly? The QB should have an order of receivers to look at as the play progresses.

Maybe it is a combination of both. Too bad as we were close to a historic win.

By the way, thank you defense for keeping us in the game. Too bad you couldn't score again to help the offense...

Also, misery loves company - way to go Utes!

Captain L
Provo, UT

Doman has got to pull his head out and start calling plays that are more than 5 yards down field and he has to do it over and over and over, until they get it right. He isn't giving Heaps and the recievers a chance. Very frustrating.

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