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Published: Wednesday, April 4 2012 11:00 p.m. MDT

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South Jordan, UT

I would LOVE to see BYU ask Max Hall to be the Quarterback Coach! Perfect match for a great player who would become a first rate coach. Come on Brono: make it happen!

Orem, UT

I'm a BYU fan, honestly, and I don't give two owl's "rooti-toots" what Max Hall believes. Max Hall was the most over-rated QB at BYU. Remember the six picks he threw at Utah? Yikes...so I'm supposed to be excited about Hall's comments? I'm not excited about Nelson, because he folds in big games, just like Hall did. So, for the first time in years, I did not buy season tickets...I can't pay money to watch Nelson chuck the ball up for grabs when "real" pressure hits!

Not a fan of either one.

Springville, UT

I love it!

Max Hall and Riley Nelson are cut from the same cloth. Neither is a prototypical quarterback yet they win. They are junkyard dogs. Max is much better at throwing, Riley much better at running, though both would pick a fight with a pittbull, only armed with a broken bottle. I know, rough metaphor but gotta love that junkyard dog in'm.

I hope that Riley develops a better throw and delivery. If he can do that his game will double, yardage will triple and the wins improve. Great year last year, much better potential this year.

Classic picture that should hang in the football field house for generations to come: Two junkyard dogs!!!


West Jordan, UT

"Max is almost like a coach. They should pay him for being out here..."

Sounds like a great idea to me! Why not make it official? Max Hall would make an excellent QB coach and BYU is in need of one. And its not like Max has an NFL career holding him back.

Highland, UT

I surely do love Max. His honest assmement of utah and its fans will forever endear him to me. I like a guy that will tell the truth regardless of the criticism he'll surely receive.

Keep it up Max, they hate you because they know its all true.

Just Smiling

Serious byu fans- max hall is "awesome" and "righteous"? Read President Uchdorf's conference talk October 2010:Perhaps there is no better laboratory to observe the sin of pride than the world of sports. I have always loved participating in and attending sporting events. But I confess there are times when the lack of civility in sports is embarrassing. How is it that normally kind and compassionate human beings can be so intolerant and filled with hatred toward an opposing team and its fans? I have watched sports fans vilify and demonize their rivals. They look for any flaw and magnify it. They justify their hatred with broad generalizations and apply them to everyone associated with the other team. When ill fortune afflicts their rival, they rejoice.
I want him as my son's hero....not!

West of I15, UT

LOL at cougie fan's....One say's utah played like it was a BCS game against the Y. Funny I know you would be confused because Utah actually plays in BCS games. However we were playing the Y so there is no possible way it could have been a BCS game.

Another cougie says Riely came in and mopped up Utah St. and the team rallied for him. No Kidding, it was Utah St. not Utah. What did Riely do when he came in for Jake against Utah? Nothing Utah actually has a defense. Against an above average defense Riely will always struggle where Jake actually has the tools to do something. Your blind or don't know much about football if you can't see that.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA


And yet the mighty, vaunted, BCS, conference of champions Utah defense... failed to show up against the worst road team in all of college football.

Explains a lot of things really.

And CWEB, hope you enjoy sitting outside the stadium this season. Time will tell if you made the right choice, but if you end up wrong, it'll be in spades. You think Riley's best days are behind him, and they weren't all that much. I'm banking that he'll be enough better this year to turn some heads early, including at RES. But you might be able to get into the stadium in November.

Salt Lake City, UT

Max Hall would be a footnote in BYU football if ute fans would stop confirming Hall's most inflammatory quote.

West Jordan, Utah

@Big Cougar.

Yes Max was 2-1 against Utah, but he did not play well in any of those games. The two wins were home games. The first one came down to a low scoring 4th and 18 hail mary in the last minute The second was the overtime win where a Senior in Max Hall had horrible stats and beat a freshman in Jordan Wynn. Hall was to worried about hating Utah than playing well in that game. The one loss for Hall was when Utah blew out the Cougars and Hall threw 6 INTs and fumbled. He seemed to think that someone threw beverages on his family that night. It may have happened, but I was always bothered that the media just took in on face value.

Highland, UT

The greatest thing about Max, other than his winning record against utah, is that he is still in their heads after 2 1/2 years and probably always will be. Just like the great Austin Collie is still in their heads. These two guys inspired utah "fans" to make 1000's of t-shirts about them and the things they have to say. utah "fans" like to criticize BYU for slogans but BYU has never made a t-shirt about an opposing player.


Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

And yet the mighty, vaunted, BCS, conference of champions Utah defense... failed to show up against the worst road team in all of college football.


A commentary of how bad BYU really is.

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