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Published: Monday, July 2 2012 10:38 p.m. MDT

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Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

I had high hopes for Tanner. Not so much now, he will come back with the physique of a 32 year old out fielder. Just another highly touted QB; joining the bermuda (sp) triangle of college football recruits. These highly rated QBs seldom work out at BYU...aka Jake Heeps!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@spokane ute

As opposed to how they "work out" at utah? Oh that's right, utah never gets any "highly rated qb recruits and almost never has good qb's. Just the way it is.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Ducky

Yeppers, that Alex Smith sure was a bust.

Blah ha ha ha

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Returning from a mission as a QB is tough - you lose so much of your throwing motion and arm strength plus the timing and ability to read defenses . However Tyler won't have to worry about any of that too much since BYU doesn't throw the ball much anymore under the new "run and boot" offense. BYU wants a "mobile" QB (key word for running QB). Doman excelled under the funky offense of Crowton - mostly run first offense. If I am Tyler and I want to throw the ball in college I am taking this opportunity to look around at other schools. At 6'3" tyler won't fit the run-style offense of Doman and will most likely end up like Jake Heaps.BYU wants the 5'10" scramblers that can fool you with the pass once in a while...like R. Nelson.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@spokane ute

1st of all alex smith was not a highly rated recruit by any stretch. If I remember correctly he had exactly 1 offer. 2nd of all he was a decent college system qb but certainly not great. As a pro he has been pretty disappointing with a grand total of about 1 good quarter of 1 playoff game to his credit.

But utah "fans" are not well versed in great college qb's, they have NEVER had one. Not one. So I understand your confusion.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@patriot

Who's Tyler? Never heard of him. If you are talking about Tanner well perhaps you ought to become a bit more educated on the actual names of BYU recruits if you are going to keep trying to pretend that you are a BYU fan.

LOL!

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Ducky

I guess if the #1 draft pick in the NFL doesn't define a great college QB, nothing does. I guess if leading a team to the NFC championship is considered "dissapointing"; I'll take it. I didn't notice any BYU QB's in the playoffs. Haven't for quite some time. Also, Calling some one out for a mistake on a name? Weak Sauce; very weak sauce!

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@spokane ute

The 49ers regret that draft pick to this day. It rates as possibly the worst #1 draft pick in nfl history. Also smith didn't "lead" anyone to the nfc championship, he jjust managed to not screw it up. That defense did all the "lead"ing.

But once again if one decent quarter of one game makes a qb "great" then your standards are extremely low.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

@ Duck Hunter

Alex Smith was the 9th highest ranked QB at the end of the season. That's higher than Ben Rothlensberger, Phillip Rivers and Cam Newton. Yeah, that's "great" by anyone's standards. No BYU QB's made the top 35.

Check Mate!

LOL!

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