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Published: Tuesday, July 17 2012 4:00 p.m. MDT

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Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

So what you're saying is that if Riley the Running Quarterback gets injured, the Cougars are doomed.

Pocatello, ID

The Pulsipher kid should be back this year or next as a walk on qb as well. Chances are he won't get a scholly if he stays at qb but maybe he could switch positions and contribute somewhere else. He has a LB brother named Adam on a mission now and another younger brother named Addison who will play OL in college probably.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Our quarterbacks would start for any team in the country.

american fork, UT

Our 4th string qb is better than any other qb in this state!

Salt Lake City, UT

Sorry cougarfanzz....

The best QB right now is in Cedar City. I have seen me all. If not do a little research.

Then I would draw out of a hat with Nelson, Chuckie, Kennedy. Then Wynn with Wilson on his heels.

Cedar Hills, UT

I wouldn't give 50 cents for the entire lot. Worst group of QB's BYU has ever had in the program. Not one drop back passer in the bunch... which is by design I think The Y is no longer a throwing team.. at least not like they used to be. BYU football not much fun to watch anymore.

Ann Arbor, MI

ByU has four qb's that could all win the Heisman Trophy this year. It's a shame only one will win.

red rocks
Saint George, UT

BYU needs to pu more time and money into quality running backs. I don't ever see Kuresa ever making it past the # 3 spot. They should have put that scholarship towards a RB.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Our quarterbacks would start for any team in the country."
One of your best ones won't even start for Kansas.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

Unfortunately, we do not know if any of them can throw the ball? I assume they all field punts.

Eagle Mountain, UT

Stop trolling. BYU's backups are excellent QB's. BYU would be in the same boat as any other team who'se starting qb got hurt. BYU may be even better off in that their backup is a senior who would likely be starting by now at several pac schools.

Patriot. HAHAHAHAHA! You kill me. At least you're consistent.

Keeton and Kennedy have different styles / strengths but both are good qb's.

BYU is in excellent shape for years to come.

Wilson could be a great one for Utah. I don't think Hansen will ever start for Utah. He will end up like Lark or he will move to LB. Wynn is a good qb and will likely start for 2 years if he stays healthy.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Patriot? Sounds more like parrot.

Last year, Utah would have paid dearly to have one of these qbs. And yes, as noted previously, the last pure passer BYU had didn't work out too well for us. But Steve Young did.

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

Tanner Mangum is the one to watch. He had a great showing at the elite 11 camp. Given the chance, he will be a great QB at BYU. The rest of the bunch is average, at best.

Cedar City, UT

BEST QB IS IN CEDAR CITY BEBE!!! byU should of gave him a chance, oh well they can have his brother in that awsome secondary, any of those guys could probably start anywhere in the country too!!!.......... NOT

Frisco, TX

The fact that Mangum is grey shirting indicates that Hill is leading the race to be the starter next year. I thought Munns would have a shot, but maybe he's had too many health issues. This gives Mangum 1 more year as a starter after his mission.

The QB pipeline at BYU is rich.

2012 - Nelson, Lark, Munns, Hill, Olsen (RS) - If Nelson if injured early, Lark will step-in. In November, I expect Hill to play most of the 3rd and 4th quarters.
2013 - Hill, Munns, Olsen, Billy Green (RS)
2014 - Hill, Olsen, Green
2015 - Hill, Olsen, Green, Kuresa, Mangum (RS)
2016 - Mangum, Green, Kuresa
2017 - Mangum, Green, Kuresa
2018 - Mangum
2019 - Mangum

Hopefully, Austin Kafentzis' name will also show up on the 2016 and beyond list.

Coach Biff
Lehi, UT

Ummm, obviously none of you have seen Hill or Olsen lately have you? I'll just let you be surprised when you do. Hill is one of the fastest players on the team and has a cannon for an arm. I'm very excited to see what he can do.

Woods Cross, UT

Seems more & more necessary for every team to have both a #1 and a #1A QB.

The game is hyper-violent, defensive players are bigger & bigger, faster & faster, & I'm reminded of the relatively recent troubles Utah had when BJ went down with his shoulder injury....

Better have at least BOTH the #1 & #1a ready to go nowadays!

It's so obvious I'm sure all the QB coaches have a scheme for how to do that....

Best of luck to all the brave ones who step up behind Center, Be Careful Out There.

Cedar Hills, UT

re:Y Grad / Y Dad

You're not attempting to compare Steve Young to Riely Nelson .. are you?? Young was GREAT because he was first a true drop back passer that also happened to be a great athlete and could run - when needed. Nelson runs - because he can't throw. See the difference? I 100% guarantee Lavell Edwards and Norm Chow would NEVER have even recruited any of the QB's BYU has today - especially Nelson. BYU has lost it's identity and that happened when Doman took over as Offensive Coordinator. By the way - Nelson would probably be on the scout team at the U.

fan in orem
Orem, Utah

Dear Patriot: Steve Young was an Option quarterback. He had to work for many years to become what someone would term a drop back QB.


I can't wait for Taysom Hill to break onto the scene and shut all these haters, both Y fans and non Y fans. He is a legit pro prospect..

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