@rafinsure"It concerns me that it's a small back field, PAC-12
and Big 10 teams have players that are 6'0" or over."There are several guys BYU will have playing in the secondary that are over
6' including DeQuan Everett 6'3", Cameron Comer 6',
O'Neill Chambers 6'2", Jray Galeai 6'1", Chase Pendley
6'1", Preston Hadley 6', Craig Bills 6'2", etc. All of
these guys will be in the mix for the 2 deep, especially if we run a lot of
nickel packages this year. We'll have plenty of size and speed in the
secondary. I think you're overblowing it a bit. Pac 12
Utah's top returning WR's go 6'1", 6'1" and
5'10" (Andersen, Christopher and Dunn). An inch or two isn't going
to be the end of the world or spell doom for our defense anymore than it will
for Utah's defense where they have a couple starters in their secondary
that are in the 5'9" to 5'10" range (and contrary to popular
myth held by ute fans, not every ute DB runs a sub 4.3 40).
Re: Papa SmurfKyle Van Noy is the only player on D that is worth
anything."Anything?" He isn't the only player on
defense that is worth "anything."Football is a team sport,
superstars don't win football games. BYU has proven that for decades. But with a superstar like Van Noy he opens up a lot of things for his
teammates. BYU's defensive line and middle linebackers are the
reason BYU has great run defense. I'm not going to sit here like some fans
and say that BYU's DBs are going to "dominate" like some outlandish
fans, but Utah fans give zero credit to BYU's defensive backfield. BYU
probably has one of the most underrated secondaries in the region (I can't
say conference because BYU isn't in one right now). BYU might have played
weak defensive teams (which may speak to their offense more than their defense)
but BYU played some very good offenses last year. Utah State, UCF, TCU, Tulsa,
and even Hawaii and New Mexico State were no slouches on offense and BYU kept
them in check.No one is saying BYU's defense is SEC good but
All these amazing stats came against the WEAK teams of college football. Had the
Y actually played some decent teams, with a QB that could actually throw the
ball, and not play teams that were ranked over 100 in total offense, this stats
might actually look good. Let's see where they are at once they play some
quality teams. Washington St could become a quality team under Leach, but it may
take time. Bronco has a great defensive mind, but he doesn't have the
player for it. Van Noy is the only player on the D that is worth anything.
Tom in CALast year BYU built its record on top of horrible teams...
Navy Boy and Milly:Last year BYU finished in the top 25. utah was no
where to be seen. sad.
Seems like a good group in a secondary that only a couple years ago was the
team's weakness. I hope BYU can get some more JC kids to restock the system
when a lot of this group turns over at the end of the year.
Brandon-I'm not sure where you got your facts about BYU's
defensive ranking but in the most important stat (points scored against), they
were 22nd...see NCAA.com/football/stats.
Rafinsure: I could be wrong but neither Tim McTyer nor Omar Morgan were
especially big, but may have been BYU's best corners.
Ya Vet, you have about 4 more months to refer the WAC in any regard. However,
as usual, beating a dead horse is your specialty. Cougsrock!
I'll admit - I'm more comfortable with our defense on the field than I
am our offense.
Bronco's Defense is AMAZING! Last year, the Y's Big "D" held
their big brother to only 481-yds of total offense, and a meager 38-pts.
I'm surprised SEC coaches don't fly to WACistan to learn defensive
strategies from cougar coaches. Why, the last time anyone from SEC country flew
up to Provo......they wanted to meet with Kyle.So weird!
No mention of O'Neal Chambers. Is he still returning this year? The plan
was to move him to the defensive backfield. I look forward to watching him
It concerns me that it's a small back field, PAC-12 and Big 10 teams have
players that are 6'0" or over. Sorensen is the only guy they mention
who is 6'0". Hopefully, they have at least a lot of speed. They might
have difficulties against tall and fast wide receivers.
The funny thing is that Mildred is closer to the truth than he wants to admit.
Bronco's defenses tend to be quite strong.
Bronco is a defensive genius.