I'm excited to hear that Brandon is changing things up. My frustration over
these past few years has been the predictable BYU offense. If the
O-line gets it together this could shape up to another fun season. Looking forward to it! Go Cougars!
Sounds like Riley might want to check in with Doman and compare notes before
they talk to the media. These guys could be good but if the backfield is
running for it's life instead of yardage they have a problem.
The Y has to run - because they can't throw. Is this really BYU
football???? Wilson, McMahon, Young, Bosco, Detmer, Beck, Hall all have to be
scratching their heads trying to recognize their old football team. Geez, this
ugly scramble run and boot - what ever you call it isn't even a shadow of
the kind of precision wide open passing game that put the Y on the college
football map. This entire program is headed for the dumpster.
Easier said than done to go 150 and 300/ game. Nelson will surely run more than
pass though, but for his life.
@patriotWhen Beck played, Curtis Brown ran. When Hall played, Unga
ran. Running helps the passing game. I agree that we've done more of a
"scramble run and boot", as you called it, last year. But you cannot
say that trying to run it so the passing game is more open has never been done
at BYU before.
I love it. Three of the first four comments are by Utes. We appreciate your
loyalty.I'm very encouraged by Alisa and Prithard in the
backfield. This will be a great team on defense and offense. I have no idea
how anyone with any intellect could say this program is headed to the dumpster.
This is a program headed back to the Top 25. 10-2 is my prediction, but if the
ball bounces the right way . . . one never knows. 2012 will be a great year for
Practices have shown the Y to have a great running game. So far, with no pads,
there has been great success against the defensive "two hands below the
waist" - can't wait to see how they do when the get full uniforms
including the detatchable flags.
I wonder why so many Utes feel it is their duty to make ridiculous and ignorant
comments on EVERY BYU article ever written? Why not spend your time in more
meaningful pursuits? Go help a little old lady across the street, do something,
anything useful! I promise you will feel better about yourself!
Interesting statistic: This BYU article has--before my comment--four comments,
three of which are from Utah supporters bashing BYU. An article about Utah
player Trevor Reilly also has four comments, none of which are from BYU fans.
However, three of the four comments mention BYU.
Sorry, but I trust Doman's assessment of BYU's running potential much
more than the opinions of our trio of jealous Utah trolls.Doman
teamed with the nation's best running back his senior year and spent time
as a QB in the NFL. What have these Utah interlopers ever done that makes them
think they have any expertise on the subject?
Oh, i thought this was a Ute article since sammyg was the first comment. my bad
The question is...when will the talk of NC seasonbegin for Cougars? Or did
I miss it for not readingDN daily?
I read both the comics and the most of the articles regarding BYU's
football prowess. They both have the same effect on me.
SoCalUtahFanOf more concern to U should be when will the Utes start
predicting that they're actually going to win a championship, instead of
pretending that 4-5 losing conference records are somehow something to beat
their chests about?
I'm really anxious to read the articles after each of the first 4 games.
Drive your best runner out of school. Then focus on running the ball. Drive
your best quarterback out then wonder why you cannot throw the ball. What
will doman focus on next? Drive the tight ends out of school? To his
season will be another disaster.
You have to "carefully study" that the best teams can run the ball? As
an OC, being able to run the ball is rule #1, #2 and #3.
Why run the ball when you have such great quarterback play? Riley should easily
throw for 300 yard games. He has to be the most accurate pocket passer in the
If pickle juice got us to 10 wins, I'm certain the ice tubs will get us to
undefeated. Plus domain said that the best teams run the ball. He studied this
re:Chris from Rose ParkAny productive pass game must have a good run
game no question. The Sarkisian years were a prime example of a great balanced
offense with run and pass. The problem BYU has is that teams are going to simply
play tight man defense forcing Nelson to throw into tight coverage - which he
simple isn't capable of doing and every defense knows it. BYU doesn't
have any backs or an O-line that is capable of putting fear into anyone so this
offense boils down to some sort of scramble run and boot thing and the only way
the Y gets any big plays is when Nelson is running all over the place and some
receiver shakes lose and gets open. This sort of thing is ok for a play or two
but as the bowl game showed last year it is easy to contain for the entire game.
In previous years the Y always had a QB that could throw into tight windows and
make plays - not anymore. There isn't one QB in the program who is capable
of that. The Y really isn't the Y anymore.
It should be a down year for the Y.....Rivals ranks their 2012 recruiting class
as ranked 61st in the nation while the Utes are ranked 28th in the nation. Have
fun getting beat again by the team up North again this year!
JennyI know USC is ranked higher than the Utes and they will pound
the Utes back to a 3 way tie for 8th place.Go Trojans!
patriotYou obviously don't have a clue what BYU has in the way
of running backs and Riley's passing is MUCH better than you're
willing to admit.------------Wayne RoutBYU
didn't run it's best running back off; Juice chose to leave because
the writing was on the wall that he was probably going to be no better than 3rd
on the depth chart. On paper, Heaps was clearly the best QB, but on the field,
Heaps didn't have half the heart and determination to succeed as Riley.
sammygPAC Recruiting Rankings2013#1 USC#21
Wash#24 Stan#25 Ore2012#12 Stan#13 USC#18 Ore#19 UCLA#22 Cal#23 Wash2011#4
USC#14 Ore#18 Cal#21 Stan#24 Wash2010#7 USC#10 UCLA#15 Cal#18 Stan#20 Wash#22 Ore2009#4 USC#17 UCLA 2008#7 USC#14
UCLA#17 ASU#24 Colo2007#1 USC#23 Ore2006#2 USC#19 UCLANotice which team from the PAC
South is glaringly missing.USC has AVERAGED a Top FIVE recruiting
class since 2006, yet our little friends up north actually believe that the Utes
have a chance to compete with the Trojans.lol
The Utes obviously don't have even a remote chance of ever beating USC and
as soon as UCLA gets their act together again, the best the Utes can hope for is
to occassionally challenge ASU, Arizona and Colorado for 3rd in the PAC South.
@Jenny83 "It should be a down year for the Y.....Rivals ranks their 2012
recruiting class as ranked 61st in the nation while the Utes are ranked 28th in
the nation."Lol, who cares? According to Rivals, for the last
six years Utah has had a better recruiting class than BYU. Their head-to-head
record in those six years? 3-3. If collegiate referees could actually spot
when a knee was down, it would be 4-2 in favor of the Cougs. But c'est la
vie.I'm really not worried about the Utah game at all.
I've re-watched last year's game a couple of times and, short of us
just giving you the ball 4 times like we did last year, I don't see how BYU
doesn't beat Utah by 14+. Your secondary's mediocre at best, your
QB's average at best, John White IV is a great back, but we'd held him
to 15 yds rushing through the 3rd QTR until our D threw in the towel.Pretty sure that won't happen this year.Should be a fun
Jenny83While it's true that Utah won the 2011 BYU - Utah game
handily, the game was actually much closer from a competitive standpoint than
Utah fans are willing to admit. If not for Heaps early boneheaded fumble into
the end zone to give Utah their first touchdown, instead of just falling on the
ball after his initial bobble, BYU would have lead 10-7 at the half. Total
yardage for the game was about the same for each team. The big difference, of
course, was turnovers that lead to easy scores for Utah and completely changed
the momentum of the game in the second half.BYU fans would have
relished a re-match in late November as it was blatantly obvious to any
objective observer which team was playing better football the second half of the
royalblueAlthough the final results don't show it, Colorado
actually dominated the Utes much more thoroughly in the first half of the
Utah-Colorado game, than the Utes dominated the Cougars in the second half of
the BYU-Utah game. Utah's offense was practically non-existent in the first
half against Colorado.
Jenny should be a sports analyst with that analysis from one website.Tell me Ms. Analyst, how will a team with a senior QB, loaded at RB, WR, added
to some incredible linebackers and corners end up being a down year? Oh, and
not much team left from last years 10-win season and there are a plethora of
seniors on the team.Also, what does your comment have anything to do
with RBs?Lots of people terrified of BYU's powerful running
game added to a senior QB who is a proven leader and winner, or why else would