"Doman is hoping Riley Nelson's senior-year moment matches that of
prior QB senior starters." Hope may be all Doman's got. Try
coaching so the "hope" turns to reality.
IF the Y goes 11-2 this year, including another Bowl win, i'll see this
year as a huge success.. If they better that record, that's legendary
status., and BCS worthy. Good luck, Riley.. You deserve the good that is coming
If Riley gets injured, the season will end for the Cougies. I hope his passion
doesn't crush the dreams of his team by him running in no-mans-land every
other play. It will be interesting to see if the rest of the team steps up as
well. Last season only had Riley step up to make plays.
@tuffy:"If the Y goes 11-2" Um, just one problem. In your 5
relevant games(WSU, utah, boise, notre dame, and georgia tech" there is a
100% chance you lose at least 3, and 4 is likely. This is 3-5
losses, just with those 5 games. Do you have another miracle in your pocket to
beat Utah state and the other WAC teams?I'll say it again, if
byu beats Utah I won't post on a byu article for a year and I"ll sing
the byu fight songutah 32byu 10riley 4 turnoversmark it down
I'm a Riley fan and certainly don't want to see anybody get injured
but what about your highly rated senior back-up Lark?Shouldn't be the
end of your season with two top 20 back-ups in the cougar clipboard corp just
itching to get their first taste of Div I football .....right?Troll,
I'm talking Lark and Munns, not the freshman. Want you to be able to stay
with us on this.
Chris B, thanks for putting yourself out there with that boast. I think the
game will be close, and and though I don't guarantee a Cougar win, my
advice to you is to find a copy of the Cougar fight song, just in case. I hope
you will put it on YouTube for all of us to enjoy. And that will be the last
words we hear or read from you in a year!!! Until then, I am sure you will keep
entertaining us with your silly comments.
GoGetter,Since yours seemed the least obnoxious of the trolls,
let's address that. Season will end... maybe so, maybe not.
Unlike Utah last year, we DO have a backup qb. By the way, how seasoned is
u'r backup this year?Crush the dreams... for the record,
please note that Riley was injured trying to be a prototypical BYU qb - standing
in the pocket. He stood in the pocket too long and got drilled. I personally
hope he scrambles and throws on the run more, ala Hawaii. Nobody
else stepped up... oh so wrong, little bro. It took a while but after Riley
took over, players started laying out to catch passes. The whole recovery from
the Utah debacle was at least as much BYU improving as the competition
weakening. Shoot, the way we played u in September, even Colorado could have
beaten us. At home. But by the end of the season, no way BYU would
lose to Colorado.
I think a senior quarterback who cannot throw is not much better than a junior
quarterback who cannot throw. We are sunk either way.
Chris, normally you aren't worth a reply, but I have a few minutes before
my next meeting, so...Washington State... BYU winsGeorgia
Tech... BYU winsNotre Dame... BYU probably winsUtah... BYU probably
winsBoise... Up for grabsJust sayin'...
Y Grad, the last 3 times BYU has had a senior QB, they've beaten Utah.
That trend can very likely continue seeing how this is a senior BYU team and the
road team usually wins in this series.
Let's talk after a few big games before I give them a great season. I wish
Riley the best and I hope this is not all talk - a-g-a-i-n. Chris B. I'm
sure you will keep posting regardless of the outcome of any game. You would
just have a different name and interject your less-than-accurate projections as
always. You add so much humor to the discussion with your frequent folly.
Thanks for sharing.
BYU 42Utah 10No doubt about it.BYU 27Boise State 17BYU 38Utah State 7It's going to be a great year.
Y Grad, "By the way, how seasoned is u'r backup this
year?" Unless I completly misunderstood your question, our
"back-up" is 6-3 as a starter for a Pac-12 team. So I'd say
he's seasoned. Between your two back-ups Lark and Munns, they have
9 pass attempts total in a game situation. I think it's fair to say you
might be throwing them to the wolves should, heaven forbid, Riley get hurt. Not unlike what happened to Hays last year except he did not have the benefit
of being in the program 2-3 years. Am I correct?
To Proud Ute:Unless something changed this week, I thought Hays was third
string. Which is really interesting IMO because the 2nd string must be a
stud.If he's not then it could be another weird year for the Utes:
squeaking out a few close ones and laying a total egg in others (see Colorado)
After all the hits he will take from Utah, he will get senior moment alright!
Proud UteYour backup was only 4-2 against PAC teams with LOSING
records, including that humiliating loss to 10-loss Colorado, and Hays barely
beat 4-8 WSU in OT. (Actually, it wasn't even Hays, it was Utah's
kicker that beat WSU.)That said, with injury-prone Wynn as
Utah's starter, Hays or Wilson is all but guaranteed to be Utah's
starter at some point during the season.Wynn will be lucky to
survive a month before being benched for injury or ineffectiveness.
@ SoCalUtahFan:Thank you for your hummer, that is the funniest post
I have read for a long time. Your post is a true gem of wit.
Let's all be serious - the BYU / Utah games this year will be close - it
nearly always is (except last year). Any prediction that isn't one team or
the other winning by 7 points or less on the final drive of the game is likely
wrong. Both teams should be good 7-10 win teams with a few breaks here and there
and the health of the team being the difference between 7 wins and 10 wins. We
are very fortunate in this state to have good college football.
The BYU "star" QB's greatest senior moment will be when he hears
his name announced for the Wazzu game. After that, he'll be whining to the
press again about lack of protection by the o-line, receivers who cannot catch,
and about how he can run better than any of the RB's. Then there will be
the plethora of option plays that will result in the "star" ignoring his
teammates in favor of running up the middle on one of about twenty QB sneaks per
game. He isn't the least bit interested in the "Team" concept.
Every play is all about his personal glory. If you diehard Cougar fans
haven't figured that out yet, then you just keep living on your cloud of
delusion, ever unaware of the reality of of the game that everyone else sees
whenever your "star" takes the field. Senior year
@hcb63You sound extremely desperate.
So Doman is hoping little Riley will have the same kind of year as Ty Detmer,
John Beck, Max Hall etc..??? Serious? This is the same Nelson that looked liked
a high school back up QB in last years bowl game? BYU football is about as
exciting as week old root-beer with the top left off.
@Worf - That is the kind of delusional thinking that keeps the most die-hard BYU
fans going year in and year out. Preseason Natl. champs every year! Always as
good as your best win, while all opponents are only as good as their worst loss.
If BYU wins those games, by those scores, I will give you the deed to my car.
Hilarious. @ygrad/dad - Did Utah lose to CO. last year? Did BYU
win the national championship in 84? Really, you haven't mentioned either
in the last 20 seconds. 28 years from now you will still be siting the loss to
CO. the reason nothing else Utah does counts. Grow up.Finally, as a
realistic Utah fan, I don't plan on the rivalry game being a cakewalk for
either team. As long as Nelson is on the field, byu is a legit threat to any
team they face this year, so in Utah's case, the team and fans should take
the game very seriously.
I think Riley is going to get to that 65% passing percentage. I think he will
also make a few stupid mistakes and toss up a few jump balls that he should have
just taken the ten yard loss instead. That being said, I think they have a great
chance to end up with ten wins again this year.
Two big events coming up:* BYU-Utah game* Presidential
@UU32Thank you for rising above the trolls and recognizing that your
arch rival B.Y.U. is still a formidable foe for Utah. Your comment almost made
me because a Utah fan, however as a loyal B.Y.U. fan people like you who can
keep the rivalry fun give me more respect for Utah fans than the crisb's
out there who make disparaging comments that are embarrassing to fans on both
sides of the rivalry.
DnquixoteGrow up??? That wasn't very thoughtful or civil. But
first, props where props are due. In my fantasies I visualize a 56
point cougar victory. Publicly I am on record predicting another last-drive,
come from behind cougar victory. I appreciate your realistic assessment of the
game. For the record, don't think I've mentioned NC or
1984 in over a year. Colorado? Guilty as charged, but you have to realize that
when a Ute fan comes on a BYU article and tries to justify why a top 25 is not
legit, as if the poll voters never realized who BYU played, it begs for someone
to remind them that 54-10 was by far their best game, Colorado was by far their
worst, and on average, Utah was rather average. Grow up??? Take
naval vet, chris b and utah-hawaii and go home. Trolling someone else's
page is not indicative of mature behavior.
Utesies just hope Wynnie makes it to his senior year with two usable arms.