Comments about ‘Dick Harmon: BYU football: Taysom Hill's injury has Brandon Doman on hot seat’

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Published: Monday, Oct. 8 2012 9:00 p.m. MDT

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Broom Hockey Champ
Scottsdale, AZ

"I'd take him over Brian Johnson any day. Ultimately, Bronco is in charge of everything, including the offense. Learn from it and move on."

I agree. So what if Doman wants to shave his head, sit in the booth, stand on the side line, eat copious amounts of garlic bread, or wear sweat pants when he goes on dates with his wife.

Get over it, legion of ninnyhammers. He's not as astute as Lavell Edwards (who is?), but he's BYU's OC. Bronco chose him for a reason and he needs our support!

Doman > Brian Johnson

Salt Lake City, UT

"In his defense, if BYU's kicking game was better, the Cougars would be 6-0."

Last I checked the two teams BYU lost to have no kicking game either.

"It is #1, always has been, always will be."

It depends on year. This year since we're headed for a middling 6-6 type season then yes, BYU is the most important. A lot of other years it'd be a bowl game, or a conference championship game, or a deciding game to figure out who represents the south in the... ugh, Colorado...

Scottsdale, AZ

"Get your game plan going and I like to see our backups qb start making more passes or let Van Noy be the starter. PLEASE!"

Making Van Noy the QB makes a lot of sense. I welcome this idea. In fact, I revel in it.

Highland, UT


I don't "try" to get you to believe anything. I just state facts. utah "fans" like yourself don't like facts. I just appreciate thenuns honesty on this particular subject. The BYU game has always been and will always be the game that matters most for utah "fans" like yourselves. It is also the game that matters the most to whittingham and utah's team. They expend every bit of energy and emotion on that game and that is why once again they are headed for a losing pac12 record.

I'm sure you are enjoying that as well.


Highland, UT


I never posted anything about the BYU kicking game.


Curious why Doman is once again roaming the sidelines during the game and not in the press box?

Broom Hockey Champ
Scottsdale, AZ

"Curious why Doman is once again roaming the sidelines during the game and not in the press box?"

Please see my post at 3:34PM.

St George, UT

@ Two for Flinching,
I obviously understand the poor call in that situation. Thanks for explaining the obvious. I still say 'move on'.


BHC: Wasn't showing lack of support, it was a serious inquiry. Last season he began on the sideline and had struggled with seeing the field or whatever so he moved to the press box. Has he said why he is back down on the field?

Ghost Writer

Funny thing . . . I used to hear these same complaints about Norm Chow.

meridian, idaho

What is wrong with the church? Why would they call a football coach to be a bishop? Don't they understand that being a football coach at the division I level is a full time job. If done right it takes a full day and even some nights. I just understand this thinking.

If all of you remember the risky plays that were call at the end of the utah state game. two options plays and a shovel pass on a fake pass play. All of these could have turned to to a disaster.

I BYU wants to play for a champtionship or even a bowl game their thinking has got to change. If all they do is want to play for fun and not worry about winning, then let us know. I for one wants to win. Coach M. wants football to be the flag bearer of the university. At this moment it is far from that. This is my take.

Alpine, UT


Brandon moved to the sideline when Taysom was starting so it would be easier for him to work with his young quarterback during the game.

I wouldn't be surprised to see him back in the booth with Riley starting again.

Old Navy
Provo, UT

What does him serving as a bishop have to do with the lack of common sense to just kneel on the ball when the game is essentially over and kill the clock?

Sandy, UT

Not on the "hot seat" with me! Relax BYU fans, it'll be fine, and get off get the BYU articles Ute fans (who have nothing better to do than stir up trouble! You have enough you should be thinking about with your own team!). Go Cougs!

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Armchair coaches are amazing.. you should all be coaching as a full time career. Some of you have coached - youth teams. And by the way you talk I would guess that you never made a bad call or lost a game. With so much talent in the coaching ranks it's a wonder our Utah High Schools don't all have winning records.

Bronco and Doman are doing a good job. Have they made some mistakes? Yes. But then all of you have too. Stop casting stones and start supporting the team.

Jealous U
Alpine, UT

Chris B
aka Utah 27 USC 21

"Back to fighting for a WAC championship..."

It's laughable that fans whose team only won TWO WAC championships in 37 years should speak so disparagingly of WAC championships.

One thing's for sure, the Utes are guaranteed to finish dead last in the fight for the WAC championship.

Meanwhile, Utah State(1-0) and BYU(1-1) both lead Utah(0-2) in the fight for the PAC championship.

East Salt Lake City, Utah


It is also the [BYU] game that matters the most to whittingham and utah's team. They expend every bit of energy and emotion on that game and that is why once again they are headed for a losing pac12 record.


Sure it is. Just look at how we dismantled #18 Pitt after rolling over BYU in 2004 and after rolling over BYU in 2008 we dismantled #4 Bama (aka the only 12-0 team from a real conference).

I am willing to bet it has more to do with the fact that Utah has 2 years of PAC recruiting while other teams have had decades of PAC recruiting.

Lindon, UT

Andy Reid?

West Jordan, Utah


USU ended Utah's season. Not! A national championship went out the window that night. But that WASN'T going to happen anyway. The beauty of the PAC 12 is that Utah gets good match ups each week. USU has three games of significance (Utah, Wisconsin, and BYU). USU went 1-2 in those games. Now, who do you play the rest of the year? Actually, your season is ruined after a loss.

USU played well @Wisconsin and BYU. I was impressed. USU did not get worked over anywhere. Beating Utah was the same. You earned it, but Utah did not get worked over. They lost in overtime on the road by a pass interference call.

When BYU losses a game, their season is over. Utah could lose a number of games and still have a shot at the Rose Bowl. That is not realistic sometimes, but even a middle tier PAC 12 team gets the kind of bowl game that the MWC champion got. At least now, Utah gets to play good programs and not Wyoming, UNLV, New Mexico, and CSU.

The PAC 12 is great for Utah. Find fault and be jealous if you must.

Dr Rush
Saint George, UT

Nelson and Hill running QB's, running QB's get hurt. A stable of good wide out's and your throwing pocket passer James Lark sit's on the bench and is even demoted to 3rd string. Don't know Doman but if you can't figure out that at the lest Lark should be given a chance leads me to believe that he has something personal against Lark or he's lacking the skill to be an offensive coordinator at the college level.

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