Can't wait to see you in a game again Taysom!
The WAC really needs a championship game. With byu beating Utah State, Utah
State beating San Jose, and San Jose beating byu, we'll just never know who
the best WAC team really is.I wonder what Taysom thinks when he sees
his former Cardinal teammates beating Oregon and heading to the Rose Bowl, and
his current teammates getting worked by San Jose.LOL
Utah State beat Utah so we should probably put the Utes into the equation.
Great news. Great that a young man can recover quickly from his injuries and
proceed with his dreams. A lot of BYU faithful are looking forward to 2013 as
Hill's year. (and beyond)
My prayer is for your speedy and complete recovery Tayson. Best of luck. BYU
needs you at the helm next year. Happy Thanksgiving.
@butro,The large difference being Utah is in the Pregious Pac 12
Conference, not the WAC. And how did we get in the Pac 12?We earned it, largely by going undefeated twice, going to a BCS game twice,
winning a BCS game twice, and finishing in the top 5 in the country, twice.All in the past decade.
Glad to see Taysom making significant recovery. This kid has a bright future in
football and beyond.
@ Chris BEvery conference needs a bottom dweller for the big time
teams to beat up on.
I understand that injuries are inevitable in football, at the same time the
risks increase with certain systems, strategies and play calling. I have
noticed that Hill was almost no different from Nelson in their urge and penchant
for running than passing. Hill by the way is a lot better in both than Nelson.
Then again who is not better than Riley at this stage of his unproductive
career? Anyway, I feel that the vulnerabilities and injuries of Hill and Nelson
are results of the radical Doman system favoring the option and quarterback
scrambles/runs than pocket and drop back passing. The pattern/system should be
looked at and evaluated in a serious way. I hope Hill will pass the ball and
run only as a last resort or a designed once every eight downs by a new
Offensive Coach. Hill is a good and fast runner and can win lots of games for
the Cougars, but the risks of injury increase fourfold too when running on every
other down. Wishing him fast recovery and a great season next year!
Chris B"The WAC really needs a championship game."Unfortunately for U, you are WINLESS in the WAC and were eliminated from
contention in early September.The WAC champion is ranked and will be
playing in a bowl.The over-hyped, full-of-themselves, conference
bottom-dwelling Utes and their fans will home for the holidays watching the BYU
and Utah State bowl games from the comfort of their parent's couch in the
KougerIf Doman is allowed to continue as BYU's OC, he owes it
to Hill to spend every second from now until BYU's first game in 2013
designing and learning how to coach a passing offense.
Pregious pac12??? It's pathetic 12 and please learn to spell.
Taysom went to BYU because he was inspired to do so. Not Stanford, not Utah,
but BYU. There is more to life than just sports, and that probably dawned on
him when he was serving his mission.Not being in a conference is a
bit frustrating, especially since the Utes will win twice as many Rose Bowls as
the University of Arizona. Now that Utah is in the Conference of Champions,
there will hardly be enough room in the rafters of the Huntsman Center for all
Thanks to brandon Doman for making this story possible.
Chris B,"we'll just never know who the best WAC team really
is'.We do know who the worse team in the PAC is. You know, the
team who couldn't compete in the WAC a few years ago.
@cb - Did you read this article? Your comments have nothing to do with the
article, as usual. But I will respond to two of your comments. Who is the only
AQ conference not to win a national championship in the BCS era? It's time
to face the music, the PAC has not been pretigious the past 15 years. However,
to the PACs credit, they were greatly improved this year, which is why I believe
Utah will not finish in the upper half of the conference for the next decade.
If Utah is going to be great, they need to create their own identity by winning.
Same for BYU. As for Tayson, I truly hope he is ready for Spring
ball. His ability to lead and work with the team from April - August will be
crucial for next years success.I also hope that if Doman is still
around, he and Dupaix will realize we cannot find the success we are looking for
by running the QB 20 times a game. This is not BYU football, it is Air Force,
Georgia Tech and Navy football. Otherwise we will always have injured QBs just
like this year.
Great news for Taysom and all Cougar Nation. Can't wait to see Taysom play
next year. Finally a QB who can both run and more importantly Pass the
Great news. After this frustrating season it is good to get something positive.
I'm a Ute fan but I did enjoy watching Taysom Hill in the little time he
had to play. Here's hoping for a fast recovery.
The injury to Hill was unfortunate. I would think if healthy, he would start
next year given Mangum is on a mission.
Chris B,How many WAC championships has the U won? How can you
expect the U to suddenly start winning a conference championship in the PAC if
you struggled so much in the WAC?
You're right Chris B, all of the Ute success was in the PAST. How is Utah
doing now? How about that bowl game you're going to? The prestigious
PAC-12 Conference which you will not win now or in the forseeable future. This
year, of all years, Ute fans should be very grateful Bronco can't pick a
good Quarterback to run the program.
byu fans,Join a real conference, then we'll talk. Playing 4 of
the worst teams in D-1 football (Weber State, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico
State---really?) to pad your record after you annually lose to decent teams
doesn't cut it.
GoRed,Do you honestly feel the utes would have played to within
three points of the number one team in college football? Be real! BYU is the
University of Utah.Nuff said.
GoRedSo does that mean if we don't join a real conference,
you'll quit talking?Hmmmm...
With all of the unhappiness about Riley, imagine the tumult if Hill were healthy
and standing on the sidelines.
Best of luck to Taysom in his continued recovery. If anything has
(hopefully) been learned by the coaches it's that a healthy and talented QB
is essential to put points on the board. I agree that in spite of Taysom's
huge upside, Riley may still have played just as many games. If Lark
doesn't start Saturday, the fan mutiny that is simmering may boil.BTW, Chris B. You state..."And how did we [Utah] get in the Pac 12? We
earned it, largely by going undefeated twice, going to a BCS game twice, winning
a BCS game twice, and finishing in the top 5 in the country, twice." (Something else you've done TWICE, consecutively, is finish in the
bottom half of the PAC.)Explain how the CO Buffs earned their invite
before U with their football resume'. Everyone knows it was to
save face from the BIG 12 big four saying no. Add in TV sets and sprinkle a dash
of religious bias exclusivity. There's your real answer.Keep
clinging to those two BCS bowl wins, hug your PAC 12 banner, and keep warm
during the upcoming cold and lonely bowl season.
"The over-hyped, full-of-themselves, conference bottom-dwelling Utes and
their fans will home for the holidays watching the BYU and Utah State bowl games
from the comfort of their parent's couch in the basement."Hey Chris B, you can come over to my house to watch the Poinsettia Bowl since
you won't have anything to do.
HedgehogYou need a hug. Hate is not the BYU way brother.
@Riverton CougarThe WAC? That was nearly 20 years ago man. In that
span, Utah has beaten BYU 13 out of 20.
Good article. Hopefully, Hill can come back and start next season. It would
line up nicely with Tanner Mangum's mission return. Mangum could redshirt
during Hill's Senior year, learn the ropes and battle for the starting job
with four years of eligibility remaining.
OCoug - You are leaving out a talented Billy Green in the QB rotation.2013 - Hill, Munns, Olsen, Green (redshirt)2014 - Hill, Olsen, Green2015 - Hill, Green, Mangum (Redshirt), Kuresa2016 - Green, Mangum,
Kuresa2017 - Green, Mangum2018 - Mangum2019 - MangumThis puts us back into starting Juniors and Seniors, instead of Freshman.
With the very serious nature of Hill's injury and a long and arduous
rehab,Hill may not even play next season,Look for Munns
to be the starting QB when the season opens. (Or perhaps a yet to be
determined JC QB ala Sarkisian?)
Jazzsmack"With the very serious nature of Hill's injury and
a long and arduous rehab,"You obviously didn't bother
reading the article which said that Hill's injury was not as serious as
initially diagnosed, that he's recovering faster than expected, and that he
could be ready for limited, non-contact practice by the time Spring Football
CougFanGood post. I agree with you about the importance of getting
back to starting Junior and Senior Quarterbacks. However, I don't foresee
Hill being challenged by either Munns, Olsen or Green. Munns and Olsen will
likely replace Lark in the consummate back-up. And until Green is on campus and
competing with Division 1A talent he's an unknown. Don't forget we
had a highly touted high school quarterback from Washington that transferred to
Kansas and couldn't get it done while at the Y. Kuresa has been playing
wide-out the whole season, and doesn't seem to fit into the QB picture.
Unless, that is, Bronco decides to go with another underdog ala Riley. JazzsmackAs for Munns see above comment, and I sincerely hope that
we don't have to rely on a JC transfer quarterback. All we have to do is
look to the North to see how that worked out this year.
@CougfaninTX"This puts us back into starting Juniors and Seniors,
instead of Freshman"That is unless Doman is still the OC and
burning through QB's faster than my cellphone battery burns through
Thank you so much for the update on this fine young QB. We look forward to being
able to see him play again!I wonder if our OC will still be around
next season is a plausible question.
Goll Taysom sounds neat. He'll be as good at Riley maybe.
Taysom's a great kid. He used to come in for lunch once a week to my deli
here in Pocatello. Nice, humble and respectful. Not something I can say for
all highschool kids. He definately earned my respect and admiration and
Pocatello is rooting for him to succeed while at BYU.
It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the BYU fans are going to trash their
own. This Band of Brothers motto and all the talk about character is simply
senseless chatter. I remember reading the comments last year after Riley pulled
out the win vs. the Ags. He was your "saviour" of the program, since
wonderboy Jake Heaps, whom you all bragged about, turned out to be a flop. Here
we go again. Now you'll trash Doman and Riley. Why don't you rally
around your team, all of them, and just be good people. Riley is competitor,
who transferred to what he thought was a "better" program and
"better" people, only to find the worst fans in the world. Just be good
fans, and root for your team. It's not always someone's fault. It
makes me sick to read your comments. Utah went with a new quarterback too, but
you don't read the Ute fans ripping on Jon Hayes. Accept the fact that BYU
football isn't what it once was, and focus on being positive in the
re-building process. I used to cheer for BYU, but you fans drove me away.
Some of you fans who are always after Doman, remember there is a learning curve
for offensive coordinators. I guess the same learning curve should apply to
fans, but it is obvious that many fans don't know enough about football and
coaching to have a learning curve.
@ Braveheart aka William WallaceThe motto and character talk come
from the team and coaches, not the fans. Of course, fans like players with good
character. Riley has usually played well against lesser competition. For
whatever reason, partially coaching, Jake Heaps couldn't get the job done
at BYU. He chose to transfer instead of redshirting. Lack of point production
and one of BYU's worst offenses is "someone's fault", perhaps
QB play, injured O-line, and coach mismanagement. The most casual observer knows
that Riley's competitiveness (playing injured) and Bronco's
loyalty-to-a-fault cost BYU three games. Isn't the point of the game to win
with players that give you the best chance to do just that. Why shouldn't
fans hope things change for the better? If you're so sick of the
comments...and I see no posts on this article that are so outrageous as to draw
your venom...don't read and you'll feel better. Peruse ANY U articles
and you'll find many trashing their team, QB, and OC with more vitriol.Here's to two more great games and a better 2013 with Hill at the
To Henry Drummond, it is good to see a Ute fan with some class. And a little
reminder to chris b.: those undefeated seasons came in the MWC, which, with the
exception of TCU, was just the old WAC, the same one BYU played in 1984. I
think just about every WAC team could give this year's MWC, as well as the
U of U, a tough battle on any given Saturday.
I really think Hill's injury is nigh unto unforgivable for Doman. That
play should have never even been an option for that series. We need a different
OC and QB coach.I am grateful Taysom is healing and has a good
attitude. I pray he will be stronger than ever and not injury prone due to this
incident. He is a good young man and I hope he gets to play out his dream.
I hope for Hill's sake, he will make a full recovery. It doesn't
really matter which play he was injured on. The fact is, if Doman keeps running
the QB 20 times a game, Hill won't last many games next season. Hope your
second and third string QBs can play. Also, I might be a little worried about
starting a Soph QB with only two starts against BYU's improved schedule
next year. Could be a long season. Travis Wilson may not do any better, but I
like the game experience he's getting this season (sorry Jon Hayes).
Now all BYU needs is a Head Coach , Offensive cordinator , and Offensive line
Coach and we wil be cooking with Gas.
Hey JayDee, I just hope Hill starts out well, because it won't take the BYU
fans long to jump off the "Taysom Hill" bandwagon, just like Heaps, and
just like Riley. I disagree with your statement about the "vitriolic"
comments from the Ute fans, great word by the way. Ute fans tend to respond
with somewhat less mordancy in my opinion, but it is just my opinion. I hope
James Lark can be the savior that the fans are now saying he'll be in your
last couple games. Look out Riley, the bus is fast approaching. Thanks for
being a great student-athlete, and for giving your all. As a Ute/Aggie fan,
I've always respected your passion for the game.
I think it humorous that the little brothers from up north must comment here
because they have nothing positive from their own world.If U
haven't figured it out yet - THE PAC LET YOU IN SO THEY COULD HAVE A PLAY
OFF. They let U and CU in because they expected just what they got - expanded
size and no threat to the establish dominion.I'm not about to
tout BYU this year, but I find it very funny that U just cannot leave it alone.
@william wallaceYou've never been a BYU fan and you are only
here using another of 100 different screen names to post lame things like that
Good guess Duckhunter. No other screen names, just this. Because you comment
more than anyone doesn't make you right, but keep thinking that. I just
state my opinion. I don't claim it's right or wrong, but glad you do.