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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 21 2012 10:00 a.m. MST

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Can't wait to see you in a game again Taysom!

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

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.



Utah State beat Utah so we should probably put the Utes into the equation.

Spanish Fork, UT

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)

Carthage, MO

My prayer is for your speedy and complete recovery Tayson. Best of luck. BYU needs you at the helm next year. Happy Thanksgiving.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


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.

Danbury, CT

Glad to see Taysom making significant recovery. This kid has a bright future in football and beyond.

Somewhere, UT

@ Chris B

Every conference needs a bottom dweller for the big time teams to beat up on.

Lehi, UT

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!

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah

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 basement.


Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah


If 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.

Murray, utah

Pregious pac12??? It's pathetic 12 and please learn to spell.

Riverton, UT

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 their banners.

Uncle Rico
Sandy, UT

Thanks to brandon Doman for making this story possible.

Mcallen, TX

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.

Frisco, TX

@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.

Saint George, UT

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 football.

Idaho Falls, ID

Great news. After this frustrating season it is good to get something positive.

Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

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.

West Jordan, Utah

The injury to Hill was unfortunate. I would think if healthy, he would start next year given Mangum is on a mission.

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