Blair is transferring?
The offensive line was BYU's aquilles heal last year. Good thing they
brought in Jr college transfers. Bronco says they have enough bodies to
potentially have 3 deep on the OL. They probably better plan on that, as
appears you can never have too many players prepared for the OL. I'm
assuming that on Tues, Thurs, & Sat, when they are not having a formal
practice, the players will hit the weight room, and also work together in their
separate groups. I do kind of like the idea of having those days for the
coaches to evaluate their players, and their practices. They can maybe keep on
top of things and be more united as coaches as to the development of the
players, game plans, etc. It will perhaps give them some evaluation following
spring practices, to work towards for fall practices and game preparation. I
guess we'll see how it all works out this coming fall season. Good luck,
Bronco, coaches, and team. Go get em.
We are loaded.
Unfortunately, we know from last year that throwing ability and poise count for
nothing, so I wonder the basis for selecting a quarterback. I hope it has
nothing to do with fielding punts.
Wayne RoutEl Paso, TXTime to turn the page, Wayne, and move
on.Sad to hear Blair is transferring, but in a program that prizes
loyalty, perhaps he was struggling with his alegiance to the team and loyalty to
a coach that "left." Things will happen.Look forward to the
development of quarterbacks, which of course includes the development of
connections with the receivers. Here's to better line play, more
production out of the tight ends, and quartebacks who are healthy and wise. And
welocme back, Mike Alesa.
Mendenhall doesn't owe Hill the starting job, but he does owe him the
opportunity to win it in the Fall. Hill's injury is on Mendenhall.
Right on EdGrady!Hopefully Bronco doesn't make another stupid
Disrespect byu all you want Chris. Bottom line: we were your best win last year.
If our program is as bad as you constantly harp on about, what does that say
@HaWKalum,What it says is that as bad as we are, we're better
than you! We own you on the field.Seniors going for the 4-0 sweep
I agree Ernest, you're always loaded. Chris B. wants you to share.
Love the depth that we have at quarterback. Our 4th string guy would start on
most D 1 teams.
Mildred, your team doesn't have a 4th string guy. The Cougars will
eventually have one but your team will just keep three 3rd stringers.
@ChrisYour seniors are also going for their 1st appearance in the
top half of the PAC-12. That'll go about as well as their dream of 4 in a
row.P.S. Thanks for your homage to BYU sports. Keep your eye on the
@Whoa NellieActually utah does have a 4th string guy, unfortunately
for them he is the starter, he'd be 4th string almost anywhere else.
DuckhunterHighland, UT...and yet Utah still beat BYU 3 in a
row and 8 of 11.Pathetic for the Cougars.
"When BYU enjoyed its most successful seasons from an offensive standpoint
under coach Bronco Mendenhall, there were at least two common
denominators."Forgot the third common denominator; weak sauce
54-IQ...yet even with Kyle's head-to-head success versus BYU,
Bronco has still had better overall success than Kyle.FIVE Top 25
finishes to only threeTHREE Top 15 finishes to only oneTWO
conference championships to only oneFIVE 10-plus win seasons to only
threeEIGHT bowl games to only sevenZERO losing seasons to onefor PATHETIC, see mirror.
I wish U could stay on topic. This article has nothing to do with Utah. I
concede, Utah has won 3 of the last 4; but what U fail to mention is three of
the last four games have come down to the final play. U had one year where U
absolutely dominated us in the 2nd half, but the other three games have been
highly entertaining and competitive.Not back to the article . . .
Hill would seem to have an edge at the starting position, given his experience
from last year. But with the new O coaches, I think all four QBs will get an
equal shot. Munns will have have to be clearly better than the
other three to get the starting nod, since he's a senior.Hill
will have to prove that he can produce with his arm, not just his legs. His
ability to run will be less valued by Anae and Beck than it was with Doman.I've heard several people comment about Olsen and the great job he
did with the scout team. With Hill limited in Spring, the door is wide open for
Ammon.Green's has potential, but not this year. Red-shirt.
The future is bright at QB.2013 - Hill, Olsen, Munns, Green
(redshirt)2014 - Hill, Olsen, Green2015 - Hill, Olsen, Green,
Kuresa, Mangum (redshirt)2016 - Green, Kuresa, Mangum2017 - Green,
Mangum2018 - Mangum2019 - Mangum
The thing that makes me feel most excited is the fact that I know Anae knows how
to evaluate a qb who can run his system. No doubt riley nelson ( I did like the
guy as a competitor) would have ever seen the field under Anae. He would quickly
recognize his inability to throw! Max was undersized, but the kid could sling it
good enough to work the system.
All quarterbacks will be on trial this year since the sandpaper test
doesn't apply anymore (being tough and gritty is all that counts).
@UFANHow many top 5 finishes, BCS wins and undefeated seasons does
Kyle and Bronco have? You seemed to leave this off your listing for some reason.
Can you list this for us as well?
@CougFaninTX"Hill will have to prove that he can produce with
his arm, not just his legs. His ability to run will be less valued by Anae and
Beck than it was with Doman."I don't entirely agree. If you
look at the most productive QB's in the college game today, and the new
crop of QB's in the NFL, the duel threat QB is highly prized. The fact that
he is really a good runner is a valuable asset, but shouldn't be used as a
"staple" as was the case with Nelson. We know that Hill has both a
better arm and better feet than Nelson. He just needs to improve his accuracy a
little bit. The coaches need to develop the passing game as a high priority, but
you can bet that the coaches will love his ability to get the first down with
his legs occasionally. They would be stupid not to.
2bOne good season out of eight, just like one good game out of
twelve, doesn't define dominance.More consistent Top 25
finishes = better programBronco has finished in the Top 25 five of
eight seasons - 63%Kyle has finished in the Top 25 three of eight seasons
- 38%There's a reason Bronco more consistently finishes in the
Top 25. Unlike Kyle, Bronco never loses to bad teams like 10-loss
UNLV or 10-loss Colorado.
@Y's little brother "There's a reason Bronco more consistently
finishes in the Top 25."You got that right, and that reason is
cougies play 2-3 tough games in September(L's) and the rest the season vs a
bunch of powder puffs! "More consistent Top 25 finishes = better
program"Says who, Y fans? If I was told over the next 8 years or
for that matter anybody but maybe cougie fans was told. Their team will go
undefeated twice play in and win two BCS games or 5 of the 8 years they will
finish around 25 ranking with a 9-3 to 10-2 record with no wins against top
teams and a bunch of wins against bad teams. It would be a no brainer anybody
would take the two undefeated seasons and two BCS titles. Stop being
jealous give credit where credit is due. It's obvious Kyle has accomplished
more as well as been more successful head to head than Bronco!