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Published: Sunday, March 3 2013 11:45 p.m. MST

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Provo, , UT

Blair is transferring?

Lindon, UT

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.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

We are loaded.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

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.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

Time 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.

Idaho Falls, ID

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.

Red and Blue

Right on EdGrady!

Hopefully Bronco doesn't make another stupid mistake.


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 about U?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT


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 this year!

Greenwood, IN

I agree Ernest, you're always loaded. Chris B. wants you to share.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Love the depth that we have at quarterback. Our 4th string guy would start on most D 1 teams.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

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.

Rancho Cucamonga, CA


Your 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 Y!

Highland, UT

@Whoa Nellie

Actually utah does have a 4th string guy, unfortunately for them he is the starter, he'd be 4th string almost anywhere else.

Salt Lake City, UT

Highland, UT

...and yet Utah still beat BYU 3 in a row and 8 of 11.

Pathetic for the Cougars.

Scott Farcus
Beaver, UT

"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 schedule.

Salt Lake City, UT


...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 three
THREE Top 15 finishes to only one
TWO conference championships to only one
FIVE 10-plus win seasons to only three
EIGHT bowl games to only seven
ZERO losing seasons to one

for PATHETIC, see mirror.

Frisco, TX

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.

Frisco, TX

The future is bright at QB.

2013 - Hill, Olsen, Munns, Green (redshirt)
2014 - Hill, Olsen, Green
2015 - Hill, Olsen, Green, Kuresa, Mangum (redshirt)
2016 - Green, Kuresa, Mangum
2017 - Green, Mangum
2018 - Mangum
2019 - Mangum

Houston, TX

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.

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