To: CougFaninTX - Frisco, TX: Based upon what we have seen this year, do you
expect a better record in the future when playing the line up of teams that you
have mentioned? Until this coaching staff and program are reorganized and molded
into teams resembeling those of prior years at BYU, we will watch the same thing
on TV. I guess this is the type of exposure that BYU wanted when it went
independent. I really do not look for alot of improvement in the coming years
until the BYU AD makes some decisions regarding this team.
To add to BYU Deek's comments, a D1 running back coming out of high school
has a lot to learn. Learning all the plays is not all that easy. Very few
freshman are up to that level early on. The fact that a runner is fast, quick,
shifty, strong or whatever does not guarantee he knows when to hit the hole at
the right time or to run left instead of right. Even Luke Staley had a learning
curve, and Harvey Unga was more effective in the second half of his freshman
season than the first, and that was after sitting out (but still working out)
for the previous year. Jamaal is not only a true freshman, but he is a year
younger than most freshmen. I really didn't expect him to play much at all
before thye season started.
Jamaal is a special talent. Can't wait until next year. If we can take
care of things on the front line it should be a great season.
ClarkinAK,While I would be extremely happy with Andy Reid coaching
BYU. . . I don't think he would necessarily let BYU dictate the terms of
his coming. I don't know what the relationship between he and Bronco is, so
to assume that Bronco would be willing to step down to D.C. so that Reid can be
head coach is absolutely ridiculous. Also, about Jamaal: It is sad that he
didn't receive the amount of carries in Sept. that he has received since,
but remember, to start the season Alisa was our best RB threat, until he got
injured. That was also Williams' break out game. I do not blame the coaches
for not playing an unproven commodity in big games. They were too focused back
then on whether or not Riley could play, and whether or not to play Taysom Hill.
Silly hypotheticals. A complete waste of a story guessing at how many yards he
I'm hoping the changes the AD stated included showing Doman the door and
making Bronco the defensive coordinator...Andy Reid and his walrus moustache
would look real good on the Cougar sidelines next year - he will be job hunting
real soon and the Y would be foolish not to offer him the sun, moon and a few
stars to get him to coach there.As far as Williams goes - can't
believe he's only 17, WOW!!! The fact that he wasn't used early shows
why my first paragraph is true. The current coaches are clueless when it comes
to offense and use of talent on that side of the ball.
Williams is the most talented running back BYU has ever gotten their hands on.
Hope they can keep him all four years.
This kid is going to be fun to watch for the next three years
@The Deuce - "The ESPN games are now scheduled for 8:15pm start times in
November. Does this sound like a program going in the right direction?" The
game is actually 7:15 pm your time. That's prime time. It's only 30
minutes later than the NFL plays MNF. Sorry if it's past your bed time.But to answer your question "the right direction" is about the
future not the present. The future includes games against Texas, Notre Dame,
Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Boise State, West Virgina. Next year's we
play Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Hawaii for three of our final four games. So to
answer your question, yes, this sounds like a program going in the right
direction.Thanks for continuing to read about and follow the BYU
Well, let's see who BYU plays the next 2 weeks? I think a blind dog could
rush for enough yards to make it to be a 1000 yard rusher. This is not a slam on
Williams but rather on the state of BYU football and their schedule. Williams is
a fine player with much promise. He would shine even more if he were on a better
team. I am hoping the Cougar AD will follow through on his recent words
regarding changes that need to take place with this program and the coaching
staff. This season was over early in September. The ESPN games are now scheduled
for 8:15pm start times in November. Does this sound like a program going in the
This is what BYU football has come down to: maybe a freshman RB can deliver some
Texas, you got it. With the relationship of pass vs run, the only way he
eclipses 100 yards is in close games. Blow outs and he'd better be
protected. What he would have to do is out of the blocks break a couple of big
runs early on. Possible with two of the teams.But we also need
Riley and Co to use their (hopefully limited due to high scoring) field time
practicing throws that are more down field. Catch a few of those and you can
count Jamaal done for the day.I know the critics act as if nothing
matters from here on out, but the SJSU game matters and the bowl game matters,
and we hope the other two turn out to be scrimmages. Televised.I'd like to keep Jamaal happy, but if it comes to it, I'd rather see
Apo get some good work, keep Hoff happy and get the tight-ends back into
production. That's my two bits.
Football statistics are impacted by rules and definitions (duh). A passer or
runner can have their numbers inflated or deflated by the definition of the
play. QB runs the option...a lateral counts towards the runners yards, a pass
adds to the QBs stats. Lately, BYU has found success with the shovel pass,
which, in reality, is a lateral in terms of QB skills. Yet, it counts as passing
yard, just as a screen pass does. While a screen pass angled a few degrees away
from the line, now becomes a lateral.Bottom line: just score!
Williams will get half what he needs against Idaho. Other schools pad their
stats at the beginning of the year, BYU at the end. Good for Williams.
Could he get it? Yes. Should he get it? No. I have no doubt that he could
get 150+ against Idaho and another 150+ against NMSU. SJSU and our opponent in
the Poinsetta will be much better competition, but he could likely get enough to
bring him to 1,000 for the season.But most of our starters should be
invisible in the 2nd half of these two games. We should have a 3 to 4 touchdown
lead at halftime, and Williams should be holding a clip board not raking up
meaningless yards against a weak opponent. It would be just our luck, that he
would get injured.Let Lasike have the second half of these games,
and let Lark pass the ball to some of our 2nd and 3rd string receivers. The
experience will be valuable in the future.