I'm excited to see how it all works out.
Impressive quotes from Anae, humility and hard work can do wonders; it makes me
more encouraged about the coming seasons!
Finally someone on the coaching staff realized how bad the line has been... It
has been the weak point for the last several years (all the years that I have
been paying attention, which may be only 4 or 5).
New sheriff in town!
So, . . . . . .When is he going to hire a QB coach, RB coach and
receivers coach? He runs a very capable Cahoon and Dupaix out of town and
no one to replace them?I agree that getting an offensive line up and
running is high priority but there ARE other important aspects of the offense
also. And we HAVE lost some recruits as a result of lack of skill positions
Much of football is about surprise, deception, keeping d off-balance &
guessing wrong about what's coming next, will Cougs become too predictable
Rodriguez and Stoops would be outstanding coaching mentors. Anae is certainly
better off professionally having been tutored by them rather than bronco.
Still, I laughed out loud at Dick Harmon's attempt to portray Anae as a
solid recruiter with his reference to him having "chased down" a couple
of 2-star JUCO O-Linemen.....who as of LOI Day, had ZERO other FBS offers."Chased down"? I'd say he wouldn't have had to run
very far or very fast to snare those prized recruits.[*snicker*]
The cougars have always been "predictable", because they have different
priorities than many schools do. In many schools, football players are there to
play football, period; school is a distraction more than the primary reason for
being there. So it is not hard for coaches and players to make everything
except athletics "bend" so athletics can remain the top priority. Those
schools place more players in the pros than BYU and some other Universities do
because that is what they are there for. BYU tends to focus more on the
tradition of "school first, athletics second", so for sports fans of the
schools, it can be hard to understand some decisions and actions.BYU
has long had the philosophy “you know what we are going to do. Now try to
stop us!” LaVelle Edwards established that and it works well when the
athletes and coaches can work hard and establish a level of execution superior
to other schools. Lately, that hasn't been as well done; I don't know
why, except I believe now BYU knows why, and they are making changes to return
to BYU's winning ways. We'll see if they succeed very soon…
After the news conferences and stories from yesterday I'm anxious to see
how this pans out. Yes they still need a QB and Wide-receivers Coach. But what
about the Tight Ends? Who will coach them. That's the position that has
been lacking as of late. Any word on possible TE coaches?
I assume things will be predictable under the new offense...they were when he
was here before. Sounds like he is proactive making changes that need to
happen. When he had the offense Jake Heaps was the Player of the Game at the
ABQ bowl game. Had he stayed I think we would have missed the Riley disaster.
I hope it is all real, however, I seem to recall that last year we had a
"great" offensive line before the season started. I guess that this
year we will again have a great offensive line in August. Let's hope we
also have a great offensive line in December.
I think Anae did exactly what he should have done, concentrate on strengthening
BYU's most critical weakness, the offensive line, and then worry about
filling out his coaching staff. I'm sure Robert already has position
coaches in mind, in fact, they've more than likely already been contacted,
so now that he's got his players, Anae can now concentrate on hiring his
coaches.Three JC transfers and a Frosh who could all be ready to
start next fall is a great start to getting BYU's offense back on track.
We'll see how fast the hogs really are soon enough. I hope something was
learned in Arizona about how to run the clock out properly (take a knee) and
blocking on special teams.Congratulations to Chris B for sneaking a
most irrelevant comment past the DNews comment police. Should have been denied
for being totally off-topic but someone at the DNews really likes Chrissy.
Furthermore this is the third time (s)he's tried this same comment to rile
Cougar fans. At least (s)he's consistent except for not being the first to
post the usual drivel.
Very interesting concept, idea expressed by Anae. I definitely want the offense
to excel under Anae's tutelage this season and beyond. But I can't
drink this article's Cool Aid just yet: "BYU sold these players on the
idea they’ll become fast-playing tough guys unafraid to take it to
defenders play in and play out." And that was supposed to define the O-Line
under Anae's previous tenure? BYU O-Line, with a very few exceptions, has
been defined as large and soft.
Re: justcap "Finally someone on the coaching staff realized how bad the line
has been... It has been the weak point for the last several years (all the years
that I have been paying attention, which may be only 4 or 5)." Hate to tell
you this, but Anae was the OC and, thus, overall in charge of the OLine 4/5
years ago. It'll certainly be interesting to see how much he's
"changed" from his UofA time.Re: OC Fan "New sheriff in
town!" Indeed. However, does he still have the same bullets?
So. Cal ReaderYou need to take a look at Brayden Kearsley's
highlights video - 29 pancake blocks in ONE game; maybe that will convince you
that Anae is serious about having an Offensive Line that will play with an
Let's not forget that Anae was a very prodictable play caller...used a
limited playbook with little imagination and was prone to gamble at the wrong
times. Doman didn't learn a lot from him because the last time that Anae
was here he just didn't have a solid offensive plan. Who in thier right
mind opts not to take a knee with only seconds in a half deep inside your own
end of the field and 10 points ahead... or even worse when the game is in hand
and it's the last play of the game...and it get's your QB sidelined
for the rest of the year. I'm sorry but til anae shows me that he's
learned big time under Sttops and Rodriguez I'm still wondering what the
heck is Bronco thinking!
These recruits all sound like blue chippers. I see greatness ahead.
Look Harmon... let's make this plain and simple. Anae has already proved
that he's no Doug Scovil or Norm Chow as a play caller.
Surprises work, occasionally, but the key to a good offense is efficiency.Everyone knew that the Jazz were going to run the pick-and-roll with
Stockton and Malone, but few teams figured out how to stop it.As
BYU's inside receivers coach, Anae helped Cougar tight ends earn
All-Mountain West Conference honors six times, including five first-team awards.
BYU tight ends also achieved national accolades under Anae's tutelage as
Jonny Harline received first-team All-America honors in 2006 and Dennis Pitta
was named a consensus All-American in 2009.During Anae's tenure
as offensive coordinator, BYU earned top-25 NCAA statistical rankings in
different offensive categories on 28 occasions, including 13 times in the top
10. The Cougars ranked in the top 25 in third-down efficiency each of
Anae's six seasons, including a No. 1 rating in 2009 and No. 2 rankings in
2008 and 2006. BYU achieved a top-6 passing offense three times (2005, 2006, and
2008) in six seasons. Two quarterbacks operating his offenses, John Beck and Max
Hall, went on to the NFL.
I will admit that he does have a good reporte with Poly's and yes he merits
fairly well as a recruting rsource...But he's going to have to really prove
himself from the get go as a return Offensive Coordinator...and Bronco as a Head
Coach for bringing him back.
Where's Stockton ???Anae has already proven himself to be a
very good Offensive Coordinator. Was he perfect? Far from it. Was he better than Doman? Honestly, if BYU had had Anae
instead of Doman in 2012, the Cougars might well have played in their first BCS
bowl. BYU lost 5 very winnable games in 2012 because they didn't have an
offense to compliment their defense.I think Anae learned a few
things while at Arizona that will be incorporated into BYU's offense next
season that will make BYU's even more potent and efficient.
Don't necessarily agree with you Rocky on the first part seeing how
stagnantly predictable he became during his first tour...and who else did Doman
have supposedly guiding him offensively back them while Brandon was the
quarterback coach...Right...Anae...so if the shoe fits then you have to either
wear it or go shopping...but who goes to DI and buys back thier old shoes that
they took there in the first place...oh that's right... Anae walked out on
his own...or at least that's the latest story... but granted it is what it
is...so I'm certainly am hoping that you are right on the 3rd part to this
never ending story. So is your favorite play the no knee option???
Re: Y's little brother-- Let's hope you're right! I certainly
hope so. I'm just going off of the previous track record. It is also highly
unlikely that Kearsley's "attitude" will present itself as a true
freshman. Also, "if" he serves a mission, than such attitude will be 2/3
For those wondering about the coaches, Bronco was very clear that the focus was
on the recruits until yesterday and now they will focus on finding two more
assistant coaches. This was as close as they've come to saying that Doman
is gone. I'm still hoping to hear Detmer's name announced as QB
coach. I hearing your frustration with letting Cahoon go, but letting DuPaix go
made some sense. DuPaix is an Option guy, and I don't think you'll
see the Option under Anae.The only thing that really surprised me
about this recruiting class is no kicker. Sorensen was a great kicker in HS,
but he's not the same guy since his injury. And we certainly need someone
to replace Stephenson. If my count is right, we now how 10 running backs on
scholarship. Wouldn't it make more sense to have 9 running backs and 1
kicker?The rest of the recruits seem to fill the right needs.I think the D will be as good as last year, and the offense will
improve. But with a tough scedule, I'll take an 8-5 season.
Shouldn't this sentence..."Anae’s O-line recruit work
began the day he was hired, flying to Indiana, Columbus, Portland, Oregon,
Arizona, California..."Read something like this:"Anae's O-line recruit work began the day he was hired, flying to
Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Arizone, California...."Assuming that
Harmon is referring to Columbus, OH, but of course from his writing who knows
what exactly he is saying. Just another product of the UT school
system I guess.
This is a good recruiting class as far as addressing BYU's most pressing
needs. I fully expect to see Kearsley and the three JC transfer offensive
linemen playing a significant role in a much improved BYU offense next
season.Good luck to all the new recruits. Work hard in spring and
fall camp and we'll see you August 31st at Virginia.
Runner"Just another product of the UT school system I
guess."If you're going to cast stones about the quality of
Utah's educational system, you won't look quite so foolish if you at
least spell the name of your home state "Arizone" correctly.I'm confident that most readers were able to figure out the locations
without any additional explanation.
Detmer would be nice CougFanTxx... but getting him to leave his ranch and all
that great hunting is going to be hard...meanwhile Robie Boscoe is still wasting
away...and still on BYU's payroll. Bronco supposedly didn't have a
say in Anae's first call up...If that's true then it makes no sense
to have brought him back...keep Doman...and not recognize a great talent that is
Where's Stockton ???Detmer has already said that he's not
interested (at least not for now).Doman is a great guy, but he was
obviously in over his head as an OC and it would have been difficult for him, or
anybody, to accept a demotion to a position coach.Cahoon, to me, is
the most puzzling. He was a great receiver, but he's never coached before,
so his coaching skills may still be a work in progress.It'll be
interesting to see who Anae brings in to complete his staff.
Those of us who care wonder what is going to happen with Brandon Doman. Not a
word. Nothing about a Quarterback coach at all. Is he still in or out? What
Killarney...Re read my post maybe the second time around you'll not miss
the obvious uptake...(at least for now.)
Took a stroll up on the hill today and the talk is the Utes will have the top
front seven in the country. WOW! Can't wait till fall.
"Anae told reporters he offered returning linemen a clean slate and new
start to prove themselves to him and compete for positions in the depth
chart." Good to see we will be putting the most talented players on the
Liked what Anae had to say in the recruiting special. Hope the season turns out
better for all the teams in the state.
Sounds like a future NFL line. QBU, LBU, now O-lineU!!!