It promises to be an entertaining year with a challenging schedule, good players
and a revitalized coaching staff. Good fortune and keep the faith, Cougs.
We all know the starter will be Taysom Hill. If it's not, we're all in
for a big surprise. I'm hoping the new offensive system works out well for
us. By reading a couple articles, it looks like we're heading in the right
direction, but it's only spring practice, so I try not to take it worth a
grain of salt. Football season can't come fast enough
32843,You were duped by a well-known troll. Don't fee them!
Will it be the freshman that is going on a mission, the sophomore that has no
experience and an injury, or the player that was a starter last year until the
coaching staff had him run a play at the end of a game instead of taking a knee
and running out the clock. Did Bronco keep a straight face when he gave his
Sorry d news, we all know it's taysom hill. Mendenhall hall is in love
with him. he may or may not be the best but we've already seen that
Mendenhall is detrimentally loyal.
wait a minute. Somethings wrong. Chris B wasn't first to comment on this
article? There is a God.
@Mildred in FillmoreSalt Lake City, UT"Doesn't matter
who they name as starter, BYU quarterbacks are always great."Two
words: Riley Nelson. Clearly, BYU quarterbacks are NOT always great. We can
only hope that Bronco doesn't have another man crush on a QB that only
demonstrates great leadership qualities and nothing else.
"Seriously Deuce"There has been a complete "overhaul" of
the offensive staff, a new offense installed with a sense of urgency to upgrade
not only the staff but the offensive line and entire offense. Granted it is only
spring but the effort to improve has been put first and foremost. This BYU coach
and staff know the bar has to be raised much higher and are working to get it
BYU needs to get real and field a team that can beat Utah each year. It has been
just embarassing how BYU has forgot how to play winning football against their
top competitor. I could care less who is the QB as long as he knows how to win
especially the close games.
Why do we act like there is such mystery in who will be the starting QB? There
is one QB who has taken the majority of snaps with the 1st team offense. Any
announcement other than Hill would send shock waves through the program. Hill
has proven that he is the best of the options available. I'm
guessing he will not be at the same level as Hall or Beck in year 1, but he will
perform far better than Riley or Heaps the last three years. Anae and Beck will
not call on him to run 20 times a game, like Doman did, significantly reducing
his risk of injury.Not sure if Olsen or Stewart will be the back-up,
but I'm guessing it will be Olsen if his knee heals properly.Green will redshirt and Mangum will onto his mission.
I was there. It will be an exciting, up tempo offense this year. Like Deuce, i
thought here we go again, until i saw the live scrimmage yesterday. And it was
no holds barred. The offense will be good. Had we had this years offense, last
year, we would have won at least 2-3 more games.
Ok, maybe I shouldn't comment at 2:13 in the morning. (House full of out of
town guests just arriving kept me up). I responded to Dueces first question and
nothing more. Have we seen this before? I simply tried to point out what was
different so the rest of his weird comments didn't have meaning. There is
hope in the air. The last line should have been "Fall kick off can't
get here soon enough"
The great fear is that we will have a repeat of the last two years when a QB was
selected based on factors like fielding punts and being a loud mouth. We need a
QB who can throw the ball. I hope that this is at least one of the things being
considered. It would appear that all of the prospects will be better than last
year and the play calling could not be worse than last year. Anae was not
creative before, but two years away from BYU may have changed him. I'm
ready for the first game. It has to be better.
@gdogSo that the team has leadership through the summer. If they
feel they know who their guy is then why not give him that support and why not
give the team that security? Why not give that choice the confidence of knowing
he has the coches confidence? Why not give the rest of the team the confidence
that comes with knowing who their leader will be?
The DeuceLivermore, CA"Does it seem that we have seen this
movie before? The Cougars seem to repeat history and we all know what happened
last year....This is not like the great teams of prior BYU years."Well, which is it, darn it? Oh, you want them to repeat a DIFFERENT history.
What are you even talking about???Of course the circus is back in
town! Go enjoy it, or don't go enjoy it, but let go of the "history
repeating itself" gig. Unless your Alabama, history doesn't repeat
itself. You go make it happen. What's wrong with that?Nobody
has proclaimed the Y will be in contention for the national championship this
year. If you want circus, just wait. The trolls will start trying to put words
in this teams' collective mouth. That's not what you were trying to
do, was it?
The Deuce has it right.Finally a Y fan that gets it!This seasons T-shirt slogan; Band of Ringling Brothers
I sure hope the NCAA grants Riley a 5th year of eligibility...he is such a tough
and hard working player. Ineffective as all get out, but tough and gritty...Just as Brandon, "can I sell you a basketball hoop" Dough Man!
Deuce asks some legit questions so let's look at what we learned this
spring.1. As Anae said they will play fast if what we saw in the
scrimmages holds: 3-8 sec.snaps after the spot.2. Conditioning is going to
be very important to keep up this pace.3. Timing, getting people on and
off field on offense is going to be tricky.4. There is one good center and
one so-so right now.5. Taysom looks really good in drills, he runs good,
cuts good, throws very well.6. The O line for games hasn't been seen
yet.7. Receivers this spring didn't drop anything compared to two
years ago and last year.8. Tight End questions still remain but it looks
improved.9. Running backs look good against the D we have seen but
don't know if that is really saying anything. Jamaal= +, Hine= +, Alisa=?
A.J. Moore=+, P.Lasike=+ Nate Carter= ? 10. QB backups look competent.
Munns=Get better OK.11. Special teams is getting much needed attention.12. If Jacob Hannemann plays football like he plays baseball we have a
contender at DB.13. Fall kick of can't come soon enough.
@gdog3finally - Its important to name a starter as early as possible so that guy
can further establish himself as a leader - among other things.@The
Deuce - What are you even talking about? Why can't you let the season
actually get here and start to unfold before you throw out over-dramatic
silliness like that? This team clearly isn't being run the same as last
year - there's a TON of new staff and new players. These coaches get paid a
lot of money to evaluate talent and coach players - and we as fans don't. I
think they know what they need to do to be as successful as possible.You will never be happy if you continue to compare future BYU teams to the
"great teams of prior BYU years". That's ridiculous and unfair to
the kids playing now.
Does it seem that we have seen this movie before? The Cougars seem to repeat
history and we all know what happened last year. Is this program for real or
does it always seem like the circus is in town. This is not like the great teams
of prior BYU years.
Doesn't matter who they name as starter, BYU quarterbacks are always great.
Nice article. It seems the obvious starter will be Taysom Hill, but as in
year's past Y coaches haven't always made the decision cut and dry
till nearer to the season. Just please no two quarterback offensive rotation
scheme. It just doesn't work. Here's to hoping that Mangum and Olsen
are as good as advertised. Hill's style of play is risky, leaving him only
one hit away from the second string being called up.
Q & A with Anae and Bronco just sounds awesome.
Why would Bronco name a starter this early?