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Published: Monday, April 8 2013 4:30 p.m. MDT

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Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

I'm sure that our offense would be just fine with whomever Bronco decides to start.

All of the BYU quarterbacks are better than most other team's starters.

JP Skillet
Salt Lake City, UT

I would have to agree with @Mildred in Fillmore. We have the perfect balance of run and pass and most defensive backfields have a really hard time covering our receivers. When Anai gets the plays going our offensive will be top 5 in America.

Frisco, TX

I'm a little surprised there was no mention of Munns in this article. I wish Stewart had a red shirt year available to use. I'm betting the 1/2 QBs will be as follows:

2013 - Hill / Olsen, Green redshirt
2014 - Hill / Olsen
2015 - Hill / Green, Mangum redshirt
2016 - Green / Mangum
2017 - Green / Mangum
2018 - Mangum / Kafentzis
2019 - Mangum / Kafentzis

Although there is a chance Mangum could be the #2 in 2015 and be the starter in 2016.

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

I hope it works out as well as the qb transfer to the y.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

That was not a very coherent thought. Wanna try that again?

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

As a fellow THS alum and former Timpanogos Timberwolf football player, way to go Christian! Not many of us make it to the next level. If I'm not mistaken Paul Kruger is the only former THS Timberwolf in the NFL right now! It would be awesome to see you make it onto the field for BYU football during your career. As Coach McKinney used to say, it's a great day to be a T-Wolf!

Go T-Wolves, and most of all Go Cougs!!!

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

I meant to say as well as the last qb transfer to the y. (ie Riley)

St Louis, MO

Allow me to be the voice of reason here and point out that we know next to nothing about how these QB's will pan out, nor how potent the offense will be. Hill can run and has an arm. We don't know about his accuracy or ability to make good reads. The others? Well, they were really good in high school. It feels like it should be a solid bunch, but then who doesn't look good in Spring ball?

Let's just shelve the predictions of top five this or that until September.

Glenwood, UT

Christian would be higher on my list then a freshman out of high school. Yet, they wouldn't bat an eye starting a freshman, over a JUCO walk on, who has college experience. How is this even a conversation?

Omaha, NE

This QB played for a high-powered offense, scoring 30-66 every game last year. In their only loss, they gained 440 yards and 30 points and turnovers killed them in that one. With BYU installing a fast-paced, high-powered offense, this guy seems like the perfect fit. I'm so happy he came to BYU. They need an experienced QB, not just guys that played well in HS. Who knows, he could be the lift at QB BYU so desperately needs.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Go Big Blue!!!
Bountiful, UT

"I hope it works out as well as the (last) qb transfer to the y."

Much more easily understood. I think the last qb transfer to the Y beat big blue, didn't he? Snatched victory from the jaws of defeat? Am I thinking of the same guy?

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

So excited to see another dominating offense every year.

Salt Lake City, UT

I always enjoy hearing how a third or fourth stringer played as a freshman in high school.

Murray, utah

Folks are right about a Spring game and a few scrimmages not being an accurate barometer of talent. However, having watched the Spring game and other scrimmages I can honestly say that all the QBs looked better than a certain RN. Not to belabor the past seasons with RN but at least these guys could all throw long and run. Stewart looked very athletic to me and seemed to be a leader when he was on the field. I think things will bode well for future seasons with this group of guys.

Harrisville, UT

He probably "fits into BYU's plans" like this: He will play only if all of the quarterbacks ahead of him on the depth chart throw like Riley Nelson or are hurt. It's not rocket science.

Hyrum, UT

I'm so excited to read the usual sarcasm of Mildred, Ernest T Bass, and now adding RBN.

It's actually interesting to learn the histories of the various qb's on the depth chart, and how they got to where they are now on the Cougar roster. It also makes it easier to identify and relate with their various situations, and to pull for the different guys to succeed.
There is no question there is a lot of talent and potential on this offense. Here's hoping the Cougar brain trust is able to make the most of it, and on a consistent basis. If so, and they can match the offense quality to the proven defense quality, this will be a very fun and successful year. Not the least of which will be the start of a succession of ongoing defeats against the Red team rivalry, assuming U dares play us again after what will be happening to them this fall. Perhaps they'll decide to stick with their switch to Michigan. It undoubtedly will be easier for the locals to accept defeat to them.

Cedar Hills, UT


Why not keep going? Why stop with Kafentzis? Will he start in 2020? Good grief.

My question is.... Which years will be National Championship years? lol

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Here's how Stewart will fit into BYU's plans:
1. He'll be the backup QB for the first month of 2013. When the team gets drilled as they play the tough part of the schedule, starting QB Hill will be benched and Stewart will become the new starter.
2. Stewart will rack up huge numbers for the rest of 2013 while BYU feasts on WAC nobodies and qualifies for a meaningless bowl game. BYU coaches/fans will proclaim Stewart to be the next Steve Young.
3. Following the season, Taysom Hill will transfer.
4. In spring 2014, Bronco will name Stewart as the starter.
5. Repeat the above cycle in 2014, 2015, 2016, etc.

Omaha, NE

That is crazy he graduated highschool in 2008? I don't think of the age concerns that other coaches have until dates are actually posted. Either way, good luck.


West Jordan, UT

Y fans better be very concerned about who the backup quarterback is. With Taysom Hill getting confused about who is the running back and who is the quarterback, it would be a VERY lucky season if he didn't get hurt and miss at least a game, possibly more. Unless Anae is protecting his quarterback more and Hill doesn't run at every chance he gets, BYU will be playing the backup at some point. It's like Utah was when Wynn was at the helm...you just knew the backup would be starting at some point.

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