Commentary: The 15 kings of BYU football, the quarterbacks


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  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    June 16, 2013 10:35 p.m.

    Lincoln City, OR

    Oooh, I so agree! Really, not being sarcastic. And I have my own private theory that during the two-quarterback controversy, Riley had already unmoved his shoulder, but came out to play so that Jake wouldn't have to be named the starting qb right out of HS. Gave him a chance to ease into it, and not take all the heat for being solely responsible for the losses.

  • BYU>utah provo, UT
    June 14, 2013 6:40 p.m.

    Where's riley nelson? haha utah can't even boast of 5 QBs as good as the 15 listed here.

    Personally, Sarkisian deserves to be higher and some of the Qbs like Sheide and Carter should be lower, but it really is a good, accurate list. I'd move Sheide down to around #11 and Carter to #12 and move Sark up to #7 and maybe Walsh a little higher. My top 5 would be:
    1. Detmer
    2. McMahon
    3. Young
    4. Bosco (Hard to move the national champ QB down, but let's face it Young was awesome)
    5. Wilson

    What a great list!!!!

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    June 14, 2013 3:55 p.m.

    I'm kind of tired of people taking shots at Riley... 2 seasons ago he saved our program from being an absolute disaster (i.e. Central Florida and Utah State)...Last year would have also been a complete disaster after Hill went down had Nelson not come back with a Broken Back and lead us to some fairly important wins... I don't know of any QB at any level that would have done that... The guy showed courage beyond what any other QB has ever shown with the possible exception of the Holiday Bowl in 84' when Robbie Bosco hobbled out on the field in the 4th quarter to secure the National Championship by beating Michigan... So, plese, give the guy some love and respect.

  • Ben H Clearfield, UT
    June 14, 2013 10:58 a.m.

    Don't see the gritty Riley Nelson and Sean Covey was chosen instead? Don't know anyone shouting out load about that one.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    June 14, 2013 10:27 a.m.

    Jim McMahon. King of Kings when it comes to the Y.

    He put the y on the college football map.