Dick Harmon: Doug Scovil remembered by prime BYU pupil


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  • rlsintx Plano, TX
    July 3, 2013 10:49 a.m.

    @lightening lad - Marc also ran for TD in that CSU game (which I also attended, along with the WYO and OSU games). It was a magical time !

  • Lightening Lad Austin , TX
    July 3, 2013 8:56 a.m.

    Doug Scovil was responsible for LaVell Edwards evolving from a defensive coach to the college inventor of the West Coast offense. His contribution isn't mentioned much but it should be as in a bust and plaque sitting in a prominent position in the athletic building. Of interest the single TD loss to the Beavers should have been changed to a BYU win withini the record books, Oregon State had wins over a few seasons vacated because of major violations of NCAA rules, under the mighty pumpkin, coach Dee Andrus. I was at the CSU game along with the Wyoming game the following Saturday in Laramie. Mark went from 7 TD's the week before to 6 INTs. The Cowboys were able to rattle Wilson in his second start, however the Cougars did escape with a narrow win. Those were fun years with great QB's, records and dominating victories. Thank heavens the Cougars no longer have to make those horrible trips to old or very lacking little stadiums and the 15,000 "crowds". You would be hard pressed to find more wicked football weather than found at Hughes or Memorial stadiums

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    July 2, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    Great article. I think Doug brought a great deal to BYU during those years. Its nice to see him remembered so warmly.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    July 2, 2013 10:04 a.m.

    Let's hope Anae can take some flexibility cues from Scovil!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 1, 2013 11:14 p.m.

    Doug Scovil deserves much credit for the strong BYU offenses of the past.