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Published: Sunday, Aug. 4 2013 1:30 p.m. MDT

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byufanman
west valley city, utah

Go for it--

How do you know that the offensive line will be horrible? Do you have a crystal ball? Do you know the players that will be playing on the o-line? Personally, I don't think you can make that call until we've played a few games. What do ya think?

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Chuckie Keeton>>>>Taysom Hill>Travis Wilson"

If Chuckie Keeton is better than Taysom Hill, he's not that much better. Then again, either of us could be wrong, but I think history will show Hill to be the better QB in the long run.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

hope he can throw the ball better than last year...yikes!!

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"I think history will show Hill to be the better QB in the long run."

Based on what? I guess in the bubble, if you think it it must be true.

Aggie238
Logan, UT

@Riverton Cougar

"If Chuckie Keeton is better than Taysom Hill, he's not that much better. Then again, either of us could be wrong, but I think history will show Hill to be the better QB in the long run."

How do you figure? Lets compare freshman seasons. (I'll not include Chuckie's phenomenal sophomore season.)

In 6 games, Hill completed 42 passes (59%) for 425 yds, 4 TDs, 2 INTs, and 6 yds/attempt. He was sacked 6 times. That's an average of 7 completions per game for 71 yards, 0.33 INT, 1 sack, and 0.67 TD/game. On the rushing side, Hill rushed 55 times for 334 yds (6 yds/carry) and 4 TDs. Per game, that's 9.2 rushes for 55.7 yds and 0.67 TDs. His QB rating was 122.4.

Cont...

Aggie238
Logan, UT

...cont.

In 8 games, Keeton completed 106 passes (61%) for 1200 yds, 11 TDs, 2 INTs, and 7 yds/attempt. He was sacked 11 times. That's an average of 13.25 completions per game for 150 yards, 0.25 INT, 1.37 sack, and 1.375 TD/game. On the rushing side, Chuckie rushed 68 times for 293 yards (4.3 ypc)and 4 TDs. Per game, that's 8.5 rushes for 37 yds and 0.5 TDs. His QB rating was 137.4.

It remains to be seen how Taysom will fare in his second season, but unless he puts up some really huge numbers, he's not going to catch Chuckie Keeton. So far, Hill is an average QB with a pretty impressive run game. Keeton is a great QB with a very efficient run game.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"Based on what? I guess in the bubble, if you think it it must be true."

Perhaps based on WHO recruited Taysom Hill (Jim Harbaugh). It's not a far-fetched idea.

Aggie238,

You bring up some great points, but it's still not far-fetched to say that Hill might prove to be better in the long run. And again, the phrase "I think" does not equate to saying I am 100% certain.

As far as first season comparisons go, it's a little like apples and oranges. Taysom Hill had the disadvantage of having Star Child Riley Nelson as the beloved starter. Hill saw limited playing time and didn't get much of an opportunity to show how good he could be. An unfortunate and unavoidable injury meant we couldn't see his progression.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

54-10
Salt Lake City, UT

Howard S.
Taylorsville, UT

"I gotta go with Howard on this one Y Grad/Y Dad."

We took a vote on it, my wife and I, and we decided that probably pictures of BYU football players were probably more appropriate than pictures of BYU football cheerleaders. I understand that what works for me may not work for everyone.

But if you would like me to share, my pictures of George over the middle and Harline wide open in the end zone are priceless. Looking forward to adding shots of Hoffman, Apo, Faslev and gang from this year!

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