Love the attitude of this kid, he puts the team first. As a 6' 6" with
a 37 inch vertical he's definitely going to be a threat and help spread the
defense. It's nice to have a few targets. Go Cougs!
Lining up Mathews and Apo on the wings, with Hoffman in the slot, could create
some matchup nightmares for opposing defenses. Can you imagine a 6'0"
DB trying cover a 6'6" receiver with a 37" vertical leap, while a
linebacker is trying to cover Hoffman one-on-one? Try to double either one, and
you leave Apo wide open streaking down the middle on a post pattern. With
BYU's hurry-up offense, DB's are going to be gassed in the 1st
Every article I am reading on BYU is that the athletes came in to camp in the
best shape they have ever been. I was already excited about this year before.
Now I am certain we will compete with the bigger names on our schedule. This
could be a special year! The Defense will be solid, hopefully in the top ten
again while the offense should at bare minimum be in the top 25. I have great
hopes we won't need the punter this year, and Sorenson will finally be back
to his High School form kicking the ball through the uprights on kickoffs.One bad thing about what the Cougars offense appears to be doing---Poor
cheerleaders are going to be doing TONS of push-ups this year. I think we can
live with cheerleaders being worn out at half-time if it means the offense is
putting up points each possession.
Amen and amen! I LIKE what I'm hearing, can't wait to see it.Put enough talented bodies on the field and somebody has got to be
overmatched. Just depends on Taysome reading well and finding the mismatch, and
the line giving him time to find it.Gives me shivers! Cannot wait
Y Grad / Y DadRichland, WAMaybe you can add this kid to your
screen saver.Scary thought.
54-IQA truly scary thought for a Ute would be seeing Mathews lining
up in the red zone opposite one of Utah's 5'9" DBs.
Who's going to throw the ball to these "all world" receivers?
Riley Nelson.2? He'll be so busy running for his life behind that minor
league offensive line he won't have time to pass.
Let the games begin!
ImaCaManU must be talking about Utah's minor league offensive
line.BYU's QB will be well protected.
deductive reasoningArlington, VAWhat is a red zone? I thought
we called it the blue zone?
So... does that mean the QB who overthrows this guy ought to be shot?
6'6" plus 3'1" leap plus about 3' arms = about 12 1/2
feet. Just don't throw low and you'll have a shot. Let's hope the
O-line figures it out and gives Hill 3-5 seconds. That's the season in a
What kind of speed does this kid have to help him get open. I understand that
he is open above anyone that is 6' tall, but if he is not fast a linebacker
with similar speed but more strength could make it tough for him. In reality,
Cody, because of his supreme athleticism, will make Apo and Mathews a much
better player. GO UTES!!
One thing is a given, he will at least be playing in a bowl game at the end of
the year. Unlike the ute wr's.
25 days and counting.What is taking so long.Great to see
Matthews has been working hard and is ready to make the move to starting WR
soon. As a backup he will provide strength and depth that will be valuable with
the hurry up offense.Looking more and more like a 10-2 regular
season.We need to get these games started.GOOOOOO
Wookie"What kind of speed does this kid have to help him get
open."Mo Lee: 4.61 40Mitch Mathews: 4.65 40Mathews is fast enough to get open.Besides, for a receiver,
precise cuts, good timing, and reading defenses are more important than blazing
It doesn't matter how tall this kid is, byu's O line will leak like an
old faucet and Hill only looks good against bottom of the barrel WAC teams.
Matthews is as "scary" as Bambi considering the inconsequential team he
is on. Get ready for a rocky season, including tic-tac-toe 4 in a row!!
swizzy18While you're posting your crimson-colored wish list,
don't forget to include an undefeated, PAC and National Championship for
the Utes.The panic that is beginning to settle over Uteville is in
direction proportion to the outlandishness of their predictions.
I'm pretty sure he's dropping the pass in the picture. Doesn't
matter how tall he is or how high he can jump, if he can't catch.The blue kool-aid is already flowing.
utahcountyuteShow me a receiver who's never dropped a pass.
Mitch Mathews was an All-Metro wide receiver with 42 receptions for 586 yards
and 6 touchdowns as a junior in high school and he recorded 26 catches for 475
yards and seven touchdowns in only five games after returning from a broken leg
early in his senior season. He was also an excellent baseball player who
represented Oregon on the Junior Olympic 16-Under Baseball Team. He obviously
has great eye-hand coordination.The BYU-hating drivel is already
@utahcountyuteHow's them ute receivers going to do? Do you know
who they are? Just wondering.
54-10Salt Lake City, UTY Grad / Y DadRichland, WA"Maybe you can add this kid to your screen saver.Scary
thought."Great comment, nice carry-over banter from a different
article. I like it! Having said that...You should be afraid. Very
afraid. If he is as open when the game is on the line as Harline was, he def
will make the screen saver.
utahcountyuteCedar Hills, UT"I'm pretty sure
he's dropping the pass in the picture. Doesn't matter how tall he is
or how high he can jump, if he can't catch."Maybe
that's the pass where he reached down and back with that catchers mitt and
made an unbelievable catch.Just watched the end of BYU's last
victory over Utah (yes I do that). If I were you, I'd be much more worried
about defenders that can't tackle.
Y dadDid you have to break out the VCR to be able to do that? Lol
Sorry, that was low. I hope the cougs do well, just not against my
RE: utahcountyuteTouché. Can't wait for football to
start. Go Cougs!
utahcountyuteCedar Hills, UTY dad"Did you have
to break out the VCR to be able to do that? Lol Sorry, that was low."Great comeback, well done!No, this was YouTube, the Harline
clip was video, and Luke Staley prancing into the end zone was actually a cave
painting. I refer to all three once or twice each year about now...