SlopJ30St Louis, MOWhile I agree this isn't rocket
science, it does appear as recent as last year to be a new concept up on the
hill. Any news from there about qb depth?
Could not agree more with Y-Dad. Nobody knows how good BYU or Utah QB's are
going to be until they play the games. To assert that MidMajor BYU is beneath
Mighty PAC12 Utah's notice and vice versa is childish, but amusing. I smile
when my grandkids do their childish things and smile with the SMAK posters go at
it. Childish, but hey, worth a smile or two.I like the Gary Cooper
way. Walk into town, keep your mouth shut. At high noon, walk into the street
and plug the bad guys, get on the train and ride out of town. For now, I'd
rather have people underestimating the Cougars. Most of the teams we play this
year don't really respect BYU. That's good. Sadly, the Utes do know
that it takes a mighty effort to beat them, and they come to play.
Y Grad / Y DadRichland, WAMaybe you can put both these guys on
your screen saver.
Y Grad/Dad, many of those Utah players on NFL rosters date from 2004 to 2012 so
they have no reason to mumble per your assertion. Where do you dream up these
fantasies? J-TX, Hill's 2012 QB rating was 122.4,
Wilson's was 122.2. You're right that's a huge gapBig Samoan, you nailed it!
Why not use both quarterbacks in alternating possessions during games?
Hasn't that worked well for BYU in the recent past.
MidMajor4everSyracuse, UTSomething I've wondered... When
NFL players get together, and discussion turns to where they played their
college ball, do Utah players kinda mumble out of the side of their mouths?
"Oh, yeah, we'll, I played for mmmmtnnnh."Because for
having 31 players in the NFL, besides three in a row over their rival,
they've got NOTHING to show for it except a lot of losses to the
"highest level of competition."IF a BYU fan took pride in
having the 4th best logo in college football, it couldn't be much more
stupid than the "we're so much better than you because we have more NFL
players" train of thought. Seems to me having that kind of talent with so
little to show for it should be kind of embarrassing.
This is mind-blowing stuff! You should have a quality backup QB on your roster?
That's revolutionary! And the QB coach thinks both guys look good in
pre-season, non-contact drills and scrimmages? To that I say "WOO HOO!!"
Man, it's going to be our year!Hey, I realize this is the
off-season and there ain't much "real" news to report, but
doesn't everyone look good in pre-season workouts? I look forward to the
first time a coach says his incumbent QB and/or backup look lousy and he expects
them to struggle. It's like the recent piece that said Hill was looking
forward to being The Guy. What else is he going to say?
Did they get that "we're having problems getting the ball hiked back to
the quarterback" thing fixed that was mentioned yesterday?
2 quarterbacks this year will be exactly 2 quarterbacks more than they had a
MidMajor4everRemind us how many Utah quarterbacks have been Super
Bowl or NFL MVP's.Even recently, John Beck, Max Hall, and even
Brandon Doman have had more successful NFL careers than your Sugar Bowl MVP QB -
at least each of BYU's QBs made an NFL roster.
Re: MidMajor4ever @ 10:21 amWe are talking College football
quarterbacks here. Besides Alex Smith, how many of those "31" were
drafted as quarterbacks?What were the Utes' final poll
standings in 2011 and 2012 as those are the years your Utes belonged to the
PAC?Tell us MidMajor4ever, what has the U of U football team done in
the PAC to even be considered relevant other than beating 1 PAC team with a
winning record?To this point, Utah is in the PAC but certainly not
@ J-TX Allen, TX"Either of these guys is better than
what the Utes will put on the field at QB."I'm sure you are
right. BYU players are much better than the PAC-12 Utah players. Someone should
make the NFL aware of the Cougar talent since only 13 players are on NFL
rosters. How in the world could Utah have 31 players on NFL rosters?Let's see how their stats look at the end of the year after BYU plays
their first ever respectable schedule.
Either of these guys is better than what the Utes will put on the field at QB.
Wasn't Olsen at SUU? BYU decided to take him after his mission because of
losing Heaps. So if he wasn't good enough for BYU coming out of High
School I think it is a bit premature to anoint Olsen as a potential top D-1
Can I make a suggestion? If the clock is winding down and the game is no longer
in question - don't run a quarterback keeper. Just sayin...
Something tells me QB performance will be much improved over the last three
years. Can't wait for the kick off on August 31.
Sometimes I just wished fans will stop with all the mindless and ridiculous
preseason hype! It's all fine and dandy if things turns out well but
it's not worth the pain when the predictions flops. It's no wonder
the haters keep hating and piling on us. We keep doing it to ourselves. Will
we ever learn?Go Cougars! Good luck to the Utes too!
I agree with souptwins...easy now, Mindgames. 54-10 and whatever was last
year's squeeker, they own us right now. I am confident the Cougars will
play well, but I shant be talking any smack. If the Cougars execute well,
eliminate turnovers and put pressure on their quarterback we will win.
Otherwise it's going to be a long day at LES...
With Hill's style of play and his less than stellar throwing we should
expect to get to know Olsen well. I'm excited to see how this turns out.
The bigger question is the defense, which is the biggest reason BYU did so well
last year. Without Ziggy et Al it would have been painful.I'm
looking forward to Virginia at the end of the month.
Mindgames---Careful there sport. Karma can really hurt. Hate to see you on the
receiving end of the bad kind.
“They look good. You can tell from where we left off in the spring
they’ve been working hard this summer,” Beck said.
“They’re a little further ahead in some things than they were in the
spring. They’ve had a good summer; they’ve worked hard;
they’re in good shape; and they’ve picked up more of the
offense.”Great news, backup quarterbacks are necessary in
todays college football. And the way BYU has opted for the hurry up offense
there will be plenty of time left in games for Ammon to get quality snaps. Some
call it running up the score when we have our backup quarterback throwing
touchdown passes in the third quarter leading 42-7 but it is simply giving him
game experience for a quarter and a half. Live with it Utah, its
your turn to feel the pain.
Smart move. It's always wise to have a backup quarterback ready to step in
at a moment's notice. All it takes is one hit for your backup to become
your starter.Frankly, both are good enough to be starters.