For me, the passing game is still in question.Hill only averaged 11
yds per reception.For BYU to have success (especially against the
good teams) they need to average 12+ yds per reception.But it is
still early in SUMMER camp.
Chris B"Been a while since byu had a qb lead a td drive."Your utes resemble that comment too. In fact it has been a few years
since u had a QB worth talking about.
I was at the scrimmage. Kicking team looked great even under pressure. QB's
looked a bit mechanical. Ammon Olsen has a nice touch on the ball. Taysom Hill
can run. Need to get the two strengths together on the same page. Adam Hine
looks like the real deal. The team does look like a TEAM. I liked how Coach
Mendenhall was working with the younger LB's and Poppinga had the mature
group of LBs. Overall, i was impressed knowing we have a few more weeks to
prepare. Many of the starters were suited up but did not scrimmage.
Been a while since byu had a qb lead a td drive. Years.
RockOn: I didn't mention the kicking game. I was really worried about
that going into this season, but I'm much more encouraged after seeing all
THREE kickers Saturday perform well. The punter listed as the starter was not
only getting distance but high spiraling punts. I was pleasantly surprised with
the kicking game.Did u get as sunburned as I did, or were you smart
and sat in the east seats? Lol
Impressed with the breathless offense -- it made the fans pick up and notice
more too. Everyone is moving and moving. It adds an air of excitement. It
certainly doesn't give the defense time to switch players or evaluate what
to do next.If Anae is going to go faster, that has will be
impressive. I did laugh when Hill slide -- feet first -- and the
crowd cheered. And when was the last time the crowd enjoyed watching field
goals? We cheered with the nearlty flawless execution on kicks.One
other notable: the punters in practice were booming the punts 65-70 yards.
We'll see how they hold up against hot opposition.
Jenny's new fetish is Taysom's knee.After the Utes lose 3
games she will be gone like last year.
Jenny,Why? Were you at the scrimmage or are you just trolling?
Two games will decide the season,both are homes games. Sep 21st UofU comes to
Provo and Oct 25thBoise State visits the Cougars. BYU was unable to
recruit the best talent in Utah so the Utah game is huge and emotionally
charged. The edge has to go to Utah simply because they have been successful
recently.Utah plays twice as hard against the Cougars it seems than other
opponents so how BYU responds will show what type of team they have. The next
crucial game is Boise State a team that has owned Utah schools for the past
decade. BYU had a chance to beat a depleted and inexperienced Bronco team last
yeat but couldn't get the job done. It will be a tough game simply because
Chris Petersen is one of the best coaches in the country. BYU @ home should have
the advantage but my odds are a draw. The Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Virginia
games are all away and its hard to speculate other than they will be tough.
I'm thinking the Y QB's knee won't last too long!!!!
Y dad & cougsundevil:Thanks guys. It was a lot of fun taking my boys
to the scrimmage. I've watched spring games and practices before but it
seems there's more intensity in these. I'm also happy to hear Anae
wasn't satisfied, because I thought the intensity was good even if the
execution could have been better at times. These offensive coaches are tough on
the troops but they seem to respond to it. Should be fun this year.
"The pace and altitude are going to take a toll on Texas."These church boys are going to also show those worldly boys from TUN and their
new defense what it means to get utterly exhausted and run over by your rival.
A new feeling for them all!
Agreed, thanks Cougsndawgs, wish I could have been there too. Sounded like a
good scrimmage but I like that the coaches are not satisfied. No sleeping on
this team. I like that too. Here's hoping for a really exceptional year!
CougsndawgsWest Point , UTThanks for the "civilian"
input, would have loved to be there!
I can just imagine what sort of stress visiting teams will be under with the
Cougars snapping it after every ten seconds. The pace and altitude are going to
take a toll on Texas. It will be a memorable season with a whole lot more push
ups done by the cheerleaders
The offense wasn't as fast-paced...seriously? I was at the stadium and
watching the clock. 11-12 seconds between snaps, unless a penalty was called.
They are seriously working on going faster than that? Wow...I was actually
pretty impressed with the pace, but it's good to hear Anae still wants it
faster and better. Should be a fun offense to watch this season. It still all
hinges on the O-line coming together...they had a couple false starts and some
holding, but the players themselves looked pretty good.