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Published: Sunday, Aug. 25 2013 4:35 p.m. MDT

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BigDaddyCoug
SARATOGA SPRINGS, UT

Is it Saturday yet?

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

Having watched Taysom during the spring (When he was held out) he was doing very well. Since Fall camp started he has been awesome and is back to full speed I don't see the QB as being a problem this year. Olsen is doing just as well and Stewart is only a fracton behind.
There are still a few spots for the coaches to keep their eye on but for the fans, just do whatever works for you in the superstition department and...
Go Cougars.

Steven S Jarvis
Orem, UT

Hill was awesome last year. Had he stayed healthy BYU would have been much more effective against ND and SJSU perhaps winning both of those instead of barely coming up short. Hill has the right skill set to make the plays needed. He also has a good slide technique we Cougar fans want to see a bit more of.

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

On a site for BYU fans and about BYU athletes, I can say, "I wish Taysom Hill the very best in the coming season." It sounds like he is much more mature and really ready to be the leader this team needs. We are looking forward to a great year.

Go Cougars!

mountainflying
Logan, UT

I give Taysom 3 or 4 games and then I think he'll start to develop some serious knee problems..His knees are quite fragile..

SLCWatch
Salt Lake City, UT

@mountainflying

"I think he'll start to develop some serious knee problems".

Okay, some one needs to have you tell us your credentials on this because everything coming from Taysom, his coaches, his trainers and his team mates is that he leg is stronger and problem free.
He never had problems in high school with his knee and it was a demostrable hit that could be attributed to the cause of his injury.
I personally have seen him run, cut, change direction and do so without problem and very fast even wearing a brace required by the trainers (BYU standard procedure)

So Please tell us about your personal examinations, your interviews, your medical data or whatever would drive you to make this observation.

You're up.

Wayne Rout
El Paso, TX

He is bound to be far better that what we were subjected two most of last year. At least, he can throw the ball further than 15 yards. He seems to be a student of the defense, and seems prone to make quick decisions. My concern is that he still may be too prone to run the ball. I wish him very well. We'll see how he does in this new/old offense. I would never have associated the word "creative" with our present offensive coordinator but perhaps he learned a lot just getting away from BYU for a couple of years. Like most fans, I certainly am excited to see the season get started.

Cougar Claws
Lindon, UT

Re: mountainflying

You'd have knee problems too if a strong safety crashed head first into your knee cap at full speed. Taysom Hill doesn't have "knee problems." He got hurt, now he's healthy, simple as that.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Re: mountainflying

Wishful thinking. Which, if true, is really sad.

JazzUteFan
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I think Taysom is going to be a very good quarterback. I haven't seen much of him throwing the ball and that would be my only concern if I were a Courgar fan. I wouldn't worry too much cause his athleticism is ridiculous and I'm glad the U is getting a break from the Cougars after this year. The Y's offense will be very good if he can prove he can throw the ball, and when he, Williams and the O-line continue to grow the next two years who knows what will happen.

ClarkHippo
Tooele, UT

With Taysom Hill as QB and Robert Anae as OC, I see the Cougars winning eight games this season, which, considering their schedule, is the best BYU can hope for. Oh, and as long as one of those eight wins is against the school up north.

Frozen Chosen
Savage, MN

Well, at least we know that BYU will get better play out of the QB position than last year, which was a complete disaster due to having a mediocre QB playing with a broken back. It looks like we have a decent back-up QB as well in case Hill gets injured.

thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA

Holding out hope that Hill's knee is fine and that good things are about to happen. I can't wait to see them this Saturday at Virginia! We'll know right then if Chris B's prediction of 4-0 against our seniors is going to come true or not. That could be my own personal bowl game, the one against the Utes!

Here's the scenario: We beat them, they go on to win their conference division, play and win the Rose and become new top dog in the Pac 12. Coach KW solidifies his legacy and secures his job as Ute's coach for many years to come. Dang, what could be sweeter? Chris B and his buddies can diss all they want to from then on and it won't hurt one bit anymore.

Go Cougars! Go Utes too, but not so much against my cougars!

Whatsnu
Sandy, UT

@mountainflying

"I think he'll start to develop some serious knee problems".

Bad form from a wishful hater.

Whoa Nellie
American Fork, UT

Consider this explanation of mountainflying's vainful wish:
1) Note where he/she is from.
2) After 4 games, QB Hill will be facing the team that injured him last year.
3) Combine 1 & 2 and you have an Aggie fan that hopes his or her team will put the hurt on Hill again.

Fa . . . uh, Aggie fans are hoping Hill doesn't quickly become the best QB in the state, which is a strong possibility before the end of September.

I-am-I
South Jordan, UT

I think people's memories of Hill last year are a little too fond. Remember he only put up 6 points against USU, which in spite of their success last year was still a team with far less talent than BYU. For much of the game Hill had wide open receivers waving their arms in the air and he just didn't find them.

A lot of people argue that he looks so good on the field and in the pocket. I don't care the cheerleaders will always look better. I want to see W's and don't really care about good looks.

He does have the talent. Here's to hoping he learned the offense this off-season and that there won't be wide open receivers waving their arms.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

As Steve Young said, "Taysom is a Athlete Freak." He'll be fine. People thinking it is the qb job to win games. Well, Steve couldn't do that at Tampa and he got picked up heading to 49ers. It is the team chemestry that need to work together. Robert Anae will get the job done with his O-Line group and Taysom will have more time in the pocket. Taysom knows he need to slide or he will be yanked. Remember Jimmy Mac wearing knee brace during each games which was a good idea and I think it wouldn't hurt if Taysom do the same. Good luck Taysom.

Go Cougars.

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

Well, one week away. Time for predictions. Forget this blather about who's better or worse or who could be who.

I pick BYU by 10 over Virginia

I don't follow Utah football, so somebody needs to help me there. Who's picking the Utes? Anybody?

As I live in SoCal, I hear nothing about NorthWest teams. Luckily we have the internet. Washington over Boise by 3 since the game is in Seattle.

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

@SLCWatch

mountainflying is another screen name for utah "fan" jenny83. She has spent the last several weeks predicting Hill, and other BYU athletes will get injured. Just more "classy' posting by another utah "fan".

sdcoug
SAN DIEGO, CA

More typical yewtage. What gets one mountain flying?

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