Is it Saturday yet?
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.
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.
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!
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..
@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.
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.
Re: mountainflyingYou'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.
Re: mountainflyingWishful thinking. Which, if true, is really sad.
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.
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.
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.
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
@mountainflying"I think he'll start to develop some serious
knee problems".Bad form from a wishful hater.
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 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
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.
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
VirginiaI 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.
@SLCWatchmountainflying 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".
More typical yewtage. What gets one mountain flying?
Duckhunter: 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".Well said!It's sad and classless when
any fan becomes so desperate that they resort to wishing injury on an opposing
Re: Steven S. Jarvis "Hill was awesome last year."Really?
He showed that he was a very good runner and could throw a good five yard pass.
Add a little grit and does that remind you of anyone? Eventually he
may turn out to be awesome, but he wasn't last year and this year
hasn't even started.
I get so tired of reading about fair-weather fans dissing Riley Nelson for not
giving All-American performances while playing with multiple broken ribs and
ruptured vertebrae in his back. Most QB's wouldn't even attempt to
play under those conditions. But he did because Bronco asked him to. And not
only that, but he led the team to a winning season and made them bowl eligible.
He did everything Bronco asked of him and then some. I'm
grateful to Riley for making the extraordinary efforts and contributions that he
did, and under such extremely difficult circumstances. It's ludicrous and
selfish for anyone to ask or expect any more than what Riley gave under those
Any quarterback that was hurt as bad as Riley was last year wouldn't think
more about him playing instead of his "team" when he wasn't even
close to playing at 100%. So to you Tators, I don't think he did anything
to help the team last year. He could have sat out for a few games in the hopes
of healing so he could play better, but I'm sure that it was him that told
everyone that he was in great shape and ready to play.
Hill has played 4 games. He started and won two games...against Hawaii and Utah
State!Wilson played 12 games last year! Against PAC 12 teams!
Started 7 and won 3...Was a stud from SoCal in high school.Hill is
from Pocatello...Why all the hype about Hill?
Hill was pretty raw last year - hard to even complete a pass. Hopefully Anae has
schooled him back to being a real BYU QB.
My wish for BYU this year is that Taysom uses his arm a lot more than his legs.
I hope it has been drilled into him when he does need to run is to slide, slide,
and slide. One other thing some quarterbacks have trouble with is when there is
no play throw the ball away. I believe he can be a great quarterback.Right now the best quarterback in the state is Chuckie Keeton until someone
shows their better.Go Cougars!!!Go Aggies!!!
@hey babyBecause Hill is an obvious talent and wilson has already
shown mediocrity. It is the difference between knowing a guy is only ok and
knowing the other guy is a superior talent. How many of those pac12
teams wilson beat last year were actually good? Considering none of them had a
winning record I'd say none of them were. He lost to all of the good pc12
teams he played against. Kinda shoots your entire "point" down now
doesn't it?Then of course there is the fact that even many utah
"fans" are already questioning wilson's ability and hoping for a
quick switch to manning or cox. You can go to the front page of the utah section
right now and find posts from utah "fans" about it. If even utah
"fans" aren't all that excited about him then why should anyone
else be?In short the answers to your questions are obvious, but you
knew that already, you just wanted to try to troll things up.
Duck...Were the teams Wilson beat as good as Hawaii and Utah State? As an
old coach you must realize that there are two sides of the game. Utah State has
the best QB in the state..but how good was the defense that Hill tore up?And your second part?? Utah fans doubt him? Quite an argument hunter.
So, if I can get more Ute fans to say Wilson is good, does he get better?I can get ChrisB right on this task.BYU might beat Utah some
time in the future...just not this year.
@Hey Baby"Why all the hype about Hill?"Because the
article was about Hill, at BYU. No longer at Stanford where he was a 4 star
recruit and still has Harbaugh's approval. This is an article about BYU,
not Utah, Not Wilson. Why you were allowed to post off topic I don't
know.Second"Hill is from Pocatello..." And that means
what? Wilson competed against Tanner Mangum (from Idaho) in the Nike Elite 11
and if I remember correctly came in dead last of 26 QB's at the camp.
Tanner came in 1st as the MVP. Where you're from means nothing."but how good was the defense that Hill tore up?"Let's think, Utah State was 19th in the Sagarin rating at the end of the
season, so we can say probably pretty good.So now your questions
have been answered I suggest if you want to talk about Wilson that you go to the