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Published: Thursday, Sept. 12 2013 8:30 a.m. MDT

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BC CougFan
Brigham City, UT

If you look at the statistics provided in the article they are very similar. I believe that is what is trying to be stated. Now I do believe the comparison is a little premature but Hill can only improve his passer rating. And another comparison Jim Harbuagh likes them both!

Go Cougs!!! Go 9ers!!!

Omaha, NE

Taysom: 6'2" 220
Colin: 6'4" 230

Also, Taysom may be a better QB, but seriously ask yourself, when was the last time BYU produced a decent NFL QB? They do not have a coach that will help him grow. Seriously, look at reality.


Logan, UT

Teeples wanted to be taken seriously he probably should have written about the comparisons between Chuckie Keeton and Kapernick, Keeton at least passes as well as Kapernick, and from my experience, they even kind of look alike (as long as you are sitting near the top of Romney Stadium).

Snack PAC
Olympus Cove, Utah


When was the last time a Utah QB rushed for 259 yards against an elite team like Texas?

How many decent NFL QBs has the U produced?

Call us the first time one of them is named NFL or Super Bowl MVP.


Orem, UT

What a stupid article. While you're at it, why not compare Kaepernick to Joe Montana or Steve Young. Sheesh.

Herbert Gravy
Salinas, CA

The analysis won't be complete until there is a comparison of tattoos!

Omaha, NE

Snack Pac:

I wasn't even discussing the U. I know that the Y has produced better QBs that the U has to date. What I am getting at is that Taysom will not improve until he has a better QB coach. He may, as I stated, be a better QB that Kaepernick, but his talent will not be developed by the current coaches. It has been a long time since the Y has produced a decent QB that is NFL caliber. I am not trying to rib or ridicule, rather point out the facts.


Danbury, CT

This is totally pointless to be making any kinds of projections or comparisons at this early stage. I'm sure Taysom isn't indulging in this kind of silly game. On the other hand, to talk about Taysom like he has no athletic ability is also ridiculous. Teeples doesn't speak for the rest of us Cougar fans. Let the kids play their games out and THEN let's see what we think at the end of the season. The rest is all conjecture.

Oh, and BEAT UTAH!!!!

Surfers Paradise, AU

Did Kapernick (a great QB) ever run for 259 yds in a game...college or NFL? It is too early to compare these two, but their running styles are similar. Although, Hill cannot throw the ball to an open receiver yet.

How can a qb at BYU not be able to throw the ball less than a year removed from being ABLE to throw the ball? It's not like passing is something new to the kid.

Sanpete, UT

And Grizzly Adams had a beard.

Surf is Up
Miami, FL

Wow. Nothing but obsessed utes posting today. I thought they had moved on. But I had to read anyway. Nothing like a daily dose of Chris B's signature "LOL" and "mark it down" to finish up after a day at the beach.

BTW Chris B. "LOL" has become the equivalent of a teenage girl saying "Whateverrrrrr"

Payson, UT

ha ha ha ha ha .... !

this story is rich!

an objective comparison would be....

...wait for it ...

There is no comparison!

Kaepernick is great and Taysom? ...well, he isn´t even a good QB.

That may change, but then so will the comparison.

Again - ha ha ha ha ha

Zubie world is fantastic!

Salt Lake City, Utah


"He [Taysom] may, as I stated, be a better QB that Kaepernick, but his talent will not be developed by the current coaches.

And you're basing your OPINION on what, your BYU-hating bias?

Do you have even the foggiest idea what kind of a coach Jason Beck is?

Here's a clue:

-Offensive intern (quarterbacks) at BYU under Bronco Mendenhall in 2007

-Offensive intern at LSU under Gary Crowton on Les Miles' staff in 2008

-Quarterbacks coach at Weber State 2009-11 under head coach Ron McBride

-Offensive coordinator in 2012 at Simon Fraser (Burnaby, B.C., Canada), the only school outside of the US to be a member of the NCAA

-Turned SFU's offense (ranked last in Great Northwest Athletic Conference in 2011) into the league's No. 1 offense in total offense, passing offense and scoring offense in 2012

Some very good coaches were never starters in college; in fact, some never even played college football.

Hey Baby
Franklin, IN

This article could only be published in this media outlet...

Could you please write an article next week comparing Chris B to Karl Malone? Malone played Power Forward in the NBA and Chris B played "point" for his CYC team...

About the same as Hill and any NFL QB...

Stringer Bell
Henderson, NV

The best comparison to Taysom Hill is Luke Staley. They both are great runners. However, Luke might be a better passer.


What a stretch! Why so desperate to tie Hill to Kapernick? There is little comparison. The Nevada offense was revolutionary when it came out with the pistol. It reconfigured the option of Nebraska and Oklahoma in the 70's and 80's and made it even harder for defenses to defend.

The BYU offense is jumping on the bandwagon of the latest offensive fad. Defenses have already started to figure out the read option. The only teams that can consistently run this offense rely on speed.

It will be interesting to see what happens at the end of the year and where the BYU offense ends up. Still to early to start comparing Hill to one of the best college quarterbacks in recent memory.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Taysom should be compared to Joe Montana or Steve Young.

East Salt Lake City, Utah

BYU hasn't produced a starting NFL QB since Steve Young and now this comparison:

"Kaepernick was nothing resembling a prolific passer for a large chunk of his college career. In fact, he looked a lot like Taysom Hill. Granted, the sample size is small due to Hill’s meager four starts. But the comparison still holds validity." -- Teeples

No it does not. Lets look at same sample size, the first four games for Kaep vs. Hill. Inn particular the QB rating, which the author completely ignores.

1000 YDS
57% CMP
10 TD
160 QB Rating

651 YDS
47% CMP
4 TD
97 QB Rating

* Conclusion 160 QB RAT is significantly greater than a 97 QB RAT.

* Hill is also not a true freshman, he's 3 years more "mature" than when Kaep played his first 4 games.

* Kaep was rated the #10 QB his freshman year, Hill is currently ranked #122 out of 123 QBs (Source: ESPN).

Salt Lake City, Utah


You're spending a lot of time frantically and emotionally trying to prove that Taysom isn't currently as good as Kaepernick... like, duh!

What you can't prove, is how good Taysom will be by the time he finishes his career at BYU.

East Salt Lake City, Utah


What you can't prove, is how good Taysom will be by the time he finishes his career at BYU.


Past performance is a good indicator of future performance.

I think we can all agree that judging by his past performance he's more likely to be Tebow-lite than Kaep 2.0.

I could be wrong, he could end up being the next Steve Young but as of today he's more like Riley Nelson.

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