Well, considering Taysom Hill completes 33% of his passes, safe to say
we'll let him throw all he wants. Put 2 guys on Hoffman and load the box,
no need to even pressure the QB. Just top the run and Hoffman and their offense
Question:With a QB that has the worst passer rating in all of
football, do you tell him to aim at the guys in red, in hopes the ball will find
the guys in blue?
Hill will throw as many touchdowns to Ute players as he does to byu players, if
he's learned anything from Heaps and Riley Nelson about how to play in the
former rivalry game.
Our defense is Ok, not great. But your offense is horrible, not good.Did you see what a go fast go hard did to Virginia?Oregon 59Virginia 10Why didn't you guys go fast and hard in that game?
That seemed to be the key?Oh, you did?
Throw, Throw, ThrowNo need to even put pressure on Hill - he
can't throw. Utah will do what Texas didn't and take away
the run.byu will have under 350 yards for the game And
If the Utes can keep the game close into the second half, their depth and
associated talent will wear down the Y as has been the case in the games the
Utes have played this year, excepting the loss to Oregon State.
2013 Ute Seniors,I wish you were the Defensive Coordinator for Utes! If
you go back and look at Taysom's stats from last year before he got hurt
and also his high school stats you would get a better picture of the kind of
play he is capable of!!! He was heavily recruited by Stanford and other big time
BCS programs, so he can throw!!! I hope they do give him time with no
pressure!!! I call the game as BYU 42 Utah 28!!!Go Cougs!!!Go
Aggies beat USC!!!
@2013 Ute Seniors Beat BYU 3-1You obviously are a troll, but I will
take the bait anyway. First off, You must be Chris B's 2nd account because
this is the first BYU article where Chris B wasn't the first to comment.If Utah loads the box and Hill has Hoffman and Matthews or Apo in
one-on-one coverage on the outside he will beat them with his arm. It will be
interesting to see how they decide to play him.That being said I see
BYU's corners struggling against Utah's receivers, especially
Anderson. Wilson is the best QB the BYU corners have faced thus far(and likely
top 3 for the season). Their corners haven't really been challenged, and I
fear they might get exposed this week. And Wookie, the logic behind
that comment is lacking. The utes have on played 1 real game, "excepting the
loss to Oregon State." I'll try one of those too...BYU's
exceptional depth and talent continually helps them beat BCS teams. They have
beaten every BCS team they have played this year, except Virginia.
Utah will be able to get yards and points, but not in droves (barring BYU
meltdown a la 2011). He will have similar cushions as what Texas saw, and I
expect that the play calling will take more advantage of it than Texas did, but
I think there will be more long drives than long plays.I think it
all comes down to the passing game of BYU. If Taysom is 33% accurate, Utah will
load the box and make it a loooong game for BYU. If Taysom is ~50% accurate I
think it will be a close, interesting game that will come down to turnovers and
momentum swings. If Taysom is 65% or more I think BYU can win by 7+.
The Plan: Wait for Orchard to commit a personal foul and then continue to
advance the ball.
I like the analysis of Ute Seniors/Christopher B/Chris B/Whatever other
incarnations he goes by. Put 2 defenders on Hoffman, and load the box. Hoffman
would probably still make catches on most balls thrown his way and the other
receivers with no coverage would probably be able to make a catch or two on
occasion. Please contact Kalani and make sure that he implements your defensive
scheme. As far as the opposing Quarterback, I would have to say
that as far as passing goes, I think that the Texas QB was also a fine passer.
Could not match Wilson in running ability but did have a good arm and good
touch, probably as good or better than Wilson. Running backs, I would have to
give the nod to Texas over Utah. The top 2 running backs for Texas were rated
out of High School as 4 and 5 star prospects with 4.3 or so speed.
So just what if Taysom can't throw and Utah doesn't let him run?Answer: insert Ammon Olson, a much better passer. Suddenly it becomes
Utah's weakness against BYU's strength, and a star is born.Unlikely? If y'all can think that Taysom will never get better than 33%,
then I can sure imagine that scenario. I like Gurney's phrase,
"Hoffman's ability to make a play on the ball." Y'all are
gonna get real tired of hearing that by Sunday. I'm personally predicting
that Utah's man coverage on Hoffman and Matthews are going to make Hill
look as good at passing as Texas' run defense made him look at running.
"Put 2 guys on Hoffman and load the box"Well, that's
one way to dramatically improve Hill's stats. BYU will go to 3-4 receiver
sets and absolutely gash Utah with quick slants and screens.
"Ute coaches are preparing for BYU as they would against Air Force, and that
should work well in limiting the Cougar's overall production." -- DN---------Air Force? What happened to Notre Dame of the
If McGill does go man-to-man with Hoffman, I like his chances better than any of
the three corners from last year, even though they were all better at the corner
position. Hoffman will find the physical McGill a bit more difficult to push off
than Reggie Topps was.
Last week the U ran up against a great wide open passing team with a big strong
QB who was very accurate and could run. OSU even went on 4th down several times!
Crazy. BYU will be easy to defend compared to OSU and I suspect the U will hold
the Y under 21 points and product at least two turn overs. I don't even
remember the last time the Y beat the U.
This article should have been titled "Wishing and Hoping by the Ute's
Homeboys"... LOL, there is some rich comedy stuff in this article... I just
want t make sure that all you utie commenters show up on these boards after the
game... Take your shots like men... I can't wait.I especially
like the part where the writers believe that they will be holding Hill under 50%
in passing accuracy... (NEWSFLASH!!! "No monsoons this week")...I am puzzled by some of the predictions on here, even from the Cougar
faithful... There is absolutely no way that the utes score more than 2 TDs on
the BYU Defense... I'm anxious to see how Wilson takes the pressure... I
guarantee you that he hasn't seen anything like it this year, and very few
like it last year... He will quickly remember his Freshman year as he is lying
on his back after a 10 yard sack...Final score: BYU 31... utah
14...Mark it down.
@poymanYou maybe right and the Ute offense only scores 2 touchdowns. however, you forgot to add two from special teams and 1 from defense.=
Utes 35 Kitties 31.
Utah has scored more than 24 points against your vaunted Defense for years even
with horrible quarterbacks. I dont see that changing. If you think Hill can Pass
why did Anae go to the Academy offense. And last I saw you only have 1 receiver
and a bunch of stiffs.
Reno Cougs Fan 68"If you go back and look at Taysom's stats
from last year before he got hurt and also his high school stats..."Who cares what he did at some Washington State podunk HS? Jake Heaps
tore it up also in a backwater, no competition HS. How did that work out for
you? Finally, what did he do last year to get you excited, complete a five yard
pass? Ha!Good runner but as a complete QB he's done nothing to
warrant any praise. I don't care who recruited him. He needs to prove it
One thing you naysayer guys who keep disparaging Hill's passing ability and
over-emphasizing his passing stats need to remember... he's probably the
only qb in the nation that has played his only 2 games in rain-delayed
monsoon-like conditions. Tomorrow will be his first game of the season in
conditions better suited for passing. Chris B says to let him throw
all he wants. I can picture him completely changing his tune before the middle
of the second quarter. Utah will likely gear-up for BYU's potent run game
and realistically will probably be able to slow it down. But in the process,
they will become more vulnerable to the pass. Unless it's storming during
the game, don't make the mistake of underestimating the rest of Hill's
abilities. He's had 2 weeks to learn and develop from previous games and
it will likely become evident tomorrow. Don't get your hopes
for reality mixed up with what reality is likely to be. Chris B has done that
for the past 2 weeks in a row and ended up with mud on his face both times. A
lot of great things come in three's.
Considering the high winds forecast for tomorrow that should favor BYU who
relies less on the passing game anyway. By the way... there's a chance of
thunderstorms too. Maybe BYU can go 3 for 3 haha.
@Poyman1. "I especially like the part where the writers believe that
they will be holding Hill under 50% in passing accuracy... (NEWSFLASH!!! "No
monsoons this week")..." NEWSFLASH!!! 37.5% passing.....no
monsoon. 2."I am puzzled by some of the predictions on here,
even from the Cougar faithful... There is absolutely no way that the utes score
more than 2 TDs on the BYU Defense." True they didn't score
more than 2 TD's on the Defense. They didn't need too. 14 would have
still got it done. But nice that the defense allowed Utah into field goal
range, twice. 3. "I guarantee you that he hasn't seen
anything like it this year," Wilson gave credit in his post game
interview that BYU had the best defense they had played this year. 4. "He will quickly remember his Freshman year as he is lying on his back
after a 10 yard sack" Wilson is a Sophomore, and he did get sacked
but I think it will be Hill remembering the time he spent on his back.5. "Final score: BYU 31... utah 14...Mark it down." I
marked it down. Final score BYU 13...Utah 20.. No further comment.