Don't look past Houston!!That is a trap game if I have ever seen one.
This is what I love best about college football. The Y is installing some new
philosophy on offense and in doing so they have had some downs and a ever
increasing ups. I love watching a team come together, get better, have new
people stepping up. New people rising to the challenges. Watching the
pro's is boring because the can be so good and show no improvement. A whole slew of people panicked when Taysom started the season in a rain
storm, sloppy conditions and a whole bunch of recievers unable to catch the ball
in front of them. I looked at his "terrible first game" and there were
drops, throws out of bounds to save sacks, slips off the hands and interference
not called. It was a terrible game but 13% has now improved to 73% and no
interceptions. I love the improvement.I love it that Mitch Mathews
has stepped forward, I love Adam Hine and his run backs. I love Alge
Brown's stepping up. Craig Bills, Skye Povey, Robertson Daniel, Unga, and
I love Justin Sorenson's comeback.I love the season so far.I
look forward to improvement.Go Cougars
"I feel like everyone is starting to get more comfortable with the motive
and the game is starting to slow down for me and for the guys around me" --
Hill--------------Huh? Didn't someone tell Hill
that the game actually did slow down?From 96, 99, 95 plays per game
to 72, 82, 69 plays per game.
Huh? Didn't someone tell Uteology that the "Utes" are over BYU? Why
are you here posting? Can't get enough chest thumping on the ute articles
about Stanford's let down loss to Utah?
Ute fans have no life without BYU - They just beat Stanford in an epic game and
yet still somehow come here to mock BYU - Look Uteties (say it out
loud it sounds funny) - you won. Good for you. Now move on - after all you
still have your big rivalry game with Colorado coming up and I know how much you
all look forward to that one.As for BYU - sadly what could have been
a great season now can only be excellent - if we win. Slow down or go fast - I
don't care -- just win.
UteologyDidn't someone ever tell you that when a player talks
about the game "slowing down", he's referring to the ability to
make decisions after the snap? The time between snaps is inconsequential as far
as the game "slowing down" is concerned.Taysom's
accuracy and decision-making have improved markedly throughout the season.
Please stop going into cruise mode midway through the 3rd quarter even if
we're up big. Need all the reps we can get.
Don't get mad blue guys. Uteology made a good point did he not? Slow down
yourselves, huddle up, and see the comment for what it was. What was it?
Somewhat sarcastic, but very interesting relative to the makeover in identity
for BYU following a rough start to the year.When I watch BYU, they
clearly look better in recent weeks, trending upward, but they really
haven't been tested in that time. I get the trap game comments,
but BYU will take care of business with Houston. Boise State coming to Provo
looked like a good match up at the beginning of the year, but I see BYU getting
that win as well. Boise has been falling for the last two seasons. BYU could win
8 games with their schedule, maybe 9 since I think they match up well against
Notre Dame. Wisconsin will thump BYU though. All other games are winnable. I
don't feel that way about any of my Utes games left except Colorado (2011
aside). I am not sure how I would feel about BYU's situation
overall if I were a BYU fan. Independence vs. a conference. Pros and cons
I really love watching BYU's defense play. It might be one of the best in
the country. If the offense continues to fine tune, we could see some big wins
against some big time schools still on the schedule. Good luck Cougars!
From the article; "The Cougars are going hard, and going fast, but not as
fast as they were. BYU ran 96 plays against Virginia and 99 against Texas.
However, the Cougars ran 82 against Utah State and 69 against Georgia
Tech."I said at the seasons beginning that the "Nitro, Go
Fast Go Furious, Wang Dang Banana Rama Ding Dong Offense wouldn't work.It takes a certain team and OC to pull it off. The lesson is that
Quality will always trump Quantity.Note; I do like the Spirit,
Honor, Tradition on the jersey concept, Bronco nailed that, to bad it
didn't work out.
We could totaly be undefeated right now and ranked. A few good bounces and
better refs and we would have won them all.
UteologyEast Salt Lake City, UtahLet us, for the sake of
discussion, take the valid part of your comment and not the snarky part.Three wins in a row, fewer plays executed. Which came first? Are we
winning because we slowed down a little, or did we slow down a little because
we've been winning? Someone who has the time, maybe Chis B, could analyze
the wins by quarter, plays run and yards gained, points scored.I
think the more valid observation, although I'm not willing to invest the
time to try to prove it, is that we seem to think we are in control of the game
in the third quarter and take the foot off the gas. Resulting in NOT putting
the game away, just looking sloppy.And finally, Uteology, as has
been pointed out, correctly, the game "slowing down" for a quarterback
is like "the hoop getting bigger" for a basketball player. Or the
baseball "looking like a cantelope" for a batter.But you
We had fewer plays against GT for two main reasons:1) GT kept converting
3rd downs and taking more time of possession2) BYU offense was lost in the
2nd half and had more 3 n outs and could not convert on 3rd downPretty simple stuff to me...
IdabluDon't look past Houston!!That is a trap game if I have
ever seen one.__________________________________No personal
offense is intended, but I am not convinced that Boise is better - a bigger
threat - than Houston so I have a difficult time seeing it as a "trap"
game. I don't think BYU will look past Houston and the best
part of the rest of the month is that they won't look past BSU either
because they have a BYE between BSU and Wisconsin.
Adding to Pavalova:1) Addendum: GT has been about the only team to
consistantly move the ball and make those third downs against the Y this year.
Compare GT 10 of 20 3rd down conversions to Utah 1-14.3)When you get
ahead, the game is winding down, and you are "trying" to kill the clock
you don't play hurry up but you slow the game down. You use the full play
clock. So you don't run plays every 9 seconds. You drag it out.
Let's think about why the last three games had fewer plays. Duh, they were
winning those games at the end!The Texas game had more because everything
was working, on every play, so the Y kept getting the ball even when they slowed
down.I think the OC and Team are pulling it off. It's nice
when you have both Quality and Quantity. (SF: Your own favorite team is doing
the same hurry up and not doing any better at it)
Having played the Utes close, the Cougars should win most of their remaining
games. In the current AP poll, other than Wisonsin, the Utes are the highest
ranked team on BYU's "tougest schedule ever".
Agree about Houston being a trap game. But not really worried because BYU
defense is real and the offense is coming around. But I do think it will be a
close thing. BYU has to go in there with intensity. Complacency got Stanford
beaten (by a motivated and underrated Utah team). We act like Stanford, we get
beat like Stanford. Houston will certainly be motivated, for sure. They
won't be intimidated. At first, anyway.
"Are the Cougars approaching their potential on offense?"No.
The Cougars won't sniff their potential on offense until the offense starts
playing a full 60 minutes in a game. I hate the obvious downshifting of gears we
see the offense do in the 2nd half of games. Momentum is a fickle thing and when
we've seized it in the first half you're asking for trouble when you
let it go and let up on the opposing team because you now have a comfortable
lead.In the first half of the GT game we racked up nearly 350 yds
total offense and 24 pts by mixing up our 1st and 2nd down play calling. Anae
was throwing on 1st and 2nd down about 50% of the time in the first half and
this had the GT defense guessing.In the 2nd half we downshifted into
predictability mode and ran on 1st and 2nd down nearly every possession and the
result was 5 1st downs for the half and 70+ yds of total offense the rest of the
game. Is it too much to ask to maintain the intensity and focus for
all 4 quarters of the game?!
Put the names on the backs of the jerseys .. it is nice to see that.
If you take time of possession into account, BYU's "speed" was
almost identical between their Texas game (99 - highest number of plays, TOP
31:05) and their Georgia Tech game (69 - lowest number of plays, TOP 21.01).
Remarkable consistency if you ask me.
Quote on the caption for the picture that accompanies this article: "Brigham
Young Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall celebrates a kickoff with Brigham
Young Cougars kicker Justin Sorensen...."Whoooo-eeee! Does that
look like "celebration" to you?Ha! Ha! Bronco seems to get
as excited as LaVell Edwards.I like Bronco Mendenhall as a coach but
THAT is a funny caption.Go Cougars!
What we've learned is that to have a true go fast go hard offense is you
need athletes that, well, go fast and hardOregon has thembyu does notOregon 59Virginia 10byu 16Virginia 19(only Division I win all season so far)LOL
@Chris BStill Posting the same old drivelYou seem to think people
don't improve. Travis Wilson came out pretty hot. Taysom Hill did not. That
doesn't mean he can't improve. In fact let's look at the last
three games and see if Taysom is improving:Taysom Hill completed
77-50-2, That is 65% for 699 yards and 4 Tds. He ran for 244 yards and 3 more
Tds. That is an average 5.8 yards per carry. He had 943 yards total offense
and 7 total Tds.Wilson hit 113-69-7. That's 61%. Passind yds 795
with 6 tds. He ran for 39yds, no tds. At 1.6 yards a carry. Total offense 834
yards and 6 tds. Better all around performance.So we see that yes,
Taysom Hill has improved as expected.In fact he has out performed Wilson.
Wilson has your respect.Time to give Taysom equal respect. The team is
going harder and faster. They just beat an SEC team. Show some respect.