Comments about ‘Dick Harmon: BYU legends offer support, praise for Cougar quarterback Taysom Hill’

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Published: Saturday, Nov. 2 2013 6:55 p.m. MDT

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Farmington, UT

Wisconsin, while winning today, certainly looks beatable.

Go Cougars!!

bountiful, ut

Notre Dame looks very beatable too! Only 4 points separated the Irish from the Midshipman.... I'm liking the prospects of finishing on a 9 game tear! 10 if you count San Fran or wherever 9 straight could end em up.... I'm liking the upward progression since September 21st.... August 31st is the only do over I'd like to see! Especially after the dismantling of UVA today!

Hyrum, UT

I've very seldom seen college quarterbacks with the combination of the running ability Taysom has always had and the passing ability he'

Hyrum, UT


passing ability he's developed over his last 4 games. Utah is extremely fortunate they played BYU as early in the season as they did. There is simply no way either Utah or especially Virginia could beat BYU at this point of their season. This year will finish magically. The next game will convince even some of the few remaining hardcore skeptics. Watch and enjoy.

Layton, UT

lol. 9 of 12 and 4 in a row is not extreme fortune.

Salt Lake City, UT

And to think that this guy comes back for two more years. We could be at a very good point from the QB position. It gives new meaning to the Best Two Years,

West Point , UT

Wisconsin looks big, nasty, and physical. They are good old fashion smash mouth all the way. Very good football team, and I agree with the announcers if that Wisconsin Iowa game today, Wisconsin is very under-rated. They are even better at camp Randall. BYU will need to play their best game of the year, but the way they're playing I can definitely see the Cougs coming away with a win. If they do, we could be looking at 10-2 and top 15 ranking if we beat ND. ND looks more beatable than Wisconsin to me, but they are both beatable and have weaknesses.

Who cares about Utah?

Orem, UT

"If he [Taysom Hill] continues to progress like he’s doing and working hard like he’s doing, he’s going to put up some numbers that people aren't accustomed to around here."

High praise from an All-American, National Championship winning member of BYU's Quarterback Factory.

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Layton, UT

"lol. 9 of 12 and 4 in a row is not extreme fortune."

Reading for content, lil bro. 8 of 11 and 3 in a row had nothing to do with when THIS year's game was played and whether the timing was fortunate or not.

Irony here is, ahead of the game, Wisconsin is huge. Beat 'em, and they were over-rated, no big deal. Lose to 'em, and it's all "BYU pipedreamin' again."

Still, given the choice, I say, "Come on Cougs! The stage keeps getting bigger; keep playin better!"

Provo, UT

@ ekute
I like how Utes hate it when BYU fans bring up the past and look what you are doing. Yeah we have lost 4 years in a row and it is painful. But as a cougar fan I would rather have the BYU past. Champion, Heisman, NFL MVP. Utes would never know how that feels. That's right you all rather lose every game and be in the Pac12.

Springville, UT

Great time to be a Cougar fan as the final stretch of November football is upon us, Wisconsin and ND games are winnable.

I certainly hope that the bye week has been used to develop some great plays and to hone the ability to play 'lights out' in both halves. Nothing but the best will do for these games!

And having the #6 QB? That's going to invoke some commentary today from the 'peanut gallery'.

Congrats to Taysom and team!

And Tom Holmoe, thanks for lining up Wisconsin and ND this month. Awesome schedule!

Idaho Falls, ID

A lot of hype going Hill's way. I would hope the media pulls it back a notch or 2. Although the potential is there, there is still room for much improvement, and declaring him one of the "Greats" is still premature.

Hill has been sacked 24 times this year. That is way, way too much and ranks very low in Division I. Much of that is on the O-line, but some of that is Hill's own fault. That has to get better, and when it does, watch out!

I watched Taysom in high school and I KNEW he was going to be special. Just how special is yet to be determined.
Stay healthy!

Boise, ID

What is it about BYU football that makes some Utah Mormons go all gooshy in the knees? The Cougars have been lackluster for so long that you would think rising from mere mediocrity to somewhat less mediocre was huge. So let me set the record straight: If your program has been in the top 15 in the past 5 years more than twice then they matter. If they have been in the top 15 in the last 5 years once then they could be considered a minor player. If they only see the top 15 from way outside the top 25 then they are pathetic.

Mission Viejo, CA

The comparison to Andy Dalton is valid. And Dalton was able to stay healthy. Hill has a big, strong frame, great speed, breaks tackles and is becoming a good passer. What's not to like?

In a way, Hill reminds me of Angels CF Mike Trout. Big, strong, fast, and simply a phenomenal athlete. Trout is a future baseball Hall of Famer. Barring career-ending injury or a succession of concussions, like Young, Hill is heading for a great athletic career. Barring injury ...

I'll take BYU and the points next week.

Layton, UT


byu has a strong fan base within the Mormon culture and a local media that supports that culture.


I sure do miss Jake Heaps. He was the future of the program and his loss is still killing me. I lose sleep over how his departure destroyed the program. He will never be replaced and was our last chance at a great QB.

P.S. Ute fans - It's called sarcasm.

P.P.S. Utah State Fans - I still am sorry that you lost Chuckie - He also it the real deal.

P.P.P.S. Ute fans - that was not sarcasm - just in case you missed that one also.

Richmond, VA

The more Virginia gets embarrassed every week, the more I hate the thought that we even lost to them! At least Utah beat the #5 team in the nation even if they are struggling a bit now. But I love the improvements Taysom and the Cougars have made so far and hope they will continue to do well. If he continues to crank up the kind of numbers he's doing now, I don't think the Heisman conversation will ignore him. Winning brings notoriety, fame, and recognition whether you look for it or not.

Go Cougars! Go Utes! And oh, and how 'bout them Aggies? Their freshmen quarterback made mince meat of them Rainbow Warriors! They actually haven't missed a beat since their star q/b went down!

Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA

Boise, ID

Is the harsh tone of your albeit true comments and your proximity to a team recently defeated by the aforementioned "pathetic" team strictly coincidental?

Washington, UT

The physical talent is there no doubt and the accuracy is much better. That said, the assessment really needs to come after the Wisconsin and ND games. Wisconsin is a good team with a good quarterback and solid defense. Although ND isn't great this year, it's certainly a better gauge than Houston or GT. Utah State and Boise were minus starting quarterbacks, which reduced their quality as opponents substantially.

Orem, UT

I'm not trying to be a hater, but I hear Bronco and Doman praising Hill up and down...but where was the praise or the endearment while Hill sat on the bench behind Nelson? Where was the recognition of his great potential as we watched BYU get beat again and again by teams with less talent? I'm loving it now, but for all of us fans who "know nothing" about the game, we were calling for Lark, Hill and others to have at least a chance...but we kept getting more Nelson...I'm SO thankful he graduated, or Hill would still be sitting on the bench...or worse...transferred.

One more point...lets see a little Olsen arm when we get a lead...so the kid is a little prepped just in case the worst happens. I'm just say'n...

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