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Guest commentary: Taysom Hill's valiant effort in bowl game was reminiscent of Steve Young in 1982 Holiday Bowl

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  • tuffgong POCATELLO, ID
    Jan. 16, 2014 11:51 a.m.

    A few weeks ago on facebook, twitter and on his radio appearance with ESPN, Phil Steele said that T Hill will be a Heisman contender these next 2 years. He IS the authority on college football.

  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    Jan. 15, 2014 1:31 p.m.

    Taysom Hill has a lot of potential.

    With a little more experience reading defenses and much better protection from his OL, his passing efficiency could improve dramatically next season, and like some have suggested, Taysom could be one of the best QBs in the country in 2014, maybe even a Heisman candidate.

    Steve Young only had a 110.6 rating his Sophomore season at BYU, less than Taysom's 118.2 rating his Sophomore season.

    Taysom only started 2 games his Freshman season, before being injured, so, like Young, this was really Taysom's first season as a starter.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Jan. 15, 2014 11:37 a.m.

    Uteology

    "Name these sportswriters?"

    Jeff Bell of BleacherReport wrote such an article just a couple of days ago.

    His 5 Dark-Horse Contenders for 2014 Heisman Trophy:

    - Duke QB Anthony Boone
    - Missouri QB Maty Mauk
    - Michigan State RB Jeremy Langford
    - Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly
    - BYU QB Taysom Hill

    Athlon Sports included Taysom Hill in their "Next Tier" of candidates, after their 7 "Finalists" for the 2014 Heisman Trophy Race

    Obviously, others are seeing the potential in Taysom Hill, that you, with your crimson-colored glasses, are too blind to see.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 15, 2014 10:16 a.m.

    @Swoop

    "Hill is already being talked about, mind you, by sportswriters completely unconnected to BYU, as a dark horse candidate for the 2014 Heisman Trophy"

    Name these sportswriters? I would love to read their opinion on one of the worst rated passing QBs, ranked #100 out of 127 QBs according to ESPN.

    Or is he being considered as a running back?

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    Jan. 14, 2014 10:39 p.m.

    Swoop

    "Hill is already being talked about, mind you, by sportswriters completely unconnected to BYU, as a dark horse candidate for the 2014 Heisman Trophy."

    True, in an article written by a lifelong Oregon Ducks fan no less.

  • Swoop Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 14, 2014 10:12 p.m.

    Uteology

    I am a Utah man and I live across the green with envy hill.

    The simple truth is, Taysom's skill set dwarfs every QB they've seen on the hill since Alex Smith. Hill is already being talked about, mind you, by sportswriters completely unconnected to BYU, as a dark horse candidate for the 2014 Heisman Trophy.

    With a decent offensive line, Taysom could very well be the next coming of Steve Young.

  • Uteology East Salt Lake City, Utah
    Jan. 14, 2014 7:54 p.m.

    Another article where Hill is the 2nd coming of Steve Young?

    All BYU needs now is the 2nd coming of Edwards and Chow.

  • coot20 Boise, ID
    Jan. 14, 2014 12:16 p.m.

    utah wishes they could recruit a quarterback with the skill set of Taysom Hill

  • red.diehard Central, UT
    Jan. 14, 2014 9:49 a.m.

    Oh brother, the memory of a qb doing it all is already lost...2012 vs USU. One hit at the right/wrong place and the right/wrong time = ?

  • Cletus from Coalville Coalville, UT
    Jan. 14, 2014 7:20 a.m.

    Trying to suggest we wont win the rose bowl since we struggled 5-7 in 2013? LOL!

    We are prestegous with awesome stickers to prove it!

    Go Utes!

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 13, 2014 10:29 p.m.

    Trying to suggest there is reason to think Taysom will have a season like Young did in 1983 since they both struggled in 2013/1982 respectively? LOL!

  • Ken Sandy, UT
    Jan. 13, 2014 6:13 p.m.

    A similar article could be written about thousands of college football players after a losing battle, that they fought valiantly. Get those preseason quest for the playoffs shirts ready to ship to Provo. Oh and don't forget the heisman Hill shirts. And after four straight losses to Utah, byu fans can only dream about a 55-7 thrashing over Utah. Byu was involved in such a game not too long ago, but byu was on the receiving end of said thrashing.

    Byu 2014 playoffs here we come!