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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 21 2014 4:45 p.m. MST

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Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

Deja vu?

Remember when Brad Sorensen transferred to SUU because BYU was loaded with QBs (Heaps and Nelson). Sorensen ended up being better than both and is currently a backup for the Chargers.

Olsen is a better QB than Hill. Remember when Hill had 30 incompletions against Utah?
However, BYU's schedule next year will allow them to start a RB (Hill) as QB and still win 10 games.


It is amazing to me that Utah wouldn't have gone after Ammon, he's a better qb than they've had on their roster since Brian Johnson. Of course Utah isn't known for their wise recruiting when it comes to offensive players so I guess I should't be surprised.
Good luck to Ammon, he'll be great at SUU.

St George, Utah

Shame to see him go...
I'm sure it is the best choice for him if he wants playing time. But on the other hand, if Taysom goes down with an injury we are in trouble. Tanner Mangum still has another year on his mission from my understanding. Christian Stewart and Billy Green will need to make some big strides this off-season.

Cougar Blue 1
Henderson , NV

In Mangum we trust.

Ogden, UT

Maybe he's hoping to follow Brad Sorensen's example and make a reputation that could carry him to the next level.

Good luck Ammon!


Wishing Ammon good luck and lots of success playing in Cedar City. Thanks for all the hard work you've put in as a Cougar. We'll miss you in Provo but I completely understand wanting to get playing time. I'm excited that you'll be playing for my undergrad Alma Mater SUU! I'll be following your future career with interest and support.


He definitely has a better chance of playing in the NFL than Hill does.

2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0
Ogden, UT


My thoughts exactly. Due to Bronco's skills in developing and coaching players, byu ended up playing a backup safety in Nelson for 3 years instead of a current NFL player in Sorensen.

And why would a QB want to leave QB U?

Even with less playing time, wouldn't all QB's want to play at QB U?

Lindon, UT

Good luck to Olsen but this makes me a bit more nervous about Hill getting injured. Cougar blue--- Mangum still has one more year on his mission.

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

Re: plyxply

Utah isn't known for their wise recruiting when it comes to offensive players so I guess I should't be surprised.

So if they don't recruit as well as BYU, Utah must develop their players much better.

Utah has twice as many offensive players in the NFL than BYU (8 vs 4)
Utah has three times as many defensive players in the NFL than BYU (12 vs 4)

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

If history is any indication under coaches Mendenhall at byu and Lamb at SUU, Ammon likely has a better chance at getting to the NFL at SUU with coach Lamb. I imagine that played into the decision, just as it did for Brad Sorensen a few years ago(and who is now in the NFL)

Best of luck Ammon.

Utes-Best Lil Brothers
Anaheim, CA

Wishing Ammon well at SUU!


It's laughable to see our little friends from the hill chiming in on a QB transferring from BYU because of BYU's wealth of quality QBs, while the Utes have struggled with a dearth of quality QBs since BJ left.

Taysom Hill is popping up on numerous Heisman watch lists for 2014. Utah may not have a starter identified until the end of fall camp.

Rose Bowl call yet?
Salt Lake City, UT


Remind us how many Whittingham-coached QBs have played in a regular season NFL game.

Utah's Sugar Bowl MVP didn't even make an NFL roster.

Salt Lake City, UT

I'm not certain how good Ammon Olsen actually is, but SUU has only had one player drafted in their entire history (Sorensen).

It will be a while before we know if Olsen can get drafted or not.

Bountiful, UT

Good luck Ammon! Sorry to see you go.

Phoenix, AZ

Good luck to Ammon Olsen. I hope it goes well for him and certainly understand his reasoning. If he does not get a shot at the next level, he only has two more years of playing time. Might as well make the most of it.

Todd Mortensen went to USD with Harbaugh and parlayed that into 3-4 years of hanging around pro football. Maybe the same thing can happen for Ammon.

BTW, transferring to Utah would have been silly. He would have lost a year of eligibility and would not have been able to play until 2015.

Southern, UT

I'm surprised one aggie is giving him credit. The other one is Sambonethegreat.

Mcallen, TX

Stewart is a good quarterback. We'll ok.

with another

Provo, UT

Good luck Ammon, as a BYU fan i'm sick of hearing that QB will be better next year. We have been saying that since Heaps came. Until the QB situation is fixed I won't fall for that trick again for next season. My prediction for next year, we'll probably beat a low team and get too much hype and lose the games that matters.

Cougar Blue 1
Henderson , NV

Thanks Souptwins, I already knew he has a year left on his mission. My point is, that while I do think Taysom will get better as he is getting outside help to improve his accuracy, the future of the program will be through Mangum. At least that is the hope. He is a true pocket passer with a solid arm. I just hope Anae will be gone by then.

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