Says all the BYU fans when 2 games into the season were calling for a different
jarka-rusI've watched, in person, every BYU QB since Gary
Shiede. I was present for Jim McMahon's hail Mary pass; present for Steve
Young's catch versus Missouri; present for Robbie Bosco's national
championship winning performance; and standing in the middle of the Crimson Club
for Beck to Harline.Steve Young was a special talent, but as a
Sophomore, playing behind Jim McMahon, he wasn't as good as Taysom Hill was
as a Sophomore.I think you, and a lot of other BYU fans, are going
to be pleasantly surprised at how much better Taysom is going to be in 2014.
Blue CougAnd I hope he does, but i'm just saying no need to get ahead
of ourselves, i'm old enough to have watched Steve Young in college and
once as a Niner. I was present to see him catch the throwback pass in the
Holiday Bowl. He was a special player, Hill will no doubt break records. Hope he
has a great career.
@stringer bellSo based on your post I can only assume you have more
knowledge of what constitutes a good QB than Archie, Peyton, and Eli Manning?
Perhaps they should have brought you in to do some coaching. lol
Re: DuckhunterAgain one must appreciate the moderators for agreeing
with your "civil dialogue". Anyone with even a limited amount of
football knowledge sees the amusement in this article. I guess next up is the
announcement of one of the basketball players going to a BB camp it instruct on
CougFaninTXFrisco, TX"BYU hasn't been in the WAC for
over a decade, and the WAC no longer exists for football. No idea why anyone
would refer to BYU as a WAC school."Agree! Recently
viewed some Ute basketball Classic Games in NCAA in 1997-1998 time frame on my
PAthetiC-12 network channel. The Runnin' Redskins from the *WAC* acquitted
themselves very well vs. Arizona and UNC. It's a bit of a
puzzle to me why the crimson crew denigrates the WAC [or MWC] when it is such a
large part of their "success and tradition." Did any one of
the "Magnificent 7" get invited to instruct at the Manning Camp? If
not, this could explain the BYU-WAC reference as merely symptomatic of the
bitterness on the Hill.
jarka-rus"No need to compare him to Young who is a HOfer and
super bowl champion. Hill's extremely gifted but nowhere near what Steve
Young accomplished."No reason to assume that Taysom Hill's
accomplishments won't be much closer to Steve Young's by the time he
finishes his BYU career.Sophomore Season StatsYoung: 56 of 112
(50.0%), 731 yds, 6.5 yds/att, 5 TDs, 5 int, 110.6 ratingHill: 236 of 438
(53.9%), 2,938 yds, 6.7 yds/att, 19 TDs, 14 int, 118.1 ratingIn
three seasons (34 games), Young rushed 269 times for 1,084 yds, 4.0 avg.In
two seasons (19 games), Hill has rushed 301 times for 1,680 yds, 5.6 avg.In his Sophomore season, Hill had more yards rushing, 1,344 to 1,084,
than Young had during his entire career at BYU.Barring injury,
Taysom has a chance to be a 4,000 yards passing, 1,000 yards rushing QB in 2014,
which would put Taysom right up there with the other great BYU QBs.To put those numbers in perspective, during his Heisman Trophy winning season,
Ty Detmer had 5,188 yds passing, but he lost 166 yds rushing.
How come kendall thompson wasn't invited? How come travis wilson
wasn't invited? Don't the Mannings know that they are 2 of about 137
qb's on the roster of a low level pac12 team?
Congrats Taysom!!!! What a great honor, Byu proving its superiority at producing
great QB's in the state.@CougFaninTXNo need to compare him to
Young who is a HOfer and super bowl champion. Hill's extremely gifted but
nowhere near what Steve Young accomplished.
If the Mannings are confident enough in Taysom's passing talent to invite
him to be an instructor at the Manning Quarterback camp, Taysom has obviously
improved his passing skills dramatically in the off season.
Those that wish to denigrate Hill as a qb do so by taking his early season
performance and acting like that is the qb he currently is.It may be
a little more fair to look at his performance against the best defenses he faced
last season. But this year he won't face as many tough defenses, he should
have better protection, and more options to pass the ball to.That,
and votes of confidence like this and others leads me to be very hopeful.
Always great when a BYU guy represents the university so well. Taysom is a great
guy and player. Indy/ND type exposure (ESPN) can't hurt, either. Go BYU!
BYU hasn't been in the WAC for over a decade, and the WAC no longer exists
for football. No idea why anyone would refer to BYU as a WAC school.The comparison of Young and Hill is an interesting one, but I think they are
very different QBs. Taysom rushed for more yards as a Sophomore than Young did
during his entire BYU career. Taysom is by far faster and more powerful running
the ball than Young.Young's completion percentage and QB rating
was off the charts. However, Young made his living off shorter passes - look at
how many were screens - 15 yards. He did not throw a lot of long balls.I don't know that Taysom's completion percentage or QB rating
will ever be close to Young's. But I believe Taysom's completion
percentage will move up the next two years.Obviously some others
believe he has a lot of skill, otherwise he wouldn't get an invite to this
Good for Taysom. You know what they say, the teacher sometimes/almost always
learns more than the students. Taysom has the ability to be a great QB...strong
arm, strong leadership & intangibles. He needs to work on going through his
progressions and reading what safeties are doing. His deep ball also needs
improving. Steve Young had to work on all those things also, but it was his legs
that allowed him the time (and coachs' patience) to work through passing
issues. Taysom does remind me a lot of Young in many respects, but time will
tell if his passing will ever catch up to his running.
Taysom may become a great - the good thing is he and his coaches know what he
needs to work on: accuracy, a few mechanics, reading defense more quickly, and
avoiding hits. The future is bright. It's always amazing that a kid from an
indy/wac school can get recognition which just keeps happening ;)