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Published: Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:50 p.m. MDT

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Darren Rowe
Heber City, UT

I think Taysom should pull ideas from both Kaepernick and Carr. Maybe try to run like Kaepernick and throw like Carr.

But I don't think he should try to completely play like Derek Carr. I don't think he should try to completely play like Colin Kaepernick.

I think he should try to completely play like Taysom Hill. Take ideas from others, but still play your own game.

Challenge to the Foe
Fargo, ND

I think this is the year that Taysom and BYU take a big step forward. Taysom improved a lot this spring and BYU will get better through the fall too. If we come away from the Texas game with a win I predict we'll one of the teams in the playoff.

Go Cougars!

slcftball
Salt Lake City, UT

Re: Challenge Foe

please. Even if the Cougs ran the table their less than average strength of schedule wouldn't get them in the playoff. That has already been determined. You must play somebody to EARN the right to be in the FOUR team playoff. It is hard for the Cougs to schedule but welcome to Independence. It was by their choice-they made their bed so must sleep in it. By comparison, look at NDames schedule. Thats an Independent trying to get into the playoff. Thats what BYU needs to do but never will because they wouldn't win.

Second off, why stop with Carr and Kapernick. Lets throw in Aaron Rogers, Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck as players to copy. That would be a nice mix too. I take it that the writer hasnt seen much of Carr last year.Guy had twice the arm of Taysom and his passing is way above-not even on same chart. But, yes understood Taysom would run circles around him hence the idea to look at Carr. But that isnt a fair comparison for THill- he will never be the thrower of Carr. But at least the Cougs will be bowling.

ArgoFY
Salt Lake City, Utah

Derek Carr is a good archetype for Taysom Hill to emulate. Like Derek Carr, Taysom can beat up on inferior opponents, but struggle to put points on the board against quality competition. See Fresno State against USC last season, or byu against Washington, Wisconsin, or Utah for fitting comparisons.

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

Hey I'm good with Taysom Hill emulating anybody but a quarterback with a 'U' on his helmet.

Mormon Ute
Kaysville, UT

Great words of advice for Taysom Hill or any college QB.

On a side note, Dave Schramm is Fresno's OC and a former Co-OC at Utah. One of Coach Witt's biggest mistakes was letting him go.

Bob
Santaquin, UT

Please, Hill should be Hill and Carr be Carr!

BOB

GilmerTexasCougar
Gilmer, TX

Well, slcftball, remember 1984. IF BYU runs the table and everyone else has a loss and almost everyone else has two losses, BYU could make the playoffs. It will take a lot of luck, but BYU had all the luck in 1984.

poyman
Lincoln City, OR

Hill definitely has the tools to be special... Great legs, tough, fast, a strong arm, sound leadership skills and very bright... Add patience, confidence in his passing skills, and a decent Offensive Line and you have yourself a future NFL starting QB...

Could he learn from Carr? Kaepernick? etc? Sure... Which QB couldn't learn from other talented QBs? Should he emulate them? Only if it helps get his team and him more yards and puts more points on the board without turning the ball over...

I think that the best advise that you can give Hill comes from that immortal Raiders Owner Al Davis (rest his soul)... "JUST WIN, BABY... JUST WIN"...

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

"See Fresno State against USC last season, or byu against Washington, Wisconsin, or Utah for fitting comparisons."

Your comment lost all credibility when you put Utah on the same level as Washington and Wisconsin. At least BYU has proven that they CAN beat Washington on a regular basis.

"Well, slcftball, remember 1984. IF BYU runs the table and everyone else has a loss and almost everyone else has two losses, BYU could make the playoffs. It will take a lot of luck, but BYU had all the luck in 1984."

It's not quite the same as 1984. Sure, BYU could run the table and have all the luck in the world, but even then I don't see them in the playoff. The difference is what BYU had in 1984 that they don't have now: in 1984 they had an awesome 1983 season to propel them into that situation, whereas today they do not have an impressive 2013 season. However, if BYU runs the table in 2014 (or goes 11-1) and then goes undefeated in 2015 they have a chance.

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

slcfball:
It's obvious to me that you didn't watch much of Carr last year. While I agree that Carr was a better passer than Hill last year, he doesn't have twice the arm (not that I'm saying Carr doesn't have a nice arm). Nobody has ever questioned Hill's arm strength (except you). He throws a nice ball with a lot of velocity, it's his accuracy that wasn't great last year. Interestingly as the season progressed his accuracy improved, imagine that. Let's wait and see how Hill does in his senior year before making a blanket statement about how much better Carr is after his senior year compared to Hill's sophomore year.

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