LOL, of course the first bunch of comments on an article about BYU football are
from Utah fans. Some things never change.This would be a good
pick-up regardless of the QB's status at Missouri. Mauk took over and will
start for the foreseeable future. Doesn't necessarily say anything about
He must have potential, the trolls are excited.
"Another sign of 'me first and the heck,with loyalty from players and
coaches' . . ."It's very easy to sit back and lob
those types of judgements at kids from the comfort of your bedroom or office.
The reality is, if I feel like I have the talent to be a starter and it
doesn't appear that I'm going to get the chance at my present locale,
why would I feel bad about deciding to transfer? Some guys stick around, despite
being stuck to the bench for four years (which most QB's are, really), and
are satisfied. Good for them. James Lark, I admire your loyalty, but we'll
never know (and you'll never know) how good you could've been.This is not the same as transferring multiple times or leaving after
your junior year for greener pastures. This kid has virtually his whole career
ahead of him. I don't begrudge anyone trying to find the best fit for
long-term success, though I'm skeptical of guys like Matt Carlino, who have
had every opportunity and, at this point, have proven that they are what they
Y Grad / Y DadWell said!If Jake Heaps had had half the
competitiveness that Riley Nelson had, Jake would have been a Heisman Trophy
RationalSalt Lake City, UTRiley Nelson did everything he
could, and gave more than anybody could reasonably ask. Whether he was the best
option at quarterback or not, he is NOT a blight on anything BYU.
Can't blame Riley,Bronco kept starting him, that was the problem.
Riley Nelson was a blight on BYU's proud QB tradition.
Juxtaposed "It appears to be a better situation than Kendal Thompson
because he has more than just 1 year of elgibility left." So
does Thompson.Also, the article states that he would battle for the
starting position in 2016 , assuming Hill stays for all four years of his
eligibility. Where would Hill go?
Who is Travis Hill? Yes, I know you meant Taysom...who as we are in the process
of undeniably witnessing, has not only the speed, strength and talent to be a
truly elite quarterback, but the smarts and work ethic to make it happen. Not
there yet, but definitely pointed to that destination. No young athlete is pre
destined (limited) in how fully he can develop his physical gifts. Some have
tremendous talent, but are unwilling to put in the necessary work to develop
potential into reality (Jake Heaps). Others have limited talent but are doggedly
determined to get the most possible out of themselves at any cost (Riley
Nelson). Taysom is a unique blend of the best of each of these sets of
characteristics, plus a lot more. Everything I've seen from him so far
tells me he can be a great one, and that we're likely to see it sooner
rather than later.Oh, and BYU IS UNQUESTIONABLY THE BEST SCHOOL IN
UTAH IN MANY WAYS.GOOOOOOOOO COUGARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
B12?"4th string QB at a power conference school"Actually, BETTER than the projected starting QB at power-conference,
bottom-dwelling Utah.Trent Hosick (3-star Rivals #19 QB, 4-star
Scout #33 QB)Kendal Thompson (3-star Rivals #21 QB, 3-star Scout #36
QB)Hosik Offers: Missouri, Arizona St., Arkansas, Baylor, Illinois,
Iowa, Iowa St., Kansas, Kansas St., Minnesota, Northern Illinois, and
NorthwesternThompson Offers: Oklahoma and TulsaHosickHt: 6'2"Wt: 215 lbs40: 4.57 secsVertical: 33
inchesClass: 2013 (High School)STRENGTHS: Field Vision, Poise and
Leadership, Running Ability / MobilityWEAKNESSES: Accuracy /
ConsistencyThompsonHt: 6'2"Wt: 180 lbs40:
4.57 secsVertical: 31 inchesClass: 2011 (High School)STRENGTHS: Field Vision, Running Ability / Mobility, TouchWEAKNESSES:
Accuracy / Consistency, Arm Strength, SizeAnd let's not forget,
Hosick would have a couple of years to learn the offense while playing behind
Travis Hill, before competing with Tanner Mangum.Thompson is being
thrown into the fire with only four weeks to learn the offense.
I like his pocket presence.I love the offense his team ran! Of
course, as the competition gets better, not every play goes exactly as it was
Mixed feelings, but all of them good. I really like Mangum and I love the RM
model for BYU athletes. On the other hand, I like anybody who likes BYU.I'm working on my feelings for Ute fans.
All this talk about Hill not being able to throw is nonsense. He has had very
little protection, so he usually is running for his life. I and you have seen
him throw the ball over sixty yards on a rope. He is accurate and will be more
so when he gets some real speed at the receiver spot. If he gets only a little
more protection this year he could possibly be one of the top ten passing
quarter-backs in the nation.By the way. all this "my school is better
than yours" is juvenile. All colleges in Utah are fine institutions with
great students and athletic teams.
Actually his style of play and his physique, he looks like a Hill clone. The
only difference is Hill is faster.Sg--The season hasn't
started and this kid hasn't signed, and you are already looking to replace
Never mind waiting for Hill to be done and gone. If this kid can play and run
like his reel, then let him compete for the starting position. Hill can run but
he sure can't throw. He'll never play in the NFL. He's compared
to Tebow in his scrambling ability, but he definitely can stay in the pocket and
"He's already talking about winning a national title..." What BYU
does and has done. "when he hasn't done anything on the
college field?" What Utah does now.Some people dream to attend
a school that dreams of winning it all.Some people dream of playing
in a conference they'll never win.I think this guy has his
priorities straight.In all seriousness, I really miss the Detmer
air-it-out big time QB. I wish BYU could find a guy like that again, although
this guy's highlights are exceptional!
As a Missouri fan, I'll be sad to see him go when he does transfer. News
around the Missouri Tiger world of mine all point to BYU. To all the naysayers,
BYU will be picking up a great player. Just my two cents.
Don't be surprised if Mangum ends up at BSU.
@ 2013 - as someone who plays sports I can attest that pretty much everyone
dreams of winning it all!If they didn't aim for being the best
I'm not sure I would want them on my team be that sports or business!Always improving, always getting better, aiming high really brings a lot
@2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0The Tebow comment you made is pretty
ignorant. They are not saying that Hosick, or Riley Nelson for that matter, is
as good as Tim Tebow. They are just comparing his style of play to him.Yes Nelson was not close to Tebow's talent, but they were both lefty,
mobile, scrappy quarterbacks with terrible mechanics that somehow won most of
their games simply by motivating their teammates to fight. That's why that
comparison comes in.Judging by the highlights, I would say
that's a fair comparison. He is big, mobile and athletic but could use work
on his throwing motion, but he still gets the ball there. Also the fact that he
hasn't lost since 5th grade shows he is a winner, which is the type of QB
the utes have been missing ever since Brian Johnson left.
I believe it is a recent trend that seemingly many players are switching
schools. I wonder how this affects existing players on a team who have been
working their way up in the rotation who now must compete with incoming 1 or 2
year "stars" that didn't make it at their previous school? Another
sign of "me first and the heck,with loyalty from players and coaches?
It appears to be a better situation than Kendal Thompson because he has more
than just 1 year of elgibility left. I don't know how good he is but depth
at quarterback is important. If you don't have it you may wind up starting
a walk-on like, Adam Schulz, John Hays. Depth at any posistion is important and
a lack of it on the defensive, and offensive line has kept BYU from being
Back Talk"I am not sure that Mangum is a running / dual threat
QB. With the change of offensive philosophy at BYU, I am concerned that he will
end up going to Boise State when he gets back from his mission."I wouldn't be too concerned. BYU's offense can be adjusted to fit
the skill-set of the starting quarterback - McMahon, Young and Bosco - all had
very different styles, yet BYU made it work.
Sounds like Heaps.
Sounds like a great fit -- hope he likes what he sees!Once again, a
quick response from our ute friends to jump in and riducule a highly recruited
athlete considering BYU. Yeah, "2013 Ute Seniors SWEEP byU 4-0", SHAME
on him for wanting to win a national championship. And how embarrassing that
must be for him to be compared to (arguably) the greatest college QB ever -- not
by BYU fans, but by scout.com, huh? Of course, given the precarious QB
situation on the hill since Alex Smith matriculated, I guess it's
completely understandable. I too would be concerned that despite a huge
recruiting emphasis and a large stable of SEVEN QBs on the roster, it appears
that Travis Wilson is still the starter.Feeling vulnerable, utes?Go Cougs.
hope he enjoys his visit. BYU is the most prestigious program (by any
definition), in Utah.
I heard about Trent's visit to BYU awhile ago. He hasn't done anything
at Missouri, but coming out of high school he was a 3-star recruit (Rivals) and
4-star recruit (Scout) and had offers from:MissouriArizona
St.ArkansasBaylorIllinoisIowaIowa St.KansasKansas St.MinnesotaNorthern IllinoisNorthwesternLooks like Trent has lots of potential.
I am not sure that Mangum is a running / dual threat QB. With the change of
offensive philosophy at BYU, I am concerned that he will end up going to Boise
State when he gets back from his mission. We will see. BOise State
did just get a commmitment from a great QB from Spokane WA.
4th string QB at a power conference schoolTalks of winning national
titles, with "talks" being the key word hereYep, byu is the
right fit here!
He's already talking about winning a national title when he hasn't
done anything on the college field?Yep, sounds like byu is the right
fit for him.And comparing him to Tim Tebow huh?LOLWe heard about Riley nelson comparisons to Tebow for 3 years too.GO UTES!