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BYU quarterback Taysom Hill named 2014 Heisman candidate by NFL.com

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  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    June 18, 2014 8:29 p.m.

    Timid Sparrow:
    NFL.com is talking about heisman candidates...it's there list not BYU fans'. Nice try at being funny though. Fail.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 18, 2014 7:12 p.m.

    Hawk
    Littleton, CO

    For being "irrelevant", BYU still demands an amazaing amount of attention from the average ute.

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    I come here for the comedy, nothing more.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 18, 2014 7:11 p.m.

    Duckhunter
    Highland, UT
    @tomahawk red

    I never said whether it was a "great honor" or not, I simply stated that none of utah's 27 qb's made the list for some reason. I'm guessing it is because none of them belong on it.

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    OK, so you chose option A. Jordan Wynn was a Heisman grade quarterback.

    Sorry, I have to disagree with that assessment.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 18, 2014 7:10 p.m.

    1978
    Salt Lake City, UT

    I don't know you would have to ask UCLA, USC & Stanford who all agreed to home and home series with BYU in football.

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    Nope. Only UCLA did. And they only did it for two auto wins.

    Stanford's is basically a two-and-done. Two games at Stanford in 20 and 22, and two in Provo in 23 and 25. As Stanford will undoubtedly whack off the back end of the series, it's a 2-0 for them. Regardless, forcing BYU to play the first two AT Stanford doesn't show much respect.

    USC is a three game series. Provo in 19 and at the LA Coliseum in 21 and 23.

    Sorry.

  • Hawk Littleton, CO
    June 18, 2014 2:21 p.m.

    Tomahawk Ute: "BYE."

    Heh, heh. Yeah, until the next BYU article. From what you all keep telling us, ute fans put BYU in the rearview mirror and "moved on" what, 2 years ago? But just can't seem to walk away....

    For being "irrelevant", BYU still demands an amazaing amount of attention from the average ute.

    Go cougars.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    June 18, 2014 12:21 p.m.

    With the schedule facing BYU this year, Taysom should put up numbers not seen since the old days.

    BYU should go undefeated.

    Combine Taysom's predicted numbers as well as BYU's undefeated season...

    Perfect recipe for Heisman consideration.

  • Ute Tribe WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    June 18, 2014 10:50 a.m.

    *slaps head*

  • Krispy Zadoosh Salt Lake, UT
    June 18, 2014 9:56 a.m.

    Utah fans are commenting on an article about a team they think is irrelevant. Must be everyday in Utah.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 18, 2014 8:40 a.m.

    BYU fans talking about a Heisman trophy. Must be June in Utah.

  • Cougars84 Draper, UT
    June 17, 2014 10:28 p.m.

    With over 1000 yards rushing and almost 3000 yards passing, I don’t think to many teams in the nation would not be happy with that kind of production from their quarterback. Yes, there are things to improve. But the future looks bright for this young man. Congratulations Tayson. I look forward seeing you kill it this year.

    Go Cougars!!!

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 17, 2014 5:25 p.m.

    @tomahawk red

    I never said whether it was a "great honor" or not, I simply stated that none of utah's 27 qb's made the list for some reason. I'm guessing it is because none of them belong on it.

  • theDailyObserver Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 17, 2014 5:22 p.m.

    @1978

    That's an easy question to answer actually. After seeing how simple Utah made it look in beating BYU year after year, UCLA, Stanford, and USC can't wait to get the cougs on the field for an easy victory over a 'storied' program. If beating 'bottom feeder' Utah is so easy for those PAC programs on the cougars schedule (sans Stanford), then think how much more of a walk in the park it will be to run BYU off the field. If you don't believe me, you might want to watch what middle of the PAC Washington did to BYU last year.

  • 1978 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2014 4:38 p.m.

    @Tomahawk Red

    "Why would a power Pac 12 program need an irrelevant mid major independent that no power conference respects?"

    I don't know you would have to ask UCLA, USC & Stanford who all agreed to home and home series with BYU in football.

    As far as the PAC-12 bottom feeders are concerned that is a different question.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2014 3:55 p.m.

    @ Duckhunter

    When you do that, the trolls win. I know you love it when somebody mentions you in an article when you haven't left a comment. Don't give them the satisfaction.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 17, 2014 3:26 p.m.

    BlueHusky
    Mission Viejo, CA

    Colorado? Don't make me laugh. U needs BYU. Own it and enjoy it.

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    Why would a power Pac 12 program need an irrelevant mid major independent that no power conference respects?

    The only reason why we MIGHT need you is for another automatic win on our schedule -- which, judging by this year's schedule, we may really need.

    Four straight
    Nine of twelve
    54-10
    81-64

    Bye.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 17, 2014 3:20 p.m.

    Duckhunter
    Highland, UT

    What? No travis wilson, kendal thompson, connor manning, or any of the other 8 qb's on the utah roster?

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    It's so easy to burn you.

    Taysom Hill joins Jordan Wynn as being among the QBs placed on this list. Wynn showed up on it in 2012. How'd that work out?

    So either you:

    A) Say that Wynn was a Heisman-grade college quarterback

    or

    B) Admit this little list means absolutely nothing

    Can't have both. So tell us which it is.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 17, 2014 3:17 p.m.

    Rockwell
    Baltimore, MD

    btw, it's cute how our little friends from the north have to inject themselves into the conversation since they don't have a Heisman candidate of their own to talk about.

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    Not really.

    Jordan Wynn was on the list two years ago. That shows you how little this "honor" really means. Which is to say it's not an honor at all.

  • Tomahawk Red North Salt Lake, UT
    June 17, 2014 3:14 p.m.

    Darren Rowe
    Heber City, UT
    @Uncle Rico

    When you don't throw well against the worst team in the ACC and a Texas defense that was so bad it got the D Coordinator out (and later the head coach)...

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    BYU had nothing to do with Brown's departure.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    June 17, 2014 2:15 p.m.

    Trolls aside, Hill will get a lot of recognition this year if he stays healthy.

    Forget last year - Anae did not have time to install the full offense. The BYU offense going into the season was still foundering after the Heaps-Nelson-Doman disaster. This year we'll see the full Anae offense. More receivers, more O-linemen, nice running backs. If Hill stays healthy BYU will be good and he'll get some serious numbers.

    I'm liking the looks of this team, but we'll know more by October. Until then, all this is just entertainment.

    @Trolls: These SLC blogs are lively and fun because of the constant carping and silly comments going back and forth. What would happen if BYU were to go 2nd division or drop all intercollegiate sport?

    What a vacuum in Salt Lake. Only a mediocre Utah State and PAC-12 bottom feeder. So Ute Trolls, better hope you don't get what you're asking for. Colorado? Don't make me laugh. U needs BYU. Own it and enjoy it.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    June 17, 2014 12:59 p.m.

    Chances are slim; but nice to be mentioned, and on the list, none the less. I love how the usual suspects quickly turn the article into a Utah-BYU thing. Well, actually an anti-Utah thing. Classy, very classy.

    Congrats to Taysom Hill.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    June 17, 2014 12:32 p.m.

    Long shot for Hill to get the award this year. If he has a great year this year, next year sets up nicely for a Heisman run. Go Cougars!

    P.S. I think a good part of the reason Hill did poorly against the Utes was that the Utes had a good d-line and good db's. Not that the Utes had anything to do with this article...

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 17, 2014 11:51 a.m.

    We need to hear from utahhawaiialumu-pacmichealromney on this. You guys know he played golf for a bad golf program don't you? He played the flute in the marching band as well and took some pictures of other people playing sports a few times. Oh and he bets on sports. Really his opinion on this is the one we all need to get as it is sure to be the definitive one on the subject.

  • PAC 12 member by default! Harrisville, UT
    June 17, 2014 11:39 a.m.

    Rico,

    stay on topic and tell us all about the utes' Heisman candidates.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    June 17, 2014 11:17 a.m.

    What? No travis wilson, kendal thompson, connor manning, or any of the other 8 qb's on the utah roster? Don't these publications know that anyone that goes to utah is automatically the best in the nation?

    Of course micah thomas woudl never make the list, the meer fact he left utah automatically reduced him to a no talent wannabe but man if he had stayed he would have jumped right to the top of the heisman list.

    Of course it doesn't matter that no utah player has ever actually won the heisman, or for that matter ever even really been a consideration to win it, that bit of reality is meaningless, what matters is that if a player goes to utah they are automatically the best athlete, fastest human, greatest prospect, ever. The Heisman list should have all 85 scholarship players on utah's roster as the top 85 contenders since they are the best 85 players in the ncaa anyway.

  • redthunder Ogden, UT
    June 17, 2014 10:47 a.m.

    I like Taysom. Fun kid to watch. Wish him the best!

  • Idahotransplant West Jordan, UT
    June 17, 2014 9:53 a.m.

    If the offensive line will Block for him and if his recievers can run great routes and catch the ball, look for Taysdom Hill to get a lot more passing yards than rushing this year. Plus if BYU can defeat Texas in Texas and if BYU can run the table and obtain 10 or more wins that is too his advantage as well.

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    June 17, 2014 8:59 a.m.

    It's not surprising that a player who had 2,938 passing yards, 19 TDs, 14 interceptions, 1,344 rushing yards, 10 rushing TDs, and was 10th nationally in total offense last season (329.4 yards per game) would be a pre-season Heisman candidate.

    With better pass protection and a little fine tuning on his mechanics, I expect Taysom's completion percentage to improve dramatically in 2014.

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    btw, it's cute how our little friends from the north have to inject themselves into the conversation since they don't have a Heisman candidate of their own to talk about.

  • anti BCS Anaheim, CA
    June 17, 2014 8:50 a.m.

    Uncle Rico

    It's too bad the Utes turned tail and ran away from the rivalry so Taysom won't have a chance to exact a little redemption.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    June 17, 2014 8:18 a.m.

    That's quite an honor for Taysom. I believe he'll be vastly improved throwing the ball because his OL is improved, he has more experience with Anae's offense now, and his talent at the WR position is better this year. There's a good chance he will have a breakout year along with BYU which is desperately needed right now. Good luck Taysom!

    Darren Rowe:
    "The 30 incompletions against utah had nothing to do with their defense."
    C'mon Darren, you have to give credit where it's due. Utah has always had a strong defense and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Utah's defense was certainly better than Texas' or Virginia's. As for Taysom he had a decent game against Utah with over 336 yards of offense (better than his avg) and nearly a hundred yards rushing. I think it's safe to say that both Taysom and Utah D played well that night.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    June 17, 2014 7:14 a.m.

    Though Taysom's chances at being the Heisman Trophy winner are practically nil, his inclusion to this exclusive list sets him apart from a few hundred 'average' QBs.

    I'm OK with that.

    Just watch this growing list of people who are not.

    I love my nationally recognized little church school independent membership. LOL

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    June 17, 2014 5:55 a.m.

    This is NFL.com, not throw-a-dart-at-NCAA- QBs-to-write-an-article website, NFL.com. They know a thing or two about football. To even be recognized on a list like this is an honor. Taysom is only a Junior too. He'll be a senior going to Lincoln, Ann Arbor, L.A., etc. etc. Won't that be exciting??!

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    June 17, 2014 12:35 a.m.

    "The 30 incompletions against utah had nothing to do with their defense."

    Classic BYU response.

  • Darren Rowe Heber City, UT
    June 16, 2014 10:12 p.m.

    @Uncle Rico

    The 30 incompletions against utah had nothing to do with their defense. Hill had horrible completion numbers in all of BYU's first 3 games, and still wasn't great through the rest of the season.

    When you don't throw well against the worst team in the ACC and a Texas defense that was so bad it got the D Coordinator out (and later the head coach) you know the QB was the one with a problem. utah didn't do anything unique or special by stopping Taysom from passing.

    Hopefully he will be a better passer this year. He has more experience, a more experienced OL, and a much faster group of WR's.

    And yes, we will beat Virginia this year.

  • Uncle Rico Provo, UT
    June 16, 2014 8:57 p.m.

    Good thing he doesn't play the Utes, he had 30 incomplete passes against the U defense last year.

    Maybe he will be able to beat Virginia this year.

  • skywalker Palo Alto, CA
    June 16, 2014 8:46 p.m.

    More national recognition for the BYU football program and the latest edition of the BYU QB factory.

    Good luck Taysom!