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Published: Monday, June 16 2014 7:15 p.m. MDT

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skywalker
Palo Alto, CA

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

Good luck Taysom!

Uncle Rico
Provo, UT

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.

Darren Rowe
Heber City, UT

@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.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

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

Classic BYU response.

Striker
Omaha, NE

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??!

sammyg
Springville, UT

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

Cougsndawgs
West Point , UT

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.

anti BCS
Anaheim, CA

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.

Rockwell
Baltimore, MD

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.

Idahotransplant
West Jordan, UT

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.

redthunder
Ogden, UT

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

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

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.

PAC 12 member by default!
Harrisville, UT

Rico,

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

Duckhunter
Highland, UT

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.

IDC
Boise, ID

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...

Spokane Ute
Spokane, WA

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.

BlueHusky
Mission Viejo, CA

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.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

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.

Tomahawk Red
North Salt Lake, UT

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

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.

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