Nice to have depth at quarterback and have them both play with a similar style.
If the OL is as good as advertised then we could have a very nice year and set
the table for 2015. Looking forward to the UConn game. Get to see them live
for the first time in a while.
This is one of my major concerns going into this year...depth at the QB
position. Next year the depth will be great with transfers and guys coming off
missions but this year could get dicey if TH has any injury. Hopefully Stewart
will be prepared and has the skills and ability Anae has suggested.
Can't wait for the season to begin. We expect big things out of BYU this
@U-PAC - "Hill had better not get hurt again or BYU will lose nearly every
game."Taysom is a great QB, who will be better this year than he
was last year, especially passing. But the team is very well rounded, and to
think the Cougs would lose nearly every came without him is not objective. From
what I've seem and read, Taysom is a better all around QB than Christian.
Taysom may be the best running QB in the nation. But Christian's passing
game is on par with Taysom's, and he is a solid QB.I hope
Taysom stays healthy all year. But with a great defense, outstanding RBs, and
very talented receivers; Christian would still lead the Cougs to 8 or 9 wins.
I'm predicting 10 or 11 wins with Taysom.
U-PACRowlett, TX"Hill had better not get hurt again or BYU
will lose nearly every game."I'm sorry you misunderstood.
Like Utah State, and unlike Utah, BYU has a capable backup quarterback.
I hope Tanner Mangum doesn't read these comments by Anae. Looks like BYU
is officially giving up on the pocket passer.
Let's hope Stewart works out. It's doubtful Hill will last the entire
season without an injury that sidelines him for a game or two.
With or without Hill, the Y wins 10+ games. Not because they're a dominant
or talented team, but rather because of their SOS. Weak. Very weak.
@cougarcoisa,Tanner Mangum is a fantastic athlete and would excel in a
read option type situation. My guess is that when you have someone really
special, you use their skill set and adapt your scheme while still keeping the
@U-PacI really really really really really really really really hope
you're joking.It's not like Christian Stewart will put the
team on his back and win big games, but he will do enough to allow his teammates
to make plays.-If a receiver is open, he can hit him.-If a
running back needs a handoff, I guarantee you he can do that.Once
again, I would assume you're joking.And I really hope you are.
@Ygrad: You're dreaming. Reality Check: Every team BYU plays
this year will be focusing on taking away BYU's QB play. Stewart is the
3rd string QB promoted to second string. Scout team work does not equate to
game experience.Hill's game in the past has included multiple
planned QB running plays, necessarily exposing him to running back-type
injuries.Add it up: BYU is in a High Risk Zone for QB play this
year. Even Busby would probably agree the O line had better be
ready -- that is, if you could contact him from his mission in Outer Mongolia.
@DrUte - How is the weather in Ulan Bator this time of year. Anyone know?
cougarcoisa"I hope Tanner Mangum doesn't read these
comments by Anae. Looks like BYU is officially giving up on the pocket
passer."You obviously don't understand much about college
football. Good coaches have the ability to adjust their offense to suit the
skill set of their players.If he has a bruising running back, he
will run him up the middle more.If he has a speedy, smaller running
back, he will run more sweeps or quick passes to get him out in space more.Both styles / offensive philosophies can be effective.
DrUteReality check - see Utah's plans for their Oklahoma QB
I'm having a difficult time watching us run the ball. I live in Big Ten
country & people ask me all the time what's up w/BYU running the ball.
We have a permanent brand image as a passing school. We didn't just run
the Air Raid back in the day -- we invented it, for crying out loud. It's
especially hard to watch as Baylor, WV, etc. have 600 yards passing in some of
their games. I thought we let Doman go because he was so in love with the
option. Strange and confusing.
Both in high school and after leaving junior college, he never received a single
offer from a P5 program.sounds like he's a good fit at byu
DrUteIt pleases me to see so many others have already responded to
your comments. Let me add a few thoughts of my own. You are the one
that is dreaming, and it's a shame you would waste your efforts on such a
nightmare.Reality: Taysom is tough. You don't think after
Texas, that teams last year weren't focused on taking away the quarterback
play? In the Houston game alone Taysom was hit more than any BYU quarterback
should be. He finished and won the game. Check.Reality: Coaches
and Taysom have focused on sliding more and getting out of bounds. Everyone is
aware we need to protect the quarterback more. Check.Reality: BYU
has invested in a tremendous lot speedy, sure-handed receivers. Evidence
suggests that BYU plans on replacing some of those planned quarterback runs with
more passes. Check.But thanks for trying to mess with us! As
always your interest is greatly appreciated.
Whom ever backs up hill will not be allowed to throw the ball so it does not
Stewart is a better passer than Taysom. At Snow, they ran a pro style offense.
What Anae is saying is that Stewart is capable of running because he's
athletic. There were not many set running play for Taysom- he ran the majority
of the time on read option set because he wasn't as comfortable throwing to
the receivers. Stewart will throw.And second. Stewart isn't a
"third string QB" because he was behind Olson last year. At the end of
the year, Stewart was splitting the reps with Olson. The difference is this:
Olson was on scholarship, Stewart wasn't. That has changed.
@Y drud: Guess you don't remember the 2012 season..... Try this AP
article:Knee injury sidelines Taysom HillUpdated:
October 8, 2012, 10:21 PM ETAssociated PressPROVO, Utah
-- BYU freshman quarterback Taysom Hill will have surgery on his left knee and
will miss the rest of the season with a lateral collateral injury suffered on
his final carry in Friday night's 6-3 win over Utah State....-------No problem tho, right? Psssst - Guess What,
the human body is subject to The Laws of Physics. Plant a cleated foot on the
turf and insert a 250# stunting linebacker coming in from the side at knee
height. Toughness does not enter into that equation.Hope
you get it now, but then again I doubt it.... I realize that no matter what
anyone says there are the select group of True Blue ByWho's out there who
believe Mr. Hill can levitate, dematerialize in mid air, and rematerialize in
the End Zone."Beam Me Up, Busby!!"
What's with the repeated questions about BYU's strength of schedule
this year? Is it weaker than last year? Sure. Is it weaker than the first year
or two of independence. No way. Is it weaker than if they were still in the
MWC? Definitely not! You want to poke at Savannah State? Um, isn't that
the same Sav. St. team that Miami (FL) played last year? And Okla St and FL St
played the year before?Ah, I forgot. Ute trolls. That explains it.
U-PAC"Hill had better not get hurt again or BYU will lose nearly
every game."At least BYU has a starting quarterback, one
that's good enough to be included in several pre-season Heisman watch
lists.That's more than can be said of Utah., which has to
choose between an injury-prone former starter who may not survive the first hard
hit he takes, and a transfer who has only completed 4 of 13 passes during his
entire college career.
Good luck to Hill this year with his health. I hope he has a full season with
no injuries, I hate to see seasons cut short from injuries. Even though I was
hugely disappointed to see TW go down last year, I was equally disappointed to
see Chuckie go down. He was (is) the most entertaining QB in the state, by far,
IMHO.AZBlue: The whole thing about Savannah State is not that BYU is
playing them, it is when they are playing them. This should be a huge concern
for all you BYU fans. Miami, OK St and FSU may have played them in the past,
but they were early in the season before their conference schedules started, not
the last home game of the season in November on senior day. To have a season
where the only home games in November are UNLV and Savannah St has got to be
disconcerting. BYU never finished a season at home in the MWC with such a lack
BYU will win 10+ games because BYU is a dominant team and will play all across
the country to prove it. Utah will play regionally and lose most, maybe all,
of their games. Naval Vet needs to sit down and consider how great PAC12
competition has been for the Utes.
The ute fans are trolling this article because they don't have nearly as
good of a starting QB as we do, so they are mocking our backup situation.I will quickly admit that utah has much better QB depth than BYU.But until an injury occurs, Taysom is healthy, so our QB position is
Quick someone check the nursery rhyme characters for foul play. DrUte appears
to have done in Chicken Little and is claiming the title for himself.Besides serious reading comprehension problems that we won't discuss,
there seems to be a serious misunderstanding of the time space continuum here.
For your benefit let me recount:Freshman year: Taysom Hill blows out
knee in mindless play at the end of the Utah State game, ending season. Sophomore year: Taysom Hill runs wild, passing improves, greatly
reducing BYU fans concern for a reinjury. This against a pretty stout
schedule.Between sophomore and junior year: coaches and Taysom work
on protecting the quarterback, appear to be loading up for more passing
plays.Junior year: older and wiser quarterback, improved passing
and line play, more speedy sure-handed receivers, natural conclusion?Taysom is sure to be injured, hang your heads all loyal BYU fans.Utah, I present your tax dollars at work. A fine example of a higher
@ never break .500BYU is far from a dominant team. However, they
will most likely win ten games with their "small ball" schedule.
T-Wolf pride baby!The last Timpanogos Timberwolf QB that played at
the next level was a guy named Paul Kruger.All the best for Christian
should he need to come in for Taysom Hill!Go Cougs and go T-wolves!