BYU football fall practice position preview: Defensive backs


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  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 1, 2014 11:43 p.m.


    You may want to check your facts. Brian Mitchell 36 games Tim McTyer 28 games Aaron Francisco played 75 games. Those are aberrations. Also, the comment was more than anything else a commentary on Duckhunter's know it all attitude, and has comment the previous day about Utah linebackers. The language was pretty much verbatim.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Aug. 1, 2014 2:52 p.m.

    This is a college team, and as such, only a few can expect to play pro football. But the 1984 team put 8 or 9 guys into the pros and last two years #5 and high 2nd round picks plus a lot of walk-ons. Not bad for a mid major-team not worthy of Big Boy status.

    Just win.

  • rj Moss, Norway
    Aug. 1, 2014 7:20 a.m.

    RBN, check your history books. BYU isn't a DB factory, but over the years they have produced a few NFL-caliber corners and safeties (Brian Mitchell, Tim McTyer, Aaron Francisco...). They have depended heavily on JC transfers with more athleticism than most home-grown talent, but even some of their own freshmen have gone on to have productive careers.

    I like this group. They're deep, athletic and experienced. If they're not NFL material, they're at least a solid college unit.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    July 31, 2014 11:23 p.m.

    Will we see more cover 1 (man2man) or will Bronco still have his corners 10 to 15 yds off the receiver?

    It sounds like with all the kids playing safety, they need to convert some of them to corner, a much more difficult position.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    July 31, 2014 3:24 p.m.

    This looks like another homer view of BYU's defensive backs. BYU has no history of recruiting or developing backs. Other than Daniel Sorenson, there is not history of putting backs in the NFL. The jury is still out on Daniel. I'm sure Duckhunter agrees with me.

  • Bountiful Guy Bountiful, UT
    July 31, 2014 2:39 p.m.

    I look forward to a good season. We'll know only when they hit the field how good they are. Go Cougars.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    July 31, 2014 1:13 p.m.

    Best backfield overall and with stars and star potential since the Cotton Bowl team with Dewey Grey. They are going to give the D-line significant confidence which makes a big difference in taking chances in how you rush the QB. No one can predict intereceptions (many fall into your lap if you're in the hunt), but I will predict many incomplete passes and fumbles from hard hits.