Maybe if BYU can find a way to plant their CBs in the opponents' starting
rosters, BYU will have similar success in all their games.
There is a pretty good reason why the CBs are/were getting burned. The receiving
corps are not your generic set of guys. They are tall, strong and fast. Plus
they apparently have great hands and the ability to catch balls that were not
thrown well.We will see as the season progresses. But if what
I'm reading from friends who have seen live practices is not hype (my
friends don't hype), then BYU may be really good this year. The haters will
be forced to point to SOS as the reason BYU is doing so well. I know of a
certain team's fan base who are already pointing to SOS to explain why they
won't be doing well.
Corner Backs for Utah and BYU.I went to almost all the Utah and BYU
games last year. Utah's defensive right CB's were toasted for a whole
bunch of TD's. BYU it what sometime both sides were beat bad and a bunch
of crucial situations. I did make it the the BYU Saturday
practice, I saw alot of the same problems; solid defense in every area but
Cornerback. They were beat for multiple deep passes for TD's of the
starting team (#7 and #23). Too many guys to steps behind the recievers, speed
is a huge problem with BYU Corners. I will make it to the Utah
practice soon to see how the secondary is like this year.
@localblueI'm not a BYU fan, but don't hate them either. I
watch BYU play, but cheer for the Utes. The problem I saw last year, especially
against Utah, was that BYU would run a play on first down that got 1 yard,
sometimes negative. Then, because they are go fast go hard, they would line up
and run practically the same play on second down. The defense wasn't fooled
and now you have a 3rd and long. On 3rd down Taysom would run out of the pocket
and look to throw or run. He got maybe 5 yards and was stopped short of the
first down. I don't know if TH wasn't reading the defense, but go fast
go hard doesn't matter when the defense stops you on the same play first
and second down. And yes, they don't have the same caliber of players that
Oregon has. Oregon recruited specifically for speed for the go fast offense. BYU
has never been known for speed.
@Jefe-Ute Not sure whether you are a BYU fan but I completely agree with you.
Football is a game of execution and precise execution can make up for lessor
talent, which BYU is relative to the power teams out there (Utah is not in that
category). Go fast, go hard is a recipe for mistakes if we don't have the
speed and athletes of Oregon. I hope I'm wrong but it could be another
long season against stronger competition.
"You obviously don't have a clue about BYU's corners, because
they're much better than Utah's corners."This is on
par with another poster who claimed that Utah didn't have a single player
that would even start for BYU, right before the 54-10 game no less.Utah's corners are very athletic and capable, and they go up against big
time QB's almost every week. BYU's corners got lit up by the only
pass heavy offense they played last year.
I've lowered my expectations again. Bring it to the field Cougars.
eating Crow"Again BYU's corners can't defend anyone
may be a long season for their secondary."You obviously
don't have a clue about BYU's corners, because they're much
better than Utah's corners.
We will be explosive this year. Tons of verticle and harder and fast.
I remember when Chip Kelly came to Eugene and instilled the fast frenetic
offense and he had plenty of doubters. I have to admit as a long time Duck fan I
had my doubts that he could do it that fast and keep the execution high. Well I
guess we learned the answer to my doubts. If you have players that are committed
and have some experience in this type of offense and execute it well, it is
nearly unstoppable (why do you think Nick Saban whined about changing the rules
to not allow it). It's also a lot of fun for fans because literally
anything can happen on any given play. I wish a lot of success for BYU and hope
it comes together as well for them.
Not sure why my first comment was rejected. But I feel like BYU should focus on
being more efficient and less about how fast they are playing. They had the 2nd
most plays in all of CFB yet were 74th in passing yards and 56th is points for.
Their statistics are inflated due to lesser competition. So while BYU fans get
after Utah fans for claiming #1 SOS, BYU is staking claim to #1 most plays
Rico, the record between the Utes and the Cougars the last decade or so proves
the Cougars are not fast enough I'd say.
it sounds like BYU has some great players, now we need to see if they can build
a great team. glad to hear Williams will only miss game 1 I have full
confidence that Mendenhall will make the right decisions for each player based
on individual circumstances. No one is perfect, but I trust him to put the
player's well being before the team needs. not many head coaches have that
attitude. I'm a true blue fan and will cheer for he Cougs regardless of
win/loss, but it sure is funner when we win and win with class. Stay healthy and
crowOne day of practice and you're here predicting a long
season for the secondary. I'll play.I heard the Utes are
picking up the 'Pace' for the holidays. LOL
"most well-conditioned athletes in the world probably in football"Excuse my skepticism but it seems like there were a couple of losses
last year that the opposing team looked clearly better conditioned than BYU
players, namely Wisconsin and Notre Dame. Sure, BYU were better conditioned than
previous years but still, to say they will be be the best conditioned team
"in the world" is really a stretch. I think every college team thinks
they will be the better conditioned team than any of their opponents.
OF course, where would we be if BYU didnt have another quote saying "we have
the best....in the nation / world". Wouldnt it be nice if BYU, for once,
would let their actions do their talking.
The Go fast, Go hard offense certainly always sounds exciting. I do wonder about
getting too gung ho with it, however. In my experience, I tend to make more
mistakes when I'm in too much of a hurry . . .
Again byus corners can't defend anyone may be a long season for their
Good to see a great start for the Cougars. I hope the Uties are taking
notes on how to run the hurry-up offense. LOL
It's good to have the season beginning. Great to hear that Taysom is having
some success at connecting. Football season has started!And Harvey Langi suited up as a Cougar!
"most well-conditioned athletes in the world probably in football"That is quite a goal, but some improvement was noticeable last year in
the lack of fat on most players, especially the linemen. As someone who has
spent years working on my own physical conditioning, it is a never-ending