Alex Kuresa was an easy pick to never be a starter in a D1 program. Too small,
arm too weak. He is where he needs to be....JC.
Yet BYU choses to play a RB at QB
Great article! Sounds like it should be a history lesson for BYU. They have
kicked as many great QB's down the road as they have made. Next
Riley, at least that running qb gets to play in a bowl game!!!
Looks like BYU made the right choice in all these situations. multiple guys are
fighting for jobs, and not easily winning them, at JCs or Div. II colleges.
None have gone on to start and flourish at a DI program.they all
seem like good young men and I wish them the best and if I were buried on a
depth chart and had a chance to play elsewhere I would take a hard look at
transferring.As for Riley Mendenhall's intelligent comment....
Taysom is one of the top tier QBs in the country coming out of his Sophomore
season, which of these other guys would you start over him? You seem to be the
person that is always in love with the "what if" and the backup QB,
there is a reason these transfer QBs are fighting for jobs at Weber, SUU and
Snow, and it's not because they are world beaters.
There are some good ones there. Why does BYU settle for lesser qb's at the
starting role? Sorensen could have done wonders in Provo and May have beat Utah.
Yet a running back is named a Heisman Trophy potential. As a junior.
The article says a lot about the ability of BYU coaching to pick the best. It
is a huge compliment and also offers other teams opportunity to improve their
programs by using the BYU experience. It also offers these Quarterbacks
opportunity since even though BYU could not use them, they did not lose their
opportunity to star. Running back to Quarterback is another
subject. Perhaps the Running Back should have been the Quarterback years ago
and no one saw the potential. There is also the aspect of a person determining
his own future since maybe he always wanted to be a Quarterback and no one would
listen to him or see his potential.Sports in the State of Utah are
You must realize that they did not field punts in practice. We have been taught
that this is how quarterbacks are selected. Throwing ability is just not
important to this coaching staff, so we need a quarterback that is a good runner
since they will be running for their life the whole game. Oh, and remember,
this is the best offensive line we have ever had.
@Y Grad / Y DadYes, a QB that ran a lot last year, couldn't
throw, and led a team to an 8-4 record. The fact is, as good of an athlete as he
is, they didn't win. Tebow couldn't throw, but they won.Taysom didn't even make ESPN's top 100 player list. So please
don't throw out that he made a "pre-season Heisman list."
Let's see how they are doing at the end of September.
All of these young men got what they wanted... a shot at being a D1 BYU QB. This
is the stuff dreams are made of.And unlike another coach around here
that pitches a hissy fit when a player wants to leave, the BYU coaches are happy
to accommodate their players and allow them to make choices and to have
opportunities and success elsewhere.Love my little independent
church school 'membership'!
Y dad grad "Yet a running back is named a Heisman Trophy potential."And potential is all that it will probably be. He's not on the
current Top 10 watch list and he hasn't exactly lit it up in fall camp.
Appears he still has a problem reading defenses, making quick decisions and
Years ago, BYU coaches put a left-handed safety/running back in at QB.
Guy's name was Steve-something. Turned out OK all the way around. I'll trust the BYU coaching staff to a one-note armchair
quarterback every time.
OUr running back quarter back is better than anyone else's running back or
quarterback. Good chance he could win the Heisman at running back or quarter
back. Maybe safety to.
Roscoe is average to poor when it comes to Qb's. I saw Taysom live last
year and was not impressed. Does not have a D1 arm.
Yeah a heisman candidate that has been outplayed by the backup QB in scrimmages,
and may sit out for the UCONN game. Good luck with that.
Hmmm. Let's gang up on a QB who has exactly 1 year of experience behind
him. Is he Steve Young? Not yet. I remember Young's first year ... very
rough. Threw four (I think) pics in his first game against Georgia.I
think Hill has the goods and will be a great QB if he stays healthy.Sorry I don't respect your opinions. I'm going to go with the
coaches on this one. The Riley disaster occurred because the Golden Boy Heaps
was not a real football player. I saw the game where Heaps lost his job and I
was cheering for his replacement. That left a QB void, since, no doubt, other
prospects went elsewhere when the Anointed One had his press conference. The QB
cupboard has been bare for a few years. That won't be the case this year.
So we kept some we shouldn't have and gave away some we shouldn't have
- sounds like the Utah Jazz.
Blue husky, Lark was a better QB then Riley.
The biggest QB mistake BYU ever made was starting Riley over Lark. I believe
Lark had great potential. I wish he had been given the opportunity to prove
how much talent he had.
Following recently published comments from former players critical of Bronco, it
is as predictable as the sunrise that the DN would find a way to publish
positive comments about Bronco from former players.That is the real
purpose of this as article.
@ max was rightYes, it's true we got to see how well that particular
quarterback fared in the cougars bowl game, and also against other defenses
from competition not stemming from a bakery in the form of cupcakes.With
the loaded schedule BYU has lined up, again this year, we should get to see him
in another bowl game, where the results are also expected to be similar.
@RonBurgungywhat is your explanation/excuse for the utes QB
performance? Certainly a supposedly marquis power conference team should have
and attract quality QB talent?Those of us who occasionally wager on
games are less than impressed.
This Dick Harmon piece is one of the best articles I've read on this site
for some time: well written, interesting, and informative.
Classy comments by Bower, glad to see things turned out okay in life and he has
a good gig going at BSU. Wish him the best.Also wish Billy Green,
Alex Kuresa, Jake Heaps and Ammon Olsen the best this season as well. I hope
they all have great years and are happy with their decisions. Much success to
them and their teams.