As an offensive line, if we’re all at 90 percent, that still leaves quite a bit of wiggle room. If I’m wrong 10 percent of the time and each of us is wrong 10 percent of the time, that’s still quite a bit. —BYU tackle Thomas Shoaf
BYU’s second opponent of the season, Louisiana State, lost a backup quarterback this week.
The 2015 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year, Lindsey Scott Jr., transferred Monday and has enrolled at East Mississippi Community College.
That leaves the Tigers with four QBs. The starter is senior Danny Etling. He’s backed up by redshirt sophomore Justin McMillan and true freshmen Lowell Narcisse and Myles Brennan.
BYU and LSU meet Sept. 2 at NRG Stadium in Houston.
GETTING ON THE SAME PAGE: BYU’s offensive line has four returning starters and the group has jelled nicely in camp, according to left tackle Thomas Shoaf.
“Another big factor for us is making sure that we understand our protection and that we’re all on the same page,” he said. “As an offensive line, if we’re all at 90 percent, that still leaves quite a bit of wiggle room. If I’m wrong 10 percent of the time and each of us is wrong 10 percent of the time, that’s still quite a bit. That could be up to 50 percent of the time that someone’s wrong. Our goal is 100 percent as an offensive line.”
CLOSE-KNIT TEAM: Canada said he has a strong bond with his teammates, including quarterback Tanner Mangum.
“Tanner’s a good guy. We play a lot of shuffleboard together,” he said. “We compete with each other. I’ve just got to make sure I don’t get him hurt by missing protection calls.”
There's good chemistry on the team, Canada added.
“I’ve been here for three years. I spent one year on the scout team and a lot of those guys know that I worked my tail off for the team. Off the field we play Monopoly, card games, shuffleboard and watch movies. It’s a lot of fun.”