BYU football: Cody Hoffman finishes freshman season by torching Miners

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  • Bugoff Houston, TX
    Dec. 19, 2010 7:08 p.m.

    Anae has his strengths. However, he has not been able to adjust when needed and learn from his mistakes.

    BYU can get a better OC. I am not sure Doman is better.

    BYU needs an experienced but innovative OC. One who can use all of the skill positions and exploit the other teams weaknesses instead of being so predictable that 1/2 of the fans could call the game.

    One who will shift from passing to running and who will shift from TEs to WRs to RBs in the passing game as there are exploitable weaknesses.

    One who will game plan for the weaknesses of the other team instead of just trot out the same playbook until it is obvious that it will not work.

    BYU has rarely had a real offensive game plan that adapted for each game. Part of that is Bronco. It is not just Anae.

    BYU is not good enough to dominate good teams when they know what is coming. Look at the last 2 TCU games.

    There needs to be a philosophy change before BYU can become great on offense. Part of that is Bronco's approach to offense.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Dec. 19, 2010 5:55 p.m.

    I totally agree. The talent and potential is there, but to be great, you must have great coaching. The OC position definitely needs a change for the better.

    Other schools are recruiting Doman and he will leave if we can't give him something to stay for . . . . like the OC position. I just don't think Bronco has the courage to do what needs to be done.

    I heard that Anae was a Holmoe hire, without Bronco's explicit consent. Can anyone confirm this?

  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 1:29 p.m.

    Re: Bowling Green

    Your evaluation is clear and hauntingly accurate. The potential to be a High Profile program as an independent can either launch BYU into the ranks of historical collegiate stratosphere or to udder irrelevant's, is all in the hands of the coach's.

    The talent will come, and it will go, and to keep the skilled player's coming Anae is the first change to be made.

    "POLY" Cougar Nation

  • Big Hapa Kaysville, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 12:57 p.m.

    Holy Cow Cody Hoffman is the Man. Finally the tightend spot is showing glimpses of Huge talent here with this guy. Man Look out 2011 season the Blue Cougar Crew is back.

    Here we go with a red-shirt freshman tightend with all the other wide outs, combined with all the "O" lineman returning but one, a stable of multi-talented running backs from smasher's like Kariya, Hague & Mendenhall and the slashers Di Luigi & Quesada as well as Foote, Combined with a QB spot that is talented lookout ESPN you are getting a true Blue Juggernaut in 2011 !

  • Where's Stockton ??? Bowling Green, OH
    Dec. 19, 2010 11:59 a.m.

    Hoffman did a fine job of looking like he came up with the ball....but in all fairness he was bobbling the ball all the way to the ground and was down before he secured it. We won the game against a scrappy bunch of players who played with heart and had something to prove... despite the wrong call so let's not get carried away here. He's going to be a good player...and hopefully a great player...there's no doubt the potential is there. But BYU's problems are not the players. There are serious problems with the coaching staff...that unless addressed, will keep this talented team from ever reaching greatness... which it has the potential of doing. We already win many games like this one. But it's the higher echelon ones that we have to win...and right now we don't have the coaching staff to do it. BYU's weakest links have always been the Defensive Corners and Safeties. Our ability to outscore on offense has always been our forte...but we were able to do that because of the likes of coaches like Edwards, Chow, and Scofield...not Anae.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 11:41 a.m.

    Glad Jake and Cody did extra reps. It paid off!

    9/3/2011 won't come soon enough! BYU will take off where it ended!

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 19, 2010 8:22 a.m.

    Hoffman is going to be a fan favorite for the next three years. Good height, strength and excellent route running. Looking forward to singing the Cougar fight song many more times because of his good hands.