BYU football: Longhorn adjustments net victory

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  • dustman Nampa, ID
    Sept. 12, 2011 1:35 p.m.

    By not hiring an experienced coaching staff, you're doing your athletes a dis-service. BYU has enough football history/success/legacy to where they shouldn't have to hire nobody's. BYU shouldn't have to wait for coaches to gain experience. BYU should have hired an experienced offensive coordinator to get the job done. You don't beg to be on the national stage (ESPN) and then bring a bunch of hobo's onto the coaching staff. This is embarassing.

    Doman needs to get up in the booth so he can see what's available and open.

  • FromWA Olympia, WA
    Sept. 12, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    My 2 cents on the coordinators. Bronco at some point has to teach how to stop a running QB. As for Doman, we got to see some screens, draw plays, and some more mid level passing plays.

  • IDC Boise, ID
    Sept. 12, 2011 8:35 a.m.

    The dbs looked good against the longball. 2 weeks in a row where BYU has shut down the starting qb. The twist with the running qb was the deciding factor, he played a great game.

  • Mortoon Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 11, 2011 8:22 p.m.

    At least we will be playing another qb like Gilbert this week. Anyone know anything about u's backups?

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 11, 2011 8:19 p.m.

    To pac12fan.

    You have got to be kiddig! Chow has proven himself over the hill and washed up. Just look at his ucla record and your first two games. At least Doman is still an unknown which means there is still hope, which you have none of with Chow!

  • Real Bass Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 11, 2011 7:42 p.m.

    Good coaches game plan well. Great coaches do that and make ongoing adjustments in the flow of the game. Texas coaches did both. Doman did neither. It felt like we had Chow/Anae calling plays. Doman and Heaps have been major disappointments so far. But not to worry, they will get their stats against San Jose and idaho State and all will be well at the Bowl.

  • PAC12Fan South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 11, 2011 7:02 p.m.

    If you are a four star offensive player and you are thinking about BYU and Utah, take a look at offensive coaches. Chow or Doman? Also Utah puts twice as many players in the NFL. Also, get to have home games against better teams and know that a few losses won't keep you out of a great bowl game and potentially the Rose Bowl. If you've verbally committed to BYU, it's not too late.

  • manaen Buena Park, CA
    Sept. 11, 2011 5:24 p.m.

    I noticed that the word "Heaps" does not appear in this review of the key factors of the game.

  • TNCougar Brentwood, TN
    Sept. 11, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    Why do I feel like this article misses the big picture? While I agree with it in principle there are some serious problems that the Cougars have to address. As the OC Fan pointed out the offese pretty much returned intact from last year. I thought as did he/she that we would be much better and should hit the ground running. (no pun intended) Thus far it has been a total disappointment. Doman has a lot of growing to do. First time I have seen a Prevent Offense. DiLuigi should never run the ball between the tackles, he jukes/jives at least twice before he hits the line of scrimmage. Apo and Hoffman will continue to be a non-factor as longs as Heaps does not attempt to throw the ball to them. I have to agree with the OC Fan on this one. It is going to be a long season unless some things do not change quickly.

  • ed in atl Duluth, GA
    Sept. 11, 2011 11:06 a.m.

    Why can't DuPaix and Cahoon get with Doman and help with the play calling?

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 11, 2011 8:08 a.m.

    The fact that both the offensive and defensive coordinators for BYU put their tails between their legs and rolled over and exposed their bellies didn't hurt Texas's efforts either. It's going to be a long and painful season for the Cougars.

  • OC Fan Orange County, CA
    Sept. 11, 2011 1:05 a.m.

    During fall camp, the feeling in Provo was that the Y had so many offensive weapons that someone always would be open because the team had so many weapons that not all of them could be covered on any given play. Apparently not. Today Apo made a couple of catches, but was not a factor. Hoffman is a non-factor - he's dropped off the radar screen this year. Jacobsen was a non-factor. The same is true of all of the receivers. The three running backs? Non-factors. When you have an average quarterback playing poorly and an offensive coordinator who doesn't seem to have much of a plan and can't make adjustments during the game the offense is a non-factor. "Improvement" will seem to be made in the weeks to come only as the level of competition declines, not because there will be any true improvement. National championship caliber play required to keep up with SEC or Big XII talent is a pipe dream until Doman learns how to coordinate the offense.

  • BYUfaninWashSt Everett, WA
    Sept. 11, 2011 12:08 a.m.

    The "band of brothers" got "out-brothered." Time to yank of the shirt and try something else.

  • nunya sacramento, ca
    Sept. 10, 2011 11:39 p.m. are the worse byu qb to ever play the game....i hope they bench you and let someone else with a little more fire get in. mcoy looked better then you. ive seen everything i need to see out of heaps the minute he threw that interception again'st ole miss. not a gamer, no fire in the belly and weak, weak, weak. hoping we see another qb again'st the runaway utes.