Dick Harmon: Dick Harmon: Brandon Doman's longevity goals gleaned from Ron McBride

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  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    Nov. 13, 2011 5:47 p.m.

    I hope Doman will be successful, but I think most would agree that this year has been a disaster for BYU football. The play calling, something that I thought would improve under Doman, is still a problem. I have little faith that he will ever be able to do the job.

  • MiP Iowa City, IA
    Nov. 12, 2011 10:21 p.m.

    Nice article.

    Good luck Coach Doman. Thanks Coach Mac!

  • morganh Orem, Utah
    Nov. 12, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    B.Y.U. should beat Idaho by at least 3 touchdowns. UCLA will be a challenge for Utah since their offense is John White IV. If Utah doesn't turn the ball over like they did when ASU and Washington came to SLC they will squeak bye due to their defense creating plays. As for Doman he will be fine. This is his first year as an OC and it takes time to become a good OC. I am sure that it took Norm Chow time so I expect Doman to learn what worked and what didn't this year and he will be much improved next year.

  • Noblepromise PROVO, UT
    Nov. 12, 2011 11:16 a.m.

    Coach Doman will do fine either as quarterback coach and as offensive coordinator. I would suggest he decide which position he wants to coach as one is more a position specialist and the other is coordinating different schemes associated with offensive play calling.

    Coach Doman might have been promoted to quickly from Quarter back coach to being an offensive coordinator, but within 3 years as Coordinator, he will have that position mastered beyond apprentice level. Coach Doman played as non-drop back passing quarterback in high school and at the Y. The pure drop back quarterback is antiquated usage of a quarterback and today's defensive schemes from blitzing snd stunting can easily tie up the offensive line and bump and run by the secondary locks up the wide receivers and tight end. Today's quarterback needs to be to pass from a moving pocket, pass on the run, and able to run independently.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Nov. 12, 2011 10:30 a.m.

    I actually like Doman. His offense, I think has underperformed this year, but I think his play calling has dramatically improved from the beginning of the year. He also made the right, though difficult decision to bench Heaps in favor of Nelson. I hope Doman has a long career at BYU. I have a lot of confidence that Doman will continue to improve with time and experience. I'm afraid I can't say the same about Bronco.

  • Crimson Club Layton, UT
    Nov. 12, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    Confused on the timing of Doman's anecdote. He says "the next year". Doman's wins over Utah came in 2000 and 2001. In 2002, McBrides Utes beat BYU and Mac was carried off the field in his last game as a Ute.

  • Klipsch SLC, UT
    Nov. 12, 2011 9:02 a.m.

    When coach Doman took over the job there were promises of an innovative and progressive, new exciting offense game plans.

    So far Ive only seen Anae weak sauce part 2.

    Im not a coach and I dont spend all of my waking work hours implementing BYUs offence. But I do know what I see on Saturdays is not at all impressive. Step it up coach Doman.

  • Informed Voter South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 12, 2011 8:48 a.m.

    I like Doman and wish him well. Definitely needs a learning curve as this year shows. I remember how long he sat on the bench before he got a chance at QB in Provo because of injuries to 2-3 players in front of him. The man has perspective and grit.

  • KamUte South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 12, 2011 6:53 a.m.

    Harmon with ridiculous predictions. BYU will win by 30 (not 10) and Utah will beat UCLA by 19. Cal will beat Oregon State by at least 20 points and ASU will run over Washington State by 20.