BYU O-line coach expects improvement this weekend

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  • Richard
    Sept. 5, 2008 7:41 p.m.

    BYU's quest for perfection is dumb and they think they are a great team. They lost to Tulsa and UCLA last year and in their rematch of UCLA bowl game they just barely beat a 6 and 6 UCLA by a blocked field goal and that game should have been won by the better team that night which was UCLA.

  • avh1
    Sept. 5, 2008 7:00 p.m.

    The O line is good. They will be great by the end of the game tomorrow! Y by 17. These dogs should be scared of CATS!!!

  • Rodney
    Sept. 5, 2008 6:03 p.m.

    Why can't we all just get along? Go Utes.

  • to Honestly
    Sept. 5, 2008 2:26 p.m.

    It is true the Reynolds have given a lot to BYU....especially to the BYU QBs... alot of head aches and near concussions

  • Anonymous
    Sept. 5, 2008 10:07 a.m.

    If the blind side has been susceptible for the past several years, you wonder why they don't put their best lineman there to pick it up. The QB has some chance to dodge any other blown assignments, since he can see them coming, but missing the back side is tantamount to manslaughter. If they have put their designated best lineman there, we could be in for a long season.

  • Honestly
    Sept. 5, 2008 9:57 a.m.

    You bloggers are pretty idiotic. We didn't rush more because the pass was there 41 of the, with 36 completions for 565 yards. Duh, Yes Max took a couple of hits, that happens in football games. Give it up on all this whining and get over the fact that NIU is not a Division I team. They played well and still got beat. And stop maligning the Reynolds family. These guys from father to sons have given a lot to BYU.

  • RiyadhNorm
    Sept. 5, 2008 12:34 a.m.

    Dear Hey Ted

    Is this what my tithing dollars have purchased in educating you at BYU Provo - someone who puts down others because of his "opportunities for learning"? I am disappointed if this is the case. If you have educated yourself on your own dollar rather than the tithes of the faithful, I apologize for the misconception.

  • Euguen
    Sept. 4, 2008 10:06 p.m.

    Too many people in this blog without a clue. Sounds like a bunch of arm-chair football players. The Reynolds are great players but not perfect (no one is!). The Y is a good team that will give it their best every week. How can anyone ask for more than that?

  • Re: Anonymous
    Sept. 4, 2008 9:56 p.m.

    Who are you calling fat and slow? I dare you to say that to their faces!

  • are you kidding me?
    Sept. 4, 2008 9:44 p.m.

    Nobody is impressed with talk. BYU has never beaten Washington in Seattle and usually get blown out. What makes you think this year will be any different? Beat a BCS team on the road first Cougs then tell us how good you are.

  • WA Cougar
    Sept. 4, 2008 7:34 p.m.

    BYU by 2 TDs. Start crying yooties.

  • Anonymous
    Sept. 4, 2008 5:11 p.m.

    Big. Fat. Slow. Weak. Doesn't it say something that we can even rush for 100 yards against a D-II team! Technique is no substite for athleticism: it's more often a crutch. Listen, games are not won "on paper" The OL needs to drop 20-30 lbs of blubber per man, get lean, get mean, and learn how to play smash-mouth, run the ball down your throat football!!! Then maybe D won't pin it's ears back and run right by one Reynolds or another, untouched, en route to a backside blindside!!

  • jim bob
    Sept. 4, 2008 4:48 p.m.

    Hall was in because we have to look good in the bcs beauty contest and beat uni by at least 30 pts. If we don't we go down in the polls.

  • Re: Cytrixx
    Sept. 4, 2008 4:13 p.m.

    Bell ringer was in the 3rd quarter. But with how boring that games was I can see why you thought it was later.

  • I got it
    Sept. 4, 2008 4:04 p.m.

    I meant to say how about they STOP letting daddy's kids play instead of START letting daddy's kids play.

    TO Re: I got it

    I love the sarcasm and I totally agree. Well put

  • Cytrixx
    Sept. 4, 2008 1:53 p.m.

    I want to know why Max Hall was even in in the fourth quarter. If you younger Qbs need so much experience let them play and hold the lead. There was no need for the hits/ bell ringer etc.

  • Re: I got it
    Sept. 4, 2008 1:44 p.m.

    It isn't the fault of the Reynolds boy, didn't you read the article? It was 50% the fault of the defender. That darned guy is supposed to find someone to hit before he goes after the quarterback even if the OL moves out of his way. Didn't you know that? (Extreme sarcasm noted)

    I think OL coach Weber can't blame the Reynolds boys or his job might be in jeopardy. (No sarcasm noted)

  • Same old story.
    Sept. 4, 2008 1:44 p.m.

    Imagine that, a Reynolds giving up a sack and a fumble, sounds like a replay from last year.

  • Jason
    Sept. 4, 2008 1:40 p.m.

    wah wah enough crying about the line. They will do their job this week and did a fairly decent job last week. You guys sound like a bunch of babies on here.

  • Hey Ted
    Sept. 4, 2008 1:15 p.m.

    The slim yoots are more to your liking? Cougar fans like your comments, it reminds us why we are BYU fans. Keep reading BYU articles, ol' buddy, since the ewe stories are so vapid. As a state college grad you'll probably need to borrow a dictionary.

  • I got it
    Sept. 4, 2008 1:07 p.m.

    How about they start letting daddy's kids play. They are obvously getting beat bad on the back side and that is always(atleast for the last few years) filled by a Reynolds. I doubt they'd be playing if dad wasn't a coach. Improve by getting rid of the Reynolds boys and save your QB some head aches. Every lineman will get beat eventually but the back side tackle is consistantly getting beat at BYU so maybe something or someone needs to change.

  • Re: Re: Mistake
    Sept. 4, 2008 12:38 p.m.

    He took half the blame. I saw the play, the player had a straight shot at the quarterback. It looks like a great play because of how poorly Reynolds played it. The defender just had to run straight at Hall. Didn't even need a juke move or anything.

    If we let the players off by saying that the defender was just too good stop, good luck getting any improvement!

  • Max needs to share the blame
    Sept. 4, 2008 11:53 a.m.

    Max needs to bare some of the blame for the lost fumble in the endzone. He took too much time, checked off his first option. Maybe it was a bad play call as well but Max has to realize where he is on the field, be especially aware of the blindside pressure (which we know BYU has struggled to defend the last two seasons) and get rid of the ball quickly, even if it's a throw away.

  • Double Talk!
    Sept. 4, 2008 11:46 a.m.

    I would bet that the 2ed string Defensive line, could consistantly "out block" the starting offensive line. (passing and rushing)

    Because they are more aggressive, athletic and lighter. There is a point at which heavier ain't always a Good Thang, and the BYU offensive line is an excellent example of Fatter means slower and less athletic.

    I feel like the kid that said "the king has no clothes" Everyone sees the same poor performance out of the offensive line, week in and week out!!!

  • Re: Mistake
    Sept. 4, 2008 11:08 a.m.

    He did accept the blame, but I don't think it's irrational to exculpate a player to some measure, when his opponent makes a great play. And he's obviously not saying the defender made a mistake, he's just acknowledging that a small mistake by the o-lineman was blown up (to a touchdown) by the outstanding play of the d-lineman.

  • You're right
    Sept. 4, 2008 10:40 a.m.

    I agree with bad technique or bad feet! It comes down to 'inexperience' on Matt's part and the fact that his brother made a 'couple' of mistakes hiking the ball. Hello??? - are the coaches watching???

  • Mistake
    Sept. 4, 2008 10:34 a.m.

    I am confused how you credit 50% of the mistake to the defender. I am pretty sure the defender didn't make a mistake on that play. Hold them accountable for the mistakes and don't place blame on the defender. How do they expect to correct the mistakes when they won't take the blame for them?

  • Bad technique or bad feet?
    Sept. 4, 2008 9:59 a.m.

    I can't tell if Matt Reynolds has bad feet or is taught bad technique, but it looked to me he got beat by taking a bad angle. Instead of taking an angle to intercept and force the DE outside and upfield, he backpedaled, then lunged at him, missed, and Max took the punishment.

    He looked a lot like his brother who got toasted both games against UCLA last year, and that doesn't bode well with two Pac-10 teams coming up.

  • qel
    Sept. 4, 2008 9:34 a.m.

    They had better improve from last week. How many more hits does the BYU brain trust think Hall can take??

    They had better improve from last year, as well. They were the most overrated/under achieving part of the team.

  • Show Me
    Sept. 4, 2008 8:42 a.m.

    Show me that they are improved don't tell me. We will know after this weekend. Go Cougars!!!

  • Ted
    Sept. 4, 2008 8:33 a.m.

    Twinkees,donuts & gravy. The byu fat boy club needs help. They are slow!

  • Ernest T. Bass
    Sept. 4, 2008 7:56 a.m.

    I heard byu's 2nd team O-line was better than any other MWC teams 1st string O-line.

  • chester blue
    Sept. 4, 2008 7:03 a.m.

    GO COUGS!!! BYU is improved and will win on the road in a hostile environment. The O-Line will get it done. BYU 31 Washington 23