BYU football notebook: Bevy of young QBs learning from Riley Nelson, James Lark

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  • In Stitches Provo, Utah
    March 9, 2012 12:08 p.m.


    You say that you are a BYU FAN.It is strange then that every comment from you about the BYU players, coaches and program is negative, derisive and mocking. I would think, as a "fan", you would be more supportive than that.

  • Prep Fanatic Los Angeles, CA
    March 8, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    Hopefully BYU is not expecting these two young quarterbacks in Hill and Olsen, to learn anything from Riley Nelson? They are not running backs, and Riley Nelson is not a prolific passer. Riley does have the heart and the drive to compete, but you cannot teach that to peolpe at this level who have never developed that gift. I do feel that Riley will struggle again this year and probably be sidelined with an injury before the half way mark, and then we'll really get to see how Lark performs. We need the BYU offense of old to come back, but I feel as long as we have Bronco and Doman running the show, otion football is all we're going to see at BYu for the forseeable future.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    March 7, 2012 9:27 p.m.

    Sounds like our QBs should be undefeated this year.

  • afro14 Sandy, UT
    March 7, 2012 8:45 p.m.

    I wonder if Doman is just extremely confident in Nelson's abilities, only having him throw 6 times in team drills? Seems like if Riley wants to improve his throwing ability, they should be running a lot more pass plays in the practices. I'm guessing that the offense will be more hybridized this season, to play to Nelson's strengths, meaning a lot of QB runs and not as much passing as a traditional BYU offense.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    March 7, 2012 4:51 p.m.

    These guys should be fine once they learn the Haka Dance.

  • CWEB Orem, UT
    March 7, 2012 2:39 p.m.

    For Doman to say that Riley is still not a "good" QB, well, that says a lot...he's played much of two seasons, and now he's a Senior...and he's still not good...the actual meaning is: We don't really have a prolific quarterback, and we'll likely still lose the big games. Bummer.

  • roughd Draper, UT
    March 7, 2012 10:57 a.m.

    Chisled. Lol.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    March 7, 2012 9:43 a.m.

    Love reading about the status of our Cougs, but I see in the various photos that the players, particularly Riley, still have their "play & service" stickers on their helmets from last season? Isn't it about time to remove them? I think it's a little humorous. Is Riley keeping them on to "show" the other players he's something special?

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    March 7, 2012 9:38 a.m.

    These bevy of beauties are very adept at ball handling. That was a huge sack on the quarterback.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    March 7, 2012 9:29 a.m.

    Learning from Nelson?? What is there to learn? Lark never played so nothing there to learn from. Utah and Boise are going to pound BYU this year. YIKES!! Once again BYU will settle into the soft cushy November schedule of Idaho and San Jose and New Mex St. and manage to win more than 6 games and Bronco will claim a successful year once again and then maybe the Armed Forces Bowl !! WOW!! How exiting.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 7, 2012 8:46 a.m.

    I would think that any mop up duty would go to the second string QB through the first half of the season so he can be ready if Nelson gets hurt. If it is Lark, BYU might be better off giving the mop up duty to a younger player like Hill or Olsen or even Munns if they are 3rd string so they will be more experienced next year.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    March 6, 2012 11:23 p.m.

    Wow! Six QBs on scholarship with a seventh who is committed but going on a mission. The future is bright. I fully support Lark as the back-up and if Nelson goes down, Lark should get the nod. But if we have the opportunity to put a QB in the game for some "mop up duty", I hope it's the third string QB so he gets some experience.

    It will be interesting to see in Munns, Olsen or Hill are the 3rd string QB, and it will be interesting to see if either Olsen or Hill redshirt. I'm betting on Munns to be 3rd string and Hill to redshirt.

    Glad to hear Juice is doing well. Would love to see him live up to his potential this Fall.

    And I'm hoping Andrew George can help one of our plethora of talented TEs learn how to be an effective TE. Can you imagine a receiving corp with Hoffman and Apo, Falslev at slot and a TE with the effectiveness of Pitta or George?

    2012 is going to be a great year for Cougar football.