BYU football: Receivers catching on to Cahoon's vision

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  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    April 1, 2012 5:23 p.m.

    Sneer all you wish, my insolent friends, but Riley was a good QB and with him at the helm, BYU was a good team. I feel confident that Riley could have beaten Texas. They were not great, but good. They started bad and got better. I like that.

    Utah last year, not so much. Started great and got lost somewhere along the way. No wonder Utah fans, as evidenced on BYU's boards, are so psychotic.

    September cannot come soon enough!

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    March 31, 2012 8:24 a.m.

    Riverton Cougar

    You've misjudged our troll friends from the hill. In the brave new world of Utedom, wins and losses are irrelevant; the only thing that matters is how many "BcS-calibre" teams U play. Losing to one of the worst teams in the country (Colorado) counts just as much as losing to USC.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    March 30, 2012 1:03 p.m.

    Ditto Cahoon's favoring the short guys who just catch the ball, time after time. Wanna-be's believe, champions are, its not about believing, its about doing, about being, about relishing the opportunity to win, not fearing to lose. Hoping this year the Cougs will just be the champions, love the chance to do.

    March 30, 2012 10:12 a.m.

    Chris B, I'm guessing you drive a 1 series BMW on a lease?

  • TizTheSeason Lehi, Utah
    March 30, 2012 10:02 a.m.

    @CougarBlue... hopefully the wr's will know where their qb actually is and what he is going to do this year... run or throw. Actual pass plays versus bailing out a scrambling qb. It's not easy being a WR in the cougar offense right now. Cahoon knows that and will coach them up.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    March 30, 2012 9:58 a.m.

    Well said. The problem is the trolls on here don't care about that. The ONLY thing they care about is denigrating BYU no matter how illogical they sound. Their obsession knows no bounds. Note who is the first (with rare exception) to post on just about every BYU article.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    March 29, 2012 4:31 p.m.

    Chris B, is Colorado a BCS quality team?

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    March 29, 2012 4:06 p.m.

    @ Chris B. Its interesting that you make fun of WAC teams. We all remember some through beatings you Utees took from a former WAC team in Boise State!

  • Duckhunted highland, utah
    March 29, 2012 3:48 p.m.

    Receivers are nice to bad no one can throw!!

  • Vegas Las Vegas, NV
    March 29, 2012 3:30 p.m.

    I wish all BYU coaches interviewed as well as Cahoon. It's nice to hear some specific constructive criticism instead of smoke screens and hot air. Hoffman is gonna be fun to watch this year.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    March 29, 2012 2:59 p.m.

    Dear Otis. You have to catch the vision before you can catch the ball. Step one first then step 2.

    Receivers who are where they are supposed to be will make the QB look good. You could see through the interactions last year between receiver and QB the receiver was not where he was supposed to be. 54-10 you should know this, you have Jordan Wynn who has made some very lousy throws himself. It takes two in this game. One to throw and one to catch. If both are not together it doesn't matter how accurate the QB is. A QB throws to a spot and the receiver is expected to be at that spot. Period. Not closer or nearly, but at that spot. Go back and look at some of the Utah games and you will see the same issue.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    March 29, 2012 2:46 p.m.

    I like the high expectations. Hoffman has shown he can catch the ball, run with it, and block very well. Apo, although a lot of potential, isn't quite there yet. I would like to see someone reliable returning kicks besides Hoffman, however. I just think you are risking your best offensive player by putting him back there.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2012 2:43 p.m.


    By "great season" you mean losing to all the BCS quality teams you play and winning another WAC championship?

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 29, 2012 2:15 p.m.

    Now if they only had someone who could throw it to them.

    The real question is - Can they block?

  • MJB Tooele, UT
    March 29, 2012 2:11 p.m.

    Good luck to all the receivers. Cahoon makes it sound so easy. I can remember some of the catches he made while at BYU. If it was close to him, he'd make the grab. Let's see how he can instruct the players to be like him.

  • Otis Spurlock Ogden, UT
    March 29, 2012 2:03 p.m.

    Great article. Call me naive, but it might be better for the receivers to actually start catching footballs, rather than catching Cahoon's vision.