BYU football: Quarterback understudy Taysom Hill provides Brandon Doman interesting options

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  • RepresentBlue West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 4:24 p.m.

    While it was exciting to see Taysom Hill throw that touchdown in his first snap as a D1 quarterback, I question the wisdom in giving Utah coaches that film on him that they will certainly be studying and preparing for. Did they really need to give that up in order to beat Washington State?

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 2:59 p.m.

    Thanks for the info dhsalum. I don't get much information on local sports since the Larry Miller group destroyed the local sports radio programming by buying out their competition.

  • Still Blue after all these years Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 12:11 p.m.

    I'm not getting the "interesting options" part of this? It appears that Hill can run well but that his throwing needs some work and polish. Who does that sound like? Riley Nelson. Nelson can run a wildcat formation. Whoever is best should play.

  • dhsalum Saint George, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 11:48 a.m.

    @Whoa Nellie-- BYU and Utah announced already that they would play in '13 and '16

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 11:01 a.m.

    Was there a recent announcement about BYU playing Utah in 2013 or is this article leaking something that has not been announced by either school?

    Proud Ute: Who is Wilson and how could a BYU quarterback "match up" with whoever this Wilson is since BYU is not in a conference?

  • Go Utes! Springville, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 10:44 a.m.

    Isn't it kinda crazy what similar situations the Utes and Cougs are in as far as QB goes? both have wildcat plays for their freshman QBs both have upperclassmen in their starting and back up rolls. its great.

    GO UTES!

  • Alpine Coug Alpine, UT
    Sept. 5, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    Surprised that we didn't see Lark at the end of the game at least for the final series. Not only to give him some PT, but to avoid any injuries to Nelson. Can't afford to play Riley too long at the end of meaningless games and have him go down on a freak play.

    Love Taysom Hill as a future star!

  • ColoradoCougarFan Loveland, CO
    Sept. 5, 2012 3:18 a.m.

    To early for me to jump on the Hill bus. He was used in three plays. I didn't see enough of him to know if he can do anything other than run up the middle or bootleg out and toss. Don't get me wrong I was very happy for the TD, it's just I'm sure 10 other guys on the team probably could have thrown that same pass.

    Keep playing him and we'll see if Hill is more than hype.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Sept. 4, 2012 11:01 p.m.

    Remember though that his "early" includes his two year mission.

  • tuffgong POCATELLO, ID
    Sept. 4, 2012 10:53 p.m.

    Every QB is different.. Some (Kellen Moore), are ready from day 1.. Others, not til they're upper-classmen. In his case, I'd be willing to wager that he'll be ready for the starting role in 2013, if not sooner. Of course, I'm biased, having known the kid for a long time. But he's been prepared and has all the tools, especially the mentality and maturity. I'm excited to see what his future holds as the QB of my favorite team!

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Sept. 4, 2012 9:55 p.m.

    Game 1 was impressive as Hill sits with the highest QB rating in all of college football (see ESPN). I'm a little gun shy after jumping on the Heaps band wagon, but Hill seems to have the tools to be successful. I only wish he had one or two more years in the program before getting the starting nod. I like the idea of starting QBs as Juniors after a couple of years in the program. Hopefully Hill will be more like Detmer and ready to go early. Go Cougs!

  • idaho cougar fan Twin Falls, ID
    Sept. 4, 2012 8:37 p.m.

    Being from Pocatello, I never understood why BYU got into the recruiting so late for this kid. Jim Harbaugh didn't miss a beat and snatched him up. Glad to see Taysom change his mind on the mission and give BYU a chance for his services. Go Cougs!

  • Proud Ute ,
    Sept. 4, 2012 7:47 p.m.

    This young man will be a tough player in the future. It will be interesting to see how he and Wilson match up in the coming years.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Sept. 4, 2012 6:27 p.m.

    I'm glad to see that he will be playing games this season. Apparently Lark is seen as a replacement for if (or when) Riley gets injured, but Hill is a situational QB that will play here and there.

  • BYU_Aggie LOGAN, UT
    Sept. 4, 2012 6:27 p.m.

    I'm very excited in what this kid, Olsen, and Mangum are bringing to the table in the future. It looked like Hill was only playing out of a single package against Wazzu, but I expect to see more out of him as the season progresses.

  • Aggielove Cache county, USA
    Sept. 4, 2012 6:06 p.m.

    Off the chart ability.
    Give him one year.
    Another QB Boise State didn't grab from Idaho.