BYU football notebook: BYU getting thin on the offensive front

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  • localblue Sandy, UT
    Oct. 23, 2012 8:33 p.m.

    The big problem with this team IMHO is the turnovers. Check out how many interceptions Riley has thrown as opposed to touchdowns. I know a couple of them were in garbage time like the last one at ND but generally good QBs just don't do that. It kills momentum and gives up points. Riley doesn't have to be amazing for this team to win a little more but he does have to be above average. And right now his numbers look terrible because of the interceptions. It seems like an easy thing to fix but with Riley he has never been one to take the smart or easy way out. It helps in his running but hurts in his throwing, and ultimately hurts the team.

  • golsen7 Bonneville, ID
    Oct. 23, 2012 5:42 p.m.

    I don't think he is listening to the fan so how does he know what they want.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Oct. 23, 2012 4:28 p.m.

    The weakest part of the team just got weaker. Without terrific pass blocking all of the "Great" BYU qb's would not have been so great. This year we had a mediocre offensive line that is now decimated with injuries. Replacing Nelson with Lark is not going to fix that.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Oct. 23, 2012 10:40 a.m.

    So Bronco is satisfied BYU is getting there, inching forward... to what? Except for GTech, the season is over from a competition stand point. Not even SJSU is worth much and the bowl game will be another low level team. Should we win out the wins will all be against sub par teams except USU and maybe GTech and the losses to teams we could have beaten were it not for Bronco's stubborn disposition and Doman's inexperience.

    Bronco seems to think that if your team finally achieves perfect play at the end of the season then you've achieved something. All that will get you is a pink slip.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Oct. 23, 2012 10:10 a.m.

    KVN, Ziggy and Hadley will have their opportunity to prove that they are special talents against GT. If we can control GTs option on the edges, this should be a win. If we can't control the edges, it will be another long day on the road.

    It's always a point of concern when D lineman are being move to the O side.

  • WhatsInItForMe Orem, Utah
    Oct. 23, 2012 9:10 a.m.

    Two things have hampered BYU's offense this year (and one begets the other):

    1. O-line injuries, thus lack of consistency in production.

    2. Riley's inaccurate arm being put up with because of his escapability that's necessary because of the porous o-line, otherwise Lark would have been starting most games early on.

    The ridiculous injury to Taysom definitely changed the outlook for a double-digit win season this year. He had both the arm and legs to replace Riley or Lark, just not the experience and play knowledge.

    Sometimes things just aren't in the cards. Remember what happened to BYU's amazing season when Luke went down? BYU needs a better deck!

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    Oct. 23, 2012 7:55 a.m.

    I think that I'm not as disappointed in how the team is doing as a whole thus far into the season as I am with Bronco continually (year after year) telling the fans that he has the best team BYU has ever had and then delivering far less on the field than what was promised. Every year, I get my hopes up high and am let down over and over again. Robert Anae never put together a good offensive game plan, and now Brandan Doman still is a student of the offensive game.

    So this year I decided to expect that BYU was an average team while hearing Bronco do his normal falsifying BYU's abilities. As a result, BYU is exactly where I expected them to be thus far into the season, 4 - 4. And I'm afraid the BYU could very well end up 4 - 6 before they win the last two games. If they end up with 6 or 7 wins, they will be exactly where I expected them to be at the same time that Bronco thought they had a shot at a BCS game. Hmm.