BYU football: Offensive coordinator Brandon Doman battling through another turbulent season

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  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 8, 2012 7:44 p.m.

    It's turbulent Because Doman doesn't know how to coach a drop back QB. He choked against Boise State, WSU, Utah and Notre Dame. But Bronco may be the bigger problem. Clock Management cost us the chance at winning three of the 4 games we lost. And then Coach Mendenhall says that he was happy with the way he used his time outs. Either he doesn't understand clock management or he just thinks that we fans aren't noticing what bad game management skills he has. This year could have been great but I feel that the problems lie with Doman and Mendenhall. Broncos time management bungles are an easy fix. Doman has got to go! There is no saving him. He doesn't have the skill set to run the offense. I never thought I would say this, but where the Heck is Robert Anae when we need him!

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Nov. 8, 2012 2:29 p.m.

    RE: BigLebowski

    "First, penalties. That is on the coaches, and you cannot win games with 7,8,9 penalties a game. Penalties are a sign that the team is not coached well."

    I thought that was a bold claim so I did some digging. USC leads the country in penalties this season (with 171), while BYU ranks 25th (with 129). Other teams with more penalties than BYU include #18 UCLA (161), #20 Louisiana Tech (161), #22 Texas Tech (141), #5 Georgia (135), #7 LSU (133), and #3 Oregon (132).

    I think it's safe to say that number of penalties has no direct correlation with winning or coaching.

  • BigLebowski Mesa, AZ
    Nov. 8, 2012 12:27 p.m.

    Doman is definitely not ready for this. Maybe one day, but not today. He is blowing his chance. Three areas of concern.

    First, penalties. That is on the coaches, and you cannot win games with 7,8,9 penalties a game. Penalties are a sign that the team is not coached well.

    Second, Nelson. The decision to stick with and play Nelson when he was hurt (Utah and Boise State), is unacceptable. Nelson is to blame, Doman is to blame and Bronco too. In that order. Seriously, who thinks allowing a guy to play with broken vertabrae is ok? Nelson is only a decent QB when he is healthy.

    Third, he is lost. He looks confused and lost most of the time. Being on the sidelines, making calls isn't working. The "miscommunication" of the Hill injury, was a pop-warner level mistake. I just don't think he is going to rebound. Doman was a pretty good QB when he was in school, and did a good job as QB coach with Hall. But he is lost and overwhelmed as an OC.

  • sg newhall, CA
    Nov. 8, 2012 9:24 a.m.

    Doman is NOT a Div 1 offensive coordinator. His decision to call plays from the sidelines is ridiculous. He should be let go and should consider going to a junior college or a div 2 college for at least 5 years to gain a better understanding of this position. I don't care if he was a QB, it doesn't make one a strong offensive coordinator. BYU needs a seasoned coordinator. This offense has been frankly, offensive. It lacks punch. It is boring. The QBs are not the best we have ever had,.

  • cork Murray, UT
    Nov. 8, 2012 8:20 a.m.

    Note to Doman: the offense struggles because of the poor choice to give Riley a scholarship to the Y and then to play him over far better qualified QB's. But you can't coach a passing QB because you never could throw a forward pass farther than 10 yards yourself,so you picked someone, along with your head coach, who had "heart" but no ability to play the position the way it's played at BYU. Result: you're looking at it,and get this, your athletic director, who can play football, is looking, too!

    Maybe there's some hope for Holmoe, or maybe he's just blathering to the press again. Me thinks he's finally feeling and acknowledging the heat from the fans, the press, and the dollar-contributing Cougar Club.

    Times up, Doman. You're a good guy put in a position to fail.