BYU spring practice preview: Offensive line

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  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    Feb. 27, 2013 2:46 p.m.

    @Ernest: LOL

  • Gilmore in Milford Spanish Fork, UT
    Feb. 27, 2013 10:25 a.m.

    BYU's O line will have to be good. Utah had the top front 7 in the country last year and it looks to be the same this year.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    Feb. 27, 2013 9:42 a.m.

    shamo - media prints and publishes what people read. If there are no readers, it's not news.

    The O Line is the biggest obstacle / key to success in 2013. I think the O Line play is even more important that QB play, because it impacts QB play. If the O Line comes together, the Cougs could have a 9-3 or even 10-2 season. If the O Line plays like they did last year, 6-6 or 7-5 could be the outcome.

    I'm hoping some of the young talent lke Mathews, Kearsley, Yeck and Alletto reach their potential quickly. And hopefully some to the returners and JUCO transfers turn into impact players.

    With Anae and Tujague, there is hope for improvement.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Feb. 27, 2013 9:27 a.m.

    @ ETB and Mildred in Fillmore,

    If only you are capable of being honest for a change! It seems you two are void of any sense of sincerity and integrity towards anything BYU. It's really sad because it doesn't have to be this way. The same goes for those Cougar fans who constantly belittle and demean others who are not BYU fans. They are just as despicable. There is no need for this insanity to continue, especially among fans who are members of the LDS faith who should know better.

    Go Cougars! and good luck to the Utes too!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 27, 2013 7:26 a.m.

    Was it:

    * lack of talent
    * coaching
    * injuries
    * depth

  • hobbes1012003 Kaysville, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 8:32 p.m.


    I agree with duckhunter, when there is something worth reporting about the Utes is when we will see a story.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 5:31 p.m.


    Not very many people care about utah, mostly it is just BYU fans that like to mock utah and its "fans". If more people actually cared there would be more articles.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 4:50 p.m.

    No way I'm always seriously

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Feb. 26, 2013 3:23 p.m.


    Ernest and Mildred are both Ute trolls posing as BYU fans who make outrageous comments so other Ute trolls can criticize BYU fans. Just a classic "straw man" set-up.

    Nelson's weak arm wasn't the only reason BYU was unable to throw the ball deep this last season. Not having time to throw was also a significant factor. Unless the O-line is markedly improved from last fall, we will still have the same problem despite a stronger and more mobile QB.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Feb. 26, 2013 3:21 p.m.

    Unbiased, they got you! Both Mildred and Ernest typically make corn-pone over-enthusiastic comments designed to sound like naive choir-boy fans.

    Although in this instance, I think Mildred spoke some truth in humor. IF this line comes together, and with the schedule they are facing, success could indeed produce top ten results.

    Wait and see, wait and see...

  • bshamo Salt Lake, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 3:11 p.m.

    Sick of the total lack of Utah football coverage. We get a 6 part series on byu football spring camp, and a 2 or 3 part coverage on their color switch, as well as a big series on conference expansion, but not a word on the Utes. Stupid.

  • Unbiased121 dallas, TX
    Feb. 26, 2013 2:58 p.m.

    @ Ernest T Bass and Mildred: Come on peeps. Get realistic. I'm assuming you have seen the schedule. Lets just hope for an average line, a top 25 finish and beating Utah.

  • BlueNtheFace Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Feb. 26, 2013 12:52 p.m.

    Brandon, you ommitted Brad Wilcox in your list of players vying to replace Braden Brown at RT. He's a tall, long athlete (6-6) with great feet. His footwork was good enough that coaches gave him the option of playing TE. He got back from his mission in great shape. Hardly any fat and weighs about 280.

    Go BYU.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 12:47 p.m.

    We have the recruits to have a very good offensive line. If they jell, we should be looking at a top 10 season.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 12:34 p.m.

    This line is going to be one of the best. Lots of NFL talent here.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    Feb. 26, 2013 11:53 a.m.

    "It’s a group that lost two of its best performers, but returns some promising young talent while adding a lot of new names through the recruiting process."

    That says it all right there. Our O-line was horrible this past season and we lost the two best players on the line. This year the best we could do is scrouge up some "promising young talent" which is code for "the O-line is going to be really bad." Thank goodness we have a mobile quarterback and some really talented RBs and receivers, Tayson will have to get them the ball quickly or he's in trouble. I hope Kearsley matches the hype and we get a few breaks/surprises in the overall talent on the line... the transfers will at least bring some experience. We need all the help we can get. Go Cougs!

  • byufan1993 Provo, , UT
    Feb. 26, 2013 11:19 a.m.

    Yeah too bad they already lost to their new one (Colorado)