BYU football notebook: Offense wants to go fast this year

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  • LunchBoy DRAPER, UT
    March 19, 2013 9:32 p.m.

    Robert Anae doesn't have an innovative bone in his body. He was a spread guy 5 years after the spread was hot, and now he's 5 years late on the tempo craze too. I've been a BYU fan since I was 12 years old, and Ty Detmer won the Heisman. But Bronco and his revolving staff have all but killed any emotional attachment I had to this team. Give them one more year, and then let them all walk.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    March 19, 2013 8:26 p.m.

    Stop it children.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    March 19, 2013 7:26 p.m.

    Scott Farcus
    Beaver, UT
    Y Grad / Y Dad

    "You mean, dismal when the Cougs September Bowl Game ends in defeat."

    No, because unlike U, September is not our bowl game. Keep up with the times, Scott.

    And the Anae offense knows how to beat Utah. Is that the WAC Utah or the PAC Utah? Is there a difference?

  • Jazzsmack Holladay, UT
    March 19, 2013 6:37 p.m.

    Does anyone know who this Chris Stewart is?

    He has never been mentioned before when talking about BYU QBs.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    March 19, 2013 6:35 p.m.

    Utah and BYU want to go fast on offense. Sounds great except, despite having qualified coordinators this upcoming season, both teams have a ton of offensive question marks.

    Going fast can keep a defense confused and tired. But turnovers and three and outs can put your own defense on the field too much when playing too fast. You want more plays overall but you also want more plays than your opponents, better field position, and time of possession if you can.

    We will see what playing faster means in Happy Valley and on the hill this fall.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    March 19, 2013 6:23 p.m.

    I know Eddie, no one will be able to catch us. We are super speedy.

  • 54-10 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 19, 2013 6:19 p.m.

    Doesn't matter what offense BYU will be running since we have already seen what an Anae offense looks like.

    Wins against WAC teams and losses against BCS teams.

  • Warrior Parent Belle Glade, FL
    March 19, 2013 5:26 p.m.

    Go Adam! We are rooting for you!

  • Scott Farcus Beaver, UT
    March 19, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    Y Grad / Y Dad
    "Life will be pretty dismal if U don't even have your September bowl game to reflect on."

    You mean, dismal when the Cougs September Bowl Game ends in defeat.

  • Eddie Syracuse, UT
    March 19, 2013 4:14 p.m.


    I guess you are hoping that BYU's speed is as good as the u at making it to the top of the PAC 10.2. Me thinks that the Cougar offense, will reach greater speed to many end zones than u will to the top of the conference of chumps.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    March 19, 2013 3:55 p.m.

    We're all about speed.

  • Stgeorgebyu St. Georg, UT
    March 19, 2013 3:40 p.m.

    Maybe I'm reading to many articles, but I think the coug o is trying to go fast! I'm getting tired of hearing it. I just want them to score, fast slow or whatever, just score! Maybe there is just nothing new for them to write about? Oh Chris, you try so hard, but fail time and time again as is proof by the way your comments are taken off so often.

  • Runner Chandler, AZ
    March 19, 2013 1:25 p.m.

    The best part about this article is the Video interview clip of Anae. Awesome. I love the way he answers some of the questions from the ridiculous UT press corps. He's great.

    Looking forward to an exciting year this year.

    Go Cougs!

  • byufan1993 Provo, , UT
    March 19, 2013 1:11 p.m.

    How is that Chris B comments will disappear? Something's not right...

  • Danish American Payson, UT
    March 19, 2013 12:55 p.m.

    Oh, and ChrisB, how many years in a row has your wonderful basketball team lost to BYU?

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    March 19, 2013 12:18 p.m.

    Worse than that, Chris, how will your seniors feel being the ones to break the string? Life will be pretty dismal if U don't even have your September bowl game to reflect on.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    March 19, 2013 12:10 p.m.

    Umm, Chris B, not embarrassed at all! Disappointed maybe, but not embarrassed for sure. It's just the way the ball bounced the last four years and I for one congratulates the Utah seniors for that notable achievement. But why do you still care? C'mon dude, ma'am, or whatever you are? The Ute caravan has moved on, hasn't it? We are now at your rear view mirror on your way to bigger and better things or so we have been constantly reminded. So what's with all the hate still? The real measure of how great your program is is how soon you can rise to the top of your new conference, and I'm rooting for your Utes to do just that. I wish them much success and likewise to my Cougars.

    Go Cougars! And good luck to the Utes too!

  • Christy B Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 19, 2013 11:53 a.m.

    "You guys excited to lose 4 in a row to big brother Utah?"

    Sorry, little sister, but I just don't see it happening this year. Our lucky win last season was the end of the line; the Utes will have to live with the bitter taste of the inevitable September 21st, 2013 loss for the next four years.

    4-8 or maybe 5-7 is the best we can hope for in 2013, but at least we're getting used to this couch potato thing.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    March 19, 2013 10:37 a.m.

    It is not easy to retool an offense, especially when its biggest weakness, Oline, is still a question mark. I like the hurry up style of offense, it is exciting and fun to watch, but more than that I like an offense that is good and can actually move the ball and score so to me that is what matters not how fast they are but how good they are. If they are good then the hurry up will be just fine by me, if they are not good then I really don't care what they are running.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    March 19, 2013 12:42 a.m.

    Interesting to hear about Adam Hine emerging at running back. It really sounds like shaking off the mission rust has really been his problem, but it is good to see him having some success. Ironically, it was him who was the four star recruit out of high school. He was also recruited in the same class as Eddie Lacy of Alabama, Knile Davis of Arkansas, and Stepfan Taylor of Stanford. He was right there around their same ranking. If he turns out to be a similar caliber back as those three, then running back could be a real position of strength next year for BYU. Of course, it all starts with the offensive line, so we'll see.