Dick Harmon: How does Snow transfer quarterback fit into BYU plans?

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  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    April 12, 2013 9:49 a.m.

    You can never have too many QB's. The more competition at that position; the better!

  • sls Columbia, MO
    April 12, 2013 6:07 a.m.

    BYU needs a lot of QBs with all the injuries. Hill shouldn't be named as the starter until he is completely recovered.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    April 9, 2013 8:53 p.m.

    Great to see that anything BYU is of such interest to the self-proclaimed fanatics of other programs that they continue to support the DNews by reading and commenting on BYU articles. Apparently it's a reflection of the unemployment situation in this country.

    Great comment wahului.

    May all the players stay healthy and happy, happy, happy!

  • jevo ,
    April 9, 2013 6:00 p.m.

    I watched Stewart for two years at Snow. He delivered virtually every week. He was impressive in the Carrier Dome Bowl beating the #3 JUCO team. He works hard. He's a born leader. He has an arm and he's accurate. His only problem is he's at the WHY and not at the U of U. I wish him the best until the WHY plays UTAH. GO UTES!

    Joel VO

  • wahului Stockton, CA
    April 9, 2013 5:25 p.m.


    Everybody in Utah??

    Please note that this is an article about BYU and one of it's qb's, a new transfer from another school. The vast bulk of commentors on this blog are anti-BYU nincompoops who are clueless on their smartest days. Their fixations are clearly displayed in their comments.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    April 9, 2013 5:28 p.m.

    Re: all the U supporters.

    Thanks for visiting our site! Obviously nothing going on in Ute football right now? Are the Utes still playing football?

  • Andrew_Streeter High Point, NC
    April 9, 2013 4:37 p.m.

    Does everyone in Utah have nothing better to do than throw out baseless predictions about players/teams we haven't seen play yet, and seasons that have yet to be played?

    The BYU/Utah rivalry is a lot more infantile and frivolous than I had thought...and this comes from someone who grew up around the UNC/Duke rivalry...

  • oldbyufansince51 tooele, UT
    April 9, 2013 3:51 p.m.

    I have confyidence in the selection of the starting qb and backups by the coaching staff.
    My hope is that they use the no huddle offense and some of the short passes (5-10 yds)that LaVell used when he was coaching. Another play that requires arm strength is when the qb rolls to his left and thows a pass to a receiver along the opposite sideline.
    That play would really work well with a running qb.

  • RepresentBlue West Jordan, UT
    April 9, 2013 3:13 p.m.

    So Munns has officially been put out to pasture then?

  • ute4ever West Jordan, UT
    April 9, 2013 2:05 p.m.

    Y fans better be very concerned about who the backup quarterback is. With Taysom Hill getting confused about who is the running back and who is the quarterback, it would be a VERY lucky season if he didn't get hurt and miss at least a game, possibly more. Unless Anae is protecting his quarterback more and Hill doesn't run at every chance he gets, BYU will be playing the backup at some point. It's like Utah was when Wynn was at the helm...you just knew the backup would be starting at some point.

  • Wookie Omaha, NE
    April 9, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    That is crazy he graduated highschool in 2008? I don't think of the age concerns that other coaches have until dates are actually posted. Either way, good luck.

    GO UTES!!

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    April 9, 2013 10:51 a.m.

    Here's how Stewart will fit into BYU's plans:
    1. He'll be the backup QB for the first month of 2013. When the team gets drilled as they play the tough part of the schedule, starting QB Hill will be benched and Stewart will become the new starter.
    2. Stewart will rack up huge numbers for the rest of 2013 while BYU feasts on WAC nobodies and qualifies for a meaningless bowl game. BYU coaches/fans will proclaim Stewart to be the next Steve Young.
    3. Following the season, Taysom Hill will transfer.
    4. In spring 2014, Bronco will name Stewart as the starter.
    5. Repeat the above cycle in 2014, 2015, 2016, etc.

  • utahcountyute Cedar Hills, UT
    April 9, 2013 10:26 a.m.


    Why not keep going? Why stop with Kafentzis? Will he start in 2020? Good grief.

    My question is.... Which years will be National Championship years? lol

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    April 9, 2013 9:43 a.m.

    I'm so excited to read the usual sarcasm of Mildred, Ernest T Bass, and now adding RBN.

    It's actually interesting to learn the histories of the various qb's on the depth chart, and how they got to where they are now on the Cougar roster. It also makes it easier to identify and relate with their various situations, and to pull for the different guys to succeed.
    There is no question there is a lot of talent and potential on this offense. Here's hoping the Cougar brain trust is able to make the most of it, and on a consistent basis. If so, and they can match the offense quality to the proven defense quality, this will be a very fun and successful year. Not the least of which will be the start of a succession of ongoing defeats against the Red team rivalry, assuming U dares play us again after what will be happening to them this fall. Perhaps they'll decide to stick with their switch to Michigan. It undoubtedly will be easier for the locals to accept defeat to them.

  • Alterego Harrisville, UT
    April 9, 2013 9:19 a.m.

    He probably "fits into BYU's plans" like this: He will play only if all of the quarterbacks ahead of him on the depth chart throw like Riley Nelson or are hurt. It's not rocket science.

  • Robroy Murray, utah
    April 9, 2013 8:58 a.m.

    Folks are right about a Spring game and a few scrimmages not being an accurate barometer of talent. However, having watched the Spring game and other scrimmages I can honestly say that all the QBs looked better than a certain RN. Not to belabor the past seasons with RN but at least these guys could all throw long and run. Stewart looked very athletic to me and seemed to be a leader when he was on the field. I think things will bode well for future seasons with this group of guys.

  • RBN Salt Lake City, UT
    April 9, 2013 8:47 a.m.

    I always enjoy hearing how a third or fourth stringer played as a freshman in high school.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    April 9, 2013 8:27 a.m.

    So excited to see another dominating offense every year.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    April 9, 2013 8:12 a.m.

    Go Big Blue!!!
    Bountiful, UT

    "I hope it works out as well as the (last) qb transfer to the y."

    Much more easily understood. I think the last qb transfer to the Y beat big blue, didn't he? Snatched victory from the jaws of defeat? Am I thinking of the same guy?

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    April 9, 2013 8:04 a.m.

    This QB played for a high-powered offense, scoring 30-66 every game last year. In their only loss, they gained 440 yards and 30 points and turnovers killed them in that one. With BYU installing a fast-paced, high-powered offense, this guy seems like the perfect fit. I'm so happy he came to BYU. They need an experienced QB, not just guys that played well in HS. Who knows, he could be the lift at QB BYU so desperately needs.

  • RevK Glenwood, UT
    April 9, 2013 8:01 a.m.

    Christian would be higher on my list then a freshman out of high school. Yet, they wouldn't bat an eye starting a freshman, over a JUCO walk on, who has college experience. How is this even a conversation?

  • SlopJ30 St Louis, MO
    April 9, 2013 7:44 a.m.

    Allow me to be the voice of reason here and point out that we know next to nothing about how these QB's will pan out, nor how potent the offense will be. Hill can run and has an arm. We don't know about his accuracy or ability to make good reads. The others? Well, they were really good in high school. It feels like it should be a solid bunch, but then who doesn't look good in Spring ball?

    Let's just shelve the predictions of top five this or that until September.

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    April 9, 2013 3:15 a.m.

    I meant to say as well as the last qb transfer to the y. (ie Riley)

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    April 8, 2013 11:25 p.m.

    As a fellow THS alum and former Timpanogos Timberwolf football player, way to go Christian! Not many of us make it to the next level. If I'm not mistaken Paul Kruger is the only former THS Timberwolf in the NFL right now! It would be awesome to see you make it onto the field for BYU football during your career. As Coach McKinney used to say, it's a great day to be a T-Wolf!

    Go T-Wolves, and most of all Go Cougs!!!

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    April 8, 2013 10:09 p.m.

    Go Big Blue!!!
    Bountiful, UT

    That was not a very coherent thought. Wanna try that again?

  • Go Big Blue!!! Bountiful, UT
    April 8, 2013 9:20 p.m.

    I hope it works out as well as the qb transfer to the y.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    April 8, 2013 7:25 p.m.

    I'm a little surprised there was no mention of Munns in this article. I wish Stewart had a red shirt year available to use. I'm betting the 1/2 QBs will be as follows:

    2013 - Hill / Olsen, Green redshirt
    2014 - Hill / Olsen
    2015 - Hill / Green, Mangum redshirt
    2016 - Green / Mangum
    2017 - Green / Mangum
    2018 - Mangum / Kafentzis
    2019 - Mangum / Kafentzis

    Although there is a chance Mangum could be the #2 in 2015 and be the starter in 2016.

  • JP Skillet Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2013 6:25 p.m.

    I would have to agree with @Mildred in Fillmore. We have the perfect balance of run and pass and most defensive backfields have a really hard time covering our receivers. When Anai gets the plays going our offensive will be top 5 in America.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    April 8, 2013 5:39 p.m.

    I'm sure that our offense would be just fine with whomever Bronco decides to start.

    All of the BYU quarterbacks are better than most other team's starters.