Commentary: Daniel Sorensen and the BYU secondary ready for tough 2013 schedule

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    July 31, 2013 9:36 a.m.

    It's not the secondary I'm worried about. Success will lie almost solely with whether or not they develop any kind of offense. Hill is a definite upgrade from Nelson, the RB's and WR's are good but, I haven't read anything positive about the O-Line...

  • cougar76 Raleigh, NC
    July 30, 2013 7:52 a.m.

    Okay, the team should be stronger or as strong in most positions. But, what about the kicking game. Will we be able to get a fieldgoal longer than 30 yards? Our defense will keep us close in most games so, like last year, a field goal will decide whether we win or lose games again this year.

  • Cougar Claws Lindon, UT
    July 30, 2013 12:57 a.m.

    Re: Strobel

    Mike Hague is a good football player, but I think someone will take his job after Fall Camp, whether it is one of the newcomers, or someone else on the roster who will emerge at that spot. I honestly thought that Cameron Comer or Trevor Bateman might emerge at that spot but I guess according to coaches they none of them impressed enough to be named as a starter. They are talented enough, but I guess they just aren't ready to start at the D-1 level. We'll see what happens at that spot, but I don't think Hague will be starting come week 1 against Virginia.

  • Cougar_Independence OMAHA, NE
    July 29, 2013 8:22 p.m.

    Dan Sorenson is the man. He will be a beast this year. College football season is right around the corner and cannot come soon enough!

    Go Cougars!

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    July 29, 2013 8:00 p.m.

    RE: metamoracoug

    Honestly I don't follow my badgers nearly as closely as I follow the cougs, but I think it's safe to say that UW will continue to be a rush focused team. Anderson has done well with run happy teams in the past and with our current question mark at QB and lack of depth at WR it's likely we'll continue to see James White and the other backs with the ball most of the time. Melvin Gordon, our sophomore RB, has a ton of potential so hopefully he'll get more reps this season. All-in-all I think we have a pretty solid team returning, one that can compete for the Big 10 title and a fourth consecutive Rose Bowl appearance.

  • Strobel PARKER, CO
    July 29, 2013 7:18 p.m.

    No offense about Mike Hague, but I can't see him as a CB. Does not seen fast enough or with enough lateral quickness. More of a back up safety as noted.

  • metamoracoug metamora, IL
    July 29, 2013 2:39 p.m.

    Wiscougarfan: What's the scoop on UW football with their new coach? I've always been under the impression that UW is a run first, pass if necessary team, but don't know how Anderson will affect that. Just wondered if you've gotten any feel for that in the local sports news.

  • Jazzsmack Holladay, UT
    July 29, 2013 2:28 p.m.

    I believe the JUCO transfers will fill in just fine, and solidify the secondary, and hague will be moved to back up safety or used as a nickle-back.

  • Alterego Harrisville, UT
    July 29, 2013 1:01 p.m.

    everyone in the secondary for utah can run a sub 4-second 40. they're amazing.

  • Alterego Harrisville, UT
    July 29, 2013 12:57 p.m.

    I just wish we had the utah's secondary. utah won't allow a passing touchdown this year...make that the next two years.

  • Black&Blue St George, Utah
    July 29, 2013 10:23 a.m.

    Recruiting in the secondary needs to improve. Especially at the CB position, which has been the achilles heel of the BYU defense almost every year. The depth is really bad behind returning starters Sorensen, Bills, and Johnson. I don't know how I feel about a converted fullback playing corner... Luckily both the LB corps and D-Line are legit.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    July 29, 2013 9:50 a.m.

    This secondary will be so good.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    July 29, 2013 8:55 a.m.

    I little off topic (BYU secondary) but I really am excited to finally have consistent quarterback play. That alone will make a huge difference for the Cougars.

  • bribri86 Phoenix, AZ
    July 29, 2013 7:38 a.m.

    It's going to be fun to watch this year. I hope BYU can make this a great year. 9-3 would be fantastic. Any more wins would be over the top.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    July 29, 2013 6:47 a.m.

    I'm a little nervous with so many "ifs" at the secondary. The defense could be stellar again this season, but they could also be much less effective. Can't wait to find out. Go Cougs!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    July 29, 2013 12:03 a.m.

    It's going to be a great year for BYU football. We're excited to watch this team play!

    Go Cougars!