Frankly, the more plays you run, the faster you should learn. The faster you
can get the reps, the quicker you can gain the experience to succeed. Go fast
and go hard should mean a quicker learning curve, not an extended one.
I watched Taysom play for our local high school. He was accurate enough as a
passer but I always thought he could have been far more precise were it not for
his running ability. Instead of learning how to thread the needle, he just took
off and ran for 30 yards. And in high school--just like at BYU--the
defenders often took bad angles because his speed is deceptive and he'd be
past the defense before they got there.I think the more he is
required to pass at BYU the more accurate he'll be. I think this is going
to be a lost season (Houston is 4-0, Georgia Tech is 3-1, Notre Dame, Utah State
and Boise can easily beat them. Wisconsin is on the road and Nevada is no
slouch).They could easily get just two more wins, against Idaho
State and Nevada. They will probably beat Georgia Tech and the rest are coin
flips at best. That's just four wins for sure. Can they get two
more out of that group? They'll be studs in 2013, but this year
Taysom may have to learn on-the-run.
@BlueHusky:"I don't care what Utah does. At all. I'm sick of
hearing people talking about what Utah is going to do or not do. They don't
matter to BYU now at all. Unless BYU plays them in the Kraft bowl this year they
are no more or less important than Virginia or Texas. Just a number on the
scorecard."Amen butha. If I could like your comment more than
once, I would.
Re: Wiscougarfan " Hill had offers from four PAC12 teams"Maybe so but I can assure you he wouldn't be playing QB for any of them.
Safety, LB, RB? Maybe, because he's a very good athlete with great speed.
However, his QB talent is best suited to Pocatello.
Good article. Sums it up well. I noticed that they slowed down last game. Hill
will be a great QB, maybe as early as this season.I don't care
what Utah does. At all. I'm sick of hearing people talking about what Utah
is going to do or not do. They don't matter to BYU now at all. Unless BYU
plays them in the Kraft bowl this year they are no more or less important than
Virginia or Texas. Just a number on the scorecard.As for the Utah
trolls, the way to shut them up is to win. Let them chirp. They matter less than
nothing. Other than Chris B. who is funny. Keep it up Chris. Be sure to show up
after the UCLA game to tell us how the HUGE IMPLICATIONS turned out.
Cougar fans, leave the Ute trolls alone. I fully expect the Utes to be 6-6 and
go to a bowl game this year. The arguments that they will not are stupid. They
are good enough that they will offer up some surprises. I certainly think they
can beat USC, Washington State and Colorado. That is six wins right there.Frankly I am tired of hearing the denigrating of them in the Pac-12. I
think we all know that if we were offered like they were, we would jump in a
heartbeat even with the challenges with BYUtv and the some of the anti-Mormon
sentiment on the West Coast. Kyle Whittingham is a very good Coach and right
now he owns us. I truly wish it were different. I live in Utah Co. and have
commuted to work in SLC for the past 14 years. The ribbing is ok, but the
occasional vile verbal beat downs sometimes becomes intolerable. That said,
someday we will beat Utah. I for one would hope that when that day comes, that
we Cougar fans keep our mouths shut and wish the Utes a good rest of their
season. Faith, Hope, Charity!
RE: HeyBaby"Hate to break it to you, but recruiting is key...
Hill=Pocatello Idaho?? Hhhhmmmm...how much competition up there?"It doesn't always matter where you're from. Hill had offers from
four PAC12 teams and Boise State. Scouting talent in Franklin, IN < People
who do it for a living. He is #6 in rushing yards in college football this
season, and is starting to grasp the GFGH system. And he's a sophomore.
Yes I wish he was a better passer but he's still one of the best QBs in
college football and only looks to get better.
I saw enough from Hill against MTSU to know he will make steady progress with
his arm and ability to read defenses. Let's remember, last year was his
first year and he sat most of the year with an injury. New OC, new
QB, new scheme = some growing pains. BYU will still qualify for a
bowl with a 7-5 record (6-6 worse case scenario).For all the Ute
trolls, will Utah be bowling in December?
@Atrix"Win or lose BYU provides and stands for something greater than
any other school. Go Cougars!""Something greater"?
Please insight me. Im missing something here. I can give you 2 retorts
countering your one claim of supremacy.
I don't care if BYU went 0-13 every year I would still cheer them on. Win
or lose BYU provides and stands for something greater than any other school. Go
Go Fast--Go Hard is the best way to go if indeed, we want to play with the big
boys. It takes time to learn the system and it take even more time to be able
to play it well. We can't change now. Looking at many reruns of the Utah
game @ BYU,the Utes are doing the same thing, except this year, the Utes
are running faster, and hitting harder, as the 7 point lead they ended up over
us does not really tell the whole story as the Utes looked far superior in speed
and in hitting hard than the Cougars looked in that game. The Utes looked like
we did when we played Texas, while playing the Utes, we looked like we did vs.
the Va; game. Give us time. When we get it right, we will be dangerous to
every team we play. It may not be this season that we do get it right, but in
time, we will get it right and our patience now will pay off later.
Ryan, "BYU's rapid offense is lengthening the quarterback learning
curve."BYU's "Nitro, Go Fast Go Furious, No Huddle,
Wang Dang, Banana Rama Ding Dong" offense only improves the learning curve
of the punters.Oh the topper is that awesome three point stance,
down set hut run out on the field offense and defense, that learning curve is
improving. those boys are getting really good at that.
eastcoastcoofie....Todd Haley is the offensive coordinator of the
Pittsurgh Steeler and never plaiyed High School football , or college...not sure
about intramurals. He did golf however..So...if you have to play
college football to post, i guess he is out...like me!How about you?
which NFL team did you suit up for Easter Coogie?
To Christie B. Nothing is on the line against UCLA. Utah should expect a
good old PAC10.2 butt whipping and be happy with their Utah 6A State
Championship. Mark it down!
I seriously doubt any of the above posters have ever played anything above
intramural sports. Yet, they know it all. Congrats Chris and buddies. What
"team" are you on again?PS - Does posting multiple times
make you feel better??
These guys have a lot of NFL talents.
Oregon has been developing their GFGH for over 6 seasons. The VA game
wasn't bad considering it was the first time BYU ever ran it.
Hate to break it to you, but recruiting is key...Hill=Pocatello
Idaho?? Hhhhmmmm...how much competition up there?Wilson=SoCalMariota=HonoluluMaybe, just maybe, Hill isn't as good
as he looked in high school...be he fast? Or be him slow?He could be bad
at any speed?
Chris B"You guys see what a go fast go hard team did to
Virginia?"Nobody's comparing BYU's offense to
Oregon's offense, but it will be interesting to see what Oregon's go
fast go hard offense does to Utah.Of course, Oregon's run heavy
offense didn't have to contend with a two-hour lightning delay, torrential
rain, and sloppy field conditions BYU's offense encountered in Virginia,
and unlike BYU, Oregon wasn't running a new offensive scheme in the very
first game of the season.
per Chris B"You guys see what a go fast go hard team did to
Virginia?"Byu is leading the nation in running a play every 16.8
seconds.Its a full second faster than Oregon but the Ducks are
undefeated. Further, Mariota can throw accurately consistently.
to Chris BI don't know. Seeing "Go fast Go hard" Go
down in flames could be amusing.
The annual game for second best team in the state this Friday against Utah state
huh?Sounds exciting.But I'll take my game against
UCLA with the Pac 12 South on the line any day.
Clearly in the MTSU game BYU had slowed down their offense. If I remember the
stats correctly BYU had 74 plays and MTSU had 75. I think this was on purpose,
to allow Taysom more time to develop. Taysom did a much better job of passing,
but the OL was able to give him more time. In most of the upcoming games the
other team's defense will be much tougher than MTSU's and Taysom
won't have as much time to do reads and plant his feet correctly. Hopefully
he can improve quickly, but even the best QBs at BYU took a lot of games to
really develop their passing game.