Christmas list for BYU Football:1. Play calling that doesn't
try to turn T Hill into a going through progressions pocket passer, but rather
takes advantage of his mobility and strong arm. Much of the criticism of the OL
re sacks seems unfounded since Hill has subpar pocket presence and holds the
ball way too long.2. More ways to get the ball to Williams on the
edge. He's a good runner between the tackles for his size, but it's a
waste of his speed not to get him in space more often (don't be shy about
looking at Oregon game film and stealing some plays).3. A season
full of healthy DBs.4. A placekicker. Thank you Justin Sorenson for
your fine Senior season.Merry Christmas.
Agree with Who am I Sir?That stupid 3 point stance on the sideline thing
is like a pop warner team. Probably the most ridiculous thing Bronco has ever
done! That aside, nice pick-up on two potentially great players!
Who am I sir, I can't wait to see the look of the uties on the
sideline next year and the next and the next as they learn they will not go a
bowl game......again!It is clear these guys want to play for a team
that people will see Nation wide and World wide! Instead of just playing on the
left coast and being a door mat for the others to build up their wins.
Chris B,Thanks for the positive comment!
If all goes as indicated today, this will be BYU's best recruiting class
for several years. The receiver is highly rated; however, is the
more important question, How will he look on the sideline in a three-point
stance exploding onto the field when the signal is given?
@thomasjefferson, I am a BYU fan who completely agrees with Chris when it comes
to stars. Chris has never said its always right, just that the average stars of
a team is a very good indicator of talent. Sure, it may not measure
intangibles. But I would much rather have a team with good intangibles and high
stars over a team with good intangibles and low stars anyday. Teams with higher
stars usually do better.
Kurtz seems like a pretty good pickup. It looks like they are likely to hold
onto Fred Warner as well despite big interest from some really good teams after
his initial commitment, who I think may be the next great player for them. Could
turn out to be a very good class, but it will take a few of them to further
elevate the program.
It's nice to see these two being picked up. This year as in the previous
few years has really highlighted fact that we need a much better offensive line
to compete. I think we have good sized receivers with good hands, but if our QB
doesn't have the time to find them it doesn't really matter. I'm
hoping that we can once again learn to control the line of scrimmage as
that's what's cost us most of our loses this year.
I'll make one more comment about stars, as many byu fans like to tell me
"Stars don't guarantee wins, byu beat Texas and they had higher
stars"Let me provide a short life of other things that DONT
guarantee wins:Good coachingFast playersStrong
playersSmart PlayersScoring lots of pointsNot throwing
interceptionsNot having injuriesPracticing hardLifting
weightsStudying FilmAnyone who suggests that stars don't
matter would be like saying the list above does not matter, as doing those
things doesn't guarantee wins. Yes, overall stars of a team
matters. It matters a lot.Kurtz certainly seemed like a very
coveted recruit and should help Taysom out.
@Chris BThis is one of those rare times I agree with everything you
stated in your first post.Whether he will be an accurately projected
4 star recruit like KVN or an overrated 4 star recruit like Ross Apo remains to
be seen. I am not saying Apo is a bust but I definitely expected more given the
A good DB acquisition. He seems a bit undersized, but he is quick. Let's
just hope that he has good ankles and knees.
@SLC Watch, It appears you've judged me incorrectly.
BYU always needs defensive backs.
It would be good to have some talented people to take up the slack after Hoffman
graduates. The addition of any defensive back is good news. I look forward to
seeing both in the coming years. This is news any cougar wants to hear. What is hard to understand is why anyone from any other school would
want to comment on something that will have absolutely no impact on them or the
school they follow. They don't care about the student athlete but will
still find a way to belittle them for choosing what is best for them. But we
all know such a person is likely to show up like clock work.
Welcome to the Cougars....
Good pickup for byu. And again, I'll say that getting high stars like
Kurtz matters. Is it always right? No. Does it guarantee wins? No.Does it matter to have high average stars?Well, considering
Alabama has been among the highest star every year, I think the evidence says
yes it matters.Again, good pickup
Nice work Bronco!!