BYU football: Cougar running back Jamaal Williams embracing new leadership role

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  • Some man Lehi, UT
    March 20, 2014 3:54 p.m.

    I always like to deem my leaders two days after they've been arrested for DUI as well. Will be a great leader during his suspension

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    March 18, 2014 7:39 p.m.


    Why would religioun even cross your mind in terms of ability to be leader? i hear he likes pizza more than cereal. You didn't mention you don't see a reason he couldn't be a leader regardless of food preference.

    Crazy to think just a couple years ago he thought byu was a division II program. He did pick byu over several schools including Utah but then again a guy picked Virginia over Alabama recently so that doesn't prove much

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    March 18, 2014 3:53 p.m.

    let's roll-- Good point about the progressions. I also hope they insert more TE plays so there's another option for Hill if things break down for a longer pass play. We really, really need better O-line play--- not just bigger guys but guys that play smarter by sliding D linemen over to open up lanes. Made me nuts to see Williams try to run up someone's back up the middle. They have to push the guy to the side and not just push whatever direction they can. Some of that goes on Anae too for not mixing up those running plays for Jamaal. It's crazy to think how young he is still but see no reason why he can't be a leader regardless of age or religion. I'd bet most players see him that way because of his play anyway. They could use to light a fire and leave the meek missionary behind on the field.

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    March 18, 2014 11:30 a.m.

    The offensive line will give up fewer sacks when TH improves in going through his progressions. He was sacked many times last year while a back stood wide open in the flat. With him having his first spring practice as a healthy starter as well as a full fall practice, I expect to see significant improvement in his progressions.

  • Irrelevant Provo, UT
    March 18, 2014 11:12 a.m.


    I think he will be a finalist, but Hill will ultimately take the coveted trophy home. I also think whoever starts at quarterback at the U should be considered a Heisman finalist because they're are in the pac10, despite making it to a bowl for probably the third straight year.

  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    March 18, 2014 9:30 a.m.

    Williams has been a difference maker.

    I guess I look at the O line a little different than some. I actually think they've done a decent job opening up holes for the run game. Williams and Hill's numbers last year would indicate the O line did a decent job. I think the O line's biggest struggle has been pass protection.

    I believe Williams will have another 1,000+ yard season. By the time he leaves BYU, he will have the most rushing yards on any BYU RB.

    Besides Williams, I really like the other four RBs also. I think this is the deepest we've ever been at this position.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    March 18, 2014 9:10 a.m.

    Hopefully the O-Line will learn how to block for him this year.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    March 17, 2014 10:35 p.m.

    Though we have a very difficult schedule, Williams should be a Heisman finalist.