BYU football position breakdown: Spring camp provides some clarity, also leaves questions

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  • Horrible Stumper Hyrum, UT
    April 10, 2014 11:30 a.m.

    @BlueCoug, I agree with your observation. This year could set up a serious run at a playoff game the following year. Looking at the Cougars schedule 11-1 or 10-2 should be a gimme this year. Not really wanting to agree with the naysayers, but the Cougs are going to have to strengthen their schedule dramatically to even get a whiff of any shot at a national championship playoff game. Not a real Ute fan, but even the most die hard BYU fan would have to agree the Ute schedule is better suited for a shot at a national championship.

  • bigirish OREM, UT
    April 10, 2014 1:31 a.m.

    cmsense - for a minute there I thought you were talking Crimson "Tide"...Yeah, it's the tight end, but not sure why they call them that unless they are supposed to play tight to the tackle on the line and do a lot of blocking there to protect the QB or runners. Maybe receiving was only a secondary utility - but we've sure had some great ones, and I, like you, would like to see them become more of a target with the other receivers. Often they're not the primary receiver, but can sneak over the middle and make a good play now and then. BYU can't let that position deteriorate, eh?

    April 9, 2014 11:37 p.m.

    How much do we love our football teams. Enough that we are reading about the up and coming year about six months in advance.

    I not sure I like my own kids that much.

  • cmsense Kaysville, UT
    April 9, 2014 6:02 p.m.

    I hope they can get the tide end more involved again. It used to be such a tradition at BYU and we were able to find athletes that played that position well. The defense has been a strength the past couple years. As I'm sure the coaches know, better play from the offensive line would help a ton!

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    April 9, 2014 5:14 p.m.

    BYU's 2014 schedule isn't strong enough to challenge for a playoff berth, but just like 1983 set up 1984, an undefeated or one-loss season in 2014 could set the stage for a run at the playoffs in 2015, Taysom Hill's senior season.

  • jaredw007 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 9, 2014 1:51 p.m.

    Chris B.

    Your team has back to back 5-7 records and has switched offensive coordinators in the last 5 years more times than Taylor Swift has switched boyfriends. I would be more concerned about the future of your own team before mocking BYU's schedule. Heck, your team doesn't even have the rivalry game to hang their hats on anymore. Oh well, enjoy your games on the Pac 12 network.

  • not-a-y-fan ogden, UT
    April 9, 2014 12:16 p.m.

    @Mildred in Fillmore, You do have a good chance of winning most if not all of your games, but the playoff will still be determined by strength of schedule, which is one thing BYU lacks this year. If you do go undefeated, we can have a cupcake party at my house. ;-)

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 9, 2014 12:11 p.m.


    Even if byu went on a quest(LOL they wont) their schedule is as bad as Utah's basketball schedule this past year.

    Total power conference teams: 3

    Virginia(dead last in ACC, only beat 1 division 1 team all of last year) And it was byu
    Cal(dead last in pac 12)

    I don't know whether to laugh harder that's the best powerhouse byu and ESPN(with as much as they love byu right?) could put together or at the idea of byu going undefeated.

    Two years ago we personally ended byu's "quest"

    Last year Virginia beat us to it.


  • Danish American Payson, UT
    April 9, 2014 12:02 p.m.

    Yep, Mildred, I'm sure Utah will be there. Thanks for your optimism. I'm sure playing in the PAC 10+2 will help the Utes get there.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    April 9, 2014 9:56 a.m.

    I think we have an excellent shot at going undefeated and being included in the 4 team playoff.