Dick Harmon: QB Ammon Olsen's move from BYU to SUU on track

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  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    April 18, 2014 7:17 a.m.

    "I will take the Mannings' view of Taysom over what the Ute trolls think of him."

    Are you crazy!? Surely you must know that the Utes play in the PAC-12! THE PAC-12! Knowing that, are you still going to take Manning's view over Ute trolls'?

  • Samwise Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 17, 2014 1:23 p.m.

    I wish the best of luck to Olsen at SUU, but lets be honest. Taysom was the obvious choice for starter at BYU. Although it doesn't guarantee anything, I will take the Mannings' view of Taysom over what the Ute trolls think of him. The Mannings must think Taysom has a bright future, since they don't invite just anyone to be an instructor at their Passing Academy. I am thinking his passing will be much improved this year, making him a true dual-threat QB. I am sure Olsen will do great things for SUU, but I would take Taysom over him any day.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2014 2:08 a.m.

    @ sg

    BYU is going to win at least 9 games this season, regardless of who is playing QB.

  • Stang08 Southern, UT
    April 15, 2014 5:32 p.m.

    Welcome back Ammon. We are glad to see you in a Thunderbird jersey again. No doubt you will get playing time with us. Maybe even start. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this guy and my team. Looking forward to another playoff visit.

  • sg newhall, CA
    April 15, 2014 2:56 p.m.

    Ammon is a passer, Hill isn't. What did the coaches not see? Glad he's found a home. I still think the QB we are stuck with will give us another average year. He would have been better as a running back or receiver since he loves to run; you don't win championships with a running QB

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    April 15, 2014 1:58 p.m.

    Sure am glad I have anonymous commentators here to tell me how smart they are and how dumb and unfair the BYU coaches are.

    Otherwise I might have thought by the winning record and bowl appearance that they were a decent group of guys who were capable of judging talent.

  • Cougar11 Highland, UT
    April 15, 2014 11:50 a.m.

    To be clear, I wish Ammon Olsen success; I don't know him except for watching him play in high school where he was very good. However, I have seen several stories crowning this guy as the starting QB at SUU and I am wondering why? Did they have to promise him the starting spot before he transferred? They have a returning senior QB there named Cantu who led them to the playoffs last year and was a JC All-American. How is he feeling right about now? Was there an announcement made naming him the starter? Olsen hasn't proven a thing that I have seen so why all these stories? The Pedersen kid is probably the best QB of the bunch; what happens to him? No chance because he is a redshirt, RM freshmen? Someone explain to me why all the annointing without proving himself? People I know who have been at scrimmages have said he has been average throwing several picks? Open competition anyone?

  • Blue Rampage Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2014 10:26 a.m.

    I was sad to see Ammon leave BYU but I'm glad he has gone to a coach and program that can still propel his career. As for the Cougars, the back-up QB position is solidly in the hands of Christen Stewart who is proving to be more than up to the task.

  • Cedar Jim CEDAR CITY, UT
    April 15, 2014 10:20 a.m.

    He's right were he needs to be. Followed his heart. Big is not always better. In a great situation with Gary at the controls of the offense. Should be a fantastic year for the SUU T-Birds!!!

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    April 15, 2014 10:07 a.m.

    I wish him luck. I'm sorry he was not given a fair shot at BYU.

  • JP Skillet Salt Lake City, UT
    April 15, 2014 7:25 a.m.

    I was shocked he had even made it to Provo, so not surprised at all that he left. Probably the best fit all along but he got too excited to become the next Steve Young or something.

  • let's roll LEHI, UT
    April 14, 2014 10:20 p.m.

    Best of luck to Ammon with the T-Birds.

    April 14, 2014 6:22 p.m.

    Since nobody can predict the future we just make the best choices we can at any given time then do our best to be prepared for what wonderful opportunities or challenges come our way.

    I was sorry to see Ammon leave BYU but best of luck to him!

  • Proud Ute ,
    April 14, 2014 5:37 p.m.

    Good luck to Ammon.
    After witnessing the Nelson/Lark fiasco I'm sure he saw the writing on the wall.