I have to say this is a different article (weird actually). Players being
selected to play professional football is a result of natural athleticism, hard
work, and good coaching. Getting players drafted into the NFL should not be a
college coaches goal. Winning football games, developing, and creating an
environment where players can succeed is. If a coach takes care of those
responsibilities, then getting your players drafted into the NFL is a natural
by-product of success. BYU has not taken care of business as of late. BYU has
done nothing to improve their program induce the best players to want to come
there. The one thing you can say for the Utes, while they have not enjoyed
tremendous success in the PAC 12, by joining the PAC 12 they have made a case
for top tier players having a reason to go there. To be the best, you have to
play the best, and the "U" can make a statement for that. I am not a
huge Ute fan, but to their credit they have done something to attract better
players. A by-product of that is their recent 4-0 record against the
Harmon doesn't "advocate" byu sending 3-5 to the NFL through the
draft every year?LOLHe makes it sound like it a decision
bronco has made that he only want to average about 1 guy drafted a year.What else doesn't Harmon "advocate" byu do?Win
lots of games every year?Go on a quest instead of just making t-shirts
about quests?All I know is Nick Saban "advocates" having
several guys drafted every year. But Harmon doesn't "advocate" byU
doing that? LOL
Remember this coaching staff did not think Ansah was good enough to start. If
we don't know talent when we see it every day, how can we find it out in
the big world. Some of the very best players don't do their Home
It certainly doesn't hurt recruiting for any school to reference the number
of kids they have put in the NFL. One thing that hurts both the Y and the U in
developing pro players is the 2 years away for a mission. (Note: not saying a
mission is a bad thing) Several players are turning pro early, being undrafted,
or dropping down in the draft because of their age. Right or wrong; the NFL
teams often feel some of these kids are less desirable due to their age.
@sgTaysom Hill won't be in next years draft because he is only
Hill going high in next year's draft? No. Absolutely not. He might be taken
in the latter rounds 6th or 7th. I wouldn't draft him. He's NOT a
passer. He loves to run; then make him a runner or receiver. He is so painful to
watch and BYU's offense is so predictable it is a yawner. Frankly, I'd
rather see someone else under center than Hill.
Van Noy is a good player. But when counting the number of players drafted this
year, BYU comes in third place in the state of Utah. Utah State is now
consistently placing players in the NFL, and the Utes have had a huge success
It looks like coming back helped Van Noy, but it didn't seem to help Cody
Hoffman. I was surprised he came up dry. I would think Hill would go high in the
draft if he decides to leave next year.
BYU's philosophy on football is unsound, particularly on the offensive end.
BYU is trying to stay up with the trends by running a poorly designed and
executed form of Chip Kelly's Oregon Offense with personnel more like
Stanford. BYU cannot do it. BYU always complains about not having enough speed.
The spread offense requires speed. BYU can't seem to recruit speed.
Captain obvious would say "why isn't BYU running a Jim Harbaugh
Stanford like system?" BYU can recruit scrappy tough football players. It
can't recruit flashy sub 4.5 40 track stars. It should run a system that
plays to its recruit's strengths.
One of the problems BYU has continued to face over the past 2 decades are LDS
players desiring to play in a top tier/marquee conference. It used to be BYU
could get any and all 3-5 star LDS recruits they wanted, even more than Notre
Dame could go in and gather the best in Catholic High Schools anywhere. BYU
finding its way into the Big 12 could go a long way towards solving this problem
and allow BYU to gain players with the most NFL potential as they did during the
mid-70s into the 90s when the Steve Young's and even a few non-LDS players
like Tom Holmore considered it a badge of honor to wear a Cougar-Blue jersey.
It's a realitively infrequent occurrence compared to Utah, is that why
Harmon does this story? Can you imagine if the des news covered all Utah players
in the NFL daily like they do for van noy and Jimmer?They would have
to hire too many writers, must be why they don't