Mendenhall comfortable with BYU's quarterback situation

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  • Scores Idaho Falls, ID
    July 30, 2014 12:59 p.m.

    Here we go again. Same results, different season. BYU goes bowling, u the familiar chip 'n dip bowl.

  • fan in orem Orem, UT
    July 30, 2014 12:41 p.m.

    Proud Ute: No, I looked at one article about Kyle, because I like him, we went to school together way back when, and then I came to some BYU articles. I noticed Naval commenting on BYU, but not his coach. My single spaced rant is from two or three years of irritation at reading comment after comment from naval where he says the same thing over and over and over, no matter what the article itself was addressing. I am glad you are easily amused.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    July 30, 2014 8:42 a.m.

    @ Proud Ute,

    Glad we Coug fans could provide you with your daily laugh! Keep coming to our articles for your daily dose. Ain't it great?

  • JayDee West Jordan, UT
    July 29, 2014 9:42 p.m.

    @ Proud Ute

    pot or kettle...?

  • Proud Ute ,
    July 29, 2014 5:19 p.m.

    @fan in Orem,

    "And no, I don't care enough to google your comments. I just noticed you had commented on this article, but not this morning's article about Kyle".

    Yet you cared enough to write a single spaced rant plus go through every other U/BYU article "noticing" Navel Vet's comments.

    You Happy Valley posters crack me up. I don't have to search for Dilbert for my daily laugh at life off kilter with you guys around.

  • Wiscougarfan River Falls, WI
    July 29, 2014 2:42 p.m.

    "Ute fans don't have the same singular mindsets as our indy-irrelevant midmajorey little brother. We're far more diverse."


    Ute fans can hate one team while ignorantly believing their own team is doing well despite facts to the contrary.

    I don't know if we really need that kind of diversity on these discussion boards. It reminds me of the liberal mindset that "we accept anything and everything... except your traditional viewpoints." Having a team that you love and root for (without hating on other teams) doesn't mean you have a "singular mindset" but it does show class. Fortunately there are several universities in Utah with fanbases that are extremely classy.

  • Mormon Ute Kaysville, UT
    July 29, 2014 1:06 p.m.

    BYU's depth at QB seems a little thin to me. From a Ute fan perspective that's not a good thing. I didn't think much about this problem until the Jordan Wynn situation occurred. Trust me, you want more than an adequate backup. Utah has gone too long with just adequate backups at QB and it hasn't been good. Of course, maybe Bronco is looking at the level of the competition BYU will face this year and figures anything will do. LOL

  • daver Provo, 00
    July 29, 2014 12:40 p.m.

    People who read articles concerning schools of whom they are not fans and comment about those articles fascinate me with their apparent insufficient interest in their own school. They would be a fun subject for someone's PhD dissertation in Psychology at your University of choice...

    As a BYU alum, the only reason I even read articles or listen to radio talk shows about U of U football or basketball is because I am a genuine FAN of Ute sports, not because I have time to waste, trolling their comment pages...

  • fan in orem Orem, UT
    July 29, 2014 12:16 p.m.

    Naval: It's a free country, for the most part, so yes, you can do both. The problem is, you always say the same crap every time, and I have to wade through it all while trying to get information on the team I care about. If by saying you are more diverse you mean you come up with one of four different dumb phrases to type on here every day, I guess you are diverse. Today it is mid-majorey, yesterday it was frantic and emotional, tomorrow it will be some form of 'we are in and you are out'. I just don't get how that makes your team win any more games or really helps anyone who is interested in sports. And no, I don't care enough to google your comments. I just noticed you had commented on this article, but not this morning's article about Kyle. That fact seems to speak for itself. I think you and others here are way too invested in thinking your personal worth is so high because your team got in the PAC-10.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    July 29, 2014 10:21 a.m.

    fan in orem:

    "How about if you go tell everyone your thoughts on whether Kyle will keep his job after this season..."

    Can't I do BOTH? Of course I can. Ute fans don't have the same singular mindsets as our indy-irrelevant midmajorey little brother. We're far more diverse.

    If you really are curious concerning my thoughts on whether or not Kyle will/should keep his job after this season, then Google the article, "Utes have earned respect, but not much interest", and check my comments there in my dialogues with "Mark M" and "KriyaYoga". And for what it's worth, that wasn't my first comment regarding that matter. So you can be reassured...I'm way ahead of you.

    As for the BigTen, today is Day 2 of their Media Days. Will Gurney or Harmon offer us an indepth expose on how this conference will continue to not invite the Y? Afterall, we've all already heard the cougar angle for every OTHER Power 5 league's Media Days. So why not the BigTen's as well?

  • AFCoug Colorado Springs, CO
    July 29, 2014 10:12 a.m.

    Taysom should be much improved this year. If you throw out the first 3 games of last year Taysom was a 60% passer. I think BYU as a whole would be much better off with 3rd and short and that seemed to be an issue with last years team.

    1st down run goes nowhere.
    2nd down pass incomplete or short gain.
    3rd and long have to throw.

    If BYU can come up with a better less predictable pattern I think they'll be much better off as an offensive team. I would actually rather see them break up first down to a 50/50 pass run play to throw off defenses a bit more. Even with an incomplete on first down you could run on 2nd, hopefully for a nice gain. Some designed draw plays on 1st and 2nd downs would also help mix things up.

    Bottom line is Taysom's greatest threat will likley remain his legs, not arm, however BYU should figure out a way to use those legs in a more designed and less frequent way while he shocases an improved arm.

  • mufasta American Fork, UT
    July 29, 2014 9:59 a.m.

    ChrisB, I think Bronco is focusing on what Hill's improvement through the season not only the first 4 games. Makes sense, seems reasonable. Hill is an exceptional physical specimen for a quarterback. I think BYU is covered with the stable of quarterbacks it has. Good Luck BYU and Also Good Luck Utah and Utah State. This should be a great year of football.

  • fan in orem Orem, UT
    July 29, 2014 9:54 a.m.

    Naval, how frantic and emotional of you to keep coming on these threads and commenting, when you don't even bother to comment on your own team's articles. How about if you go tell everyone your thoughts on whether Kyle will keep his job after this season, and we will worry about whether Taysom can throw some completions? Last year, Taysom spent his entire preseason rehabbing a knee. Not much time to throw. This year he has worked on his throwing. I am going to predict that he will be much better at it this year because of the practice time.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    July 29, 2014 9:39 a.m.

    Hill had the worst passer rating in the entire country through 4 games last year.

    Why woulndnt bronco be comfortable with that?


  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    July 29, 2014 8:09 a.m.

    So many posers on here that someone should start a modeling agency.

    Hill is a very gifted athlete and his determination to improve will certainly be seen on the field. I'm looking forward to the season. In fact, it can't come soon enough so we have something to read & write about that's more than just speculation.
    Go Coug's!!

  • Ute parents - me Cougar Rathdrum, ID
    July 28, 2014 8:54 p.m.

    I thought Green was transferring.

  • BlueNtheFace Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    July 28, 2014 7:14 p.m.

    @ Cosmo's Cousin

    I've heard from my sources that the BIG 12 is already prepared to go public with the invite. Holmoe and Mendenhall are waiting till the end of the season to accept. Done deal.

    The Heisman race has to officially play out for Taysom to obtain the award this year. Just a matter of time.

  • Cosmo's Cousin Holladay, UT
    July 28, 2014 6:38 p.m.

    With the way Hill is playing and all of the depth at QB, BYU will make the national championship playoff before Taysom graduates.

    There's a good chance Taysom will bring the Heisman home to Provo.

    Then the Big 12 will have to invite BYU.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    July 28, 2014 6:33 p.m.

    Wayne, life is too short and football is too much to be enjoyed to keep grinding that axe. If you have been blessed with the resources to not only have season tickets but to fly in to enjoy the games, then enjoy!

  • Wayne Rout El Paso, TX
    July 28, 2014 5:24 p.m.

    I guess they can all field punts. Throwing does not matter.

  • Chamberlain Salt Lake City, UT
    July 28, 2014 5:10 p.m.

    BYU's offense is going to surprise a lot of folks this season, especially the usual jealous detractors from the hill.