BYU offense explodes on 1st day of fall camp

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  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Aug. 5, 2014 10:54 a.m.

    Maybe if BYU can find a way to plant their CBs in the opponents' starting rosters, BYU will have similar success in all their games.

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    Aug. 4, 2014 4:47 p.m.

    There is a pretty good reason why the CBs are/were getting burned. The receiving corps are not your generic set of guys. They are tall, strong and fast. Plus they apparently have great hands and the ability to catch balls that were not thrown well.

    We will see as the season progresses. But if what I'm reading from friends who have seen live practices is not hype (my friends don't hype), then BYU may be really good this year. The haters will be forced to point to SOS as the reason BYU is doing so well. I know of a certain team's fan base who are already pointing to SOS to explain why they won't be doing well.

  • Family First, Red & Blue SLC, UT
    Aug. 4, 2014 2:31 p.m.

    Corner Backs for Utah and BYU.

    I went to almost all the Utah and BYU games last year. Utah's defensive right CB's were toasted for a whole bunch of TD's. BYU it what sometime both sides were beat bad and a bunch of crucial situations.

    I did make it the the BYU Saturday practice, I saw alot of the same problems; solid defense in every area but Cornerback. They were beat for multiple deep passes for TD's of the starting team (#7 and #23). Too many guys to steps behind the recievers, speed is a huge problem with BYU Corners.

    I will make it to the Utah practice soon to see how the secondary is like this year.

  • Jefe-Ute Richmond, VA
    Aug. 3, 2014 10:52 a.m.


    I'm not a BYU fan, but don't hate them either. I watch BYU play, but cheer for the Utes. The problem I saw last year, especially against Utah, was that BYU would run a play on first down that got 1 yard, sometimes negative. Then, because they are go fast go hard, they would line up and run practically the same play on second down. The defense wasn't fooled and now you have a 3rd and long. On 3rd down Taysom would run out of the pocket and look to throw or run. He got maybe 5 yards and was stopped short of the first down. I don't know if TH wasn't reading the defense, but go fast go hard doesn't matter when the defense stops you on the same play first and second down. And yes, they don't have the same caliber of players that Oregon has. Oregon recruited specifically for speed for the go fast offense. BYU has never been known for speed.

  • localblue Sandy, UT
    Aug. 3, 2014 5:51 a.m.

    @Jefe-Ute Not sure whether you are a BYU fan but I completely agree with you. Football is a game of execution and precise execution can make up for lessor talent, which BYU is relative to the power teams out there (Utah is not in that category). Go fast, go hard is a recipe for mistakes if we don't have the speed and athletes of Oregon. I hope I'm wrong but it could be another long season against stronger competition.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 3, 2014 12:54 a.m.

    "You obviously don't have a clue about BYU's corners, because they're much better than Utah's corners."

    This is on par with another poster who claimed that Utah didn't have a single player that would even start for BYU, right before the 54-10 game no less.

    Utah's corners are very athletic and capable, and they go up against big time QB's almost every week. BYU's corners got lit up by the only pass heavy offense they played last year.

  • Bountiful Guy Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 8:26 p.m.

    I've lowered my expectations again. Bring it to the field Cougars.

  • Snack PAC Olympus Cove, Utah
    Aug. 2, 2014 5:30 p.m.

    eating Crow

    "Again BYU's corners can't defend anyone may be a long season for their secondary."

    You obviously don't have a clue about BYU's corners, because they're much better than Utah's corners.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 3:18 p.m.

    We will be explosive this year. Tons of verticle and harder and fast.

  • DuckInSLC Sandy, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 1:48 p.m.

    I remember when Chip Kelly came to Eugene and instilled the fast frenetic offense and he had plenty of doubters. I have to admit as a long time Duck fan I had my doubts that he could do it that fast and keep the execution high. Well I guess we learned the answer to my doubts. If you have players that are committed and have some experience in this type of offense and execute it well, it is nearly unstoppable (why do you think Nick Saban whined about changing the rules to not allow it). It's also a lot of fun for fans because literally anything can happen on any given play. I wish a lot of success for BYU and hope it comes together as well for them.

  • Jefe-Ute Richmond, VA
    Aug. 2, 2014 12:32 p.m.

    Not sure why my first comment was rejected. But I feel like BYU should focus on being more efficient and less about how fast they are playing. They had the 2nd most plays in all of CFB yet were 74th in passing yards and 56th is points for. Their statistics are inflated due to lesser competition. So while BYU fans get after Utah fans for claiming #1 SOS, BYU is staking claim to #1 most plays run...

  • hmth8tr TOOELE, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 11:03 a.m.

    Rico, the record between the Utes and the Cougars the last decade or so proves the Cougars are not fast enough I'd say.

  • labman Pocatello, ID
    Aug. 2, 2014 10:36 a.m.

    it sounds like BYU has some great players, now we need to see if they can build a great team. glad to hear Williams will only miss game 1 I have full confidence that Mendenhall will make the right decisions for each player based on individual circumstances. No one is perfect, but I trust him to put the player's well being before the team needs. not many head coaches have that attitude. I'm a true blue fan and will cheer for he Cougs regardless of win/loss, but it sure is funner when we win and win with class. Stay healthy and Go Cougs.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 10:35 a.m.


    One day of practice and you're here predicting a long season for the secondary. I'll play.

    I heard the Utes are picking up the 'Pace' for the holidays. LOL

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Aug. 2, 2014 10:34 a.m.

    "most well-conditioned athletes in the world probably in football"

    Excuse my skepticism but it seems like there were a couple of losses last year that the opposing team looked clearly better conditioned than BYU players, namely Wisconsin and Notre Dame. Sure, BYU were better conditioned than previous years but still, to say they will be be the best conditioned team "in the world" is really a stretch. I think every college team thinks they will be the better conditioned team than any of their opponents.

  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    Aug. 2, 2014 9:42 a.m.

    OF course, where would we be if BYU didnt have another quote saying "we have the the nation / world". Wouldnt it be nice if BYU, for once, would let their actions do their talking.

  • Ghost Writer GILBERT, AZ
    Aug. 2, 2014 8:54 a.m.

    The Go fast, Go hard offense certainly always sounds exciting. I do wonder about getting too gung ho with it, however. In my experience, I tend to make more mistakes when I'm in too much of a hurry . . .

  • Crow Sandy , UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 8:24 a.m.

    Again byus corners can't defend anyone may be a long season for their secondary.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 7:38 a.m.

    Good to see a great start for the Cougars.
    I hope the Uties are taking notes on how to run the
    hurry-up offense.


  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 2, 2014 4:56 a.m.

    It's good to have the season beginning. Great to hear that Taysom is having some success at connecting.

    Football season has started!

    And Harvey Langi suited up as a Cougar!

    Aug. 1, 2014 10:31 p.m.

    "most well-conditioned athletes in the world probably in football"

    That is quite a goal, but some improvement was noticeable last year in the lack of fat on most players, especially the linemen. As someone who has spent years working on my own physical conditioning, it is a never-ending goal!

    Go Cougars!