We were sloppy in the blue zone last season. We'd look great until then.
Someone would jump offside or other mistakes would stall the drive. Need to pin
down the starters now and refine everything. UCONN will be well coached. We
need to be better coached than they.
Utetology,Let's do talk. How bout sporting news has Taysom hill
ranked as the 14th best football player in the nation. Did you get that, not the
14th best QB but the 14th best football PLAYER in the nation !
BYU fans are making too big of a deal of a somewhat shakey performance by their
offense. While I am not a big Bronco fan, he is a good coach. The chances of BYU
going to Connecticut and having another "Virginia Disaster" are nil.
Cougs will go into Connecticut, put up some huge numbers, and come home winners.
Taysom will have a big night both running and passing and the Cougars will end
the season being ranked in the Top 20 with a 10-2 or 9-3 record. Laying the base
for a Top 10 ranking at the end of the 2015 season. Not a big Cougar fan, but I
seriously see that is how it is going to play out. The only potential problem is
their SOS. The guys that vote may see it as a little weak for a top 10 ranking.
Anyway good luck to the Cougars from an Aggie. Only be rooting against you for
one Friday night in October.
To all those Cougar and Ute detractors....I understand the
temptation to give into "Fanatical Frenzy" how easy it is to give into
vilifying and demeaning others. Yes it can be all in good fun. Sadly FUN seems
to rapidly descend into hate and a dehumanizing blood lust. I have
nothing but respect and admiration for these boy's regardless of what color
they are wearing or what mascot they have. The degree of the
physical and emotional energy that each player and his family and loved ones
experience is weighed and measured on an emotional scale every week. Let's
not take lightly the tender emotions of these families. Lets stay above the
debasing attacks and deliver a more compassionate FANATICAL FRENZY!!
I was underwhelmed with Friday night.With that said, I know that it
was a scrimmage nothing more then that. I knew I would not see a polished
machine at work. It was obvious that the boy's wanted to tweak and fine
tune what they have been working on in camp thus far in the pre-season. Full
speed was not going to show up Friday night. It is time to scoop all the rocks
back into the "Rock Polisher" and clean it up.As I sat two
rows back behind the team, it was apparent that Taysom and Mitch Mathews (as if
we are buds) looked to be in incredible shape. It was good to see. Both will be
getting a lot of attention from opponents that will want to take there heads
off. It is to be expected that Defense will shine in an inter-squad
scrimmage. I like to think of the last few weeks before game day as the working
out kinks and getting your game face on.Exciting times!!!
That's why they call it "practise." I guess the team up north is so
good, they don't need to practise?
Max-was-rightspringville, UTGotta be fun playing for a team
that you know will get you to a bowl game each year. Going 2-7 in the pac ten
would be very depressing!!!---------How depressed were
you last year when BYU went 2-5, including yet another loss at home to Utah.
Utah should give BYU a 2-1 deal, LES is like a home game for us anyway.
taylormade1Springville, UTStinger bell ,,How about you
and I talking about Taysom at the end of this season when everyone is talking
about him jumping to the NFL early !----------Why wait,
please talk. This should be interesting.According to CBS Sports
he's currently listed as the 20th QB prospect, good luck.Wilson
is #24.Source: 2016 Top NFL Draft Prospects: Quarterback (updated
@BigCougarWhere's your "fair and balanced" analysis of
Tyson Hill's scrimmage performance, you couldn't stop talking about
Wilson's poor first scrimmage.* Hills QB rating this scrimmage:
98* Wilson's first scrimmage: 109As I said, Wilson was
horrible we might just lose to Idaho State if he continues to put of Hill like
Stinger bell ,,How about you and I talking about Taysom at the end of
this season when everyone is talking about him jumping to the NFL early ! You
can count on that right now ! As far as qb,s at your school up north, ah not on
Bronco, let me start by saying I am a big fan of yours.I admire
greatly where you have brought our BYU football program... but... I'm
pleading here... un-suspend those players. BYU may need them badly! Don't
underestimate UCONN like you did Virginia. If we lose to UCONN, The suspensions
will devastatingly punish not only the suspended players, but the whole team,
punishing those innocent fans looking for a great season with a big bowl game as
a cherry on top. Punish them, YES, but make them run stairs every day, or do a
lot of up-downs, or work it out in some other way than putting the whole program
at risk for their errors.Don't leave us with a loss (that may
still be unlikely, but losing to Virginia was also unlikely) just because we
left too many valuable tools in the woodshed! Be prepared to give all
You can't lip synch your way through the season cougars!
Gotta be fun playing for a team that you know will get you to a bowl game each
year. Going 2-7 in the pac ten would be very depressing!!!
2013 ute seniors !
U-tar I love the Cougars but I must admit that you are right. Red-diehard
is right too. This has never happened to me before...Ute fans are looney, but
what could explain this...I notice my blood was red....I'm not worried, by
mid season the Cougars will be ready.
Before we get too excited about Christian doing well, the reporter doesn't
indicate which defense Christian went up against, the 1's or the 2's.
It's common practice for the #1 QB to go up against the #1 defense and the
#2 QB against the #2 defense. It's easy to think the backup is the better
QB when he's going up against less experienced players who are a bit more
hesitant before reacting. It's great to have a competent backup
and that's what we should be taking away from this.
Well if you believe the Utah fans, the Cougs offense will struggle - but
consider the source for that!. I for one am glad to hear the defense played
well. Without a strong defense a good offense will not be able to win games
alone. I think this offense will do just fine against UCON. I hope the Utes can
handle Idaho State - but not so sure about that?
I think they will need a #3 QB too hopefully they won't have to go deeper.
Re: Taysom4Heisman "You guys have enough problems up on the hill. Taysom
has looked like Jameis Winston when you compare him to Travis so far."Sorry, Taysom has never looked like Jameis Winston regardless of who you
compare him to. You're defending his lack of ability to pass accurately
with "wait until he's able to run". That's not going to help
his accuracy problems. Travis however, is doing just fine. His accuracy
problem last year was a mangled hand, which will heal and get better. I
don't think Taysom's accuracy problem can be "healed". Maybe
change your name to Stewart4Heisman?
Let's hope this doesn't lead to BYU being UConn's sole win over
an FBS opponent much like last year's dismal loss to the eventually 2-10
I was very concerned about Taysom's ability to throw downfield. I
don't see accuracy. I don't see confidence with any passing he does
longer than 5-10 yards down field. I get the idea that "go fast, go hard,
go deep" in effect means look 10-12 yards downfield instead of 5. He looks
confident in his leadership role, but downfield passing is a weakness that may
leave BYU very one dimensional against good teams---and that spells lack of
points. That left me lacking optimism about winning games at Texas, Central
Florida, or Boise State. Those 3 road games will spell the difference between
an average season and an outstanding season. Unless they can get
something going with a tall receiver that they just throw it up and hope he can
consistently come down with it, then downfield passing is more hype than
reality. Im not optimistic that will change much in just a few weeks.
Didn't see anything last night on covering punt or kick returns (perhaps to
avoid injuries). That can be a huge problem for BYU historically---remember
Washington. Hopes for a top 15 ranking are probably a pipe dream.
So its going to be another year of try and go fast, punt lots?Can't wait to watch byu's "quest" end before almost any team
in the nation, and before any power 5 team when they lose their first game!
I look at some of these issues much differently than most people.1)
Yes, Christian Stewart appears to be moving the offense better right now, but
let's remember that the QB's don't run much in practice, and when
they do, the defenders just have to touch them for a tackle. Once the game
starts and Taysom can run, he will move the offense more effectively than
Christian. Christian is a good runner but he is nowhere near Taysom's
ability.2) The offense did not look great, but any fan who
consistently follows spring or fall camp for any team knows that this is the
part of camp where the defense usually out-performs the offense. They have
become so familiar with the play-calling tendencies, personnel, etc. that they
can cheat a little bit. This is simply a part of fall camp. I'm glad the
defense performed well, I was worried about the D-line and our inability to stop
the deep ball.@U-tarYou guys have enough problems up on
the hill. Taysom has looked like Jameis Winston when you compare him to Travis
Sounds like last year.The year before that too.Then again there was
the year before the year before...and this sounds like that.Sloppy offense
= status quo at the y.
Good news from the scrimmage, BYU appears to have a very good backup quarterback
ready to step in if Taysom gets hurt.
Stewart looked like a better QB in that scrimmage. I just hope that the coaches
will do something if Taysom won't deliver.
Taysom Hill, still wearing a wedding ring as he plays? What! You gotta get that
thing off my man.
Pre-Riley Nelson era, Stewart would have been the starter over Taysom. The kid
is accurate, goes through his progressions, and can throw the deep ball.
Not to worry, they won't be ready for the regular season either.