BYU to work on long ball during bye week

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  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 26, 2014 9:16 a.m.

    We're on the same page here. It wouldn't bother me if all the TD's are with Taysom's legs as long as we are scoring lots of touchdowns and winning. I'm just saying if BYU had a deep threat, opposing teams couldn't load the box, and what is already a good offense could be a powerhouse offense like Oregon. All this speed at the receiver position that was so highly touted in spring and fall camp? I'm not seeing it...
    I know Hill has the arm strength to go deep. The question is does he have the time, accuracy, and separation by the receivers.

    It is evident to me that our defense is not nearly as strong as years past, so our offense needs to put up a lot of points. If the Cougs could add just one more weapon in the 20 to 50 yd passing range they would be unstoppable, and running the table and winning the bowl game would be likely.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    Sept. 25, 2014 5:13 p.m.


    Although we all love to see long bombs, the key to winning is to score points (and keeping the opponent from doing so). As long as the short-to-mid range passes are moving the chains, we don't really need the long bomb. That being said, I expect we will see more of it as the season progresses.

  • Levin Reno, NV
    Sept. 25, 2014 12:42 p.m.

    The Bleacher Report link to this story was misleading. It says "Fans of the long ball should enjoy watching BYU the rest of this season," when the real story is exactly the opposite: Bronco is satisfied with the offense's current ability to score, featuring few long pass plays, and we are going to work on our ability to take away the long ball from our opponents. Still love watching this team, but the long bomb is going to be few and far between.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Sept. 25, 2014 11:49 a.m.

    What? We have a long passing game, too?

  • mindgames Aurora, CO
    Sept. 24, 2014 8:32 p.m.

    Surprised this was mainly an article on defending the long pass. I suppose that the thinking is if the opponent is forced to go long they must be desperate and losing. Okay lets get those big leads and sit the starters in the fourth quarter and give those reserves some PT.

    With the addition of another P-5 PAC-12 recruit we are getting stronger. They just keep seeing the great potential of the vision of BYU.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    Sept. 24, 2014 8:12 p.m.

    What? BYU got a commitment from a kid holding offers from 5 PAC12 schools including Utah? How can this be? Didn't someone tell him how prestigious it is to play in the PAC12? Didn't he see the stickers and billboards announcing he could be in PAC12 country?