Dick Harmon: BYU backup QBs better be ready in case they're forefront and under center

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  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    July 17, 2017 12:25 p.m.

    Gee...another BYU article that receives a slew of anti-BYU comments from nervous nellies on the hill.

    Who'da thunk it?

  • El Keitho West Jordan, UT
    July 17, 2017 12:23 p.m.

    Everybody seems to forget Ryan Hancock -- one of BYU's great backup QBs. Unfortunately, he only got to play one year.

  • Scores Idaho Falls, ID
    July 16, 2017 10:09 p.m.

    SOS means absolutely nothing going into the season. It changes from week to week and nobody knows how it will all shake out. Looks like BYU is going back to their roots and I have no idea where utah is going. Until they can win in November, they are proving to be no better off than they were in the Mtn West, except the pay is better.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    July 16, 2017 6:21 p.m.

    Fear and envy are already showing up in the bottom half of the PAC12.

    LSU, Wisconsin, Boise, Mississippi State, and little Utah. Anybody on Utah's slate as tough as LSU, Wisconsin, and Boise? Utah would have to play USC, Washington, and Stanford. Possibly Oregon will be better this year, but the rest of the PAC will be about as tough as Utah State.

  • the sage Bountiful, UT
    July 16, 2017 5:52 p.m.

    @blue & white

    If I remember correctly (and I do)

    Number one on your list Scott Mitchell wanted to go to BYU but they stupidly eschewed him for covey.

    (A decision as bad as bronco's preferring nelson over everyone else)

    Number on utah's list is a BYU wanna be! Now that's funny!

  • london_josh lincoln, CA
    July 15, 2017 8:28 p.m.

    "Give the paucity of little blue brothers in the NFL, any high school player with skills to reach the next level after college should run not walk away from a Sitake offer."

    Yet in other news a standout WR just committed to BYU today over Utah and Arizona.

    BYU will get very good QBs and WRs, because they throw a lot.

    Utah will always get good punters, because they punt a lot!

  • JustGordon Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2017 5:27 p.m.

    Give the paucity of little blue brothers in the NFL, any high school player with skills to reach the next level after college should run not walk away from a Sitake offer.

  • Eastern CO Coug Elizabeth, CO
    July 15, 2017 4:10 p.m.

    Here's hoping that Mangum will return to his Freshman shine. He looked pretty good most of the games except for Michigan. But the last couple of times he has seen the field, he did not do too well. Maybe the weather I suppose. Definitely a need for quality backup QBs. Other than a history of backup quarterbacks, the article did not give much detail on the new crop. Just a list again.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 15, 2017 2:11 p.m.

    I see the BYU obsession is still alive in these comments. Inferiority complex's are such a sad thing.
    BYU has a great QB tradition and they have several really good ones on their roster now.
    Go Coug's

  • Stringer Bell Henderson, NV
    July 15, 2017 11:14 a.m.

    Blue and white, yeah, today's players care about what happened in the 1950's. We'll leave all of the nostalgic history to BYU-P fans. However, what current players are aware of is Utah's dominance in the state. And...Utah has a QB who has been starting in the NFL for ten years. Who's BYU-P's starting NFL QB?

  • Max-was-right springville, UT
    July 15, 2017 11:05 a.m.

    Once again here comes the ute fans with their childish look at me look at me remarks.

  • blue & white Boise, ID
    July 15, 2017 8:33 a.m.

    @Azute 1. If Jack Tuttle stays committed to the U he may end up on this great list of U of U QB's in the NFL. The U has had great players selected in the draft but only six quarterbacks from The U have ever taken a regular season snap in the NFL.

    6. Mark Stevens- Stevens wasn’t drafted into the NFL and only saw game action in two games as a member of the San Francisco Forty Niners.

    5. Terry Nofsinger- was the 230th pick in the 17th round of the 1961 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    4. Lee Grosscup- was the tenth pick in the draft by the New York Giants in the 1959 draft. Grosscup only played eight games in the NFL.

    3. Tom Dublinski- the 93rd pick in the eighth round of the 1952 draft by the Detroit Lions.

    2. Alex Smith- Smith was the first pick in the draft by the San Francisco Forty Niners in the 2005 draft. He was replaced by Kapernick. If Smith can find any success with the Kansas City Chiefs he will move to the top of the list very shortly.

    1. Scott Mitchell- Mitchell was the 93rd pick in the fourth round of the 1990 draft by the Miami Dolphins.

    Jack Tuttle may want to rethink his commitment if he wants to have success in the NFL.

  • KimmyP Grantsville, UT
    July 15, 2017 8:28 a.m.

    Harmon makes a good point about the need for a talented backup QB. Except, this year, even Jake Heaps would prove adequate.

    BYU plays eight teams with a combined record of 24-70, so Coach Ty could fill in when the cupcake portion of the schedule kicks in. 🏈

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    July 15, 2017 6:18 a.m.

    The quarterback is only as good as the team around him whether it is Tuttle, Tittle, Mangum, or Hoge.

    Why don't we wait and see "who does what" under actual game conditions? Oh, I forgot that it feels so good to speculate and/or throw darts.


  • london_josh lincoln, CA
    July 15, 2017 12:07 a.m.

    absolutely terrified.

    Oh wait, I was thinking of their punters. I'm seriously terrified of their punters, the QBs, not so much!

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    July 14, 2017 11:45 p.m.

    This is a pretty good BYU schedule. If the Coogs finish 10-2, I think they will be top 25 and being a backup to Tanner might be a good place to be. 9-3? A mid major bowl and you are wondering why you aren't involved with a P5 program. Less than that? You'll be wondering why you are currently living in Provo. You do not want to be 8 or less wins and be a non p-fiver backup. That's nowhere'sville, homeslice.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    July 14, 2017 11:38 p.m.

    I watched them all in spring practice.

    My unprofessional opinion? Koy Detmer looked better then all of them.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    July 14, 2017 9:50 p.m.

    "We are terrified."

    You should be!

    Go Utes!

  • trueblueBYU Provo, UT
    July 14, 2017 9:42 p.m.

    AZUTE1 - Mesa, AZ

    We are terrified.

  • AZUTE1 Mesa, AZ
    July 14, 2017 9:24 p.m.

    "any BYU QB could start anywhere else, but most never even see the field. "

    Anywhere else? Not where they in fact play against a legitimately serious Sos.

    Stayed tuned & compare tm's numbers against their 4 P5 opponents/Bsu vs their 8 gimme games....The disparity will be enormous.

    p.s. Jack Tuttle is literally right around the corner....He's already told Alabama/Usc thanks, but no thanks....Beware.

    Go Utes!

  • london_josh lincoln, CA
    July 14, 2017 9:06 p.m.

    While it's good to hear about the new guys, what about the actual depth chart. Where do Hoge and Detmer fit in right now?

    Ty Detmer has a good enough stable that I think the QB position will start to become what it was when I was growing up - any BYU QB could start anywhere else, but most never even see the field.

    There are some amazing QBs up and coming, should be fun to watch!