Snow College head coach Paul Peterson interested in BYU's offensive coordinator position

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  • panamadesnews Lindon, UT
    Dec. 4, 2017 2:28 p.m.

    According to last night's KSL sports news broadcast, Robert Anae was spotted around town last week. They were discussing whether that meant anything and decided (sort of) that it might be a big deal, that he might be in the running for the vacant OC coach position at BYU. This is, of course, just speculation. But isn't it fur to speculate? Many fans, including myself, are probably waiting not so patiently for the outcome of the OC hiring at BYU. It needs to be resolved sooner than later, as all of the BYU coaches are out recruiting, not knowing if they will have a job when they return. This is so important to BYU FB.

  • Bluto Sandy, UT
    Dec. 3, 2017 3:50 p.m.

    He sounds like he could be a good fit, but not if he keeps the current staff...."His buddies".
    Enough with the old buddy system.
    New blood....Top to Bottom!

  • adamz West Valley, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 10:16 p.m.

    50 points per game?

    *Drool*

  • portlander Arlington, WA
    Dec. 1, 2017 9:51 a.m.

    A friend of mine lives in Boston and we regularly discussed Peterson while he was quarterback at Boston College. He was, after all, an oddity. A mormon leading the team at a very Catholic college. Anyway, my buddy often told me that Peterson had really change the entire culture of the Eagle's team. He said the Peterson's leadership was outstanding that the team really responded positively to him. He could have been a great quarterback at BYU, but they passed on him, so he went to Boston College and did very well there instead. I hope that Sitake gives him serious consideration this time. I think he would excel and that BYU would benefit immensely.

  • mdp Bountiful, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 9:49 a.m.

    They had better find some one who can recruit better players for a change- Sitake just fired the only one on his staff with any star power to pull off future recruiting miracles. Very few coaches can be successful with mediocre talent, LaVell was the exception.

  • World_Peace Salt Lake, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 9:38 a.m.

    I see BYU is going back to the well of coaches with zero D1 coaching experience.

    Sad when BYU hasn't learned from their mistakes. Hire a coach with some D1 coaching experience.

  • bachelors of science Brigham City, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 9:35 a.m.

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.

  • cjd1 Draper, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 9:08 a.m.

    If Peterson becomes OC then BYU will be 10-2 next year!

  • Thomas Jefferson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 9:01 a.m.

    So am I. I would like money for nothing.

  • oddman ,
    Dec. 1, 2017 8:58 a.m.

    It's my opinion that none of us know what's needed to right the ship. That being said, I believe there are several excellent candidates who can bring intensity, excitement and productivity to the team. Peterson's one but let's let the powers that be do the selecting. It's not an election, it's a selection and the pieces are in place to make a winning move. Just think how many times a marquee player goes down and a "back up" steps in and does an outstanding job merely because he's been given the chance to grow his confidence and that is huge. Men are standing by who fit that mold.

  • Laxman taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 8:06 a.m.

    It seems like hiring Peterson would still make it a family affair. They need some new blood! Stay away from Kalani’s friends.

  • Mark the Shark Riverton, UT
    Dec. 1, 2017 6:20 a.m.

    Peterson seems like the perfect fit to put life into BYU’s moribund offense. PLEASE hire him!

  • Desert Sage USA, NV
    Nov. 30, 2017 10:31 p.m.

    Reading between the lines, I get the impression that the only reason BYU hasn't contacted Peterson yet is to not get in the way of his team's bowl game preparations. But by Saturday night, I'll bet contact will have been made. I wonder, though, whether BYU has enough QBs to fit the role Peterson's QBs customarily fill. Beau Hoge and Jaren Hall certainly would, and the Fakahua kid currently on a mission would too, but I'm not sure any of the others would. I wonder how flexible Peterson is on featuring the QB as a dual-threat passer runner. Overall, though, I favor Peterson above the rest of the candidates. Particularly attractive is the fact that he knows BYU's player personnel and still is eager to take the job, and that his pass-run ratio is 50-50.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 30, 2017 10:20 p.m.

    The receivers' coach needs to be the next one to go. Bushman is the only one who was consistent on this BYU offense!

    We need a large dose of mental toughness on this team.

    Go BYU Cougars!

  • localblue Sandy, UT
    Nov. 30, 2017 8:47 p.m.

    Take this guy. The fact that anyone still wants to coach at BYU with the way they treat some of their coaches is surprising. So get him while we can. Beggars can't be choosers.

  • BioPowertrain Detroit, MI
    Nov. 30, 2017 7:10 p.m.

    At a higher level, whoever the OC is needs to run an offense BYUfan loves -- as in >45 pass attempts and 25-30 completions per game -- AND a game strategy that makes the defense look good, especially in the 4th quarter. And that is an extremely tall order, a unicorn order. But that's what it'll take, and we can do it because it'll all depend on the o-line & d-line performance in the trenches, which is the one area we have a potential recruiting advantage, there are many bright powerful and husky Polynesian players who can thrive in BYU's culture and many descendants of beefy Mormon pioneers with great brains & strength too. We just need to identify & recruit them effectively & we'll be good to go.

  • steve24/7 Sandy, UT
    Nov. 30, 2017 6:53 p.m.

    Ed Lamb is clearly the right man for the job?? Ed's specialty is defense, not offense, so it would be a mistake to make him our OC. He might do well as our head coach, though.

    Paul Peterson sounds like he'd be a good choice for OC. Shoot, pretty soon we'll most of SUU's former coaches at BYU. And that'll be fine as long as they can win.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    Nov. 30, 2017 6:21 p.m.

    The only game Peterson lost was to the #1 team on a last second FG. Should have won that game. I think he would be great. Nice to score some points.

  • Rick for Truth Provo, UT
    Nov. 30, 2017 6:13 p.m.

    I don’t get the Ed Lamb comments. Hiring Paul Peterson is so right, but I just don’t see BYU doing anything right, so maybe the Ed Lamb debacle is more probable. I just see more nothing for next year with Lamb. Peterson at least brings a proven and great offensive plan to the game. Come on BYU, hire a winner for once.

  • london_josh lincoln, CA
    Nov. 30, 2017 5:12 p.m.

    Ed Lamb is an amazing choice - not only did he do well in the lower ranks but has done great at BYU already.

    Peterson would be interesting as well.

  • Football Guru Folsom, LA
    Nov. 30, 2017 4:51 p.m.

    Ed Lamb clearly the right man for the job.