Beck to Harline....At graduation the next spring, VP Cheney was the speaker. We
had to be in our seats about two hours ahead of commencement because of security
reasons. There was continuous entertainment for those two hours. One was a
long video showing that pass from every angle possible. It was great!
I can't believe some of these comments. This is craziness! The article
had nothing to do with which team (Utah vs BYU) is better than the other. It
was about the struggles of freshman starting quarterbacks and particularly John
Beck. His story is good fodder for those who initially struggle and after time
and the exercise of disciplined hard work, found the success he had hoped and
probably prayed for. This intrinsic need for fans of either of the
aforementioned schools to drag a well-written article into their personal
battlefield of psychotic fanfare is ridiculous. Both sides should cheer the
accomplishments of an individual who fought, overcame, and succeeded.
jonny in the cityWith no national championships, no Heisman
Trophies, no National HOF players, only 8 AP Top 25, and only TWO 11+ win
seasons in your entire history,when have the Utes ever been truly
relevant?Nothing but a wannabe program still desperately hoping to
someday achieve what BYU has already accomplished.
It always seemed to me -- though I haven't checked the stats -- that as QB,
John Beck had one of the most accurate throwing arms in College Football, and he
often made passes that seemed well nigh impossible. His running game, however,
was perhaps sometimes not so good.
Quarterback U has had so many great QB's, that an 11-thousand yard passer
can sometimes be lost in the shuffle.
"John Beck and 'greatness' used in the same sentence! "11,000 yards and years in the NFL.I'd say that's
at long last. . . "John Beck and 'greatness' used in
the same sentence!"After finished his Senior season at BYU with
a 169.1 PER, a win at Utah, a dominating 38-8 bowl win over Oregon, and an
11-win, conference championship season.Beck's BYU career
stats,885 of 1418 (62.4%), 11,021 yards, 79 touchdowns, 141.3 PERexceed the collegiate career stats of every Utah QB, including the great
Alex SmithSmith - 389 of 587 (66.3%), 5,203 yards, 47 touchdowns,
164.4 PERMitchell - 669 of 1165 (57.4%), 8,981 yards, 69 touchdowns, 135.2
PERBJ - 673 of 1017 (66.2%), 7,853 yards, 57 touchdowns, 144.2 PERNo Utah QB has ever come close to passing for over 11,000 yards.
re: “Beck to Harline will live on forever in BYU football lore.”“Huh? 😂Where does that sit in their
“lore”?”The mass hysteria in RES, followed by the
deafening silence, except for a small group of blue clad fans in the middle of
the Crimson Club, is still music to my ears.BYU wins over Oklahoma,
Texas, Nebraska and many other P5 programs since then have added to BYU’s
legacy.If you don’t believe that, simply ask Sooner, Longhorn
or Husker fans how “relevant” BYU is today.BYU’s
11-2, #12 finish in 2009 is still better than anything the Utes have achieved
Smart kid from my HS who chose the wrong college destination....Tsk, tsk.“Beck to Harline will live on forever in BYU football
lore.”Huh? 😂7 straight & counting,
12/15 [including 3 blowout Ws for us], 17/25 & the insurmountable overall
record, 60-34-4.Where does that sit in their “lore”?
LolololololMidmajor forever.Who’s your Daddy?Go Utes!
John Beck and 'greatness' used in the same sentence! Egad, what
absence of standards is sportswriting falling to. . .?
Beck grew every year. Really good QB as a senior.
From 4-8 in 2003 to 11-2 MWC champions in 2006, Beck demonstrated his and
John Beck was responsible for helping to revive BYU's football program and
leading BYU to its first of four straight AP Top 25 finishes with a dominating
win over Oregon 38-8 in the Las Vegas Bowl.Beck to Harline will live
on forever in BYU football lore.Watching that game and the final
play with my son from the middle of the Crimson Club was especially fun.