I think that Merril should keep his comments to himself. If Beau wants to play
than the switch was correct. Beau is NOT a D-1 QB! e proves that last year.
I appreciate that Lamb responded, when he didn’t have to, in a very mature
way. But I read the article over and over and I still don’t think he
really addressed the issue, which has left me with some questions on how this
was handled when I didn’t have any before.Did Sitake and Grimes have
a say in this? Was A-Rod involved in the decision? Was Critchlow part of the
equation? The statement that Sitake was too busy with head coaching
responsibilities seems really weak to me. It seems like sitting down with one of
your top QB’s regarding a position change, should be one of those HC
responsibilities, don’t you think?
I felt sorry for Beau because of Merrill’s comments. He had to have been
embarrassed. However, his response to what happened was spot on as was
Lamb’s. Kudos to those two.Best of luck to Beau at
Kudos to Beau for handling this like a pro. The kid's going places. Looking
forward to seeing how this all plays out this fall!
From a Ute fan that doesn’t care if Hoge plays QB, RB, or moves to punter;
the response from Coach Lamb was handled very well.The outburst from
Merrill, well let’s just say it could have been handled better.
We should all lighten up on Merril Hoge. He has had several concusions and
they are life altering events.According to researchers concussions have
many side affects. "It can also lead to other symptoms that
include changes in your mood – and after a concussion, someone can easily
switch over to feeling confused, irritable or angry for no reason. This effect
can even stick around for a few weeks to months after the brain injury has
occurred, or be permanent if the injury caused severe injuries to the brain
resulting in lesions."(Simplyhealth.io)Having suffered multiple
concussions myself I can testify that you can be irritable and angry for little
if any cause. It's hard to explain, but tTo me it felt like I had a hole
in the middle of my brain. I have had several MRI's, and as it turns out
docs can see the injury and diagnose it. It's not a hole, but
disconnections. Not much they can do so I just live with it and try to be aware
of what I am doing and not get upset over forgetting things I shouldn't
forget.I could go on and on about this, but probably have said
enough. I hope people do not go through what I, and Merril Hoge, have gone
through with head injuries.
OK, enough of this. Coaches have the responsibility to find the best player(s)
for each position. Period. Sorry, Dad. You don't count.Merrill
Hoge will be rewarded if his son succeeds and becomes a stellar running back.
What's wrong with that?
I love it that parent drama has taken over the BYU-P football program just days
before the season. That said, kudos to Ed Lamb for a very mature and
Does BYU still have a team?
Be careful on believing everything you read, there are a lot of players
wondering why Beau was removed from the quarterback competition this fall,
personally I believe Merrill's comments are spot on and that there is some
"covering your back" going on here with the coaches. None of us are
perfect, and this can be over one. And yes Beau is a good Young Man, BYU is
fortunate to have him. And he wasn't available to the media. I wonder who
made that happen?
Every QB from last year wears that stain on his shirt - so the idea of having
the QBs move around is wise because the only reason that any of last years Qbs
are under consideration is that the 2 best potential Qbs are freshmen.Hoge is a few hits away from never playing football again. Running backs take
a different kind of hit, he'll be fine. Since Hoge played
receiver in HS I bet he has abilities to catch out of the backfield and while
behind the line of scrimmage he's a passing threat. Anxious to
see what he does.
Dear DadFollow Beau and Ed's example.That's how you do it.
It is too bad that Ed Lamb isn't head coach. Maybe he will take some
missionary lessons from Beau? As for Merril and Sitaki, well lets just say that
for a man who professes to idealize Lavel Edwards, Sitaki sure muffed this one.
One of Edwards' strengths was how he dealt with not only his players, but
how he dealt with their families. Having an unhappy dad, who has occasion to be
in front of a microphone is not good PR from the head coach. But then, he is
good at letting others take the heat, isn't he?
Why did Lamb say critchlowe would be a great QB at BYU, just a few days ago?
There is something a little fishy going on.
I bet Beau gets more playing time this season at RB than he would if he had
remained at QB. Barring QB injuries, that is. 😉
It's rearranging chairs on the Titanic. BYU will be lucky to finish
5-7 this year. With all due respect, we're back to the Gary Crowton days
and will remain there until the head coach changes.
All I can say is if you can't handle Merril Hoge's opinion, you
shouldn't have invited him on your show and asked the question.
I think Ed should have just referred to Beau's statement and let it go at
that. No need to respond to comments from an angry father that had little basis
in fact anyway.
Good luck to Beau Hoge, hope he can run like his dad. Sad thing is that
BYU's best QB is now playing running back.
The dogs bark but the caravan moves on.
Looks to me like everyone acted with class. I know what that father tug feels
like. I've always been a Merrill Hoge fan, became a Beau Hoge fan, and feel
like we're lucky to have Ed Lamb, too. Go Cougs. Let's show something
Ed Lamb exudes class and competence. Seeing his response to Merril Hoge's
bitter namecalling just convinces me that Kalani Sitake was lucky to get him.
He sets a great example, and as Asst. Head Coach, he's right where he
I recall that BYU once produced a Doak Walker recipient. If I am not mistaken,
I believe an old BYU running back ended up winning a Super Bowl and is now in
the Pro HOF. Ya never know what opportunities lie before you. But the only
person that will limit Mr. Hoge's success is Mr. Hoge. Personally, I see
the sky is the limit with this young man.
Everyone's saying Coach Lamb handled this with class? I agree with
Merrill, there's something a little smelly here. Would any objective
observer want to have Critchlow over Beau as the QB here? I say no way. So
that gives a little credence to me that there might be some truth to pulling one
of the members of the QB competition out and move him to RB. It seems
like A-Rod didn't take very long to shut down the highly publicized QB race
to two, and one of them isn't Critchlow.I do agree with the posts
that Beau handled this in a very classy way. Definitely the highest road out of
the three participants in the story!I do think there's at least a
little truth to what Merrill ranted about. Lamb can spin it any way he wants.
When your boss tells you that you need to move to a different project, you can
tell them that you would rather stay on the one you want, but in the end, they
hold the cards and you likely end up with a choice to move to the other project
Coach Lamb is the assistant head coach Merrill Hoge, not the
'linebackers' coach. Coach Lamb did not need to offer a response to
your rant, but because he's got class, he did. His credentials include
leading SUU to their first Big Sky Conference championship and moving multiple
players on that same team on to the NFL. Pretty impressive for a FCS program.
The success he's had and the opportunities that have followed him speaks
for itself. I hope you're better informed now Merrill.
classy responses by Beau Hoge and Ed Lamb. I hope Beau has a huge
impact at the RB position. His size, build and athleticism reminds me of Matt
Bellini, former BYU RB during the Detmer years. He finished his BYU career with
over 3500 yds from scrimmage and 29 TD's, much of it catching Detmer passes
and creating mis-matches with linebackers trying to cover him.Hoge
was a WR through much of his high school career and didn't move over to QB
until his team needed him to his senior year. I think he could do a lot of good
shoring up RB depth for BYU this year rather than sitting on the bench as a 3rd
or 4th string QB.
I'm glad Coach Lamb responded with so much class. Hard to do after
something like that. Bob V you are completely correct, sometimes we all have
outbursts and would hate for them to be publicized so widely. Good for Beau
calming it down so well.
As Sonny and Cher once sang... "The beat goes on" 😹
Enough of Merrill Hoge. I used to like the guy. Now he is just "that
I hope the media will let this non-story now have an end as everyone involved
has had their say. I get that you need a sports story to print, but move on
from this one now, please.
Well, I'm not going to make a comment on coach Lamb, but Beau Hoge sure has
class. I am impressed that a young man would be so mature in what he said and
how he said it. What a great example for the rest of us.It's
unfortunate that his father didn't have all the information he needed
before he spouted off. I'm sure he will have some regrets. It's
nothing that we all haven't done before. Merrill just has a bigger audience
and has a duty to get the facts before commenting. Quarterbacks
have to be cocky and confidant. For him to change positions, agree with it and
understand the reasons, is impressive. I am now a Beau Hoge fan, even if I am
not a BYU fan, and will closely watch his career. Go Hoge!!
Classy response. Taking the high road is always the right course.