As far as I'm concerned, boot Kalani and hire Ty as HC. Within a few years,
Ty would have a self perpetuating football program humming along the way we all
know it could, without a stable of beginners and amateurs trying to learn their
jobs all at the same time. Had he been let alone to complete what he started,
we'd be looking at a much more complete and branded product with players
recruited to it coming on in 2019. The most valuable football asset BYU has in
it's association is this man, and it's tragic and wrong not to have
him on staff or better yet, in charge.
Enjoyed reading about Ty Detmer and his hunting ranch, very impressive on what
he created. Ty is a class act and greatly respected on whatever he does.
He hunts because he enjoys growing and developing the animals for harvest. I am sure none of these animals are wasted. They are fully utilized for
family table meat. If you eat meat , animals are being killed. Ty
prefers to do it himselfas organically, humanely, and with great respect
to each animal.
Greatest respect and appreciation for Ty.Hope he is involved with
BYU football sometime in the future.
Classy Ty Detmer. We ought to make him the BYU Athletic Director.
Ty talked about lower academic standards when we was a student. Why not go back
to the same standards today for student athletes? Great article, Ty should
have been made QB coach not OC to begin with. The positive side with Grimes we
got Zach Wilson.
Mr Detmer, tell me how a follower of Jesus Christ can stalk, torture, murder and
desecrate the corpses of gentle, innocent animals that have done you not one bit
Loved the article. Love the man. As a hunter and sportsman myself, not a big fan
of canned hunts. But I understand the business and the hard work that goes into
running a ranch like this. I would imagine Ty still has some hard feelings
over last year’s fiasco, but you’d never know by his class act.
Although I think the decision to let him go was the correct one, I will always
have the deepest respect and admiration for the guy. I would LOVE it if New
Orleans hired him.
Ty is one of the class acts in the world. One of the best people to ever play
the game, at BYU or anywhere. It's too bad every Heisman Trophy winner
isn't as good of a human being as Ty Detmer. He sets a high bar.As for all the negative hunting comments - Hunting isn't my thing either.
But guarantee that Ty is as respectful a hunter as there ever was. He likely
uses the spoils of the hunt for food, wastes less than the typical American, and
is likely more grateful than all the store/fast-food meat buyers that every
lived. I don't begrudge Ty for his lifestyle which includes hunting. His
lifestyle is likely less impacting on the earth than the suburbanites who drive
to get their food from grocery stores, eat things that they are clueless about
how they are grown/raised, or the sacrifices of those who work to get it on the
store shelves. Ty, Cougar Nation holds you in the highest regard. There are
few people who are regarded as highly by so many as Ty Detmer. Ty
can hold his head high for a life well lived. Many on this thread and others
like them who throw tomatoes at the likes of Ty Detmer, well, not so much.
Thank you Ty, for everything you did, and are doing for The Y.
@ConradGurch, if you haven't learned, ekpuke likes to disparage anything
BYU at every opportunity, just like the other ankle biters who get so off topic,
they can't even enjoy a good article on a really good man who was a legend
at BYU. I loved the hunting stories here in Utah with Ty and Doug Miller and
loved this article too. Thanks Ty and best of luck in all your endevors and
those of your family.
but I still think it's a place where a quarterback makes it go. "No question about it. That's the way it was, and the way it still
is. If you don't have a good qb, you just don't win much. BYU is on
the right track now.
@Brave Sir Robin - San Diego, CAGuess i'm a little out of touch
but who is BYU-P?
ekute,Stick to your own hobbies, like pretending you understand football.
A .270 mag is perfect for deer and boar.
Ty was so fun to watch. BYU was good then and Ty was the best in the nation in
my opinion. Nobody saw the field like him and could make plays. Amazing player.
I wondered what D-News readers would read while all the conference honors are in
the news. Here's the answer.
Hunting is a way to develop relationships and bond with family and friends, and
develop a great respect, and love for wildlife and nature. It is extremely hard
work to run a ranch the way TD does. I admire him for it and would love to live
that life. Hunting is a great way to manage healthy herds / population of all
big game, small game and game birds. It is not for everyone but it is necessary
since humans have taken away so much habitat. Without humans the cycle of
wildlife populations would be feast or famine with populations exploding, then
many species starving out a few years later to a small percentage of what they
were a few years before. Ty was a great BYU qb who won a lot of games.
Proof that he still gets under some ute's skins are demonstrated in the
inferiority complex some have displayed in the comments on this article.
I don't get how shooting animals who have been bred, fed, and raised to be
shot while being confined to his property by fences constitutes hunting, but to
each his own I guess.
I wouldn't put him in the "killing for the pleasure..." category.
Certainly, he enjoys a hunt. But he also responsibly uses what he harvests, and
doesn't waste. No different than a rancher.
Ty should never have been hired at BYU if the rumors are true and he wasn't
Kalani's guy. Ty Detmer will be fantastic when put in a position to
build a team and program of his own. Ty should have been hired as the
quarterbacks coach and offensive design coach. Let him do what he is best at.
The comment about Washington state is spot on and yes that is the type of
program and offense we want. Mike Leach Studied by sitting in the stands at
games and practices while a student at BYU. He learned from the best and
remembers the Doug Scovil offense better than anyone in the NCAA. Ty didn't
even learn from Scovil but rather Norm Chow who ran a similar offense but still
not as daring or creative as Mike Leach or Doug Scovil. Pass first, often
and creatively to Tight ends, Running backs with a run or a long throw thrown in
for balance from time to time should be the mantra and the Offense at BYU. I love the article. I thank Ty for his service to BYU and for his gentlemanly
Great article. Ty Detmer is an amazing man.
Go Ty! The Man is an offensive genius, ask Brett Favre! I was really
disappointed by the way he was treated by BYU Football, it was injuries at the
quarterback position that hurt the Cougars in 2016, not the OC. I wish you the
very best Ty!
This was a fantastic article. I really enjoyed it.
Maybe Ty should try his hand at being an offensive coordinator for a college
football team. BYU-P may be looking for one soon...
Best of luck to Ty Detmer! BYU made a mistake by letting him go!
I’ve always loved watching you play and your life unfold! Thanks, Ty!
Detmer is a great guy. He is smart and talented. I truly wish him the very
best in all things.However.... the hunting thing leave me cold.
Killing for the pleasure of killing. I'm not on board with that.
A .270 Weatherby Magnum seems like overkill for wild boar.He's
a better man than me...“What happened with Ty and why was he let go the
way it happened? He never says anything about why and he never puts any blame on
anything or anyone.”..."The biggest difference was BYU's
Very few things in life are less impressive than someone who hunts and kills
just they like it. He's on my list of someone to ignore.