The running back coach situation doesn't pass the sniff test. From the
outside it appears that Steward lacks the ability to effectively assess talent,
on the field coaching, and recruiting. Case in point is in the last game
starting freshman Tyler Allgeier over Riley Burt. The only reason Burt saw the
field was that Allgeier was so horrendously not prepared to play and was playing
so poorly Burt replaced him. Burt on the other hand after waiting 3 years to
play was extremely impressive in his 3/4 of game and has the game of his career.
He looked like the answer for 2019. So how does a player who passes the eye
test and has a very promising offensive line to run behind decide to leave the
program. Here is a player from Utah who believes his shot for the future is
anywhere but BYU. Something is not right. Here is an example where the best
player did not see the field and didn't believe he had an honest shot for
next year. This is not an honor code casualty. If BYU can't keep a
player like this where there is a dearth of talent you have a serious problem
and you have to look at the coach.Look at the ineffective recruiting by
Steward with pleanty of excuses. Nuff said.
@AZUTE1 - Mesa, AZyou wrote:"Not according to the
Nielson Ratings."Well, we know BYU's ratings are tops with
you. Thak you for your BYU obsession.Utah is not seen at all much of
the time.Every BYU game is on National TV...Every one of them.#Pac-12 Network LOL
“....but still, for a RB who needs eyeballs watching him BYU is a pretty
good option right now.”Not according to the Nielson
Agree with several comments on this board. Sounds like they have some real
athletes coming in. The guy from Pueblo, with all of his speed, could be a scat
back. Others might fill the role. But disappointing that they were not able to
sign another running back or two. Yes out of state recruiting could help. In
terms of basketball, this is a big time issue. You hear all these
stories of even LDS players both on the football and basketball side not getting
recruited at all. Not that they are all good or anything like that, but the
days of the Jason Buck's of the world from tiny St. Anthony Idaho may be
over. Still lamenting the ending of sports at the church school in Idaho. Am
totally tired of the favoritism that has occurred on the basketball side of
things- all to the locals it appears and sons of former player. Time for some
increased out of state recruiting for sure. Merrill Hoge from Pocatello ended
up in the NFL as we all know. Taysom's brother even left BYU and starred
at ASU. Too many misses over the years for sure even within the LDS community.
Yeah I know I the standard excuses...... worthy LDS community too small which is
a bunch of non-sense these days.
at long last: it's not often we see eye to eye, but I agree that there
needs to be more recruiting outside for Utah. Women's teams have been more
successful with it and have seen better success as a result.
If the coach is assuming that somewhere out in the underbrush of Utah County
there is a good running back hiding, he may be sorely disappointed. Perhaps,
the byu coaching staff should consider serious recruiting outside a 50 mile
radius. Stop following the example of byu BB men's BB.
"I think BYU fans should look at facts.......What does Utah County and BYU
have to sell to a person of color from a diverse community?"Mike
- how is that ever going to improve without it improving?Jamaal
Williams turned out okay.BYU has an honor code, that's not for
everybody, but to insinuate that all people are phased out by an honor code is
frankly insulting to a great many good solid athletes who may or may not be LDS.
Some LDS guys falter, and guys like Jamaal need to take a year off - it's
okay if they do, there is a lesson to be learned from it that builds
character.Let's not insult people based on race assuming that
an honor code isn't for them.BYU isn't Alabama and it
doesn't party like FSU or ASU, but there have been several players
who've build solid careers by playing at BYU, it's a beautiful area to
live in and it is a great education.I'm not sure that the RB
situation is as dire as it sounds - they've got a few good guys coming in
and it's all about how they coach and assign players, usually our
shortcomings aren't the things we're paying attention to - but still,
for a RB who needs eyeballs watching him BYU is a pretty good option right now.
BYU has two 4 star players on their 2019 roster.......Troy Warner and Chaz Au
Jus. Both are bench players, not D1 talent in all respects. Where is
"Sheriff Sitake" and the "Kalani effect" that Y fans boasted of?
Just more continual lip service and relative results....
I think BYU fans should look at facts.......What does Utah County and BYU have
to sell to a person of color from a diverse community? Is BYU big time, win big
games, is Provo a fun place and are there other kids at BYU that these kids can
identify with and be happy? Lets talk "facts" Y fans!
@THEREALND - Mishawaka, INFeb. 10, 2019 1:41 p.m."What happened
to Beau Hoge at running back? He must have transferred to OU?"Moved back to
QB and listed as the 3rd or 4th string.
If BYU is leaving no stone unturned... why is it that I see many good LDS
athletes across America that are over looked, never contacted, never get a
response back from BYU when contacted by the athlete? It seems as if BYU's
recruiting process is like a wave of water. The closer in to Provo the stronger
the wave is, but the farther you get away from Provo the weaker the wave. I
have known of two very good athletes from Illinois and Georgia that would have
died to go to BYU, but, BYU either ignored them or didn't even bother to
return their call. What gives BYU? T.I.J.
if the recruits aren't coming - that might be an indication that the roster
isn't as open as one would imagine.
I for one support this kind of approach! It will start slow at first, then we
will get a recruit or two and then .... as the team gets better ..... recruits
will be contacting our coaches out on the trail. If basketball would do some of
this we would be much better off in terms of athletes ..... coaching is still an
issue there, despite McCann and Fowler hyping the credentials of a declining BB
coach while the program suffers a slow and steady decline.
Looking forward to a running game that opens up the passing game and a passing
game that opens up the running game. Go Cougars!
Can it possibly be true that coach Sitaki has finally figured out that BYU NEEDS
to have a passing game? The article said "Head coach Kalani Sitaki says he
wants all his running backs to be receivers, athletes capable of working into a
passing scheme." Maybe he has figured out that the biggest, most talented
linemen go to top tier P5 programs like Alabama. No coach can teach size, but
to overcome that, a good coach will teach technique. One of the best ways to
beat size is with speed and space. The running game compresses space, but the
passing game opens up space, and with good technique, receivers can gain yardage
in large chunks, all while the beefy linemen are still huffing and puffing
within five yards of the line. Incidentally, a mobile QB who can throw with
accuracy can make the pass rush look bad. I am one of those who hope BYU will
use more of the passing game.
What happened to Beau Hoge at running back? He must have transferred to OU?
He's making lots of offers but not signing many top recruits. It's a
good thing he isn't getting paid on a commission.