Two cheers for the BYU passing game. Maybe three. Mr. Heaps is starting to
look like a BYU QB. Rushers continue to produce and so does the defense.
It's so good to have it finally start to click. Getting some confidence will
help them. Good job Cougars!
He can take a bow at the last regular season game, when he wYns big for BYU.
I guess that in a way, Utah losing to ND is a form of revenge against TCU which
after today's near loss to SDSU likely dooms any chance to move into the # 2
slot...but I digress, this is an article about Brandon Doman's efforts finally
paying off in the form of a true confident freshman QB. I won't use
any catchy slogans such as one game at a time or NC2010...just sticking to GO
In my 60 years of watching college football, I've seen a lot of good QBs. Heaps
looks incredibly good. I've liked his poise all year, even when everything was
too fast for him. But a major difference is that, as they say, the game has
slowed down for him.And the receivers can now catch his passes. The
drops in the first few games were caused by insufficient reps to get used to the
hard tight zips they get from Heaps. Now they know.And don't
overlook the defense. Since Bronco took over, the D has been great. And the kids
in that D backfield are fast. Finally, our running is a real threat. We're
running to set up the pass and can run and run if we have to.This
team is going to be good. Really good. Wait for Quezada to bulk up a little.
Wait for all those freshmen to come back next year bigger and stronger. This is
going to be a really good team. Maybe a great team.
OK DH. It ought to be a chocolate milkshake. You were only 66% today. I was
83%. How you did not call the utah/nd game, we are all surprised at that.Just having some fun, I called the points closer 10 times to your 2
times. Maybe I should be writing your articles for you. Most common game for
each of us was the tcu/sdsu game. Neither of us thought sdsu could score 35
points on tcu. Utah had better come with a game next Saturday or they will lose
a third game in a row to the underdog.Thank you BYU for giving us
good entertainment on Saturday.
Can we have a mulligan for the Nevada, USU and Air Force games. It is clicking
now and Utes are scared.
Let the record show that I have stood up for Heaps even when the majority of BYU
fans wanted to throw him overboard (I like being right). BYU has never seen a
pure passer as good as Heaps is. And that's saying a lot with all of the All
Americans, Heisman winner and 2 Super Bowl winning QBs in BYU's legacy. Do
Cougar fans think Jordan Wynn is a better QB than Heaps now?
Dick, any truth to rumors that Doman took over the play calling yesterday?There were some twists that made it seem unlike an Anae offensive
scheme.Great win Cougs!!
The big difference in the passing game is that they are finally passing the ball
down the field instead of these stupid passes to the line which turn into 3 yard
gains and eventually stall out. I can't believe how long it took before they
realized that.Now we need to up the pass count to 30-35 per game and
start to look like a BYU offense because the first good defense they run up
against the ground game will not carry them.
The passing game was great, but how about those two random walk ons busting off
big runs at the end of the game? That was sweet? It's good to know that even the
walk ons can run the football. Jake Heaps is looking really good.
I'm not quite ready to say that he is better than Jordan Wynn yet. I think he
will be better than Jordan Wynn, he just needs to show more of a track record.
But he's looking pretty good right now. Go Cougs!
RE ShyBoYou are correct ! What have the coach's been watching and
tearing down and re-evaluating ? Obviously those lame plays that produced 3rd
and 15 situations over the past few months. The team is now looking
good as well as Heaps. The Balance needed for each aspect of this wonderful game
is gelling and coming together to produce a well oiled machine, greased on the
oil of all the weird and experimental plays and miscues from early in the
season. "POLY" Cougar Nation
Heaps is far better than Wynn. Jordan Wynn has not won a single big game yet.
Heaps hasn't either but you can tell that Heaps will be much better than Wynn.
The only thing Wynn has is a little more expreience. But watch the way both of
them pass the ball. Heaps has a strong arm and a great throwing motion. Wynn
pushes the ball like a girl and can't throw it very far. If Wynn tries to throw
it more than 30 yeards, he under-throws his receivers. That's a bad sign for
Ute fans. Great job Heaps and GO COUGS!
"Jake Heaps is looking really good. I'm not quite ready to say that he is
better than Jordan Wynn yet.You are welcome to your opinion.I'm going to wait until after the Utah game to form any conclusions.
Next week will make the Cougs bowl eligible. That extra month will be HUGE as
they build toward a top 10 2011.I wonder what would have happened if
Heaps were given all the reps through fall camp? He had already outplayed the
other QBs (handily) through spring and looked great in player drills all summer.
It might have saved a couple of games. But it's great to see him arrive now.It's interesting how Heap's extremely confident statements seemed almost
cocky a few weeks ago and yet seem right on now.It is a little of a
surprise that Ashworth has been the wr to break out. I really thought once Heaps
found his groove we would see much more from Jacobson. Hopefully he still breaks
out over the next few games.I can't wait to see what Apo and Timo
add to the offense next season. A couple of TEs will emerge over the offseason
and this team will be a machine in 2011!!!
Cougars were 12-13 on 3rd down conversions. And the one they didn't convert?
They picked up a 4th down conversion. Not too shabby.One thing that
continues to disappoint me: when you are leading big and the back ups are in the
game, don't take a knee on the 5 yard line. It is NOT running up the score if
your starters are on the side lines. Those back up players got the ball to the
5 yard line and should have been given a chance to punch it in. Makes it easier
for them down the road if they are ever needed when the game is on the line.Let them score, coach!
@Benderman1 How can you tell that Heaps will be better than Wynn?
Just look at how Wynn played against the same cupcakes and how he's struggled
against better teams. Just like Heaps. @ed in atlYes we
are really scared that BYU has demolished the same cupcakes we did. Currently
BYU is playing better than Utah but both teams this year have proven that they
are mediocre teams.The only difference unlike BYU we didn't get a
beat-down @AFA and a cupcake @USU.
re: Nevada CougNice call, I agree those guy's are the reason for
this teams success. Without the guy's who put in the time right along side all
the starters, this team like all teams would have zero success.Reward all the players not just the starters.It always is good to
pump up team morale."POLYP Cougar Nation.
I'm glad things are going well. The fact that they weren't going well earlier
is squarely on the coaching staff: 1- If you are the head coach,
you are responsible. You can't just delegate, you have to be involved. That
means:2- You aren't players' bishop. There are a couple hundred of
those at BYU. You aren't an "administrator." COACH YOUR TEAM.3- Being responsible is more than "delegating." We've seen
the results of Bronco not being involved in the defense, and now the effect of
him being involved. Similarly, he can't just check out on the offense. He
needs to understand it, and at times, override the assistants.4- If
a freshman is equal to a junior, play the freshman. Not doing so was a huge
error.5- "And our guys made some good plays and that's given
us, as a coaching staff, more confidence to take calculated shots and take
chances, and our guys have come out big." STUPID STATEMENT. If you
underestimate YOUR players, you will get beat by coaches who don't underestimate
theirs, but require them to step up. The turnaround was four games overdue.
People were saying BYU won against a bad team last week. Well UNLV scored 45 on
Wyoming.San Diego State played almost equally with BYU & TCU,
but struggled against Colorado State more so than the Cougs. I'm beginning to
think the Cougars are O.K.It's not how you start a season, but how
you end it!GO COUGARS!
@UteologyThanks for taking time away from your celebration of the Ute NC
2010 to analyze BYU football.
Before Jake Heaps leaves BYU, he will be an all-American. You heard it here
first! He will be something very special at BYU.
@CougaristaYou welcome. But unlike you I only wear "Perfection"
t-shirts after the postseason and have never celebrated at an airport for a 1-0
team.Also don't put words in my mouth. Just to set the record
straight I never said Utah will win a NC. In fact I said a non-AQ team will not
be allowed to play for a title under the BcS system. Let's just hope the AP
names TCU the champ if they are the only team remaining undefeated after the
postseason. I wonder if TCU fans will celebrate at DFW airport if that happens?
Can we all stop using the word "cupcake" now. How about "victory
challenged"? Heaps is looking much better but the whole team has stepped up
in the past few weeks. It started with the defense and has slowly worked it's
way to the different areas of the offense. They are really clicking now. BYU has
beaten 2 struggling teams and has another game next week against another one.
Their confidence should be very high going into the Utah game but I think both
teams will give everything they've got. I am optimistic that it will be a
typical close BYU - Utah game. Utah is still a good team and I expect them to
bounce back and play well this Saturday and to be ready on the 27th. BYU
football is fun again. Amazing what a change a few weeks can make.
These throws are not freshman throws. With an arm like that, we will be able to
attack all areas of the field.Nelson is a stud with a lot of heart,
but couldn't make throws to the corner or deep area of the field.Lots of QB's have arm power, but being able to be accurate as well is amazing.
I can't say enough good about the coach and the team. They've really done well
these last 2 games and are becoming the team I knew they could be. However,
Saturday's game finally showed that even Robert Anae has caught the fever. He
actually used a flea-flicker play. I'm amazed! Robert hasn't called
an original play for several years until then. If he keeps that up--just enough
to keep the opponents guessing--BYU will beat Utah. The team has shown it can do
anything. The key will still be Robert's play calling. PLEASE ROBERT, DON'T GO
BACK TO BEING TOO PREDICTABLE!!!
And CSU wore orange because ?????
Uteology wrote | 12:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 2010 Fort Worth, Texas The only difference unlike BYU we didn't get a beat-down @AFA and a cupcake
@USU. You left out that BYU's defense is playing a heckuva lot
better since the usu game and the offense is really starting to click. This is
definately not the same team that lost to those teams early on in the season.
Please be nice to Uteology. At least he has guts enough to show up and post and
for the more part deals with reality. Right now I am more concerned
that we are all over looking NM which has played much better after winning one
game. BYU has more talent, is at home and should win. But NM not
that much worse than USU. Take care of business. See what SDSU does
to Utah and then talk smack about THE GAME. BYU is still missing
production from most of the WRs and TEs. Until that reliably kicks in BYU will
not be versatile enough against good defenses. If opponents concentrate on the
run game and Ashworth, BYU is limited in their options. It feels
great to win. It is great to see the offense roar. But BYU is only humming at
about 65% on offense. The D is good but Utah may play Caine who runs and that is
always a problem. I am hopeful. I will get excited if BYU pounds UNM
and Utah gets shut out by SDSU. The game film from TCU, ND and SDSU
will tell BYU how to defend Utah.
This is starting to come together! TWO WEEKS until another Ute
beatdown in RES.Mark it down!!!
What Bugoff said. All of it. Well said.