Doman we all knew there would be a learning curve, good job on growing and
leading, we all wish Jake would have stayed and red shirted, but unfortunately
he did not. Don't beat yourself up about anything this year, all in all you
have done a fine job I think and I am sure it will continue to improve. Best of
Yes, Brandon has improved as the year progressed. It's a shame that Jake became
the collateral damage. Never have heard Brandon suggest that maybe HE bears
some of the blame for "Jakes" early season problems....
Your best QB transfered= (F) Go Kansas!
Just out of curiosity why would a program like BYU who eats sleeps their
football give the keys of their offense to a has been QB with little to no OFF
Coordinating experience? I mean he's coaching for what a few years and he's
ready? you guys keep everything so internally that you miss out on better
candidates and coaches.
Scored 10 points on Utah, barely beat USU and lost to every other descent team
but creamed the lower half of the WAC - A+.
@54-10Or you can look at it as a 9-3 record, top 50 in total offense
in the 1st year of him taking over (#41 this year, 25 spots up from last year),
and a guy that has a team who can put up more than 14 points against 2 win teams
and actually beat them...yeah, I'd say A+ is about right.Go Cougars!
Spin Spin Spin ... hype hype hype. Don't be fooled again. Doman offensive play
calling is completely predictable and boring. Our coaches cannot conceive of an
offense where the pass "sets up the run." Bronco & Doman were not
around when we had some truly great offensive minds and they will NEVER approach
Edwards/Doug Scovil/Ted Tollner/Mike Holmgren/ abilities. That's not to say it
can't be done. Ex-BYU student and new WSU coach Mike Leach gets it. Beating up
on extremely poor competition does not prove play calling ability or anything
close to it. Sorry Brandon & Bronco. Suggesting you didn't have the QB's to
execute is really bad excuse ... your offensive play calling started poorly and
continues ... you just have had zero competition after being exposed with losses
to average opponents.
Brandon is a great individual. He will succeed and be a hot commodity in not
too many years.
Replace him. D+ is probably better than he deserves...
I think Doman's self assessment is accurate. I think he'll be fine will get even
better next year. I do think that BYU needs to hire a QB coach, though. Has
anyone asked Detmer?I know Doman is torn up about Jake and does feel
some responsibility for Jake's, but I think he will be pleased with what he sees
in Spring camp.
Sheesh. I think I snoozed through my last comment. Here's the corrected post:I think Doman's self assessment is accurate. I think he'll be fine and
will get even better next year. I do think that BYU needs to hire a QB coach,
though. Has anyone asked Detmer?I know Doman is torn up about Jake
and does feel some responsibility for Jake's troubles early in the season, but I
think he will be pleased with what he sees in Spring camp. Doman is
a good guy. He's honest, humble, good leader, and very down-to-earth. I know the
players really like him.
QB coach definitely needed.
54-10Sorry, dude, we're no longer accepting comments from folks
still stuck in September. You whine about the patsies we beat because it hurts
too much to cry about the patsies that beat U.
Doman will get very good then the Utes will hire him! Happened twice before!
I'm with Y Grad / Y Dad -- No more comments from folks still stuck
in September . . . . and no more comments from folks still stuck in
I agree with idablue. Cougs need to hire a QB coach. This will allow Doman to
focus on his role as OC. Maybe in 3 - 5 years, with some experience under his
belt, Doman will be able to manage both jobs. But for now, he needs to focus
more attention on offensive strategy and play calling, and bring in someone else
to work with and develop the QBs. In 2013, we will be back to young,
inexperienced QBs again.
I remember well when at the end of the Chow era, everyone was calling for him to
move on. He's probably glad he did....NCST and coaching Philip Rivers, USC and
we don't need to say anthing else. In more recent times, everyone wanted to run
out Robert Anae, so how did that work out getting Doman to be the OC. I'm sure
time will be kind when he gets some experience. Still, we have the best WR's in
years to play here and we have a lousy offense this year against a not hard
schedule. That = a C grade for the OC and the QB. Not sure how that will
change except the schedule is weak again so the Cougs should win 10 games again,
which is nothing to brag about given the oompetition they play.
I'm sure he has done his Home Teaching, but not his preparation to assume this
job. Doman should resign or request reassignment. There was nothing creative
in the BYU offense this year and he lost his best quarterback. Were I Heaps, I
would have left last spring after it became obvious that there was no plan and
before Doman took an excellent player and converted him into something much
less. How many others will he drive away? It's good that Bronco loves
walk-ons...that's what he may have at quarterback in the4 future.
Pre skybox = FPost skybox = C+QB Management = F-Supporting the team by wearing T shirt = FOverall "Band
AID of Brothers"
@AllSeeingEye"and no more comments from folks still stuck in
1984."Clunk, Clunk, Clunk . . . thats Mr. Peabody working on
his Wayback Machine. It seems to be stuck on 1984!Band of Lil
Y Grad Pumping GasWould have recommended your comment ... however, your Post skybox grade C+ needs to be C- ...Otherwise
you're right on.
First year inventory:1- Lost the "greatest" QB BYU has
ever had.2- Learned to watch the field from the press box, but only
because the media bugged him about it.3- In the process have a QB take
Hypes' spot whom you really don't care to work with.Yea...
successful I guess.
I still think Doman is in way over his head, and Coach Bronco has made more than
a significant commitment to Doman in elevating him to OC. But this is a very
insightful article. Glad to read that Doman feels the same way as many Cougs
fans in assessing his first season. A strong victory over Tulsa would be a great
way to end a long season.
All Haters: FGet a life, enjoy your own team, if you have one. If
you have something useful to say, come on over and say it, but quit wasting
everyone's time with inane comments.
@Juice Box"Lost the 'greatest' QB BYU has ever had."Based on?. . . .what?What a ridiculous statement.It seems there
are a lot of Trolls out who are very concerned about BYU's coaches. More so than
actual BYU fans. Thanks for your concern little brothers but we'll be just fine.
Run along now and go play with your marbles. It seems like you've lost a few.
Let's be honest - the guy is in over his head. Bring in an experienced OC, and
maybe Doman can be his protege.
Seems that Doman agrees that he has been a little overwhelmed this year, he
really needs to focus on being the OC and letting someone else coach the QBs.Interesting that Heaps chose Kansas. The Jayhawks aren't that big an
improvement as a program, but C. Weiss has the potential to develop him to be a
valid pro-prospect. If Heaps had another coach focused on his development in
reading defenses and making decisions instead of trying to figure out how to be
an OC for the first time, perhaps he wouldn't have felt the need to find a new
coach to help him achieve what he wants to.
54-10Offense ranked #110 in the nation and no Qb's to even speak of.
truecoug1 | 5:10 p.m. Dec. 22, 2011 Provo, UTDude, your team
is in the WAC. Record numbers don't mean much when you beat cream puffs and lose
to EVERY team that is somewhat decent. I'd give him a D-. I would have given him
an F but he actually went to the press box...
Memo to Utesie trolls#110 ranked offenseOne good offensive
player7-5 4-5 in conf.3 blowoutsLoss at HOME to a 2 win
teamEntire coaching staff grade F-Now your OC is gone, can't
wait to see how prolific your mighty "offense" is next season.
@AllSeeingEyeI assume that we won't hear any more about 2004 and
2008 (which happen to both be in the past as well) anymore will we?
Agree we need a QB coach: There is a great young coach who is
living in Texas that understand the position as well as any and would fit the
role perfectly - Ty Detmer. No go find him and bring him home. Agree Doman is learning: Yeah so what - so did Edwards and Chow
back in the day as well as every other coach ever. The ball moved and they are
getting better and better. The future remains "Bright Blue"Disagree on Heaps:The guy never showed any judgement or
leadership. He could not get a play off in less than 23 seconds. I am certain
the people that advise him lack "reason and accountability" (Quote
from As Good as it Get's - if you need a reference to understand this comment.)
BYU is a mature team with mature players - This is only Year A.I. 1
(As Independent) - lets talk about this season in AI 3 - when we see where we
are - there is a lot of room to become great and immature QB's will come and go.
Always an upside as long as there is interest - More people
watching BYU play Idaho that Utes watching them play UCLA -
idablu,Cute statement.All I've heard the past two years
is how great Jake Hypes will be. What a bust that was. BYU needs an
OC with more experience, and I cannot wait to hear about the next hyped up
player or coach that goes to BYU, it's something BYU is good at doing- hyping.
There's no question Doman was in over his head this season. And I'm glad to
read that he practically admits as much. It makes me sad that his inexperience
has led to some players and their families having to relocate.Riley
Nelson is more gritty than talented, and grit often hides coaching errors, so
there is no question that Riley is the right man for BYU while Doman tries to
figure things out, and there is no question it is best for Jake Heaps to move
forward where he can grow and develop into an NFL-caliber QB.
Doman is probably a better tool for other teams than he is to his own. It took
forever to get the offense going this year. He better think of a more efficient
plan for next year.
Getting a rise out of Cougar fan = too easy.
Re: 54-10 "Getting a rise out of Cougar fan = too easy." Agree,
because you'd have to try too hard to find something positive out of Utes sports
this season. But no worries, I understand women's gymnastics will dominate again
this year. Go, Lady Utes! :o) Can't wait to watch the beauty you guys are about
to play in .... El Paso .... in the winter time. Enjoy!
54-10 you are on a byu board so apparently something the cougars did got a rise
out of you- too easy
54-10 | 6:51 p.m. Dec. 23, 2011 Salt Lake City, UTPoint proven
by the two posts under you.Priceless.
Y Grad Pumping Gas | 7:38 a.m. Dec. 23, 2011 Most stations are self-serve.
Move to Oregon which requires an attendant to pump gas and you will fit in well
as an Oregon St. football consultant.