The best I ever saw. And I'm not a byu guy.
Facebook is an example of how anyone can make millions.But, it's kind
of a waste of time.
When Ty took the field, anything could happen. Usually in big chunks of yardage.
Imagine what he could have done with a stronger supporting cast. There were so
many games where he carried the team.
He was amazing. There was always a sense that you were never out of the game
because he could make anything happen. Thanks for the fun times and the
memories, Ty. Congratulations.
I am a 41 year old life long Utah man who saw Ty Detmer torch my Utes in his
day. With or without those down memories, I would still consider Detmer as good
a college QB as I have ever seen. Detmer survived in the NFL for 16
years (mostly as a backup). He was kept around as a trusted insurance policy QB.
I remember when McNabb got hurt in the late 90's, Detmer came in and had
the Eagles atop the division. But then after going 7-1, Ty got hurt as well.
That was the best NFL chance/opportunity Detmer had. He started elsewhere for
brief stints but not in the right situations to succeed. Anyway, the
NFL was always a longshot for Detmer. He didn't have the vertical size to
see over the line or the bulk to take pro level punishment. Detmer was like 5
foot 9 inches and 170 pounds. His limitations make his collegiate
accomplishments all the more impressive. Detmer could carve apart
defenses like no other. I am proud to send out koudos to him and be a small
piece in the effort of not forgetting the Texas gunslinger.
Detmer was the best. It saddens me that other BYU QBs have passed some of his
stats, because no one has been half the overall QB that Detmer was.oh, and gdog... he was NOT 5'9". That's crap. He is closer to
six feet, although not as tall as the "official" stats would want you to
believe.Few people have ever had, or will ever have, the
"football sense" that Ty has. I wish BYU would do more to get him on as
a coach. I know HS football is important in TX, but we could really use some of
his knowledge, IMHO
I don't think anyone should take shots at Ty's receivers. Back in the
day, those boys caught footballs. Until Cody Hoffman came along, I
was afraid THAT was what was missing. Hopefully he will lead a resurgence of
hands for the BYU receivers. And for the quarterbacks. One of my
favorite stories still was told by Glen Kozlowski about Jim McMahon, said Jimmy
Mac threw some poor receiver off the practice field for dropping his passes.
Come game time, if the pass was close, those guys caught it.