"We'll be able to run two times as many plays as we did last
year." I hope this means the huddle is "gone". That was
team up north could only hope for these Cougar receivers.
Although I promised myself not to get caught up in the hype like last season, I
am starting to feel the mounting excitement of a new season. Everyone has
totally overlooked BYU and hopefully the Cougs will surprise a lot of their
opponents. Can hardly wait until the 30th when Coach Leach brings his Cougars
We have some great returning talent. Let's hope that Riley can connect with
these guys and the running game appears. Looking forward to another winning
BYU's running game was non-existent against:1) Utah: 11 carries
22 yards (in 2010 65 total yards)2) Texas: 43 yards (1.9 per rush)3)
TCU: 139 yards (50 carries, 2.8 yard per carry, and 84 yards by Riley on 23
carries)4) Ol Miss: 91 yards (2.9 per rush)Does BYU really
have that much better talent this year in the running game? Better than Unga?
I doubt it.Hoffman is good, but not sure about Apo.Good
luck but I think you'll struggle if teams can contain Riley.
@Utology: Thanks for the stats. They are old news. I have been reviewing
every Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune article I could find about BYU this
pre-season. Also ESPN. It is evident that something special is occurring this
year with the BYU footrball team. I am looking forward to the Washington State
game, as well as the rest of the season.
@ UteologyDead-on analysis sir! Glad you are not too worried and
are overlooking us.See you on the 15th!! Should be a game for the
The difference in the run game should be the offensive line. Hopefully that
translates into better results. We will see when the season starts.
@uteologyOf course most of the principles in BYU's running game
are new this year so last years stats are irrelevent.Should I post
the 109th ranked utah offense passing stats from last year and try to use that
as a predictor of this years? In that case most of the principles are the same
so it would probably be a much more accurate prediction of what is to come than
those you posted for BYU.Oh that rights, it's utah, that's
Apo was Heaps receiver. Hoffman was Nelson's receiver. Jacobsen was left
out in the cold, except for the wonderful hail mary type pass he caught against
USU. Hopefully, the chemistry will be there between Nelson and the entire
receiving corps this year. There are four easy games that the
second string could win. There are four moderate games, that we should win, but
could lose if we're not careful and overlook the opponent. And there are
four games that will define our season - BSU, Utah, ND, and GT. Other than Oklahoma, I'm not sure BYU has a big win over several seasons.
Winning two of the top four teams would be a significant accomplishment,
especially since they are all on the road. Losing all four would be devastating
and reinforce the message that BYU can't win big games. But if the ball
bounces the right way, this could be a very special season.I
can't wait for next Thursday. Let the games begin!
This kid could potentially be a good receiver. However, without a qb who can
throw the ball, we'll never know.
DuckhunterOf course most of the principles in BYU's running
game are new this year so last years stats are irrelevent.Should I
post the 109th ranked utah offense passing stats from last year and try to use
that as a predictor of this years? ----------Principles
mean nothing if you don't have the talent. See Utah 2011 season, Wynn vs
Hays. If Hays starts then yes, Utah will struggle. Utah was ranked
109 last year, now post what they were ranked without a D2 talent starting at
@uteologyAnd when BYU stuggled running the ball last year it was a
different offensive line and a different set of rb's, not to mention a
different qb. You see it is easy to just say stuff, you're really good at
it, but when I actually point out the same thing about utah you just get
defensive. BYU has talent, their starting offense this year has
higher rated recruits than utah does at TE, Oline, QB and wr. It is a new set of
rb's pretty much but Alisa looked good and a couple of the younger
recruits, Hine was the #25 rb recruit in the nation his senior year and Williams
was heavily pursued by most of the pac12 including utah. Fankly utah
will struggle this year offensivle regardless of which of their qb's plays.
They have an o-coordinator who is young, inexperienced, and wasn't
aparticularly good qb coach. They have the same two mediocre upper classmen qb,s
and the 3rd is a freshman. The oline has to replace both tackles. In otherwords
if I was you I'd spend my time worrying about the trainwreck on the hill.
"This kid could potentially be a good receiver. However, without a qb who
can throw the ball, we'll never know."Although I will admit
that Nelson is not the best passer, he is getting better. Besides, good
receivers can make a QB look good, and bad receivers can make a QB look bad.
Remember that many of Heaps' low stats came from dropped catches and balls
the receivers tipped into the air and were intercepted. If these receivers can
catch, then that will compensate for some poorly-thrown balls.
@DuckAccording to Rivals:Adam Hine was the #75 RB, not
#25, in the nation and only had 2 offers (BYU and Staford. Scout has no
recruiting information on him. Williams was not rated and was not
heavily recruited by PAC-12 teams. The only BCS team that made an offer was
Utah.So those freshman will lead BYU's improved running game
but Utah's passing game will continue to struggle even though we added the
#11 QB in the nation Travis Wilson?Okay, what ever you say.
@UTeologyAdam hine will surprise you !!!!
@uteologyHine was rated #25 by scout and Oregon was pushing him hard
to back out of his BYU committment and sign there. YOu don't know what
you're talking about.And who cares what wilson was rated since
he won't be the starter and he is a freshman to boot. Even if he does play
he'll struggle.But utah "fan" delusion is a funny thing
to behold, I really do enjoy it.
@DuckhunterI wasn't involved, but apparently it seems Scout nor
Rivals know what their talking about. Maybe you coached the kid and know more
than they do. If so my bad! Maybe Hines will be like Unga who
apparently had no problem running with the "old principals"."In otherwords if I was you I'd spend my time worrying about the
trainwreck on the hill."But you do spend your time obsessing
about Utah, just go to any Utah article. I just stated facts about BYU's
running game without Unga in the backfield. You seem to think it's more
about "principles" not talent on the filed. We'll find out soon