I was impressed today in a big way with Riley Nelson and Coach Mendenhall... I
think that everyone expected a blow out and at the half, a 21 point lead may not
have qualified as a blow out quite yet ... But still, BYU was going to win, and
it was obvious. So Coach M made the decision to give his Seniors and Freshmen
(who probably were not going to get alot of snaps in this year) the opportunity
to play the entire second half... The real decision was classy but the real
classiness showed up in Riley Nelson (who as a senior himself) didn't sulk
or act upset because he was not going to have the opportunity to pad his
stats... Something very few Senior QBs in Division I would be happy with... Lark
and Hill had good games, but in my mind Riley showed more Leadership than I have
seen on a college football field in a very long time...One last
comment... Isn't it nice to not have the Northern College Trolls out???
Thank you USU for bringing some well deserved humility to our smaller siblings
to the North of us.
The back up qb's were awesome, tall, fast and strong. Taysom Hill has got
potential off the charts, I hope he has a great year getting everything in sync.
Hill is a beast for sure. Barring injury, he is going to have a great career at
BYU and probably in the NFL.I thought Lark showed he is very capable
of moving the ball down the field and is an adequate back-up to Nelson, but it
seems his arm strength is no better than Nelson's (who gets knocked for
having a weak arm). There were a number of Lark's passes that were
underthrown to open receivers.