????What does this article give us that hasn't been hashed over and
over in other articles? I really don't see any new information here other
than Hoffman trusts Hill.....
not only is there NO new information......but it also has Doman talking about
offense being easy....how pathetic, he can't call a play to save his life
and he's talking about it being easy. I'm sure he's a great guy,
but an OC....not good at all. Oh, and lest I forget...Webber is just as bad an
O-Line coach as Doman is an OC.
Why isn't 5th year qb James Lark given a chance to start? He has been on
scholarship for 5 years and, other than carrying a clip board, has not done
anything to warrant being on scholarship and getting a free education.
Please pass the ball!!! Throw it to Hoffman, Apo, Friel, Wilson, and use the
talent that's there. If a couple of yards is needed, let the running backs
get it. Keep the QB healthy. If he has to scramble, great. Let's NOT run
him by design. BYU isn't built for that. Throw the ball!!!!! The run
game will open up and then Hill can stay healthy.
Dixie Dan I totally agree. Just last December Bronco told Lark and the public
that Lark was one play away from his lifelong dream of playing quarterback at
BYU. Lark also passed on scholorships to Stanford and other PAC schools to play
at BYU. After five years of working and waiting Lark gets passed over at the
last minute for a talented freshman. Bronco says he values hard work
and loyalty. His actions show otherwise. Lark earned a shot. It's
disgraceful to see this treatment.
the seniors ain't good now and future, time to move into the future
They obviously can't give a rip about Lark. Sad really. I would turn in
my Jersey and tell them thanks for all the years and summers broken promises.
Sorry Lark. I feel for you. Not even given a chance is the sad
I have the inside scoop and I'm sure Jeff Call does also. Hill is starting.
They've prepared all week for it. Jeff doesn't want to share what he
knows because he doesn't want to make Bronco and BD upset. But my inside
source confirmed its Hill starting the game. Hopefully this will be the end of
Riley. I won't even begin to hint who my source is - I don't want them
to get heat over the leak.
Bronco's comments make no sense at all: holding out all week and practicing
the iffy Nelson with the 1st team won't prepare us as well as practicing
the healthy QB all week with the 1st team. The common denominator here in our
problem is Doman. He did the same thing last year to Heaps who crumbled after
the first month of play. No preparation, doesn't know how to call plays,
not the right guy to teach our QB's. Please, please hire an experienced OC
- don't hand the keys to a kid who's never driven before.
I guess they've determined that Lark can't run the option so it's
time for Hill. Here's some advice, shelve the option and use the quality
receivers you have to THROW the ball down field.
I love Riley's moxie and spirit, but his lack of velocity or flatness (as
opposed to rainbow-like, wounded duck) on passes longer than 25 yards not so
much. The fumbles and INT's are fun and make the game really interesting
for the other teams fan, I can live without the self destruction that is part of
each game vs a decent team. In light of the fact the guy won't be back,
would it not seem reasonable to get a very gifted Freshman started onto what I
know will be a glorious career? I'm all for being nice but I my only desire
for the football team is to win, to represent the school with class and dignity,
to graduate players, and to develop fine men to go onto great things in life.
Winning is Job #1, I certainly have little confidence in Bronco's gameday
critical decisionmaking, but I'm not an Organizational Behavior person who
strongly believes that winning or losing is decided on the practice field before
the game. I think winning or losing can be reduced to no more that 5 important
choices during the game itself.
I love Hoffman's quote. Nice to read he's still on the team. I
haven't heard much about him the last few weeks! Talk about a team in
offensive disaray. In Hoffman and Apo, you've got two pretty skilled
players that you can't get the ball to. But at least we get to see Doman
called his new found QB Draw play time and time again. Come on, Cougs.
Let's get this ship going! Memo to Coach Bronco: Please go for the PAT this
time around ... if we score.
Hoffman's quote is the new information that comes out in the article. I
like the quote and if you read between the lines he is saying Riley can't
throw me the ball and Hill can please start him.
Huh? Bronco says "If he's close to being able to go, we'll play
him." So if he can't quite play, we'll play him anyway? I am
BAFFLED by the decision-making here. He is hurt, sit the guy. It isn't
worth a permanent injury to him and another poor outing from our QB.
I trust T. Hill and make sure he starts. R. Nelson, look at Broco eyes that you
won't play tonight. I trust Hoffman believing in T. Hill.That
95 yards he was very panickie half way there but after that he was getting more
time looking for his receivers which show things starting to clicked as a
Offensive Team. It was too bad some OL Guys wasn't on the ball for two
point conversion. He will be fine tonight and ESPN guys will be happy.
Enough about Lark getting the shaft. This isn't little league. Most teams
have 3-4 qb's and most of them don't get real playing time. Go with
whoever is the best now and gives BYU the best chance in the future. I think
that is Hill. Hopefully the pressure and inexperience explain his inaccuracy
against BSU. Go Cougars.
Please win tonight cougs. You need to do better so that it means more next week
when the Aggies shut you down. It is not that fun beating a lame horse.
Troy06Thanks for the confirmation that Hill will be starting. Brandon, Bronco, and Hill have been hinting as much all week, but for
those who are complaining about Brandon and Bronco being wishy-washy about
deciding, it was obvious to anybody who could read between the lines, that the
decision to start Hill was made last week. However, there's no upside for
BYU to announce that decision publicly.
Aren't true freshman right out of high school? His last start was 4 years
ago, how can he be a "true freshman"?
IDC"Enough about Lark getting the shaft. This isn't little
league... Go with whoever is the best now and gives BYU the best chance in the
future. "Couldn't agree more. Although I admire
Riley's grit, Lark's dedication to BYU, and Bronco's loyalty to
Riley's hard work, Bronco needs to decide what's best for the program
now and in the near future. It's time to forget about politics and play
whoever gives BYU the best chance of winning NOW and next season.
I agree with everyone who pleads for BYU to pass the ball. I prefer Lark in
there because I think they will pass the ball more with him in there. BYU is
wasting some of the best talent that weve ever had at the receiver
position....real sad. Doman needs do dig a deep hole and BURY the Riley Nelson
playbook. PASS PASS PASS the run will open up as they pass. The option isnt
an option as it has been stopped all year.If Taysom can throw the
ball throw him in. If not give him back to Stanford. We need a QBI
agree that Nelson is on BYU's internal Injured Reserve report and that
Bronco wants to keep Norm Chow in the Dark. Problem is is that he's
already said that he's going with Taysom as the #2 because he can keep the
plays the same.No real advantage. If they are preparing for Riley
they are just preparing their defense to catch some Balls.
Utah State did well with a freshman quarterback last year. Our freshman
quarterback is almost twenty two years old, and I think could be ready to take
over.How old was Heaps?
I feel for Lark as well, but has the coaching staff really decided that the
O-line is so weak that they MUST have a running quarterback? i.e. if they put
Lark in, he'd be sacked too many time?
Bronco needs to act like a coach, he's been out coached in the 2 losses
this year and now he's saying an less than perfect quarterback would do
better than a backup. Good Grief Charlie Brown, Lucy always pulls the football
away every time. . . . your just to predictable. To Mr. Lark, make some cookies
for your Coach and OFC, maybe they'll play you.
I don't get the advantage of not saying Taysom is starting. They are the
same type of players so the defense will prepare the same. The only thing they
might change up is the defense may not spend so much time learning to catch the
ball. If it was between Lark/Munns and Riley/Taysom then the defense would need
to prepare differently. Just make a decision that gives BYU the best chance to
win. I'll give you a hint anyone of the 3 but not Riley.
BYU'S is favored by 27! Does it really matter who plays QB??
I think any QB could beat Hawaii. I think they could put Riley in a back brace
and crutches tonight, and they would still beat Hawaii. Poor Chow was left
nothing. Nevada DBs were baiting some passes and then jumped the short routes
for interceptions. Losing 69-24 on the islands--ouch!This looks
like a repeat of last year. Heaps played the big games and lost, so they put
Riley in for the "murders row" of the WAC and cleaned up and everyone
thought he was great. Hill will probably look great tonight, but so could any
intramural flag football player. Well since Lark isn't getting
any playing time, when Hill loses to ND, GT, Oregon State, and possibly USU and
SJSU, who is next on the depth chart (4th and 5th)? Who will BYU fans be
cheering to go into the game? Where's this year's Thomas Young? I think some patience with Heaps--with some play calls from an OC that
isn't a running QB could have yielded better results this year. Oh well,
should be yawner tonight anyway.
Lark getting the shaft you diagree with? it isnt little league? huh?The most popular guy at BYU is always the back up QB. Lark didnt get the
shaft because he was never even introduced to the shaft. He never even got a
chance!!! thats the whole issue. How can BYU hose over a kid that bad? I
understand if he was given a chance and didnt perform then got buried on hte
depth chart. But not even a chance after being there 5 years to an unproven
Freshman that hasnt played in 4 years?But what are all you band
wagoning loving the next QB fans going to do if Hill sucks it up and throws 5
INT's? You will all call for Lark! Most of you loved Riley after Wash
State. Now you want a change. You want Doman, Weber and Bronco gone. Most of
you need to get a clue. Hawaii is awful (69 points by Nevada) so I
could play good against them. Which sets up all you know more than Bronc-ites
to yell for Hill and bench Riley forever. BYU fans are classic.
May the whining continue....
Why is BYU even running the option, the QB just gets hurt, and it hasn't
worked yet for BYU this year. The only reason to not play Larks is because the
offensive line is so bad they can't keep people from the back field and
thats why they need a more mobile QB.
I hope Hill starts so that the Aggies will have more film on him for next week.
Hawaii is a very poor team and regardless of who starts, the y will roll.
Either way, go Rainbows!