BYU football: Why Cougar quarterbacks just can't seem to stay healthy


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  • OC Fan Orange County, CA
    Oct. 8, 2012 10:28 a.m.

    The last couple of years makes Robert Anae's tenure look better and better. The staff needs both a good QB coach and a good OC, not one young coach trying to do both and getting neither done well.

  • Lone Star Cougar Plano, TX
    Oct. 8, 2012 10:52 a.m.

    I read the whole article from KSL and it seems to be an indictment of the way we are running the offense these days. We used keep quarterbacks healthy in passing schemes but cannot do that now with this running QB thing going on.

    What is up, Bronco and Doman?

  • Oatmeal Woods Cross, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 10:58 a.m.

    The defensive players at the college level are stronger and faster than ever before. BYU needs a better offensive line to keep the QB safe. Look out for Manti when BYU visits Noter Dame.

  • Parkite1 Park City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 11:26 a.m.

    Well in this case it's because instead of having Hill take the knee in a victory formation with 1:15 to go in the game and Utah St with one timeout a mediocre head coach makes the latest in a string of bad decisions. Holmoe relegate Bronco to defensive coach and relegate Doman to QB coach. What a shame the defense deserves an undefeated season so far and if Bronco had prepare his team for the noise at Rice-Eccles and not gone for two against Bosie that might be the case? Of course last year against Texas and Utah had Bronco pulled Heaps at half-time BYU might have won both games, alas we will never know. Now people need to phone and beat on Holmoe door to replace Bronoc, yesterday!

  • The Deuce Livermore, CA
    Oct. 8, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    As many times as BYU quarterbacks run the ball, you get exactly what you deserve. The offense is a mess and both the Cougar AD and footbal coach need to go. You cannot live for long with the type of offense the Cougars are running. A 6 - 3 win is only a win and does not impress anybody much. This is a baseball score. The Cougars have a good defense that everyone respects. But the offense needs new thinking and new coaches. The next few games will defintiely cause problems and a lack of scoring on the Cougars part is only going to make it worse. When will this athletic program take the needed steps and change what is going on.

  • Robroy Murray, utah
    Oct. 8, 2012 11:42 a.m.

    Doman needs to go. He's going to get all of the BYU quaterbacks maimed. His Bone-headed calls are beyond belief. Unimaginative and down right stupid. In addition if you want a look a what BYU's offense should look like watch Drew Brees run the Saints.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Oct. 8, 2012 11:48 a.m.

    Today you guys leading the charge for change crack me up. Change Anae! Now change Doman. Change Heaps! Change Riley! Change Hill!

    Yesterday and tomorrow you'll tick me off, because you always think change is easy and anything is better than whatever it is that currently isn't working. Any suggestions for who you'd like, that we think we could get, for head coach? OC? QB coach? I have to think there is a reason why Ty Detmer isn't here.

    Maybe it's because he wouldn't want to leave the good life in Texas for the opportunity to have you guys calling for his head the first time things don't go perfect.

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 11:58 a.m.

    What people don't realize is that the offensive line were recruited as pass blockers. Now they are being utilized as run blockers. Completely different schemes and techniques. Doman is changing the personality of the offense and destroying his players as he does so. How many more players is Bronco going to allow Doman to "sacrifice" before he puts on his big boy pants and steps in?

    Oct. 8, 2012 12:36 p.m.

    Bronco told us how much he likes mobile QBs because they are so hard to defend. Of course, the unspoken part is they are so easy to get injured!

    BYU can make this work as long as they have a minimum of EIGHT QBs each season. Gotta have that depth to make up for the QB injuries.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 3:42 p.m.

    Let's run a QB option to the short side of the field one more time. It's just gotta work sooner or later...

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 4:39 p.m.

    What's so cool about leaving your star player in, still running the ball, when just taking a knee would do the trick? Haven't these guys been playing/coaching football for decades? I remember when the Y decided to run it rather than take a knee in Vegas just before the half and----presto---fumble and UCLA recovered and then scored. Fans were upset and they should have been. The coaches said "We didn't know he was going to fumble." Well.....

    In this case, they said "We didn't know he was going to get hurt." That's a pretty hollow reasoning statement when you think about it.

    It's just like if you run the option, as pointed oput above, it is always to the short side of the field. What's with that? That's becoming as predictible as the fact the sun will come up in the east in the morning.

  • 79Ute Orange County, CA
    Oct. 8, 2012 5:00 p.m.

    Y Grad/Y Dad:

    Do you really think the reason Detmer isn't at the Y coaching QB's is because he can't take the "pressure" of the DN posts?

  • Pipes Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 8, 2012 5:46 p.m.

    Y Grad/Y Dad:
    At this point I'm not looking for perfection. I'd be happy with mediocre. Unfortunately what we have now is so far below average, it doesn't even register on the scale!