The battle between Taysom Hill and Billy Green for BYU's starting QB
position next season will be exciting to watch.
I think Green's days are a couple years down the road, as we get back to
starting Junior and Seniors at QB.2013 - Hill, Munns, Olsen, Green
(redshirt)2014 - Hill, Olsen, Green2015 - Hill, Green, Kuresa,
Mangum (redshirt)2016 - Green, Kuresa, Mangum2017 - Green, Mangum2018 - Mangum2019 - MangumThe future looks bright!
Re phantom blade. Haha really? What a funny comment.Little more complex than a basic HS offense. Isn't his HS 1A small?
Someone enlighten me plz.
The immense pressure & attention this paper and the sports writers put on
high school players "committed" to BYU leaves me speechless. You wanna
know how often any paper outside of Happy Valley writes such articles about
recruits, recruits mind you who always have the possibility of de-committing
before nat'l signing day? How about never! Who cares what this kid is doing
his senior year in high school? I, for one, am only concerned about his
productivity once he arrives on the Cougs college campus and straps on the pads.
DN Sports Dept, please leave these types of updates to the Cougs Booster
Newsletter. I see nothing similar written about recruits committed to SUU, Utah,
Utah State or Weber State. I know the Church owns DN, but still no reason why
the paper and sports department can't show at least a semblance of
Why do you even have to mention religion in this article? You made it very clear
is Christian and not mormon but does that really matter. Come on leave religion
out of it.
Maybe you could place an astrick by the articles So. Cal Reader and the like
don't want to read. I, for one, do not receive the Cougs Booster Letter
and enjoy hearing about the recent commits.I also enjoy reading what
other think, even if it derogatory by those who envy the Cougars.
I don't know what Chris B is talking about, but Dallin Leavitt didn't
decommit. That's according to every recruiting website you can find, check
your facts first before you post bud.
The kid sounds bright but what he can do on the field won't have any
bearing on the team for a couple years. I'm excited to have Hill at the
helm next year. Green will work his way in and won't see action until at
least 2015 and then only as a back up.
I haven't fact checked it yet, but I believe Chris B. has moved out of
middle school and into the 9th grade. Don't be too hard on him. Lets wait
until he gets his first job and is at least a junior in HS.
Cool, hope he plays well for the Cougars. Welcome.
I hope we can get some good O-line talent so our highly-rated QBs have enough
time to make good decisions.Even stellar QBs will perform poorly if
we lose the line of scrimmage.
@ IJ "Maybe you could place an astrick by the articles So. Cal Reader and
the like don't want to read." No worries. I didn't read this one,
other than the title. I guess I'm still perplexed by the high school
football fedish of this paper coming from the East High School debacle. I just
had no idea high school football drove Utah, or at least Happy Valley, as much
as it does.
so. cal reader,I thought the DNews was the Cougs Booster Newsletter. Do
tell, is there another newsletter out there that would give us more information?
(Actually, I know there is but I don't want to cough up their annual
fee.)warnason,Please note that Chris B will never let facts
get in the way of posting his drivel on a BYU article.
@ UC BallerHis school is a 1A classification in the state of Washington,
which is the equivalent of a 2A program here in Utah. The high school he attends
has just under 500 students. I don't know if he had a whole lot of offers
outside of BYU, but he will have some time to sit and learn and when his time
comes(if it ever does) he will be ready. He seems like he is a winner
Sounds like a decent commit. My question is how will Doman change to fit the
type of QB that is being recruited? I guess I ask it because I have
the same question for my own team. I know of two OC's that simply are not
ready for the big time and could cost jobs to a few coaches down the line if
loyalty does not take a back seat to wins.
So Cal Misreader"You wanna know how often any paper outside of
Happy Valley writes such articles about recruits, recruits mind you who always
have the possibility of de-committing before nat'l signing day? How about
never!"The real answer to your question is: EVERY
time a new recruit commits to the local program.btw, EVERY recrut
has the possibility of de-committing before national signing day? That's
why every article written about recruits includes the caveat "verbal
commit" and why NOT A SINGLE program in the country relaxes on signing day
until they have those all important National Letters of Intent signed and in
hand.Wake up and join reality instead of living in your own little
mightymite"Why do you even have to mention religion in this
article?"Why not? It's a topic of interest for
every BYU recruit, especially for the BYU-haters who are constantly whining
about BYU not being able to attract skilled non-LDS players.
Chris B:Since Green is a 2-star QB who wasn't recruited very
hard, and has no other D-1 offers, I don't foresee him backing out of his
verbal. And neither do I see the WAC as a Football-playing conference after the
Idaho Potato Bowl either. Now he still might have a chance to take down Idaho
and NM State however. Afterall, thus far they, like the Y, hadn't been
wanted by any relevant conference either. So they'll most likely join the
cougs in independence.
Naval VetI'd rather be Independent and enjoying watching my
team playing interesting teams from across the country, than to be stuck at the
bottom of a "relevant" conference trying to convince myself that
I'm relevant.I'm surprised the Utes haven't already
signed Northern Colorado to a multi-year series. Playing a couple of teams from
the Front Range every year may be the only chance Utah has of qualifying for a
Very accurate Provo4Life. Green Plays for a 1A private Christian school, and has
led his team to victory over all the top 2A schools in Washington state this
year, except the current number 1 team. This is the same 2A division that
produced Kellen Moore, and Jake Locker, who both played for colleges that either
did or could have given BYU all they could handle in the past few years. No
guarantees on Billy Green, but BYU has a whole load of those botched prospects
in recent years. I would give him a chance!
42 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions? Unreal stats. I don't care if
he's from a 1A or 2A high school. He obviously knows how to throw
accurately and has a very bright future. I am very excited about him coming to
Uteanymous:I have to laugh at how frequently I hear Y fans saying,
"I'd rather be [fill in supremely inferior scenerio to a Pac-12
situation], than [fill in mega-million dollar TV deal/superior bowl
tie-in(s)/built-in competitive Football/etc.]", because I KNOW you'd
rather be in a relevant conference like your #1 choice Pac-12, or your #2 choice
Big 12. What you're doing there -- aside from sacrificing your integrity
-- is called "sour grapes". You're only "saying"
you'd rather be there, because you really have no other choice in the
matter. You're not independent because you WANT to be. You're
independent because neither the Pac-12 nor the Big 12 wanted you.
Isn't it great to see that all it took was one win over a really bad team
for naval vet to get enough confidence to come back from his 6 week vacation.
Thanks for the update, I read a blog written about Billy and his observations on
the visit and the OSU game. He's very bright, humble and appreciative. I
think the fans will love the young man for his on-the field work, his character
and the positive attitude he exudes. Welcome Guy, BYU is very grateful to have
@NavalVet - "You're not independent because you WANT to be. You're
independent because neither the Pac-12 nor the Big 12 wanted you."U are not in the PAC12 because they wanted you. U are in the PAC12 because
the schools they wanted didn't want to be in the PACxx.I'm
sure BYU would rather be in the Big12, but Holmoe made a mistake when the Big12
called and Holmoe got nervous not knowing whether OK and OkSU would stay. But
being independent is better than the MWC and BigEast. Looking
forward to watching BYU play Notre Dame, Texas, Wisconsin, Boise State, Georgia
Tech, Houston, Utah, Hawaii, Washington State and Utah State next year. I
don't care if the other two games ended up being Idaho and New Mexico
State. We have 10 great games.
Naval Vet, Now I want you to breathe deeply and slowly, and then read
carefully. Try not to jump to any conclusions. I will try to help you
understand: The Pac12 and the Big 12 actually did want BYU. Any conference in
their right mind would want a school with great academic achievements and a very
complete athletic program. And one that travels well. How about 5500 Cougar
fans at GaTech last week. BYU will have more fans at Gonzaga for basketball
than the Utes will have at Wazzoo for football. The truth is that both
of those conferences would be delighted to have BYU if the school would agree to
Sunday play and give up their fabulous TV program for the lesser Pac12 channel.
Since they would not do that, then it was a simple decision for BYU.
Independence is better than a crummy compromise.
UC Baller, happy to oblige with the help of Google. King's High School
enrolls shy of 500 high school students. It is a Christian school in the Seattle
area. In 2005, Sports Illustrated named the top high school athletic program in
Washington State, so they have done some good things. Their football team is
undefeated throughout the regular season this year. The size of the
school where a quarterback prepped has little to do with what is in his heart.
Jake Heaps played for a 5A powerhouse and now he is at a miserable Kansas
program. I think we will all have to wait to see how this shakes out.
Predictions, whether optimistic or pessimistic, are premature and will probably
all be wrong. Meanwhile, on another note, someone should let Chris B
know that the WAC will no longer exist as a football conference in another
month. I will respond to MightyMite's respectful question - in the context
religion is relevant because much of the criticism leveled at BYU is that they
cannot recruit outside their faith. A Christian non-LDS recruit is interesting
to the constituency, just like Jamaal Williams was.
Sounds like a great quarterback. It seems to be fairly clear to the local
universities that they are in need of better skill at the quarterback position.
Utah has a QB arriving this spring who passed for DOUBLE the amount of yards
this year as the guy mentioned in this article. In fact, he has shattered the
California single-season passing record (4,219 yards) set previously by a guy
named Matt Barkley. Google Conner Manning from El Toro high school in
California.It is looking like we'll have some fun watching Utah
schools and their quarterbacks in the next few years. Hopefully this influx of
talent will lead to more wins.
byu will make him awesomer.
At the end of the GT/BYU game last week, a GT fan asked how many stars do our
players usually have when being recruited to BYU. Most of them are 2 or 3
stars. But really most are walk ons that play with heart. Look at what walk on
Falslev did on KO returns. They then said it has to be coaching! Referring to
how they get 4-5 star athletes and the terrible year they are having. I
don't care how many stars a kid gets some of that is way over rated.
Wow! How exciting for the BYU Cougars! Welcome aboard Billy Green.
@BrownderbySwitching a TV deal worth $8 million per year for one
worth $20 million per year is a crummy compromise? Please don't run for
Mr. Green has a very similar profile to James Lark, minus about 1000
yards/season. Be careful, Mr. Green, that all the stuff the coaches tell
Brother Green is taken with a grain of salt. Prepare to rehearse the words over
and over again, in your mind or out loud, doesn't matter which, "At
least I am getting my education paid for!"
Interesting to knock him for being a 2-star recuit from a small Christian hs.
That's the same hs resume as Hoffman, and a better resume than some former
players who have become Pro Bowlers. BYU has made a living amoung the greats
for over thirty years by finding the hidden gems that the other big programs
overlooked. Why do you think so many recruits start getting attention and
offers from other schools after BYU gives them their first offer?
BYU has a stellar track record w/ QB from the Evergreen state; don't
they?Re: Uteanymous"I'd rather be Independent
and enjoying watching my team playing interesting teams from across the country,
than to be stuck at the bottom of a "relevant" conference trying to
convince myself that I'm relevant."Nothing screams relevant
like byu's remaining 2012 schedule. Tell me; is Hostess a major sponsor?
@ brownderby"BYU will have more fans at Gonzaga for basketball
than the Utes will have at Wazzoo for football. "Really? Are you
We love this guy already. Toughness and true grit!
I've watched this kid play a couple of times. He's very good. Much
better than I thought earlier in the year. Let's hope he doesn't turn
out like Jake Heaps. Tanner Mangum is also a great QB, but I think he's on
a mission and won't join the team for awhile.
GK WillingtonNothing screams irrelevance like being forced to adopt
10-loss Colorado as your new "rival" and then LOSING to Buffs at home.
@Sport FanNothing screams paranoid and insecure like bringing up Utah all
the time. The strory is about a good BYU QB recruit from Washington. Stay on
topic. The anti Utah rants grow old and tiresome.
Looks like a good recruit. Not stuck on himself like a certain other Washington
all world QB that no longer plays at the Y.