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BYU football: Offensive line starting to take shape

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  • CougFaninTX Frisco, TX
    April 2, 2013 6:37 a.m.

    The O Line and kicking game are clearly the two biggest question marks for next year. If the O Line comes together and can provide decent protection for the passing game and some holes for the running game, this could be a very good year. Although with so many O Lineman joining the team during Summer, and some projected starters sitting out for Spring; it's difficult to know who the starters will be against Virgina.

    I don't remember the O Line ever being a concern during Anae's previous tenure, so I'm encouraged it will all come together over the next five months.

  • sls Columbia, MO
    April 2, 2013 8:42 a.m.

    I remember the pre-season hype from a year ago that the offensive line had lost weight and they were faster and more mobile, etc., etc. It's nice to see that they are trying to get bigger and better this year. BYU has never been a team with fast, mobile linemen, but as a program they've been successful and have sent a lot of players to the NFL by teaching them to pass block and contain the defensive linemen.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    April 2, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    With Anae at the helm, we will have one of the best o-lines in the country.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    April 2, 2013 1:30 p.m.

    Of your top 5 or 6 games this next year, which one game do byu fans think they can win?

    Not utah, that's been proven lately.
    Not boise, that's been proven lately.
    Not texas, that's been proven lately
    Not Notre Dame, thats's been proven lately.

    Utah state perhaps?

  • Vladhagen Salt Lake City, UT
    April 2, 2013 2:19 p.m.

    Hopefully the shape that the O-line is taking isn't the round and slow, bloated shape.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    April 2, 2013 5:47 p.m.

    @Chris B
    Pretty funny. How about for Utah?

    Not USC, that's been proven lately
    Not UCLA, that's been proven lately
    Not ASU, that's been proven lately
    Not Utah State, that's been proven lately
    Not Washington, that's been proven lately
    Not OSU, that's been proven lately
    Not Oregon, that will be proven
    Not Stanford, that will be proven
    Not BYU, that will be proven
    50% chance of beating Colorado
    50% chance of beating Cal
    50% chance of beating Arizona

    Weber State Perhaps?

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    April 2, 2013 10:01 p.m.

    Round is a shape.

  • Two For Flinching Salt Lake City, UT
    April 3, 2013 3:18 a.m.

    @ BlueHusky

    Are you really predicting a 9-loss (minimum) season for Utah?

    Utah doesn't play Washington. And why is that only Arizona is 50% when the Utes also beat UCLA and OSU like a drum in 2011 (the last time we beat Zona). Not to mention UCLA, OSU, and USU will all be in RES next season....

  • Scott Farcus Beaver, UT
    April 3, 2013 8:12 a.m.

    "Offensive line starting to take shape"

    Like the Pillsbury Doughboy

  • couglifer South Jordan, UT
    April 3, 2013 9:24 a.m.

    @Two For Flinching

    No I don’t believe BlueHusky was predicting a 9 loss season for Utah what he was doing is going with chris b theory of predicting the outcome of games

  • BigCougar Bountiful, UT
    April 3, 2013 8:25 p.m.

    @twoforflinching
    "Utah doesn't play Washington. And why is that only Arizona is 50% when the Utes also beat UCLA and OSU like a drum in 2011 (the last time we beat Zona). Not to mention UCLA, OSU, and USU will all be in RES next season"

    FYI...2011 is ancient history.

    Teams like UCLA, AZ, ASU, OSU, Oregon, Stanford, USC all have way too much offense, too much speed and too many athletes for Utah's slow defense to be able to handle. That's been proven this past year. The last time utah beat OSU or UCLA they had inferior QB's. Now both schools have high caliber QB's and offensive production.

    The only winnable games on the conference schedule for the utes are Washington ST (as usual) and Colorado, and based on past results, that game looks to be a toss-up. Utah got embarrassed at Rice-Chex stadium in 2011 by the Buffs and barely survived last year in Boulder (How likely is it that the Buffs will kick to Reggie Dunn next season?!)

    At best, most experts are looking at Utah going 2-7 or 1-8 in conference for 2013.

  • Brimmer Wheatom, IL
    April 4, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    For once let's get real and factual. Both BYU and Utah have materially improved during the off season - Offensive Coaches not the least of these improvements. I anticipate both teams will be better and that the BYU Utah game in Provo will be a war