Everyone seems to be asking how Taysom's knee is. Equally important but not
being asked is "how is Hoffman's shoulder doing?"From
what I have seen of Apo so far, I really don't seem him contributing much.
My observation is that he is slow and runs lazy routes and doesn't give his
all on every play. Maybe his injury may have contributed to that but I
don't think that was the entire problem. Teams will be keying
on Hoffman so we really need production from the other receivers.
I'm worried because the offense still hasn't had time to mesh and jell
as a unit with all the new folks coming in it sounds like. Even so, here's
hoping Anae and his assistants will surprise us fans this season. I can't
wait to see how this year will turn out. Hope they can prevent an 0-4 outcome
against the Utes or we'll never hear the end of it from Chris B and his
friends. Hope Hill, JD, KVN and the rest of the team will be on the top of
their game. Go Cougars! And good luck to the Utes too in all their
games except BYU!
Note to this year's BYU opponents: Fore!
I can't wait for the season to start. Good luck to the team. I hope the
player initiated workouts are fruitful. They need to be on the offense. What
about the kicking game?
He could be the best running and throwing QB in the land this year.
thebigsamoan:"Hope they can prevent an 0-4 outcome against the
Utes or we'll never hear the end of it from Chris B and his
friends."Yep. Just as I suspected. The UTAH game is the most
important game of season for the Indy-WACers.
Naval Vet: "Yep. Just as I suspected. The UTAH game is the most important
game of season"Really? Get a clue about football, the best
possible outcome is that ALL of BYU's opponents win every game except
against BYU! thebisamoan was just giving a nod to the Ute trolls
because BYU really doesn't see many comments from any other opponent's
At least we can finally put to rest all comments from ute fans about him hurting
his knee in a softball game. And why is it that every photo op I've seen
with Taysom Hill he's surrounded by women, including Utah cheerleaders?
Lol, he's seeming more like Steve Young every day...and if he even comes
close to Young's stature that spells great things for the Cougars the next
Only 15 practices with Anae...Coming back from injury Hill never saw
live action in any of those practices...Eight new o-linemen have
never practiced with Anae...Injury and inexperience at virtually
every o-line position...A new offensive scheme...An
o-line coach that has never coached at the D-1 level...A RB coach
that has never coached at any competitive level...But hey... Hill is
a good golfer... so the Cougars have that going for them... which is nice.
When BYU has a relaxed and healthy QB this concerns Ute fans on several levels.
Utes are worried as they should be. 3-9 won't be pretty.
@sammygThe best smack you've got is your hope that the
Ute's BCS opponents will do what BYU can't do... beat Utah...?
Taysom Hill only averaged about 10 yards per completion in the spring.That is not nearly good enough for BYU's offense to work well,BYU Offense must average over 12 yards per completion or else it will be a
long fall.Hill must show he can throw the long ball, something he
is still unproven at.
Howie is that all you've got?"A new offensive scheme...An o-line coach that has never coached at the D-1 level...A RB
coach that has never coached at any competitive level..."Is this
only the third, or is it the fourth time you've posted the same tripe?
Probably more since I don't read every BYU article you've no doubt
make comments on since Anae was rehired. Please come up with something new that
we can poke holes in.
HowardPretty much the same post every time you comment on a BYU article.
Surely you have more imagination than that. But it is nice to see you have so
much concern for the BYU offense. How is Utah's offense coming along?
(By the way, in your BYU-centric universe, Utah is that college north of Provo
about 45 miles. Maybe you've heard of them?).
@Whoa Nellie@idablueSame tripe... poke holes in it?Not sure how you can poke holes in the truth...More
imagination?The truth requires no imagination... spin on the other
hand requires imagination...
howieSame tripe; no need to poke holes because you haven't
@B CIf Utah hired a RB coach who had never coached at any
competitive level and a o-line coach who had never coached at the d-1
level...Cougar Nation would consider that... let's say... less
howieYour "concern" is pure speculation - no one knows how
BYU's knew coaches will perform until we see the results on the field.It's funny how Utah fans, including U, were completely silent with
these so-called "concerns" when BJ was hired as Utah's QB coach.
@B CAnd yet... while the Cougar Nation roundly mocked the hiring of
BJ... they remain curiously quiet and even optimistic about the Cougars
prospects with inexperienced RB and O-line coaches.
Howie,Thanks for your concern. With all the "holes" you
have pointed out, please explain why your PAC-thetic Utes are ranked behind USU
and BYU in the preseason polls?Seems like the national sports
writers think that the Utes have more of your so called holes than a chunk of
Swiss cheese. LOL
Some folks talk about a steep learning curve as though it were a bad thing. You
are supposed to go DOWN the learning curve, going faster and faster with
increased repetitions. So, a steep learning curve is actually a good thing.
You get better faster!
@iNKSpotIf you prefer that the Cougars go "down" the
learning curve... enjoy...Most people go "up" a steep
learning curve... learning more as they go...But if Cougars pursue
the opposite approach... Who am I to argue?Lol...
Howie:I'm just glad Lavell Edwards decided to become the HC at BYU,
because he had so much experience at the D1 level (it's called FBS now btw)
and so many people were wanting his services, *end sarcasm. Sometimes the
unheralded, unknown, inexperienced guy becomes the hero Howie...we should be
happy whenever that happens. Don't be such a wet blanket...let these guys
prove what they can do, and then you can talk smack. As I've said before,
talking about it now just sounds like wishful thinking from an understandably
worried ute fan.
@Cougsndawgs "...let the guys prove what they can do..."?Did you also call for patience when the collective Cougar Nation was
mocking BJ as a young OC at Utah?btw... Lavell needed 4 seasons of
HC experience before he won more than 7 games... Cougar Nation
won't allow Tejague and Atuaia 4 years to learn the job... Doman only got 2
@howieAnd absolutely no one at utah, whittingham, hill, utah
"fans", allowed johnson 2 years let alone 4 years. He was immediately
replaced at the end of last season depsite the laughable "co" title.LOL!
@DuckhunterWhit hired a mentor for BJ.... Bronco kicked Doman to the
curb.And even without a mentor BJ is 2 - 0 against your
Cougars...Now that's lol...
Howard,Was it a mistake for Kyle to hire these 3 assistants in 2005,
none of whom had any D1 experience as a coach?Aaron RoderickKalani SitakeJay HillAs for BYU's OL coach, Robert Anae
will still coach the OL with 2J. Anae has, what, 20 years of OL coaching
experience? Nobody thinks our OL play will be worse than last year.
@Cougar in TexasOh... so nobody thinks the OL play will be worse
than last year.Well I guess that settles it then... you should have
said that earlier.btw... If Anae is going to due 2J's job... is
he also going to do Atuaia's job?