Tyson Hill > Travis Wilson. Both these sophomore QB's will have only 1
shot at each other because little brother on the hill doesn't have the moxy
to play BYU every year. Hill will be victorious in September.
We are very excited to see the new offense. Will Hill throw or throw and run?
Keep working hard Cougar players because we, Cougar fans, are ready to cheer you
on! "Rise and shout, the Cougars are out!" We are ready to see some
really exciting BYU football. This is our year!Go Cougars!
I watched Taysom Hill at the spring scrimmage. He didn't play in the game
portion but he did run plays in the warm ups. Those who don't think he has
a deep ball are quickly reaching the middle of being uninformed. His knee then
was healing but he ran out of a roll out pass, spotted the linebacker closing on
him, accelerated and ran into the end zone on a 10 yard blue zone play. He has
wheels and they aren't flat anymore.I am excited for the season and
just hoping the injury bug passes the team by this year.
Already have my tickets for Virginia. Looking forward to the season opener in
Charlottesville. Hill should be able to grow and develop under the
tutelage of Anae. I believe Nelson struggled to do that under Doman. It'll also be important for Hill to trust that the O-line will step up
and protect him. I can't imagine a new QB feeling comfortable leading the
offensive when the opposing defense breaks through the line at will.
They loved Heaps, and then they hated him.They loved Nelson, and then they
hated him.Good luck Hill. You're up against some tough fans.
SLCWatch,I agree. I went to the spring game as well and saw Taysom
throw several very accurate deep passes. Also saw the play you are talking about
and saw zero residual from the injury.
I'm more excited about Hill's potential than any BYU quarterback in a
very long time including the highly touted Jake Heaps. Hill has the physical,
mental and emotional abilities and maturity to be a great player and great team
leader. He also has a lot of talent around him at the skill positions. Great to see Skyler Ridley making a big catch on the first day of
practice. We need guys like him to be threats to take some of the defensive
attention away from Hoffman, Falslev, Friel, Williams etc.
This Hill kid was brought in by Doman who wanted a running option type QB who
could also throw...occasionally. Last year Hill looked exactly like a running QB
who struggled to throw the ball with any accuracy. No doubt Anae will improve
Hills throwing ability but don't expect Hill to be the next Max Hall
...throwing the ball at least. I suspect Hill will be a project throwing the
ball but he has 3 more years so he has some time and he does have a really good
coordinator in Anae.
patriot,Hill's first pass as a Cougar was a dead on pass for a
touchdown. And after reviewing some of his passes from last year, I don't
think he is as much the project as you would like to think he is.
The 45 yard pass is a good sign. This means they are throwing the ball down
field for large gains. I look for that in the fall.
I was glad to see a national publication that saw what Ive been saying about the
similarities between Taysom Hill and Tim Tebow. Sporting News: "The next Tim
Tebow, Taysom Hill, BYU". Good luck Taysom, if you can lead BYU like Tebow
lead Florida we're in good hands. He is only a heisman winner and national
champion, but no pressure, lol.
Don't say it's a man-crush, but I saved that one picture to my BYU
football screensaver. The man is ripped.
Hill is NOT a Riley Nelson 2.0. Hill is truly a duel threat QB with a strong
arm. Doman didn't recruit him. Hill fell into Doman's lap. This kid is
special. If he gets any kind of protection and doesn't get injured he is
going to do some great things. I think a better comparison for Hill, rather than
Tim Tebow, is Steve Young. There is just as much pressure on Anae going into
this season as there is on Hill. They both seem to embrace the challenge,
Patriot Taysom transfered from Stanford when the coaches changed and
was not a recruit by Doman. Yes he can run but he has a great arm and can hit
the deep...Wait, no he can't. Forget that. Other teams should know he can
only throw the 5 yard pass. Yeah, that's the ticket. He's no good at
the pass beyond 5 yard so everyone should cheat up. Stack the box because
Jaamal is going to eat you up. Pay no attention to all those guys running down
field. They are lost don't worry about them, they have to go the the
restroom. Nothing to see here folks, move on.
Y Grad / Y DadRichland, WA"...but I saved that one picture
to my BYU football screensaver. The man is ripped."************May I just say that no ripped man will EVER occupy a spot on my
screensaver... but... huh... whatever...
Taysom Hill may be a great Quarterback, I think good is more appropriate. BYU
may have really good skill players. They look like they have decent linebackers
and a couple of very good defensive lineman. With that they probably go 8-4 or
9-3.The problem is this the offensive line will be horrible. Look
how many JC lineman were brought in. It shows that the coaches aren't
confident in what they had. It will take time to work these players in. They
don't have enough time. Second the secondary has problems. Coaches are
still trying to find players. Third injuries, There are only three places they
can afford to have an injury, running back, receiver and linebacker. You
can't choose where injuries happen and al teams have them.Because of these issues 4-8 or 5-7 will be what happens this year. Oh by the
way I am no Ute fan. Just a fan of college football who tries to be objective.
Very uncommon in this state.
Sooner Ute......I know Ute fans have also jumped on and off the
bandwagon of several QB's,and I was going to give some examples but I just
can't remember any of their names them since Alex Smith
Howard S.Taylorsville, UTI gotta go with Howard on this one Y
@Cougar IndependenceChuckie Keeton>>>>Taysom
The bigger issue I see from this article is that Apo was not named in the group
of people Hill worked out with. Why was Apo not out with Hoffman and Matthews
getting passes to him?
Go for it--How do you know that the offensive line will be horrible?
Do you have a crystal ball? Do you know the players that will be playing on the
o-line? Personally, I don't think you can make that call until we've
played a few games. What do ya think?
"Chuckie Keeton>>>>Taysom Hill>Travis Wilson"If Chuckie Keeton is better than Taysom Hill, he's not that much
better. Then again, either of us could be wrong, but I think history will show
Hill to be the better QB in the long run.
hope he can throw the ball better than last year...yikes!!
Riverton CougarRiverton, UT"I think history will show Hill
to be the better QB in the long run."Based on what? I guess in
the bubble, if you think it it must be true.
@Riverton Cougar"If Chuckie Keeton is better than Taysom Hill,
he's not that much better. Then again, either of us could be wrong, but I
think history will show Hill to be the better QB in the long run."How do you figure? Lets compare freshman seasons. (I'll not include
Chuckie's phenomenal sophomore season.) In 6 games, Hill
completed 42 passes (59%) for 425 yds, 4 TDs, 2 INTs, and 6 yds/attempt. He was
sacked 6 times. That's an average of 7 completions per game for 71 yards,
0.33 INT, 1 sack, and 0.67 TD/game. On the rushing side, Hill rushed 55 times
for 334 yds (6 yds/carry) and 4 TDs. Per game, that's 9.2 rushes for 55.7
yds and 0.67 TDs. His QB rating was 122.4.Cont...
...cont.In 8 games, Keeton completed 106 passes (61%) for 1200 yds,
11 TDs, 2 INTs, and 7 yds/attempt. He was sacked 11 times. That's an
average of 13.25 completions per game for 150 yards, 0.25 INT, 1.37 sack, and
1.375 TD/game. On the rushing side, Chuckie rushed 68 times for 293 yards (4.3
ypc)and 4 TDs. Per game, that's 8.5 rushes for 37 yds and 0.5 TDs. His QB
rating was 137.4.It remains to be seen how Taysom will fare in his
second season, but unless he puts up some really huge numbers, he's not
going to catch Chuckie Keeton. So far, Hill is an average QB with a pretty
impressive run game. Keeton is a great QB with a very efficient run game.
"Based on what? I guess in the bubble, if you think it it must be
true."Perhaps based on WHO recruited Taysom Hill (Jim Harbaugh).
It's not a far-fetched idea.Aggie238,You bring up
some great points, but it's still not far-fetched to say that Hill might
prove to be better in the long run. And again, the phrase "I think" does
not equate to saying I am 100% certain.As far as first season
comparisons go, it's a little like apples and oranges. Taysom Hill had the
disadvantage of having Star Child Riley Nelson as the beloved starter. Hill saw
limited playing time and didn't get much of an opportunity to show how good
he could be. An unfortunate and unavoidable injury meant we couldn't see
54-10Salt Lake City, UTHoward S.Taylorsville, UT"I gotta go with Howard on this one Y Grad/Y Dad."We
took a vote on it, my wife and I, and we decided that probably pictures of BYU
football players were probably more appropriate than pictures of BYU football
cheerleaders. I understand that what works for me may not work for everyone.
But if you would like me to share, my pictures of George over the
middle and Harline wide open in the end zone are priceless. Looking forward to
adding shots of Hoffman, Apo, Faslev and gang from this year!