Anae has a great offensive mind and will vastly improve the offensive plays that
are run this year. I am excited to see the hurry-up system. It will keep most
teams off balance and will wear defenses down in the 4th quarter.
I said this when Anae left and I need to say it here again.1)There
is no improvement without Change.2)Change always costs.3)Not all Change brings improvement.I admit I thought the Y needed
change when Anae left and I hoped Doman could do it.It cost the Y
several games the first year because Doman tried to add too much according to
his own assessment.They watched Heaps flounder and stuck with him,
it didn't help.They changed and it helped for awhileBut last year Reilly Nelson didn't pull himself when he was more hurt
than most of us knew but could see.So we now have another Change.It can mean improvementI hope the cost has been paid by the
players under Tujague.Let's all support them as they go for
improvementHow well each player has bought into it can determine the
improvement or the failure.Without risk you will never improve.If you improve you are a genius.IF you don't you risk
everything.I love the goal to improve and the direction they want to
The article says Anae will coach from the field not the line. What does that
mean - is it a typo? Another article quoted Anae would not be coaching in the
So many unknowns and question marks this season for Utah and BYU on ofense. I
would say BYU's defense is solid especially after last year, but the DBs
going down with injury and a lack of depth are concerning for the blue. For
Utah's defense; it's new faces and hyped potential. As for USU, they
have Chuckie Keaton and that says a lot.
Offense that is.
Okay...great, we'l see Saturday, hoping for the best...how in the heck do
you pronounce Tujague????
Two primary concerns:1. When Doman tried to coach from the field, it was
an abysmal failure. Granted, so was Doman, but Anae not being in the booth is
concern.2. Anae was predictable in his play calling. I hope this new
offense is less predictable. It sounds like it may be, but that is still a
concern.Finally, how do you pronounce Tujague? Can someone give me a
It's Garrett Tujaque (Two jay) The jay is a slurred "shay" with
almost a "z" sound.
Is that sea foam green that Anae has accenting his shirt? Will that be an
official BYU accent color?
Panamadesnews..."From the line", as in "phone line",
or booth. Yes, that was an unclear way for the author to put it.
They're sports writers. They have mundane jobs and quotas. They resort to
horribly repetitive cliches, catchphrases, cheesy endings, hyperbole, and in
this case unclear designations. Quantity (quota) up/quality down...
I am optimistic that with all the concern expressed for the predictable Anae
offensive game of the past, he has added variations to the lineups and can catch
defenses off guard with his improved game plan. No one screamed louder than me
for his removal the first time, and no one is more optimistic that he has done
some self evaluation and created improvements. Let see what he has. Let's
see what the Cougars bring to the field. Bring on Saturday! Go Cougars!!
The verdict on the new offensive scheme will be clear after this Saturday's
game in Virginia! I too don't understand what coaching from the field is
as opposed to coaching from the sidelines. But, whatever it is, if it proves
effective and successful, I'm all for it and life will be good.As for Tujague's pronounciation, I think it's "tooshay" but
if not, well then just call him Tootsie, just not at his face or your muli
(backside) will meet his footsie! lol! Go Cougars! Good luck to
Utes and Aggies too!
Though I agree that Anae's offense in the past was predictable, it is hard
to say it was not effective, or that he needed to go. The offensive attack that
was present during his tenure was more than respectable. Look at the players
listed. I am glad that someone with his offensive mindset has decided to shake
things up and utilize his strenghts he has in his players.
A few points I think need to be made:1) for those concerned that calling
plays from the sideline (with input from the booth) is worrisome: Chip Kelly
called all the offensive plays for Oregon from the sideline, Rich Rod at Arizona
called all the offensive plays from the sideline. How have those offenses
faired? I think an offensive coach should call plays where he's most
comfortable calling them, but Kelly & RR have shown that it works very well
from the sideline (again with input from the booth).2) those that
thought Anae didn't do a good job or was predictable his first time around,
go look at BYUs offensive output and rankings while he was here. He was very
good at controlling the football and the clock while putting together long
drives, which in turn helped the defense. He was more than effective regardless
how predictable some may have thought him to be. We all saw the alternative, and
agree it wasn't as good.3) Tujague is pronounced close to what
SLCWatch said...two jay with the jay sounding like the jay in Jaque Vaughn...two
Maybe it was the personel that we had, and maybe it was that Bronco didn't
let the reigns go to much, buy my memory of Anae leading the offense 2+ years
ago was a predictable, boring, anemic offense...especially in 2nd & 3rd and
short situations. How much change can really be expected this time around? We
certainly seem to have better horses in the stable, just wondering if we know
how to use them correctly.
I am excited to see if Anae can improve. He was too predictable before and when
you state that you are coaching to players strengths, it worries me because it
will take a few games to figure out what those are and then play your defense
accordingly. I wouldn't be surprised if you see teams using Gary
Anderson's circus defense which nullified Anae's offense prior to him
leaving the Y. As for the go fast and go hard philosophy, for teams that do not
have depth, this will be a huge advantage for the Y, but for teams with depth,
the D can sub whenever the O subs and thus the advantage will be null. Look at
this theory when Oregon plays Stanford, advantage...none. Go UTES.
Hmmm. ~Frown~ Sounds like it will be a good year.
About Predictability:Vince Lombardi was predictable. John McKay was
predictable. There is an argument that execution is the key. Everybody knew that
Green Bay was going to run to daylight and feature the sweep. John McKay's
student body right was totally predictable. Problem was, nobody could stop
it.Execution of Anae's new offense will be key to its success.
Fast, hurry up without execution would be disastrous. Crowton's offense
first year was amazing. After that everybody knew what he was calling. So it
takes a good scheme and good execution. Crowton's gimmicky scheme failed.
Doman's scheme failed in part because of poor execution and part because of
being a poor scheme. Anae has been successful, and will be this year. The scheme
has been proven and I expect that it will be executed well.
Interesting. He was run out on a rail by the coach and fans. In two years,
doing the same job, he has acquired all of this new knowledge and innovative
skills and now comes back a different and improved coach. He'll be working
with an iffy offensive line and unproven QB. Good luck.
"Meanwhile, Anae will be calling the plays from the field, not from the
sidelines."I assume this means he will be playing rather than
coaching? Maybe that's his secret. Lead by example. Look for Anae out there
blocking for Taysom Hill! What number will he wear?
ImaCaMan"Interesting. He was run out on a rail by the coach and
fans."Not saying there wasn't some dissatisfaction about
Anae's play calling amongst BYU fans at the time, but Robert left on his on
accord.btw, an unproven, freshman QB won the Heisman last season.Unproven is not the same as inept.
It's been a long time since BYU had a player-coach. I think the last one
All I can say is that the Roger French way of doing things offensively was
pretty humdrum compared to either the Norm Chow or especially the Doug Scovil
approaches...and the tea hardware collected jointly or idividually from either
of them far exceeds anything in all those years that Roger was around.
@Where's StocktonYou don't follow BYU football much do
you? Roger French was with the Y through Scovil and Most of Chow. Chow and
Scovil would both praise French's offensive lines as the foundation that
they built on. French was the offensive line coach for everyone in that period.
Solid Offensive linemen which went to the pro's on a regular basis...and
you call it humdrum?