The key to Hill's success is the offensive line. He needs time to throw and
holes to run through. All great BYU teams have had great o-lines.
@ BeSmartAre you saying that when BYU consistently "runs" a
20-step roll-out instead of a 5-step drop on, what seems like, every play . . .
that there is an O-Line problem? I just want to make sure I
No doubt Hill has skills. He obviously needs a lot of coaching on his passing
game. But the way he ran and read the defense against Texas was impressive.I won't hold my breath, though. Few QBs excel at passing, few excel
at running, and even fewer excel at both. BYUs coaching staff does not have the
ability (or track record) of developing such QBs. Hill will be adequate at best.
Y-Ask-Y?Provo, UTY not?
ahhh what a fickle football fan fate can be. In 2005 Gary Crowton had one of the
tougher schedules ever for BYU. They had #1 USC (National Champions), #12 Boise
State and #4 Utah on the schedule plus a road game at Stanford.Gary
Crowton's career came down to a doinked FG by Matt Payne on a chip shot at
Boise and 2 bad games at home in losses to UNLV (we had no business losing that
game, 20-24) and New Mexico 14-21.If the FG vs Boise St had been
good (we were all shocked that he missed it), BYU finishes that season 6-5 and
goes to a bowl game. There was still the mess with the 4 recruits scandal but
maybe Crowton survives with a good performance in the bowl game and a 7-5
season, with most of the offense and QB returning, showing the program headed in
the right direction.The next season Bronco goes 6-5 (just one more
win) on a much easier schedule, takes BYU to a bowl game and loses but gets the
credit for "turning the program around".
ooops, I meant to say in 2004 Crowton had the tough schedule. My bad!
I'm afraid Crowton's failures were more than a doinked FG or even the
W/L record. Being the HC at BYU has more baggage than an airport carousel and
juggling it all is a huge task. I think Crowton's a nice enough guy and
decent OC but not the right guy to handle it all at BYU.
Why do you reporters keep pulling this junk? When Taysom has a bad game
y'all write, "is this the end for Taysom?" If he has a somewhat
good game you write, "Taysom Hill is on track for rare BYU sophomore QB
breakout year!" Just quit setting people up for disappointment and let the
season unfold. You sports writers are desperate for stories that manipulate
fan's emotions. Please stop it!
@I-Bleed-BlueFirst of all, the article is not written by a paid
"sports writer," but by a DN contributor.Second, I happen to
know the writer of the article and he is the most positive BYU fan I have ever
had the opportunity to meet in my life.Third, what is the problem
with giving someone (in this case Tayson) some props for having a great overall
season already?Last, it is a nice article mentioning a lot of names
and great players from BYU's past. What's so wrong with that?If you can't say something nice....
BigCougar,I respectfully disagree with you. Probably the straw that
broke the camel's back concerning Crowton was when BYU lost to Utah at home
0 to 3. I don't think the offense crossed the 50 yard line that day
(can't remember for sure). That loss was not only to the rival Utes at
home, but also broke our national scoring streak (scoring in games) that
stretched back to the 70's. Of course, the loss to Boise State that you
mentioned did not sit well either.
Breakout?I'd hardly say a QB who had the worst passer rating in
the entire country for most of the season so far should be praised for his
@Chris BYou ready to see your little utes lose this weekend. I know
I am excited to watch them lose AGAIN!
@Chris BHe's better than 6 ints that's for sure haha
Perhaps the lesson here is for us as fans: good things (can) come to those who
wait. Taysom Hill clearly has talent coming out the wazoo. We all need to calm
down and give him time to develop and not always be calling for the QB's
head when things go wrong.I also second the comment above about the
OL: I've learned in 50 years of watching BYU that when the OL is good, the
offense is good. But again, I think this year's group is coming along
nicely. New offenses take time to learn and develop.
@Brad J"You ready to see your little utes lose this weekend. "*shrugs* No shame in losing to a top 5 team.
"Is this the year and the QB performance that we have been yearning for? I,
for one, believe that it is and can't wait to see the season and
Hill's career play out."My sentiments exactly, Cosmo.
Taysom showed his arm last year on a number of occasions, and when he has time
to throw and can set, his tight spirials and range are enough to make Steve
Young jealous (remember the wounded ducks he would sometimes throw?). He's
a sophomore running a new offense with a new coaching staff, and O-line
protection-by-committee. My biggest frustrations with the year to date is
seeing the potential struggling to break through the circumstances. I fully
expect that as the Offense continues to jell, (and assuming Taysom doesn't
get hurt: Slide, boy!) by the end of the year The QB factory will be back in
business. Looking forward to the rest of this year! Goooo Cougars!
It is hard to judge a qb on passing with very limited time to throw. They had to
roll him out against USU to buy time.
@atl134Let's hear you say that when its by 40 at least
BYU had better beat utah in basketball this year. If Chris B is as overreaching
as he is in light of utah's record in recent years, I can't image how
insufferable he will be if utah actually finds a rare acorn and wins one.
Great article. The last few yrs. have been difficult. As we look at the history
of BYU, outside of Ty Detmer, there is really no other top notch soph. QB. For
this program to be where it needs to be, there should never be a freshman qb and
rarely a soph. These guys should have at least 2 and probably 3 yrs. under their
belts before they are handed the keys to the offense. It takes that long to have
the vision and make the right decisions/reads. I think Taysom is going to be
spectacular but his is an will be taking his lumps this year. He seems like a
great leader and has the skills. It will take more games for his reads and
vision to improve to the point of disecting defenses. Good luck Taysom and the