More national recognition for the BYU football program and the latest edition of
the BYU QB factory.Good luck Taysom!
Good thing he doesn't play the Utes, he had 30 incomplete passes against
the U defense last year.Maybe he will be able to beat Virginia this
@Uncle RicoThe 30 incompletions against utah had nothing to do with
their defense. Hill had horrible completion numbers in all of BYU's first 3
games, and still wasn't great through the rest of the season.When you don't throw well against the worst team in the ACC and a Texas
defense that was so bad it got the D Coordinator out (and later the head coach)
you know the QB was the one with a problem. utah didn't do anything unique
or special by stopping Taysom from passing.Hopefully he will be a
better passer this year. He has more experience, a more experienced OL, and a
much faster group of WR's.And yes, we will beat Virginia this
"The 30 incompletions against utah had nothing to do with their
defense."Classic BYU response.
This is NFL.com, not throw-a-dart-at-NCAA- QBs-to-write-an-article website,
NFL.com. They know a thing or two about football. To even be recognized on a
list like this is an honor. Taysom is only a Junior too. He'll be a
senior going to Lincoln, Ann Arbor, L.A., etc. etc. Won't that be
Though Taysom's chances at being the Heisman Trophy winner are practically
nil, his inclusion to this exclusive list sets him apart from a few hundred
'average' QBs.I'm OK with that.Just watch
this growing list of people who are not.I love my nationally
recognized little church school independent membership. LOL
That's quite an honor for Taysom. I believe he'll be vastly improved
throwing the ball because his OL is improved, he has more experience with
Anae's offense now, and his talent at the WR position is better this year.
There's a good chance he will have a breakout year along with BYU which is
desperately needed right now. Good luck Taysom!Darren Rowe:"The 30 incompletions against utah had nothing to do with their
defense."C'mon Darren, you have to give credit where it's
due. Utah has always had a strong defense and I don't see that changing
anytime soon. Utah's defense was certainly better than Texas' or
Virginia's. As for Taysom he had a decent game against Utah with over 336
yards of offense (better than his avg) and nearly a hundred yards rushing. I
think it's safe to say that both Taysom and Utah D played well that night.
Uncle RicoIt's too bad the Utes turned tail and ran away from
the rivalry so Taysom won't have a chance to exact a little redemption.
It's not surprising that a player who had 2,938 passing yards, 19 TDs, 14
interceptions, 1,344 rushing yards, 10 rushing TDs, and was 10th nationally in
total offense last season (329.4 yards per game) would be a pre-season Heisman
candidate.With better pass protection and a little fine tuning on
his mechanics, I expect Taysom's completion percentage to improve
dramatically in 2014.---------------btw, it's cute
how our little friends from the north have to inject themselves into the
conversation since they don't have a Heisman candidate of their own to talk
If the offensive line will Block for him and if his recievers can run great
routes and catch the ball, look for Taysdom Hill to get a lot more passing yards
than rushing this year. Plus if BYU can defeat Texas in Texas and if BYU can
run the table and obtain 10 or more wins that is too his advantage as well.
I like Taysom. Fun kid to watch. Wish him the best!
What? No travis wilson, kendal thompson, connor manning, or any of the other 8
qb's on the utah roster? Don't these publications know that anyone
that goes to utah is automatically the best in the nation?Of course
micah thomas woudl never make the list, the meer fact he left utah automatically
reduced him to a no talent wannabe but man if he had stayed he would have jumped
right to the top of the heisman list.Of course it doesn't
matter that no utah player has ever actually won the heisman, or for that matter
ever even really been a consideration to win it, that bit of reality is
meaningless, what matters is that if a player goes to utah they are
automatically the best athlete, fastest human, greatest prospect, ever. The
Heisman list should have all 85 scholarship players on utah's roster as the
top 85 contenders since they are the best 85 players in the ncaa anyway.
Rico,stay on topic and tell us all about the utes' Heisman
We need to hear from utahhawaiialumu-pacmichealromney on this. You guys know he
played golf for a bad golf program don't you? He played the flute in the
marching band as well and took some pictures of other people playing sports a
few times. Oh and he bets on sports. Really his opinion on this is the one we
all need to get as it is sure to be the definitive one on the subject.
Long shot for Hill to get the award this year. If he has a great year this
year, next year sets up nicely for a Heisman run. Go Cougars!P.S.
I think a good part of the reason Hill did poorly against the Utes was that the
Utes had a good d-line and good db's. Not that the Utes had anything to do
with this article...
Chances are slim; but nice to be mentioned, and on the list, none the less. I
love how the usual suspects quickly turn the article into a Utah-BYU thing.
Well, actually an anti-Utah thing. Classy, very classy. Congrats to
Trolls aside, Hill will get a lot of recognition this year if he stays
healthy.Forget last year - Anae did not have time to install the
full offense. The BYU offense going into the season was still foundering after
the Heaps-Nelson-Doman disaster. This year we'll see the full Anae offense.
More receivers, more O-linemen, nice running backs. If Hill stays healthy BYU
will be good and he'll get some serious numbers.I'm liking
the looks of this team, but we'll know more by October. Until then, all
this is just entertainment.@Trolls: These SLC blogs are lively and
fun because of the constant carping and silly comments going back and forth.
What would happen if BYU were to go 2nd division or drop all intercollegiate
sport?What a vacuum in Salt Lake. Only a mediocre Utah State and
PAC-12 bottom feeder. So Ute Trolls, better hope you don't get what
you're asking for. Colorado? Don't make me laugh. U needs BYU. Own it
and enjoy it.
Darren RoweHeber City, UT@Uncle RicoWhen you don't
throw well against the worst team in the ACC and a Texas defense that was so bad
it got the D Coordinator out (and later the head coach)...--------BYU had nothing to do with Brown's departure.
RockwellBaltimore, MDbtw, it's cute how our little
friends from the north have to inject themselves into the conversation since
they don't have a Heisman candidate of their own to talk about.------Not really. Jordan Wynn was on the list two
years ago. That shows you how little this "honor" really means. Which is
to say it's not an honor at all.
DuckhunterHighland, UTWhat? No travis wilson, kendal thompson,
connor manning, or any of the other 8 qb's on the utah roster?-------------It's so easy to burn you.Taysom Hill
joins Jordan Wynn as being among the QBs placed on this list. Wynn showed up on
it in 2012. How'd that work out?So either you:A)
Say that Wynn was a Heisman-grade college quarterbackorB) Admit this little list means absolutely nothingCan't have
both. So tell us which it is.
BlueHuskyMission Viejo, CAColorado? Don't make me laugh.
U needs BYU. Own it and enjoy it.---------Why would a
power Pac 12 program need an irrelevant mid major independent that no power
conference respects?The only reason why we MIGHT need you is for
another automatic win on our schedule -- which, judging by this year's
schedule, we may really need.Four straightNine of twelve54-1081-64Bye.
@ DuckhunterWhen you do that, the trolls win. I know you love it
when somebody mentions you in an article when you haven't left a comment.
Don't give them the satisfaction.
@Tomahawk Red"Why would a power Pac 12 program need an
irrelevant mid major independent that no power conference respects?"I don't know you would have to ask UCLA, USC & Stanford who all
agreed to home and home series with BYU in football.As far as the
PAC-12 bottom feeders are concerned that is a different question.
@1978That's an easy question to answer actually. After seeing
how simple Utah made it look in beating BYU year after year, UCLA, Stanford, and
USC can't wait to get the cougs on the field for an easy victory over a
'storied' program. If beating 'bottom feeder' Utah is so
easy for those PAC programs on the cougars schedule (sans Stanford), then think
how much more of a walk in the park it will be to run BYU off the field. If you
don't believe me, you might want to watch what middle of the PAC Washington
did to BYU last year.
@tomahawk redI never said whether it was a "great honor" or
not, I simply stated that none of utah's 27 qb's made the list for
some reason. I'm guessing it is because none of them belong on it.
With over 1000 yards rushing and almost 3000 yards passing, I don’t think
to many teams in the nation would not be happy with that kind of production from
their quarterback. Yes, there are things to improve. But the future looks
bright for this young man. Congratulations Tayson. I look forward seeing you
kill it this year.Go Cougars!!!
BYU fans talking about a Heisman trophy. Must be June in Utah.
Utah fans are commenting on an article about a team they think is irrelevant.
Must be everyday in Utah.
With the schedule facing BYU this year, Taysom should put up numbers not seen
since the old days.BYU should go undefeated.Combine
Taysom's predicted numbers as well as BYU's undefeated season...Perfect recipe for Heisman consideration.
Tomahawk Ute: "BYE."Heh, heh. Yeah, until the next BYU
article. From what you all keep telling us, ute fans put BYU in the rearview
mirror and "moved on" what, 2 years ago? But just can't seem to
walk away....For being "irrelevant", BYU still demands an
amazaing amount of attention from the average ute. Go cougars.
1978Salt Lake City, UTI don't know you would have to ask
UCLA, USC & Stanford who all agreed to home and home series with BYU in
football.-------Nope. Only UCLA did. And they only did
it for two auto wins.Stanford's is basically a two-and-done.
Two games at Stanford in 20 and 22, and two in Provo in 23 and 25. As Stanford
will undoubtedly whack off the back end of the series, it's a 2-0 for them.
Regardless, forcing BYU to play the first two AT Stanford doesn't show much
respect.USC is a three game series. Provo in 19 and at the LA
Coliseum in 21 and 23.Sorry.
DuckhunterHighland, UT@tomahawk redI never said whether
it was a "great honor" or not, I simply stated that none of utah's
27 qb's made the list for some reason. I'm guessing it is because none
of them belong on it.--------OK, so you chose option A.
Jordan Wynn was a Heisman grade quarterback.Sorry, I have to
disagree with that assessment.
HawkLittleton, COFor being "irrelevant", BYU still
demands an amazaing amount of attention from the average ute. ---------I come here for the comedy, nothing more.
Timid Sparrow:NFL.com is talking about heisman candidates...it's
there list not BYU fans'. Nice try at being funny though. Fail.