If not for the P5 bias, Taysom would win the Heisman.By a lot.
It is definitely Winston's award to lose. He plays in probably the weakest
of the P5 conferences and is a major talent. Obviously I'm hoping Mariota
wins it but I don't know if he can overcome the east coast bias. Being the
best QB in the PAC12 is hard enough but being the best overall is daunting when
half your games are played at 10:30 eastern time.
Mildred in Filmore your comment was hilarious!Without the "P5
bias" Taysom wouldn't come close to winning the Heisman, EVER! The kid
can run, but last year he threw 19 TDs, 14 INTs and completed under 54%.
According to ESPN that's good enough for the worst quarterback in the state
last year, including Darell Garretson the red-shirt freshman who came in when
Chuckie Keeton went down. Chuckie Keeton is the favorite from the state, and
from the non "P5".
bri_guyThat was last year; this is a new year, and you'll see a
much improved Taysom Hill.Still skeptical that a running QB can make
drastic improvements in his passing efficiency?Check out Steve
Young's stats from his Sophomore season to his Senior season.Watch and learn.
phantomblade I'm not skeptical at all about a running QB, that
was Chuckie's game when he was a freshman. Since then he's developed
into an incredible dual threat QB. Part of that was him and part of that was
being surrounded by great coaches.My point was Hill is not Heisman
caliber. As for a much improved Hill, talk to me after the season. He had one
receiver last season that was drafted and I'm assuming others that could
catch, yet still couldn't get them the ball. Yes I realize that is last
season, but those are facts. I'd rather base my judgement on facts, rather
than some commentator's prediction that he'll be "much
improved". If he only throws 13 INTs this season, makes it to the
conference championship game - oh wait....or wins a bowl game, I'll say he
improved.As far as comparing Hill to Steve Young, I'll say this
Steve Young had Norm Chow and LaVell Edwards, Hill has Anae and Mendenhall. I
suppose it's possible Hill can improve under their tutelage, but I'll
wait until after the season to decide.
bri_guyLogan, UTI hope Chuckie has the season he is capable
of, without injury. I also hope Texas, both UCF and Houston, and Boise all have
great seasons.That would mean the possibility of Taysom leading the
Cougars to victory over 3 different conference champions.
Y Grad / Y DadThere's also a possibility the Kate Upton's
car will break down right in front of my apartment. I hope Hill has the season
he is capable of, but that's not going to lead to the Heisman. See you on
October 3rd in that great and spacious building.
I think this will be a great season for Hill. The improvement in his throwing
game and the with a win against Texas will move him right in the heat of the
Heisman talk. Best chance for a QB from the great State of Utah to get it.
bri_guyLogan, UTSo you're saying the chance of Utah State
winning the conference is pretty low???
Y Grad / Y DadThat's what you took from that??? Ok well first
I never said anything close to that. A quick re-read of the conversation and
you'll find the topic was the possibility of Hill beating 3 conference
champions, not whether or not the Aggies become conference champions. I know
it's difficult for cougars, by try to remain on topic.Utah
State's chances were low last season and they still made the championship
game, and btw were the only team from the state of Utah to win a bowl game.
This year they are not projected to win the conference, but up in Logan we love
beating expectations.Even if Utah State's chances at winning
the conference championship was 0.1% it would still be higher than byu's
please briguyi like he aggies and keaton, but please let's not get
into slamming hill. he will crush your heifers.
bri_guyLogan, UTLighten up, havin fun with you.I
recognize that BYU is playing five teams that have a shot at winning their
respective conference championship.The odds of any one of them
winning their conference championship are long.The odds of three of
them all winning their respective conference championships are longer.If all three win their conference championships, the odds of BYU beating all
three are longer still.But they are still better odds than Kate
Upton's car breaking down in front of your apartment. Hope you are okay
Y Grad / Y DadI most certainly am not ok with that!!!..........I
really want her car to break down in front of my apartment, hahaha.Don't worry I'm not mad or even agitated, for me this is a fun
conversation/debate. No one knows what's going to happen until the season
starts, and it can't come soon enough for me.I will admit Hill
has a lot of potential, but Chuckie is more experienced and a more complete QB.
It will be fun to see them battle.
bri_guyLogan, UTI would agree with you. About Chuckie, not
the car.But Chuckie is also starting in the same place Taysom
started last year - coming back from a devastating injury. While in fairness, I
believe Chuckie has the stuff to persevere and get back to where he was,
he's got a lot of ground to gain back.Taysom has already gained
that ground back. Chuckie has to prove how much he can regain, and he was a
tremendously talented quarterback. Taysom has to prove how much upside he can
realize, and he has tremendous potential.I am looking forward to the
building of a wonderful rivalry with a truly worthy opponent and good friend.