Things are looking better this year for BYU. They have had a very good defense
the last several years, now it looks like they may have a good offense also. If
they can put it together on both sides of the ball, they may have a breakout
season. At least I'm hoping so. Go Cougars.
With all that talent at the receiver position, it looks like it will be a tough
call to name starters and keep everybody happy. I truly hope that the coach
relies on objective criteria and not play favorites. Unfortunately we have seen
that that isn't always the case in college football.In other
news Jake Heaps has been named the starter for Miami in their season opener
against Louisville. The heir-apparent, Williams jacked up his ACL and the next
in line failed his drug test. That resulted in Heaps moving to the top of the
position list. Good for him! It will be interesting to see what he does with a
talented supporting cast.
I don't know where the writer got his information, but Michael Davis is
6-2, Nick Kurtz is 6-6, and Mitch Matthews is a junior.I can't
wait to see these wideouts! They sound like they are having tons of success
against what is supposed to be a great secondary, as opposed to last year where
they weren't very good against a depleted secondary.
Be still my heart! Doesn't mean a thing till they bring it against someone
else's defense, but this time of year, it sure beats eating junk food.Go Cougars!!! Rise and SHOUT!!!!
Go > "COUGARS"
Does anyone know if Hill can throw a medium range ball yet, let alone the long
Schmed:Only the people who have seen Taysom play, read any of the
myriad of articles from the last two days or seen the reports on practices know
the answer to that one. Keep wondering.
@SchmedHill I read still struggles with the medium range ball. That
was Max Halls specialty, so we got spoiled there for a few years with Hall to
Pitta 20 yard chunks.
@schmedMission Viejo, CA"Does anyone know if Hill can
throw a medium range ball yet, let alone the long passes?"You
watching from California and me from Virginia, I think Provo is a bit too far
away for us to tell. But I'm sure we'll soon find out once the season
begins. I too am very curious to find out.Go Cougars!
I'm very optimistic vs a much lighter schedule this year. But everyone is
optimistic in August. Let's revisit this in October! Go Cougs!
@schmed: "And Hill is more capable of finding them." That
quote is from the article you just commented on.
Well it's about time
I can't wait to find out. You would think Hill has improved, but of course
with BYU being an indepedent it is hard to judge how they should perform year to
year because the schedule changes every year. It is easier to judge utah since 9
of 12 opponents stay the same and you have an idea of what those opponents are
going to be in comparison to utah, but with BYU very few are repeats. It makes
prognosticating a little bit harder. I'm optimistic and have no
problem with fans that are thinking better things will happen this year but it
is all just speculation with little to go off of imo. we can list the positives
though.Hill should have improved.The Oline should have
improved.The DB's should have improved and are deeper.The
wr's look to be improved and deeper. Anae is in his 2nd year and the
offense is installed and guys have experience with it. Those are all
positives, but we'll have to wait to see if they result in a better record.
One reason John Beck didn't stick in the NFL was an inability to punch it
in for touchdowns despite moving the offense and completing a respectable
percentage. Last year BYU's offense looked very similar, able to move
between the 20's but unable to score 6 as often as they should have. Once the defense compresses within those last 20 yards it is much harder
to score against good defenses. IMO, there are a couple of ways to fix this.
First, dominate the line of scrimmage, run the ball effectively, and create
mismatches with 1on1 LB coverage by involving the TE and RB in your passing
scheme. Second, throw deep and score before you get into the Blue Zone and the
defense compresses. Ideally, I hope we are able to do both, but John Beck would
still be a QB in the NFL if he was willing to take some shots and score from
outside the Blue Zone. Exciting to see if Cougs can add this arrow to the
offensive quiver this season. Oh, BTW, if Taysom develops the deep
ball accuracy the NFL will be drooling. As long as he sets his feet he is a
very accurate passer!