It is going to be interesting to see how the tight end position plays out in
fall camp. I attended both "open" practices and it appeared that Mahina
and Houk have the inside track. Both are very capable. Sampson is a sleeper in
the mix. He also looks talented. What makes it interesting is that some of the
wide outs (Leslie and Apo for example) have a great combination of speed and
size, and could be very productive in a spread TE position that could also
feature Mathews, Blackmon and Kurtz on the field with them as true wide outs.
Lots of big and fast targets for Hill.Nelson and Juergens look good
in the slot position, and Williams and Hine look good catching passes from their
running back position. Hill will have plenty of people to throw the ball to, and
BYU will be able to keep defenses guessing with many different formations. The keys are whether Hill can improve his passing accuracy and the
offensive line can provide the protection he will need. If these two
things happen, BYU will put plenty of points on the board this year.
I don't know, this article doesn't give a lot of clarity as to whether
the TEs will play a significant part of the offense or not. And that is
probably because it doesn't seem that the coaches seem to indicate a clear
use of TEs either. I hope Mahina can make an impact in his last year. And I
don't get how those shorter guys are TEs and not wide receivers, since we
have a bunch of other TEs to develop. Someone enlighten me, thanks.
Does anyone know what ever happened to Austin Holt? He was highly rated coming
out of HS but never seemed to find his way at BYU.
Spokane: I believe he switched over to D Line, finished his career last season.
Not sure what impact he made at DL. He was not a starter, but may have been in
fan in OremThanks; I was freinds with his Dad in HS and recall that
he was one of the highest rated Tight Ends in the country coming out of Bingham.
Too bad things didn't work out. Thanks again!