I really like Brown at running back. He is very gifted at finding the hole and
hitting it quickly. He's a lot like Harvey Unga in that regard.
We'll miss Williams but the other three are very good backs as well.
The UConn game will be an eye opener for a lot of people. Specifically, they
will realize that the loss of Williams is not as big of a loss as they
thought.The irrefutable fact is that the combination of Hine,
Lasike, and Brown will be just as effective as Williams, if not even more
effective. Those three have skills that will more than compensate for
Williams' absence.There is no doubt that Williams accomplished
a lot last year. But there is no doubt that he monopolized the vast majority of
the carries.Any one of the other running backs would have been just
as effective if given the same number of carries. Don't forget that Hine
out rushed Williams in the Idaho State game, on fewer carries. BYU will be just
To say the backfield will be just as good without Williams is ridiculous. He is
one of the best running backs in the country.However, to say that
our backfield won't be effective without Williams is also ridiculous. Our
other 3 backs are very talented. We will be just fine.
Amen to what's been said. I have every confidence in Lasike, Brown and Hine
(and maybe some carries by Trey Dye) to fill the void left by Williams. We have
bigger areas of concern heading into the season, like getting the secondary into
form and getting some consistency from our kicking game and punter.
How to prepare for UConn? In practices have the sound system simulate a
"crowd" chanting, "We're Number 115*! (repeat over and
over)"It will be interesting to see if it is a tougher test to
play Connecticut and Middle Tennessee (#99) away or Nevada (#80 and UNLV (#108)
at home.*Rankings are by Phil Steele)
@ Whoamisir,You play who's on the schedule. Don't forget
that the #54 team in the country turned down the opportunity to play BYU at RES
this year because it would be too hard.
...why all the schedule smack? You do know that Alabama's OOC schedule is
West Virginia (#67), Southern Miss (#115), Florida Atlantic and Western
Carolina, right? I guess that means that the Crimson Tide aren't really
that good this year either?I know, they play in the SEC, but only
four of their opponents are ranked in the top 25, and they play 7 games at home.
I guess by your logic, if they go undefeated, then they will be left out of the
new playoffs because they didn't play a very hard schedule?
Who is after these three backs? They may need them. I also wonder if we have a
decent 3rd QB. One year the 4th or 5th QB had to carry the load and did very
well. I don't recall his name, but he went on into minor league baseball.
@Who am I sir?How will utah prepare for the season? In practices
have the sound system simulate a crowd chanting "We're 5-7! We're
5-7!"Honestly, your SOS trophy means nothing until you do
something against it. I could throw New Mexico State into the Pac-12 and they
could miss a bowl game too. Having a strong schedule does not make you a good
team. Winning makes you a good team.
Adam is a remarkable athlete.In addition to his skill-set as an
RB...His running style is particularly suited to returning
kickoffs.When BYU gets close to the goal line, one option would be
to move him to a WR spot... No CB in America can out-jump him on a
fade route.Hope he has a successful year.
@whosir you are right because we are #57 and that’s really neat! Because
everyone can see we are premiere big boy conference brothers now so we are
moving forward and sideways to pac glory and that’s really neat we are
Tucket: It was Ryan Hancock.
It's funny how important SOS is to Ute fans when BYU's schedule
isn't as strong, but dance around the issue when some others'
schedules are brought up.So Ute fans, what i Oklahoma's SOS and
what is Alabama's SOS? Are you going to go mock them on their boards?
@ Riverton CougarTheir non-conf. schedules are both pretty weak.
I'm sure it will raise significantly once we're into conf. play