I was one of the 12,000 and I was impressed with the defense and completely
underwhelmed by our Heisman Candidate... It looked to me like 2013 all over
again... Frankly, I think that Stewart outplayed Hill... Hill reverted to his
tuck and run stuff again and when he did throw he had trouble hitting the open
receiver... Most completed passes were to the backs for short
gainers... Blackmon, Williams, Hine and Dye had a decent night with some good
runs and a couple of good catches... Hill checked off third and fourth receiver
options maybe a couple of times, but that was it... He mostly had time to look
for the first option and then resorted to an emergency dump off or a tuck and
run.I love the Cougs but the Offense looked like 2013 Deja Vu all
over again to me. On Defense I was impressed with Jackson (a very
hard hitter)and I was impressed with the front three (The O-Line had trouble
keeping them out)... The DBs also did a nice job staying with some speedy
Receivers.My opinion? Hill needs to step up or step back... He has
skills but bails too quickly.
Scrimmages are difficult to evaluate because you're obviously scrimmaging
against yourself.The defense knows the strengths and weaknesses of
the offense thoroughly, and visa versa.If the offense performs well,
does that mean the defense is bad? If the defense performs well,
does that mean the offense is bad?
Yes, I was there too. The defense did rise up and played really well. They
sort of shell shocked the offense. Stewart had some nice passes. Hill also
found receivers and did okay. From what I saw, I think this team is way ahead
of last year's team. Instead of a 1-2 start to the season, I see this team
no worse than 2-1 after three games. If they win all three to start the season,
hold on to your seats, because this will be a special season!
I agree with poyman. I went to the scrimmage tonight with high hopes but came
away with a dose of reality and thinking Stewart was much better at managing the
offense. Hill is a terrific athlete and can run better than pretty much anyone
else on the field but he can't throw. I'm afraid that he will tuck and
run too much so once again, teams like Texas will stack the box and dare him to
throw. This will be a problem - 2013 all over again.I still love my
So are you guys telling me Bronco is again impressed with the good runner and
not who is best at running the offense ?I saw TH last year at Virginia and
was stunned at how many under thrown balls he tosses. I was hoping this year
would be different but perhaps I should temper my optimism.
What has become most clear is that Williams is not all that important to
BYU's success. So far this fall, he has been outperformed by the three
other running backs. He has consistently achieved a lower yards per carry
I have watched Taysom as well in both spring ball as well as this fall . I can
assure you that barring any injuries , Taysom is the real deal and he will prove
it this year . You can count on it !
Ever since BYU 'won' the lucrative ESPN television contract,
medocrity has ruled their play and soured the conferences that may have offered
admittance but then backed off, leaving the school I standing without a chair to
sit in when the music stopped. The 'Y' is stuck with there
predicament, which may likely never resolve itself to our liking. ONLY going
UNDEFEATED will offer a positive solution and entrance to a Power 5 conference.
And nothing else.
This is going to be a special season for BYU. I really hope the coaches play
the best players . Alisa needs to be on the field at linebacker and I am not
convinced Kafusi will be able to play LB. LB's have to fly around and in
all the times I have watched Kafusi I have never seen him play like that. As
far as Hill goes if he cannot develop accuracy, the hardest thing to coach a QB
to have, then they might as well move him to tailback, safety or LB. He is a
great athlete but he must get more accurate. If he cannot do it then by all
means start Stewart. Too many coaches stick with a guy because of the potential
while passing over a productive player who may not be that flashy.