The QB battle:
It never was a battle. Once Taysom Hill announced he was coming back and once they said he was 100%, he became the starter. Would you sit the greatest athlete BYU ever recruited, a duel threat guy that can outrun everyone on the field? I didn’t think so.
And if Mangum should be called into running the team, he is light years ahead of where he started last year. I would think that our running game would open up just on Tanner being in there and defenses having to respect his lazar arm.
This 6-6 baloney that I hear from the sports world, I just don’t see it… Injuries will determine it BYU loses 1 game or 5 games. With senior leadership at QB, at running back and on the defensive line I would expect BYU to win all the games except maybe the MSU game.
Will BYU have growing pains with an entirely new coaching staff? Absolutely but if Hill stays healthy, with Brown and Williams in the backfield I would think that BYU can put 30 points on the board in every game except for maybe Mish State. So the real question would be…can the teams we play put 30 on us? UCLA can if their QB gets going but I don’t see many others out there able to do it…
…The real question here is the Intangibles such as our field goal kicking game. turnovers and the big one…will BYU be able to stay healthy playing week after week against some of the best football teams in the country. If Hill and Williams stay healthy on offense and if our run stoppers on defense, (Tuiloma, Tuala, Laiataua Mo 'Umga) don’t get hurt, BYU could be in for a special season.