Some people has said in the past,
“We can never get Tye Detmer to come to BYU in Any capacity”
“Tye Detmer will never leave his ranch where he can hunt and fish on his own property daily”
Our last coach, almost by demand, was forced to invite Tye Detmer to come to BYU as a coach and Tye Detmer refused.
Now, I think that I have heard all the reasons for a change of heart, when Sataki asked Tye Detmer to come to BYU and not only be the QB coach but to also be the OC and basically run the entire Offense for BYU Football. That which could never happen in the opinion of virtually everyone, did indeed happen. Tye Detmer is with us and we are blessed because of it.
Many fans and sports writers alike too often question the lack of experience as a coach on the BYU level. They point out all the adjustments that both the team and the new coach has to make.
They point out the past failures of great players when it comes to coaching. Dolman is a name often used in this example.
These fans and writers refuse to give credit for all the coaching he was asked to do, as an NFL player, to help other great QB’s that had a bigger and stronger body, but lacked the knowledge that Tye Detemer was able to teach to them.
These fans and sports writers refuse to give credit to Tye Detmer for the rapid speed in which he was able to turn around a losing private, religious football school team, into a power house.
These fans and writers do not give Tye Detmer credit for having been born into a football home with football genes that not only game himself a Heisman Trophy, but a brother, Coy Detmer that was a big Star in the NFL and a father that has taught football each day of Tye Detmer’s life.
These fans and sports writer, refuse to acknowledge, that the more enlightened fans and most enlighten sports writers and the most enlightened fellow NFL athletes give Tye Detmer credit for having one of the most brilliant football minds in all football.
While others worry about how well Tye Detmer will do in his first year, I will be amazed if he is not honored as the Offensive Coordinator of the year for all College football by the end of his first year.