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Dick Harmon: BYU coaches like progress, leadership of Mangum after practice in St. George

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  • runnerguy50 Virginia Beach, Va
    March 22, 2017 4:36 p.m.

    I'm still trying to grasp how these coaches stated that Hill was a better Qb then TM. Now they are hailing TM but Hill could not complete a pass beyond 15 yards. The coaching staff should have never sat TM last year. The team would be in a better situation if TM had played last year instead of sitting.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    March 20, 2017 9:38 a.m.

    @blue & white

    "Next year come to Eagle Idaho for fan fest!"

    Right in Boise State's backyard.... Now THAT would turn up the temperature of the rivalry!

  • blue & white Boise, ID
    March 19, 2017 8:38 p.m.

    Next year come to Eagle Idaho for fan fest!

  • Scores Idaho Falls, ID
    March 18, 2017 11:13 p.m.

    Good for the team and good for the fans. I didn't know that St. George was that far away. 700 miles round trip? My speedometer must be off for sure. I've made that trip numerous times and it's only 260 miles from Provo to St. George. I'd like to see the football Cougars' offense get that round trip mileage in yards every game next season.
    Go Cougars!

  • Rockarolla West Jordan, UT
    March 18, 2017 5:56 p.m.

    Beautiful Day to watch the Cougars practice for a while. Not much to see as far as Offense and Defense go. Looks like Mr. Mangum has a lively arm and is hitting his receivers. The running back situation looks good with allot of big backs and a couple of smaller type scat backs. The receiving corps looks like they are going to be ok. Many fine catches during the day. The Defense looks quick and focused as well as good sized.

    Thanks to Coach Sitake for bringing the squad to So. Utah. We had a great time.

    On thing is for sure...you Never would have seen Bronco Mendenhall do anything like this. He was the most unfriendly coach when it came to the fans or the alumni players. Coach Sitake is just the opposite.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    March 18, 2017 2:20 p.m.

    Thanks, Gordon. A more constructive comment could have been, "I wonder if they worked on any two point conversion plays?"

    I liked going for two, my brother - a long time coach at the high school level - hated it. We both agreed, though, that once the decision was made, we didn't seem to have a definite idea of what we were going to do.

    Maybe we'll never go for two again, but if we do, I hope we have two or three specific plays, well practiced, and not used except for just that situation.

  • Stringer Bell Henderson, NV
    March 18, 2017 12:13 p.m.

    @ Farmer "This coming football season is well underway. It is happening in the minds and hearts of the players and coaches right now. Will everyone put in the work to allow this team to reach its full potential?

    Will Tanner throw for more than 5000 yards?
    Will we have a 1000 yard rusher or two?
    Will the defense rank among the best in football?
    Will this team field several future NFL players?
    Will our coaches pleasantly astonish us with game preparation and in game adjustments?

    If we think it, we can dream it.
    If we dream it, we can to do it"

    Just curious, exactly what kind of crops do you grow?

  • Rockwell Baltimore, MD
    March 18, 2017 12:07 p.m.

    JustGordon

    Just like Utah will be working on dropping the ball just before the goal line, so their opponents can return it for a touchdown.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    March 18, 2017 10:26 a.m.

    @Farmer

    Whoa, whoa, whoa... Pull it back a few notches, Farmer. It's just spring football. Instead of hyping up the team way beyond rational expectations, let's just remain optimistically hopeful.

    If nothing else, Sitake has injected a new enthusiasm into the fan base. This has resulted in millions more in donations through the Cougar Club. I'll bet this whole trip was a blast for the players.

  • JustGordon Salt Lake City, UT
    March 18, 2017 7:10 a.m.

    There was no mention made of Special Teams working on their fake punt plays from their own end zone...surely this option will be available to use often in the 2017 season!

  • Farmer in Farmington Farmington, UT
    March 18, 2017 5:58 a.m.

    This coming football season is well underway. It is happening in the minds and hearts of the players and coaches right now. Will everyone put in the work to allow this team to reach its full potential?

    Will Tanner throw for more than 5000 yards?
    Will we have a 1000 yard rusher or two?
    Will the defense rank among the best in football?
    Will this team field several future NFL players?
    Will our coaches pleasantly astonish us with game preparation and in game adjustments?

    If we think it, we can dream it.
    If we dream it, we can to do it

    Go Cougs!

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    March 17, 2017 11:37 p.m.

    I know this is "just spring ball," but I love all the stories about their progress. I loved Taysom Hill, but I am really excited to see a real passing QB back on the team at BYU. I know they plan on running the ball, but to have a threat via the pass for quick strikes is exciting. Under Bronco, the offense was all about ball control, now it will be about scoring at any opportunity. I love wide open football.

  • Buck49 Washington, UT
    March 17, 2017 9:48 p.m.

    Thanks for coming down here. It was so fun. Hope you come every year

  • Deanvrtc Vancouver, WA
    March 17, 2017 9:43 p.m.

    After a miserable basketball season...football can't start soon enough.

  • Joe Schmoe Orem, UT
    March 17, 2017 9:27 p.m.

    So glad we have this coaching staff. BYU is lucky to get them. Looking forward to a great season.