Dick Harmon: Three prep QBs with ties to Beehive State recruiting shine at summer seven-on-seven events

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  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    July 19, 2017 9:47 p.m.

    Cougsndawgs:

    Nope. You WERE wrong, and you KNOW it! You specifically highlighted Coach Taylor's coaching pedigree by claiming he had "no FBS or P5 experience", and I just proved to you that he had all of the above. You did NOT say that he had "no FBS or P5 experience as an OC". I proved you wrong, and that's why you're now trying to move the goal posts. You were wrong. Own it!

    Furthermore, Ute fans pointed out Detmer's lack of collegiate coaching experience, because he had no collegiate coaching experience. He'd only coached high school. Taylor coached at the collegiate level as an OC at an FCS school, and as an asst. coach at the P5 level. And most OCs don't just start out as an OC. They earn their stripes coming up from within the ranks -- such as "graduate assistant" roles, then "asst. coaching" roles, and finally, a "coordinator" role. And since Taylor had more of that under his belt prior to coming to the U than had Detmer prior to coming to the Y, you've got nothing! How miserable for you.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    July 19, 2017 12:48 p.m.

    NV:
    Does he have experience being an OC or a coach of any consequence before calling plays for a juggernaut like Eastern Washington? No...that's what I meant. If you want to count little grad asst and positions coaching than all the hoopla about BYU coaches lacking experience from ute trolls was hogwash. There's nothing in his experience that suggests he'll be a better OC than all the other has-beens U've hired, and certainly not better than a guy who played more than 1 year in the NFL and won the highest award in CFB, especially for a QB.

    So I'm NOT wrong...it was a questionable decision for Tuttle to put his career in the hands of an inexperienced OC who hasn't proven himself at the FBS level. I'm not embarrassed at all, I don't give 2 squats what TT did as a grad asst and receivers coach. His only real coaching experience (calling plays) are in HS and FCS Eastern Wash.

  • Naval Vet Philadelphia, PA
    July 19, 2017 11:26 a.m.

    Cougsndawgs:

    "...it's laughable how some of U trolls think an FCS offensive coordinator (with no FBS or P5 experience...)"

    No, what's "laughable" is your inability to do simple research!  Troy Taylor....

    (1) ...played for a school in a "power" conference (Cal)
    (2) ...played in the NFL (NY Jets)
    (3) ...coached at the FBS level (Colo and Cal, from 1995-2000)

    So there ya have it!  Taylor DID come with P5/FBS experience, which means...

    ...you were WRONG!

    How embarrassing for you.

  • Cougsndawgs West Point , UT
    July 18, 2017 7:32 p.m.

    Some writers and recruiting services are predicting McKee goes to BYU...so Harmon is jumping the gun a little, who cares. Some Ute trolls grasp at the tiniest little things to criticize...sad.

    And it's laughable how some of U trolls think an FCS offensive coordinator (with no FBS or P5 experience, which was criticized ad nauseam about BYU's new coaching staff) is somehow more knowledgeable and qualified than...oh I don't know, a 14 year NFL veteran and Heisman Trophy winner who is installing a pro style offense. It begs the question, why would Tuttle choose a school that hasn't produced anything but Alex Smith who lost his job to the likes of Colin Kaepernick? And Alex was Urban's guy, not Whitt's. Questionable decision, Tuttle...very questionable.

  • Eddie Would Go FPO, AE
    July 18, 2017 8:53 a.m.

    If an athlete is LDS, there will be DN articles suggesting that he will end up in Provo.

    That you can bank on.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    July 18, 2017 7:42 a.m.

    Everyone is on here bragging about BYU QB's in the NFL; but how long has it been since a BYU QB actually started in the NFL? It seems like it's been a while.

  • london_josh lincoln, CA
    July 17, 2017 8:31 p.m.

    "If McKee wants to enter the NFL at some point, why would he ever pick BYU as the team that would get him there? Their track record isn't all that great in that respect."

    True, BYU has such a poor track record with putting QBs in the NFL.

    And who is Detmer to be giving QB advice anyway?

    Spot on guys, way to nail BYU hard on that one.

  • VegasUte Las Vegas, NV
    July 17, 2017 4:26 p.m.

    Surf is Up:

    "Austin Collie was right."

    Is that why Max lost so badly at Utah the year after Collie's statement? I guess Collie was the only one that did then, am I right? byu 1-7 against Utah since that ill conceived statement. Unless you are saying the Utah lives right on and off the field. It sure has been #Magic at Utah these last 10 years!

    It seems like McKee will be a can't miss player wherever he ends up. I hope he ends up where he believes will be the best place for him. Right now he has his mission to look forward to/prepare for. Hopefully he will be left alone during those two years so he can concentrate on what he was sent out to do.

    Go Utes!

    Looking forward to the King Tut era.

    2017 - Year of the Troys!

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 17, 2017 3:29 p.m.

    "BYU QB's who won a Super Bowl - 4
    Ute QB's who've won a Super Bowl - 0

    Yeah, that comment made sense."

    MurrayMike:

    More than yours, unless LaVell (with Elvis) is still here and getting the band back together. Either that, or you're still stuck in the 80's.

    And I only count 3, with Marc Wilson "winning" his ring by carrying a clipboard.

  • MurrayMike Murray, UT
    July 17, 2017 2:12 p.m.

    If McKee wants to enter the NFL at some point, why would he ever pick BYU as the team that would get him there?

    Ha ha ha ha.....
    Let's see...
    BYU QB's who won a Super Bowl - 4
    Ute QB's who've won a Super Bowl - 0

    Yeah, that comment made sense.

  • TouchdownUtes Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2017 8:22 a.m.

    If McKee wants to enter the NFL at some point, why would he ever pick BYU as the team that would get him there? Their track record isn't all that great in that respect.

    Harmon's writing about him simply because he's LDS and communicates with Ty Detmer. That doesn't mean that Tanner will end up at BYU. He's got a lot better schools and football programs to consider over BYU.

  • JohnInSLC Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 17, 2017 6:02 a.m.

    "If I were a Ute fan the phrases "an athlete like Travis Wilson" and "built like a linebacker" would seriously worry me."

    OldBNStupid:

    Which is why you're not a Ute fan. But if he holds a signing press conference at a sports bar and talks about national championships, THAT would seriously worry me.

  • Jackie Treehorn St George, UT
    July 16, 2017 11:19 p.m.

    OBNS, you realize the "like Travis Wilson" comment was about McKee, right?

  • Old But Not Stupid Moorpark, CA
    July 16, 2017 9:22 p.m.

    If I were a Ute fan the phrases "an athlete like Travis Wilson" and "built like a linebacker" would seriously worry me.

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    July 16, 2017 7:13 p.m.

    "the overwhelming majority of which likely talk to him "frequently." "

    Gordon, spot on analysis as always!

    So we can all follow their Twitters, please give us the reference and person where you learned the following schools are in contact frequently: Colorado, Houston, Purdue. That should be plenty for you to demonstrate your pure knowledge on the topic.

  • chicagoborn Philadelphia, PA
    July 16, 2017 4:39 p.m.

    @surf is up
    That's ancient history. Don't even remember what year that was. If good things happen to people who don't play on Sunday, then why hasn't BYU beaten Utah since 2009?

  • RationalCougar St. George, UT
    July 16, 2017 2:53 p.m.

    Nice update, Dick! These are the kinds of articles we need to be reading as we're waiting for fall practices to begin!

  • Tomahawk Red Miami Beach, FL
    July 16, 2017 1:19 p.m.

    Classic DNews pro-byu-p spin: Three big time commits with Utah ties -- a Lehi QB, a Utes commit... and, uh, an LDS guy who is THINKING about byu-p.

    LOOOL!!!

    Classic Harmon homering.

  • JustGordon Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2017 12:28 p.m.

    Rightfully this story should have been about TWO quarterbacks with Utah ties. One is Cameron Cooper from Lehi, Utah and committed to Washington State. The other is UTAH's commitment, Jack Tuttle who is wowing at the 7 v 7 showcases.

    Tanner McKee, on the other hand, has signed with no Utah college and only talks with BYU's offensive coordinator.

    He's also recruited by Alabama, ASU, BSU Colorado, Duke, Georgia, Houston, Louisville, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon State, Purdue, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, UTAH and Va Tech....the overwhelming majority of which likely talk to him "frequently."

    Which of these is not like the others? Tanner McKee!

  • Laxman taylorsville, UT
    July 16, 2017 12:15 p.m.

    So byu-p hasn't signed any of these yet. Why is the Dnews writing about them?

  • Surf is Up Miami, FL
    July 16, 2017 11:05 a.m.

    "...he didn’t play on Sunday but it worked in his favor because he came out on Monday fresh and with no practice reps Sunday, he performed at a high level..."

    Austin Collie was right. Good things can/will happen... Of course that statement just incensed certain fans whose team had victory stolen out from under them that day.

    Best wishes for all these guys

  • Not Much of a Fan Irvine, CA
    July 16, 2017 12:49 a.m.

    Coach Whitt: a QB built like a linebacker can still play QB - keep him on offense!

  • Woodworker Highland, UT
    July 15, 2017 9:32 p.m.

    Dick, Thanks for the informative article. And good luck to all three young men this year and in college. Go Cougs!

  • BobbyPaluga Austin, TX
    July 15, 2017 8:54 p.m.

    Suddening coaching staffs at all the schools recruiting McKee, other than BYU, have developed great respect for the Mormon people and how they stick to their guns. 12 or more head coaches remembered a neighbor that was a Mormon and what a great guy he was, "always kept a nice lawn".