Saturday, April 12 2014, 10:39 PM MDT
BYU Spring Football Provides Plenty Of Questions
(KUTV) The first week of BYU spring football finds several intriguing questions with no obvious answers.The offensive coaching staff is brand new. They are different, but will they be better? How different will offensive co-ordinator Robert Anae be in his second tour of duty in Provo.
Anae insists his team will play fast and hard. Up-tempo offenses are the rage, but if he has to play three different starting quarterbacks Anae probably won’t fare any better than Brandon Doman. If he gets two more NFL quarterbacks like John Beck and Max Hall he will be good to go.
The spring scrimmages won’t mean much because the Cougars don’t have their first team offensive line and they probably don’t have most of their second team offensive line. Bronco Mendenhall says three starters are hurt and will miss spring ball and six JC transfers aren’t on campus yet.
Running back is a work in progress. Michael Alisa, the starter early in 2012 campaign, is back after breaking his arm and his back-up sophomore Jamaal Williams looked great after Alisa was hurt.
However, Williams says he may be moved to slot receiver for some snaps and Mendenhall says due to the pace he expects the offense to play at, the Cougars will need four running backs, so they need to find two more backs they can trust.
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