Thursday, April 11 2013, 03:52 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
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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