BYU QB Mangum's status still uncertain for Saturday's game vs. Wisconsin

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  • Hoosier87 American Fork, UT
    Sept. 13, 2017 10:19 a.m.

    "So you're saying there's a chance..."
    Read that with Jim Carrey in mind

    Make up any excuse you need to, but start playing one of those big freshman quarterbacks and be done with Heaps (Mangum).

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    Sept. 13, 2017 9:17 a.m.

    His status is certain. BYU coaches are just being coy. They are playing that game of making their opponent prepare for two different quarterbacks. BSU is doing the same with Brett Rypien.

  • GoodGuyGary Houston, TX
    Sept. 13, 2017 9:17 a.m.

    From what Tanner showed us the past 3 games, it may not be a bad idea to start someone else. His passes were never at the targets, it is a good time to start another QB.

  • BlueMoonOden Wilmette, IL
    Sept. 13, 2017 8:58 a.m.

    I am a big time Cougar fan but I can tell you this game against Wisconsin is a lost cause. Being from Big Ten territory i know Wisconsin well and neither BYU or Utah could come close to winning against the Badgers. They should start Hoge and give him game experience and rest Tanner.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    Sept. 13, 2017 8:46 a.m.

    @ Carnak - Salt Lake City, UT - Sept. 12, 2017 7:02 p.m. - "BleedingBlue - Provo, UT
    Sept. 12, 2017 6:12 p.m - Typical BYU football "fan", so sensitive and caring about a young man and his injury, and NO Cougar "fan" you won't be better off if he can't play. Here's a Utah fan wishing Tanner good health and personal success the rest of the season."

    @ golfrUte - SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Sept. 12, 2017 8:40 p.m. - "I hate to see any student athlete get injured. Here's to a quick and complete recovery. Good luck Tanner. Go Utes!!"

    @Spokane Ute - Spokane, WA - Sept. 12, 2017 9:38 p.m. - "Its a long season; don't return to soon. I wish Mangum well going forward.

    @EricTheUte - Salt lake , UT - "Sept. 13, 2017 4:53 a.m. - "Coach Sounds like Coach Whitt. He's a great man. My team is Utah but I wish byu well. Beat them Badgers"

    Wow, 4 comments from 4 separate Utah fans wishing Tanner Mangum well. That is very nice of you guys, thanks! You're the kind of Utah fan that I'd enjoy sitting by during a BYU-Utah game. Good luck in your game this weekend and thanks for the civility.

    Cheers!

  • goosehuntr Tooele, UT
    Sept. 13, 2017 8:19 a.m.

    Here is to both Tanner and the rest of the offense for a speedy recovery.

  • Lone Eagle Aurora, CO
    Sept. 13, 2017 7:53 a.m.

    Starting a different QB could really be interesting, especially if it turns to a win.

  • Juice Box Eureka, UT
    Sept. 13, 2017 7:47 a.m.

    Look at the bright side Cougar fans, at least you have national exposure!

    Key word: exposed.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    Sept. 13, 2017 7:18 a.m.

    I would let him rest and heal for the off-season. BYU should be really good again next summer.

  • Samwise Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 13, 2017 6:44 a.m.

    AntelopeValleyUte, actually, what I think is even more embarrassing than either of those things is having some fans that are so insecure that they are still obsessed with their rival and feel the need to disparage their rival on articles about an injured player even after winning 7 straight times and claiming that their rival is "irrelevant".

    By the way, to all the Utes who are commenting here wishing Tanner well and other kind things, I am not talking about you. You are the good part of your fan base. If all of your fan base was like you, the Utes would be my 2nd favorite college team (for better or worse BYU will always be number 1 for me).

    As for Tanner, hope he is okay and hope that if he is injured badly that they don't rush him back before he is physically ready. Don't risk injuring it further. Let him heal. In the meantime, we'll see what Hoge can do.

  • EricTheUte Salt lake , UT
    Sept. 13, 2017 4:53 a.m.

    Coach Sounds like Coach Whitt. He's a great man. My team is Utah but I wish byu well. Beat them Badgers

  • Oh Really? HERRIMAN, UT
    Sept. 13, 2017 12:03 a.m.

    Best thing for the program would be to start Hoge. If he does well, great, if he does poorly, then the pressure is off Mangum and on Detmer.

  • CougarForever Holladay, Utah
    Sept. 12, 2017 11:48 p.m.

    I'm torn. I really think that Mangum gives us the best shot at a win vs Wisconsin and the Badgers may be vulnerable with significant recent injuries to at least two starting offensive linemen who likely will not play in this game in addition to a number of prior injuries (on both defense and offense).

    However, from a long-term viewpoint, if Mangum is not close to 100% this week then it may be better (especially for his well-being) to keep him out of this game and have him return against Utah State. We have two weeks between the Wisconsin game and the Utah State game and this may play a role in deciding whether to play or sit Mangum this Saturday.

    One could argue that if he is at an estimated 90% or better then he could play on Saturday and have two full weeks to recuperate before the next game. I would suggest that this may be an unwise approach. If his injury is in any way limiting his mobility then this would predispose him to further injury. To the coaches: For Mangum's sake, if in doubt keep him out.

  • london_josh lincoln, CA
    Sept. 12, 2017 11:12 p.m.

    Any injury is hard to see.

    It wouldn't be the worse thing in the world to start Hoge, frankly in terms of the game it's one of the best things possible - no film on him and now with a running game and a mobile QB it might be a different team for Wiscy to play - that being said I'm still under no delusion that BYU is in this game the way we've been playing, it's a systematic problem that needs resolved rather than a player at this point in time.

    He's to a speedy recovery for Tanner, fight back for that starting spot and show us why you were the starter either on Saturday against Wisconsin or you've got a comfy 2.5 weeks before we play USU.

    For those predicting BYU at 1-6 after Miss St - it's a long season and sometimes it takes a while for things to click, USU is still our game to lose and Boise has typically played us close, it's likely going to be 3-3 or 2-4 going into the Miss State game, not a bragging record but BYU can still pull it around - our September is Utah's October, both teams have a ton to work on.

  • 1utah_man! Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2017 11:05 p.m.

    @Bleedingblue

    Are you kidding me? Get behind your team dude!

  • Captain L Provo, UT
    Sept. 12, 2017 10:49 p.m.

    Tanner has had such a bad start to the year I hope they let him rest and start Beau and let us see how he can play. It is hard to put a young kid in such a difficult situation but he needs the chance and we need to see how he can perform.

  • Spokane Ute Spokane, WA
    Sept. 12, 2017 9:38 p.m.

    Its a long season; don't return to soon. I wish Mangum well going forward.

  • 13Bpatriot SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 12, 2017 9:04 p.m.

    Mangum is bailing because he knows what is coming. And I don't blame him. BYU will get destroyed by Wisconsin, then by the time they finish with MS State they'll be 1-6 and then they can catch a break with some of their community college opponents.

  • golfrUte SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 12, 2017 8:40 p.m.

    I hate to see any student athlete get injured. Here's to a quick and complete recovery.

    Good luck Tanner.

    Go Utes!!

  • AntelopeValleyUte Palmdale, CA
    Sept. 12, 2017 8:34 p.m.

    It's about to get ugly nasty for BYU on national TV yet again. Wisconsin gonna blow BYU off the field at LES. I don't know what is more embarrassing, playing on national TV and getting destroyed by LSU and even Wisconsin, or losing to your rival seven straight games in a row, or both? I guess it doesn't matter when you're desperate for relevancy and national TV is the only way you think you can get respect whether you're humiliated on national TV or not.

  • JustGordon Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2017 8:30 p.m.

    Mangum was never "mobile" in the modern football sense of the term.

    His problems are multifaceted...he has a porous offensive line blocking for him and the run game.

    He has an almost nonexistent run game, allowing good D lines to go after him on almost every play.

    Adding to these woes is a receiving corps that have "bad" hands and are not very good at creating separation with their defenders.

    To all of this add an OC who has demonstrated unimaginative play calling and you now knows why the offense is called a "disgrace" and "the worst."

  • Idaho forever South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 12, 2017 7:46 p.m.

    Come on folks..........it's just football

  • IrieUte west valley, UT
    Sept. 12, 2017 7:32 p.m.

    Bad hurricane reference.

    Injured starter or backup no'ons heard of...either way wisconsin by 27

  • Carnak Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 12, 2017 7:02 p.m.

    BleedingBlue - Provo, UT
    Sept. 12, 2017 6:12 p.m

    Typical BYU football "fan", so sensitive and caring about a young man and his injury, and NO Cougar "fan" you won't be better off if he can't play.

    Here's a Utah fan wishing Tanner good health and personal success the rest of the season.

  • BleedingBlue Provo, UT
    Sept. 12, 2017 6:12 p.m.

    Just what our offense needs, a gimpy, immobile QB who will not be able to throw on his foot QB for the Wisconsin game. Can you say disaster, try 50 yards max, 4 interceptions, and. Negative 40 yards with 5 sacks. This is an Irma-Cat 5 hurricane coming at you, that light, its not the end of the tunnel, it's a train coming at you.