I feel good about this hire. I am sure he knows his stuff!
Another grand cheerleading piece from Mr Harmon!
Blue Husky: “I'm very optimistic about the offense. Grimes knows
exactly what he wants and he's been recruiting heavily in SEC territory for
SEC teams. Now he's recruiting for BYU.”Recruiting for
powerhouse LSU was a little different than his now recruiting for nationally
bottom-ranked BYU-P. Knowing exactly what he wants and then trying to convince
them into coming to Provo is going to be a major challencfor him.
"The last three seasons Rice was 5-7, 3-9, and 1-11"You're
not serious are you? Since when does a position coach have full stock in W/L
records? Look at his pretty good national stats. That's what you need to
We all know it was a bad year last year and not all of that was on the coaching
staff. But changes had to come. Welcome Coach Steward. We hope for your
With Rice's high academic standards and lack of emphasis on sports, any win
in football is a significant victory. When hiring college grads, recruiters look
at the Rice U degree, not their W-L record in football. Steward should do well
in BYU's program.
robo - with you on Sitake...foolish move in dumping on Ty; we have yet to see
the full effects, and will probably never hear them acknowledged.
It scares me that he is looking to learn his position from the other coaches.
Sounds like Reno 2.0. To add his record to Rodericks’s is depressing. A
running back coach with no record of success to a QB coach whose never been
around a good QB is not firing up my hopes. Nothing here to excite me about
next year. This is not the promised “best offensive staff ever” at
There we go again with Ute fans declaring an NC for BYU. Whoa fella, not
anytime soon. But hey, thanks for the confidence in BYU's football
cjd1...where did you get NC? A bit of a stretch from his Rice team development
record the last three years!
I'm very optimistic about the offense. Grimes knows exactly what he wants
and he's been recruiting heavily in SEC territory for SEC teams. Now
he's recruiting for BYU.Stewart comes in with a lot of Texas
recruiting miles. Detmer simply did not have these connections ... he was a high
school coach. In addition, his staff was heavily BYU alums. Grimes has greatly
broadened the recruiting contact list by hiring Stewart.And both are
very experienced coaches. This matters. It will be interesting to see which of
the 8 QBs in camp winds up with the minutes. The other thing is that Grimes
knows exactly what he wants: long and fast. Ditto for D-backs. Linemen also long
and strong. Sounds like they've been recruiting these kind of guys. And
some of Sitakes first recruits are coming back from missions.BYU
will be better this year. I would guess about three games better. Year after?
We'll see progress.
The last three seasons Rice was 5-7, 3-9, and 1-11. I see many optimists on
this thread. Would one of you explain to me how this is a step in the right
direction? First Grimes starts with a passing game coordinator that Utah
didn't want, now he finishes with a running back coach from a team who just
overhauled its entire coaching staff. What am I missing? Then again Oregon
State went 2-10 the year before BYU snatched up Sitake, so Steward will be in
good company. It's becoming very obvious BYU missed the mark on who needed
to be fired. Instead they got rid of the only coach that had hope of turning
around the Cougars.
Good luck Coach Stewart
Nice spotlight, Mr Harmon! I love these human-interest types of articles. Thanks
for helping us fans get to know our coaches and players.
Certainly a step in the right direction. Glad to see the University step up
with more salary money. It may take a few years to be where they were in the
A.J. will take BYU to a National Championship! I am super excited about this
AJ Steward sounds like a great addition to BYU's coaching staff.BYU is going through some growing pains in adjusting to its first major
coaching change since becoming an Independent, but in the end, I think BYU will
be a much stronger program.