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Kelsey Brunner,
Offensive players meet with Ty Detmer in the middle of the field to go over plays at a BYU football practice in Provo on Thursday, August 10, 2017.

PROVO — Thursday's scrimmage wasn't all bad for BYU's offense. The tight end unit, led mostly by quarterbacks Tanner Mangum and Beau Hoge, broke through for a few standout plays, a common theme during most open-practice sessions.

Mangum made no pretense when asked, stating, "I love the tight ends; Moroni (Laulu-Pututau) and Matt Bushman," when asked who he's feeling the best connection with among his allotment of targets.

Although Mangum didn't connect with either tight end for touchdowns during Thursday's scrimmage, he's often looked for them, and other tight ends, during most practice sessions.

“I feel they’re doing a great job and they just have good feel. They’re good at finding holes, they’re good and getting open and they’re big targets. So it makes my job easier," Mangum said.

Quarterback Beau Hoge did find Bushman for a touchdown from five yards out during the scrimmage.