"So you're saying there's a chance..."Read that with Jim
Carrey in mindMake up any excuse you need to, but start playing one
of those big freshman quarterbacks and be done with Heaps (Mangum).
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.
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
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.
@ Carnak - Salt Lake City, UT - Sept. 12, 2017 7:02 p.m. - "BleedingBlue -
Provo, UTSept. 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
Here is to both Tanner and the rest of the offense for a speedy recovery.
Starting a different QB could really be interesting, especially if it turns to a
Look at the bright side Cougar fans, at least you have national exposure!Key word: exposed.
I would let him rest and heal for the off-season. BYU should be really good
again next summer.
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.
Coach Sounds like Coach Whitt. He's a great man. My team is Utah but I wish
byu well. Beat them Badgers
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.
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.
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
@BleedingblueAre you kidding me? Get behind your team dude!
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
Its a long season; don't return to soon. I wish Mangum well going forward.
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
I hate to see any student athlete get injured. Here's to a quick and
complete recovery.Good luck Tanner.Go Utes!!
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.
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."
Come on folks..........it's just football
Bad hurricane reference.Injured starter or backup no'ons heard
of...either way wisconsin by 27
BleedingBlue - Provo, UTSept. 12, 2017 6:12 p.mTypical 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.
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.