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Opposing coaches dish on the Cougars.
It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year. In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2013, Athlon asked coaches around the nation to talk anonymously about BYU.
Note: These scouting reports come directly from coaching staffs and do not necessarily reflect the views of Athlon's editorial staff.
Coaches Anonymously Scout BYU for 2013
Opposing coaches size up the Cougars:
“The first thing that comes to mind is they have a great receiver (Cody Hoffman)." …
"But now, with (new coordinator) Robert Anae running the offense, you look at what he's done in the past as a coordinator — his running backs have set records. To me, the identity of the coordinator is the main thing. I think they're going to go back to what they're good at, and that's running the ball." …
"They have a quarterback that’s a threat in the run game as well as the pass game. I think Taysom Hill does some great things." …
"There's a reason they had one of the top defenses in the country last year. Their structure and scheme is as good as anybody you'll play. They don’t allow a ton of big plays and it’s hard to get the ball over the top of them." …
"You try to use your speed and get an isolation down the field on the perimeter, because it’s tough to pound the ball on them. They just have a really solid scheme.”
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