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 throughout the offseason or regular season.
In order to get an accurate assessment of teams heading into 2015, Athlon asked coaches around the nation to talk anonymously about their opponents.
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 2015
“Without Taysom (Hill), they were very average. I think he gives them a chance to be an elite team because he’s a difference maker.”
“It will be interesting to see if they can rebuild it around him (Hill) without having him full speed in the spring.”
“They’ve got some dudes that when they walk off the bus, they look like the real deal.”
“Offensively, their skill guys really stand out in some of the finer details. Their blocking out on the perimeter is really key to what they are able to get done with their style of offense.”
“I love their center (Tejan Koroma). He was a freshman last year, and he was just dang good already.”
“It really hurt their running game when Jamaal Williams got hurt. Just like Taysom, if he comes back healthy, they’ve got a chance to be really good. But that’s a big question mark.”
“Their personnel can be tough to scout because they’ve always got guys coming back from (LDS) missions, but you know they’re going to be loaded at linebacker. That’s just who they are.”
“They lose pretty much the entire back end of their defense, so they probably have some question marks there.”
“I think they’re a team that is a little bit up and down emotionally for whatever reason.”