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 bulletin board 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 2020, 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 2020
"Their returning starting quarterback (Zach Wilson) might not be their best option."
"I think there's going to be a full-on race through camp, and they might make a change this season. With Wilson's injuries, he kind of plateaued."
"They were really banged up in the secondary. There's potential here; it's really all about their health on defense."
"You think maybe they've got issues with conditioning, only because you see a lot of their guys go down. They've definitely been bit hard by the injury bug while (Kalani) Sitake has been there, and after a while you take a look and see if you're causing any of that."
"They're never going to surprise you, but they're going to play you really mean, really hard, and they have a tremendous home-field advantage in Provo. They can level out some of the middle-of-the-road P5s when they catch them at home."
"The question inside this program is, 'When are we going to take that next step?' but I think the question outside of it is, 'Why do they think they can do the same things the same ways and get different results?'"
"Every year, this is a roster that's one of the better-looking G5s on paper, and they can reach up and beat a P5, but they're not athletic or deep enough to look like the P5 they think they can be. They just aren't."