Jump to content

Fort Worth It

#5 TCU upset defending champions #1 SMU in a 2OT thriller.

Faces in New Places

New Patriots RB Ron Thomas, Vikings OG Joe Farmer, Giants RB DeNorris Jackson, and Steelers QB Taylor Heiden will all see action in NFLHC Week 1.
  • Shoutbox


    Please enter your display name

Sign in to follow this  

2023 Independents Team Preview Capsules [BYU]

Recommended Posts

2023 Independents Team Preview Capsules



BYU Cougars

Head Coach: NDIrish21 

2022 Record: 9-4 (Won Famous Idaho Potato Bowl)


Changes: The two biggest losses were CB M.K. Sharpe and DT Jeremy Minor.  Minor left early and ended up going undrafted.  Quarterback Jabari Sneed graduated leaving change at the most important position.

Strength: Running game and defense.  Adarius Galloway returns looking to build on his 1,504 yard, 21 TD campaign.  With a new quarterback, look for the Cougars to lean on him early and often.  On defense, Sharpe was a shutdown corner and his loss will hurt.  But they have many other pieces ready to step up.  OLB Brayden Reeder burst onto the scene last year and was a huge playmaker.  The strength of this team has been and continues to be the secondary with 4+ potential players at every spot.  It will be tough throwing on this team.

Weakness:  They look to break in redshirt freshman quarterback Max Walker. He is talented but the question is how long it will take him to adjust to the college game.  They replaced Minor with JUCO Braylon Conley.  He's playing out of scheme but has the size to play in the 3-4.  Getting him up to speed early will help this defense.

Key Returning Starters: 

  • RB Adarius Galloway 274 carries, 1504 yards, 21 TDs 
  • WR Roman Byrne 68 catches, 1066 yards, 10 TDs
  • OLB Brayden Reeder 52 tackles, 6 TFL, 4 sacks, 7 Ints
  • CB DeSean Robertson 2 tackles, 2 Ints, 3 PD

Key Games: Utah, Virginia, @Notre Dame

2023 Outlook: BYU has a chance to open 9-0.  They open with a soft schedule which is good when breaking in a new quarterback.  This team has talent and depth.  How quickly Walker develops will be the key to their season.

Prediction: 9-3 (Bowl Berth)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...