BYU fans wait on Hill, Holliday decisions


Two of BYU’s favorite members of the football program may not be back with the Cougars next season—QB Taysom Hill and WR Coach Guy Holliday.

Hill, who has suffered 3 season-ending injuries, has set quarterback rushing records at BYU. He was replaced by Tanner Mangum after suffering yet another injury against Nebraska.

With a medical redshirt, Hill has the option to remain with BYU and fight for the starting job. He also has an offer to join Bronco Mendenhall and Robert Anae at Virginia. He could also opt to move on with his life, instead of risking another injury and months of rehab.

Holliday, meanwhile, is Utah’s top target for Wide Receivers coach. He also serves as BYU’s recruiting coordinator and has been instrumental in landing non-LDS athletes with the Cougars. Sitake has already built a solid staff, with Lamb, Detmer, and Tuiaki, but retaining Holliday has to be a top priority for him as well.

When both will make a decision is mere speculation: some have suggested Holliday would stay until signing day, which many coaches have done (and been heavily criticized for.) Hill, meanwhile, will have to make a decision fairly soon in order to give himself a leg up at wherever he chooses to go.


Hill will follow Mendenhall to Virginia, where he will start for the Cavilers and lead them to a bowl game for the first time in several seasons. This is best for the Cougars, so that the Mangum-era can continue uninterrupted by any quarterback controversy.

Holliday will opt to stay with the Cougars and continue to win on the recruiting trail for BYU. This has to be a top priority for Coach Sitake: Holliday is not only great on the recruiting trail, but he also has coached up the Wide Receivers to make them a very consistent and well-rounded unit.