BYU Football: Way too early look at the offense

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Nov 27, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; BYU Football Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall (3) throws the ball against the Southern California Trojans in the first half at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

BYU Football will be returning the bulk of their offense from 2021 with a few key additions.

When Tyler Allgeier broke the BYU Football single season rushing record it all but confirmed to me that he was likely going to be leaving. Of all the positions on a team, running backs seem to be most fragile with the amount of hits they take. It makes sense for him to leave, no matter how much it hurt to see him leave.

Just a week or two later however, that wound was weakened to just a small scratch when California’s running back Christopher Brooks and Stanford fullback Houston Heimuli announced they would transfer to BYU.

What can we expect in 2022 from this team though? Even with the insane schedule of playing four teams who finished ranked in the AP Top 25 this roster at the moment looks to be in a position to push for another ten win season.

 

Quarterback

  1. Jaren Hall
  2. Jacob Conover – OR – Cade Fennegan

This is by far the easiest position to predict and preview. This position is Hall’s and barring some kind of off the field issue (which let’s be honest he’s married with a kid so he likely won’t be parting til 2:00 AM anyways) or injury he will be starting week one.

Behind Hall it seems that Conover is clear backup, or is he? According to multiple coaches Fennegan, who ran the scout team, played exceptionally well this year preparing the defense for games. With another year of development could he make a push to become the backup?

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