PROVO – With one scrimmage now in the books, separation on the depth chart is starting to take place at position battles, and that showed itself in the Monday observation session of practice.
Here are my three quick observations:
- Beau Hoge is pulling away from Koy Detmer Jr. and Joe Critchlow to win the second-string QB job
Hoge was one of the standouts in the scrimmage according to Ty Detmer on Monday. Hoge also took all of the second-string snaps in the observation session. Hoge is garnering the trust of the coaches and he followed up a solid scrimmage with a touchdown pass that was tight-roped to Matt Bushman on Monday evening.
2. Field Goal kicking game needs to be monitored
Last week, Rhett Almond -who is currently the starter at placekicker- missed a pair of extra points. Last night, Corey Edwards handled placekicking duties on extra points and his attempt just barely made it through the uprights. Kalani Sitake said last week that he feels comfortable with Almond in the short range field goal attempts and then have Corey Edwards and Andrew Mikkelsen handle long-distance field goals. I wouldn’t be surprised if Andrew Mikkelsen emerged as the full-time starter on field goals and PAT’s.
3. Chris Wilcox was with first-string corners on Monday
Sophomore Chris Wilcox since the day he signed with BYU has been someone the Cougar coaching staff is high on. Wilcox has been pushing both Troy Warner and Dayan Ghanwoloku for time at first-string. On Monday, Wilcox was running with Troy Warner.