Dick Harmon: Badgered about the offense, BYU coaches rising early, staying up late searching for solutions

14 Sep , 2017 Sports

PROVO — Long nights and early mornings. Little sleep, lots of work, film sessions through blurry, tired eyes, then on to team meetings and practice. All of that registered on the face of ever-smiling BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer Wednesday.

BYU, 1-2, seeks a win — any win. And it won’t be any easier Saturday with No. 10 Wisconsin coming to town.

Detmer’s been here before. In 1991 as BYU’s QB, he faced a September that became a horror show. A year ago, in his first season as BYU’s BYU’s O-coordinator, he endured a 1-3 start.

And those experiences are helping his staff and offensive players deal with back-to-back losses to LSU and Utah heading into the game with the Badgers.

Detmer knows there are no easy fixes, cheat sheets or magic fairy dust. All that remains is hard work for an offense chugging along among the worst in Division I. BYU is averaging 11 points per game and has totaled just 695 net yards through three games.

“All the coaches take it hard,” Detmer said of the team’s quest for more touchdowns.

“It’s getting up early and staying late, trying to find solutions,” he said.

Back in 1991, after he’d won the Heisman Trophy, Detmer had …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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