BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer watches warmups before a spring football scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Saturday, March 26, 2016.

Chris Samuels, Deseret News

Ty Detmer spent his career making decisions in less than three seconds. That’s how long a quarterback is given to read a defense and throw the football before the opposition is in his face.

I think (athletic director) Tom (Holmoe) and (Deputy A.D.) Brian (Santiago) forced me on him a little bit. Obviously, we had a bad year, so as a coach you evaluate your staff and get your own guys in there. I get it. I don’t hold any animosity. I think Kalani does a great job.” — Ty Detmer

Holding the ball for too long can lead to a sack and increase the possibility of injury, just as holding a grievance for too long can paralyze a vibrant life. For Detmer, he doesn’t have time for either.

“There are a lot of things we can’t control, which is a lesson we learn in sports,” Detmer said. “What you can control is your attitude moving forward.”

A tough 2017 schedule and a series of injuries stymied BYU’s offense and frustrated Detmer, who was in his second season as offensive coordinator. The program’s only Heisman Trophy winner had big plans when he was hired with head coach Kalani Sitake in 2015.

On a Monday morning, two years later, with a 4-7 record and an offense ranked No. 123 in scoring, Detmer was dismissed after a face-to-face meeting with Sitake — an emotional encounter the young coach dreaded.

“Of course. He’s one of my favorite players,” Sitake said. “I grew up a BYU fan. That’s always a difficult …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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