Football is back!
Day one of BYU Fall Camp is in the books, and roster updates and position changes were the big stories of the day. Here are the main headlines from day one:
Beau Hoge is listed as a Quarterback and Running Back
BYU released the updated roster to the media, and Beau Hoge is listed as a QB/RB. Ed Lamb hinted that Hoge has been experimenting at other positions, and today it was confirmed that Hoge will be getting work at running back.
Kalani said that they’ll have a “wait and see” approach in regards to Hoge’s permanent position, but it appears likely that the change to running back for Hoge will be permanent. Hoge is the son of former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Merrill Hoge.
Beau Hoge was out of a green jersey, into a blue one on Day 1; as to whether it’s a permanent position switch, Kalani says “we’ll have to wait and see. Right now he’s both (QB/RB). He can throw the ball and he can run the ball, so we’re gonna see what he can do in that aspect.” pic.twitter.com/kHyHzgGG6m— Greg Wrubell (@gregwrubell) August 3, 2018
Beau Hoge played at running back on the first day of camp. Kalani Sitake said he is dual position (RB & QB) for now. The move to RB is likely permanent. #BYU #BYUFootball— John Coon (@johncoonsports) August 3, 2018
press interview with Kalani just ended. Big news was Beau Hoge taking reps at RB. Saw a lot of action during the open period— Brandon Gurney (@BrandonCGurney) August 3, 2018
Beau has suffered multiple concussions during his BYU career, but said he’s not worried about future concussions.
“Possibilities are endless. Whatever I can do to help the team, I’m gonna do. I have no concerns about [potential concussions]... Be proactive in the prevention.”— Spencer Linton (@Spencer_Linton) August 3, 2018
- #BYU RB/QB/Other(?) - @BHoge22 #BYUSN pic.twitter.com/o0dq7k35QV
Trey Dye is no longer on the roster
WR/RB Trey Dye’s BYU career is over due to medical issues. He’ll stay with the team as a student coach.
BYU running back Trey Dye is not on the roster, is taking a medical retirement, but will still be around the team, Sitake said. Dye was at practice today.— Jay Drew (@drewjay) August 3, 2018
Other potential position changes
Safety Tanner Jacobson was listed as a DB/RB, while Matt Hadley was listed as a LB/RB. Hadley received a medical redshirt this offseason. Here is the full roster given to the media:
Here’s the full roster that was handed out for your personal perusal. #BYU pic.twitter.com/PbUgWmdltb— Yawk Talk (@JacobCHatch) August 2, 2018
Starting QB Timetable
Kalani told the media that he wants to name a starting QB “as soon as possible.” With Beau Hoge getting reps at running back, it appears the race is down to Tanner Mangum, Joe Critchlow and Zach Wilson.
Here’s Kalani discussing Beau Hoge’s switch to RB and the QB situation:
BYU coach Kalani Sitake talks about the first day of preseason camp pic.twitter.com/oyXG1Z0EHE— Jay Drew (@drewjay) August 3, 2018