|Taysom Hill in 2013. Image via herald extra.com.|
Is there a quarterback controversy brewing at BYU for 2016. BYU senior quarterback Taysom Hill announced on Twitter Tuesday that he would be returning to the Cougars for his fifth and final year of eligibility.
#Cougarnation I want to thank you for all of your love and support and let you know I am coming back to BYU for one more year!! #2016 #fam— Taysom Hill (@T_Hill4) February 16, 2016
Hill has had three of his four seasons at BYU cut short due to injuries. He suffered a season-ending injury to his Lisfranc fracture in his foot during the Cougars' 2015 season opener against Nebraska.
Freshman QB Tanner Magnum replaced Hill in the BYU-Nebraska, leading the Cougars to a 33-28 win over the Cornhuskers. The Cougars went on to a 9-4 season, with wins over Boise State, East Carolina and Cincinnati. BYU lost to Utah in the 2015 Las Vegas Bowl 35-28.
With Hill returning, a battle with Magnum for the BYU starting QB role for the 2016 season is pretty much in the cards. Naming the Cougars' starting QB for 2016 will be one of the first major decisions for first-year BYU head coach Kalani Sitake.