When it was announced officially on Monday, April 7 that Stanford receiver Keanu Nelson would join the Cougars for his senior year of eligibility as a graduate student, every Cougar fan probably screamed at their computer screen.
Why? It’s simple, really. The BYU football team’s depth chart at quarterback reads like a “See Taysom Hill Run” book you’d give to your three-year-old. In other words, it’s Hill and then … nobody.
It’s an easy read for any BYU fan. If Hill goes down to an injury, you have a senior, Christian Stewart, who has played in exactly one game during his career -- which was interrupted by a church mission and then time at Snow College.
There is also junior college transfer, Nick Kurtz, who received pats on the helmet from BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall during spring practices.
After that, there is simply “See Taysom Run. Run Taysom, Run” in BYU’s crystal ball forecast. But bringing in another wide receiver does make sense -- especially when that player is a threat to be a game breaker every time he touches the ball.
Also, BYU's wide receiving corps was hit hard by graduation -- and one player running out of his eligibility in particular is the main reason Nelson has decided to join the Cougars.
Here are five reasons why BYU brought in Stanford wide receiver Keanu Nelson instead of a QB.