Rock On: Cougar QB incomplete on 'that guy'

By Brad Rock, Deseret News

Published: Mon, Aug. 11, 2014, 5:20 p.m. MDT

 Christian Stewart poses for a photo at BYU in Provo on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

Christian Stewart poses for a photo at BYU in Provo on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.

(Kristin Murphy, Kristin Murphy)


Backup BYU quarterback Christian Stewart is confident — give him that.

He told Daily Herald writer Jared Lloyd, “Every team needs a great No. 2 quarterback. If you look at Utah and Utah State last year, their second-string guys came in and did horrible. I’m not planning on being that guy.”

It’s true Utah’s Adam Schulz was just 1-4 when standing in for Travis Wilson. However, USU’s Darell Garretson was 6-2 as a starter, completing 60 percent of his passes and directing a bowl win over nationally ranked NIU.

Seems the guy at BYU didn’t check “that guy’s” stats.


1. Y Grad / Y Dad
Richland, WA,
Aug. 11, 2014

Before inciting all loyal Aggies to riot, and in Stew's defense, he watched Chuckie go down, and his replacement did not rally the troops to victory.

I know, long way from terrible, but it's the best I can come up with.

2. Pavalova
Surfers Paradise, AU,
Aug. 11, 2014

Whoops.. i guess he hates the U too. Wish he wouldn't have said it the way he did...not wise for a sr. to say what he did.

3. Vegas POV
Las Vegas, NV,
Aug. 11, 2014

It appears that Christian Stewart has a higher level of expectation for himself than winning 75% of his games (Like Darell Garretson did). With those goals he could replace Taysom Hill who won 62% last year. Go Stewart!

4. RonBergundy
Aug. 11, 2014

Come on Rock. Post an article ripping on a kid AFTER you check your facts. Craig Harrison was Utah States #2 guy, and he wasn't ready to play. What Stewart said was 100% accurate.

5. Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT,
Aug. 11, 2014

Big talk from a guy who's only career stats are two incomplete passes against Idaho State. Stewart holds a mean clip board though....