So, there are likely a lot of BYU fans wondering what has happened to Tanner Mangum. I believe it is no more complicated than realizing what playing one in five seasons has done to his football skills. The BYU coaching staff, particularly Sitake and Detmer, are reaping what they sowed with the Hill vs. Mangum decision last year. For instance: Imagine any of the recent great college QB's - such as, say, Marcus Mariota, Andrew Luck, - any of the great college QB's. Present the scenario that Mangum is in - " you are going to come out of high school, play one season in the next 5 seasons, and you are going to be this stellar, standout QB with a great NFL future". Think about that - the obvious answer is "that is a crazy idea!!" There is no way any QB in that situation is going to prosper. And yet, that is what some fans might expect should happen with Mangum. Now, some of you might want to point out certain individuals who have had this scenario and done well. But, for one thing, I am talking about a QB here - not other less "skilled positions". And, I am focusing here on, again, The Mangum vs. Hill battle from last year. Imagine this: A QB, home only 3 months from his mission, comes in and has the year Mangum had in 2015, is named National Freshman of The Year, sets the all time passing yardage record for a BYU QB (which IS saying something for a passing school like BYU, right?!), and yet, the coaching staff is going to give the starting job to someone else?!! - THAT IS PURE INSANITY!! - especially to someone who has proven he has a glass leg. The future WAS Mangum, but not any longer. So, that is why I say they are reaping what they have sown. Mangum sat, effectively, for 2 years (OK, OK 20 months - except for the bowl game last year) after the 2015 season - before playing competitive football again. He sat - and rusted ,and lost his acumen and speed for the game. Hence, his mediocre play to this point. I told many people before this season started that, unfortunately, this is what was going to happen with Mangum. And sure enough....... I had hoped that Mangum would do himself a favor, and transfer somewhere else in January 2015, so as to have the opportunity to sharpen his skills, etc. But, alas, here we sit with a QB who once was, but now better make sure he gets a good education.