New offensive line coach Garett Tujague
wants his offensive linemen to hit the ground running as the season gets started in the fall.
“They have to get in and get their feet wet,” he said. “There’s no standing on the side and watching. You can be a vicarious learner, get in the film room and do those kinds of things, but you have to get out there and do it.”
In his first year on the staff, Tujague faces the challenge of coaching a young offensive line and wants them to show him first that they are ready to fight in the trenches.
“Each one of our guys coming in has to demonstrate that they have a hard edge, that they can go out on the field and cross the line and get after it and be a nasty football player,” he said.
Tujague, who played on BYU’s offensive line in the early 90's, knows the only way his athletes will be able to do that is by putting in extra effort.
“They can control their effort,” he said. “There are few things in life that we really have control over, and we can control our effort and we can control our attitude.”