Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill announced on Twitter today that he will be staying in Provo for the 2016 season.
#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 suffered a season-ending broken foot in the Cougars' Hail Mary win at Nebraska the first week of last season. This followed a broken leg in 2014 that cost Hill much of that season as well.
The new coaching staff at UVa, led by former BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall and largely comprised of the old BYU staff, offered Hill a chance to compete with Matt Johns for the starting quarterback job in the spring. Hill's best season came in 2013, when he had a 54 percent completion rate and threw for 2938 yards and 19 touchdowns en route to an 8-4 regular season.
One could view this as a blessing in disguise for the Cavaliers. Although Hill's ability is indisputable, one of the strongest legacies of the Mike London era was instability at quarterback. With Johns now firmly cemented as QB1, another quarterback controversy has been avoided.