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Updated on Sep 30, 2014 05:58PM

It was a buffet of offensive coaches today at BYU’s media availability, as offensive coordinator Robert Anae, receivers coach Guy Holliday and offensive line coach Garett Tujague were brought into ...

Updated on Sep 30, 2014 03:19PM
BYU has commitments from 11 members of the 2015 signing class after picking up a pledge from Hurricane (Utah) linebacker Jeremiah Ieremia earlier this week.
Ieremia actually committed to BYU last...

Updated on Sep 29, 2014 10:50PM

Here's the second half of BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's Monday press briefing.

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Updated on Sep 29, 2014 04:50PM
As BYU and Utah State prepare to battle on Friday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium, most of the attention is on the Aggies’ quarterback situation, after starter Chuckie Keeton went down in the Aggies’ ...

Updated on Sep 29, 2014 03:50PM

There is no official scheduling agreement between BYU and the American Athletic Conference (AAC), but you couldn’t be blamed for thinking that way by looking at the Cougars’ future football sche...

Updated on Sep 29, 2014 11:17AM

Here's the first half of BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's Monday press briefing as the Cougars continued preparations for Friday's game against Utah State.

Mendenhall said he BYU-USU ...

Updated on Sep 24, 2014 03:25PM
As a college football independent, BYU makes a lot of scheduling announcements.
After all, the Cougars have to schedule 12 opponents per year, instead of three or four like teams that belong to a...

Updated on Sep 22, 2014 06:19PM

The Cougars have a bye this week, but coach Bronco Mendenhall, defensive coordinator Nick Howell and selected players were made available to the media this morning. It will be the only opportuni...

Updated on Sep 22, 2014 02:50PM

Here's video of BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's Monday morning press briefing after the Cougars downed Virginia 41-33 last Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Mendenhall discussed t...

Updated on Sep 22, 2014 09:20AM

Although they have a bye this week, as you can read in this Monday morning report in The Salt Lake Tribune, the BYU Cougars will have some media availability today, beginning at 11 a.m. at the ...

Updated on Sep 21, 2014 12:10PM

Here are BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's opening statements after the Cougars downed Virginia 41-33 on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium to improve to 4-0.

Mendenhall acknowledged th...

Updated on Sep 20, 2014 05:16PM

Hine finally gets one

After being denied the end zone several times last year on long kickoff returns, Adam Hine finally got there on Saturday against Virginia.
Hine took a kickoff near...

Updated on Sep 19, 2014 06:07PM


Since being released by BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall after the 2012 season as part of the great offensive shakeup that year, former receivers coach Ben Cahoon has done quite well for himself....

Updated on Sep 19, 2014 11:43AM

As a young boy growing up in New York, Quint Kessenich remembers watching BYU put up some prolific offensive numbers in several Holiday Bowls. His father, who was a high school football coach, let...

Updated on Sep 18, 2014 10:00AM
In this age of Twitter and Facebook and anonymous texts and all that, rumors fly fast and furious. Most I tend to discount without a second thought, but one lately in particular piqued my interest.
Updated on Sep 17, 2014 04:28PM
Thirteen different BYU players have caught passes this season, through three games.
Seniors Ross Apo and Keanu Nelson, the Stanford transfer, don’t have catches yet, unbelievably.
Apo has p...

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 11:09PM

Here's second half of BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall's press briefing on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.

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Updated on Sep 15, 2014 09:05PM
BYU freshman center Tejan Koroma has been cleared to play in Saturday’s game against Virginia, but a couple of other starters are still questionable for the game due to nagging injuries, coach Bronco ...

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 08:50PM

BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall stopped by the football offices lobby on Monday night to talk about last week's win over Houston and look forward to Saturday's 1:30 p.m. game against Virginia....

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 03:42PM
Not long after they defeated then-No. 21 Louisville 23-21 on Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, Virginia football players called a players-only meeting and warned each other about the dangers of c...

Updated on Sep 15, 2014 11:24AM
For the third straight week, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill is the FBS Independent Offensive Player of the Week. Hill is also the Athlon Sports Independent Player of the Week.
The junior from Pocate...

Updated on Sep 12, 2014 04:10PM
Time for a few notes and quotes from No. 25 BYU’s 33-25 win over Houston on Thursday night in front of 57,630 at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Only 57,630? Where was everybody?
Not only did they miss a...

Updated on Sep 12, 2014 01:11AM

End third quarter: BYU 26, Houston 15


The Cougars regained a bit of momentum in the third quarter after the epi...

Updated on Sep 11, 2014 03:29PM
BYU started the same five offensive linemen against Texas as it did against UConn in the opener, but that almost certainly won’t be the case tonight against Houston. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and the game ...

Updated on Sep 11, 2014 03:30PM

Former BYU star Vai Sikahema is one of 25 finalists on the ballot for induction into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.
The list includes 20 players and five coaches and/or contributors....

Updated on Sep 10, 2014 01:03PM
BYU and Houston will have special alternate decals on their white football helmets when they meet tomorrow night at LaVell Edwards Stadium (7 p.m. MT, ESPN).
The patriotic-themed helmets can be s...

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 05:09PM

The Cougars are a mildly banged-up football team going into Thursday’s home opener (7 p.m. MT, ESPN) against Houston at LaVell Edwards Stadium, coach Bronco Mendenhall acknowledged Tuesday in h...

Updated on Sep 8, 2014 02:44PM
File this one in the making-lemonade category. BYU announced last night that there would be no media availability on Monday for coach Bronco Mendenhall and players, so I jumped on the American Athleti...

Updated on Sep 6, 2014 09:02PM



The Cougars are making a habit of messing with Texas.
Taysom Hill ran for three touchdowns, including a highlight-reel 30-yarder in the third quarter, and BYU dominated the ...

Updated on Sep 6, 2014 02:51PM
Game day is finally here in warm, steamy Austin, as the Cougars tangle with the Longhorns at 5:30 p.m. MDT (6:30 p.m. local time) at DKR-Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised by the Fox Sports ...

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 02:55PM
When BYU was pummeling Texas 40-21 last year in Provo, Jordan Leslie was in El Paso, Texas, suffering through one of the most difficult losses of his college career. Leslie’s UTEP Miners fell 42-35 to...

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 01:00PM

A spokesperson for the Maricopa (Ariz.) County Attorney’s Office told me tonight that no formal charges have been filed yet in the case of former BYU quarterback Max Hall.
As was widely report...

Updated on Sep 2, 2014 11:12PM
For the first time since camp started back in early August, newcomers to the BYU football program were made available to the media on Tuesday, now that the Cougars have a game under their belts.
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Updated on Sep 2, 2014 06:29PM
Ok, time to wrap up BYU’s last two media availability sessions, which probably set a record for least time between interview opportunities in school history. I should have taken a sleeping bag and spe...

Updated on Sep 1, 2014 11:55AM


Texas coach Charlie Strong delivered some stunning news out of Austin this Labor Day morning.
The Longhorns’ starting quarterback, David Ash, began suffering concussion-like symptoms lat...

Updated on Aug 30, 2014 07:37PM

Here's BYU quarterback Taysom Hill's take on Friday night's 35-10 win over UConn.

Hill threw for 308 yards and three TDs and rushed for 97 yards and two TDs in the season-opening win.

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Updated on Aug 30, 2014 08:22AM

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall talks to reporters after Friday's 35-10 win over UConn.

Here is Mendenhall's opening statement and the first five minutes or so of his eight-minute interview ses...

Updated on Aug 30, 2014 12:38AM


Couple of quick thoughts, notes and quotes from BYU’s 35-10 win tonight over UConn in front of 35,510 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford:
* Taysom Hill was simply spectacular for the C...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 08:24PM

It wasn't pretty -- especially in the second half -- but it was effective.

The Cougars built up a big lead and held off the UConn Huskies on Friday night at Rentschler Field.

Tayso...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 05:03PM
Good morning from Hartford, Conn., everyone. For BYU, the college football season is finally here, as the Cougars take on UConn at 5 p.m. MDT tonight at Rentschler Field, which is actually in East Har...

Updated on Aug 27, 2014 04:14PM


In a 23-13 loss to Notre Dame last season, BYU managed just 168 passing yards as Taysom Hill went 21 of 36 with one interception. The Cougars put up 415 total yards — to ND’s 470 — in a bruta...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 11:57PM
With some appreciated assistance from the sports information department, I was able to get a 10-minute interview this morning with UConn athletic director Warde Manuel and produced this article on h...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 02:54PM
Wednesday, the BYU Cougars will pack their bags and head to the airport for the 2,000-mile flight to Hartford, Conn.
Wait a minute. Don’t the Cougars meet the UConn Huskies on Friday night at 5 p...

Updated on Aug 25, 2014 11:31PM

Their attention fully on UConn and the 2014 season opener on Friday at Rentschler Field in East Harfford (5 p.m. MDT, ESPN), the Cougars practiced early Monday morning and then met with reporter...

Updated on Aug 23, 2014 08:45PM
BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall used the annual Big Blue Bash on Saturday in downtown Salt Lake City to announce the Cougars’ football captains for the 2014 season.
The captains will be quarterback T...

Updated on Aug 21, 2014 03:32PM

A BYU football spokesperson confirmed today that junior running back Jamaal Williams suffered a mild knee sprain during Wednesday’s scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium, but described the injury ...

Updated on Aug 21, 2014 12:04AM

For locals, the upcoming college football season just won’t be the same because BYU and Utah won’t play each other. Same deal next year.
They will renew the rivalry on Sept. 10, 2016 at Uta...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 11:13PM


Passing along some information regarding Saturday's Big Blue Bash in Salt Lake City for Cougar fans and supporters:

The 9th Annual Big Blue Bash, a pre-season BYU football par...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 05:19PM
Last May, it was reported that the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences, presumably acting independently, told BYU’s football program in so many words that it wasn’t good enough. The SEC and th...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 06:30PM

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe held another roundtable discussion with reporters who cover BYU sports on Wednesday morning, something he tries to do about two times a year.
You can read a...

 
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