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Updated on Oct 19, 2014 02:50AM

The numbers on the stat sheet suggest that BYU outlasted Nevada in a shootout on Saturday night — until you get to the turnover column.
The Cougars had three giveaways — all fumbles — and N...

Updated on Oct 17, 2014 03:37PM
Quarterback Jaren Hall and safety/outside linebacker Hirkley Latu are still wrapping up their junior seasons, but already both prep football stars have decided they want to play college football for B...

Updated on Oct 16, 2014 12:10PM


There haven’t been many positive happenings for the BYU football team the past few weeks, at least not on the scoreboard. The Cougars (4-2) have lost their last two games, and injuries have d...

Updated on Oct 14, 2014 05:41PM
With Jordan Johnson out for the remainder of the season (and his career, most likely) with a broken arm, BYU’s rotation at cornerback will get tightened up, defensive coordinator Nick Howell said Tues...

Updated on Oct 13, 2014 10:49PM

Here is the last 90 seconds or so of BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall’s Monday morning press briefing.
In this segment, Mendenhall talks about the last play of BYU’s 31-24 overtime loss to UCF. ...

Updated on Oct 13, 2014 04:24PM
Just bad luck.
That’s how BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall described the team’s injury situation when he met with reporters this morning for his weekly press briefing.
Mendenhall is not ...

Updated on Oct 13, 2014 01:32PM

Here's the first seven minutes or so of BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's Monday morning press briefing.

Mendenhall wraps up the 31-24 overtime loss to Central Florida and looks ahead ...

Updated on Oct 10, 2014 06:57AM
Here's video of BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's post game news conference after the Cougars lost 31-24 in overtime to Central Florida on Thursday night in Orlando, Fla....

Updated on Oct 9, 2014 04:38PM
With all the focus this week on how backup quarterback Christian Stewart will play in tonight’s football game against Central Florida (5:30 p.m. MDT, ESPN) as he goes about the impossible task of repl...

Updated on Oct 8, 2014 03:53PM

Shortly after the Cougars lost 35-20 to Utah State, I mentioned on this blog that “there have probably been more devastating losses in BYU football history than the on...

Updated on Oct 6, 2014 09:25PM


BYU’s basketball team held its first practice of the season tonight at the Marriott Center, and after the workout that included 18 players, coach Dave Rose announced the team captains.
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Updated on Oct 6, 2014 01:55PM

Do BYU's instate rivals, Utah and Utah State, want to beat the Cougars more than the Cougars want to beat them?

After BYU's 35-20 loss to Utah State on Friday night, former BYU player Jord...

Updated on Oct 6, 2014 01:12PM

Here is the first half of BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall’s Monday morning press briefing as the Cougars turned their attention to Thursday’s game at Central Flori...

Updated on Oct 5, 2014 09:18AM

There have probably been more devastating losses in BYU football history than the one that occurred Friday night in Provo, but nothing comes immediately to mind.

Updated on Oct 3, 2014 09:29AM

Legendary BYU quarterback Jim McMahon was inducted into the school's athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday night at the Marriott Center.

McMahon's No. 9 jersey will be retired tonight at LaVell...

Updated on Oct 2, 2014 10:57AM
BYU has picked up another football commitment from the class of 2015, this time a running back from Las Vegas.
Elias Miller, a 6-1, 190-pound back from Las Vegas High School, announced on Twitter...

Updated on Oct 1, 2014 12:35PM
Perhaps the biggest bright spot for the BYU Cougars this young season — besides quarterback Taysom Hill’s outstanding start — has been the play of its offensive line. The Cougars have started the sam...

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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