COUGARS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COUGARS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYU football: Texas QB Ash won’t play vs. Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58361104-77/byu-strong-texas-ash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58361104-77/byu-strong-texas-ash.html.csp">BYU football: Texas QB Ash won’t play vs. Cougars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T14:57:16.092-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 02:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Whatever preparation BYU football coaches did over the weekend to get the defense ready to face Texas quarterback David Ash is now out the window. Texas coach Charlie Strong announced in his Monday morning news conference that Ash took a hit in the first quarter of Texas’ 38-7 win over North Texas on Saturday night and began experiencing concussion-like symptoms later that night. He will not play on Saturday (5:30 p.m. MDT, Fox Sports 1) against BYU, Strong said. Coincidentally, Ash suff...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361104@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:57:16 MDT Women’s soccer: BYU falls 2-1 to Baylor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58361868-77/byu-baylor-2-1-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58361868-77/byu-baylor-2-1-cougars.html.csp">Women’s soccer: BYU falls 2-1 to Baylor</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T15:48:02.276-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 03:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU’s nationally ranked women’s soccer team will not go undefeated this season. The No. 21-ranked Cougars were surprised 2-1 by unranked Baylor on Monday afternoon in front of more than 4,500 fans at South Field. BYU falls to 1-1-2 with a loss that snapped its seven-match home undefeated streak just three days after knocking off Tennessee 1-0 on the road. The Bears (4-2) fell 2-1 at Utah Valley on Friday, but made the most of their limited opportunities against the Cougars. Baylor took a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361868@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:48:02 MDT BYU football: ‘Embarrassed’ Texas looks forward to Cougars’ visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358489-77/texas-byu-yards-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58358489-77/texas-byu-yards-team.html.csp">BYU football: ‘Embarrassed’ Texas looks forward to Cougars’ visit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T23:16:55.878-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Just in case there were doubts about Texas’ focus on BYU since Charlie Strong took over back in January, the Longhorns’ coach proved otherwise moments after a season-opening 37-7 win over North Texas on Saturday night in Austin. “I told [his players] enjoy this one, be ready and come back to work tomorrow, and this is a team [BYU] that we are going to face that played well in their opener. And plus they are a team that embarrassed us last season with a quarterback [Taysom Hill] who ran t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358489@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:16:55 MDT BYU football: Cougars answer some unknowns in opener, still face others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58354862-77/hill-byu-cougars-unknowns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58354862-77/hill-byu-cougars-unknowns.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars answer some unknowns in opener, still face others</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T23:43:32.822-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Taysom Hill admitted it after Friday night’s outstanding performance in BYU’s choppy 35-10 win over UConn as the Cougars opened the 2014 season successfully some 2,000 miles away from home. The junior quarterback experienced some anxiety prior to the game, not sure how many of his young teammates would perform in front of a national television audience. “I was in the hotel talking to [backup quarterback Christian Stewart], whom I room with, and I am like, ‘man, I am nervous. I feel like ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58354862@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 23:43:32 MDT Notes and quotes from BYU's 35-10 win over UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58354466-65/uconn-byu-pass-hill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58354466-65/uconn-byu-pass-hill.html.csp">Notes and quotes from BYU's 35-10 win over UConn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T00:38:02.662-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 12:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 Cougars, and his pass-efficiency rating of 177.1 showed it. That’s a career high for the junior from Pocatello. Hill misfired on just eight passes, and three of those were throwaways as he was running out of bounds. Algernon Brown dropped a pass. I can only think of one pass that was truly awful, a one-hopper to t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58354466@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:38:02 MDT BYU football: Cougars beat UConn in sloppy opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58352766-77/hill-byu-cougars-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58352766-77/hill-byu-cougars-mendenhall.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars beat UConn in sloppy opener</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T00:42:33.199-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 12:42AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">East Hartford, Conn. • They will get no style points for this one, and coaches will have plenty of mistakes, bone-headed penalties and other miscues to point out in film sessions next week, but the BYU Cougars got what they needed most after last year’s opening-game debacle on the East Coast. A road victory. In a herky-jerky performance marred by penalties and a couple of turnovers that allowed the game to stay closer than it probably should have been, the Cougars cruised past UConn 35-10 in fro...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352766@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:42:33 MDT BYU Football: Penalties hold back Cougar offense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58353235-77/byu-penalties-cougars-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58353235-77/byu-penalties-cougars-mendenhall.html.csp">BYU Football: Penalties hold back Cougar offense</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T23:39:13.894-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">East Hartford, Conn. ­• Summing up Friday’s 35-10 win over UConn at Rentschler Field, BYU receiver Mitch Mathews said if the Cougars had cut down on the penalties and turnovers, they probably would have scored every time. But that was a big if, it turns out. The Cougars committed 15 penalties for 150 yards — including 11 for 95 in an ugly, flag-filled first half that seemed to last forever. They also fumbled the ball away twice and missed a 33-yard field goal. In other words, there’s plenty to w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353235@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:39:13 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU quarterback Taysom Hill shines in season opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58353228-88/hill-byu-cougars-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58353228-88/hill-byu-cougars-season.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU quarterback Taysom Hill shines in season opener</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T14:23:18.204-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">East Hartford, Conn As a starting point, the BYU Cougars finished nicely. Mostly, anyway. After leaving so much undone last season, quarterback Taysom Hill and the BYU offense completed a significant chunk of their work Friday in a 35-10 defeat of Connecticut at Rentschler Field. The Cougars’ ability to finish drives in the first half was impressive, and so was their closing shot. Hill’s touchdown run topped a late 90-yard drive that seemingly was a product of some unnecessary urgency, but it ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58353228@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:23:18 MDT Live Blog: BYU downs UConn, wins its season-opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58352622-65/byu-uconn-cougars-hill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58352622-65/byu-uconn-cougars-hill.html.csp">Live Blog: BYU downs UConn, wins its season-opener</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T20:24:41.9-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 08:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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. Taysom Hill's 26-yard TD run with 4:06 remaining gave BYU a 35-10 lead and fans scurried to the exits -- those that were left. No scoring in third Both teams blew scoring opportunities to start the third quarter. UConn drove into BYU territory, but a fake field goal try on 4th-and-16 was snuffed out by BYU. The Cougars th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352622@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:24:41 MDT Weather perfect in Connecticut for BYU opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58351447-65/game-opener-season-offense.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58351447-65/game-opener-season-offense.html.csp">Weather perfect in Connecticut for BYU opener</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:03:39.038-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 Hartford, Conn. The University of Connecticut’s main campus is in Storrs, about 24 miles away. It’s about a 30-minute drive, I’ve been told. I was also told that the area is enjoying some perfect weather for late August the past few days — cooler and less humid than average. Skies are sunny this mornin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351447@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:03:39 MDT BYU football: Though short-handed, Cougars favored heavily in opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58347615-88/byu-season-cougars-opener.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58347615-88/byu-season-cougars-opener.html.csp">BYU football: Though short-handed, Cougars favored heavily in opener</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T23:33:26.487-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">East Hartford, Conn. • The situations are strikingly similar, almost as if Friday’s season opener was purposefully set up for the BYU Cougars to get some redemption after last year’s debacle threw a damper on the season from which they never quite recovered. After losing 19-16 at Virginia in 2013, the Cougars are back on the East Coast, some 2,000 miles away from home, and will take on upset-minded Connecticut at 5 p.m. MDT at Rentschler Field. ESPN will televise the first-ever meeting between t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347615@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:26 MDT BYU football: UConn anxious to begin Bob Diaco era http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58347298-88/says-diaco-byu-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58347298-88/says-diaco-byu-season.html.csp">BYU football: UConn anxious to begin Bob Diaco era</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAT EATON-ROBB</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T23:33:26.642-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Storrs, Conn. • Bob Diaco says he is not nervous as he begins his first season as a collegiate head coach, just excited to see where his UConn team is fewer than nine months after he was hired to turn around the Husky program. Perennial power BYU is looking to provide more than a measuring stick for the former Notre Dame defensive coordinator Friday when the Cougars and their Heisman candidate, quarterback Taysom Hill, visit East Hartford in a nationally televised game. “I’m excited to see what ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583472982014-08-28T23:33:26.642-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T23:33:26.642-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347298@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 23:33:26 MDT BYU football: Independence means Cougars see the USA http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58343224-88/cougars-byu-season-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58343224-88/cougars-byu-season-state.html.csp">BYU football: Independence means Cougars see the USA</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T10:02:34.42-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 10:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • There’s no conference championship to play for this season, and BYU’s chances of making it to the new four-team College Football Playoff are as likely as a Democrat winning an election in Utah County. Even an undefeated season probably won’t be enough, according to many national college football experts. But at least the Cougars will see the country in 2014, beginning this weekend when they travel to the Northeast for the first time since 2006 to take on the UConn Huskies on Friday at Re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343224@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:02:34 MDT BYU football: Offense might have to carry the defense this year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58317922-77/6-1-cougars-season-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58317922-77/6-1-cougars-season-byu.html.csp">BYU football: Offense might have to carry the defense this year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:04:37.63-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Although some opening-game suspensions loom over his program and a surprisingly high number of projected starters have missed key practices and scrimmages during preseason training camp, BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall has been uncommonly loose, jovial and upbeat the past few weeks. Having what he believes will be a pretty good football team will do that for a guy, Mendenhall explains. “I like our team a lot,” said Mendenhall as he enters his 10th season at the helm of the college f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317922@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:37 MDT Monson: Schedule strength will vex BYU and Utah in differing ways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58318824-77/byu-utah-state-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58318824-77/byu-utah-state-games.html.csp">Monson: Schedule strength will vex BYU and Utah in differing ways</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:04:51.265-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s the local story of the season: strength of schedule. On Utah’s end, it’s brutal. On BYU’s, it’s benign. Everything that happens from now until December for both of those programs must be seen in that light. The days of the win-loss record revealing the whole deal, without context, are long gone. If the Cougars were to end up with a couple or more wins than the Utes, what would that mean, what would that prove? Not a lot. Maybe nothing. Here’s what it wouldn’t mean, wouldn’t prove: that BYU...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318824@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:51 MDT BYU football: Cougars turn their attention to UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58326268-88/cougars-byu-uconn-hill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58326268-88/cougars-byu-uconn-hill.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars turn their attention to UConn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T16:49:20.952-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Preseason training camp is over, and the BYU Cougars’ focus has turned completely toward UConn and next Friday’s opener at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. But that doesn’t mean the Cougars are ready to show their hand. Coaches said after Friday’s early-morning practice — the second straight 6:30 a.m. start to a workout — that some position battles are still going on and they won’t be releasing a depth chart until Monday. “We will see what happens,” said defensive coordinator Nic...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326268@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:49:20 MDT BYU football: Bowl blunders forced renewed emphasis on special teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58322006-88/poppinga-game-teams-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58322006-88/poppinga-game-teams-cougars.html.csp">BYU football: Bowl blunders forced renewed emphasis on special teams</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T23:47:37.603-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • When BYU football coaches watch film of last December’s 31-16 loss to Washington in the Fight Hunger Bowl, it quickly becomes clear why the Cougars failed to extend their bowl winning streak to five. “Special teams play killed us,” said outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Kelly Poppinga. “If that doesn’t happen in the Washington game, I believe we have a really good chance to win that game.” The Cougars gave up an electrifying 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58322006@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:47:37 MDT Monson: BYU, though imperfect, deserves better from the Power 5 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58321970-88/byu-football-cougars-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58321970-88/byu-football-cougars-monson.html.csp">Monson: BYU, though imperfect, deserves better from the Power 5</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T23:47:37.586-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The more Tom Holmoe talked during his recent media summit, the more it became clear that he knows what you know that he knows that you know: BYU isn’t just an independent. It is alone. It has been left out by the five power leagues of college football, the programs by which the Cougars measure themselves, the schools and teams that have what they want: exposure, scheduling, access, relevance, opportunity and money. As loners, they are not an exception. They are not Notre Dame, the program to wh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58321970@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:47:37 MDT BYU football: At least three freshmen could start in opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58315114-88/mendenhall-camp-koroma-starting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58315114-88/mendenhall-camp-koroma-starting.html.csp">BYU football: At least three freshmen could start in opener</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T21:52:34.726-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • With the season opener at UConn 10 days away, BYU coaches haven’t released a depth chart yet, and probably won’t until Friday, at the soonest. But there’s a strong possibility that the Cougars could be starting three freshmen, maybe more, when they line up against the Huskies at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 29. And they are not guys who were highly touted out of high school, either. After the Cougars practiced at the indoor practice field on Tuesday, head coach Bronc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58315114@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:52:34 MDT BYU football: Defensive line will rely on depth, not stars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58308461-88/byu-defensive-kaufusi-peck.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58308461-88/byu-defensive-kaufusi-peck.html.csp">BYU football: Defensive line will rely on depth, not stars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T22:59:51.67-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The 3-4 defense employed by BYU isn’t designed to turn defensive linemen into superstars, or even household names, but the Cougars have had more than their share of good ones since coach Bronco Mendenhall scrapped the 3-3-5 to take advantage of the wealth of outstanding linebackers his program always seems to entice. Guys such as Jan Jorgensen, Russell Tialavea, Romney Fuga and Eathyn Manumaleuna have made defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi’s 12-year tenure in Provo a success. This seas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58308461@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:59:51 MDT