MENDENHALL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MENDENHALL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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: Depth chart is out for opener, but is Bronco keeping it real? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58335453-77/chart-depth-mendenhall-johnson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58335453-77/chart-depth-mendenhall-johnson.html.csp">BYU Football: Depth chart is out for opener, but is Bronco keeping it real?</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="2014-08-26T11:54:21.509-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Well, BYU finally released its projected depth chart for Friday’s 2014 season opener at UConn, and pretty much everybody is just as confused, if not more so, than they were the last three weeks of preseason training camp. So the summer of mystery, suspense and intrigue brought about by rumors of player suspensions, players announcing their own suspensions and self-reported improper benefits violations to the NCAA continues in Provo. And judging by the way coach Bronco Mendenhall cryptica...</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> 58335453@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:54:21 MDT Kragthorpe: Bronco should be allowed to have fun with Utah-BYU rivalry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58333941-88/mendenhall-byu-coach-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58333941-88/mendenhall-byu-coach-utah.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Bronco should be allowed to have fun with Utah-BYU rivalry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T23:14:58.705-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 11:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo After all these years of wishing BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall would say anything interesting, I can’t bash him when he finally does so. Mendenhall is moving away from his carefully programmed persona, and that’s healthy for everybody. Appearing at the Big Blue Bash booster event Saturday night, he jabbed the University of Utah about the two-year interruption of the football rivalry. “We are not afraid to play anyone this year. Unlike a certain team here in Salt Lake,” Mendenhal...</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> 58333941@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:14:58 MDT UConn works, but BYU coach really wanted to open against another East Coast-ish team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58335738-65/really-think-opener-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58335738-65/really-think-opener-coach.html.csp">UConn works, but BYU coach really wanted to open against another East Coast-ish team</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="2014-08-25T23:31:19.457-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 reporters around 10 a.m. at the football offices lobby in the Student Athlete Building. BYU released its two-deep chart at about the same time, and you can read more about that at sltrib.com when my report is posted later today. Along with depth chart questions, coach Bronco Mendenhall fielded questions about the...</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> 58335738@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:31:19 MDT BYU football: Upgrades, and Hill’s return, have Cougars hopeful for special season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58331283-77/byu-camp-mendenhall-really.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58331283-77/byu-camp-mendenhall-really.html.csp">BYU football: Upgrades, and Hill’s return, have Cougars hopeful for special season</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="2014-08-24T22:46:45.627-06:00">Updated Aug 24, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Bronco Mendenhall didn’t talk to the media an awful lot during the three-week preseason training camp that concluded the middle of last week. But when he did, he often repeated a simple phrase when asked for a progress report on his 10th team as the BYU Cougars’ head coach. “I like my team,” Mendenhall would say. “I like it a lot.” Mendenhall would go on to describe the unprecedented depth at almost every position, saying there has been more competition for starting spots than he can ev...</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> 58331283@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:46:45 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 Ten years later, Bronco, Whit are still on the job http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308150-77/whittingham-byu-mendenhall-coach.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58308150-77/whittingham-byu-mendenhall-coach.html.csp">Ten years later, Bronco, Whit are still on the job</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T23:04:21.672-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s Kyle Whittingham and BYU’s Bronco Mendenhall have gone in different directions in the 10 years since they were promoted to head coaching positions. Their programs no longer compete in the same conference and they won’t meet in 2014 or ’15. Yet the two forever will remain linked. The former defensive coordinators were hired five days apart in December 2004, with the almost fictional twist of Whittingham turning down BYU’s offer that Mendenhall accepted. At various points, each seemed more ...</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> 58308150@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:21 MDT Mendenhall, Hill, Williams headline BYU's Big Blue Bash on Saturday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58320163-65/byu-cougar-bash-blue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58320163-65/byu-cougar-bash-blue.html.csp">Mendenhall, Hill, Williams headline BYU's Big Blue Bash on Saturday</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="2014-08-20T23:13:03.169-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 party, will feature Bronco Mendenhall, Taysom Hill, and other current players and past BYU greats.The event is for all Cougar fans, and is hosted by the BYU Cougar Club’s Salt Lake Chapter. It will be held at the Sheraton Hotel in Salt Lake City, 150 West 500 South, on Saturday, August 23, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Parkin...</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> 58320163@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:13:03 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 practice report: Probable starters Kaufusi, Kanuch finally back on the field http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58314653-65/camp-really-mendenhall-think.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58314653-65/camp-really-mendenhall-think.html.csp">BYU practice report: Probable starters Kaufusi, Kanuch finally back on the field</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="2014-08-19T18:22:01.835-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last week, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall issued Ice-Bucket Challenges to Utah media members. Tuesday, he passed out doughnuts. Well, sort of. Some NFL scouts who showed up to watch practice Tuesday apparently arrived with Krispy Kremes, and three were left over after the coaching staff was finished with them. So Bronco told us he would give them to whomever asked the best questions. As I’ve mentioned several times the past few weeks, Mendenhall is as loose and easy-going this camp as I’ve seen him...</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> 58314653@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:22:01 MDT BYU football: Defense rebounds in scrimmage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58302029-88/stewart-defense-scrimmage-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58302029-88/stewart-defense-scrimmage-byu.html.csp">BYU football: Defense rebounds in scrimmage</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="2014-08-17T16:07:50.789-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Playing like it had something to prove after losing the first scrimmage last week at LaVell Edwards Stadium, BYU’s defense bounced back Friday night and was the clear victor in the 12-series exercise, by coach Bronco Mendenhall’s estimation. The offense scored just three times — two touchdowns and a Trevor Samson field goal — and one of those TDs came after it was given a reprieve after being stopped on third down. “I think they did win last Saturday,” said linebacker Mike Alisa. “But 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> 58302029@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:07:50 MDT BYU football: Offense was inconsistent, undisciplined in scrimmage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304014-77/mendenhall-scrimmage-byu-injury.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58304014-77/mendenhall-scrimmage-byu-injury.html.csp">BYU football: Offense was inconsistent, undisciplined in scrimmage</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="2014-08-17T16:07:46.694-06:00">Updated Aug 17, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU’s biggest question marks this season are supposed to be on defense as the Cougars try to find adequate replacements for Kyle Van Noy, Eathyn Manumaleuna, Uani Unga and Daniel Sorensen. But if Friday night’s scrimmage in front of about 12,000 fans at LaVell Edwards showed anything, it is that the offense isn’t just going to roll into Connecticut in two weeks and click like a well-oiled machine. There were false starts, unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, a pair of interceptions and a b...</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> 58304014@www.sltrib.com Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:07:46 MDT BYU football: A lot on the line at Friday night's scrimmage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58301165-65/mendenhall-team-lot-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58301165-65/mendenhall-team-lot-byu.html.csp">BYU football: A lot on the line at Friday night's scrimmage</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="2014-08-15T13:55:02.983-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Time for a couple of leftover odds and ends that weren’t included in this notebook about Thursday’s BYU practice at the outdoor practice facility. But first, here’s an interesting item from ESPN’s Mark Schlabach about which teams outside the so-called Power Five conferences have the best odds of making the four-team playoff. Schlabach includes both BYU and Utah State, saying BYU is “on the outside looking in” perhaps more than any program in the country.Mendenhall was not sure Thursday whether 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> 58301165@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:55:02 MDT BYU football: Every healthy player will see action in Friday’s scrimmage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298455-77/mendenhall-award-camp-hill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298455-77/mendenhall-award-camp-hill.html.csp">BYU football: Every healthy player will see action in Friday’s scrimmage</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="2014-08-15T14:04:26.993-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 02:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall generally downplays the significance of scrimmages in preseason training camp and almost always holds out key players as a precautionary measure. That won’t be the case on Friday night when the Cougars scrimmage at 6 p.m. at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Gates open at 5 p.m. and admission is free. This one means a lot, Mendenhall said Thursday after a morning practice at the outdoor practice facility. “We will scrimmage everybody tomorrow, so I would like 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> 58298455@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:04:26 MDT BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall issues Ice Bucket Challenge (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58298010-65/bronco-bucket-byu-challenge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58298010-65/bronco-bucket-byu-challenge.html.csp">BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall issues Ice Bucket Challenge (video)</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="2014-08-14T15:19:02.927-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 03:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here's video of BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's "Ice Bucket Challenge" that he issued to members of the Utah media on Thursday, including yours truly.</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> 58298010@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:19:02 MDT BYU practice report: Depth chart taking shape, Bronco says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58290507-65/mendenhall-camp-pass-really.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58290507-65/mendenhall-camp-pass-really.html.csp">BYU practice report: Depth chart taking shape, Bronco says</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="2014-08-12T21:09:02.185-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 09:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With the self-announced news via Twitter that receiver Devon Blackmon is going to miss the opener due to a suspension, BYU fans will naturally start wondering if coaches moved sophomore Michael Davis back to defensive back too quickly. Davis might have answered that Tuesday morning at training camp, as he stepped in front of a Taysom Hill pass and raced downfield for a pick six. Meanwhile, when the Cougars did some skelly stuff in the red zone a bit later, seven different receivers caught touchd...</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> 58290507@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:09:02 MDT BYU football: Dog days of training camp fall upon Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58289628-88/mendenhall-camp-coach-tuesday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58289628-88/mendenhall-camp-coach-tuesday.html.csp">BYU football: Dog days of training camp fall upon Cougars</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="2014-08-12T23:12:57.118-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • For the BYU Cougars, the dog days of preseason training camp are here. With camp close to reaching its midpoint, that was head coach Bronco Mendenhall’s assessment on Tuesday, although conditions were pleasant thanks to some high clouds above the outdoor practice facility on campus. “It was a doldrum day,” Mendenhall said, joking about how he “tried to launch a flare” on Monday night to warn media members. “I will shoot it higher next time.” Still, the coach said it was a good practice, ...</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> 58289628@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT BYU football: Utah transfer Harvey Langi moving up the LB depth chart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58281347-77/langi-harvey-mendenhall-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58281347-77/langi-harvey-mendenhall-byu.html.csp">BYU football: Utah transfer Harvey Langi moving up the LB depth chart</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T17:49:18.964-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 05:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • If the first full week of training camp and Saturday’s 70-play scrimmage at LaVell Edwards proved anything, it is that BYU’s coaches are serious about putting former University of Utah running back Harvey Langi on the field this season - the defensive side of the field. Langi, who garnered statewide headlines on July 7 when he announced he hoped to transfer from Utah to BYU upon returning from an LDS Church mission to Tampa, Fla., started at inside linebacker in the scrimmage. It is not ...</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> 58281347@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:49:18 MDT BYU football: Receiver Nick Kurtz sits out scrimmage with foot injury http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58279490-88/mendenhall-scrimmage-foot-pass.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58279490-88/mendenhall-scrimmage-foot-pass.html.csp">BYU football: Receiver Nick Kurtz sits out scrimmage with foot injury</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="2014-08-09T23:36:06.783-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Before the BYU Cougars even started their 70-play scrimmage on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium, a sense of uneasiness swept through the crowd of about 5,000. That’s because prized recruit Nick Kurtz, the 6-foot-6 receiver from Grossmont Junior College who is expected to replace Cody Hoffman as Taysom Hill’s go-to pass-catcher this season, was on the sidelines with a walking boot on his left foot. After the scrimmage, coach Bronco Mendenhall confirmed the bad news: Kurtz has been diagn...</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> 58279490@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:36:06 MDT BYU football: Probable starting linebackers missing key practice time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58276511-88/fua-linebacker-byu-guys.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58276511-88/fua-linebacker-byu-guys.html.csp">BYU football: Probable starting linebackers missing key practice time</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="2014-08-08T22:20:39.063-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 10:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • With three of the better linebackers in school history — Kyle Van Noy, Uani Unga and Spencer Hadley — departing after the 2013 season, BYU’s defensive coaches knew they would be using inexperienced players at three of the four spots this season to run alongside returnee Alani Fua. But this is getting kind of ridiculous, with the opener against UConn three weeks away. The projected starting inside linebackers, Zac Stout and Manoa Pikula, missed most of this past week, the first full week...</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> 58276511@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 22:20:39 MDT