MENDENHALL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MENDENHALL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Video: More from Mendenhall's Monday press briefing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58470737-65/briefing-http-iframe-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58470737-65/briefing-http-iframe-mendenhall.html.csp">Video: More from Mendenhall's Monday press briefing</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="2014-09-29T22:50:02.788-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here's the second half of BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's Monday press briefing.</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58470737@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:50:02 MDT BYU football: With no Utah, Cougars warm up to Aggies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58469698-88/byu-aggies-state-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58469698-88/byu-aggies-state-utah.html.csp">BYU football: With no Utah, Cougars warm up to Aggies</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="2014-09-29T23:13:09.133-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Maybe it is because the BYU Cougars came extremely close to losing to Utah State the last couple of times the Aggies visited LaVell Edwards Stadium. Or perhaps it is became USU has one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the country, when healthy, in Chuckie Keeton. Whatever the case, BYU seems to have a newfound respect, even an appreciation, for its in-state rival from Logan, if comments made during Monday’s news conference in Provo mean anything. The No. 18 Cougars (4-0) play host...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58469698@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:13:09 MDT BYU used bye week to get healthy, but also went hard, Bronco says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58470024-65/mendenhall-week-byu-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58470024-65/mendenhall-week-byu-game.html.csp">BYU used bye week to get healthy, but also went hard, 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="2014-09-29T16:50:02.479-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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’ win over Wake Forest. Keeton seemingly injured the same knee that was surgically repaired after he injured it in last year’s loss to BYU in Logan, and did not play in the second half against the Demon Deacons. Then he sat out the entire game at Arkansas State, which USU lost 21-14 in overtime. USU c...</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> 58470024@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:50:02 MDT Video: Mendenhall laments loss of Utah-BYU game, looks ahead to USU on Friday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58468580-65/byu-game-mendenhall-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58468580-65/byu-game-mendenhall-state.html.csp">Video: Mendenhall laments loss of Utah-BYU game, looks ahead to USU on Friday</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="2014-09-29T11:17:02.054-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 11:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 matchup is the premier instate matchup in the state of Utah this year because "considering only one in-state team will play us this year, it is a huge game."</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> 58468580@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:17:02 MDT BYU moves up to No. 18 in media poll, 19 in coaches’ poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58465098-77/4-0-week-3-1-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58465098-77/4-0-week-3-1-cougars.html.csp">BYU moves up to No. 18 in media poll, 19 in coaches’ poll</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="2014-09-28T23:12:10.468-06:00">Updated Sep 28, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Voters in college football’s two major polls didn’t forget the BYU Cougars, who were idle this past weekend. The undefeated Cougars (4-0) moved up from No. 20 to No. 18 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, and from No. 21 to No. 19 in the Amway USA Today Coaches Poll. The Cougars are one of 17 undefeated teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), which was previously known as Division I. Last Monday, the last time he spoke to local media members, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said he 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> 58465098@www.sltrib.com Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:12:10 MDT BYU Cougars enter bye week concerned about spotty defense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58443151-88/byu-happy-howell-defensive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58443151-88/byu-happy-howell-defensive.html.csp">BYU Cougars enter bye week concerned about spotty defense</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="2014-09-23T07:56:27.575-06:00">Updated Sep 23, 2014 07:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • How good is this BYU football team that is 4-0, ranked No. 20 in the Associated Press Top 25 and winning games against rather average opponents by an average of 18.7 points? It’s a debate that rages nationally, and will continue to make headlines as long as the Cougars keep winning — although there should be a bit of a reprieve this week because BYU has a bye before facing Utah State on Oct. 3. One theory: BYU is an average football team with a great quarterback. Last Saturday against V...</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> 58443151@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:56:27 MDT Monday press briefing: Howell gets harsh on BYU's leaky defense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58443387-65/game-whether-really-week.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58443387-65/game-whether-really-week.html.csp">Monday press briefing: Howell gets harsh on BYU's leaky defense</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="2014-09-22T18:19:02.863-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 06:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 opportunity for reporters to talk to coaches or players this week. Mendenhall said the standard stuff — more on that later — but Howell was as frank and forthright as I’ve ever seen him in an eight-minute chat with a half-dozen or so people a few minutes after Mendenhall’s press briefing. In short, Howell was 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> 58443387@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:19:02 MDT Video: Bronco Mendenhall's Monday BYU press briefing before bye week http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58442734-65/mendenhall-briefing-bronco-bye.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58442734-65/mendenhall-briefing-bronco-bye.html.csp">Video: Bronco Mendenhall's Monday BYU press briefing before bye week</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="2014-09-22T14:50:02.737-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 02:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 the health of his team, how poorly the defense played, and his biggest concerns moving forward as the Cougars enter a bye 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> 58442734@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:50:02 MDT BYU football: No. 20 Cougars roll into bye week with room to improve http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58439224-77/byu-cougars-state-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58439224-77/byu-cougars-state-game.html.csp">BYU football: No. 20 Cougars roll into bye week with room to improve</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="2014-09-22T11:12:37.043-06:00">Updated Sep 22, 2014 11:12AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The undefeated BYU Cougars, 4-0 for the first time since 2008, don’t really need a bye this week. They are rolling along quite nicely after consecutive, if not totally satisfying, eight-point wins at home and are riding a wave of national attention that has vaulted them to No. 20 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, No. 21 in the Amway Coaches Poll. Quarterback Taysom Hill is starting to get talked about as a possible invitee to New York City for the Heisman Trophy presentation, although...</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> 58439224@www.sltrib.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:12:37 MDT Video: Mendenhall on BYU's 41-33 win over Virginia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58438736-65/mendenhall-41-33-byu-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58438736-65/mendenhall-41-33-byu-cougars.html.csp">Video: Mendenhall on BYU's 41-33 win over Virginia</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="2014-09-21T12:10:47.981-06:00">Updated Sep 21, 2014 12:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 that penalties are becoming a problem for Cougars.</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> 58438736@www.sltrib.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:10:47 MDT Monson: BYU is imperfect and undefeated (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58436864-88/byu-yards-cougars-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58436864-88/byu-yards-cougars-win.html.csp">Monson: BYU is imperfect and undefeated (VIDEO)</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="2014-09-20T23:38:04.335-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 11:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • It was far from perfect, even though the record still is. It wasn’t particularly picturesque. But what 4-0 BYU did against Virginia on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium showed the flawed Cougars can accomplish something out of the ordinary this season: Beat everyone on their schedule. Some of that is a reflection/indication of the relatively easy road they’re traveling. Some of it is a compliment regarding what they do remarkably well. Some of it comes from a conclusion that if BYU eve...</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> 58436864@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:38:04 MDT BYU football: Zac Stout’s return to BYU tearful, but gratifying http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58425415-88/stout-byu-zac-gary.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58425415-88/stout-byu-zac-gary.html.csp">BYU football: Zac Stout’s return to BYU tearful, but gratifying</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="2014-09-18T08:29:24.774-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 08:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • In BYU’s 33-25 win over Houston last week, Cougar linebacker Zac Stout tackled Ryan Jackson in the end zone for a safety, handing the home team its first two points and setting off a raucous celebration on the sidelines and in the stands. But for Gary Stout, the moment was meaningful in a much more profound way. Certainly, it was far different from that dreadful morning in November of 2012 when his son called, crying in front of him for the first time since he was a young boy, to tell hi...</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> 58425415@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:29:24 MDT BYU football: No. 21 Cougars basking in national attention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58421360-88/college-byu-football-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58421360-88/college-byu-football-cougars.html.csp">BYU football: No. 21 Cougars basking in national attention</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="2014-09-17T10:00:17.733-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 10:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Play on national television for three straight weeks, humiliate Texas 41-7 in Week Two, feature an exciting, play-making quarterback who is a fringe Heisman Trophy candidate, stay undefeated and crack the national rankings. That’s what the BYU Cougars did the first quarter of the college football season, and naturally national attention has followed for the independent going against the grain in the college football world. Coach Bronco Mendenhall has appeared on a handful of national col...</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> 58421360@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:17 MDT Video: BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall discusses Saturday's game vs. Virginia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58417927-65/mendenhall-game-bronco-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58417927-65/mendenhall-game-bronco-byu.html.csp">Video: BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall discusses Saturday's game vs. Virginia</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="2014-09-15T20:50:02.953-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 08:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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. Mendenhall briefly addressed the injury situation, saying that RB Algernon Brown, NT Marques Johnson, OL Brayden Kearsley and LB Bronson Kaufusi are all "hopeful" for the game. All four have ankle injuries. This is the first half of Mendenhall's interview. The second half will be published later.</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> 58417927@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:50:02 MDT Video: BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall likes team's offensive balance http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58418285-65/bronco-byu-coach-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58418285-65/bronco-byu-coach-http.html.csp">Video: BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall likes team's offensive balance</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="2014-09-15T23:09:02.344-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 11:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Here's second half of BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall's press briefing on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.</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> 58418285@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:09:02 MDT BYU football: Cougars taking Virginia “more seriously” after big upset http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58417547-88/game-byu-virginia-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58417547-88/game-byu-virginia-team.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars taking Virginia “more seriously” after big upset</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="2014-09-15T22:48:17.092-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 10:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Saturday’s game against Virginia is or isn’t a revenge game for the BYU Cougars, depending on which player or coach one asks, but one thing was clear after Monday night’s media session with coach Bronco Mendenhall and selected players. The Cavaliers (2-1) have the Cougars’ respect, despite having gone 2-10 last year. “Because they beat Louisville, we are more focused,” receiver Mitch Mathews said. “I am glad that they played well and that they won, so we could take this week more serious...</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> 58417547@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:48:17 MDT BYU center Tejan Koroma, ejected vs. UH, cleared to play vs. UVa http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58417987-65/game-mendenhall-hopeful-koroma.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58417987-65/game-mendenhall-hopeful-koroma.html.csp">BYU center Tejan Koroma, ejected vs. UH, cleared to play vs. UVa</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="2014-09-15T21:05:02.769-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 09:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 Mendenhall said Monday night in his weekly press briefing. Koroma’s status was in question because he was ejected from Thursday’s 33-25 win over Houston for allegedly throwing a punch. Replays show that the swing, which might have been to knock down a defender’s arm, did not connect. “Tejan Koroma,...</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> 58417987@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:05:02 MDT Notes and quotes from BYU's 33-25 win over Houston http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58407523-65/byu-houston-game-think.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58407523-65/byu-houston-game-think.html.csp">Notes and quotes from BYU's 33-25 win over Houston</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="2014-09-12T16:10:14.913-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 04:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 good college football game, they missed some spectacular tributes to the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the United States’ Armed Forces, including the unfurling of a U.S. flag that was almost the size of the football field and a card display in the East stands that spelled out: We Will Never ...</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> 58407523@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:10:14 MDT Practice report: Injury bug bites BYU at Texas, but nothing major http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58395057-65/really-game-mendenhall-texas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58395057-65/really-game-mendenhall-texas.html.csp">Practice report: Injury bug bites BYU at Texas, but nothing major</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="2014-09-09T17:09:02.794-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 05:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 his first and only chat session with the media this week. Linebacker Bronson Kaufusi has a high ankle sprain and was seen wearing a walking boot at the student athlete building on Tuesday morning. He did not practice. Running back Algernon Brown and right tackle De’Ondre Wesley have ankle sprains, although ...</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> 58395057@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:09:02 MDT BYU football: Cougars starting over at halftime to get mental edge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58394983-88/byu-game-halftime-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58394983-88/byu-game-halftime-mendenhall.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars starting over at halftime to get mental edge</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="2014-09-09T22:44:16.663-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • When No. 25 BYU lines up against Houston on Thursday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium, the blue-clad Cougars won’t treat it like just another game. Instead, they will treat it like two games. Hey, it worked against Texas. After BYU led UConn 28-7 in East Hartford and then failed to score in the second half until just over four minutes remained in the game, an eventual 35-10 win, coach Bronco Mendenhall decided to change up the Cougars’ halftime routine. It apparently worked, because the C...</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> 58394983@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:44:16 MDT