Found November 09, 2012 on Blue Cougar Football:
The Brigham Young Cougars play the Idaho Vandals Saturday night in Provo. Whether you are watching the game bundled up in the stands or on television in the comfort of your own home, here are 5 things to watch for, even if the score gets out of hand. 1. Craig Bills and the Cougar defense.With the news that broke late yesterday that free safety Joe Sampson is no longer with the team, the burden of making the calls on defense falls on Craig Bills. The BYU defense has been phenomenal this year, but that may change with Sampson out. Head coach Bronco Mendenhall has said several times that the most important position in his defense is the free safety. He makes the calls and ensures everyone is in the right position. If the BYU defense is going to finish the year as one of the best in school history, then Bills must play well. The defense also has to keep focused. They can’t let the loss of Sampson and linebacker Zac Stout distract them. Bills has considerable playing experience. As a fre...

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Brigham Young Cougars head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced that senior free safety Joe Sampson and sophomore linebacker Zac Stout were suspended from the football team for an undisclosed violation of team rules.Additionally, both Sampson and Stout have withdrawn from school. Sampson's career is finished, and Stout will not be back for the rest of the 2012 season--maybe longer...

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