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BYU great Ty Detmer hired to coordinate Cougars offense

As Kalani Sitake promised in his Monday press conference, he would begin recruiting. Not only has the recruiting begun with players, but even former BYU greats. Recently announced, BYU Heisman trophy winner Ty Detmer will be returning home to BYU. The stand out quarterback in college and excellent 14-year NFL quarterback has accepted a job to become the new offensive coordinator...
Via isportsweb.com
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU to hire Ty Detmer as offensive coordinator

BYU is bringing back a program legend to help coach the team. According to KSL, BYU plans to hire Ty Detmer as offensive coordinator. Detmer, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1990, will join the staff of new head coach Kalani Sitake and also help with coaching quarterbacks, the report says. Detmer, 48, has been coaching high school football in Texas the past five seasons. St. Andrews...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Fischer has record 41 as BYU blitzes New Mexico 96-66

HONOLULU (AP) Chase Fischer scored a career-high and Diamond Head Classic record 41 points and BYU blitzed former conference rival New Mexico 96-66 on Wednesday. Fischer also had a record nine 3-pointers in 14 attempts and was 8 of 9 from the foul line to surpass the 36 points Hawaii's Dwain Williams had against St. Mary's in 2009. The Cougars are now in the West Coast Conference...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU drove to the Las Vegas Bowl to expand their weight room

If you are a fan of Virginia Cavalier football, you no doubt watched the first quarter of Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl with your hands over your eyes. And who could blame you? Your future head coach’s team was down 35-0 without it seems a shred of pride. But his Cougars fought back to only lose by seven, and that spirit may be needed in a difficult ACC Coastal division. It may...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger feels bad for non-drinking BYU fans

BYU is currently getting destroyed by Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl. It’s really not pretty, as the Utes have taken a 35-7 lead into the half and have been dominating all facets of the game, which doesn’t project well for the final two quarters. But Cougars fans have ESPN analyst Brent Musburger’s sympathy! He dropped a great quote during the game. “I really feel sorry for...
Via The Sports Daily
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars Football: The Vegas Bowl Simulation

By: David Strong This game needs no introduction, so let us get straight to simulator results. BYU Offense vs Utah Defense In all of the simulations, the Cougars were able to move the ball effectively through the air against the Utes.  However, in almost all of the simulations the Utes also had at least one interception. On the ground the Utah defense was able completely shut down...
Via TornBySports
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah DL calls BYU a ‘dirty team’

Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah and BYU just got a whole lot more interesting. Utah senior defensive lineman Viliseni Fauonuku added some intrigue to the Holy War matchup when he called BYU a "dirty team" at a pre-bowl game event on Wednesday. The event was supposed to be a dance-off, but when Fauonuku grabbed the mic, he declared he wasn't a dancer and that instead...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Las Vegas Bowl neatly captures BYU’s larger situation

As Brigham Young University tries to nail down its next head coach, the football program with a national championship and a national schedule finds itself playing yet another bowl game before Christmas. Sure, the Saturday matchup with Utah is one of the most watchable and attractive bowls on the slate. Sure, the re-enactment of The Holy War should make for riveting television. Sure...
Via The Student Section
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffs roll Cougars, improve to 8-1

  BOULDER – So, this team is pretty good, eh? The Colorado Buffaloes welcomed in the BYU Cougars to the Coors Events Center and flexed their giant offensive muscles all over them, scoring over 80 points for the eighth consecutive game and over 90 for the third time this season, winning the game 92-83. George King poured in 23 points on nine shots, Josh Scott added 22 of his own...
Via BSN Denver
December 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Ken Niumatalolo to visit with BYU about coaching job

BYU needs a new football coach, and one person they have targeted as a candidate is Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo. Niumatalolo sounds very interested in the position. The Capital Gazette reports that Niumatalolo will meet with BYU officials and tour the school’s facilities on Monday. “Kenny is doing his due diligence. He feels strongly that he needs to hear what BYU has to say,”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mountain West leaving spot for BYU open

The BYU Cougars have been without a conference since deciding to go independent after the 2010 season. Since then, they have been the topic of discussion about joining a conference once again. With the Big 12 wanting to expand to be able to field a conference championship game, the Cougars are again the biggest name being discussed. It seems like the Mountain West Conference, the...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU's future uncertain after Mendenhall leaves for Virginia

Yes, the University of Virginia very handsomely compensated former head coach Mike London. Yes, the school will give new head coach Bronco Mendenhall a highly competitive financial package. Yes, Mendenhall is a noticeably better coach than London. Virginia football improved on Friday evening. However, one must ask if the Cavaliers improved enough in an ACC Coastal with Mark Richt...
Via The Comeback
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia hires BYU’s Bronco Mendenhall as new coach

In a surprise move, Virginia announced that BYU’s Bronco Mendenhall will be the team’s new football coach Friday. Virginia made the abrupt announcement late Friday afternoon. #UVA announces Bronco Mendenhall (@Bronco_BYU) as Hoos new head football coach. #GoHoos https://t.co/iHgWtantz4pic.twitter.com/7m0onV4vWa — Virginia Football (@UVa_Football) December 4, 2015 ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Walton: BYU-Utah 'a battle for the souls of the world'

Bill Walton is the best. This is a fact that is without a counter-argument. His introduction to last night’s BYU-Utah game seemed to be well-reasoned and logically thought out with proper perspective regarding the importance of an early season, non-conference college basketball game. Mainly, the fate of the universe was riding on it. ICYMI: @BillWalton said BYU-Utah is "a battle...
Via Awful Announcing
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU accepts bowl bid to play in Las Vegas Bowl

The BYU Cougars started the season looking like one of the hottest teams to open the year. It looked like they could have been sneaking into a spot in a New Year’s Six bowl game, but they started to fall off later in the year. Despite the falloff, the Cougars finished the year 8-4 and they will be getting into a bowl game. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the Cougars have...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars Basketball: Looking at the Season

On this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, Allen talks with Jared Lloyd from the Daily Herald. Jared talks about the BYU Cougars basketball team: how to stop them, the importance of Nick Emery, the upcoming game against Utah, and more. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher. If you use a different podcast player, let us know and I will get the podcast on there...
Via TornBySports
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Not even technology can get Bronson Kaufusi's name right

Bronson Kaufusi. Doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, does it?TV and PA announcers have trouble pronouncing Kaufusi's name, but it doesn't stop there. Kaufusi played great on Saturday, registering his 11th sack and collecting several solo and gang tackles. But the opposing PA announcer botched his name once again, and they even had pronunciation tips on the scoreboard. What did...
Via Fox Sports
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars: Talking with Jay Drew

On this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, I talk with Jay Drew from the Salt Lake Tribune. Jay gives some insight into both BYU football and basketball. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher. If you use a different podcast player, let us know and I will get the podcast on there. The post BYU Cougars: Talking with Jay Drew appeared first on TornBySports.com.
Via TornBySports
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars Football: Inside Fresno State

On this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, I talk with Jackson Moore from the Bark Board. Jackson gives some insight into the Fresno State Bulldogs for BYU Cougars fans. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher. If you use a different podcast player, let us know and I will get the podcast on there. The post BYU Cougars Football: Inside Fresno State appeared first...
Via TornBySports
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars Football: An Inside Look at Mizzou

On this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, I talk with David Morrison, of the Columbia Daily Tribune. David gives us the scoop on what is going on with the Mizzou football team. We talk football and the protests at Mizzu. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher. If you use a different podcast player, let us know and I will get the podcast on there. The post BYU...
Via TornBySports
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars Football: Looking at Mizzu and more

On this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, I talk with Adam Mangum, for the Rise and Shout Podcast. Adam talks about the BYU game against SJSU, the upcoming game against Mizzu, and more. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher. If you use a different podcast player, let us know and I will get the podcast on there. The post BYU Cougars Football: Looking at Mizzu...
Via TornBySports
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Anonymous Missouri player says football boycott not unanimous

Not every member of the Missouri football program is thrilled with the team’s boycott in response to racial issues on campus. An anonymous Mizzou player tells ESPN’s Brett McMurphy that the team and coaching staff is very split on the issue, and that if the Tigers had a better record, they would not be taking this course of action. Mizzou player tells @ESPN, MU players &...
Via College Spun
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Tight end? Defensive end? Remington Peck is versatile

Remington Peck is perhaps the most versatile player BYU has, and Bronco Mendenhall is treating him as such. Peck spent time on the defensive line and at tight end in the Cougars' last game, but how much longer will that trend last?Peck was a tight end in high school, but has spent his career in Provo on the other side of the ball. One day, Mendenhall approached him in practice and...
Via Fox Sports
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars Football: Jared Lloyd edition

On this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, I talk with Jared Lloyd from the Daily Herald. Jared talks about the BYU Cougars coming off a BYE week and what to expect against SJSU. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher. If you use a different podcast player, let us know and I will get the podcast on there. The post BYU Cougars Football: Jared Lloyd edition appeared...
Via TornBySports
November 04, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars Football: Inside look at San Jose State

On this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, I talk with Kevin Richardson, commentator for San Jose State football radio. Kevin talks about the San Jose State season and who BYU Cougars fans need to look for this Friday. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher. If you use a different podcast player, let us know and I will get the podcast on there. The post BYU Cougars...
Via TornBySports
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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