BYU QB Taysom Hill looking to Wall Street after football?

Every once in a while, you hear the story of a top-tier football player who has all the potential in the world ahead of him when his whole world seems to crash down around him. BYU quarterback Taysom Hill was easily one of the most talked about quarterbacks in the country before a broken ankle put him out for the rest of the season last year. He now knows the costs of playing football...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU, UNLV to finish off home-and-home in 2017

It seems as though the BYU Cougars and UNLV Runnin’ Rebels will be able to finish out their home-and-home agreement in the coming seasons. This announcement comes after the teams decided to push the game back from this season in order for the Cougars to play Missouri in the fall. College Football Talk reported the news and it seemed as though the game would be played in 2016. The...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

NCB 2015 CFB Previews: BYU Cougars

ANYWHERE ANYTIME After stumbling initially, BYU’s jump to independence is finally starting to look like they hoped. After a solid 10-3 season and top 25 finish in 2011 the Cougs suffered a bunch of close losses in three straight 8-5 seasons. But even while repeatedly bashing its head against the ceiling BYU managed to prove [&hellip The post NCB 2015 CFB Previews: BYU Cougars...
Via No Coast Bias
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Warner be BYU's next star OLB?

Over the years BYU has produced some strong outside linebackers, and sophomore Fred Warner is hoping to continue that trend in 2015. Warner, 6-3, 220-pound sophomore, played in 10 games last season before getting hurt and is excited to get back on the field with his fellow Cougars. "I feel like I'm progressing really well," Warner said at media day. "A lot of people don't know about...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mathews catches a spot on Biletnikoff Award watch list

BYU’s Mitch Mathews caught everything thrown his way last season and now the Cougars wide receiver has caught a spot on the Biletnikoff Award watch list. The Biletnikoff Award is handed out annually to the best pass catcher in college football regardless of whether he is a tight end, running back or receiver. Mathews, a 6’6”, 215-pound senior had a breakout season in 2014 as...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU's Williams puts winning above his chase for rushing record

BYU running back Jamaal Williams is within striking distance of the Cougars all-time rushing record, something he has dreamed about since he arrived on campus. However, the electric RB said chasing personal achievements comes second to rushing after wins.   “I’d rather win than break the record. Winning is always better,” Williams told the Deseret News. “(When I was younger...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Depth at offensive line key for Cougars

With explosive dual-threat quarterback Taysom Hill at the helm, the BYU offense has the potential to be one of most dangerous ones in college football. However, that will all depend on how well the Cougars offensive line protects its QB and opens holes for its running backs. The unit will feature three-year starting guard Kyle Johnson, sophomore center Tejan Koroma, who was a freshman...
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July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Cougars could put Hill on a leash

In order for the BYU football team to maximize its potential this season the Cougars will need senior quarterback Taysom Hill to remain healthy. It’s with that in mind that BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall is looking to minimize the amount of times that Hill gets hit in 2015. During BYU’s media day Mendenhall said the best way to protect Hill, who suffered a season-ending leg injury...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Why BYU's Taysom Hill is a great sleeper pick to win Heisman Trophy

I noticed a few hours after I posted this week's top 10 list about the best value picks among the latest Heisman odds that one name was creating a lot of curiosity -- BYU QB Taysom Hill, a 50/1 pick.  If you haven't had a chance to see Hill play, you should make a point to watch him and the Cougars this fall. Anyhow, here's more about why I am very intrigued by Hill and his team...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU's Hill, Kaufusi placed on watch lists

BYU’s electric quarterback Taysom Hill and star defensive end Bronson Kaufusi were named to the Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award watch lists, respectively. The Maxwell Award, which has been handed out annually since 1937, goes to the top college football player in the country, while the Bednarik Award goes to the best defensive player in the nation. Hill, a rising senior, led the...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Should BYU get the first call if the Big 12 expands?

The potential expansion of the Big 12 has been the big buzz around college football lately. Recently, a panel of ESPN analysts were asked which non-Power Five program should get the first call should the conference expand and the BYU Cougars were the overwhelming choice. ESPN's Jake Trotter, Brandon Chatmon and Max Olsen each agreed that if the Big 12 added a team, BYU, led by the...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU signee Charles West shot in arm outside middle school

Brigham Young University running back signee Charles West was shot in the arm outside Coppell Middle School East in his hometown of Coppell, Texas (near Dallas) last night. Claire Z. Cardona of The Dallas Morning News reported the story. Per Cardona, West was playing basketball with friends at the middle school before a man came up to him and shot him in the left arm. West managed...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 42 — BYU

BYU Cougars 2014 Record: 8-5 (lost to Memphis in Miami Beach Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Taysom Hill Return to Form The Cougars were flying high to open the 2014 season. BYU’s 4-0 start was highlighted by a 41-7 victory over Texas, but things changed for the worse during an early October contest against in-state rival Utah State. A 14-7 lead had become a 21-14 deficit when...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 42 — BYU

BYU Cougars 2014 Record: 8-5 (lost to Memphis in Miami Beach Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Taysom Hill Return to Form The Cougars were flying high to open the 2014 season. BYU’s 4-0 start was highlighted by a 41-7 victory over Texas, but things changed for the worse during an early October contest against in-state rival Utah State. A 14-7 lead had become a 21-14 deficit when...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Football: JSwaggy Media Day

BYU media day has come and gone.  Here is what I took away from the festivities. Jamaal Williams Jamaal Williams was the star of Media Day and cemented himself as my favorite Cougar this year.  He made the rounds with the local media members.  He ate a cupcake with Hans Olsen and told the story of the Good Samaritan using the bloods and the crips, here are a few of the quotes...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Healthy Hill eager for opener

It's hard for Taysom Hill not to think about what could have been. In 2014, the BYU quarterback guided the Cougars to a 4-0 start four before disaster struck in the fifth game of the season.Facing off against rival Utah State, Hill sustained a season-ending leg injury as the Cougars fell 35-20. BYU would go on to lose its next three game before righting the ship and ending the year...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Healthy Taysom Hill at quarterback key to BYU success

PROVO, Utah (AP) Taysom Hill believes the BYU football team will be in position to win every game during the 2015 season. And that's a low-key way to describe the optimism around the program. BYU held its media day Wednesday to preview the season. There weren't any predictions, but it's clear a fourth consecutive 8-5 finish is not welcome. Hill returns from a season-ending broken...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU adds 7-foot-3 walk-on Alan Hamson

The BYU Cougars men’s basketball team added a great deal of size, specifically in 7-foot-3 walk-on Alan Hamson. Darnell Dickson of the Provo Daily Herald reported the story. Hamson is currently finishing up a 2-year LDS mission in California, but should suit up for the Cougars soon. There’s also a bit of family history here, as his mother was an All-American basketball player...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Checkout the top five BYU backs of the Mendenhall era

Having produced quarterbacks like Steve Young and Ty Detmer, BYU’s claim to fame has always been its ability to groom passers. However, some good backs have come through the program as well. Fansided recently took a look at the five best backs since coach Bronco Mendenhall took over in 2005, and the list is a strong one. Paul Lasike (2012-2014) came in at the five spot. The tough...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cougars QB Tanner Mangum returns from LDS mission

BYU added some much-needed depth at the quarterback position, as Tanner Mangum recently returned home from his LDS mission in Antofagasta, Chile. With starting quarterback Taysom Hill recovering from a broken leg, the Cougars were shorthanded at the QB position this spring and had trouble finding enough passers to hold practice. BYU was so thing at quarterback it was forced to call...
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June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU lands commitment from 2016 four-star forward

The BYU Cougars have just made their paint play a little bit stronger for the 2016 season. The team landed a commitment from a four-star forward and they couldn’t be more excited. Four-star forward Gavin Baxter committed to the Cougars on Monday evening. He made the announcement via Twitter. Excited to say that I've committed to BYU. This is a dream come true. Can't wait to see...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Former BYU star Van Noy reaches out to family whose son died

Over the weekend BYU lost one of its biggest fans when nine-year old Austen Russell died after being run over. Russell, who watched BYU games since he was three, was a huge fan of Kyle Van Noy, the former Cougars linebacker and current Detroit Lion. In a post on CougarBoard, the Russell family stated that when Austen would play sports he would always chose the No. 3 because of Van...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Too Early Preview: UConn vs BYU

Will BYU give UConn another beating or will the Huskies exact revenge on the Cougars?  Last year Taysom Hill opened the year with an impressive passing and rushing performance in Connecticut.   Taysom threw for 308 yards and ran for 97 yards.  It was a showcase of how good Taysom can be when healthy. Last year’s UConn team only won 2 games and had the worst record in the American...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU places 18 on preseason all-Independent team

The Cougars paw prints can be found all over Phil Steele’s 2015 all-Independent preseason team as 18 players earned preseason accolades, with eight BYU players earing first-team honors. Quarterback Taysom Hill, RB Jamaal Williams, WR Mitch Mathews, center Tejan Koroma, DE Bronson Kaufusi and linebacker Manoa Pikula were all named to the all-Independent first team, along with kicker...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Cougars QB Hill on Heisman radar

Despite missing a bulk of last season due to a knee injury, BYU dual-threat quarterback Taysom Hill managed to scramble his way on to the Heisman radar. writer Mike Huguenin listed Hill, who threw for 2,938 yards and 19 touchdowns and rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2013, at No. 11 on his 15 for ’15 Heisman list. In 2014, Hill threw for 975 passing yards and seven TDs, while...
Via Fox Sports
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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