Cougar Center (BYU sports)

25
Jun

#218: BYU Media Day 2015 Recap

  • BYU Media Day 2015 recap

  • Biggest takeaways from media day.  The health of Jamaal and Taysom, BYU's heightened standards, Bronco's demeanor, leadership, tough schedule, and more.
  • Interviews throughout 1320 KFAN's coverage of Media Day from Monty in the Morning and Gunther & Ben in the Afternoon.
  • News, notes, and other miscellaneous tidbits from interractions that Mitch had with players, coaches, and other members of the staff.
  • Oklahoma's president wants expansion in the Big XII.  Could this be the moment that gets BYU in the expansion talks again?
  • BYU scheduled a home-and-home with Toledo.  How does this series impact the holy war?
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16
Jun

#217: Independence: 5 Years Later

Topics on episode 217:

  • 5 years later: is independence working for BYU?  We discuss that and also reflect on some of our memories during realignment armaggedon.

  • BYU has one of the best logos amongst Power 5 schools in all of college spots.  Where did the Cougars land, and do the guys agree?
  • BYU Football Media Day is in one week.  Do the guys expect any big news from the annual event?
  • We go to the twitter mailbag and answer some of your questions.
  • BYU hoops adds a 7'4" walk-on.  Can we expect anything from him this season?
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10
Jun

#216: Phil Steele Interview

Topics on episode #216:

  • Phil Steele joins the podcast to discuss BYU Football in 2015.
  • Does Phil BYU as a Power 5 program?
  • What are Phil's thoughts on Taysom Hill?
  • What are the weaknesses for BYU in 2015?
  • BYU Basketball lands a solid commit.
  • Strength & Conditioning is the name of the game during the off-season.
  • HAMSON WATCH: Week 1
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3
Jun

#215: Prop Bets on 2015 Football Season

Topics on episode #215:

  • Mitch and Bean are back to discuss their prop bets on BYU Football for the 2015 football season.
  • Over/Under on Wins, Rushing Yards for Jamaal, Home attendance, and more!
  • Pre-season magazines are out.  What are the magazines saying about the Cougars?
  • Recruiting update: BYU offered a pair of Texas wide receivers that have many offers.
  • Tyler Haws is going through the NBA workout process right now.  Has he improved his chances of making an NBA roster next year?
  • Jennifer Hamson Watch begins!
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19
May

#214: BYU in the Top 25; Best season openers ever

Topics on episode 214:

  • Sports Illustrated has BYU in their post-spring Top 25 power rankings.  Does BYU in 2015 deserve to be in discussion as a pre-season Top 25 team?

  • Nebraska beat writer said the Cornhuskers game against BYU is one of the most intriguing season-openers the Huskers have had in the past 29 years.  What are some of BYU's best season opening games over the years?

  • Taysom is in the Heisman conversation.  What would he need to do to earn a finalist spot to NYC this fall?
  • How was Tejan Koroma left off the pre-season Remington Trophy watch list? Awarded to the best center in college football.

  • New rules in college basketball. Will it help the Cougar Cagers or hurt them?
  • BYU Baseball earned a bid in the WCC Baseball Tournament Championship.

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19
May

#214: BYU in the Top 25; Best season openers ever

Topics on episode #214:

  • Sports Illustrated has BYU in their post-spring Top 25 power rankings.  Does BYU in 2015 deserve to be in discussion as a pre-season Top 25 team?
  • Nebraska beat writer said the Cornhuskers game against BYU is one of the most intriguing season-openers the Huskers have had in the past 29 years.  What are some of BYU's best season opening games over the years?
  • Taysom is in the Heisman conversation.  What would he need to do to earn a finalist spot to NYC this fall?

5
May

#213: Garett Bolles Interview

Topics on episode #213
  • Interview with 4-star 2016 OT recruit Garett Bolles. What's the latest on Bolles' recruitment after receiving offers from numerous SEC schools?
  • Fourth straight National Title for BYU Rugby after defeating Cal last Saturday.
  • Nine undrafted free agents sign deals with the NFL. Which one was the best landing spot?
  • BYU near tops of the nation in cost of attendance for student athletes at $4500.  What does this all mean?
  • Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Thoughts from the fight of the century.
  • Mitch makes a BIG announcement! 
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29
Apr

#212: 1320 KFAN’s Will Smith joins the show

Topics this week include:

  • 1320 KFAN's Will Smith joins the podcast this week. You can find Will on Twitter @WillSmithKFAN and weekdays 6am-10am on The Monty Show.
  • Kurt Kragthorpe from the Salt Lake Tribune put out an article stating is the bench mark for college football teams in 2015 eight wins?  Will BYU get to 8 wins with this 2015 schedule?
  • The ESPN contract is going very good for BYU and ESPN so far.  ESPN execs spoke with Scott Pierce from the Trib, we discuss the future of the deal and what BYU can expect in the next contract.
  • NFL Draft week! Will BYU see any of their former players drafted?  Mitch, Bean, and Will discuss that and give their predictions on the top 5 picks for the 1st round of the Draft.
  • Will is a proud native of Kaysville, Utah; we give Will the chance to talk about the 10 greatest Kaysvillians on the show.  Spoiler: there's a guy who invented the Atari on the list.

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22
Apr

#211: Skye PoVey interview; Bronco’s thoughts on Independence; BYU Basketball Transfers

Topics on episode #211:

  • Former BYU defensive back Skye PoVey put up huge numbers at Pro Day last month and has positioned himself with a chance to make an NFL camp. Povey joins the show to discuss if he has been hearing from teams since that pro day performance last month?

  • PoVey also discusses some of the issues with the 2014 defense. Was it effort based? Injuries? Skye breaks it down.
  • Bronco Mendenhall had some interesting remarks with some members of the media last week in regards to football independence.  Is it realistic to think BYU could get into a Power 5 league in three years?
  • A pair of BYU Basketball players are transferring, one of which (Isaac Neilson) was forced out.  Is this the right approach for Dave Rose and his program?
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14
Apr

#210 Sean Auwae Interview & Dave Rose’ “state of the program”

Topics on episode #210:

  • 2016 OL prospect Sean Auwae received an offer from BYU over the weekend.  We talk with him about the offer and how important his relationship with BYU OL coach Garrett Tujague is.
  • Dave Rose addressed the media with a "state of the program" roundup to finalize the 2014-15 season.  Rose discussed a variety of topics including Kyle Collinsworth likely coming back next season.
  • Trent Hosick was a recruit that had offers from BYU and San Diego State but decided to stay at Arizona Western JC for another season.  Hosick talked to a paper in Arizona and had a comment that made us wonder if he was referring to Bronco Mendenhall. 
  • Tyler Haws sets the bar for what all BYU athletes should do during their careers in Provo. We discuss that and more on a new episode of Cougar Center.
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