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#182: Virginia Preview & Houston Recap

Topics this week include:

  • The crew recaps the win over Houston. BYU goes to 3-0 for the first time since 2008.
  • The positives and some of the things BYU needs to work on after the win.
  • Is Taysom Hill carrying the ball too much?
  • Is BYU’s defense too physical?
  • Virginia Preview
  • The Cavaliers are a surprising 2-1 and receiving votes in the latest top 25 polls.  Will BYU be able to get revenge on the Hoos after last year’s 19-16 debacle?
  • Keys to Victory
  • Predictions
  • Can BYU make the College Football Playoff?
  • College Football Week 4 Picks
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#181: Houston Preview & Recapping the big win at Texas

Topics this week include:

  • BYU's big win at Texas, 41-7!
  • Could Taysom Hill be in the mix for the Heisman Trophy?
  • Could BYU make a run at the College Football Playoff?
  • What made the win at Texas so impressive?
  • Where can BYU improve?
  • Houston Preview
  • Do the Cougars in red pose any problems for BYU on Thursday night?
  • Keys to Victory
  • Score Predictions
  • College Football Picks
  • Shout-outs
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#180: Texas Preview, UConn Recap, & Max Hall Arrested

Topics this week include:

  • Recap at UConn.  BYU opens 2014 with a 35-10 victory over the Huskies in East Hartford.  What was the crews reaction to the win?
  • Full breakdown of the game and impressions.
  • In-depth preview of BYU vs. Texas.
  • Which BYU game in the past does this upcoming matchup with Texas remind the crew of?
  • What are the keys to victory for BYU?
  • Jamaal Williams and four other players return to take on the Horns.
  • Score predictions for BYU vs. Texas.
  • Also, former BYU quarterback, Max Hall, getting arrested for stealing and cocaine.
  • College Football Week 2 picks
  • Voicemails
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#179: UConn Game Preview & Depth Chart Analysis

Topics this week include:

  • Game week is here!  It’s year four of independence and BYU is kicking things off cross country against the UConn Huskies.
  • How do Bean and Mitch now feel about BYU’s chances with the Huskies with a full fall camp under the teams belt?
  • BYU released their depth chart.  Is it what we will see on Friday night?  What were the surprises?
  • How important is it for BYU to win on Friday night?
  • Score predictions & picks for the top games in College Football for week one.
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#178 CFBMatrix Publisher Dave Bartoo gives a bold outlook on BYU in 2014

Topics this week include:

  • Dave Bartoo, Publisher of the College Football Matrix joins the show to talk BYU Football in 2014.
  • Dave has some bold predictions for BYU this season.  He might surprise a few folks on his outlook for the Cougars in 2014.
  • We also ask Dave if BYU stacks up with the Power 5 programs he evaluates in his magazine.
  • Fall Camp is winding down, the crew gives some thoughts from what they saw in the scrimmage on Friday as game prep for UConn gets closer.
  • Former BYU offensive lineman, Tui Crichton, had some interesting comments about Bronco Mendenhall.  Crichton is now with Weber State.
  • Former Cougars in the NFL update.
  • Was Jmace weird when he came home from his mission?
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#177: Derik Stevenson Hosts & Nate Meikle Interview

Topics this week include:

  • Former BYU linebacker, Derik Stevenson, co-hosts the podcast this week with Mitch.
  • BYU Football fall camp is entering the dog days as we countdown to the season-opener at UConn.  Cougar IMG Sports Network sideline reporter, Nate Meikle, joins us to discuss some of his thoughts on camp thus far, and also gives his take on the difference between Bronco now and when he started 10 years ago.
  • Is Devon Blackmon another player suspended for week one?  Derik clears the air on the rumors with suspensions.
  • Nick Kurtz suffered a fractured foot injury.  Does this change BYU's outlook against UConn?
  • There's a new era in college athletics.  Players can now earn money through their likeness, and image.  Also, the power five conferences now have more autonomy to govern themselves.  Will this have any impact on BYU at all?  Derik has some interesting takes being a former player on the topic.
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#176: Dick Harmon gives his initial impressions from Fall Camp

  • Fall Camp is underway!  Four days into camp cougar what are the top story lines thus far through camp?
  • Dick Harmon from the Deseret News gives us his initial impressions from camp.  Talks about the players that have caught his eye, discusses the mentality, and will there be other suspensions besides Jamaal Williams?
  • Mitch and Bean give their thoughts on players that are impressing through four days of camp.
  • BYU Football Lip Sync Video
  • Rise as One gets ditched because of Budweiser.
  • Akile Davis is the ninth commitment in the class of 2015.
  • Alani Fua rated as BYU's top NFL Draft prospect.
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#175: Fall Camp Preview with Daily Herald’s Jared Lloyd

  • Fall camp starts this weekend.  What are the top story lines from camp?  Jared Lloyd, BYU reporter from the Provo Daily Herald, joins us to discuss everything Fall Camp.
  • What position is Jared most intrigued by heading into camp?
  • Jared also gives his insight on the Harvey Langi situation.
  • Our opponent previews continue.  This week we talk UCF Knights with Brandon Helwig, publisher and creator of  Part of the network.
  • Brandon talks 2014 Knights, and gives us history of how UCF has risen to one of the best non-power five conference teams in the country.
  • Also, Brandon tells Cougar fans where and what to do in Orlando if they are visiting.
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