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#190: Bryan Kehl Interview

Topics this week include:

  • Interview with former BYU and NFL linebacker, Bryan Kehl.
  • We discuss Kehl's open letter on and discuss the state of BYU Football.
  • Preview this week's UNLV game.
  • BYU Basketball opens their season against Long Beach.
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2014-15 BYU Basketball Season Preview

Topics on this special edition:

  • BYU Basketball is back! Get ready for the Cougar Cager season with a season preview analyzing everything you need to know about your beloved BYU Cougars.
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#189: Back in the win column, Jamaal Injury, & Kehl’s Letter

Topics this week include: 

  •  BYU gets back in the win column with a victory over Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, 27-7.
  • Jamaal Williams suffers knee injury and is done for the remainder of the 2014 season.
  • Christian Stewart aired it out.
  • Does this game and the outlook remaining for 2014 change folks' stance on Bronco and this staff?
  • Former BYU linebacker, Bryan Kehl, released a letter of his own about Bronco and the current state of the program.
  • Cougar Center Voicemail
  • College Football Week 11 Picks
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#188: Derik Stevenson & MTSU Preview

  • Former BYU linebacker, Derik Stevenson, visits the studio to discuss his latest article here on Lawless and the current state of BYU Football.
  • The mindset of the team right now.
  • Boise State game recap.
  • Middle Tennessee Game Preview
  • Recruiting stories from Derik’s days back in Diamond Bar, California.
  • Week 10 College Football Picks
  • Jimmer Fredette opens the NBA season as a Pelican.
  • Shout-outs
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#187: What is wrong with BYU Football? & Boise State Preview

Topics this week include:

  • BYU dropped their third straight game of the season to the Nevada Wolf Pack, 42-35, last Saturday in Provo.
  • Where does the team go from here?
  • Is a change at defensive coordinator the answer?
  • What's the future of BYU Football? Has Independence worn off for BYU fans?  A ton of questions to answer and we hit on all of that in this episode.
  • Boise State Preview
  • Can BYU get a win on the blue turf?  A place they haven't won at in two tries.
  • Keys to victory and score predictions
  • The 11 most attractive BYU Football Players according to the Daily Universe.  We reached out to Chelsee Mace to give her womanly thoughts on this list.
  • College Football Week 9 Picks
  • Shout-Out: Women's Soccer
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#186: OT Loss at UCF/Nevada Preview

  • BYU falls 31-24 on the road to UCF, the crew discusses. 

  • The debate over BYU's coordinators continues. 

  • Injuries hurt the Cougs, but players stepped up when called upon. 

  • Nevada is this week's opponent, we preview the matchup. 

  • Cougar Center Picks Week 7. 

  • A special shoutout to a BYU women's soccer player. 
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#185: Utah State loss & problems facing BYU football

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Topics this week include:

  • A killer throwback intro. 

  • BYU suffers their first defeat of the season to Utah State. 

  • Bean and Robby let it all out in a emotional show. 

  • Where does the blame fall for this devestating home loss?

  • Taysom is out for the rest of the season, can Christian Stewart carry the load?

  • BYU faces UCF this week, where do the Cougs need to improve to get the win?

  • We miss Mitch, as he is on location in Florida.

  • College Football Week 6 Picks 

  • And a very special intro/outro song, very appropriate for this week in BYU sports.

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The two always breakdown the latest in Cougar sports, and share the voice of Cougar Nation.

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#184: Utah State Preview & Jim McMahon

Topics this week include:

  • BYU vs. Utah State Preview! The Battle for the Old Wagon Wheel.  Who will come away victorious?  Do the Cougars move to 5-0, and continue their case for a chance to be in the College Football Playoff?
  • Will Utah State play a two quarterback system?  Does it change BYU's plan if Chuckie Keeton doesn't play?
  • Keys to Victory
  • Score Predictions
  • Jim McMahon finally gets his moment at BYU in the hall of fame, and his Cougar jersey getting retired.  The crew shares their thoughts on Jimmy Mac.
  • Scheduling & Recruiting Update
  • BYU Basketball starts practice on Monday!
  • College Football Week 6 picks.  It is a great week.
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#183: 4-0 & Jamaal’s Mom

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  • BYU goes to 4-0 on the season after a 41-33 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers.
  • Despite all the stats going in Virginia's favor, the Cougars still pulled off the win.  What were some of the positives, and some of the things BYU needs to work on moving forward?
  • Top performances from Saturday's win.
  • Jamaal Williams' mom, Nicolle Williams, joins the podcast to talk about her son, and Twitter.
  • Heading into the bye week, what areas of the game does BYU need to get better and also what are BYU's biggest strengths?
  • The nation is already saying BYU's schedule is weak, four weeks into the season.  Why is that?  We discuss.
  • College Football Week 5 Picks
  • Shout-out to BYU fan in SEC country, Troy Schoonover.  He tells us SEC fans are starting to take notice of BYU.

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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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