Cougar Center (BYU sports)

22
Jul

#222: Monty Interview

Topics this week include:

  • Tim Montemayor, host of Monty in the Morning weekdays on 1320 KFAN, joins the show to talk about Taysom Hill as a legitimate Heisman contender and BYU's strengths in 2015.
  • Ranking the teams on BYU's schedule 1 to 12.  Who's the toughest team on the schedule?
  • Disrespect in College Football.  BYU is all too familiar with that.
  • Simi Fehoko committed to Stanford.
  • The biggest hurdle facing Bronco Mendenhall.
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16
Jul

#221: Simi Fehoko Predictions & Best Program in Utah

Topics on episode 221:

  • Business Insider ranks BYU as the top athletic program in the state of Utah.  Was that surprising to Mitch & Bean?  What do the Cougars need to do moving forward to remain the top program in the Beehive State over the next five to 10 years?
  • BYU added a commitment to the 2016 recruiting class in Brighton High QB Drew Jensen. Does this have any trickle effect with Jensen's high school teammate, Simi Fehoko?
  • Simi Fehoko is announcing his decision where he will play college football on July 19th.  Fehoko's top five schools (in no particular order): Michigan, Washington, Stanford, BYU, and Utah.
  • Who will Fehoko commit to?  What is BYU's selling point to Fehoko?
  • If you could pick one player from BYU football's storied tradition, who would you pick to play on the 2015 team?  Bean's answer may surprise you.
  • Tyler Haws is doing well for himself in the NBA Summer League with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Jennifer Hamson Update
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9
Jul

#220: Charles West Latest

Topics this week include:

  • Charles West was shot in his hometown of Coppell, Texas by a man who West allegedly had an argument with over money.
  • What's West' future with BYU?
  • Is Jim McMahon's hail mary in the 1980 Holiday Bowl the greatest play in the history of College Football?
  • Mailbag: Interesting recruiting stats get revealed.
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1
Jul

#219: Big XII Expansion talk & Wayne Kirby Interview

Topics on episode #219:

  • A trending topic the past few days has been the Big XII potentially exploring expansion again?  Is BYU in the mix this time around? We discuss.
  • 2016 BYU DT commit Wayne Kirby discusses his commitment to BYU and the recruitment process.
  • Kirby might see some time on the offensive side of the ball as well when he dons the blue & white.
  • Las Vegas has put out the games of the year betting lines for the 2015 college football season.  The bettors are loving BYU out of the gates.
  • Eye opening Jake Heaps article in the Seattle Times.
  • Hamson Watch
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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?