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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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#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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#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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