Cougar Center (BYU sports)


#232: What happened at Michigan?

  • BYU lost to Michigan 31-0 in Ann Arbor this past Saturday.
  • How do the Cougars pick up the pieces from here?
  • What went wrong?  What were the issues that caused BYU to get shutout for only the second time since 1975?
  • Any positives that can be taken away from that loss?
  • UConn Preview
  • Bronco feels the defense was better against Michigan than how they performed against UCLA.  How does he figure that?
  • Keys to victory against the Huskies
  • Players to watch out for on UConn.
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#231: Michigan Preview & Future Football Scheduling

  • BYU came up short against UCLA this past Saturday, falling 24-23 in the Rose Bowl.
  • What plays hurt BYU the most in the loss?
  • BYU can feel confident about the future with Tanner Mangum as the quarterback.
  • Tackling, tackling, tackling!
  • The Hine Hurdle!
  • Michigan Preview
  • 31 years ago BYU played the Wolverines in the Holiday Bowl to claim the National Championship.
  • Keys players for the Wolverines.
  • Will BYU able to stop Michigan’s run game?
  • Keys to victory for the Cougars.
  • Score Predictions
  • Oregon is now on BYU’s future schedules.
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#230: UCLA Preview & Keaton Torre Interview

  • Mangum Magic prevailed again as BYU pulled off another late-game thriller against Boise State, defeating the Broncos 35-24.
  • Biggest takeaways from the victory over the Broncos.
  • BYU is now 2-0 and ranked #19 in the AP Poll.
  • Bronson Kaufusi was a star against Boise State.
  • BYU: Dirtiest team in America?
  • Recruiting news: BYU pulled in some big commitments on both the gridiron and the hardwood.
  • Bingham High QB Keaton Torre committed to BYU over the weekend and he spoke with us to talk about his commitment, along with Troy Warner and Max Tooley commitments.
  • UCLA Preview: Can the Cougars knock off the 10th ranked Bruins in the Rose Bowl?
  • The Rosen One vs. Mangum Magic: Battle of True Freshman QB's.
  • Keys to victory versus the Bruins.
  • Score predictions.
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#229: Hail Mary at Nebraska; Boise State Preview

Topics this week include:

  • BYUitunesFinalBYU wins at Nebraska on a Hail Mary from Tanner Mangum to Mitch Mathews as time expired.
  • Taysom Hill out for the year with a lisfranc injury.  Tough moment for Taysom and this BYU team.
  • The Tanner Mangum Era begins...
  • Positives from the win at Nebraska, and areas that need to improve going forward.
  • Historic win.
  • Bob Behler, voice of the Boise State Broncos joins us to preview BYU versus Boise State.
  • Keys to victory against Boise State.
  • What can we expect from Mangum in his first start?
  • Score Predictions
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#228: 2015 Season Preview with Derik Stevenson

Topics on this week’s episode include:

  • Game week is finally upon us!
  • Former BYU linebacker Derik Stevenson joins the show to discuss the 2015 BYU Football season and his new book that is coming out later this year.
  • Game-by-game predictions
  • Stevenson talks about his relationship with Bronco Mendenhall.
  • Taysom Hill and Bronson Kaufusi are captains.
  • Nebraska preview.  What are the keys to victory for the Cougars in Lincoln?
  • Let Taysom Hill be Taysom Hill.
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#227: Game Prep for Nebraska begins

Topics on this week's podcast:

  • BYU football fall camp is now in the rearview mirror. What did we learn about this BYU team from camp?
  • Taysom Hill had a great camp, and is ready to make the next jump as a passer.  Will BYU pass the ball more in 2015?
  • What's the latest on Tejan Koroma?
  • Who will be the captains of this year's team?  We tell you our predictions.
  • Cougar Center needs a #hashtag for the 2015 season. We read some of the best submissions from Twitter.
  • BYU Basketball went undefeated on their trip to Spain.  The Cougar Cager front court is producing more than they did all of last season.
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#226: BYU-Utah Series & Keenan Pili Interview

Topics on this week's episode include:

  • BYU & Utah are extending their series to the 2019 & 2020 seasons after Dr. Chris Hill made it sound like the Holy War wasn't a priority anymore.  How do Bean & Mitch feel about the future of the rivalry?
  • 2016 3-star OLB Keenan Pili was in studio to talk about his commitment to BYU, and why he chose the Cougars.
  • Inside the Blue Zone writer Robby McCombs joins the show to discuss the 2015-16 BYU Basketball schedule.  Do the Cougar Cagers have a margin for error?
  • Fall Camp continues to roll along.  BYU completed a scrimmage this past Saturday, what did we learn from the scrimmage, and where do the Cougars need to improve as they inch closer to kickoff against Nebraska on September 5th?
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#225: First Impressions from BYU Fall Camp 2015

Topics on this week’s episode:

  • Mitch has been at fall camp.  What has stood out to him through the first week of camp?  Is there more depth than we initially thought?  Who are the players making a name for themselves?
  • Everything you need to know from fall camp is in this week’s podcast.
  • The loss of Jamaal Williams, where does BYU go from here?  Will the Swagdaddy be back in 2016?
  • Frank Wintrich a.k.a. “The Trick Daddy” is making his presence felt at Camp Cougar.
  • What we’d like to see from this Saturday’s scrimmage.
  • BYU: College Football Playoff sleeper in 2015?  One national publications thinks so.
  • BYU Basketball Update:  Scoreboard is ready to roll, and it’s huge.
  • No more Hamson Watch
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#224: Fall Camp Preview

Topics on episode 224 include:

  • BYU football is back!  Fall camp starts this Saturday and the Cougar Center Podcast is here to break it all down.
  • Top story lines to keep an eye on during camp.
  • Underrated players on both sides of the ball.
  • Position analysis
  • Taysom Hill's article in the USA Today.
  • The importance of a pass rush.
  • Hamson Watch
  • Drake-Meek Mill Beef

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#223: Top 5 Players in 2015 & 2016 Recruiting Update

Topics on episode #223 include:

  • Jeff Hansen (@rakoto10) and Robby McCombs (@rtmccombs) join Mitch and Bean to discuss all the latest in the world of BYU sports.
  • Who are the five best players on this year’s BYU Football team?
  • 2016 Football recruiting news.  Where can BYU improve?
  • Elijah Bryant commits to Dave Rose and the BYU Basketball program.
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