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[14 Oct 2013 | | ]
A Model of Success for the BYU Offense

BYU’s approach on offense in the first half of its 38-20 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday is the recipe for success for the Cougars over the second half of the season.
Taysom Hill led the Cougars to a 24-13 first half lead, largely on the strength of his outstanding passing performance. Hill completed 16 of 20 passes for 226 yards in the first half, including a 45-yard touchdown bomb to Cody Hoffman.
BYU caught the Yellow Jackets off guard by throwing the ball early and often to start the game. The …

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[15 Aug 2013 | | ]
Rethinking BYU’s Approach to Special Teams

The season-ending injury sustained by BYU cornerback Jordan Johnson while returning a kickoff in practice early this week begs an answer to the question, “Why in the world was he back there returning kicks in the first place?”
If there was one player that BYU could not afford to lose for the year, it was its starting field corner. Johnson’s loss could dramatically change how the BYU defense does things. It could be the difference between once again fielding one of the nation’s best defenses and one that struggles to defend …

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[27 Jun 2013 | | ]
BYU Media Day Takeaways

BYU held its third-annual National Football Media Day on Wednesday, and Cougar fans were hoping that they would get some real meat during their forced summer-time famine from football.
As luck would have it, they got their wish with athletic director Tom Holmoe making three significant announcements that included news regarding the future of the head coach, a new bowl agreement, and a new series with one of college football’s most recognized programs.
Here are some key takeaways from the event held at BYUtv’s broadcast facility.
1. Mendenhall gets his contract extension
Bronco Mendenhall …

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[30 May 2013 | | ]
BYU Should Wait and See on Bronco

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe told the media during in his annual end-of-the-year press conference on Wednesday that he isn’t sure how long it will take to get a contract extension in place for BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall.
Holmoe said that talks are ongoing and that both parties are looking to extend Mendenhall’s deal.
“There are always ups and downs,” Holmoe said. “But (Mendenhall) has done a really good job for us, and we are looking to extend.”
Holmoe indicated that he hopes to have something in place before the 2013 …

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[25 Mar 2013 | | ]
Anae Retooling the BYU Receiving Corps

As spring practice has unfolded over the past three weeks, BYU has been retooling its receiving corps to best execute Robert Anae’s new “go fast, go hard” offense.
The restructuring began with tight ends Austin Holt and Marcus Mathews moving to other positions. Holt (6-5, 250 Jr.) moved to defensive end before spring camp began, while Mathews has been moved from the inside to the outside during spring drills.
Holt suffered a major knee injury late in the 2011 season. He attempted to make a comeback last year, but was shut down …

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[21 Mar 2013 | | ]
BYU Coaches Missing the Boat with the Media

Robert Anae’s little dust-up with the media on Monday has certainly made the rounds around Cougar nation and the local media this week.
In the interview below, BYU’s offensive coordinator seems just a bit put off by the fact that he has to deal with reporters after a somewhat less-than-perfect practice session that day, and he seems particularly defensive regarding some questions.
Anae’s dealings with the media in his second run as the offensive coordinator had thus far been surprising cordial, and much more open than at any time during his previous …

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[13 Mar 2013 | | ]
George to Bring BYU Tight Ends Up To Speed

Andrew George is the man for the job.
For weeks now, BYU fans have wondered just exactly who the tight ends position coach would be on the new offensive staff.
That question was answered on Monday night when offensive coordinator Robert Anae told the media that, “Andrew George is our guy,” when speaking of who would coach the inside receivers.
After spending a year mostly serving in an administrative role to the staff and helping to prep and coach the scout team, George is being elevated to a position coach even though he …

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[17 Feb 2013 | 10 Comments | ]
Holliday Brings Solid Experience to BYU

He may not have been BYU’s first choice, but the Cougars’ new receivers coach Guy Holliday comes to Provo with impressive credentials.
Holliday was announced as a member of Robert Anae’s new offensive staff on Friday night along with former BYU quarterback Jason Beck.
Holliday replaces Ben Cahoon and fills the void left when Utah’s Aaron Roderick did a quick about-face and returned to the Ute program following BYU’s announcement of him as a new member of the offensive staff.
Among his stops during his career, the 50-year-old Holliday has coached in the …

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[15 Jan 2013 | 35 Comments | ]
Anae Cleaning House and Reshaping Staff

The dismissal by BYU of wide receivers coach Ben Cahoon and and running backs coach Joe Dupaix on Monday is a clear sign that recently rehired offensive coordinator Robert Anae has pretty much been given full reign to put his guys in place as he assembles a new offensive staff.
It has been rumored for several days that Anae plans to hire former BYU running back Mark Atuaia as the new RB coach.
Autuia was hired as an assistant to Athletic Director Tom Holmoe this past summer after working as an assistant …

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[13 Apr 2011 | 13 Comments | ]
Rose Could Look to Schroyer

UNLV’s gain is BYU’s loss.
With Dave Rice taking the head coaching job at UNLV, BYU is left to figure out how to fill the significant void Rice is leaving.
Rice was an integral part of BYU’s success over the past six years that culminated with the Cougars advancing to the Sweet Sixteen this season.
He has a reputation of being a excellent offensive mind, a strong recruiter and someone that helped shoulder a good deal of the coaching burden for Dave Rose.
Although he wasn’t the flashiest candidate in Vegas, he was the …