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[30 Jul 2014 | | ]
Key BYU RMs to Watch: Travis Tuiloma

No. 2–NT Travis Tuiloma
BYU is hoping that Travis Tuiloma (6-2, 320 So.) can team with Marques Johnson (6-2, 308 Sr.) to provide a solid rotation at the all-important nose tackle position.
In the 3-4 defense that Mendenhall employs, a two-gap nose that can hold his position and gobble up blockers is a necessity.
If the nose tackle gets pushed around, it not only opens up the running game for the opponent, but also has the effect of collapsing the entire defense as it looks for ways to shut down the run in …

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[30 Jul 2014 | | ]
Key BYU RMs to Watch: Graham Rowley

No. 1–DE Graham Rowley
The return of Graham Rowley (6-4, 280 Jr.) from the mission field to Chicago allows BYU coaches to move Bronson Kausfusi (6-7, 263 Jr.) to outside linebacker for 2014.
Rowley played two seasons for the Cougars in 2010 and 2011 before choosing to serve a mission.
He was forced to burn his redshirt season when Romney Fuga was knocked out for the year against Nevada in 2010 and Manumaleuna was moved from defensive end to nose tackle. He ended up playing eight games that season as a back up.
As …

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[2 Mar 2014 | | ]
BYU Football: Spring Camp Storylines

BYU begins on-field preparations for the 2014 season with the start of spring practice on Monday.
The Cougars, who went 8-5 in 2013 against one of the toughest schedules in school history, begin a new year having lost a number of key players.
Among the losses are All-American linebacker Kyle Van Noy and the school’s all-time leading receiver in Cody Hoffman.
The schedule is expected to get easier in 2014, providing a perfect opportunity for Bronco Mendenhall’s team to get back to recording double-digit wins.
In order to accomplish that however, important questions will …

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[24 Feb 2014 | | ]
BYU Playing Its Best Basketball

The BYU Cougars are playing perhaps their best basketball at just the right time.
After losing road games at Portland and Gonzaga a month ago to fall to 5-4 in the West Coast Conference, the Cougars have since won seven of their last eight games, including impressive victories over the Zags and Pilots last week.
The move by head coach Dave Rose to sit Eric Mika in favor of Josh Sharp and Luke Worthington during the first few minutes of those games paid big dividends–as we predicted it would in a previous …

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[11 Feb 2014 | | ]
BYU’s Top 5 Returning Missionaries for 2014

With national letter of intent day in the rear-view mirror, the BYU coaching staff can now turn its attention to preparing for a brand new season. The Cougars will kick off their preparations for 2014 in just three weeks with the opening of spring camp.
The program announced the addition of 20 new recruits to the fold last Wednesday, to go along with 18 returning missionaries who will bolster the roster and help plug some key holes created by the graduation of several seniors from 2013.
Unlike last season when BYU had …

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[5 Feb 2014 | | ]
BYU Signing Day: Player Videos — Page 1

BYU football announced the signing of 20 athletes to national letters of intent on Wednesday.
Unlike other seasons under Bronco Mendenhall’s direction, the Cougars were in the running for several players late in the recruiting process.
Despite some disappointments down the stretch, this group shapes up as a very solid class. BYU had fewer scholarship to offer this year because of the high number of returning missionaries coming into the program for 2014.
That influx of missionaries combined with a handful of recruits who could contribute right away should help solidify some areas …

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[5 Feb 2014 | | ]
BYU Signing Day: Player Videos — Page 2

Welcome to page two of our video highlights of the 2014 BYU football recruiting class.
The Cougars appear to have signed a very solid group of student athletes on national letter of intent day, including seventeen high school players and three transfers.
All three transfers are wide receivers who should be able to step in and make immediate contributions and help offset the loss of seniors Cody Hoffman, J.D. Falslev and Skyler Ridley.
However, we begin page two with a wide receiver who may also contribute–straight out of high school. He’s the son …

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[5 Feb 2014 | | ]
BYU Signing Day: Player Videos — Page 3

This is page three of video highlights of BYU’s 2014 signing class.
The Cougars signed seven players from the state of California, four from Utah, three from Texas, two from Arizona and Kansas, and one each from the states of Alabama and North Carolina.
Three of those recruits are offensive linemen, as BYU has found itself in need of rebuilding and retooling its offensive line.
We begin our highlights on page three with one of those recruits who has been the center on a team that has won two straight state championships in …

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[29 Jan 2014 | | ]
2014 Outlook: BYU Defensive Backs

This is the final installment of our look ahead to the 2014 version of the BYU football team. Today, we focus on the defensive backfield.
The Cougars lost three of their top corners last year, before the season even got underway.
Projected starters Jordan Johnson (5-10, 185 Jr.) and Trent Trammell (6-0, 190 Jr.) both went down with ACL tears, while projected key back up Sam Lee (6-1, 180 Jr.) was forced to sit out the season with a back injury.
The hope is that all three will be ready to go by …

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[28 Jan 2014 | | ]
2014 Outlook: The BYU Linebackers

BYU loses a great deal of talent at linebacker for the 2014 season.
Kyle Van Noy moves on to the NFL, leaving the Cougars with the task of replacing perhaps the greatest defensive player in school history.
Also gone from last year’s corp of linebackers is Uani Unga, Spencer Hadley, Austen Jorgensen and Tyler Beck.
It’s a good bet that Unga, who set a school record with 143 tackles and had 7.5 tackles for loss, will join Van Noy in finding a home in the NFL next year.
He has too much speed and …