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[12 Aug 2011 | 14 Comments | ]
Two-a-Days get Underway in Provo

BYU held its first two-a-day practice session on Friday morning in preparation for its first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday morning at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
All three sessions on Friday and Saturday are open to the public.
Sampson’s Play is Strong

The battle is still on in the secondary, as every spot is up for grabs. One newcomer to fall practice is making his presence felt. Joe Sampson (5-10, 213 Jr) is still coming up to speed in learning the BYU defense, but he certainly possesses the skills to play at this …

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[21 Mar 2011 | 18 Comments | ]
Secondary Shaping Up for BYU

The biggest area of concern for the BYU Cougars in 2011 is in the defensive backfield, where Bronco Mendenhall could have four new faces starting when the Cougars take the field in Oxford, Mississippi to open the season against Ole Miss.
How the new secondary comes together will go a long way towards determining how stout BYU’s defense will be, and could be the difference between a good season in 2011, and a great one.
The good news for the Cougars after the first week of spring practice is that there appears …

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[17 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | ]
BYU Spring Prospectus: O-Line

Several Cougar offensive lineman are sitting out spring drills this year as they heal up from various injuries.
2010 starters Matt Reynolds (shoulder), Terence Brown (shoulder) and Braden Hansen (ankles), and key reserve Walter Kahaiali’i (pectoral) are all rehabbing following off-season surgery. Tackle Braden Brown as the only healthy returning starter this spring.
All four injured players are expected to return in time for the 2011 season, and when they do BYU will sport one of the most experienced and talented offensive lines in the country.
The only major question during spring camp …

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[15 Mar 2011 | 9 Comments | ]
BYU Spring Prospectus: Running Game

The BYU Cougars began spring practice on Monday, which runs through April 9th and culminates with the annual spring scrimmage.
New running backs coach Joe DuPaix has already brought a new energy level to the BYU offense, something that Bronco Mendenhall referenced during the first day of spring drills.
It remains to be seen what new wrinkles DuPaix will bring to the BYU offense from his experience coaching at the Naval Academy.
He inherits a veteran group of running backs that include JJ Di Luigi, Brian Kariya and Josh Quezada. The trio rushed …

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[14 Mar 2011 | 21 Comments | ]
BYU Spring Prospectus: Passing Game

BYU begins a new era today, as the Cougars kick off spring practice as a football independent.
Offensively, BYU begins this brave new world with significant coaching changes, including Brandon Doman taking over as the new offensive coordinator.
The Cougars passing game also begins spring camp with new offensive assistant coaches Ben Cahoon (wide receivers) and Joe DuPaix (running backs).
Meanwhile, longtime assist Lance Reynolds moves over to coach the tight ends.
The anticipation is that, under Doman’s guidance, the offense will look to take greater advantage of quarterback Jake Heaps’ abilities in the …

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[12 Mar 2011 | 17 Comments | ]
BYU Spring Prospectus: Linebackers

Weak things have been made strong for BYU in 2011.
The Cougars begin spring practice this coming week with considerable talent and depth at linebacker, something that head coach Bronco Mendenhall hasn’t had the luxury of recently.
BYU enters the spring with multiple players with starting-level talent at all four positions in Mendenhall’s 3-4 defense.
Strength in the Middle
The Cougars will finally get the services of USC transfer Uona Kaveinga (5-11, 255 Jr) in the middle in this year. He sat out last season after his appeal to play immediately was denied by …

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[10 Mar 2011 | 16 Comments | ]
BYU Spring Prospectus: D-Line

2011 marks the most depth and talent in the front seven that Bronco Mendenhall has had to work with in his seven seasons as head coach at BYU.
If the Cougar secondary is solidified this coming season, Mendenhall could have something special brewing on defense in Provo.
Here is at look at the defensive line as spring practice is set to begin in Provo next week…
Men in the Middle
This spring will give coaches a good look at USC transfer Hebron Fangupo (6-1, 310 Sr.) and redshirt freshman Travis Tuiloma (6-2, 316 Fr.) …

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[12 Aug 2010 | 28 Comments | ]
Cougars Finding Some Answers on Defense

The BYU defense began fall camp with several question marks.
The Cougars needed to replace the majority of their front seven. They were also searching for a solution at free safety, which was the only question mark in an otherwise solid defensive backfield.
As we approach the end of the first full week of practice some answers are beginning to unfold.
The ability of Travis Tuiloma to come into the rotation at nose tackle allows Eathyn Manumaluena to move out to defensive end.
That development greatly solidifies the defensive line and creates a rotation …

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[8 Aug 2010 | 20 Comments | ]
BYU Fall Camp: Day One

Football season is underway in Provo!
The BYU Cougars kicked things off with a two-and-a-half  hour practice session Saturday, that after the team’s annual morning race to the “Y” overlooking the BYU campus.
As the Mendenhall Era enters its sixth season, the Cougars are a team that are upgraded in talent but lack experience and leadership in key areas.
That lack of experience have led some to wonder if the program’s streak of four straight 10-plus win season will come to an end.
The fact that the Cougars linger just outside the top …

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[26 Nov 2008 | 25 Comments | ]

I was blessed -or cursed- to be apart of two different Coaching regimes. One that went to consecutive bowl games and one that went home for consecutive bowl season. While seeing your family for an extra week during Christmas break is nice, the bowl games are more beneficial to individual players and teams.