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BYU Football’s Travis Tuiloma not expected to be back anytime soon

Despite being listed as the starter on the week one depth chart, it does not look like Travis Tuiloma will be available in the near future. Defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi announced today that they do not expect Tuiloma to be back for at least a month. Travis is suffering from the same injury that ended Taysom’s season last year, a lis franc injury. When on the field, he has proved to be an effective run stopper and it will now be up to Tomasi Laulile to fill the nose tackle spot. BYU DL coach Steve Kaufusi said NT Travis Tuiloma is about a month away from playing.— Jeff Call...
Vanquish The Foe 12 hours ago

Cougs on Cougs: What to do (and eat) before BYU Football kicks off against Arizona

Some of the off-season’s biggest questions are answered, and we find out what to do and where to eat around Glendale before the big game. It’s GAMEWEEK on Cougs on Cougs, and we could not be more hyped! Finally, college football is back and there is an actual BYU Football game Saturday. Many of the questions we’ve had over the offseason were answered this past week, including who our starting quarterback will be, who the team captains are, and who earned starting spots on the roster. We give you our reactions to these revelations and get you ready to rise and shout on Saturday! ...
Vanquish The Foe 14 hours ago

CougarCast: BYU vs. Arizona preview

Whoever slows down the run — wins. It is game week! The BYU Cougars will face the University of Arizona Wildcats in the 2016 season opener. Saturday night’s contest features the coaching debuts of BYU’s new head coach Kalani Sitake, offensive coordinator Ty Detmer, and defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki. Despite the huge dose of newness, it ways it still seems like 2013. For the 4th season in a row, BYU’s opening game starter at QB is Taysom Hill. Joining him in the backfield will once again be Jamaal Williams. Meanwhile, Arizona is set to debut an entirely new defense. One that...
Vanquish The Foe Aug 29, 2016

BYU Football releases 2016 Week 1 depth chart

The preseason is over and with the release of the depth chart today, so are position group battles. Many questions are answered and some may come as a surprise for BYU fans. The biggest question of the offseason was who the quarterback would be and we got that answer from Ty Detmer late last week. All the coaches have put in countless hours working and preparing this offseason to ultimately determine who the 11 guys on both sides of the ball and special teams that they feel the most comfortable starting are. Players have given their all to try and start or make the two deep. Fans now get to...
Vanquish The Foe Aug 25, 2016

Tanner Mangum answers questions after Taysom Hill named BYU Football’s starting QB

Taysom’s our starter. So is Tanner feeling sorry for himself? Tanner Mangum spoke to media for the first time Thursday, after news broke Wednesday that Taysom Hill would be BYU’s starting QB. Judging (very scientifically) by the feel of Twitter, not many were too surprised by this. Taysom is your veteran senior (like so veteran, people are comparing him to Methuselah). He’s making this triumphant return, he looked so good against Nebraska, he’s Heisman-caliber.... Yes, yes, yes all of these things are true, but that’s not what this article is about. How is our backup QB turned...
Vanquish The Foe Aug 25, 2016

USA Today lists BYU Football’s Taysom Hill as a preseason Heisman candidate

Taysom Hill finds himself on people’s minds for College Football’s most prestigious award once again. The expectations for BYU wins this season is tempered given the new coaching staff and tough schedule, but according to USA Today, the expectations for Taysom Hill are sky high. There are 16 preseason Heisman candidates and USA Today has fifth year senior Taysom as one of them. Josh Rosen is also a candidate and those two will meet on September 17th in Provo in what will be an absolute showdown. Rosen is the only player on the list that BYU will face but there are many other familiar...

New poll shows the most popular team in the state of Utah is...Utah

And, like you’d expect, demographics matter Thanks to a weird presidential election that might have Utah become reasonably contested for once, the state is getting a bit more attention from political pollsters than it typically does. And one polling outfit decided to have a little fun once they were finished with their presidential questions, and asked about what the people REALLY want to know about: college football. Forget who Utahns like for President. Who is their favorite college football team? Well, if this new Public Policy Polling report is accurate, it’s actually Utah. Utah...
Vanquish The Foe Aug 24, 2016

Taysom Hill credits his return to BYU to one special night

Hear Taysom Hill explain how the fans played a pivotal role in his decision to remain at BYU. The week after Taysom Hill went down with a Lisfranc injury at Nebraska, BYU fans were still riding the emotional roller coaster of backup quarterback Tanner Mangum’s Miracle at Memorial and the news that Hill had suffered the third season-ending injury of his career. Although immersed in the elation and national attention that came along with the last-second Hail Mary pass that broke the Cornhusker’s 29-year home opener win streak, BYU fans wanted to find a way to let Taysom to know they had...
Vanquish The Foe Aug 24, 2016

CougarCast: 2016 BYU Football Defense (and Special Teams) preview

DE-FENSE! DE-FENSE! DE-FENSE! New BYU Football defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki begins to fill in the shoes of Bronco Mendenhall. Mendenhall caused disagreements among Cougar fans on every front except one — Bronco knew his stuff on the defensive side of the ball. Tuiaki has already made a big change from the Bronco era. The Cougars are now playing a 4-3 defensive scheme. Will BYU keep points off the board in 2016? PLUS, if you are a subscriber to the podcast you would get a bonus podcast this week. I had the pleasure of discussing the announcement of Taysom Hill as the starting...

Mitt Romney reportedly pushing for BYU to get into the Big 12

Perhaps BYU’s most famous alum is reportedly getting into the game Everybody and their brother is getting involved when it comes to politicking for Big 12 expansion. Houston has the Governor of Texas tweeting his support. Cincinnati has the Governor of Ohio reaching out. Memphis has...uh, Justin Timberlake. The list goes on. BYU hasn’t had anybody with that level of star power reach out yet, but that may have changed, as BYU’s most powerful alum is reportedly now making phone calls on behalf of the Cougars. No, not Ken Jennings. I’m talking about Mitt Romney. According to Kirk...

Iowa State’s president said he’s getting emails about BYU’s Big 12 hopes. Here’s what folks are sending:

Not all voices concerning BYU are negative ones, it would seem. Last week, a Big 12 university president made a bit of news when he referred specifically to BYU’s hopes to join the conference. In an interview with the Iowa State school newspaper, Iowa State President Steven Leath said, via the Salt Lake Tribune: "I'm getting more input from individuals on BYU than any other school," Leath said. ... "I am getting considerable input on both sides of the issue," he said. [BYU] is a school of integrity, they play by the rules, quality program, and people that have been there had great...
Vanquish The Foe Aug 23, 2016

Cougs on Cougs: Tight Ends Coach Steve Clark’s path to BYU Football

Jess and Mary put the coaching spotlight on Steve Clark, and catch up with one of their favorite Cougar fans. It’s week 32 of Cougs on Cougs, and the BYU Football season is a mere 11 days away! Seems hard to believe, but the eight-month long offseason is just about over. In another Cougs and Coaches segment, we spotlight new tight ends coach Steve Clark! We take you through his coaching journey, which includes in-state stops at Provo High School, Utah, Southern Utah University, and Weber State, plus how he finally ended up at BYU — Spoiler Alert: Ed Lamb played a big part. Coach Clark...
Vanquish The Foe Aug 23, 2016

Ty Detmer announces Taysom Hill as the starter for BYU Football

Taysom may have a new number, but his position on the depth chart will remain #1 Apart from Big 12 expansion, the biggest question of the offseason was who would end up at BYU’s starting QB. Today, that question has been answered, as Ty Detmer announced after practice that Taysom Hill has won the job and will start day one against Arizona. The question now becomes whether or not Tanner will see playing time regardless of Taysom’s performance. For now, at least we know who is first string. Ty Detmer said Tanner mangum handled decision well— Jay Drew (@drewjay) August 23, 2016 Both...
Vanquish The Foe Aug 23, 2016

Relive the BYU-Nebraska Hail Mary in the only medium that does it justice, stop-motion Lego animation

This is amazing Football season is oh so very close to blessing us with its presence but we’re still a few days out. What should we do in the time left until we are able to watch football again? We should relive one of the greatest moments from BYU’s 2015 season IN STOP-MOTION LEGO ANIMATION. I know what you’re thinking, “I’ve seen the Hail Mary clip a million times. How could this one be any different?” JUST TRUST ME. I am your friend and because I love you, I want you to enjoy this experience. College football season is almost here. Lego BYU vs Nebraska Hail Mary pass....
Vanquish The Foe Aug 23, 2016

BYU Basketball Recruiting: 2017 target Kolby Lee commits to Cougars

The Idaho big man gives Dave Rose another solid addition to his 2017 class BYU basketball landed another solid addition to the program’s 2017 recruiting class on Monday evening when Kolby Lee announced his commitment to the Cougars via his Twitter account. He’ll join the previously committed Las Vegas product Christian Popoola Jr. as the first two members of the upcoming class to pick Provo for their college ball. Hailing from Meridian, Idaho where he plays his high school ball at Rocky Mountain, Lee is a rock-solid, 6-foot-9 center prospect. ESPN has rated him as a four-star prospect,...
Vanquish The Foe Aug 22, 2016

BYU Football position preview: defensive backs

Sitake's secondary has the benefit of several veterans at key positions as well as top flight freshmen. BYU's Kalani Sitake has brought a fresh new look to the defense. Defensive Backs will be a brash, aggressive unit that will live and die on big plays. Sitake likes to utilize his front seven to disrupt the offense and force the quarterback to make panicked throws without going through his proper progressions. This approach has led to great turnover margins for some most of the teams that he has coached in the past. One of the keys for this kind of play is a deep defensive line rotation...
Vanquish The Foe Aug 20, 2016

BYU Women's Soccer wins season opener against Washington State

The Lady Cougs win a defensive battle to start the season They're back! BYU Women's Soccer season is officially underway as game one on the road against Washington State is in the books. It took two overtime periods to do it, but BYU was able to come out victorious 2-1. it did not come easy for the Lady Cougs as they found themselves in a defensive battle all night. Washington State strikes first and led at halftime 1-0. It was not until the 77th minute when Ashley Hatch gave BYU their first goal of the season on a free kick to tie it at 1 apiece. The game went back and forth from there...
Vanquish The Foe Aug 18, 2016

Arizona AD Greg Byrne begs for fans to outsell BYU for football game in his own state

It’s looking like BYU will make Arizona their home away from home Back in May, we let you know that BYU fans were buying more tickets than Arizona for their football opener in Glendale. Well, it looks like that is still the case just two weeks out from kickoff. According to Arizona’s Athletic Director Greg Byrne, BYU fans have significantly more tickets for the “neutral site” game. Greg Byrne pleaded with fans in his “Wildcat Wednesday” post. Ticket sales on the Arizona side of University of Phoenix Stadium are on the rise, but we still have some ground to make up on our BYU...
Vanquish The Foe Aug 18, 2016

CougarCast: 2016 BYU Football Offense Preview

Which position group do we trust the most? The BYU football season is quickly approaching. There is a lot to be excited about. Ty Detmer is back! Taysom, Tanner, Jamaal are back! In this episode of CougarCast: How different everything looks if Taysom Hill or Tanner Mangum is the starting quarterback (1:30) Taysom Hill’s passing (4:00) The deep collection of workhorse running backs (11:30) Can any of the running backs catch out of the backfield? (15:00) Wide receivers add some experience in Nick Kurtz and Mitchell Juergens and promising newcomers Jonah Trinnaman and Beau Tanner...

At least one Big 12 candidate school reportedly didn’t even know they applied—who could it be?

Let’s try to figure this out If you haven’t been paying attention, you might have missed the latest schools to throw their hats in the Big 12 derby. What was originally thought to be about a dozen or so interested schools ballooned to 17, and now 20, as programs like Rice, UNLV and Air Force will be on the proverbial interview list. If all of this seems confusing and maybe a little bit strange, you’re not alone. A Big 12 source perhaps gave the most honest quote regarding this process in Dennis Dodd’s latest update. "At this point, I don't know where the hell everything is." If you...

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