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Vanquish The Foe Apr 19, 2017
VIDEO: Jamaal Williams BYU career, personal life featured in documentary

VIDEO: Jamaal Williams BYU career, personal life featured in documentary

Jamaal Williams discusses his time at BYU Media Mangy released a 35-minute documentary featuring Jamaal Williams as he prepares for the NFL draft. Jamaal’s path to BYU, time at BYU, and time since leaving the school were all discussed and shown in the film. Many people associated with Jamaal were interviewed, including his mother Nicole, his uncle and trainer Luke Neal, agent Leigh Steinberg, Reno Mahe, and a few others. One thing that stood out was how little Jamaal knew about BYU and the state of Utah before enrolling at BYU. According to Jamaal, BYU showed the most interest, so he...
Vanquish The Foe Apr 18, 2017
Offseason Cougs on Cougs: Who will take over for BYU Basketball’s Terry Nashif?

Offseason Cougs on Cougs: Who will take over for BYU Basketball’s Terry Nashif?

Vanquish the Foe’s Robby McCombs is on with Jess and Mary to talk offseason moves for both BYU Football and Hoops. Who’s on the short list to replace Terry Nashif? It’s week 64 of Cougars on Cougars. Jess and Mary start things out with a guest via Skype — Robby McCombs! You may recognize his name from all over this website. Be sure to scan the homepage. He’s written some great stuff lately. Robby is the managing editor for Vanquish the Foe, keeping it fresh, up-to-date, and informative. He’s on Cougs on Cougs to talk mainly about the new vacancy on BYU Basketball’s coaching...
Vanquish The Foe Apr 17, 2017
BYU draft prospects meet with NFL teams

BYU draft prospects meet with NFL teams

Which teams have former BYU athletes visited? The NFL Draft is less than 2 weeks away (April 27-29), and former BYU players have been meeting with NFL teams in hopes of getting drafted. WalterFootball.com put together this list of where 2017 draft prospects have met thus far. Although the list is incomplete, is gives an idea of some of the teams that BYU players have met with. Andrew Eide, G: Patriots, Saints Harvey Langi, ILB: Browns, Broncos Jamaal Williams, RB: Bears, Browns, Rams According to Minnesota’s Star Tribune, the Minnesota Vikings are showing interest in Jamaal Williams,...
Vanquish The Foe Apr 13, 2017
BYU Basketball careers likely over for Davin Guinn, Jamal Aytes

BYU Basketball careers likely over for Davin Guinn, Jamal Aytes

Two juniors who will be graduating this spring have likely seen their last action in a BYU uniform. BYU juniors Jamal Aytes and Davin Guinn are more than likely done with their basketball careers in Provo, as evidenced by the speeches given by head coach Dave Rose and the players during the team’s postseason banquet on Wednesday night. Aytes, a 6’6 forward who began his career at UNLV in 2013-14 before transferring to BYU, has a long history of ankle and knee injuries, and played very sparingly this past season with the emergence of freshman Yoeli Childs. As a 4th-year junior, he has...
Vanquish The Foe Apr 12, 2017
Former NFL Head Coach and BYU Tight End Brian Billick speaks to BYU Football team

Former NFL Head Coach and BYU Tight End Brian Billick speaks to BYU Football team

A Super Bowl winning coach stopped by Provo to talk to the BYU football team Lavell Edwards produced an impressive coaching tree during his time at BYU, and one of those disciples came back to Provo Wednesday to speak to BYU’s football team. Brian Billick, former BYU tight end in the 1970’s, came back to his alma mater to share some advice and knowledge with coaches and players. Thanks for having me! https://t.co/OOhkUnZ8Iy— Brian Billick (@CoachBillick) April 12, 2017 Thank you @CoachBillick for sharing your time and vision with us today! #GoCougs #BYUFootball #NFL...
Vanquish The Foe Apr 11, 2017
Offseason Cougs on Cougs: The Batman of BYU Football + other Cougar superheroes

Offseason Cougs on Cougs: The Batman of BYU Football + other Cougar superheroes

Jess and Mary are back from Spring Break and are on to exciting offseason matters, like which members of the BYU Football and Basketball teams would make up The Justice League and Avengers. Jess and Mary are back from Spring Break and back at it with episode 63 of Cougars on Cougars. Unfortunately, the offseason is now in full swing for both BYU Hoops and BYU Football -- but that does mean even fuller than normal Talk of the Towns. With their sports out of season, it’s fun to see what the athletes are up to, and they are up to plenty! This week’s Talk of the Town includes a backyard...
Vanquish The Foe Apr 7, 2017
BYU Basketball: Scholarship outlook for 2017-2018 season and potential transfer additions

BYU Basketball: Scholarship outlook for 2017-2018 season and potential transfer additions

Will BYU add any new faces for the 2017-2018 season? BYU recently finished an up-and-down 22-win season, which the saw the Cougars beat top-ranked Gonzaga, and lose to 5 teams ranked 100+ in the KemPom rankings. BYU’s season-ending rotation had just one player (junior Davin Guinn) that was not either a freshman or sophomore. While Eric Mika’s NBA status is still up in the air, and we hear of a transfer or two in the coming weeks, here is what BYU’s scholarship outlook looks like for the 2017-2018 season. BYU is allowed 13 scholarship players. Departed Players: LJ Rose (graduation),...
Vanquish The Foe Apr 3, 2017
UNC JOINS EXCLUSIVE CLUB AS ONLY NON-BYU TEAM TO BEAT GONZAGA THIS YEAR (because BYU also beat Gonzaga)

UNC JOINS EXCLUSIVE CLUB AS ONLY NON-BYU TEAM TO BEAT GONZAGA THIS YEAR (because BYU also beat Gonzaga)

West Coast Conference: The Conference of Champions They say you’re only as good as the teams you beat and in 2016-17 basketball season the mighty Cougars of BYU were one of the only teams to beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The Pride of Spokane were bested by the North Carolina Tarheels in an intense game highlighted by the Bulldog’s physical play that they developed playing in the blue collar West Coast Conference. The Gonzaga players and coaches give most, if not all the credit, to their WCC counterparts who challenged them on a weekly basis, preparing them for the rigors of the NCAA...
Vanquish The Foe Apr 3, 2017
Corbin Kaufusi to quit BYU basketball, focus on football

Corbin Kaufusi to quit BYU basketball, focus on football

The towering defensive lineman will spend his last 2 seasons focused on football Corbin Kaufusi recently completed his junior season for the BYU hoops team in what appears to be his last season on the hardwood. Kaufusi told ESPN960 host Ben Criddle that he will concentrate on football for the remainder of his BYU career. @criddler21 says he spoke with Corbin Kaufusi a week ago and Corbin said he has no intention of playing basketball again.— ESPN960Sports (@espn960sports) March 31, 2017 Corbin signed to play football before his mission, but came back and started many games for the...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 31, 2017
3 things we learned from BYU football spring camp

3 things we learned from BYU football spring camp

BYU has concluded its second spring ball under the Kalani Sitake regime BYU wrapped up its 15th and final spring practice Friday afternoon, highlighted by an Alumni Day that saw more than 400 former players and their families attend the practice. Here are some key takeaways from practices, as well as other news and notes from the final day. 1. BYU comes out of camp without any major injuries One of the goals going into spring and fall camp is to come out relatively unscathed. BYU was able to do that during this round of practices. Other than a season-ending knee injury to backup offensive...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 30, 2017
BYU football attendance fails to average sixty thousand for third straight year in 2016

BYU football attendance fails to average sixty thousand for third straight year in 2016

Despite a new coaching staff and continued population growth, BYU’s home attendance remains constant Having sixty-thousand up at Lavell Edwards Stadium for a BYU football game used to be a given. That is no longer the case. For the third straight year, BYU failed to average 60 thousand fans for their home games. According to BYUCougars.com, average fan attendance for 2016 was 58,568. Here are the attendance numbers from 2016: Sept. 17 vs. UCLA 62,904 Sept. 30 vs. Toledo 62,230 Oct. 14 vs. Mississippi State 62,184 Nov. 12 vs. SUU 59,302 Nov 19 vs. UMASS 51,190 Nov 26 vs. Utah State...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 29, 2017
BYU Basketball: Zac Seljaas to Play This Season

BYU Basketball: Zac Seljaas to Play This Season

The Cougars got some good news with the return of Zac Seljaas After a season where the BYU basketball team saw three players who started games go down with season-ending injuries, the Cougars got some good news with the announcement of Zac Seljaas returning to the team. According to Jarom Jordan, BYU coach Dave Rose confirmed that the 6-7 wing player will be playing on the team this fall. Zac recently returned home from his LDS mission in Des Moines, Iowa due to a lingering shoulder injury. It is expected that he will not need surgery, but instead undergo “intense shoulder rehab,”...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 29, 2017
Opinion: Prepare Yourself—Eric Mika Isn’t Returning to BYU Basketball

Opinion: Prepare Yourself—Eric Mika Isn’t Returning to BYU Basketball

After a monstrous sophomore season and with a wealth of potential, have we already seen Eric Mika’s last game in a BYU jersey? On March 22, a wave of surprise and panic spread across Cougar Nation as BYU Basketball star Eric Mika announced that he is declaring for the NBA draft. By not hiring an agent, Mika can keep his amateur status under the NCAA rules if he removes his name from the draft within 10 days after the NBA Combine. This year’s combine concludes on May 14, which means Mika would need to withdraw his name by May 24 to keep his college eligibility. Up until that time, he can...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 28, 2017
Cougs on Cougs: What does Eric Mika leaving (or not) mean for BYU Basketball?

Cougs on Cougs: What does Eric Mika leaving (or not) mean for BYU Basketball?

Jess and Mary go over big takeaways from BYU Football’s spring scrimmage before discussing Eric Mika’s big draft declaration announcement, plus much more in episode 62. It’s week 62 of Cougars on Cougars. Jess and Mary start out with spring game talk. BYU Football had their rain-infused spring scrimmage Saturday, and while the takeaways should be taken with a grain of salt here, there are things to take away. Jess and Mary share the ‘3 Things’ that stood out most to them: Tight end play (especially Matt Bushman), quarterbacks, and defense. Check out the episode to hear why, and...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 27, 2017
Sam Fehoko added to BYU Football coaching staff

Sam Fehoko added to BYU Football coaching staff

Will BYU’s newest coach impact a potential transfer? BYU Football has added Sam Fehoko to its coaching staff. Fehoko, a former linebacker at Texas Tech, was a Graduate Assistant on last season’s Red Raiders team. Sam’s mom tweeted out an announcement Saturday night: Yes! CougarNation malo au pito! Congrats Coach Sam Fehoko. You earned it.. pic.twitter.com/mAyMQjfFIF— Linda Lee Fehoko (@Feholi) March 26, 2017 Sam also posted a photo on instagram announcing the move: Couldn't be more blessed to be part of the Cougar Family What's your why? Rep the A post shared by Sam...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 25, 2017
BYU football spring scrimmage: Defense, tight ends stand out for Cougars

BYU football spring scrimmage: Defense, tight ends stand out for Cougars

BYU completed an open scrimmage/practice in rainy Provo BYU played its first-ever televised spring game Saturday afternoon in rainy Provo. The game consisted of a few 11-on-11 sessions and other practice-type drills. A spring practice/scrimmage isn’t a time to draw many conclusions, but we’ll give a few of the highlights that stood out from BYU’s open practice. The defense is ahead of the offense. Considering the personnel and last year’s results, this isn’t all that shocking. BYU returns a bevy of talent from last year’s defense, and is expected to build upon and improve over...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 24, 2017
BYU football NFL pro day: Taysom Hill, Kai Nacua, Andrew Eide shine for scouts

BYU football NFL pro day: Taysom Hill, Kai Nacua, Andrew Eide shine for scouts

BYU players get a chance to shine in front of NFL scouts Many recently departed BYU players participated in front of NFL scouts during Friday morning’s pro day. 28 of the 32 NFL teams had scouts in attendance. Here is a list of the participants: #BYU Pro Day 2017 participants. pic.twitter.com/7j9bv6nOaI— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) March 24, 2017 Standouts from the day appeared to be Taysom Hill, Kai Nacua, and Andrew Eide. Despite multiple season-ending injuries, Taysom Hill still has the athleticism which so many have raved about over the years. Taysom started the day with a...

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