1. The Biggest Obstacle for BYU

    The biggest obstacle for BYU as it embarks on its path of independence in football next season isn’t scheduling, television contracts, integrating its other sports into the WCC or finding a home for programs like softball and swimming and diving...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 187 reads 2 comments

  2. Cheap Shot was a Big Hit to BYU

    Nevada offensive guard John Bender’s cheap shot on BYU nose tackle Romney Fuga is difficult to swallow on many fronts. First, it not only ended the season for Romney, but it’s the kind of injury that could linger into next season as well...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 788 reads 4 comments

  3. Is BYU in a Must-Win Situation at Utah State?

    BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall said in his weekly press conference this morning that his team is not in a must-win situation when they travel to Logan to take on Utah State on Friday night...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 270 reads 1 comments

  4. BYU Experiencing Growing Pains

    BYU's defense played well enough to win Saturday against Nevada, holding a Wolf Pack offense that averaged nearly 51 points a game to just 27. The Cougars offense was another story...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 399 reads 0 comments

  5. BYU Football: How the Cougars Will Stop Nevada

    Notre Dame defeated Nevada 35-0 in 2009 We visited Nevada’s pistol formation yesterday and some of the problems it creates for defenses...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 407 reads 3 comments

  6. BYU-Nevada: Wolf Pack Brings the Pistol into Provo

    The BYU defense jumps out of the frying pan and into the fire this weekend as they welcome the Nevada Wolf Pack and their pistol offense to LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 185 reads 0 comments

  7. Big XII Developments Being Watched in Provo

    With Colorado and Nebraska reaching agreements to leave the Big XII Conference after this athletic year, could the BYU Cougars be in line for an invite to join the conference sooner ...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 1,798 reads 12 comments

  8. BYU's Riley Nelson Is One Tough Guy

    We all knew Riley Nelson was a tough and gritty player, but we really didn’t know just how tough until Tuesday...

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  9. BYU Football: Expect Jake Heaps To Start at QB vs. Nevada

    Jake Heaps UPDATE: BYU has announced in a press release that Riley Nelson is out for the season with a shoulder injury sustained in Saturday’s game with Florida State… Here is the release PROVO, Utah (Sept...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 368 reads 1 comments

  10. BYU Football: The Cougars Need Leadership

    Cougars need guys like Jacobson to step up As John Maxwell so succinctly puts it, “Everything rises and falls on leadership...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 370 reads 1 comments

  11. BYU-Florida State: Cougars Wilt in the Tallahassee Heat

    Florida State dominated the BYU Cougars on both sides of the ball in Saturday’s 34-10 loss in hot and humid Tallahassee...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 431 reads 2 comments

  12. BYU vs. FSU (Halftime)

    BYU vs. FSU - Halftime Update Florida State 13 Brigham Young 10 Considering the way the Cougar offense played for most of the first half and the dominating performance by Florida State, BYU is lucky to be down by just 3 points going into the half...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 303 reads 0 comments

  13. BYU’s Three Keys for Florida State

    BYU Makes its First Appearance at Doak Campbell Stadium Watch for three key indicators for the BYU Cougars as they venture into Tallahassee, Florida on Saturday to take on the Florida State Seminoles...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 42 reads 0 comments

  14. Bronco Mendenhall Says BYU Cougars Won't "Underestimate" Florida State Seminoles

    BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall dropped a bomb in Monday’s press conference. He told the media that he underestimated Florida State’s talent level on offense leading up to the game in Provo last season...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 371 reads 1 comments

  15. BYU Football: It's Time for Jake Heaps To Get His Shot

    BYU QB Jake Heaps (Seattle Times Photo) The time has come for Jake Heaps to be given the reins of the BYU offense. Riley Nelson is an excellent athlete but, in regards to his passing ability, he is not a Division 1 quarterback...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 664 reads 1 comments

  16. Airforce Falcons Embarrass BYU Cougars

    Inexplicably, the BYU Cougars seem to lay an egg in one game each season. In 2009, the Cougars came out flat at home against Florida State after a big victory two weeks earlier over Oklahoma and were drubbed by the Seminoles...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 786 reads 1 comments

  17. One Parent’s Perspective on BYU

    Marveta Allen & Brian Logan People sometimes ask Marveta Allen why she would allow her son Brian Logan play football at Brigham Young University. “Because that’s where God wants him,” Allen replies...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 106 reads 0 comments

  18. BYU Takes Aim at Air Force

    The Air Force Falcons have never beaten Bronco Mendenhall as a head coach. Mendenhall and the Cougars are a perfect 5-0 against the Academy since Mendenhall took over the reigns in Provo in 2005...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 705 reads 2 comments

  19. BYU Football: The Appearance of Tight End Austin Holt is Telling

    BYU’s playing of true freshman tight end Austin Holt Saturday in the Washington game could be an indication to Cougar fans that coaches have some big plans for Holt this season...

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  20. What BYU Learned Saturday Night

    The BYU players, coaches and fans learned a few things in Cougars’ 23-17 victory over the Washington Huskies on Saturday night. 1) The two quarterback approach may indeed work for this team...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 1,506 reads 1 comments

  21. BYU vs. Washington: Cougars Plan To Flex Their Muscles

    They aren’t tipping their hand to the media, but the BYU Cougars believe they have a big advantage in their game with the Washington Huskies on Saturday...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 1,133 reads 2 comments

  22. College Independents: BYU Is Not Notre Dame

    BYU is not trying to become the Notre Dame of the West. Its vision is much larger than that. Getting out from underneath the television contract of the Mountain West Conference and ...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 1,035 reads 8 comments

  23. BYU’s Schedule Coming into Focus

    One of BYU's most difficult issues in going independent in football is the immediate scheduling challenges for 2011 and 2012...

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  24. BYU's Blockbuster Move

    BYU officially announced its football independence today, and in the process revealed that the Cougars have entered into an eight-year agreement with ESPN to broadcast every home football game starting next season...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 247 reads 0 comments

  25. BYU Free at Last: Cougars Football to Go Independent, Other Sports to Join WCC

    BYU took control of its own destiny on Tuesday, announcing its independence in football and joining the West Coast Conference in all other sports beginning July 1st, 2011...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 4 years ago 754 reads 1 comments