1. Q&A with Manase Tonga

    It sounds like everyone is having a great time reading these Q and A posts. I am glad that we have been able to feed your never ending hunger for BYU Football...

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  2. The Reader Q&A with Matt Bauman

    This afternoon I was able to spend some time with Matt Bauman, Senior LB and go over 30 of the reader submitted questions...

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  3. Q and A with BYU Players

    I am going to work on getting some answers to your (The Readers) questions, straight from the players for this upcoming season. What I want is for you to think of come constructive and creative questions you want to ask...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about almost 5 years ago 17 reads 0 comments

  4. A second chance

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone out there for their thoughts and prayers for my uncle, Dave Rose. It was amazing support and I know he feels it and it helped him pull through...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 5 years ago 26 reads 0 comments

  5. Putting the STUDENT in Student Athlete

    So far in the last year we have talked about all aspects of what it means to be a BYU Football player, except the role the guys play as students at BYU and the challenges that presents. Being a Student Athlete is a unique experience...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 5 years ago 141 reads 1 comments

  6. What is 7 on 7?

    These 7 on 7 games are a blast. For those of you who played in high school it is just like passing league. In layman’s terms 7 on 7 is pick up football. You know the rules, no blitzing, no run plays, two hand touch...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 5 years ago 25 reads 0 comments

  7. BYU Cougars: Overseeing Summer Workouts

    This time of year is what players like to refer to as Mandatory Optional Workouts. According to NCAA rules you can’t force players to be at workouts during this period of the year. I believe you are not even allowed to take role...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 5 years ago 81 reads 0 comments

  8. Bronco Mendenhall And His “Game Plan”

    I feel like this topic has been misconstrued from day one and my hope is that this will help everyone understand what BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall means when he says, “we don’t focus on the other team, we focus on ourselves...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 5 years ago 214 reads 1 comments

  9. The Return of Manase Tonga

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  10. What's the BYU Football Team Been Up to?

    This is—in my opinion—the hardest part of the year. The only thing good about the months of January, February, and March were the mid-week Wednesday breaks. We always got Wednesdays off...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 133 reads 1 comments

  11. BYU Basketball Embarks on Critical Road Trip

    This is a huge road trip upcoming. It’s time we win at one of these arenas; Cox Arena and the Thomas and Mack have absolutely been brutal to us in the last four years...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 82 reads 0 comments

  12. Staff's Two Cents About Recruiting

    I had to chuckle a little bit when I read the post and comments on the new recruits coming into the program. When I was at BYU, people would always ask me what I thought about us recruiting this guy or that guy...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 83 reads 0 comments

  13. Back to work: Second Half

    We are making the turn in conference play and it’s going to be interesting down the stretch. I’m excited for the stretch of Utah, then at SDSU and at UNLV, we really need to win 2 of those 3 to have any chance at this title...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 29 reads 0 comments

  14. BYU Recruiting Roundup: Welcome—Now Get to Work

    Now that the dust is all settled and BYU has learned who they will be welcoming into the program, let’s look at who could be a possible impact player come August...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 96 reads 0 comments

  15. BYU-Air Force: Cougars Victorious in Trap Game 71-50

    There’s nothing worse than playing a bad team on the road. They want to beat you so bad to turn their season around. You have to play to win and not play not to lose...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  16. BYU Basketball: Where Are They Now? Jimmy Balderson No. 23

    Intro from Mike Rose: Jimmy played on the team for four years and started three of those. He was one of the better scorers we’ve had in the program over the last decade. Scored like 40 a game in high school to give you an idea...

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  17. BYU-Wyoming: Cougars Win 84-60 at Home

    OK, so Wyoming is not great outside of Laramie (probably the worst city in America), but this was a nice win for BYU to hopefully get some confidence going and propel us into the last half of conference play with some good vibes...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 27 reads 0 comments

  18. Update on “The Gauntlet”

    4 games ago I said that the next stretch would determine our chances to win the conference. I thought we would go 3-1, and 2-2 wouldn’t kill us. The stretch was at New Mexico, UNLV and SDSU at home, then at Utah...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  19. BYU-Utah Post-game: Good and Bad News from Cougars Loss

    Good news - We played as hard as we have all season for 45 minutes. We were flying around and getting in passing lanes, diving on the floor, getting steals; we really battled tonight...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 60 reads 0 comments

  20. BYU-Utah: Previewing the Cougars' Quest for Five Straight

    We are attempting to beat Utah tomorrow for the fifth time in a row overall and third in a row in the Huntsman Center. This will not be an easy task, as crazy Jim Boylen will have the troops fired up and ready to run somebody over...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  21. BYU-San Diego State: Whew!

    What a relief!!! This is a big win for the Cougars to stay in the conference championship hunt. Coming off two straight losses, this was a real gut-check, and the team really responded...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 20 reads 0 comments

  22. BYU Basketball: It’s desperation time

    Game—Saturday vs. San Diego State I don’t know if I’ve ever said that five games into conference play and the coaches always downplay this but this is truly a must-win situation...

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  23. BYU's Lack of Bench Scoring, Poor Low Post Play Cause Offensive Drought

    Against UNLV we scored one basket in the first 10 minutes of the second half after scoring 43 points in the first...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 51 reads 2 comments

  24. BYU-UNLV: Rebels Scouting Report

    This is a big game for the Cougars tonight because UNLV was picked to win the league, and a big game for me personally; living in Las Vegas right now, there’s no team I like ...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  25. BYU Basketball: The Day After a Loss

    You don’t really sleep well the night of a loss. You just lie awake and think about all the plays that could’ve changed the game. You think about how behind you are in classes, and how brutal film room and practice will be the next day...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about over 5 years ago 54 reads 0 comments