1. Why Is the Bowl Game so Significant for BYU Football?

    BYU needs to win. That is all there is to it. Two years we have finished 11-2 while losing to very average non-conference teams...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 106 reads 1 comments

  2. Bowl Season Is Upon Us: A Look at the Best Matchups

    I am excited about some of the matchups that were created this bowl season. College Football is filled with good teams this year, and for the first time in a long time, the January bowls might not be the only games worthy of your viewing pleasure...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 32 reads 0 comments

  3. BYU-Arizona Las Vegas Bowl Preview: Pac-10 Reputation, Refs, and the Rest

    Some of you have been asking about what it is like to prepare for a Pac-10 team and what the reputation of the Pac-10 is. You have the SEC, which is full of bruisers who run the power game: smashmouth football...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 202 reads 2 comments

  4. Where are they now? Eddie Keele

    Since BYU I’ve been through training camp with the Raiders, was released, played one season in the AFL where i was injured again...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 457 reads 0 comments

  5. Preparing for the NFL, the final chapter.

    Heading to camp When I found out I was on my way to Philadelphia I called John to get some advice and he told me, “Look, every team has 4 or 5 guys who will wow you, those are your Pro Bowl guys, but nobody can afford to have a whole team of them...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 94 reads 0 comments

  6. Preparing for the NFL, Part 2 of 3

    NFL Combine: “Going to Indy” is a term that means big things to guys coming out of college. There are between 300 and 350 players taken to Indianapolis every year for the combine and it is a real life dog and pony show...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 71 reads 0 comments

  7. Preparing for the NFL Draft: Part One of Three

    For seniors it is a no-brainer. If you want to keep playing football, and you feel that your body can take it, you go. For underclassmen it becomes a guessing game. A classic example from last year was Colt Brennan, QB, Hawaii...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 129 reads 0 comments

  8. Band of Brothers, What’s the coin all about?

    I have received a few inquiries as to the nature of the military coin, which Coach Mendenhall introduced to the team...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 161 reads 0 comments

  9. Why Is a Bowl Game Good for a Program?

    Photo by Jason Olson/Deseret News I was blessed—or cursed—to be a part of two different Coaching regimes: one that went to consecutive bowl games, and one that went home for consecutive bowl seasons...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 148 reads 0 comments

  10. Notes on BYU's Offense: Bowl Preparations, NFL Prospects, and Next Year's Team

    I don’t want to kick a dead horse, but since the final game didn’t end the way anyone wanted it to—except the Utes—I still need to address some things...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 310 reads 1 comments

  11. Five Best and Worst Things About BYU's Season

    Let’s get the bad news out of the way... FIVE WORST THINGS 5. Not Dominating Washington. At the beginning of the year, perception can be detrimental to the psyche of the team...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 218 reads 1 comments

  12. What Happens During BYU's Bowl Week?

    Outside of the actual game and preparation, there are a lot of great NON-football things that players get rewarded with for going to a bowl game. Here is a quick list. 1...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 164 reads 0 comments

  13. BYU-Utah: A Little More Regarding the Cougars' Defensive Performance

    Photo by Pizac I understand everyone wants to crucify Max, but it’s not like our defense was consistently stopping the Utes from marching up and down the field...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 93 reads 0 comments

  14. We’ll Need to Talk About This Game in Segments…

    I’ve taken some time to separate myself from the game—due to the fact that I didn’t want to write anything in haste. I sympathize with both teams this year...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 66 reads 0 comments

  15. Utah Scouting Report

    As the game closes in, I have been thinking a lot about how BYU needs to play in order to come out of Rice Eccles with a win. After watching film I am sure a win is possible as long as a few aspects of the game swing in our favor...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 125 reads 2 comments

  16. Who wins Saturday, by Markell Staffieri

    I have looked at every statistical category from TFLs allowed to Time of Possession to Punting and it all adds up to one very exciting, and very close game...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 77 reads 0 comments

  17. Where Are They Now? Matt Allen

    I, too, praise Quinn for keeping this blog running and for the unique insight that is given daily. Not only that, but thanks to him for taking the TIME to do it...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 349 reads 0 comments

  18. Both teams need to play w/emotion, but still control their emotions.

    Photo by Scott G. Winterton I also wanted to build on the emotion of this week and mention how important it is for both teams to play with emotion, -but at the same time be in control of their emotions...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 71 reads 2 comments

  19. Bronco closing the doors to the media…

    As I am sure most of you know Coach Mendenhall has closed the doors to practice. Many are probably wondering if that’s necessary, and some may think that it distracts simply because ...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 33 reads 0 comments

  20. John Beck’s account of the final 2006 drive.

    Photo by Miller I got a text from Quinn asking me if I would write a little bit about 2006’s final drive. Detailing my thougts and feelings on the final drive...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 63 reads 0 comments

  21. Someone Stole Austin Collie’s Postseason Award

    AP Photo David Zalubowski The 2008 Biletnikoff Award should be going to Austin Collie; but it won’t. BYU will once again be snubbed by the BCS conferences and the award will go, once again, to Michael Crabtree of Texas Tech...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 232 reads 2 comments

  22. BYU-Air Force Post-Game Wrap-Up

    After taking some time to think about Saturday’s game, I was able to look at the game objectively. While our team’s performance was adequate, it left me anxious...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 67 reads 0 comments

  23. Has the Importance of November 22nd Changed for BYU?

    After thinking about the Cougars' and Utes' situations I am left wondering if the build-up and anticipation of Saturday’s game is diminished because of BYU loss? The Utes lived ...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 78 reads 0 comments

  24. Funny memories from the 05′-06′ Air Force games.

    This is probably the funniest thing I remember from the Air Force games. It was in 2005 when Cameron Jensen was roaming the middle at linebacker -Kelly Poppinga did something similar, but I remember it more distinctively from 05′-06′...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 99 reads 1 comments

  25. Which coach will be the first to leave Utah?

    Without looking into contracts or incentives -or anything like that. I would like to hear what everyone is thinking about our coaching staff sticking around for future seasons...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 68 reads 0 comments