1. "Hell Week” or Just BYU Preparing for Air Force? You Make the Call

    The Air Force practice week is unique, to say the least. Each day the game draws closer, the Coaches work harder and harder to insure every player is keeping his eyes in the right spots and performing his individual assignment...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 263 reads 0 comments

  2. CFL: Where Are They Now? Aaron Wagner

    Hey there, Cougar Nation! I am glad that I am able to share a few words and memories with all of you. Quinn has done such a great job on the site and I believe that the insider perspective that ...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 622 reads 0 comments

  3. BYU is on Target for its 3rd MWC title; Rise and Shout

    Our defense is probably approaching this game with some mixed feelings. On one hand, BYU has won nine games this season and extended their home winning streak to 18 games...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 147 reads 0 comments

  4. Defending the Air Forces play action passes, no simple task.

    Photo by Kevin Kreck After a defense has successfully defended the veer option and kept their feet against a cut block. The defense next has to respect the Falcons ability when running play action passes...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 88 reads 0 comments

  5. BYU-Air Force Preview: Keeping Your Feet Against the Falcons' Cut Blocks

    Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images There is another part of Air Force's offense that makes them unique to defend: cut blocks. It’s not that the cut blocks are vicious or dirty...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 207 reads 2 comments

  6. Defending the AFA veer option.

    AP Photo by Douglas C. Pizac This may be my shortest post of the year because defending the Veer Option is not a complicated task on paper...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 4,730 reads 0 comments

  7. BYU X’s and O’s: Outside Linebacker

    Linebackers and O-linemen get to know one another quite well throughout the course of a football game. As Jake mentioned in his X’s and O’s, the OL is always taking into account the position and possible responsibilities of the LBs...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 394 reads 2 comments

  8. BYU-San Diego State Post-Game Wrap-Up

    Do you know what the SDSU game was like? It was the kind of game where you make a great play, but remember that the team you are playing is 1-9 with their only win coming against Idaho...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 130 reads 0 comments

  9. Inside linebacker X’s and O’s, How they see the game.

    Although they are all “Linebackers,” ILBs see things a little differently than OLBs do.  Let’s take a look at how an ILB approaches each play of the game. ILB Reads - In a 3-4 the ILB reads the “Triangle...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 1,701 reads 0 comments

  10. Catching up with Kehl Vol. VIII

    “I was up late last night - didn’t’ leave Applebee’s until about 11:30. Thanks to their Direct TV sports package, that has become my hotspot every week for the last few months...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 64 reads 0 comments

  11. BYU Cougars Roll, as Seniors Get Final Win in LaVell Edwards Stadium

    As the clock ran down on the seniors' last game in LaVell Edwards Stadium, I was encouraged by our team's performance. The defense was too much for the struggling SDSU offense, forcing three turnovers...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 179 reads 2 comments

  12. The Aztecs are on the Board!!

    The mighty Aztecs kicked a 49-yard field goal to ensure they weren’t shut out. They added to their first field goal, capitalizing on a Wayne Latu fumble with…another field goal...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  13. Business as usual at the half.

    BYU is leading 20-0 as the defense is playing well and keeping the SDSU offense at bay. To be honest the game hasn’t been that exciting. Our offense is moving the ball and the defense is very stout against the run and has caused two needed turnovers

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 30 reads 0 comments

  14. BYU-San Diego State: First-Quarter Fireworks

    The offense has done a great job of spreading the ball around to different guys, and Max Hall is doing a good job of throwing the ball to the open guy. It was a slow first quarter, as SDSU continues to find ways to shoot themselves in the foot...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 119 reads 0 comments

  15. SDSU Defensive Scouting Report Heading into Matchup with BYU

    Due to injuries and early heart-wrenching losses, SDSU is very light up the middle. The Aztecs have good sideline-to-sideline speed but a hard time standing toe-to-toe with their opponents in the trenches...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 95 reads 0 comments

  16. What Has Happened to SDSU Football?

    By Markell Staffieri Steadily declining in performance over the past 10 years, SDSU has finally become the door mat of the Mountain West Conference, but who is to blame? And what is ...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 211 reads 3 comments

  17. SDSU’s Offensive Scouting Report

    Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU With the SDSU offense there are a few things that concern me and a few things give me a lot of hope. Let’s start with what concerns me...

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

  18. The Utes gimmicks work and they down the Frogs.

    Man what happened to the TCU defense that last drive and what was with the Frogs offensive coordinator not giving the ball to Aaron Brown...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 61 reads 2 comments

  19. Coach Anae quote #4…

    Phot by Jason Olson To a defensive player Coach Anae is classic.  He is full of great one-liners and stories, not to mention his unique voice...

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

  20. Injury-plagued San Diego State to take on BYU; Why SDSU Can't Stay Healthy

    As Saturday draws closer I can finally take a deep breath, fully recovered from the last heart-stopping game and begin to focus on the task at hand: San Diego State...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 69 reads 0 comments

  21. Jake Kuresa’s O-line X’s and O’s (this is good stuff)

    Photo by Mark Philbrick Good stuff Quinn!! For all you fans and readers….. what a privilege. This is the first time I’ve looked at the sight and he really knows his stuff...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 147 reads 1 comments

  22. Where are they now? Chris Hale

    I’m Chris Hale, I played 1999,2003-2005 as a WR and DB.  Now, I am just a fan that still attends the home games...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 225 reads 0 comments

  23. Offensive X’s and O’s

    With this weeks X’s and O’s I wanted to step away from the defensive side of the ball and talk about how difficult it can be for the offense to pick-up a blitz. There is so much communication involved in insuring the success of a play...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 473 reads 0 comments

  24. BYU’s weekly preparation regiment…

    Over the last two weeks we have mentioned a lot about preparation for games and knowledge of assignments.  I figured it would be a good idea to go through the week and show exactly how we prepare for a game...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 48 reads 0 comments

  25. Where are they now? Gary Lovely

    “This is Gary Lovely. I played three years at BYU from 2004-2006, winning one conference championship and making two bowl game appearances. The current program is in very good hands...

    Brett Richins Written by Brett Richins about 6 years ago 136 reads 0 comments