1. How to Defeat Jake Locker

    Locker vs. BYU in 2008 (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) The BYU Cougars face one of the premier players in college football when they open the season this Saturday against the Washington Huskies in Provo...

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  2. The BYU Quarterback Quandary

    If Jake Heaps had even a portion of the game experience of Riley Nelson, this duel-quarterback situation at BYU would not exist...

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  3. WCC Could be an Option for BYU

    If BYU is committed to going independent in football, there exists only one real option for a home for the school’s other athletic teams. That place is the West Coast Conference...

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  4. Welcome to the “New” WAC?

    BYU has the next seven days to notify the Mountain West Conference if it plans to leave the conference in 2011...

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  5. BYU Cougars, It's Your Move

    In a stunning move, the Mountain West Conference has struck back, stealing two key schools from the WAC and potentially leaving BYU without a conference for its non-football sports to play in...

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  6. BYU Declaring Its Independence

    Brigham Young University’s plan to move to independence in football has apparently been in process for a while. Numerous reports are claiming that the move is imminent...

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  7. BYU Offensive Line is Key to Success

    f you want to be able to predict how well a college football team will perform, look at two key indicators: A) Experience at quarterback and B) Experience on the offensive line If ...

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  8. BYU Cougars Finding Some Answers on Defense

    The BYU defense began fall camp with several question marks. The Cougars needed to replace the majority of their front seven...

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  9. BYU Quarterback: It's Time To Choose

    The BYU quarterback battle has quickly boiled down once again to a choice between Riley Nelson and Jake Heaps. The question is which one of these signal callers is best suited to take advantage of the talent the Cougars will put out the field this season.

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  10. The BYU Offense Is Making Changes in 2010

    The 2010 season marks the return of the wide receiver for the Cougars. The BYU offense will look a little different this season. Expect to see more receivers on the field and fewer double tight end sets...

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  11. BYU Offense Will Lean on Brian Kariya

    Brigham Young University running back Brian Kariya has some big shoes to fill. The junior from Kaysville, UT is the one guy in the Cougar backfield this season who is a jack-of-all-trades type of back...

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  12. BYU Fall Camp: Day One

    Football season is underway in Provo! The Brigham Young Cougars kicked things off with a two-and-a-half hour practice session Saturday, that after the team’s annual morning race to the “Y” overlooking the BYU campus...

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  13. 2010 BYU Preview: Special Teams

    Our final preview focuses on the oft-overlooked special teams. Any football coach will tell you that special teams make up a significant portion of plays during a game and execution in special team situations can make or break you during a game or season.

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  14. 2010 BYU Preview: Secondary

    Weak things have been made strong at BYU. On paper the defensive secondary appears to be the strength of the BYU defense in 2010. The Cougars return three starters to an area of the defense that is traditionally the weakest link in the program...

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  15. 2010 BYU Preview: Linebackers

    BYU football fans are salivating at the thought of having four linebackers with NFL-caliber athleticism on the field at the same time...

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  16. 2010 BYU Preview: Defensive Line

    The BYU Cougars start 2010 with the task of replacing six starters on the defensive front seven, including all three defensive linemen. Gone are Jan Jorgensen, Brett Denny and Russell Tialavea...

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  17. 2010 BYU Preview: the Quarterbacks

    By far the biggest question in Provo these days is who will be the new BYU quarterback in 2010. Head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced this week during Mountain West Conference media days that the race could go on well into the season...

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  18. 2010 BYU Preview: Running Backs

    Harvey Unga has taken his trade to the NFL and the Cougars are left to pick up the pieces in the backfield. Cougar head coach Bronco Mendenhall admitted this week that BYU will operate with a running back by committee approach this season...

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  19. 2010 Brigham Young University Preview: Tight Ends

    To say that there are big shoes to fill at the tight end position for Brigham Young University in 2010 is an understatement...

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  20. 2010 BYU Preview: Wide Receivers

    BYU approaches the upcoming football season with an abundance of riches at wide receiver. The Cougars return all four members from last year's primary rotation and add a promising star to the mix in 2010...

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  21. 2010 Mountain West Conference Football Media Day Predictions

    The media is gathering today in Las Vegas for the 2010 Mountain West Conference Media Day, which means the football season is upon us! By the way, who in the world came up with the ...

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  22. College Football: 2010 BYU Offensive Line Preview

    The start of fall camp is less than two weeks away for the BYU Cougars. Today we begin a 9-part series over the next several days, breaking down the 2010 Cougar football team position by position...

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  23. The Jimmer Fredette Bandwagon Is Picking Up Speed

    BYU Basketball is poised to receive the most national attention it has garnered since Danny Ainge made his mad dash between all five Notre Dame defenders to knock off the Irish in the NCAA Tournament nearly 30 years ago...

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  24. Max Hall: Fighting to Make the Cut

    Max Hall Former BYU quarterback Max Hall says that he is trying to give the Arizona Cardinals every reason not to cut him. Hall left Quarterback U with the most victories (32) in program history, but has a lot to prove at the next level...

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  25. BYU's Uona Kaveinga Could Play in 2010

    Deep Shades of Blue has learned that BYU inside linebacker Uona Kaveinga has asked the NCAA for a ruling regarding his situation. The former USC Trojan transferred to BYU this year in time to participate in spring practice...

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