Apo the latest casualty of the Iggy’s curse?

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  PROVO — Things haven’t exactly gone according to plan for the three standout recruits who announced their commits to BYU at Iggy’s Sports Grill back in June of 2009. Jake Heaps and Zac Stout have since left the program while Ross Apo has struggled to meet his lofty expectations and recently wasn’t even listed as a starter out of the spring practice session. All three held as much … Continue reading»

Thoughts on BYU football’s newly released depth chart

Taysom Hill is BYU's starting QB in 2014.

PROVO — BYU football coaches released their post-spring practice depth chart yesterday and it included a few surprises — two specifically. Those surprises included listing Skyler Ridley ahead of Ross Apo, who started all of last season, at wide receiver and listing Tyler Beck ahead of Manoa Pikula at Buck linebacker. Most of the two-deep generally shook out as indicated by coaches during interviews this past month. The … Continue reading»

Spring practices saw plenty of progress for BYU football, but questions still remain between now and fall camp. Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News.

Questions still remain for BYU football after spring practices. Deseret News reporter Brandon Gurney, along with Jan Jorgensen and Ben Criddle from Cougar Sports 960AM radio, discusses which starting jobs are up for grabs and which ones might already be decided. Brandon, Jan and Ben lament the Cougars’ kicking situation, discussing what might be making the current kickers struggle and how much those struggles cost BYU last season. Think … Continue reading»

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With basketball season over, Deseret News columnist Dick Harmon talked with the Cougar Sports radio crew about what BYU needs most moving forward, as well as his lasting impression of Brandon Davies’ career as a Cougar. Harmon on the newcomers BYU will be getting next year, the Cougars’ biggest missing ingredient and possible lineups Dave Rose could use. Harmon on what’s next basketball-wise for Brandon Davies and what his … Continue reading»

Sports columnist Dick Harmon shared his BYU sports thoughts with DJ and PK, including thoughts on the future of the men’s basketball program in the WCC and the football team’s most pressing concerns. Will BYU men’s basketball be able to hold up long-term against Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s in the WCC? What’s the deal with Robert Anae’s dealings with the media? How successful will Anae’s fast-pace offense be? … Continue reading»

Recently, there have been plenty of national NFL media pundits giving their best guess on where former BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah will be taken in next month’s NFL draft. One idea that has particular intrigue for both BYU and Utah fans alike comes from Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal columnist Marla Ridenour. With the Browns signing former Ute standout Paul Kruger to a five-year, $40 million deal on … Continue reading»

This post is a guest post by Ken Driggs, a Cougar Blog contributor My nephew Paul Driggs, who is former BYU Basketball player Gary Hill’s LDS Bishop, called me with the news that Gary had died.  He said that Steve Kramer and Craig Raymond, members of the 1966-67 NIT Championship team, would be talking this weekend at the memorial service for Gary. I remember after my mission in … Continue reading»

BYU spring practice report: Day one

PROVO — Football is fully underway again at BYU with the team completing its first session of spring. The focus was definitely on the offense and the entirely revamped coaching staff along with an emphasis on conditioning. Injuries are a part of any football practice session and BYU sustained a very notable one just midway through its first practice. Junior college transfer Trent Trammel had to be helped … Continue reading»

Cougars relaunching the program as spring drills open

It’s no fall camp, when actual games are just around the corner. But for Cougar fans, spring drills will have to do for those itching to talk a little gridiron around the water cooler. There has been plenty of movement for the BYU football team so far this off-season, as the Cougars prepare for a 2013 schedule that’s equal parts exciting and challenging. This comes after BYU has … Continue reading»

Earlier this week, BYU football’s Facebook page released a photo that made me reminisce. In the shot were Dennis Pitta and Andrew George, the tight end duo that finished their BYU careers together in 2009, as they visited the BYU football offices. The post called them “quite possibly the best tight end duo in BYU history.” High praise, indeed, for George and Pitta, and they deserve it. Of … Continue reading»