Brandon Gurney returns to the podcast to talk about Taysom Hill's Heisman chances, the stingy Cougar defense, and why he thinks we won't see much more of Ross Apo in 2014. Adam and Matt chat about baseball, Jim McMahon, Ziggy, Taysom, and they preview the Virginia game. And they, of course, answer your #TweetBag questions.
We're still singing, "Deep in the Heart of Texas" here on the Rise & Shout podcast, and BYU SportsNation co-host Spencer Linton joins us to discuss the fallout from Saturday's stunning victory. He tells us why we shouldn't expect a let down against Houston on Thursday night, and spills the beans on how Brian Logan celebrated Taysom Hill's Texas Two Step Hurdle.
Matt and Adam break down the frontrunners for the College Football Playoff and handicap BYU's chances of playing spoiler. They also examine whether expectations are now out-of-whack after beating the Longhorns. And is Taysom Hill the best player of the Bronco Mendenhall era? They discuss.
With a convincing win in our back pocket, we invite on Darnell Dickson of The Daily Herald to break down the Cougars' success against UConn and what they need to do to upset the Longhorns. Matt and Adam review the UConn game and make their bold predictions about Texas. Oh, and they both love all kinds of BBQ.
It's time to discuss an actual football game! Adam and Matt dive into the 2-deep depth chart, make bold predictions, and breakdown BYU's chances at crashing the first-ever college football playoff. All this while previewing the game against UConn. Other topics include exciting things like their fantasy football teams and just how lame the starting time for the Miami Beach Bowl is.
In Episode 151, Matt and Adam talk about Johnny Manziel, Taysom Hill's Heisman chances, and Alani Fua's status as an NFL prospect. They move on to preview of the BYU defense and special teams, including talking about positions they're very comfortable with (OLBs, DBs) and positions that have a lot of questions (ILBs, DL). And exactly what would it take for BYU to go undefeated? They also answer a lot of #TweetBag questions, and discuss the men's basketball schedule.
It's our 150th episode, and we could not think of a better way to celebrate than to have Jarom Jordan of BYU Sports Nation on as our guest! We talk fall camp, including unprecedented access for fans, Christian Stewart, UConn, and injuries. We also settle the debate on who is Thing 1 and who is Thing 2 between Jarom and his co-host Spencer Linton.
Matt then joins Adam to talk about the offense, part 1 of our season preview spectacular! We also discuss our comfort level with Stewart as the back-up, and talk about whether Jamaal Williams will be the program's all-time leading rusher by the end of the season.
Adam and Matt are back, and they start off talking about an exciting 2014 MLB season, even if Adam's beloved Red Sox stink. Then it's on to BYU players in the NFL training camp including Dennis Pitta, Cody Hoffman and Kyle Van Noy. They finish the discussion by going through each game of the 2014 BYU football schedule and predicting a pretty darn good season for the Cougars.
Media Day has come and gone, and Brandon Gurney of the Deseret News joins us to recap the news from it. We talk scheduling, Robert Anae's offense, and Bronco's comments about will over skill. Brandon also gives us his feel for the QB pipeline in 2014 and beyond.
Matt and Adam then tackle a whole host of topics, including the World Cup, biting, media day, and Jabari Parker. There is also the mention of a pretend feud with another BYU podcast.
It's all conference expansion in this episode, including our take on what the future holds. We break down Bronco Mendenhall's comments about joining the Big 12 and what we see as BYU's most relevant options.
Matt and Adam don't want to, but their briefly talk about BYU's internal investigation. Prompted by your #TweetBag questions, they also discuss the recent X-Men movie, BYU football independence, the chances BYU joins the Big 12 in the future, and the Cougars chances of making the 4-team playoff with a 12-0 season.