Rise & Shout

19
Dec

167: Greg Wrubell on hoops, Miami Beach Bowl

Greg Wrubell returns to the podcast to discuss all the big happenings in BYU sports. First up is men’s basketball, and the big games coming up against Stanford and UMass. Can the Cougars win if Tyler Haws is sidelined? Then Greg helps us preview the Miami Beach Bowl, including the enigma of an opponent in Memphis.

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3
Dec

166: Early hoops returns, Victory over Cal

It's been a busy week, and Adam and Matt talk about the biggest news around: the new Star Wars trailer. They then break down the early season performance of the men's basketball team, singing the praises of Tyler Haws, KC, and Anson Winder. What is the upside of this team now that we've seen them play some meaningful games?

Then it's on to football. They recap Christian Stewart's big dissection of the Cal defense, and Jordan Leslie's awesomeness. Who do they want to face BYU in the bowl game? Is the college football playoff good for BYU's chances to get into the Big 12? All this and so much more.

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26
Nov

165: Cal preview, close call against SDSU

Adam and Matt preview the Cal game, discussing whether BYU's defense has any chance to stop a good Bears offense. Before leaving the topic of football, they also break down why the committee is wrong about their top 4 for the college football playoff. Then it's on to basketball. Was the SDSU loss a 'good loss'? They also revise their season expectations based on early-season results.

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20
Nov

164: UNLV, 2015 schedule and hoops

Matt returns to the podcast to help breakdown the UNLV victory, and Adam and Matt weigh in on whether the defense looks any better and if the offense is clicking. With the Missouri scheduling announcement, they also breakdown the 2015 schedule and decide if it looks harder than 2013. And with two games in the books, they look at the men's basketball team and opine on how the roster is shaking out.

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12
Nov

163: Jarom Jordan on Bronco and hoops newcomers

Matt is off this week, and Adam is joined by Jarom Jordan of BYU SportsNation for an extended interview. First up, they discuss whether the ramped up criticism of Bronco is deserved this year and how to properly evaluate a coaching staff in a year with so many injuries. It's then on to hoops, and Jarom tells us which newcomers will make the biggest impact for BYU this season. They finish with a discussion of the College Football Playoff. 

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5
Nov

162: Basketball Preview and the College Football Playoff

It's basketball time, and Matt and Adam preview the BYU men's basketball season. Who will step up behind Tyler Haws and Kyle Collinsworth? Can the Cougars unseat the Zags atop the WCC? And is this team a one-and-done tourney team?

They also dive deep into the college football playoff, debating if the committee has it right today and who might make the playoff when it's all said and done. They also chat about Kyle Van Noy and Daniel Sorensen hitting the NFL later than expected, and Jimmer still not seeing much time on the hardwood.

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29
Oct

161: Dick Harmon on the future of BYU football

Dick Harmon of The Deseret News comes on the podcast to talk about Bronco Mendenhall's status and what the Cougars need to do to correct a disaster season.

Matt and Adam then break down the heat of Bronco's seat and whether they believe the administration is thinking about moving on from the Mendenhall Era. They also talk Halloween candy and have a draft of future superhero movies. Reluctantly, they preview the MTSU game.

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20
Oct

160: Fixing the Cougars with Jay Drew

Jay Drew of The Salt Lake Tribune comes back on the podcast to discuss BYU's woes against Nevada and whether we might see more woe against Boise State. He also breaks down who he believes will be the five starters for the BYU men's basketball team.

Matt and Adam begin by discussing Gotham and super hero movies. They reluctantly discuss the Nevada game and break down the reasons for the bad Cougar defense. Is Bronco too hard on his players in the media? Can BYU realistically expect to win on the Smurf Turf a week after losing to Nevada at home? They answer those questions and many more.

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15
Oct

159: Nevada preview and hoops with Jarom Jordan

Jarom Jordan of BYU SportsNation returns to the podcast. He tells us why the sky is not falling on the season, and what we can expect to see from the Cougars against Nevada. He also demonstrates how not to participate in the #TweetBag.

Matt and Adam break down what we learned against UCF and make ridiculous predictions about what we'll see on Saturday against the Wolfpack.

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6
Oct

158: Wrubell on the Lost Season

Greg Wrubell of KSL fame rejoins the podcast to discuss the fallout from the injury to Taysom Hill and the devastating loss to Utah State. He breaks down what differences we're likely to see in a Christian Stewart-led offense, and what we haven't seen and need to see from the BYU defense.

Matt and Adam talk about the devastation that was the Utah State game. They predict a bigger offensive role for Jamaal Williams (thanks Capt. Obvious), and tell us which defensive players need to step up to salvage the season. They also discuss the delicious McGriddle.

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