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.
It's just Adam and Matt in episode 145, and they spend most of the time yapping about the NFL Draft. Is Detroit a good landing spot for Kyle Van Noy? Can Cody Hoffman break in with Washington? And does Kaneakua Friel have a chance to make the Dallas Cowboys? They also dive deep into how the SEC and ACC scheduling rules might affect the Cougars, and if BYU must join a Big 5 conference to remain relevant in the college football landscape. Also, Trent Hosick's decision to transfer to BYU. All this and your #TweetBag questions.
This week on the podcast, we welcome back Jarom Jordan, the host of BYU Radio's excellent BYU Sports Nation show. Jarom breaks down the thrill of BYU Rugby's third straight national title, and the disappointing ending to the BYU men's volleyball season. Jarom also tells us which Cougars get drafted, and he thinks the second one might not be who you're thinking of.
Adam and Matt also break down the NFL Draft Cougar style, including potential landing spots for Kyle Van Noy. And will Cody Hoffman even be drafted? They also discuss which Star Wars characters would make good NFL players.
Greg Wrubell of KSL rejoins the podcast for another great chat, this time about his key takeaways from spring practice, including the depth at WR, the depth in the defensive backfield, and the impact of a healthy offensive line. Greg also explains why Matt Carlino's departure is not as big as a deal as it might seem.
Matt and Adam then discuss Kyle Van Noy's ascension on draft boards, and play oddsmakers with Tayom's Heisman chances, and BYU's chances of breaking into the first college football playoff is they go 12-0. They also discuss the Oakland A's, Marvel movies, and the rise of nerds.
Jay Drew of The Salt Lake Tribune is our guest on the 142nd episode of the podcast. We discuss Matt Carlino's departure from the program and why he might have bolted. Jay also sizes up the impact it will have on the 2014-15 season. Next up is spring football. Jay talks about Taysom Hill's progress, the new WR corps, and the depth in the defensive backfield.
Matt and Adam yap about the NCAA championship game, and whether it was lame or not. They also discuss Carlino and spring football story lines. And with Kyle Van Noy rumored to potentially end up with the New England Patriots or Detroit Lions (among other teams), they get a little giddy.