Matt and I, like most of the world, have Olympic fever, and we start our latest episode by putting BYU greats into the appropriate winter sports. We also debate the merits of membership in the WCC and what we’ve lost since leaving the MWC. Also on the show: the value of independence, Elijah Bryant’s big shot, and a tribute to BYU coaching great Roger French.
Just when fans thought BYU basketball had turned a corner, the Cougars have dropped three out of four, sinking any remote tourney hopes and spoiling what had been a surprising season. Matt and I break down what went wrong against LMU and Gonzaga, and lay out what might make the rest of the season better. Also on the show: the Super Bowl, Han Solo and football recruiting
Matt and I preview the Gonzaga game, speculating as to whether the Cougars can pull off another upset against the Zags on the road. I continue my campaign to free Payton Dastrup, and Matt lays out how important TJ Haws is for a potential BYU victory. Also on the show: Kyle Van Noy in another Super Bowl, Fred Warner building an NFL hype machine, and Ayo and Teo dance with Cosmo. I’m not even sure what that last sentence means.
In Episode 312 of the Deseret News Rise & Shout Podcast, Matt and I spend most of the time talking hoops and previewing the St. Mary’s game. What will it take for the Cougars to contain national player of the year candidate Jock Landale and beat the Gaels? Also on the show: Kyle Van Noy in the Super Bowl, Tom Holmoe talks independence, and our favorite movies of 2017.
In episode 311, Matt and I chat about what these two blowout victories against lesser WCC foes mean for the men’s basketball team. Has TJ Haws returned to form? Men’s volleyball had an historic win against Ohio State, and we get excited about that. Also on the show: Taysom Hill blocks punts and football recruiting struggles.
We discuss what the loss to Pacific means to BYU’s dwindling tournament chances. What has happened to Tyler Haws, and how can the Cougars avoid another loss to a lesser WCC team? Also on the show: Don’s fantasy football team, and predicting 2018 football results way too early.
Brandon Gurney of the Deseret News joins the podcast to discuss a lackluster BYU football recruiting class, the current QB situation, the hiring of Jeff Grimes, and whether the men’s basketball team is over-achieving. Matt and I then talk about Cougars making significant impacts in the NFL, what the St. Mary’s loss means to BYU’s tourney chances, and we break down the recent football coaching staff changes.
Two big BYU stories this week: a big win over Utah in basketball, and the hiring of Jeff Grimes as the new offensive coordinator. We discuss both. In basketball, we examine BYU’s tournament resume and extol the virtues of Elijah Bryant. Then we speculate about BYU’s 2018 football offense and explain why we think Grimes was the right man at the right time for the job.
It’s Rivalry Week. The Cougars and Utes are not playing it safe anymore, and neither are we. We preview the Utah game, make predictions, and make fun of the coach who shall not be named. Also on the show: Jamal and other Cougars shine in the NFL, offensive coordinator rumors, and The Last Jedi.
BYU men’s basketball is on a role, and transfer McKay Cannon is the spark the last two games. Is he a legitimate replacement for Nick Emery, or is this just two nice games? Matt and I also discuss a nice day for former teammates Taysom Hill and Jamaal Williams in the NFL, potential offensive coordinator candidates, the College Football Playoff, and women's volleyball reaching the Sweet 16.