n episode 81, Adam is joined first by brother Matt. First up: NFL replacement officials and their lack of credentials, skills and huevos. Then they journey to a very dark place and recount what went wrong against Boise State, and also what is going so right with the BYU defense, including reliving The Stand. A series of awesome #Tweetbag questions send them into discussions of the ineptness of the BYU offense, and the coaching staff's incredible infatuation withRiley Nelson.
The voice of the Cougars Greg Wrubell of KSL then joins the podcast for a stunning 10th time (at minute 51) to talk about the two-point decision, Riley's health, players not making plays, and coaches makings good calls. Greg also laments that a season with so much promise now has fans worried about bowl eligibility.
Only a few days have passed since the terrible gut-punch loss to Utah, but Adam and Matt have sufficiently recovered to deliver the Rise & Shout podcast.
First up, it's Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesmen to help preview the Boise State game. Then it's Matt to relive the Utah debacle, answer your #Tweetbag questions, and make bold predictions for Thursday night. Other topics include: Adam's worst blind date; Adam's love of the metric system; just how short a leash Riley Nelson has; just how good the BYU defense is; and whether Smurf Turf is ever really discussed by anyone besides reporters.
It's rivalry week, and that can only mean one thing: Adam and Matt break down the big game, share their concerns, and make their predictions. The podcast begins with a discetion of what Notre Dame's decision to kinda join the ACC means for BYU football independence. They also dive deep into the #Tweetbag. Other topics include: Adam's mancrush on Taysom Hill; the maturation (or possible lack thereof) of Riley Nelson; where on earth is the BYU running game; just how good is Utah's defense; a look at the rest of the schedule, and whether we've changed our minds about any of these teams; and whether Matt needs to be more like Han Solo (absolutely). The best way to prepare for the game is to listen to this podcast while re-watching the 2005 and 2009 games on BYUtv.
In an action-packed podcast that eclipses one hour (can you blame us? We're excited for football!), Adam first chats with Dick Harmon of The Deseret News about what he learned from the first game and what we should expect Saturday against Weber State. Matt also comes on to talk about takeaways from week one and to answer your #Tweetbag questions. Read more and listen below the jump. Other topics with Dick include: Taysom Hill's role on the team; the emergence of the defensive backfield; and that the most important thing the Cougars can do against Weber State is not get hurt. Other topics with Matt: what they learned about Boise State, Alabama, Michigan State, and Georgia Tech in week 1; why if you cover major sports and think stats are for geeks living in their mother's basement, you should get a new job; and they explore the inner-recesses of Adam's mind. All this and as much as they could pack into 64 minutes.