Rise & Shout


108: NFL Draft Preview, Ziggy Style

Adam and Matt love the NFL Draft, and this year they get to spend most of their draft preview talking about Ezekiel Ansah and where they think he will land. Is he a one-year-wonder who's going to flame out, or an impact player who's going to make multiple Pro Bowl teams? They discuss, trying to not just look through their blue-colored glasses. They also talk about the NFL prospects of Braden Brown, Braden Hansen, Uona Keveinga and Brandon Ogletree.

Besides the Cougars, they also tackle Manti T'eo and where and when he might get drafted, and whether he's fallen too far on the mock drafts. They put on their GM hats and say whether either of them would draft Geno Smith or Matt Barkley as a QB of the future.

The last few minutes are used discussing whether the Portsmouth Invitational performance of Brandon Davies did anything for his NBA draft stock.


107: Spring football recap with Brandon Gurney

Spring has come (even if Mother Nature hasn't noticed), and spring football is now a memory. In the 107th episode of this grand podcast, we're joined by Brandon Gurney of the Deseret News to recap the spring football story lines, focusing primarily on offensive coordinator Robert Anae's new offense (and his media sensibilities). We also dive into the QB and RB positions, and Brandon expresses some concerns about the defense.

Matt and Adam then hand out basketball postseason awards, singing the praises of Tyler HawsBrandon Davies, Josh Sharp, Matt Carlino and Bronson Kaufusi. They talk spring football by playing a game of Over/Under and by answering your #Tweetbag questions. They also briefly discuss Adam's ranking of Riley Nelson's 2012 season.


106: The (NIT) Final Four and Spring Football

Adam and Matt kick-off the podcast with a 15-minute MLB preview, including predicting all playoff teams, the World Series, the MVPs, and the Cy Young award winners. Don't like baseball? What's wrong with you?

It's then onto the NIT. What has gotten into the Cougars? A little Matt Carlino fever, that's what. The boys break down exactly what BYU needs to do to get past the Baylor Bears. Hint: It includes a heavy dose of one Mr. Brandon Davies.

And lastly, they talk about the spring football game and what we learned and didn't learn about the Cougars. And does it matter if Robert Anae gets along with the media?