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Podcast 135: Wrubell on what ails the Cougars

Greg Wrubell of KSL joins the podcast to mostly talk hoops. He chronicles the trouble of the losses to Portland and Gonzaga, and paints a fairly bleak picture about BYU's March hopes. But Greg's an optimist, and he still believes. Greg and Adam also talk about Eric Mika's freshman season, and the impact of Ammon Olsen leaving the football program.

Adam and Matt start off discussing the Super Bowl and making predictions. They also isolate the basketball team's biggest problem, and pick a player they think could make the most important impact in the back half of the conference schedule. They start their offseason football preview by talking about the QBs and who those QBs will be throwing the ball to.


134: Jason Franchuk on Carlino, Halford and Anae

Jason Franchuk of The Daily Herald joins us to talk primarily about hoops. He lays out Matt Carlino's recent resurgence, and what Skyler Halford brings to the Cougars. He also lays out BYU's tournament chances and a scenario that could get them there even without winning the WCC tournament. Adam also talks with Jason about football, including the lack of WR depth and Robert Anae's offense.


133: Gurney on recruiting and depth chart

In the 133rd episode of the No. 1 BYU podcast recorded in Minnesota, Brandon Gurney of the Deseret News returns to talk recruiting. Though signing day is likely to be uneventful, there is plenty to talk about, including how the depth chart at OL and WR will look in 2014. Brandon also offers his perspective on whether the lack of depth on the basketball team is new reality or just a temporary situation.

Adam and Matt then discuss the NFL playoffs and make their Super Bowl picks. Next, it's all about hoops. Can the Cougars rise into the NCAA tournament? And can only Tyler Haws take them there? And finally, the pro-Bronco and anti-Bronco camps are out in force on Twitter and CougarBoard. Which criticisms of Bronco are fair and which are not?