In this week’s episode, Matt and I break down arguments about the sustainability of football independence, and yes, we say again just how stupid it would be to re-join the Mountain West Conference in football. Also on the show: the Grimes effect, more Zach Wilson, and keeping Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference.
The debate about BYU basketball being mediocre rages on Twitter and CougarBoard, and Matt and I jump in to determine the Cougars really are mediocre or something a little better. Then we dive into spring football, discussing Zach Kotoa’s emergence at running back, the plethora of tight ends, and whether Zach Wilson might be the 2018 starting quarterback. Also on the show: Boston accents, March Madness and what effect Heath Schroyer’s departure will have on the basketball team.
BYU is back in the NIT, and Matt and I aren’t really excited, though making fun of Stanford is always fun. What happens to BYU men’s basketball if Gonzaga bolts for the MWC or another conference? We discuss. Also on the show: QBs are the story of spring ball, men’s volleyball is rolling, and we make our Final Four predictions.
Matt and I are excited about spring football, and we talk about early thoughts after two days of practice. Of course, the big news right now is hoops. We talk about the exciting win over SMC followed by the disappointment against the Gonzaga juggernaut. Also on the show: casting the Ziggy movie and Fred Warner is fast.
The WCC Tournament kicks off this weekend, and Matt and I preview the whole deal. Spoiler alert: Gonzaga and St. Mary’s will likely take it all. We also discuss next season’s prospects for men’s basketball and why 2018-19 might be the year the Cougars break into the WCC top 2. Also on the show: spring football storylines, men’s volleyball has an awesome comeback, and Ziggy is about to be very rich.
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.