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Saturday, June 24, 2017

BYU to wear patch to honor coaching icon LaVell Edwards

Former BYU head football coach LaVell Edwards passed away on December 29, 2016. By that time, BYU had already completed its 2016 football season, so in 2017 Brigham Young Cougars football will honor the man who made BYU football what it is today by wearing a patch for the entire season.

BYU to honor three former players and retire number 6

The third and final major announcement at BYU Football Media Day was that the football program is finally retiring the number six. The number is being retired in honor of three Brigham Young Cougars: Marc Wilson, Robbie Bosco, and Luke Staley.

Friday, June 23, 2017

ESPN to continue broadcasting BYU football through 2019

There were three big announcements at the BYU Football Media Day. The first one involved the television contract between BYU and ESPN.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

BYU Football: Did you know? (NCAA record for most passing yards in a single season)

When BYU head coach LaVell Edwards made the commitment to throw the football, it eventually led to Brigham Young Cougars quarterbacks rewriting the NCAA record book. It reached a point where Cougar signal callers held virtually every passing record. One in particular that BYU quarterbacks dominated was the record for most passing yards in a single season.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bronco Mendenhall to Oregon State? How about an NFL gig?

Over the last few months, there has been a lot of talk and debate about Brigham Young Cougars head football coach Bronco Mendenhall. Should he be BYU's coach next year, the year after? Would he be a good candidate for the Michigan job? Nebraska? An opening at his alma mater Oregon State has just opened up, and Mendenhall was quickly listed as a candidate.

With all this speculation and opining about Mendenhall's future swirling, I have given some though to it and wonder if the best move for him would be to the NFL.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kyle Van Noy: The Game Changer

It has been over a month since the Detroit Lions selected Kyle Van Noy in the second round of the NFL draft. That has given Lions fans a fair amount of time to get familiar with Van Noy. The 2014 football season is still three months away, so why not keep learning about Van Noy, both the player and the man? A new book does just that.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

BYU turns over turnover battle

Every week there’s something for a football team to improve. For quite some time, the Brigham Young Cougars have needed to improve the turnover margin in big games. Against Boise State they did just that.

Monday, October 28, 2013

BYU Football Game 8 Statistical Milestones (2013)

Tracking the accomplishments of the Brigham Young Cougars football team each game during the season. Below are the season and career milestones, as well as new career highs, reached by BYU football players during the Boise State game. At the end there is a list of players who are approaching a milestone and should appear on the list next week or the week after.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

BYU vs. Boise State: Game Changing Plays

The Brigham Young Cougars offense was impressive in its route of Boise State Friday night, but it was the BYU defense that made the game changing plays. There were three of them to be exact--two turnovers and one big fourth down stop.

BYU vs. Boise State: 5 Story Lines Revisited

The Brigham Young Cougars earned a major 37-20 win over the Boise State Broncos last night. It is time to revisit the five story lines that BLUE COUGAR FOOTBALL provided before the game.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

BYU vs. Boise State: 5 Story lines to follow

The Brigham Young Cougars will face the Boise State Broncos Friday night. It is one of the most anticipated games of the season. As such, there are some great story lines to follow.

Friday, June 28, 2013

BYU Football Top 10 One Hit Wonders: #1 - Jay Miller

Editor's Note: Just as in years past, a list of honorable mention players is included at the end. 

Coaches like LaVell Edwards, Dewey Warren, and Doug Scovil get their fair share of credit for the Brigham Young Cougars becoming the greatest passing attack in college football. Quarterbacks Virgil Carter, Gary Sheide, and Gifford Nielsen also get the credit they deserve. One player who doesn't get the credit he deserves is wide receiver Jay Miller.