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Media Day 2011: Getting Ready for Media Day with JJ Di Luigi

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 7:11 pm | Updated: July 11, 2011 7:25 pm | Permalink

In preparation for media day, senior running back JJ Di Luigi shared what he's been up to this summer.

"I'm doing some cool projects with BYU marketing right now," Di Luigi said. "One is putting together all the tailgates for the student all-sports pass holders. We'll have a tailgate for the Utah game and some different sporting events."

Di Luigi, who is use to being on the other end of marketing, said his summer experience has changed how he's going to handle things in the future.

"I answer my phone a lot more now when I see marketing numbers and communications numbers," Di Luigi said with a laugh. "Where usually I let them go to voicemail and then call them back. Now, I've experienced that and think, 'Dang, never again.' I'm going to answer all the calls."

Di Luigi is looking forward to being a part of media day, a first for him, but ultimately has his sights set on the season. 

"I'm excited to get in the studio, I've never seen it," Di Luigi said. "It's pretty sweet and really nice in the broadcast building. I'm excited about the new experience but it makes me more excited for the season. I wish we were putting on the pads tomorrow." 

Check out Football Media Day Central tomorrow for more interviews with JJ Di Luigi and other players, coaches and legends. 

Media Day 2011: Interview with Trevor Matich

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 7:09 pm | Updated: July 11, 2011 7:26 pm | Permalink

ESPN's Trevor Matich spoke with BYUcougars.com about Media Day, BYU's Independence and playing for the 1984 National Championship team.

Media Day 2011: Interview with Dave Broberg, Director of Creative Services for Athletics

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 6:50 pm | Updated: July 11, 2011 7:27 pm | Permalink

Dave Broberg, director of creative services for the athletic department, discusses his role in Media Day.

Media Day 2011: Interview with Quarterback Jake Heaps

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 6:41 pm | Updated: July 11, 2011 7:28 pm | Permalink

Jake Heaps spoke with BYUcougars.com about Media Day, advice from Trevor Matich and his best memories from last season.

Media Day 2011: Interview with BYUtv's Steven Enfield

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 6:27 pm | Updated: July 11, 2011 10:19 pm | Permalink

Steven Enfield of BYUtv discusses building the sets for the live shows on BYUtv and what it will take to switch sets between the 9 a.m. MT show and the 1 p.m. MT show on Tuesday.

Media Day 2011: Interview with Linebacker Uona Kaveinga

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 6:06 pm | Updated: July 11, 2011 10:20 pm | Permalink

BYUcougars.com interviews linebacker Uona Kaveinga on Monday during his preparations for Media Day.

Media Day 2011: BYU Broadcasting Building Tour

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 5:59 pm | Updated: July 11, 2011 10:21 pm | Permalink

BYUtv's Robbie Bullough took BYUcougars.com on a tour of the BYU Broadcasting Building, the home of 2011 Football Media Day.

Media Day 2011: Getting Ready for Media Day - A Photo Diary Part 2

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 5:56 pm | Updated: July 11, 2011 10:22 pm | Permalink

BYU photographers Mark Philbrick and Jaren Wilkey snapped some photos in the BYU Broadcast Building on Monday. Check out the what they saw and everything that is going on to get ready for Football Media Day.

BYU Media Day 2011

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Ashlyn Hewlett at 5:15 pm | Updated: July 12, 2011 8:01 am | Permalink

As the BYU football team begins their journey as an independent, the athletic program will encounter a lot of firsts this season.  Among these firsts is the 2011 BYU Football Media Day on Tuesday, July 12, 2011.

The Media Day will feature events such as live chats in both English and Spanish with current BYU football players, True Blue Football Previews and a Legends Roundtable featuring Ty Detmer, Steve Young and LaVell Edwards.

Throughout the day, we will be taking you behind the scenes of the different interviews and programs and also keeping you updated on what was said, seen and who is in attendance.

More coverage of the 2011 BYU Football Media Day can be found at byucougars.com

Media Day 2011: Interview with Mikel Minor

Jul 11, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 5:13 pm | Updated: July 11, 2011 10:23 pm | Permalink

BYUcougars.com caught up with Mikel Minor, the coordinating producer for BYU Football Media Day. Check out what he had to say about getting ready for Media Day.