BYU defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi is entering his 11th season with the Cougars and hopes to see the best of his son, Bronson Kaufusi, this upcoming season.
“He’s excited,” Kaufusi said. “He feels like he’s in great shape, he’s stronger, he’s bigger, understands the scheme a lot better, so he’s excited to get going. He says, ‘Dad, I’m ready.’”
Bronson joined the BYU men’s basketball team during the 2012-13 season and as a result, got into better shape and can now “run like a deer.” Despite worries about injuries during the basketball season, Kaufusi allowed his son to make his own decisions.
Bronson even made a name for himself with his football nature on the basketball court and Kaufusi teased him about it as well.
“I’d tell him his job is to go in there and foul out,” Kaufusi joked. “I said, ‘Look, (Gonzaga) has a guy who’s supposed to be all that, well put him on the ground when you get a chance.’”
Aside from being excited about Bronson, Kaufusi is also grateful to be able to work at BYU with a calling as a bishop as well.
“I pinch myself everyday and ask myself, ‘Do I work here?’” Kaufusi said. “Sometimes we forget to smell the roses and look around a little bit and enjoy the blessings that we have working at a place like this.”