Head football coach Bronco Mendenhall
, BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe, ESPN analyst and former BYU football player Trevor Matich and managing director of broadcasting Derek Marquis joined studio host Dave McCann to assess the upcoming season. BYU’s offensive and defensive coaching staff also took part in the broadcast.
Mendenhall and Holmoe talked with McCann to start the show and made three big BYU football announcements including the addition of a new opponent series against USC, outlooks for a future bowl game and an extension of Mendenhall’s coaching contract.
The new series against USC will start in 2019 with a home game against the Trojans, followed by two games at USC in 2021 and 2023. BYU is in negotiation with the Mountain West Conference to play in the 2015 Poinsettia Bowl, with Mendenhall guaranteed to be at the helm after receiving a renewal of his contract through 2016.
Mendenhall joined McCann one on one after the commercial break and discussed spring practices, player statuses, a new offensive coaching staff and BYU’s defensive prospects for the year.
BYU’s defensive staff next came out to talk with Mendenhall and McCann and discussed how they will replace former players such as Ziggy Ansah and Brandon Ogletree
and look to current players to fill those spots. Answers for the kicking game are on the way, while the staff hopes as a whole to produce more turnovers this upcoming season.
The new offensive staff was on tap next and each agreed that spring camp was a success and that the offensive players are starting to understand and adapt to the new coaching styles.
Matich and Marquis joined McCann to wrap up the show. Marquis announced the launch of a BYUtv Xbox 360 app as well as an Android app, and cited some progress in spreading BYUtv in HD to Dish and cable networks. The athletic department will also launch a daily national radio show dedicated to BYU sports on BYU Radio Sirius XM 143 starting in the fall.
The next broadcast will feature Coach LaVell Edwards and the BYU quarterback factory. Former BYU quarterbacks such as Ty Detmer, Robbie Bosco and Steve Young will join Edwards at 5 p.m. EDT on BYUtv.
For more information on broadcasts throughout the day, check out the schedule of events on the Media Day Central page.