Former BYU head coach LaVell Edwards and quarterbacks Gary Sheide, Gifford Nielsen, Marc Wilson, Robbie Bosco, and Steve Young joined Dave McCann in studio for a BYU quarterback special. Also joining via satellite were Ty Detmer and Steve Sarkisian. Jim McMahon joined in through prerecorded segments.
Six of BYU’s seven hall of fame quarterbacks were included in the broadcast.
Sheide, Nielsen, Wilson, and Bosco each came out with Edwards to start the show and reminisced about their experiences with coach Edwards.
Sheide went to visit BYU with an urging from his mom, who had never heard of BYU, but who loved LaVell Edwards. Bosco saw Edwards as a father figure and cited him for helping to make BYU a comfortable place for him.
Ty Detmer took part in the conversation from Austin, Texas, and said that Edwards provided a sense of stability and created such a tradition of good quarterbacks at BYU which helped influence his decision to attend BYU. Edwards joked that Detmer “kept him employed.”
Each quarterback was able to talk about their memories of each other and how each one influenced the other in coming to BYU or improving their game.
Steve Young joined the panel and said that coach Edwards saw something in himself that he didn’t see.
Steve Sarkisian joined the broadcast from Seattle and talked about how coach Edwards influenced his own coaching career at the University of Washington. Sarkisian also reminisced about his senior season where the team went 14-1.
The quarterbacks and coach Edwards were able to talk about Bosco and the 1984 undefeated season that led to BYU’s first and only national football championship.
The quarterbacks closed the show with their favorite BYU football memory. Coach Edwards was also able to think about his many fond memories of BYU football and of course could not forget beating Utah during his first year at BYU.
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