The 2011 BYU football media day is upon us. Months after announcing their football independence, the BYU football program is prepared for its first ever independent media day. We caught up with Greg Wrubell, the voice of the Cougars for KSL Radio, and Kurt Kragthorpe of the Salt Lake Tribune just before the first live show.
“The events today will give us as the media a chance to see where BYU is now compared with where they were when the made the independence announcement a few months ago. The media will see why this was the right move for the school and the fans will get a chance to see what they have to look forward to over the next few years,” Wrubell said.
Kragthorpe is attending his first media day. He is looking forward to find out more about BYU going forward and how prepared the team is for independence.
“I actually never attended a Mountain West Conference media day, so I am so glad BYU is hosting its own event. I hope to find out how independence is different and what will change without a conference championship on the line.”
Exposure is the key for the BYU program on this first annual media day. For national and local media alike, media day will serve as a barometer of the newest independent program in the NCAA.
“I think BYU facilities and the way everything has been presented thus far justifies the decision to go independent,” Wrubell said. “It is hard not to be encouraged about the future just based on how things have come together thus far.”
BYU football media day will begin at 9:00 am MT with the BYU Football 2011 Live Show featuring head coach Bronco Mendenhall and athletic director Tom Holmoe, among others. Stay tuned to BYUtv and byucougars.com for complete coverage of BYU football throughout the day.