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Van Noy, Hoffman headline fifteen Cougars receiving preseason honors

Jul 10, 2013 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson at 5:58 pm | Updated: July 11, 2013 8:52 am | Permalink

BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy and wide receiver Cody Hoffman were both named to the Preseason All-America Teams by College Sports Madness. Van Noy was named to the first team while Hoffman earned second-team honors.

Van Noy and Hoffman were also named the College Sports Madness Independent Preseason All-Conference Defensive and Offensive Players of the Year, respectively.

BYU Football Media Day 2013

Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 5:37 pm | Updated: July 9, 2013 12:57 pm | Permalink

BYU football welcomed more than 70 members of the media to the BYU Broadcasting Building Wednesday for the third annual BYU Football Media Day.

More than a dozen football student-athletes, all 10 coaches, BYU administrators, legendary coach LaVell Edwards and some of BYU's all-time great quarterbacks were on hand. Among those attending from media organizations were CBSSports.com’s Dennis Dodd, ESPN college football analyst Ed Cunningham, ESPN college football analyst and former Cougar Trevor Matich and ESPN executive Dave Brown. 

LaVell Edwards memories

Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by McKay Perry at 5:30 pm | Permalink
During the BYU Football Media Day LaVell Edwards joined us for some discussion on the quarterback legacy.  We caught a glimpse of his personality and the rapport he had with his players.  So here is a one-liner and a few stories from the day:
On Ty Detmer:

Ryker Mathews ready to lead

Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 5:19 pm | Updated: July 6, 2013 4:36 pm | Permalink

BYU’s offensive lineman Ryker Mathews is ready to be a young leader for his teammates. Although he’s coming back from double-hip surgery, he’s almost at full strength and is ready to take on the challenge of leading.

“It’s going to be a challenge,” Mathews said. “You've got to lead by example and hold people accountable, and it’s hard to do that when you’re a young player, but I think I’ll be able to step in and do what I need to do.”

Jamaal Williams ready for an even better year

Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 5:16 pm | Permalink

Running back Jamaal Williams is entering his sophomore season after a successful freshman year. He came in for interviews with a pink hat and rated his freshman season a 9.5 out of 10. Though it may be a season tough to beat, Williams still looks to improve his game.

“Better blocking,” he said when asked how he can top his freshman season. “Take more pride into it. This year, I’m more excited to block than to run.”

Kaneakua Friel’s view on tight ends

Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 5:12 pm | Permalink

Senior tight end Kaneakua Friel sees the tight end position evolving and adapting. Friel tries to improve himself day by day and to meet the demands of whatever is being asked.

“Definitely we’re evolving as a group,” he said. “When I came back from my mission, two seasons ago, the level that we, as a tight end group, were playing then has far advanced this past season.”

Spencer Hadley expects better things

Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 5:09 pm | Permalink

Senior linebacker Spencer Hadley is coming back from surgery on his left shoulder and said he has no limitations and is at 100 percent. When asked whether he was going to keep his mustache, he replied, “We’re a package deal, the mustache and I.”

BYU’s defense was ranked one of the highest in all categories, and Hadley doesn’t expect anything less this season.

Q&A with Michael Alisa

Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by Jamie Morris at 5:00 pm | Permalink
What does it mean to you to be a senior this year?
“I look in the mirror and I’m just like, ‘You’re a senior on the Brigh

Q&A with Jordan Johnson

Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by McKay Perry at 4:54 pm | Updated: July 13, 2013 1:03 pm | Permalink
Are you the fastest guy on the team?
I’m one of them.  I can tell you that.
Who’s the funniest guy on the team?
Trent Trammel.  He’s like a jokester.  He’s always getting after guys.  Hands down, the funniest guy.
What are you

BYU Quarterback Factory quotes

Jun 26, 2013 - Posted by at 4:41 pm | Updated: June 26, 2013 4:50 pm | Permalink

Ty Detmer

On why he picked BYU: "The stability of the program. I knew I could go there and Coach would be there the whole time. He's just a great man. He made the football office feel like home. We could go in and hang out and sit around and wait for class or wait for meetings, and we were always welcome in there." 

Robbie Bosco

"I wasn't sure how good we were going to be, because we had a lot of young players.