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Media Day 2011: Behind the Scenes with BYU Athletic Communications

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Ashlyn Hewlett at 5:48 pm | Updated: August 2, 2011 11:32 am | Permalink

With the completion of 2011 BYU Football Media Day, we went behind the scenes with members of the Athletic Communications staff to talk about Media Day and the preparation that went into making this day a success.

Duff Tittle, associate athletic director for communications, talks about how the idea of Media Day came about.

Media Day 2011: Nick Howell Video

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 5:44 pm | Permalink

Assistant football coach Nick Howell discussed Media Day and the upcoming football season.

Media Day 2011: Scott Leykam Video

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 5:42 pm | Permalink

West Coast Conference associate commissioner Scott Leykam discussed the addition of BYU to the West Coast Conference.

Media Day 2011: Vance Law Video

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 5:40 pm | Permalink

Vance Law discussed BYU's move to the West Coast Conference at BYU Football Media Day on Tuesday.

Media Day 2011: Heaps on ESPNU College Football Podcast

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 5:26 pm | Permalink

Jake Heaps had a busy day at BYU Football Media Day. He conducted interviews with the local media, appeared on KSL Newsradio and several other stations and was a guest on the live BYUtv show Legend's Roundtable. He also found time to make an appearance on ESPNU's College Football Podcast. Take a few minutes to listen.

Media Day 2011: Vance Law

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 4:52 pm | Updated: July 12, 2011 5:20 pm | Permalink

During the Football Media Day afternoon breakout session, BYU baseball coach Vance Law shared his excitement as a BYU football fan with Athletic Communications.

“As a BYU football fan, I’m excited because I have a chance to watch them every week on Saturdays, just like our fan base around the country,” Law said. “It will be a great thing to be able to watch that and I wish them the best of luck.”

Just as many others, Law was in awe with the new broadcast building.

Media Day 2011: West Coast Conference Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Ashlyn Hewlett at 4:52 pm | Updated: August 3, 2011 8:34 am | Permalink

In conjunction with the BYU football team going independent, most Olympic sports will be joining the West Coast Conference.  To answer questions about the conference and how BYU will fit in, Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich was in attendance at Media Day to answer the media's questions during the print breakout session.

The question arose about BYU's facilities being bigger than most of those in the WCC, but Zaninovich noted that the small facility sizes don't diminish the competition brought by the schools in the conference.

Media Day 2011: Ty Detmer Interview

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 4:41 pm | Permalink

BYU Cameras caught up with former BYU Quarterback Ty Detmer and talked about BYU Football.

Media Day 2011: Justin Sorensen

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Taylor Wilson at 4:24 pm | Updated: October 10, 2011 3:05 pm | Permalink

BYU kicker Justin Sorensen returned from his mission early in 2011 and is ready to compete for the Cougars during the upcoming season. The 2011 season will be his first competition in over two years and the added excitement of football independence has Sorensen anxiously awaiting early September. 

Media Day 2011: Brandon Doman Interview

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 4:24 pm | Permalink

BYU cameras went behind the scenes to capture some footage from BYU Offensive Coordinator, Brandon Doman's Spanish Webchat.