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Media Day 2011: Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 2:13 pm | Updated: July 12, 2011 4:32 pm | Permalink

Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer took a minute to talk with Athletic Communications between Football Media Day sessions.

Detmer, who played for the Cougars from 1987-1991, said he enjoys coming back to BYU.

“I always enjoy coming back and getting to see old friends and friendly faces,” Detmer said. “The facilities just keep getting better and better. The broadcast building is great. It’s really impressive what’s going on here. I think everyone is real excited about the future.”

Media Day 2011: Interview with Lane Olson

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 1:46 pm | Permalink

 cameras caught up with Lane Olson, Football Video Coordinator, to talk about Media Day.

Media Day 2011: Romney Fuga

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Taylor Wilson at 1:39 pm | Permalink

Romney Fuga, a senior defensive lineman for BYU, has never experienced the organized chaos of media day. Fuga is excited about the prospect of media day and independence bringing more national attention to the Cougars. 

Media Day 2011: Tom Holmoe on Media Day

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 1:34 pm | Permalink

 

In between sessions, BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe gave Athletic Communications an inside view of his thoughts on media day.

“Media day is going great,” Holmoe said. “This is something we’ve never done before so it’s uncharted waters. For a guy like me, I just got to show up and talk. But for BYUtv and Athletic Communications this has been a lot of work and so far things are going really well.”

Media Day 2011: Jordan Pendleton

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Taylor Wilson at 1:24 pm | Permalink

BYU senior linebacker Jordan Pendleton allowed the BYU Athletic Communications staff sit down with him during a morning breakout session at the 2011 BYU football media day. Pendleton looks forward to the exposure BYU will get during the 2011 season. 

MediaDay 2011: Interview with Bronco's Secretary, Carey Hoki

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 1:17 pm | Permalink

BYU cameras caught up with Carey Hoki, Bronco Mendenhall's personal assistant, to talk about BYU Football and Media Day

Media Day 2011: Holmoe on Mendenhall's Contract Extension

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Steven McCall at 1:08 pm | Updated: July 12, 2011 3:49 pm | Permalink

Bronco Mendenhall announced during the live State of the Program show on BYUtv that he has signed a three-year contract extension. Here is what BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe had to say about extending Mendenhall's deal.

Media Day 2011: Matt Reynolds

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Taylor Wilson at 1:07 pm | Permalink

During the first print breakout session at the 2011 BYU football media day, BYU Athletic Communications had a few minutes to sit down and talk with senior offensive lineman Matt Reynolds. Reynolds has been part of the BYU program for four years and is intrigued by the changes that independence is bringing to the program. 

Media Day 2011: Fun with Trevor Matich

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 12:55 pm | Permalink

BYU Marketing goes behind the scenes with Trevor Matich

 

Media Day 2011: Ty Detmer Live Chat

Football Blog | Jul 12, 2011 - Posted by Steven McCall at 12:50 pm | Permalink

Jarom Jordan or BYUtv hsa conducted live chats with several athletes, coaches and legends during Media Day. The chats can be viewed live online at BYUtv.org. Here is a clip from Jarom's interview with Ty Detmer, BYU's Heisman Trophy winner.