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Reynolds, Fangupo invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Feb 09, 2012 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 1:38 pm | Permalink

Offensive lineman Matt Reynolds and defensive lineman Hebron Fangupo have been invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine held Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis.

Over 300 players were invited to the combine and all 32 NFL teams will be represented by coaches and scouts to evaluate potential draft picks. In 2011, BYU did not have any players invited to the combine but had three in both 2010 and 2009.

Reynolds, a 6-foot-6, 305-pounder played and started all 52 games of his BYU career. After deciding to return for his senior season, Reynolds was named team captain for a second time and was awarded numerous preseason honors (Outland Trophy Watch List, Lombardi Award Candidate, Lowe's Senior Class Award Nominee). Reynolds finished the season on the Phil Steele All-Independent First Team, Yahoo! Sports All-Independent Team, FBS All-Independent Team and was invited to East-West Shrine Game.

Fans will remember one of Reynolds most recent plays from the 2011 Armed Forces Bowl. After losing his helmet blocking earlier in the play, an unprotected Reynolds ran after a Tulsa defensive lineman chasing quarterback Riley Nelson, pancaking him to the ground, springing Nelson to make a touchdown throw across the field to Cody Hoffman, helping BYU to a 24-21 victory.

The Provo native was also named a freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America,, College Football and Sports News. As a sophomore he was part of the College Football News All-Sophomore First Team and as a junior was named Phil Steele All-MWC First Team.

Fangupo, a 6-foot-1, 331-pound transfer from USC helped BYU to another 10-win season and was part of a No. 14 overall defense (312.9 yards allowed per game) and No. 19 in rushing yards allowed (112.08) ypg). Fangupo spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Trojans before deciding to come to BYU for his senior year where he made an immediate impact, playing in all 13 games and starting 10.

Known as the strongest player on the squad, Fangupo is also versitale enough to play both nose tackle and defensive end, where he spent most of the 2011 season. He totaled 26 tackles, including six tackles for loss, good for third-best on the team.

Fangupo was named to the Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team and was an FBS All-Independent Honorable Mention.

To see the full list of invitees for the 2012 Combine CLICK HERE.

Hoffman named potential breakout player by

Feb 09, 2012 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 12:56 pm | Permalink

After putting together an impressive sophomore campaign, wide receiver Cody Hoffman was recently recognized as No. 2 on's list of top five potential breakout players at the wide receiver position for the 2012 season.

The Crescent City, Calif. product finished the 2011 season with 61 receptions for 943 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the team in all major receiving categories. The article focuses on Hoffman's big-play ability, noting that in 2011 he had high marks in yards per reception (15.2), receptions per game (5.0), yards per attempt (10.1), vertical yards per attempt (12.1), which is productivity on passes thrown 11 or more yards downfield.

Hoffman recorded five games of 100 yards or more and caught multiple touchdowns in three games. He also set BYU single-season records in the return game, returning 36 kicks for 879 yards, including a 93-yard return for a touchdown.

To read more of's article featuring Hoffman and other standout wide receivers CLICK HERE.

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL Newsradio - 2/7/12

Feb 08, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 9:17 am | Permalink

Listen to the ninth episode of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' on KSL Newsradio. Assistant coach Mark Pope filled in for Coach Rose for episode nine.

Pope and Greg Wrubell discussed how Pope ended up at BYU, last week's games and the week ahead. Redshirt Ian Harward was this week's guest and Pope also answered questions from the fans.

Click here to listen to the show.

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL 5 TV - 2/5/12

Feb 07, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: February 16, 2012 10:25 am | Permalink

Episdoe 8 of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' aired on KSL 5 TV on Sunday, Feb. 5. Watch the episode below or click here to watch on

Signing Day Recap

Feb 01, 2012 - Posted by Jordan Christiansen at 8:13 pm | Updated: February 2, 2012 4:28 pm | Permalink

BYU football and head coach Bronco Mendenhall finished a celebratory day today after welcoming 17 recruits to the Cougar program.

Coaches began the morning excited as fax after fax came in with each member of the 2012 class. As each recruit came in, Joe DuPaix, recruiting coordinator and running backs coach, taped the player's picture on the wall of the football offices as Mendenhall offered each a congratulatory phone call.

Later, Cougar Club members met in the Cougar Room at Edwards Stadium and via online video as Mendenhall reviewed the football program's accomplishments, then spoke on each recruit and missionaries returning to the team this season. DuPaix then expounded on each recruit before taking questions from the audience.

Meanwhile, Mendenhall next participated in a press conference with members of the media at the BYU Broadcast Building which was streamed live (and is available for on demand viewing) at

Ending the day, coaches Mendenhall and DuPaix, director of athletics Tom Holmoe, current players Riley Nelson and Brett Thompson and former Cougars and NFL players Chris Hoke (via phone), Bryan Kehl and David Nixon all gathered at the Broadcast Building to record interviews for a BYUtv Signing Day special.

Mendenhall and DuPaix described each player in detail, with a few personal insights such as Matt Hadley's mother serving great meals and Micah Hannemann's surfing expertise.

"It's a great day to celebrate this class and we're really excited about it," DuPaix said.

Coming on the show with a shorter head of hair ("I'm not a one-trick pony," Nelson said), the senior quarterback talked about the 2011 season and what it was like returning back to football from a mission, something Thompson is attempting to do after returning from the Kentucky Louisville Mission one month ago. Thompson last played in 2009 when he caught six receptions for 95 yards in 12 games.

Click here to watch a replay of the Signing Day Special.

Players will continue to lifting and conditioning with spring practice beginning March 5.   

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL Newsradio - 1/31/12

Feb 01, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:00 am | Updated: February 3, 2012 8:06 pm | Permalink

Listen to the eighth episode of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' on KSL Newsradio.

Rose and Greg Wrubell discussed last week's games and the upcoming conference battles with No. 24 Gonzaga and Portland. Assistant coach Tim LaComb was this week's guest and Rose also answered questions from the fans.

Click here to listen to the show.

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL 5 TV - 1/29/12

Jan 30, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 9:45 am | Permalink

Episdoe 7 of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' aired on KSL 5 TV on Sunday, Jan. 29. Watch the episode below or click here to watch on

BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose on KSL Newsradio - 1/26/12

Jan 27, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:18 pm | Permalink

Listen to the seventh episode of 'BYU Basketball with Head Coach Dave Rose' on KSL Newsradio.

Rose and Greg Wrubell discussed the team's win at Virginia Tech and the upcoming conference battle with nationally ranked Saint Mary's. Freshman big man Nate Austin was this week's guest and Rose also answered questions from the fans.

Click here to listen to the show.

Head-to-Head: BYU vs. Saint Mary's

Jan 27, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 4:12 pm | Permalink

Check out how BYU's projected starters matchup with Saint Mary's projected starters. BYU takes on Saint Mary's on Sautday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. MST on ESPNU and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM. This is the second matchup of the season between the two teams as the Gaels defeated the Cougars 98-82 in Moraga, Calif., on Dec. 29.

(18-5, 6-2) BYU's Probable Starters Saint Mary's Probable Staters (20-2, 9-0)
Rpg Ppg Wt Ht Name Name Ht Wt Ppg Rpg
3.5 12.2 175 6-2 Matt Carlino Jorden Page 6-1 180 8.5 1.2
4.1 8.7 210 6-6 Brock Zylstra Matthew Dellavedova 6-4 190 15.7 3.0
6.2 11.3 215 6-5 Charles Abouo Stephen Holt 6-4 195 10.8 4.9
5.5 17.7 230 6-8 Noah Hartsock Rob Jones 6-6 240 14.3 10.9
8.0 14.3 235 6-9 Brandon Davies Brad Waldow 6-9 250 7.6 4.1

Suits and Sneakers Weekend

Jan 27, 2012 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 12:43 pm | Updated: January 27, 2012 12:44 pm | Permalink

BYU’s basketball staff will wear sneakers during Saturday’s game against Saint Mary’s in the Marriott Center to support the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits & Sneakers weekend. See the press release below from the American Cancer Society for more information on the Suits & Sneakers weekend.

Coaches vs. Cancer Suits & Sneakers Weekend Set for January 27-29

Healthy eating, staying active a slam-dunk for basketball coaches in the fight against cancer

ATLANTA - Nearly 4000 head and assistant basketball coaches across the U.S. are expected to swap their loafers for sneakers during the 9th annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits & Sneakers weekend on January 27-29, 2012 --- an effort to bring awareness to the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

“We are excited that basketball coaches nationwide are joining in the fight against this deadly disease,” said Cynthia M. LeBlanc Ed.D, the volunteer board chair of the American Cancer Society. “Coaches are truly influential celebrities within their communities; they can reach fans and share important information about reducing the risk of cancer by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices.”

Both high school and college basketball coaches will lace up their sneakers to spotlight the fact that cancer remains a major health concern and everyone can take daily steps to reduce their risk of the disease.

At least half of all new cancer cases can be either prevented or detected earlier by screening.  According to the most recent Cancer Facts & Figures, in 2011 an estimated 171,600 preventable cancer deaths were caused by tobacco use, and scientific evidence suggests about a third of the more than 570,000 cancer deaths that occurred last year were related to overweight, obesity, physical inactivity and poor nutrition.  Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk for developing a number of cancers, including certain breast, colon, endometrium, kidney and pancreatic cancers.

Wearing sneakers is much more than a fashion statement; it’s visual reminder from the coaches that prevention is key when it comes to blocking cancer before it takes center court in our lives. “This is so much more important than just a game,” says St. Joseph head coach, Phil Martelli, the 2011-2012 chair of the Coaches vs. Cancer 23-member council. “This is a matter of life and death, and by participating coaches have a chance to make a real impact.”

Coaches vs. Cancer is a collaborative initiative of the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), empowering coaches, their teams and local communities to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Click here for more information.