Football Media Day

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. 

BYUtv broadcast 15 hours of football programming during the day, including three hours of new programming and two live shows. Both live shows were simulcast on WatchESPN and ESPN3. Additional live programming was available on BYUtvsports.com (four hours), BYU Radio/Sirius XM satellite radio (five hours), KSL Newsradio (three hours) and local sports talk radio stations (combined 12 hours) from Utah.

Athletic director Tom Holmoe made three announcements during the opening show, "The State of the Program." Holmoe announced a three-game football series with USC for 2019, 2021 and 2023, starting with a game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in September 2019. Holmoe also announced a two-year agreement with the Poinsettia Bowl, the first in 2015 and a second to be determined. The big news of the day was an announcement of an extension to head coach Bronco Mendenhall’s contract through the 2016 season.

Immediately following "The State of the Program," BYUtv debuted an hour-long special titled "TrueBlue: 2013 Football Preview," featuring several players including Kyle Van Noy, Taysom Hill, Jamaal Williams, Cody Hoffman and others.

Live broadcasts concluded with "LaVell Edwards and the BYU Quarterback Factory," hosted by Dave McCann. BYU legends LaVell Edwards, Steve Young, Gary Sheide, Gifford Nielsen, Marc Wilson and Robbie Bosco were in studio for the show. Ty Detmer and Steve Sarkisian participated via live satellite feeds, while Jim McMahon, who was not available to join the show live, contributed through special prerecorded segments.

Between the live shows, the players and coaches were interviewed in breakout sessions by local and national TV, radio and print reporters.

Four hours of live online video chats, including a Spanish chat, were available throughout the day on BYUtvsports.com. Chats were conducted with current coaches and players, former players, ESPN personnel, BYU administration and local media. Follow the links below to view the webchats:

If you missed any of the live broadcasts, visit BYUtvsports.com for rebroadcast and video streaming information. You can also see the YouTube videos and blog posts posted on BYUcougars.com below: