Cameron Muh | Posted: 22 Jun 2022 | Updated: 6 Jul 2022

BYU Football Media Day 2022 Recap

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Tom Holmoe and Kalani Sitake at 2022 Media Day: State of the Program
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Payton Wilgar, Keenan Pili and D'Lo Mandell at 2022 Media Day: State of the Program Dave McCann and Jaren Hall at 2022 Media Day: State of the Program Kalani Sitake on BYU Sports Nation at 2022 Media Day Tom Holmoe on BYU Sports Nation at 2022 Media Day Coach Tuiaki on BYU Sports Nation at 2022 Media Day

PROVO, Utah — BYU football hosted its final media day of the Independence era on Wednesday at the BYU Broadcasting Building, giving the media and fans a preview of the upcoming season. The all-day event also featured an examination of the program's independence years from 2011 to 2022. 

BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe, vice president Keith Vorkink, head coach Kalani Sitake, the entire football coaching staff, 32 players from the 2022 squad, dozens of athletic department and campus employees and more than 100 special guests attended 2022 BYU Football Media Day along with more than 60 media members.

Complementing hours of breakout media interview sessions, Media Day also provided Cougar fans and college football enthusiasts alike the opportunity to learn more about BYU's 2022 team and the upcoming season thanks to a full day of BYU football programming on BYUtv, BYU Radio and other news outlets, including four hours of live TV shows simulcast on ESPN3.

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Media Day Video Links
Media Day Quotes
Media Day Twitter Highlights
Radio Interviews from BYU Radio — Sirius XM 143
Radio Interviews from KSL Sports Zone Network
Radio Interviews from ESPN 960
Radio Interview from ESPN 700
Radio Interview from SIC'EM 365 Radio

The broadcast day began with State of the Program live on BYUtv and ESPN3. BYUtv's Dave McCann discussed the status of the team and expectations for the 2022 season with BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe, head coach Kalani Sitake, members of the coaching staff and players from both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

BYUtv provided coverage throughout the day that included a two-hour special episode of BYU Sports Nation in the morning and nearly three hours of live web chats during the afternoon. Following BYU Sports Nation, Greg Wrubell hosted a special two-hour broadcast of Behind the Mic on BYU Radio with interviews live from media day. 

The live premiere of BYU Football: The Independence Era on BYUtv and ESPN3 debuted at 2:30 p.m. The program featured interviews with coaches, players and media members past to present while examining the Cougars’ successes in the last 11 seasons as an Independent. 

BYU Football Media Day also offered coverage on social media and online with many outlets publishing content. The event had multiple topics that trended on Twitter throughout the day.

The Cougars begin the 2022 season on the road, traveling to Tampa for a matchup with South Florida at Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. PDT on ESPNU.