Tuesday was the first look at the 2015-16 BYU men's basketball team. Head coach Dave Rose has only five players returning from last year's team. BYU will also try to replace Tyler Haws, the school's all-time leading scorer.
A mix of athletic, highly touted newcomers like former Lone Peak scoring sensation Nick Emery and veterans Kyle Collinsworth and Chase Fischer have the BYU men's basketball team excited for another season in the WCC.
A college football season has its ebbs and flows, an BYU knows that after narrowly missing a huge opportunity to beat UCLA last Saturday. Fortunately for the Cougars, they have a chance to make amends when they travel to play Michigan.
BYU suffered its first setback of the year, falling at UCLA 24-23. Normally, for teams outside of a Power 5 conference, a loss can virtually end any hope of making a big bowl game. However, Bronco Mendenhall remains confident his team can be special.
A highly anticipated schedule coming into the season has lived up to the hype over the first two weeks. BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae said, "The first two games have been the most fun in both my coaching and playing career."
BYU has its fair share of proven commodities on the field this season, but it also has a unique mix of newcomers on the field. The right combination of the two variables will determine success or failure this season.