The Blue and the Red

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The Cougars got back to work this morning with their first "Arizona" practice in an extended "game week" routine.


Bronco Mendenhall is planning on the following notable individuals participating on the "prep" teams this season (these players should be considered projected redshirts):

Offense: RB J.J. DiLuigi (foot surgery, should be available mid-season), QB Jason Munns, WR Ryan Kessman, TE Kaneakua Friel, TE Matt Shirley, OL Manaaki Vaitai, OL Matt Reynolds, WR Jordan Smith.

Defense: DL David Angilau, DL Matt Putnam, DB Brannon Brooks, DB Gary Nagy, DB Blake Morgan, LB Tom Steele, DL Steven Fendry (transfer), DL Spencer Wolfley.


In addition, the following players may contribute on special teams or may appear elsewhere on a depth chart, but could assist the "prep" teams during practice:

DB Jordan Pendleton, DB Steven Thomas, DB G Pittman, LB Tyler Beck.


WR Matt Allen was running routes but not using his injured hand to catch balls. The training staff will be fitting his broken finger with a rubberized cast by next week, and then will see how he responds in practice. Matt is a "game day decision" for the season opener.


The players have voted, and Bronco will soon announce which four Cougars have been chosen by their teammates to serve as captains this season. Last year, BYU had only two captains: John Beck and Cameron Jensen.


Broadcast News: go to every Monday morning at 10:00am for live coverage of Bronco Mendenhall's Weekly Press Conference. Click on "Radio, then "Click Here to Listen Live to KSL Newsradio," then scroll down to click on the "X-Stream" link for live, uninterrupted and unanchored podium audio from Legends Grille. The press conference will then be available for podcast or download shortly thereafter. You may also try linking directly to the Press Conference link from the "BYU Sports Menu."


The BYU Basketball team wrapped up its overseas trip with a perfect 5-0 record. The Cougars concluded their preseason playing tour with an 86-61 win over AS Monaco tonight. BYU outscored Monaco 50-18 after halftime! Sam Burgess led BYU with 22 points on 10 of 12 shooting. Trent Plaisted missed the finale with a sprained ankle.


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