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BYU bye week roundup

BYU bye week roundup

By Andrew Devey, Contributor | Posted - Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:38 a.m.

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BYU took some time off this last week and had some surprising announcements at ESPN's Andrea Adelson gives the nation a break down of what Mendenhall had to say about the situation in Monday's press conference.

Meanwhile Idaho is coming off of their first win in seven games and head coach Robb Akey said in his weekly press conference that his team is looking to keep that momentum.

"I'd like to think the spark that has been ignited will give us some momentum," Akey said. "Our offensive line did a nice job of battling through and finishing blocks. Our running backs did a nice job and made some good cuts and made some things happen. We've worked very hard in the last several ballgames to be able to build off of this."

The Cougars aren't the only team excited about their TV deal with ESPN. Nick Jezlerny of the Idaho Statesman reports that the Vandals are looking forward to playing on ESPN for the first time this year.

"It's always good to be seen," Akey said. "Our players are going to be excited about it. It's a great opportunity for us to showcase the type of football team we are capable of being."

Some Cougar fans are hoping to see some seldom used players get playing time in the next two games. Many feel that these players that could make an instant impact if given the opportunity. Brett Richins of highlights five Cougars that he would like to see on the field.

Mendenhall brought the Band of Brothers motto to the BYU football when he was named head coach back in 2005. Some players have taken that to heart, as there are at least 23 players with close family connections on this year's team. The Editor from Blue Cougar Football dug deep to research some of the family links that exists on the Cougars team this year.

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