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Vids to get ready for BYU and Utah football, a monster dunk and Wall takes a kid to school

Vids to get ready for BYU and Utah football, a monster dunk and Wall takes a kid to school

By John Clyde | Posted - Aug. 29, 2012 at 12:42 p.m.



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SALT LAKE CITY/PROVO — Football season is just about 24 hours away and we cannot wait. It's been much too long since we saw our teams take the field and training camps just can't satisfy you like the thrill of game day can. So, while this may be the longest day of the year here are a couple of videos to hopefully keep you sane for a little while longer.

The first is a video from BYUTV's True Blue. In this segment host and KSL TV anchor Dave McCann talks with BYU Athletics Director of Marketing and Promotions David Almodova about what's new for fans this year.

Almodova talks about the new areas for tailgating, but the stuff that's really impressive are the new additions to LaVell Edwards Stadium. New video boards and LED banners should add a fun new element to the BYU home games.

For the Utah fan the second video is a "State of the Utes" with Athletic Director Chris Hill. In the video Hill talks about the beloved drum and feather logo and what fans can do to make sure the Utes hold on to the treasured symbol.

"The State of the Utes" is actually an ongoing segment with Dr. Hill where he will answer your questions.

I know that didn't exactly whet the appetite of you football fanatics, but at least it's something.

Wicked Dunk

Paul George of the Indiana Pacers threw down a pretty mean dunk at the 2012 Dunk Contest, but he did it while wearing glow sticks with the lights off. So, no one saw it. Well, George made up for it at the Nike Festival of Sport in Shanghai.

George brought the crowd to its knees when he threw down a 360-through-the-legs-windmill dunk. Yes, that is a whole bunch of hyphens because he did a whole bunch of stuff.

The place went crazy when he completed the slam on his second attempt.

John Wall Takes High Schooler to Class

Wizards guard John Wall stopped by a recruitment camp in his home town when a highly recruited high school player started talking trash. Wall had finally had enough and decided to take Tyrek Coger one-on-one.

Coger looks like a solid player and seems to hold his own for a bit, but not only does the video not show the entire game, it also seems that Wall isn't giving it his all. Regardless, Coger was finally put in his place when 6'4" Wall threw down a dunk over him. Coger is 6'8".

Afterwards Coger is a bit more humble and says the game was "a learning experience."

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