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...and JT talks about keeping Olympic hopes alive.
First things first, though, and that means more pre-practice trivia.
Yesterday's question was answered correctly at 8:13am by "minam." Only 4 teams have more wins than BYU (22-4)over the last two seasons: Boise State (23-3), Ohio State (23-3), Hawaii (23-4) and LSU (23-4).
USC and West Virginia are also 22-4, with Florida (22-5) and Oklahoma (22-6) also recording 22 wins over 2 seasons.
Which opponent was the last to score a touchdown on its opening possession against BYU?
Click "Post a comment" to submit your response--the answer coming up tomorrow.
BYU's Jonathan Tavernari gave the following comments after Brazil's 89-69 loss to Greece at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament yesterday in Athens (translation from Portuguese courtesy of yours truly):
"Greece has a very balanced team and today the moment belonged all to them. We didn't come here thinking we would lose, and we had a chance to win. Now, it's over, but we still have to face Germany. With a day of rest, the coaching staff will get our team ready to play. Each game is just one game, and the mistakes we made will help us to learn not to repeat them. The Germans have a very different style, because the bigger teams run less, and for that reason, we have to bank on our speed."
Brazil plays Germany in the "win or go home" quarterfinals at 10:30am MT tomorrow.
Word is Brazil's head coach Moncho Monsalve would like Tavernari to shoot the ball more frequently, but Tavernari has been somewhat hesitant--in 35 minutes of play in Athens, JT is 1/5 from the field (0/2 from the arc).
By the way, I found out why Rafael Araujo played only three minutes in the loss to Greece: food poisoning. He was actually taken from the arena to an area hospital by ambulance. His status is day-to-day.