Cougar Beat podcast: Meet JUCO transfer Mory Bamba from BYU's loaded cornerback room

Cougar Beat podcast: Meet JUCO transfer Mory Bamba from BYU's loaded cornerback room



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PROVO β€” Mory Bamba had never seen a cornerback room quite like the one he encountered in his first few days at BYU.

Sure, the Wisconsin native had only been a part of two other cornerback rooms, both in junior college, and was still learning the position. But the depth of that room was unlike anything he'd ever seen, looking up to Vanderbilt transfer Gabe Jeudy-Lally and Oregon State transfer Kaleb Hayes.

And that's exactly what he wanted when he committed to the Cougars.

"I've been trying to be around the team as much as I can, specifically Kaleb and Gabe, and the other DBs to get up to pace," Bamba said during Episode Zero of The Cougar Beat podcast in partnership with Coug Connect. "They've been attacking me every day, and the defense has its battles. But that's the competition we want, especially with the tough schedule we have this year."

Bamba arrived in Provo just over a week ago, and quickly embedded himself in fall camp. After graduating promptly from Tyler Junior College, taking as many as four classes per month to get to Provo before the start of classes in September, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior from Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, wanted to waste no time getting to know his new home.

Listen to Bamba's experience in his first week at BYU, as well as his goals for the 2022 BYU football season and thoughts on the rest of the cornerbacks on this week's podcast wit Jeudy-Lally and Hayes below. You can also subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.

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A proud graduate of Syracuse University, Sean Walker has covered BYU for KSL.com since 2015, while also mixing in prep sports, education, and anything else his editors assign him to do.

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