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NFL draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah was continuously impressed with BYU LB Fred Warner during Senior Bowl practice.

BYU was awful in 2017, but it wasn't Warner's fault; as the linebacker registered 87 tackles with nine of them for loss. "I continue to be impressed by Warner," writes Jeremiah. For a guy who's 6-foot-3 1/2 and 235 pounds, "I thought he changed directions really well. He has some versality -- he could play inside or he could stand up outside. He's a good athlete." Warner's ability to get to the football should make him an easy player to watch in the Senior Bowl on Saturday.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 26 - 8:48 PM

BYU LB coach Steve Kaufusi is stepping down.

Kaufusi has been a borderline institution on the BYU coaching staff, coaching defensive lineman from 2002-2016, and coaching linebackers at 2017. The school said that he's resigning to pursue other unspecified interests. Ed Lamb will replace Kaufusi as the linebackers coach, with newly hired Preston Hadley taking Lamb's place as the new safety coach.
Jan 19 - 11:07 PM

BYU hired former Utah OC Aaron Roderick to serve as passing-game coordinator.

Roderick was let go by the Utes last December following a 10-year run on staff at the program. The last two years of that Utah stint saw him working at offensive coordinator. He did not coach during the past season.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 07:41:00 PM

BYU RB coach Reno Mahe has stepped down from his position on staff.

Mahe was brought on staff at BYU in 2016. That was his first coaching job at any level. He carved out a four-year career in the NFL with the Eagles before retiring after the 2007 season.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 06:02:00 PM

Brigham Young is hiring LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes as their new offensive coordinator.

Grimes will replace Ty Detmer, who was fired after the season after just one year. Grimes has been the line coach at LSU for the past four years, and reportedly will stay with the Tigers through the Citrus Bowl against Notre Dame. He coached the Cougars offensive line from 2004-2006, and has also coached at Arizona State and Colorado.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 12:19:00 PM

BYU senior LB Fred Warner accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.

Warner (6'3/230) registered 87 tackles (9.0 for loss), a sack, an interception and a forced fumble for BYU's hapless squad this season. Prior to the start of the season, nfldraftscout.com's Rob Rang described the Cougar linebacker as "a physical striker who wraps his arms for the secure tackle and possesses the agility and length to harass the quarterback in coverage or on the rush." He could potentially sway his way into the Day 2 conversation with a strong evaluating process.
Source: AL.com
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 10:45:00 PM

BYU relieved Ty Detmer of his offensive coordinator duties.

Detmer hasn't been fired, at least not yet. He remains under contract and could be shifted to a different assignment or position. Either way, his ouster as OC was expected and warranted. The Cougars ranked No. 119 in total offense and No. 124 in scoring offense this season.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 01:50:00 PM

BYU junior RB Squally Canada rushed 17 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 30-20 win at Hawaii.

The junior was bottled up last week against Massachusetts, but he has averaged 4.4 yards per carry or better in each of his past five outings while totaling five touchdowns. He wraps up his season with 710 rushing yards and six touchdowns overall.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 01:26:00 AM

BYU freshman Joe Critchlow threw for 257 yards and a touchdown with four picks on 21-for-45 passing in a 16-10 loss to UMass on Saturday.

A significant portion of this yardage is a bit misleading, as it came on a long drive with the Cougars trailing 16-3. The touchdown also came on that drive, a seven-yarder to freshman tight end Matt Bushman. Outside of that drive, Critchlow looked lost, and like a player that wouldn't be on the field if not for the injuries BYU has suffered at the position. BYU will look to avoid a 10-loss season next week when they travel to Hawaii.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 06:19:00 PM

BYU sophomore RB KJ Hall (undisclosed) is expected to be available for Saturday's game against UMass.

Hall (5'9/175) will be returning from a two-game absence. He'll serve as added depth behind Squally Canada and Ula Tolutau in Saturday's contest, but shouldn't be expected to see major carries.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 02:28:00 PM

BYU freshman QB Joe Critchlow will start on Saturday against UMass.

Critchlow (6'4/190) started last Friday's game against UNLV and performed admirably in his first collegiate start, completing 63 percent of his passes and throwing for a touchdown with no interceptions. BYU has struggled for almost all of the 2017 season, but Critchlow offers some upside for the 2018 season.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 06:27:00 PM

BYU redshirt sophomore QB Beau Hoge (toe) was ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Hoge injured his big toe and suffered a concussion against Utah State in late September. He returned only to aggravate the toe injury against Fresno State earlier this month. On the year, Hoge went 19-of-39 passing for 257 yards and a 2/3 TD/INT ratio.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 04:40:00 PM

BYU junior RB Squally Canada rushed for 213 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries in the school's 31-21 win over UNLV on Friday.

It was a career day for the ball carrier, almost matching his entire output for the 2016 season. In fact, his largest total for the 2017 season prior to Friday was 98 yards. As a team, BYU carried the ball 42 times.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 10:34:00 AM

BYU redshirt sophomore QB Beau Hoge (undisclosed) has been ruled out for Friday's game against UNLV.

With Hoge dealing with his injury concern and Tanner Mangum (Achilles) out for the year, the Cougars will roll with Joe Critchlow in what will be the true freshman's first collegiate start. There is no current timetable for Hoge's return to action.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 10:28:00 PM

BYU freshman QB Joe Critchlow will start Friday's game against UNLV.

Critchlow (6'4/190) was a ways off of seeing starting action at the beginning of the season, but with Tanner Mangum's season now over due to an Achilles injury and Beau Hoge sitting out on Friday due to an undisclosed injury, the true freshman will have his first taste of extended action versus UNLV. In limited opportunities this season, Critchlow has completed 6-of-11 passes for 59 yards. Kody Wilstead will serve as his backup in this one.
Fri, Nov 10, 2017 10:24:00 PM


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