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BYU redshirt freshman TE Joe Tukuafu will miss the remainder of spring practice while rehabbing from a broken right hand.

Tukuafu (6'4/275) broke his hand in practice earlier this week and has since undergone surgery. He's currently sporting a cast on the wounded paw. It's currently unknown when the redshirt freshman will be healthy enough to resume football activities, but he's exceedingly unlikely to push past starter Matt Bushman on the depth chart once he's returned to the fray.
Mar 23 - 6:22 PM

BYU redshirt senior WR Beau Tanner (ankle) sat out Thursday's practice.

He watched the proceedings from a sideline table with an ice wrap around his left ankle. Tanner posted a 12-135-1 line as a junior last year.
Mar 18 - 1:21 PM

BYU QB Kody Wilstead has been asked for his release and will transfer from the program.

WIlstead signed with BYU in 2015, but then took an LDS mission to Argentina for two years. The 6-foot-6, 223-pound signal-caller will have to sit out one year at least if he transfers to an FBS school.
Mar 12 - 3:08 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares BYU LB Fred Warner to free agent LB Alani Fua.

Warner was one of the few bright spots for BYU in 2017, making 87 tackles with nine of them going for a loss. Zierlein notes that the 6-foot-3, 227-pound linebacker is fluid and excels in space, but that his motor comes off as inconsistent, and that he'll need to be more physical as a tackler. Warner had a solid NFL Scouting Combine, and likely comes off the board early on Day 3 at this point.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 11 - 2:42 PM

Hawaii redshirt senior WR Dylan Collie transferred to BYU as a graduate.

Collie (5'10/175) had been deciding between a move to either BYU or Vanderbilt. The Cougars make for a familiar choice, here, as he actually initially signed on with the program out of high school in 2012 before later transferring to the islands. This past season with Hawaii, Collie grabbed 56 passes for 636 yards and a quartet of touchdowns. He figures to make an immediate impact at BYU as a graduate transfer. The team could use all the offensive help it can get after finishing as one of the nation's worst units for the 2017 season.
Mar 10 - 12:20 PM

BYU senior QB Tanner Mangum (Achilles) will be limited to begin spring practices.

Mangum underwent surgery to repair his Achilles in November and was limited to just eight games in a disappointing season for the Cougars. He is the most likely signal-caller to start for BYU to begin the season, but he will face competition from a handful of quarterbacks; including Beau Hodge and Zach Wilson.
Mar 5 - 4:05 PM

Hawaii redshirt senior WR Dylan Collie will transfer to either BYU or Vanderbilt.

Collie had actually signed with BYU out of high school before transferring to Hawaii after completing a Mormon mission, so a move to the Cougars would bring his story full circle. The 5-foot-10, 175-pounder finished the 2017 season having caught 56 passes for 636 yards and four touchdowns. He ended up leading the Warriors in receptions. Collie has already visited both BYU and Vanderbilt and will be eligible to play immediately in 2018 as a graduate transfer once he determines his final collegiate stop.
Feb 1 - 1:23 PM

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

Hawaii redshirt senior WR Dylan Collie will transfer.

Collie (5'10/175) -- who initially inked with BYU in 2012 prior to transferring over to Hawaii following his Mormon mission -- stepped up to lead Hawaii in receptions this past season, helping to fill in the offensive void left behind after big-dog WR John Ursua was lost for the season in mid-October due to a torn ACL. He ended the campaign the owner of a 56-636-4 receiving line. Collie is on track to graduate from Hawaii in May.
Jan 17 - 4:30 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


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