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Alex Kirry is here to breakdown all the football and basketball news you need from the BYU Cougars. Whether it's expansion talk in the Big 12, injury reports, quarterback drama or hoops hoopla, he's got you covered from the sports desk.

Alex Kirry is here to breakdown all the football and basketball news you need from the BYU Cougars. Whether it's expansion talk in the Big 12, injury reports, quarterback drama or hoops hoopla, he's got you covered from the sports desk.
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Salt Lake City, UT

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Alex Kirry is here to breakdown all the football and basketball news you need from the BYU Cougars. Whether it's expansion talk in the Big 12, injury reports, quarterback drama or hoops hoopla, he's got you covered from the sports desk.

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English


Episodes

Dave Rose interview and Inside Linebacker preview

7/19/2019
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Former BYU basketball head coach Dave Rose joined Mitch Harper to discuss his new role as head coach of Team Fredette for The Basketball Tournament next week on Thursday, July 25th at the Maverik Center (Tickets available at maverikcenter.com). Rose discussed TBT, his time at BYU, BYU Football, and his excitement to be a BYU Basketball fan. Also in this episode of the Cougar Tracks podcast, Mitch sizes up the inside linebacker position on the BYU football team. How and who will the Cougars...

Duration:00:47:29

Quarterback preview, AAC staying at 11 teams, Sol-Jay Maiava interview

7/17/2019
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A jampacked episode of the Cougar Tracks podcast on tap for Cougar Nation. Position previews roll along and in this episode, Mitch Harper sizes up the quarterback position. What's the latest on Zach Wilson's shoulder, expectations in camp, and how good will he be in 2019? Also, how will BYU use Jaren Hall (if at all) this season? The American Athletic Conference announced they are staying at 11 football members. What does this mean for BYU football moving forward? Finally, BYU QB commit...

Duration:00:47:39

Big 12 expansion isn't happening anytime soon; Outside Linebacker Preview

7/15/2019
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On this episode of the Cougar Tracks Podcast, Mitch Harper discusses Zach Wilson being named to the Maxwell Award Watch List. Also, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby addressed the media on Monday and emphatically shot down any possibility of expansion taking place in his conference. Is the Power Five dream dead for BYU? And finally, the position previews roll on. Mitch breaks down the outside linebacker unit heading into camp.

Duration:00:36:52

Wide Receivers Preview

7/12/2019
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Cougar Tracks podcast continues its position previews heading into Fall Camp. This episode takes a look at the BYU wide receivers. What's the latest with Neil Pau'u? How important is having a No. 1 wide receiver emerge? Break down Gunner Romney, Aleva Hifo, Talon Shumway, Dax Milne, and more on the Cougar Tracks Podcast hosted by KSL Sports personality Mitch Harper.

Duration:00:23:17

Defensive Ends preview and BYU Basketball's draw in the Maui Invitational

7/11/2019
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The Countdown to BYU Football Fall Camp rolls on with position previews on the Cougar Tracks podcast powered by KSL Sports. This episode Mitch Harper breaks down the defensive ends in the BYU football program. Who will replace Corbin Kaufusi? How big of a loss is Langi Tuifua? What can we expect from Devin Kaufusi and Zac Dawe? Also in this episode, BYU basketball received their draw in the Maui Invitational and former Men's Basketball assistant Lee Cummard is now coaching with Jeff...

Duration:00:36:12

Tight End position preview & Jimmer is headed to Greece

7/9/2019
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The position previews roll on here on the Cougar Tracks podcast powered by KSLsports.com. Mitch Harper broke down the tight end position. It's a group that has been injured quite a bit as of late, but all signs point to them being ready to go during fall camp. Matt Bushman, Moroni Laulu-Pututau, Hank Tuipulotu, Darius McFarland, Alema Pilimai, and more are discussed in the tight end preview. Also, Jimmer Fredette signed with Panathinaikos in Greece. A two-year contract. To break it down...

Duration:00:38:46

Interior Defensive Linemen Preview & Win Probabilities for BYU in 2019

7/8/2019
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The Cougar Tracks Podcast host Mitch Harper kicks off his BYU football positional previews heading into Fall Camp, which begins later this month. The first installment of the positional previews begins with interior defensive linemen. Mitch breaks down Khyiris Tonga, Bracken El-Bakri, Lorenzo Fauatea, and others. Also, Mitch breaks down the ESPN FPI Win Probabilities for BYU football in the 2019 season. The Cougars are projected to have a nice season according to the numbers.

Duration:00:29:09

Zach Wilson's relationship with Jeff Grimes; Five schools BYU should schedule

7/6/2019
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BYU football quarterback Zach Wilson shares insight into his relationship with BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes. Also, Jimmer Fredette leaves the Golden State Warriors Summer League team. Eric Mika's early success in the Summer League with the Kings. And finally, Mitch Harper shares the five schools he'd like to see BYU schedule in the future.

Duration:00:33:04

Kalani Sitake on a possible contract extension; Reflecting on BYU's Independence

7/3/2019
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Happy Independence Day! In honor of America's Independence, KSL Sports personality Mitch Harper reflects on BYU's Football Independence since 2011. Has it been successful for BYU? He breaks it down. Also, BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake discusses whether or not he has done enough to get a contract extension and his thoughts on the weapons for QB Zach Wilson this fall.

Duration:00:35:51

Lopini Katoa interview, AAC latest, Former Cougs in the NBA

6/28/2019
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On this episode of the Cougar Tracks podcast, KSL Sports personality Mitch Harper chats with BYU running back Lopini Katoa to discuss the high expectations on the youth in the program, goals for the season, and the Utah game. Staying with Katoa, who will be the starting running back for BYU in 2019? Harper sizes up the Running Back personnel for the Cougars this fall. Explaining the reason it's important BYU listens to the AAC and keeps that relationship healthy and the latest on AAC...

Duration:00:29:56

BYU-Notre Dame Series, Brett McMurphy interview, next realignment domino to drop

6/27/2019
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Cougar Tracks welcomes in Watch Stadium's Brett McMurphy to discuss realignment, BYU and the AAC, the money BYU could make as an Independent compared to a member of the AAC, and what will be the next domino to drop in conference realignment. Also, Notre Dame Athletic Director Jack Swarbrick gave hope that BYU could be facing off against the Irish soon. When will the game take place and where will it be? Finally, mailbag questions are answered. From comparisons for Zach Wilson to changes...

Duration:00:53:23

Deep dive on new football roster, Matt Bushman interview, Zach Wilson's "next step"

6/26/2019
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A new roster for the BYU football program was released. Cougar Tracks host Mitch Harper dived into the roster and broke down the new faces and names in the BYU football program and also the names that are gone. Along with roster analysis, Mitch caught up with BYU Tight End Matt Bushman discussing his role as a player-coach in spring football and how player ran practices are currently taking place. Also, what is BYU Quarterback Zach Wilson's "next step" that he is looking to accomplish in...

Duration:00:30:20

BYU and the AAC, P5 BYU should target, Tristen Hoge interview

6/25/2019
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BYU to the AAC? No, it's not just conversation during the boring months of summer. It's something to consider as UConn heads back to the Big East, who will the AAC add (if anyone) to fill the UConn football spot? Should it be BYU? Which Power Five conference should BYU target in the next wave of realignment? Catching up with BYU offensive lineman Tristen Hoge and Jimmer update! Jimmer is ready to be a splash bro with the Golden State Warriors.

Duration:00:32:14

Jeff Grimes talks Wide Receivers and his offense in 2019

6/21/2019
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BYU Offensive Coordinator Jeff Grimes discussed his wide receivers and offense in 2019 with KSL Sports' Mitch Harper. Also on this episode of the Cougar Tracks podcast:

Duration:00:37:03

Breaking News Podcast: WR Neil Pau'u Arrested

6/20/2019
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New emergency episode of the Cougar Tracks podcast powered by KSLsports.com. Mitch Harper dives into the arrest of BYU WR Neil Pau'u for suspicion of drunk driving. What's next for Pau'u and what's next for the BYU Football team? If Pau'u is unavailable this fall, who are some players that could fill Pau'u's shoes? All discussed here on the Cougar Tracks podcast.

Duration:00:08:30

Mark Pope discusses transfer portal and newcomers; mailbag Q&A

6/20/2019
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BYU head basketball coach Mark Pope joined Mitch Harper on the Cougar Tracks podcast powered by KSLsports.com. Pope discussed his roster, Yoeli Childs, transfer portal, and more. Also, Mitch rolls out his weekly mailbag segment and he also talks Matt Bushman and national recognition.

Duration:00:44:22

Media Day 2019 Recap, Ilaisa Tuiaki interview, hoops non-conference schedule

6/19/2019
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The 2019 BYU Football Media Day is in the rearview mirror. KSL Sports' Mitch Harper recapped what he saw at media day, discusses the ESPN contract, Depth Chart, and more. Also, an interview Mitch had with Ilaisa Tuiaki from Media Day discussing the depth in the BYU defense. And finally, breaking down the BYU Basketball non-conference schedule.

Duration:00:41:32

BYU Media Day Preview, Tyler Haws, & Four Football Commits

6/18/2019
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KSL's Mitch Harper previews BYU Football Media Day 2019. Storylines he's going to monitor at Media Day and also what he expects to come from the BYU Broadcasting building on Tuesday. Also, former BYU Basketball all-time leading scorer Tyler Haws joined the show to discuss his commitment to play for Team Fredette in The Basketball Tournament. He also shared memories of his time playing for Mark Pope. And finally, BYU football landed four commits over the past few days. Mitch breaks down...

Duration:00:39:58

Former ESPN VP Dave Brown discusses BYU's Independence

6/18/2019
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The P.T. Barnum of scheduling or College Football's matchmaker. Dave Brown has a lot of different titles that his peers have given him over the years and he's one of the most influential men in college football scheduling, but few know about him. He's the former Vice President of Programming at ESPN and now he oversees a football scheduling app called Gridiron. He was at ESPN when BYU transitioned into Independence and he shared his thoughts here on the Cougar Tracks podcast discussing...

Duration:00:26:42

Cougar Tracks is back!

6/17/2019
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The powerful Cougar Tracks brand on KSL is back and better than ever! KSL Sports' BYU Insider Mitch Harper opens lays out what you can expect from the new era of Cougar Tracks on KSLsports.com. Subscribe to Cougar Tracks on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts.

Duration:00:02:08