Cougar Sports Saturday (BYU)

Cougar Sports Saturday is BYU sports talk by Cougar fans, for Cougar fans. Listen every Saturday from 12-3 p.m. MT as Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte go in-depth on the important news and topics you care about in BYU athletics.  It's all on the legacy home of the BYU Cougars, KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM and on KSLsports.com

Episodes

  • May 26, 2022

    100 Days Till BYU Football Returns

    BYU Football in 2020 kicks off in 100 days.

    Cougar Sports Saturday hosts Matt Baiamonte and Mitch Harper discuss what has them intrigued going into Kalani Sitake's seventh year as the head coach.

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  • May 21, 2022

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights May 21st

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on May 21, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss Tennessee's buyout of the 2023 game in Provo and how BYU will fill that season opener. They also react the NCAA decision that could change the structure of the new Big 12 and NIL drama between Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher. Mitch and Matt also discuss the hire of Amber Whiting as the new women's basketball coach and are joined by Braedon Moore, the newest commit to the men's basketball team. 

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  • May 21, 2022

    BYU Basketball Secures Commitment From Braedon Moore

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte update the status of BYU basketball's roster, who last weekend secured a commitment from Donda Academy's Braedon Moore. Moore joins the show to discuss his commitment to BYU and his time at Kanye West's basketball academy. 

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  • May 21, 2022

    BYU Hires Amber Whiting As New Women's Basketball Coach

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the news of BYU's hire of Amber Whiting as the new women's basketball coach. After over 20 years as the head coach, Jeff Judkins retired after the 21-22 season. The guys discuss the hire of Whiting and how she can help guide the program into the Big 12. 

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  • May 21, 2022

    Top 5: Favorite Moments From The 2021 BYU Football Season

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte look back at the 2021 football season in the Top 5. The guys share the Top 5 moments from last season, which saw BYU win double-digit games for the 2nd year in a row. The guys discuss the opener in Las Vegas to the win over Utah. 

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  • May 21, 2022

    Return Missionaries That Could Impact BYU Football In 2022

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte look at some of BYU's newcomers in 2022 and the return missionaries that could make the biggest impact. The guys discuss players like Bodie Schoonover, Tate Romney and Devin Downing. 

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  • May 21, 2022

    What Needs To Change About NIL In College Athletics

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue the discussion about NIL and its future in college athletics. In the wake of the Saban/Fisher drama, the guys talk about NIL collectives, the impact of NIL in recruiting and what needs to change moving forward. 

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  • May 21, 2022

    Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher Beef Over NIL Accusations

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to drama between Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher. Saban made comments about the Aggies, saying they used the new NIL leniency to pay all their recruits last year and earn the #1 recruiting class. Fisher responded passionately and the guys react to the wild west of NIL in college athletics. 

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  • May 21, 2022

    NCAA Paves Way For Big 12 To Stay Away From Divisions

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the news around an NCAA ruling that has conference already adapting their formats. With conferences more able to determine their own champions, the Pac-12 and Mountain West have already adjusted their conference structure. The guys discuss whether the Big 12 should do the same. 

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  • May 21, 2022

    Who Should BYU Add To 2023 Schedule?

    With the season opener against Tennessee off the schedule, Mitch and Matt discuss who BYU should add to replace the game. The guys discuss options like adding another Power 5 opponent, turning to a Group of 5 team or even an FCS foe. 

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  • May 21, 2022

    Tennessee Buyout Leaves BYU With Open Game On 2023 Schedule

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show reacting to the news that Tennessee has replaced a road game against BYU in 2023 with a neutral site game against Virginia. The Vols announced this week they will buyout BYU for that game and it leaves the Cougars with a need in Week 1 of the 2023 season. 

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  • May 14, 2022

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights May 14th

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on May 14th, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to news of the future of the BYU-Utah State series and discuss the SEC commissioner's comments about the College Football Playoff. They also update BYU basketball's movement in the transfer portal. Mitch and Matt discuss Kyle Van Noy's comments about the football program this week while also speaking with current BYU players Kingsley Suamataia and Masen Wake. 

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  • May 14, 2022

    Masen Wake Loves BYU Football Culture

    BYU fullback Masen Wake joins Mitch Harper to discuss his spring and work towards next season. Wake, who is recovering from an injury, talks about his love for Kalani Sitake and the team atmosphere. Wake is set to have a big season in 2022. 

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  • May 14, 2022

    Kyle Van Noy Has High Praise For Kalani Sitake & BYU Football

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss some comments by former Cougar Kyle Van Noy this week. Van Noy had high praise for Kalani Sitake and the program he has built. The guys also discuss his issues with the school and honor code policy. 

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  • May 14, 2022

    Top 5: Moments Between BYU & Utah State

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte look back at the history of BYU and Utah State in the Top 5. The guys look at the best moments between the Cougars and Aggies over the years, as the future series goes on pause. 

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  • May 14, 2022

    Kingsley Suamataia Came To BYU For Family

    Mitch Harper sits down with Kingsley Suamataia, one of the newest BYU Cougars. Suamataia transferred to BYU from Oregon and will be a foundational piece on the offensive line. He says he loves the competition and is excited to suit up for the Cougars. 

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  • May 14, 2022

    SEC Commissioner Prefers 4-team College Football Playoff

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss some news around the world of college football. The SEC commissioner said this week he is "ok" with staying at four teams in the college football playoff. The guys discuss what it could mean for BYU and the Big 12 if the playoff did stay at just four teams.

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  • May 14, 2022

    Antoine Davis Chooses Detroit Over BYU With New NIL Deal

    Mitch Harper and Mat Baiamonte discuss the status of BYU basketball's roster in 2022. The Cougars picked up a commitment from Rudi Williams last week but missed out on Antione Davis on Monday. The guys discuss the decision from Davis and where it leaves BYU now. 

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  • May 14, 2022

    The Future of BYU vs Utah

    With the news about Utah State, Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the future of the series against Utah. Utah is one the schedule from 2024-28 and the guys share their thoughts on this series. Mitch and Matt discuss the desire to play new teams, fun non-conference matchups, and how beneficial it is to continue the series. 

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  • May 14, 2022

    BYU Cancels Future Games Against Utah State Beyond 2022

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show talking BYU football schedules and news about the future series against Utah State. BYU will face the Aggies at home in 2022 and the schools announced future games on the schedule will be cancelled. The guys discuss the future of the series and if they want to see this matchup continue regularly. 

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  • May 7, 2022

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights May 7th

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on May 7, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the news of Rudi Williams' commitment to BYU basketball and Williams joins the show to discuss his decision. The guys look ahead at who else the Cougars will be hoping to add in the transfer portal. Mitch and Matt also discuss the Big 12 in 2023, divisions in the conference and the new teams joining in 2023. The guys breakdown the new support staff hires made by BYU Football earlier this week. 

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  • May 7, 2022

    Kalani Sitake Expresses Concern Over Big Money NIL Deals

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss comment's from BYU head coach Kalani Sitake about NIL earlier this week. In an interview with Big 12 Today on Sirius XM, Sitake expressed concern about the wave of NIL deals with six-figure payouts for college athletes. 

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  • May 7, 2022

    BYU Adds Eight New Positions To Football Support Staff

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down the support staff hires that were announced by BYU Football earlier this week. BYU announced eight new positions being filled by people inside the program as well as some new faces. The guys discuss the additions and how BYU is building towards the Big 12. 

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  • May 7, 2022

    Top 5: BYU's Highest Rated QB Recruits

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the highest rated QB recruits that BYU has picked up in the last 20 years. BYU received a commit from 2023 three-star QB Ryder Burton this week. The list includes players like Tanner Mangum and current BYU QB Jacob Conover. 

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  • May 7, 2022

    Which New Team Will Have The Biggest Impact In The Big 12 In 2023?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss which new team in the Big 12 will be the most competitive in year one. Cincinnati, Houston and UCF will be joining the Big 12 in 2023 alongside BYU, although it was reported this week that the exit fee for each school could be around $20 million. That puts BYU in a good position to enter the Big 12 as the most ready to compete. 

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  • May 7, 2022

    The Plan For The New Big 12 Continues To Unfold

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss BYU in the Big 12 and some of the news coming out in regard to the new conference. An NCAA proposal would remove restrictions on conference title games, and that proposal has put the division split of the Big 12 on pause. The guys discuss what the conference needs to do moving forward, should they keep divisions and how the schedule should look like in 2023. 

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  • May 7, 2022

    Rudi Williams On His Decision To Join BYU Basketball

    The latest BYU Cougar Rudi Williams joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss his commitment to BYU. Williams says he loves the family environment at BYU and his relationship with coach Mark Pope. He says he was looking for a program to show his talents and play on a bigger stage, after entering the transfer portal from Coastal Carolina. 

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  • May 7, 2022

    BYU Basketball Finally Adds A Transfer, What's Next For The Cougars?

    BYU secured a transfer in guard Rudi Williams, but they still have three open scholarship spots. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss what's next for BYU, as they look to continue to add talent in the transfer portal. The guys discuss the imminent commitment from Detroit guard Antoine Davis and who else Mark Pope and his staff is looking at. 

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  • May 7, 2022

    Coastal Carolina Guard Rudi Williams Commits To BYU

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start the show reacting to the news that Coastal Carolina guard Rudi Williams has committed to BYU. Williams, a grad transfer who also played at Kansas State, fills one of the holes in the backcourt for the Cougars in 2022. The guys discuss his fit with the team, praising his improved three-point shooting, and what type of impact they expect to see from him next season. 

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  • April 30, 2022

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights April 30th

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on April 30, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk NFL Draft as Tyler Allgeier was selected in the 5th round by the Atlanta Falcons. KSL Sports insider Kyle Ireland joins to discuss the fit for Allgeier. The guys also discuss some offseason hype around BYU Football as a 'dark horse' CFP candidate. They also discuss the state of BYU basketball's roster. 

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  • April 30, 2022

    Best BYU Draft Prospects in 2023

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the NFL draft and who will be the top prospects next year. The guys mention players like Jaren Hall, Blake Freeland and Puka Nacua as some of the players with the highest draft upside. 

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  • April 30, 2022

    Kyle Ireland On Tyler Allgeier's Fit With Atlanta

    KSL Sports locals in the NFL insider Kyle Ireland joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss the NFL Draft. Tyler Allgeier was drafted in the 5th round by the Atlanta Falcons, and Ireland says it was a perfect fit. 

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  • April 30, 2022

    Top 5: BYU In The AP Poll Top 10

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the last five times BYU appeared in the Top 10 of the AP Poll. Earlier in the week, BYU was mentioned as a dark horse candidate for the college football playoffs. The guys look at the history of BYU at the top of college football rankings.

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  • April 30, 2022

    The NIL Era of College Sports Off To A Rocky Start

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss some recent news around NIL and how it's affecting the sport. Miami basketball recently acquired a transfer player by securing him a six figure NIL deal. There's rumors that Pitt WR Jordan Addison will be transferring to USC on the heels of a lucrative NIL deal. The guys discuss the state of NIL in college sports.

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  • April 30, 2022

    BYU Basketball Remains Active In Transfer Portal

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss BYU basketball and the status of their roster currently. BYU lost Gavin Baxter to Utah this week as well as missing out on four-star recruit Frederick King. Seneca Knight also entered the transfer portal this week. 

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  • April 30, 2022

    BYU Drops USC From Schedule In 2023

    BYU Football continues to work out their future schedules and dropped a future game this week against USC in 2023. The four games remaining are Tennessee, Arkansas, Utah State and SUU. The guys discuss the future schedule and who BYU should keep on their first schedule in the Big 12. 

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  • April 30, 2022

    BYU Listed As "Dark Horse" College Football Playoff Candidate

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss a recent ESPN article that had BYU listed among College Football Playoff candidates. The Cougars are returning a lot of production from last year's team and have the type of schedule that would warrant attention with an undefeated or 11-1 season. The guys discuss how realistic that is for BYU.

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  • April 30, 2022

    Tyler Allgeier Joins The Atlanta Falcons In The 5th Round

    Tyler Allgeier, BYU's best draft prospect in 2022, was selected in the 5th round by the Atlanta Falcons and Mitch and Matt react to the news. The Falcons are a good fit for Allgeier, who don't have a clear RB1 and play a zone-running scheme. 

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  • April 30, 2022

    Tyler Allgeier Still On The Board At The Start Of The 5th Round

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show talking about Tyler Allgeier and the NFL Draft. Allgeier wasn't selected in the first four rounds of the draft and the guys take a look at some of the best fits for the former walk-on. Without gaudy testing numbers or standout athleticism, Allgeier is slipping as teams undervalue his production on the field. 

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  • April 23, 2022

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights April 23rd

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on April 23, 2022. Mitch Harper breaks down a wild week for BYU basketball, as more players entered the transfer portal. Caleb Lohner is headed to Baylor and the guys discuss if the Bears are emerging as BYU's future Big 12 rival. Brandon Goble of Verbal Commits joins to talk about Gideon George, his draft process and decision to return to BYU. The guys also look ahead at the NFL Draft and who BYU will see selected next week. 

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  • April 23, 2022

    Tyler Allgeier Expected To Be Selected Next Week In The NFL Draft

    Mitch Harper and Dallen Graff discuss the NFL Draft and the projections for RB Tyler Allgeier. On most draft boards, Allgeier is projected to be a 4th round selection. Mitch and Dallen break down his best fits in the NFL and where he can succeed most. 

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  • April 23, 2022

    Top 5: BYU-NFL Draft Trivia

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper for the weekly Top 5. With the NFL Draft coming up next weekend, Mitch has the challenge of some BYU-NFL Draft trivia. Mitch and Dallen look at the history of BYU in the NFL Draft.

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  • April 23, 2022

    Brandon Goble on Gideon George's Entry Into Transfer Portal, NBA Workouts

    Brandon Goble, of Verbal Commits and JUCO Advocate, joins Mitch Harper to discuss the moves by BYU forward Gideon George. George announced weeks ago that he would be enter the NBA Draft process, to receive feedback from NBA teams. After officially entering the transfer portal and announcing his return to Provo last week, Goble discusses those decisions. He says with his final year of eligibility, George wanted to return to BYU with the fan support and growth he'd already had. 

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  • April 23, 2022

    Will Baylor Be BYU's Main Rival In The Big 12?

    Mitch Harper looks ahead at the Big 12 and who could emerge as BYU's biggest rival. With the addition of Caleb Lohner in the transfer portal, Baylor adds yet another connection to BYU. With last year's matchup on the Brazos and this year's Big 12 teaser at LES, will the Baylor Bears emerge as the Cougars biggest rival in the conference?

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  • April 23, 2022

    How Will BYU Basketball Fill Departures Through The Transfer Portal?

    Mitch Harper discusses the transfer portal and how BYU will attack the portal to fill needs this offseason. As the Cougars have had many players enter the portal, they will need to add a few players as transfers. Antoine Davis, one of the most prolific scorers in college basketball, will visit BYU next week and a four-star recruit Frederick King is currently visit Provo. 

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  • April 23, 2022

    What's Going On With BYU Basketball?

    Mitch Harper starts off the breaking down another crazy week for BYU basketball. More players entered the transfer portal, as Caleb Lohner, Gideon George and Gavin Baxter put their names into the portal. George has already announced his return to BYU, while Lohner is headed to Baylor. Mitch reacts to the news and talks about what's next for the Cougars. 

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  • April 17, 2022

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights April 16th

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on April 16, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to a wild week for BYU coaches. The guys discuss the impact of losing coaches in baseball and women's basketball and also the loss of men's basketball assistant coach Chris Burgess. Mitch and Matt also look ahead at BYU Football's future schedules. 

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  • April 17, 2022

    Future BYU Football Schedules Continue To Develop

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the future games of BYU football's schedule, which continue to develop. A 2025 contest against Minnesota was removed from the schedule, leaving four games left on the 2025 schedule. The Big 12 conference has yet to determine whether they will play 8 or 9 conference games in the new expanded conference. 

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  • April 17, 2022

    Wild Week For BYU Coaches

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss a wild week for BYU coaches. Longtime BYU baseball coach Mike Littlewood resigned and women's basketball coach Jeff Judkins announced his retirement this week. Men's basketball lost an assistant coach as Chris Burgess left for an assistant job at Utah. The guys discuss the abrupt coach openings and how BYU should fill those holes. 

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  • April 9, 2022

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights April 9th

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on April 9, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the news of Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby stepping down and discuss the future of the conference, including possible conference expansion. The guys also recap BYU Spring Football and chat with quarterback Jaren Hall. Mitch and Matt also speak with Alex Kirry about BYU's quarterbacks in the NFL and discuss BYU hoops work in the transfer portal. 

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  • April 9, 2022

    BYU Basketball Transfer Portal Update

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the status of BYU basketball in the transfer portal. Hunter Erickson, Nate Hansen and Jeremy DowDell have all entered the transfer portal, with Gideon George declaring for the NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility. BYU is in the Top 6 for JUCO guard Sean East and the Top 3 for Isaac Johnson, a big man from Oregon and brother of Spencer Johnson. The guys discuss the path ahead for BYU and how they may look to fill their roster for next season. 

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  • April 9, 2022

    Alex Kirry On BYU Quarterbacks In The NFL + BYU's Future In The Big 12

    Longtime CSS host and Zone Sports Network radio host Alex Kirry joins the show to talk all things BYU. Kirry says Taysom Hill has had a successful career, although he will likely no longer be a starting QB in the league. He also says Year 2 for Zach Wilson will be uber important for his NFL future. Kirry says it's a big moment for BYU as the Big 12 finds a new commissioner. 

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  • April 9, 2022

    Taysom Hill Done At QB, Will Move To Tight End This Season

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the news that Taysom Hill will not play quarterback for the Saints next season. New head coach Dennis Allen will move Hill to tight end, as the team resigned last year's starter Jameis Winston. The guys discuss the end of Taysom Hill as an NFL quarterback. 

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  • April 9, 2022

    Top 5: Last Five BYU Players Selected In NBA Draft

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the last five BYU players selected in the NBA Draft. The list includes Cougar greats like Jimmer Fredette and Shawn Bradley. This week, Gideon George declared for the NBA Draft while maintaining his college eligibility. 

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  • April 9, 2022

    Jaren Hall Talks Spring Ball + Improvement Of The Team In 2022

    BYU quarterback Jaren Hall joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss spring ball and his offseason plans. Hall mentions that the offense is far ahead of where they were last spring and that he feels confident in the group of guys they have. Hall mentions that he views this as his final season at BYU and plans to work with John Beck this offseason. 

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  • April 9, 2022

    BYU Spring Football Recap

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their thoughts on BYU spring ball, which wrapped up last week. The guys discussed the quarterback position, with Jaren Hall clearly the QB1 and looking impressive in spring. They also discuss the wide receiver group, with Matt bringing up how good Gunner Romney looked as he returned to BYU for one last season. 

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  • April 9, 2022

    Should The New Big 12 Seek To Expand?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the new Big 12 and whether or not the conference should look to continue its expansion. The conference will add four teams, including BYU, while losing Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC. The guys discuss if the Big 12 should look to expand to 14 or stay at 12 teams in the new Big 12. 

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  • April 9, 2022

    Bob Bowlsby To Step Down As Big 12 Commissioner

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show reacting to the news that Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby will be stepping down. Bowlsby helped BYU secure an invite to the Big 12 and now, as the league enters a new era, the league will look to new leadership. The guys react to the news and how it will affect the Cougars. 

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  • March 26, 2022

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights March 26th

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on March 26, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the disappointing end to BYU basketball's season and breakdown the season in The Blueprint. The guys are joined by BYU offensive line coach Darrell Funk to discuss his position group and the guys react to BYU's Pro Day. Some recent Cougar signees, Emmanuel Waller and Gabe Jeudy-Lally, join the show to discussion their decisions to join BYU. 

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  • March 26, 2022

    Gabe Jeudy-Lally On His Decision To Transfer To BYU

    Former Vanderbilt cornerback Gabe Jeudy-Lally joins Mitch Harper to discuss his decision to come to Provo. Jeudy-Lally will boost a secondary group that has taken some hits this offseason and comes in with experience in the SEC. He speaks on what drew him to BYU and the impact he hopes to have. 

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  • March 26, 2022

    Emmanuel Waller On Commitment To BYU

    The latest BYU signee Emmanuel Waller joins Mitch Harper to discuss his commitment to the Cougars. Waller is a recruit from Alabama who touts offers from many P5 teams. He is a member of the LDS Church and talks about his dream to play in Provo. 

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  • March 26, 2022

    Top 5: Career Receptions For BYU Tight Ends

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the leaders in career receptions from BYU tight ends. The list includes Cougar greats like Dennis Pitta and Matt Bushman. Dallin Holker looks to have a bigger role this season at tight end and has been one of the standouts of Spring Football. 

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  • March 26, 2022

    Darrell Funk On Depth Of Offensive Line In Spring Football

    Offensive line coach Darrell Funk joins Mitch Harper to discuss his position group. The o-line enters the 2022 season as one of the clear strengths on the team, adding a star in Kingsley Suamataia from the transfer portal this offseason. 

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  • March 26, 2022

    The Blueprint: 2021-22 BYU Basketball Season

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte breakdown the BYU basketball season with The Blueprint. The guys distribute the blame for what was a good, but disappointing season for the Cougars. They discuss many factors including injuries, coaching and lack of development from young players. 

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  • March 26, 2022

    BYU Basketball Season Ends With Loss To WSU In NIT

    Mitch Harper starts the show reacting to BYU's loss to Washington State in the NIT, which ends the season for the Cougars. BYU finishes with a record of 24-11 in a disappointing end to a season that brought high expectations. Mitch discusses whether this was a successful season for BYU or a disappointment. 

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  • March 19, 2022

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights March 19th

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on March 19, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the NCAA Tournament, discuss BYU's run in the NIT and react to BYU Women's disappointing loss in the NCAA Tournament. The guys also talk Week 3 of BYU Spring Football and are joined by running backs coach Harvey Unga and wide receiver coach Fesi Sitake. 

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  • March 19, 2022

    Official 2022 BYU Football Schedule Announced This Week

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the official 2022 schedule for BYU Football, which was released this week. The schedule has five Power 5 teams on the schedule and the Cougars will open the season in Tampa Bay against South Florida. The guys also discuss the change of moving Utah State up in the schedule to a Thursday night game. 

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  • March 19, 2022

    BYU Football Will Be Strong At Wide Receiver In 2022

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss BYU football's wide receiver room and what they expect from the group in 2022. The Cougars lose Neil Pau'u and Samson Nacua but will return their top two WR's. The guys give their take on who will emerge to join that top group of wide receivers next season. 

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  • March 19, 2022

    Fesi Sitake Hoping To See Emergence From Young WR's In Spring Football

    BYU wide receiver coach and passing game coordinator Fesi Sitake joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk BYU spring football. Sitake talks about the wide receiver room as he tries to determine who will join the group at WR1. With Puka Nacua and Gunner Romney returning, spring ball hopes to bring clarity on who is emerging from the second group of wide receivers. 

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  • March 19, 2022

    Top 5: Last Five NIT Appearances For BYU Basketball

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the last five times BYU has appeared in the NIT. BYU earned a #2 seed and plays in the Second Round tonight against Northern Iowa. BYU has had great success in the NIT, winning two NIT titles in 1951 and 1966. 

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  • March 19, 2022

    BYU Spring Football: Week 3 Recap

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down Week 3 of BYU spring football and some of their observations on the team so far. Mitch brings up the play of Jaren Hall, who is building off a very good 2021 season. Matt mentions Dallin Holker, who has been a big part of the offense in spring ball. 

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  • March 19, 2022

    BYU Women's Hoops Falls To Villanova In NCAA Tourney

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the Lady Cougs disappointing exit in the NCAA Tournament. #6 BYU falls to #11 Villanova in the First Round and the guys discuss the disappointment from BYU basketball this season and what the future holds in the new Big 12. 

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  • March 19, 2022

    Harvey Unga On The Strengths Of The Running Backs Room

    BYU running backs coach Harvey Unga joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss BYU spring football and the running backs room. Unga speaks highly of Chris Brooks, saying he plays with passion and adds a huge piece to the running backs room. He mentions Lopini Katoa and Falau Ropati as the two players with the best pass catching ability out of the backfield. 

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  • March 19, 2022

    NCAA Tournament Underway, BYU Faces Northern Iowa Tonight in NIT

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start the show discussing the NCAA Tournament, which got underway this week. BYU missed out on the tournament and is playing in the NIT, winning their first game against Long Beach State. BYU faces Northern Iowa tonight and the guys also discuss the BYU Women's game in the NCAA Tournament against Villanova. 

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  • March 15, 2022

    BYU Spring Football Post-Practice Recap + Interview With Fesi Sitake

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte share their observations from BYU spring football practice on March 14th and interview wide receiver coach Fesi Sitake.

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  • March 12, 2022

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights March 12th

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on March 12, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to BYU Basketball's disappointing loss in the WCC Tournament and Jerry Palm of CBS Sports joins to discuss BYU's status on the NCAA Tournament bubble. The guys also break down week 2 of BYU Spring Football and some of the players that are emerging. Tight end Dallin Holker joins to discuss his improvement over the course of the last season and what he's looking to improve in 2022. 

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  • March 12, 2022

    Which BYU Player Are You Most Excited To Watch In 2022?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss today's poll question: which BYU player are you most excited to watch next season. The guys discuss some of the stars of this team like Jaren Hall and Puka Nacua. They also bring up some newcomers like Chris Brooks and Kingsley Suamataia. 

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  • March 12, 2022

    How Will Isaac Rex's Injury Affect BYU's Tight End Group?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the tight end group and how the injury to Isaac Rex will affect the season. After Dallin Holker, the guys discuss who will need to step up in the tight end group next season. The guys mention the flexibility of Masen Wake and how he will contribute in the tight end group.

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  • March 12, 2022

    Dallin Holker Is Ready For Bigger Role In 2022

    BYU tight end Dallin Holker joins Matt Baiamonte to discuss the first few weeks of spring ball and his preparation towards the fall. Holker, who returned from his LDS mission last offseason, played a secondary role behind Isaac Rex last season. Rex is now injured, and Holker is getting the majority of the targets early in spring ball. Holker says he's preparing to take on a bigger role next season. 

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  • March 12, 2022

    Top 5: Single-Season Sack Leaders Since 2000

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the top single-season sack leaders since 2000. The list includes great pass rushers like Kyle Van Noy and Jan Jorgensen. 

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  • March 12, 2022

    BYU Spring Football: Defensive Players Stand Out In Week 2

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss some spring football standouts from BYU's spring practices on the defensive side of the ball. Matt mentions the defensive line showing out early, including players like Pepe Tanuvasa, Gabe Summers and Logan Fano. 

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  • March 12, 2022

    Which Game On The 2022 Football Schedule Are You Most Interested In?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte look ahead at the 2022 Football schedule and which games their most excited for. The guys discuss the opening game in Tampa Bay against USF, BYU's road trip to Oregon and the Shamrock Series matchup with Notre Dame in Las Vegas. 

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  • March 12, 2022

    Jerry Palm on BYU's NCAA Tournament Chances

    Jerry Palm of CBS Sports joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss Bracketology and where BYU sits on the bubble. Palm is one of a few bracketologists who have kept BYU in the tournament field. He speaks on BYU's strong schedule and not having too many bad losses. He says if BYU does not make the tournament, it will be in large part due to the loss to Pacific.

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  • March 12, 2022

    Where BYU Basketball Sits On The NCAA Tournament Bubble?

    After falling in the WCC Tournament, the guys look at where BYU sits on the NCAA Tournament bubble. For the most part, BYU is projected to be on the outside looking in. Jerry Palm of CBS has BYU remaining in the field of 64. 

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  • March 12, 2022

    BYU Basketball Awaits Selection Sunday After Disappointing WCC Tourney Loss

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show reacting to BYU's disappointing exit in the WCC Tournament. The Cougars lost last Saturday to San Francisco, and it leaves their NCAA Tournament hopes hanging by a thread. The guys react to the loss and what it means for the future of BYU basketball. 

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  • March 8, 2022

    BYU Spring Football: Post-practice reaction + Interview with Ben Bywater

    Matt Baiamonte and Dallen Graff share post-practice reaction from BYU Spring Football practice on March 7th, 2022. As well, the guys sat down with Ben Bywater to discuss his number change, the depth in the linebacker group and how he is approaching this spring period. 

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  • March 5, 2022

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights March 5th

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on March 5th, 2022. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte break down the West Coast Conference Tournament as BYU earned a win against LMU on Friday night and face San Francisco tonight. Mark Durrant joins to discuss BYU's chances and the legacy of Alex Barcello. Paisley Harding joins to talk BYU Women's basketball, who won the WCC regular season title and have Final Four aspirations. Mitch and Matt also react to week one of BYU Spring Football and get to know wide receiver Chase Roberts. 

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  • March 5, 2022

    BYU-San Francisco Game Preview

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview tonight's WCC Tournament matchup between BYU and San Francisco. The teams split their regular season series 1-1, with the road team earning the win in each matchup. The guys discuss the keys to victory and players to watch. 

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  • March 5, 2022

    Paisley Harding Has No Regrets About Returning For Extra Season At BYU

    BYU Women's Basketball star Paisley Harding joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss BYU's all-time season and postseason aspirations. Harding spoke on the decision to return for another season, saying the team was on board about their goals. She also speaks on being a female athlete at BYU and what she hopes to see improve.

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  • March 5, 2022

    Top 5: Fastest BYU Players At The NFL Combine

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the fastest 40-yard dash times posted by BYU players at the NFL Combine. Tyler Allgeier ran his 40-yard dash yesterday as he prepares for the NFL draft. The list includes BYU speedsters like Luke Staley and Austin Collie.

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  • March 5, 2022

    Chase Roberts: "Special Experience" To Learn From BYU Wide Receiver Group

    BYU wide receiver Chase Roberts joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk spring football. Roberts spent much of last year on the scout team after returning home from his LDS mission. He says he loves learning from other receivers in the room, like Puka Nacua and Gunner Romney. 

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  • March 5, 2022

    BYU Spring Football: Week One Reactions

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to week one of BYU Spring Football. The guys had high praise for the offense, with Jaren Hall looking healthy and sharp and the offensive line strong and deep. They also discuss the importance of building toward the Big 12 in 2023.

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  • March 5, 2022

    Mark Durrant Believes BYU Is An NCAA Tournament Team

    BYU radio analyst Mark Durrant joins Mitch Harper to discuss BYU's win against LMU and the upcoming test against San Francisco. Durrant says he believes BYU is an NCAA Tournament team and they'll prove that tonight. He also speaks on Alex Barcello, calling him one of his favorite BYU players ever. 

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  • March 5, 2022

    Who Needs To Be The X-Factor Tonight For BYU To Secure A Win?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss tonight's matchup between BYU and San Francisco in the WCC Tournament. The guys get into the keys to a BYU victory and who needs to emerge as the x-factor for BYU to get the win. Mitch and Matt mention Caleb Lohner and Spencer Johnson as potential x-factors tonight. Got it, thanks!Love it!Thanks for the heads up.Are the suggestions above helpful?

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  • March 5, 2022

    BYU Defeats LMU To Keep NCAA Tournament Hopes Alive

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show reacting to BYU's big win over LMU in the WCC Tournament. BYU had one of their best performances of the season and hope to continue that tonight against San Francisco. 

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  • February 26, 2022

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights February 26th

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on February 26, 2022.

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk BYU hoops, Senior Night for the Cougars tonight and their status on the NCAA tournament bubble. Tim Lacomb joins to talk about BYU's tournament chances. The guys also preview BYU spring football and give three bold predictions for next week. 

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  • February 26, 2022

    The Hurry Up

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte wrap up the show with The Hurry Up. The guys break down the latest news and notes around BYU sports, including a dominate Women's Basketball team, BYU baseball's hot start to the season, and more.

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  • February 26, 2022

    Three Bold Predictions for BYU Spring Football

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte give three bold predictions for BYU spring football, which begins next week. The guys discuss the competition for RB1, improvement along the defensive line and some young players to watch in spring practices. 

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  • February 26, 2022

    Tim Lacomb on BYU Basketball's Bubble Status + Preparing For WCC Tournament

    Former BYU basketball assistant coach Tim Lacomb joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk all things BYU hoops. Lacomb says BYU isn't out of the tournament yet, saying it's up to the team to play well down the stretch of the season. He also speaks on recruiting Caleb Lohner in high school and talks about his high potential.

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  • February 26, 2022

    Top 5: BYU Basketball All-Time Free Throw Percentage

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the all-time leaders in free throw percentage. The list includes Cougar greats like Jimmer Fredette and Michael Smith. Alex Barcello, who play his final BYU home game tonight, will be Top 5 on the list at the end of his career. 

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