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

  • June 12, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights June 12th

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday on June 12, 2021. 

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the proposal to expand the college football playoff to 12 teams and how it will affect BYU. Brett McMurphy talks about the proposal's effect on the sport as a whole. Brett Pyne joins to talk about the 10th BYU media day. The guys also discuss some intriguing prospects who attend BYU's summer camp this week. 

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  • June 12, 2021

    BYU Summer Camp

    BYU held their summer camp this week and Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to some of the players in attendance. 2023 5-star cornerback Cormani McClain attended the camp and received an offer. BYU also offered a 2022 QB from Arizona, Treyson Bourguet, a former Arizona commit. Tei Nacua, the youngest Nacua brother, also received an offer from the Cougars. 

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  • June 12, 2021

    The 10th year of BYU Media Day

    BYU Director of Communications Brett Pyne joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about the 10th BYU Media Day, which will happen on Thursday. Pyne discusses how it came about and what has evolved over the past decade. The Cougars will kickoff the 2021 season in 12 weeks against the Arizona Wildcats.

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  • June 12, 2021

    Top 5 in career receiving touchdowns

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the leaders in career receiving touchdowns. The list includes Cougar greats like Austin Collie and Cody Hoffman. Sophomore tight end Isaac Rex had 12 touchdowns last season and is well on his way to breaking into this list at the end of his career. 

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  • June 12, 2021

    Should BYU stay independent or jump to a Group of 5 conference?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to discuss what BYU should do with the college football playoff expansion. BYU will have to decide whether independence works in this new era of the college football playoff or if they need to move to a conference to have a legitimate shot. Mitch says ultimately BYU needs to have access to the national championship, no matter what that looks like. 

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  • June 12, 2021

    Brett McMurphy on the proposed college football playoff expansion

    College football insider Brett McMurphy joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss the new proposal to expand the college football playoff to 12 teams. McMurphy says independence means BYU will have to be ranked in the Top 12 to make the playoff, which with the right schedule could happen. However, joining a G5 conference like the Mountain West would have the guaranteed selection for the conference champ.

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  • June 12, 2021

    College football playoff expansion: what does it mean for BYU?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the proposed expansion of the college football playoff and what it means for BYU. In this new structure, the guys discuss if BYU should stay independent, join a G5 conference or hope for a P5 invite. The highest-ranked G5 conference champ would be guaranteed to make the playoffs under the new proposal. 

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  • June 12, 2021

    New proposal to expand the college football playoff to 12 teams

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start the show reacting to the new proposal that would expand the College Football Playoff to 12 teams. The new proposal would have the top 6 conference champions and 6 at-large bids. The guys are surprised to hear about the potential expansion and discuss what it could do for the sport. 

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  • June 5, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights June 5th

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss Danny Ainge's departure from the Boston Celtics and whether he will end up at BYU. The guys continue to talk about the QB battle for BYU football and quotes from anonymous coaches about the Cougars. They're joined by Dave McCann to talk all things BYU sports. They also discuss the state of BYU hoops, after Alex Barcello's announced return last week. 

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  • June 5, 2021

    What are the odds?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte play a game of What are the Odds. The guys talk about Danny Ainge, the BYU QB position, and the NBA playoffs. They also speculate about the potential future of former Weber State star Damian Lillard. 

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  • June 5, 2021

    The BYU quarterback battle is one of the most intriguing position battles in all of college football

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the QB battle ahead of the 2021 season for BYU. Earlier in the show, Dave McCann predicted that Jacob Conover would win the starting job. The guys both believe that Jaren Hall will be the guy, but Mitch says if Conover wins the job it means he is a legit young QB and, possibly, a future NFL player. 

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  • June 5, 2021

    With Alex Barcello back, what's the ceiling for BYU hoops next season?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss that status of BYU hoops, with the announced return of Alex Barcello last week. Barcello was the biggest offseason priority for Mark Pope and the coaching staff and with their leader back, the Cougars will look to return to the NCAA tournament. The guys talk about what Barcello can do to improve and how the team can win a NCAA tourney game next season. 

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  • June 5, 2021

    Top 5 in career rushing attempts at BYU

    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 rushing attempts at BYU. The list includes great backs like Jamaal Williams, Harvey Unga and Lakei Heimuli. 

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  • June 5, 2021

    Anonymous coaches weigh in on BYU Football

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss some of the quotes from anonymous coaches talking about BYU Football. In Athlon's college football preview magazine, one coach says the program is in a better place now than when Kalani Sitake inherited the program in 2015. The guys discuss the quote and share their thoughts on the state of the program. 

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  • June 5, 2021

    BYU reveals new gameday t-shirts

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the new gameday t-shirts revealed by BYU this week. For the 2021 season, the t-shirt features 'LOYAL' on the front with options in Navy and Royal. The guys discuss the best gameday shirts over the years. 

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  • June 5, 2021

    Dave McCann reflects on his time at KSL, says Conover will win starting QB job

    Recently retired KSL TV anchor Dave McCann joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk all things BYU sports. McCann reflects on his time at KSL, after 30 years in the newsroom. He also talks about Barcello's return to the BYU basketball team and the potential landing spot for Danny Ainge. He also predicts that freshman Jacob Conover will win the starting QB job for BYU. 

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  • June 5, 2021

    Danny Ainge leaves Boston, should BYU bring him on?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the showing reacting to the news that Danny Ainge has stepped down as in his role with the Boston Celtics. Ainge, who played for the Celtics, has served as director of basketball ops since 2003. The guys speculate about his next moves, including the potential of a return to BYU.

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  • May 29, 2021

    BYU's 2021 schedule starts with late night kickoff on ESPN

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the recently announced kickoff times for a few of BYU's early season games. Their Pac-12 showdowns against Arizona, Utah and Arizona State will all start after 8 pm MT. The guys discuss today's poll of what time fans prefer for kickoff. 

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  • May 29, 2021

    Less than 100 days until BYU Football is back

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show with excitement around the milestone of less than 100 days until BYU Football is back. The Cougars kickoff the season against Arizona in Las Vegas on September 4th. The guys discuss how they're feeling about BYU's QB battle heading into the summer. 

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  • May 29, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights May 29th

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte on May 29th, 2021.

    Mitch and Matt react to the big news of Alex Barcello's return to BYU hoops. Cornerbacks coach Jernaro Gilford joins to discuss his position group. The guys react to PFF's ranking of BYU Football as a Top 25 team in 2021. 

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  • May 29, 2021

    BYU running back room receives high praise

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to some offseason rankings that had BYU's backfield as a Top 5 unit in college football. The Cougar tandem of Tyler Allgeier and Lopini Katoa ranked #5 by Bleacher Report this week. PFF has Allgeier as the #9 returning back in the country. The guys discuss what the running game will look like for BYU this season. 

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  • May 29, 2021

    BYU in PFF's preseason Top 25 at No. 22

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the preseason ranking of BYU by PFF. The Cougars were ranked in the Top 25 at #22, with one of the top returning backs in Tyler Allgeier, more weapons on offense and an always consistent defense. The guys discuss if that ranking is fair and what could be in-store for the Cougars in 2021.

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  • May 29, 2021

    Top 5 career leaders in assists

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys discuss the career assists leaders for BYU basketball. The list includes Cougar greats like Danny Ainge and Kyle Collinsworth. 

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  • May 29, 2021

    Isaac Wilson, younger brother of Zach Wilson, receives offer from BYU

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to the news that BYU has offered 2024 QB Isaac Wilson. Wilson, a sophomore, is the younger brother of Zach Wilson. The guys discuss the importance of offering him early and what he could potentially bring down the line.  

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  • May 29, 2021

    Ranking the opposing quarterbacks on BYU Football's 2021 schedule

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the opposing QB's on BYU's 2021 schedule. The Cougars will face some of the best signal-callers in the Pac-12 in Kedon Slovis and Jayden Daniels. The guys discuss Mitch's rankings and where Matt differs. 

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  • May 29, 2021

    Jernaro Gilford talks cornerbacks + Chris Wilcox's rise to the NFL

    BYU cornerbacks coach Jernaro Gilford joins Mitch Harper to discuss his position group and what it should look like in 2021. BYU loses their best corner from a season ago Chris Wilcox, who was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 7th round of the NFL draft. The position is young, but talented and Gilford is high on their potential. 

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  • May 29, 2021

    What can BYU fans expect next season with Alex Barcello's return?

    Mitch Harper discusses the impact around Alex Barcello's return to BYU for another season. Barcello will be paired with transfer guard Te'Jon Lucas to form a talented backcourt. After last year's disappointing loss in the NCAA tournament, Barcello is looking for redemption in his final year. 

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  • May 29, 2021

    Alex Barcello announces his return to BYU

    Mitch Harper starts off the show breaking down the news that Alex Barcello is returning for another season in Provo. Barcello was an honorable mention All-American for the Cougars last season and the best player on the team. Barcello retains a year of eligibility due to the adjusted rules around COVID-19. 

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  • May 22, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights May 22nd

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte on May 22nd, 2021. Mitch and Matt talk about the return to full capacity at LaVell Edwards Stadium in the fall and share some of their favorite memories at BYU home games. BYU hoops transfer Te'Jon Lucas joins the show to talk about his choice to come to BYU for this upcoming season. TE coach Steve Clark joins the show to break down the depth at the position.

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  • May 22, 2021

    Memories from LaVell Edwards Stadium

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss their excitement for the return of fans to LaVell Edwards Stadium in the fall. The guys share some of their favorite memories for attending home games at BYU. 

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  • May 22, 2021

    Top 5 leaders in career sacks at BYU

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the career leaders in sacks at BYU. The list includes Cougar greats like Jan Jorgensen, Bronson Kaufusi and Kyle Van Noy. 

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  • May 22, 2021

    Te'Jon Lucas says he is ready to work at BYU

    The newest BYU Cougar, Te'Jon Lucas, joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about his transfer for BYU. He discusses what brought him to Provo and what fans can expect from his play. Lucas will bring experience to the backcourt for BYU and will replace Brandon Averette. 

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  • May 22, 2021

    Steve Clark discusses the depth at the tight end position for the Cougars

    BYU tight end coach Steve Clark joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk BYU football. He has high hopes for the tight end position, especially with the addition of Dallin Holker, who recently returned from his mission and will play in the fall. Clark also shared his Mt Rushmore of rock bands. 

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  • May 22, 2021

    Te'Jon Lucas transfers to BYU

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss transfer news for BYU hoops. Milwaukee G Te'Jon Lucas chose BYU over Utah, Nevada, DePaul and New Mexico State. Lucas has four years of college basketball experience, starting his career with Illinois. If Alex Barcello returns, they could make a potent backcourt for the Cougars. 

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  • May 22, 2021

    BYU announces full capacity at LaVell Edwards Stadium in the fall

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show with the big news from BYU. The team announced that they will have full capacity at LaVell Edwards Stadium for the 2021 football season. The Cougar's home opener will be against rival Utah on September 11th. 

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  • May 15, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday Highlights May 15th

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday with Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte on May 15th, 2021. Mitch and Matt talk NFL schedule and the best matchups for former Cougs. The guys talk with Ed Lamb about the new defensive coaching staff in 2021. The guys also talk about the best road trips this Fall for Cougar fans and the future scheduling for BYU Football. 

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  • May 15, 2021

    Which teams should BYU Football add in future schedules?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk about future schedules and who fans would like to see BYU play in the coming years. Last season's games against Missouri and Michigan State were rescheduled in the 2030's and join several games scheduled to be played over 10 years from now. 

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  • May 15, 2021

    Ten teams that BYU Football has surprisingly never defeated

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the 10 teams that BYU Football has surprisingly never defeated. The list includes some of college football's best like Florida State and Ohio State. The guys also mention last year's Coastal Carolina game as one they wish didn't end up on the list. 

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  • May 15, 2021

    BYU players with the most minutes played in the NBA

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the former BYU players with the most minutes played in the NBA. The list includes Cougar greats like Shawn Bradley and Danny Ainge. 

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  • May 15, 2021

    Zach Wilson vs. Taysom Hill

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the excitement around having two former BYU quarterbacks in the NFL in Taysom Hill and Zach Wilson. The Saints and Jets are set to face off in Week 14 and it could be the first NFL game between former Cougar quarterbacks since Steve Young and Ty Detmer faced-off in 1997. 

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  • May 15, 2021

    NFL schedule reaction

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the 2021 NFL schedule and the intriguing matchups with BYU ties. The guys mention Zach Wilson's first game against the Panthers and former Jets quarterback Sam Darnold. They also mention some great Week 1 matchups for Taysom Hill, Sione Takitaki and Daniel Sorenson. 

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  • May 15, 2021

    Ed Lamb gives insight on new defensive coaching staff and replacing two starting safeties

    BYU associate head coach Ed Lamb joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk all things BYU Football. They discuss the NFL Draft and the many players who have now received NFL opportunities. They also discuss the new roles on the defensive coaching staff and how BYU will replace their two starting safeties from last season: Troy Warner and Zayne Anderson.

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  • May 15, 2021

    Ultimate road trips for BYU fans

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the best road trips for the upcoming BYU Football season. Mitch suggests the best trip is to watch BYU play Washington State in Pullman and then go see Taysom Hill and the Saints take on the Seahawks. Of course, Cougar fans will also want to catch rookie QB Zach Wilson and the New York Jets. 

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  • May 15, 2021

    Ticket sales are soaring for BYU/Arizona in Las Vegas

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show discussing BYU Football and the excitement building around next season. BYU's season opener against Arizona in Las Vegas has already sold 41,000 tickets. The guys discuss the amount of ticket sales and what it means for Cougar fans. 

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  • May 8, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday May 8th Highlights

    This is a compilation of highlights from Cougar Sports Saturday May 8th, 2021

     

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte lead off the show discussing the decision for BYU's Matt Haarms to give up his eligibility and try his name out in the NBA Draft. The decision puzzles the two but neither are against a player leaving to better their situation.

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte hear from the former BYU QB and No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson as he is taking part  in his first NFL camp. Wilson discusses choosing the No. 2, learning the playbook, his thoughts on being the starting quarterback on opening day, and getting to know his teammates.

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are joined by former BYU basketball player Matt Haarms to discuss his college career which spanned two schools in Purdue and BYU and his latest decision on entering the NBA Draft.

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a look at the upcoming BYU football season and how the wide receiver room will look like. The Cougars lost Dax Milne to the NFL, so they are looking to find replacements for that production.

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are joined by DJ Bien-Aime who covers the New York Jets for the NY Daily News to discuss how Zach Wilson will fit in with the Jets. What doe the Jets need to help Wilson be successful in his rookie year, plus Bien-Aime talks about the first rookie camp for the Jets and Wilson.

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte go back to the NFL Draft and talk about the undrafted players from BYU that signed with a team as a free agent. What players could stick with a roster and eventually make the  53-man squad for the 2021 season?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte battle out the top five which is a list from NFL.com who rated BYU's top five NFL players of all time. The list is pretty tough for the two to nail down as it is a subjective list and not anything tangible with numbers or titles.

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss what current BYU player in the NFL who could be one of the five best ever. The two end up with Fred Warner. 

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the big news that the College Football Playoff is going to expand within a few years. It is not official but all signs point that way and also that a 12-team field is the preferred model. The two discuss how an expanded field will work and what options BYU would have to make it into the post season tournament.

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte go over the players that Cougar missed on during transfer portal season. They have a list of names that didn't quite work out or live up to expectations.

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are joined by Fesi Sitake who is the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach. He discusses his former players who are off to the NFL and who could be the next stand out for the upcoming season.

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  • May 8, 2021

    BYU WR coach Fesi Sitake talks current talent

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are joined by Fesi Sitake who is the passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach. He discusses his former players who are off to the NFL and who could be the next stand out for the upcoming season.

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  • May 8, 2021

    The College Football Playoff will expand?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the big news that the College Football Playoff is going to expand within a few years. It is not official but all signs point that way and also that a 12-team field is the preferred model. The two discuss how an expanded field will work and what options BYU would have to make it into the post season tournament.

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  • May 8, 2021

    Who could be the next great BYU football star in the NFL

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss what current BYU player in the NFL who could be one of the five best ever. The two end up with Fred Warner. 

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  • May 8, 2021

    Top 5 BYU players in the NFL

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte battle out the top five which is a list from NFL.com who rated BYU's top five NFL players of all time. The list is pretty tough for the two to nail down as it is a subjective list and not anything tangible with numbers or titles.

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  • May 8, 2021

    What undrafted BYU players can make a roster?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte go back to the NFL Draft and talk about the undrafted players from BYU that signed with a team as a free agent. What players could stick with a roster and eventually make the  53-man squad for the 2021 season?

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  • May 8, 2021

    NY Jets beat reporter DJ Bien-Aime

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are joined by DJ Bien-Aime who covers the New York Jets for the NY Daily News to discuss how Zach Wilson will fit in with the Jets. What doe the Jets need to help Wilson be successful in his rookie year, plus Bien-Aime talks about the first rookie camp for the Jets and Wilson.

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  • May 8, 2021

    Previewing the WR's for this season

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a look at the upcoming BYU football season and how the wide receiver room will look like. The Cougars lost Dax Milne to the NFL, so they are looking to find replacements for that production.

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  • May 8, 2021

    Former BYU Center Matt Haarms discusses his decision to go pro

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte are joined by former BYU basketball player Matt Haarms to discuss his college career which spanned two schools in Purdue and BYU and his latest decision on entering the NBA Draft.

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  • May 8, 2021

    Zach Wilson's first mini-camp as a New York Jet

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte hear from the former BYU QB and No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson as he is taking part  in his first NFL camp. Wilson discusses choosing the No. 2, learning the playbook, his thoughts on being the starting quarterback on opening day, and getting to know his teammates.

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  • May 8, 2021

    Was declaring for the NBA Draft the best move for Matt Haarms

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte lead off the show discussing the decision for BYU's Matt Haarms to give up his eligibility and try his name out in the NBA Draft. The decision puzzles the two but neither are against a player leaving to better their situation.

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  • May 1, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday May 1st Highlights

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on May 1, 2021. 
    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte react to a big draft weekend for BYU Football. Zach Wilson gets drafted #2 overall and former BYU QB Steve Young joins to talk about Zach and his future in the NFL. The guys also discuss other NFL draft prospects like Brady Christensen. KSL Sports' Kyle Ireland joins to breakdown BYU's impact on the NFL draft in 2021. The guys also look ahead at the best prospects in next year's draft. 

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  • May 1, 2021

    Top 2022 NFL Draft prospects for BYU

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte look ahead to next year's draft and who will be the Cougars waiting to hear their names on draft weekend. The guys mention players like James Empey, Puka Nacua and Tyler Allgeier as potential draft prospects. Mitch even mentions Isaac Rex, who had a breakout season with 10 TD's as a tight end. 

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  • May 1, 2021

    NFL Draft coverage with Kyle Ireland

    KSL Sports Kyle Ireland joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss the NFL Draft. BYU has had two players selected so far as several prospects await their name on Day 3. Ireland comments on how the Jets used the draft to add weapons/protection for QB Zach Wilson. He is also confident in Taysom Hill's opportunity to win the starting QB job. 

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  • May 1, 2021

    Biggest NFL Draft classes in BYU history

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the biggest draft classes in BYU history since 1980. In the drafts after successful seasons, the Cougars have been highly sought out in the draft. 1986, 1981 and 2002 are a few of the notable drafts for BYU.

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  • May 1, 2021

    Saints add more quarterback competition for Taysom Hill

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk NFL Draft and how it affects Taysom Hill. The Saints drafted QB Ian Book out of Notre Dame in the 4th round and the guys wonder what that may mean for Taysom and his future. Matt says he's not worried at all. 

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  • May 1, 2021

    Steve Young on Zach Wilson + BYU Football

    BYU legend Steve Young joins Matt Baiamonte to talk BYU football and Zach Wilson. Young talks about Wilson's focus on football and being better every day, which impressed him. He says he prepares and plays with a focus and that will lead to success at the next level. As far as the QB who will follow Zach Wilson as starting QB, Young says they need to not compare themselves to Zach but look at their own strengths and ways to improve.

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  • May 1, 2021

    Zach Wilson earned his way to the NFL

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk about Zach Wilson with the New York Jets. They discuss his path to the NFL and how he has grown over the last three years. The guys also ask Cougar fans whether they root for former Cougs in the NFL, or if they have a favorite team.

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  • May 1, 2021

    Zach Wilson is officially a Jet

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the showing reacting to Zach Wilson getting draft 2nd overall to the New York Jets. As expected, the junior QB from BYU will take over for New York as they look start a new page with recently hired head coach Robert Saleh and OC Mike LaFleur. Mitch and Matt like the fit and the talent they are accumulating around him.

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  • April 28, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday April 24th Highlights

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on April 24, 2021. 
    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte get you ready for the NFL Draft and discuss their favorite fits for BYU's draft prospects. The guys debate whether Zach Wilson belongs on the Mt Rushmore of BYU quarterbacks and what was the low point of BYU football. Scott Mitchell shares his perspective on the NFL and Zach Wilson as a prospect. Jonathan Tavernari joins to address the disrespect of being left off last week's Top 5 international players in BYU hoops history. 

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  • April 24, 2021

    What are the odds?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte play a game of what are the odds. The guys look at the NFL draft and speculate about how many players will be selected and how good this class of BYU players will be. 

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  • April 24, 2021

    What was the low point for BYU Football?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte debate the low point for BYU football. Mitch believes it was 2017 with the 4-9 season, while Matt says it was the stretch from 2002-04, where the Cougars had three-straight losing seasons. 

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  • April 24, 2021

    Scott Mitchell talks NFL Draft and Zach Wilson

    Former NFL QB Scott Mitchell joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about Zach Wilson and the NFL draft. Mitchell was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 4th round in 1990. He spent 11 years in the NFL with four different teams. Mitchell says don't count out the Jets, considering the turnaround we just saw from the Cleveland Browns.

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  • April 24, 2021

    Last five BYU quarterbacks selected in the NFL draft

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. Avoiding controversy this week, the guys look at the last five BYU quarterbacks selected in the NFL draft. The list includes Cougar greats like John Beck and Ty Detmer.

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  • April 24, 2021

    Jonathan Tavernari makes his case for one of BYU basketball's best international players

    Former BYU player Jonathan Tavernari joins the show to talk about the debacle of the Top 5 last week. Tavernari was left off last week's list of best international players in BYU basketball history. He makes his case to be on the Top 5 and discusses what BYU's seniors should do this offseason. 

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  • April 24, 2021

    Best team fits for BYU draft prospects

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte take a look at BYU's draft prospects and pick their favorite team fit. The Cougars will have one of their best draft classes, with an expectation of 4-6 players being drafted next weekend. The guys discuss Brady Christensen, Matt Bushman and Dax Milne, among others. 

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  • April 24, 2021

    Does Zach Wilson belong on the Mt Rushmore of BYU quarterbacks?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show discussing Zach Wilson and if he fits on the Mt Rushmore of BYU QB's. Wilson recently golfed with BYU legends like Steve Young, Ty Detmer and Jim McMahon and it has fans wondering whether those four are the best QB's in BYU history.

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  • April 17, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday April 17th Highlights

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on April 17, 2021. 
    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the NCAA's ruling on the one-time transfer for college athletes and talk with KSLTV's Dave McCann about its impact on BYU. Kaleb Hayes joins to talk about his decision to join BYU as a transfer. The guys discuss the potential of freshman QB Jacob Conover and talk BYU hoops and where they are looking in the transfer portal. 

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  • April 17, 2021

    ESPN's preseason FPI has BYU ranked in the middle of the pack

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss ESPN's FPI ranking for BYU in 2021. The football power index has the Cougars ranked 63rd, with a projected record of 7.3-4.7. Five teams on BYU's 2021 schedule are ranked ahead of the Cougars in the FPI. 

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  • April 17, 2021

    Kaleb Hayes says transferring to BYU was a "no brainer"

    Mitch Harper talks with the newest member of the BYU Cougars football team, transfer CB Kaleb Hayes. Hayes, who comes from Oregon State, speaks about what drew him to BYU and what he hopes to accomplish in Provo. Hayes was originally recruited by Jernaro Gilford and BYU out of high school and said coming to BYU as a transfer was a 'no brainer'. 

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  • April 17, 2021

    Top 5 International players in BYU basketball history

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the best international players in BYU hoops history. The list includes Cougar greats like Kresimir Cosic and Rafael Araujo. 

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  • April 17, 2021

    Jacob Conover training with BYU greats Max Hall and Ty Detmer

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss freshman QB Jacob Conover. Conover is training with Max Hall and Ty Detmer and that has fans excited about the prospect of him starting Game 1 against Arizona. Mitch loves the potential of Conover starting, but Matt does not want to see him start Game 1 this season. 

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  • April 17, 2021

    The NCAA's ruling makes Puka Nacua immediately eligible to play for BYU

    KSLTV's Dave McCann joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about all things BYU sports. Regarding the one-time transfer rule, McCann says it will help BYU, especially this season with transfer Puka Nacua becoming immediately eligible. McCann says the assembly of offensive weapons makes him comfortable with any of the three QB's competing for the starting job. 

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  • April 17, 2021

    BYU hoops looking to reload in the transfer portal

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk about the transfer portal and the potential targets for BYU basketball. Former Coug Connor Harding announced his transfer to UVU and BYU will look to replace him and others in the portal. They are in the mix for a few transfers from P6 conferences who could have an immediate impact. 

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  • April 17, 2021

    NCAA rules in favor of one-time transfer for college athletes

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the showing reacting to the NCAA's ruling on a one-time transfer for student athletes. With the new ruling, athletes will be able to transfer schools once without having to sit out a year as a penalty. Both the guys are fans of the change, saying players deserve that flexibility and freedom. 

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  • April 10, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday April 10th Highlights

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on April 10, 2021. 
    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk with former BYU QB John Beck about his work in draft prep with Zach Wilson and NY Jets insider Brian Costello joined to give BYU fans the insight on the Jets organization and Wilson's fit. BYU target Mike Saunders Jr joins to talk about his recruitment, as he is being pursued by BYU in the transfer portal. The guys also discuss the announced upgrades at LaVell Edwards Stadium and which BYU players could make a Zach Wilson-like rise next season. 

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  • April 10, 2021

    John Beck talks QB training + NFL draft prep with Zach Wilson

    Former BYU quarterback and QB coach John Beck joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about his work with QB Zach Wilson. Beck and his training with 3DQB has helped prepare Zach Wilson throughout his college career and in the pre-draft process. Beck says Wilson's personality and work ethic are what has led to his success.

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  • April 10, 2021

    Best NFL draft steals in BYU history

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the best draft steals in BYU history. The list includes players that greatly exceeded expectations or turned a late-round selection into a long NFL career. The list includes players like Kurt Gouveia and Fred Warner.

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  • April 10, 2021

    Mike Saunders Jr. discusses BYU, life in Transfer Portal

    Former Wasatch Academy and Cincinnati guard Mike Saunders Jr joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss his recruitment in the transfer portal. BYU is in the mix for the freshman guard who spent one season with the Bearcats. Saunders was teammates at Wasatch Academy with current BYU player Caleb Lohner and future Cougs Fousseyni Traore and Richard Saunders.

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  • April 10, 2021

    How will Zach Wilson fit with the New York Jets?

    New York Jets insider Brian Costello joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to discuss Zach Wilson and his potential future in NY. Costello says the Jets fell in love with Wilson during the season, once it became clear that they wouldn't be able to draft Trevor Lawrence. Costello mentions that the lack of successful quarterbacks in New York goes back to the structure and team around those young signal callers. 

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  • April 10, 2021

    New scoreboards, video screens announced at LaVell Edwards Stadium

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte discuss the newly announced upgrades to LaVell Edwards Stadium. BYU announced this week new scoreboards and video board upgrades in the North and South end zones.  The guys are excited about the additions and anything that enhances the fan experience at BYU football games. 

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  • April 10, 2021

    Mark Pope in the mix for the Arizona head coach job

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the show talking college hoops. Mark Pope has been rumored to be a candidate for the Arizona head coaching job and the guys discuss whether Pope should or will consider taking the job. The Wildcats fired Sean Miller after 12 seasons at the helm.  

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  • March 27, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday March 27th Highlights

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on March 27, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk BYU Pro Day and the stellar performance of Zach Wilson. Sam Farnsworth talks about his experience in person at BYU and the other standouts, including Brady Christensen. The guys also react to the disappointing end to BYU Basketball's season. Spring Football wrapped up this week and the guys talk about the ongoing QB battle. 

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  • March 27, 2021

    Jake Oldroyd on his perfect 2020 season

    BYU kicker Jake Oldroyd joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about his 2020 season. Oldroyd was a finalist for the Lou Groza Award, which is given to the best kicker in college football. Oldroyd was a perfect 13-13 on field goals last season. 

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  • March 27, 2021

    Top 5 Undrafted BYU Players in the NFL

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at the best undrafted BYU players ever. The list includes some Cougar greats like Chad Lewis and Bart Oates. Fans can expect BYU to have 3-5 players selected in the NFL Draft in April with more receiving opportunities as free agents after a successful Pro Day. 

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  • March 27, 2021

    BYU suffers a disappointing end to their 20-21 season

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte talk BYU basketball and the disappointing loss to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament. The #6 Cougars ended their season in the 1st round of the tournament and the guys discuss year 2 of the Mark Pope era. Both the guys are disappointed in how the season ended considering the high expectations and potential for a Sweet Sixteen run. 

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  • March 27, 2021

    Sam Farnsworth says Zach Wilson confirmed what BYU fans saw all season

    KSL-TV's Sam Farnsworth joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about BYU's Pro Day. Farnsworth was on location and said Zach Wilson's performance in the passing portion solidified his status as a Top-5 pick and, most likely, the 2nd QB taken. He was also impressed with Matt Bushman, saying he had some great catches and will intrigue teams looking for a pass-catching TE. 

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  • March 27, 2021

    Who else increased their draft stock at BYU Pro Day?

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte continue to talk BYU Pro Day and some of the other players who helped themselves in the drills and measurements. OL Brady Christensen had a record broad jump and a sub 4.9 40-yard dash and now, Christensen goes from a 3-4 round pick to potentially a Top 50 player. Matt was also impressed with TE Matt Bushman, who is coming off a major injury suffered before the season.

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  • March 27, 2021

    Zach Wilson impresses at BYU Pro Day

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte start off the showing reacting to BYU Pro Day. The eyes of the NFL were focused on Provo, Utah yesterday and Zach Wilson put on a show. The guys discuss whether Wilson secured himself as the #2 pick in the NFL Draft. 

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  • March 20, 2021

    Cougar Sports Saturday March 20th Highlights

    This is a compilation of segments from Cougar Sports Saturday on March 13, 2021. Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview BYU vs UCLA and talk with Mark Pope from the Indy bubble. BYU legend Jimmer Fredette joins the show to reminisce on the Sweet Sixteen run in 2011 and give his thoughts on this year's squad. Former BYU head coach Dave Rose also joins to share his memories and thoughts on the NCAA tournament. 

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  • March 20, 2021

    The Hurry Up: March 20th

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte wrap up the show with The Hurry Up. The guys hit on the quick news and notes from the world of BYU sports. Former BYU star Shawn Bradley was paralyzed in a bike accident earlier this week, NFL free agency began this week and the guys react to some of the Cougars signing new deals, and the guys react to a national championship for Women's Cross Country.

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  • March 20, 2021

    The Three-Pointer: BYU vs UCLA

    Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte preview tonight's matchup with The Three Pointer. The guys give a stat of the game, player to watch and a bold prediction for this game. UCLA defeated Michigan State in the First Four to earn a shot at the #6 Cougars.

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  • March 20, 2021

    Mark Pope is excited for Cougar Nation to enjoy March Madness

    BYU head coach Mark Pope joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk NCAA tournament. The Cougars have made their first NCAA tournament in six years and hope to make a run like the Jimmer-led team 10 years ago. Pope says UCLA is a tough match-up, especially with the tournament experience of Mick Cronin, but if BYU plays their game they can win. 

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  • March 20, 2021

    Dave Rose talks keys to winning games during March Madness

    Former BYU head coach Dave Rose joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about the NCAA tournament. Rose had some of the best runs in the tournament in BYU history, including the Sweet Sixteen run in 2011 with Jimmer Fredette. He talks about the process of recruiting Jimmer back after his junior season in 2010. Rose also shares his memories from March Madness as a player and a coach.

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  • March 20, 2021

    BYU Basketball All-Americans

    Producer Dallen Graff joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte for the weekly Top 5. This week, the guys look at BYU basketball All-American selections. The list includes Cougar greats like Jimmer Fredette, Danny Ainge and Michael Smith.

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  • March 20, 2021

    Jimmer Fredette talks March Madness + BYU's potential in the NCAA Tournament

    BYU legend Jimmer Fredette joins Mitch Harper and Matt Baiamonte to talk about March Madness. Jimmer shares his favorite memories from the NCAA tournament, including the 2011 run to the Sweet Sixteen. Jimmer also talks about his experience playing basketball in China. Jimmer is confident in this year's basketball team and their ability to make a run to the second weekend. 

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