Cougar Sports Saturday

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Cougar Sports Saturday is BYU sports talk by Cougar fans, for Cougar fans. Listen every Saturday from 12-6 p.m. MT on the exclusive radio home of the BYU Cougars, KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM and on
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BYU's BIG matchup vs #7 Nevada

Cougar Sports Saturday talk about BYU basketball and, specifically, their early season match-up with #7 Nevada.  BYU won both exhibition games against Saint Martin's and Westminster last week. Nevada beat SF State but lost to Washington by 18 points.  ...

Jamaal Williams has the best dance moves

Alex and Robbie highlight some of the performances from BYU players in the NFL this last week, including Taysom Hill's 44-yard throw to Michael Thomas, Kyle Van Noy's strip sack and Jamaal Williams TD run.  They also talked about the injury issues for ...

Michael Shelton's comments about BYU fans

On Cougar Sports Saturday, Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough breakdown BYU player Michael Shelton's comments about BYU fans this week. Should he have made those comments? Did he have a good point and should he have said what he said?  The guys also breakd...

BYU vs Boise State Preview

Alex and Robbie preview the game today by breaking down the statistical comparisons between these two teams and what the gameplan needs to be in order to beat this high-powered offense of Boise State. 

Marc Lyons on Cougar Sports Saturday

Marc Lyons, the color commentator for BYU football, joined the program to talk about BYU vs Boise State. Marc shared his memories and the history of this rivalry. He also talked about the performance last week and what he has seen from Zach Wilson so f...

BYU Style of Football

Alex & Robbie talk about Coach Sitake talking about getting back to BYU style of football. What is BYU style of football? The guys try to dissect that statement and what their style of football might be. 

Bob Behler on Cougar Sports Saturday

Bob Behler, the play-by-play guy for Boise State football, joined the program to talk about this upcoming matchup from the Boise State perspective. They also talked about the history of BYU/Boise State and the rivalry they have. 

BYU's search for "consistency"

Alex & Robbie discuss last week's game against Northern Illinois and the disappointing loss. Coach Grimes talked about consistency and the guys talked about why the change at QB to Zach Wilson didn't solve the underlying issues with the offense. 

What's the worse loss, Utah State or Northern Illinois?

The Cougar Sports Saturday poll question this week was Which BYU football loss in 2018 is most disappointing. The votes resulted in a slight advantage to Utah State over the loss last week vs NIU. Alex and Robbie discuss their thoughts on those two los...

John Stockton on Cougar Sports Saturday

Utah Jazz Legend and Hall of Famer John Stockton joined Cougar Sports Saturday to shed some insight on the process of dealing with injuries during his playing time, the Gonzaga/BYU rivalry & how he can't enjoy watching basketball games anymore. 

David Blair, Gold-Medal Olympian, on Cougar Sports Saturday

Olympic Gold-Medalist David Blair joined the show while we were out at AMIT's Grand Opening and shared his experience with going to Rio for the 2016 Olympics and the process of competing. Blair set the world record for his Discus throw that, ultimately...

John Beck Interview on Cougar Sports Saturday

Former BYU QB John Beck joins the show to talk about the freshman Zach Wilson's first start. Beck, who is the 2nd freshman QB to start a game at BYU, gives his perspective on his first start in 2003 against Stanford and what he sees in Wilson. After ha...

Jamaal Williams stiff-arms Richard Sherman

Robbie & Cleon go over the BYU players in the NFL, especially the Monday Night matchup between former players Jamaal Williams & Fred Warner.  Also, they mentioned the 2 tackles for Kyle Van Noy & the 4 tackles for Micheal Davis. 

Nate Austin Interview on Cougar Sports Saturday

Nate Austin, the BYU basketball graduate assistant, joins the show to talk about the Cougar Tipoff last night and what he sees for this upcoming season.  Nate says that Yoeli will be one of the best players in the country and talks about how he has imp...

Cougar Tipoff & Yoeli Childs

Robbie & Cleon talk about some of the games that BYU opponents will play today including Utah State and Utah.  They also get into the Cougar Tipoff last night and the potential for the Men's Basketball team. 

Alex & Robbie's 5 Bold Predictions

Cleon breaks down Alex & Robbie's 5 bold predictions, which they made before the season. They including Robbie predicting that BYU would win 9 games and that 11 players would have a TD reception, and Alex predicting that BYU will have a 1000 yd rus...

Lopini Katoa Interview on Cougar Sports Saturday

Lopini Katoa joined the show to talk about what changed for the offense this week against Hawaii. He talked about the RB competition and the snaps he has received with Squally Canada's injury. As a freshman, Katoa gives his take on the many freshmen st...

Defensive changes against Hawaii

Robbie and Cleon talked about the changes that BYU made defensively against Hawaii and the success that they saw in stopping the high-powered Hawaii offense.  The guys also talk about the remaining 5 games on the schedule and whether or not they can st...

Austin Hoyt Interview on Cougar Sports Saturday

Senior Offensive Lineman Austin Hoyt joined the show to talk about the game last week against Hawaii and what changes they made as a team to bounce back from the previous loss to Utah State. He talked about the 6 freshman starters last week and their c...

Zach Wilson's debut against Hawaii

In BYU's home win against Hawaii last week, freshman Zach Wilson got his first start. He went 16/24 for 194 yards and 4 touchdowns (1 rushing TD) and an interception. BYU rushed for 280 yds and got 4 scores on the ground and the defense was able to con...

Is BYU better than expected?

BYU sits at 4-3 in their bye week. They had the big win in Madison against Wisconsin, but a big 25-point loss to Utah State at home. Looking at their season, is BYU better than, worse than or the same as expected? 

Greg Wrubell Interview

Greg Wrubell joined the show to talk about the passing of the legendary Paul James.  He also talks with the guys about the keys to the game today for BYU. 

Where does BYU rank statistically?

The guys breakdown the stats from BYU this year in comparison with the rest of the country.  They discuss what they can do to improve in Total Offense and how they can get to that 7 win mark. 

What's at stake for BYU this week against Hawaii?

Alex Kirry & Robbie Bullough talk about what is at stake for BYU this week against Hawaii? Is 6 wins enough to be happy with this season, or do they need to get 7? 

Bobby Curran Interview

Cougar Sports Saturday welcomed Bobby Curran on the show, who is the voice of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football team. He gives his perspective of this big match-up with BYU. 

BYU vs Hawaii

Alex & Robbie preview the BYU vs Hawaii game and get into some of the history between these two teams.  They talk about Cole McDonald, the Hawaii QB who has torn up the field in his 6 games this season.  They also talk about what the BYU defense ha...

Riley Nelson Interview

Riley Nelson joins the program to talk about both BYU and Utah State and the match-up last week.  He brings his insights as a former QB for both teams. 

BYU vs Utah State Recap

Alex & Robbie recap last week's loss to Utah State and get into some of the history between these two programs.  They also discuss the last few games of this rivalry and how it has changed in the last 10 years. 

Who should be BYU's quarterback for the rest of this season?

Alex Kirry & Robbie Bullough start the show by talking about the QB controversy at BYU. After statements from Coach Sitake & Coach Grimes, the guys share their thoughts about who should start at QB for the rest of this season. 

Today is NFL cut down day

The NFL preseason is over and that means it is time for teams to cut down its rosters to the 53 player limit. Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough go over what BYU players made the rosters and which did not. There are a few surprises as well from who is not ...

Get to know Arizona football

Michael Lev of the Arizona Daily Star joins the show to get a local perspective of this Arizona football program. The Wildcats have a lot of questions heading into the year as well with a new head coach in Kevin Sumlin, but he has a great weapon in QB ...

What is Arizona saying about BYU?

Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough begin the show previewing BYU vs. Arizona and hearing about how the Cougars chose the quarterback in Tanner Mangum, and on the Wildcats side discuss what they see in players like Khalil Tate. We also hear from Arizona hea...

Marc Lyons joins Cougar Sports Saturday

BYU radio color commentator Marc Lyons joins the program to go take about this being his final year on BYU radio calls and he goes over a few of his most memorable games he has been a part of. Marc also previews the season and specifically the game aga...

ESPN's Adam Amin previews Arizona vs. BYU

BYU opens up the year at Arizona in a late night game on ESPN and to help preview the game Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough bring on Adam Amin who is on the call. Amin has called six BYU football games and he seems to be a good luck charm as the Cougars ...

BYU finally named its quarterback

In a Friday evening twitter post, BYU released its depth chart and it had Tanner Mangum at the top as the starter over freshman Zach Wilson. This news came after a Thursday scrimmage and the coaches finally made a choice, but was it the right one? Robb...

Do the BYU coaches know who the quarterback is? Probably.

Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough wrap up the show back talking about the quarterback position at BYU. They wonder when the coaches will make a decision between Zach Wilson and Tanner Mangum. Also, the big question is if the coaches already know who the s...

First look at Arizona vs. BYU

BYU's opener at Arizona is just a week away, so Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough take a look at the Wildcats team. They have a new coach in Kevin Sumlin who previously was at Texas A&M and takes over an offense that can put up numbers. The No. 1 paye...

Why Merrill Hoge's comments are not a big deal's Sean Walker joined the show to give his insight on fall camp for BYU. He has been at every practice for the Cougars and he says the Merrill Hoge comments about his son, Beau, moving to running back is not a big deal. Merril is just a dad bein...

Did this NFL official make the worst call ever?

During an NFL preseason game between Minnesota and Jacksonville, there was a play that made Alex Kirry quite animated. The play saw QB Cody Kessler take a sack but it was not a sack but a roughing the passer. The Vikings defensive end came untouched an...

Get to know BYU lineman Thomas Shoaf

Robbie Bullough chated with BYU offensive lineman Thomas Shoaf. Shoaf is working out at multiple spots on the offensive line to help create the best five up front. The quarterback competition is brought up and Shoaf does not really have an opinion on w...

What future BYU football game are you most excited to see?

Robbie Bullough and Alex Kirry discuss the future BYU football games and what is their favorite matchup. The Baylor game was recently announced with dates for 2020 and 2021 and that led to the topic. One game they agree upon is the Virginia matchup in ...

Is Matt Bushman the best BYU tight end since Dennis Pitta

Matt Bushman is BYU's leading returning receiver and he has big plans to follow up his freshman all-American position as a tight end. BYU has had a history of great tight ends and Bushman looks to be the next great Cougar tight end. We tried to get him...

Don't worry BYU fans, Jamaal Williams is just fine

The NFL preseason continues with a few former BYU players in action. Running back Jamaal Williams was one in action this week and he had an injury scare with an ankle injury. Luckily it was not a high ankle sprain and he will be fine. QB Taysom Hill go...

Former BYU QB Christian Stewart sheds light on quarterback battle

Christian Stewart knows all too well what it takes to prepare when a backup quarterback always being ready to play. Stewart recalls his time at BYU where he was Taysom Hill's backup where he knew he was not the guy but always read and had a solid senio...

Beau Hoge is being very mature in his move to running back

Former NFL running back Merrill Hoge is also the father of Beau Hoge took to the airwaves to not say the best things about his son moving from quarterback to running back. Beau had a great response on social media about he was all about him wanting to ...

Be a smarter fan with the cliff notes version of BYU fall camp

A lot has gone on in BYU football since last weeks show. There have been two BYU scrimmages, no decision on a quarterback and Merrill Hoge chirping about Beau Hoge's move to running back. The QB race is officially down to Zach Wilson and Tanner Mangum ...

Fall camp always brings optimism

Even though BYU went just 4-9 last year and they have a new offensive staff it does not stop people from having a glowing outlook on the upcoming season. There are plenty of reasons to question if BYU can get back to a bowl game but once the pads start...

How does BYU basketball's conference schedule play out?

The West Coast Conference released the regular season basketball schedule for the upcoming year, and Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough look over the slate. They key in on the big matchups which are the openers, Gonzaga and Saint Mary's games. The Cougars ...

Riley Nelson on the BYU QB battle

The former BYU quarterback is all too familiar with a challenge at the position. Riley Nelson discusses what he through during his time with the Cougars, and Utah State, where he had multiple quarterback competitions. One piece of wisdom Nelson had for...

How does BYU compare to the new Power 5 schools?

BYU football is heading into its seven years as an independent football program and there have been plenty of other teams who have made the jump to a power conference. Robbie and Alex go over those teams who moved leagues and compared their success to ...