Cougar Sports Saturday

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Sean Walker on Cougar Sports Saturday

Sean Walker, of KSL sports, joins the program to share his thoughts on BYU basketball this season. He also shares his take on his report that Dixie State joining the WAC and playing football as an FCS independent. BYU had a busy week and Sean shares hi...

BYU Players in the NFL Divisional Round

Alex and Robbie look at NFL's Divisional Round and some of the BYU players participating in this weekend's games. Daniel Sorensen, Taysom Hill, Kyle Van Noy and Michael Davis all play this weekend of playoff football. 

Jay Drew on Cougar Sports Saturday

Jay Drew, the BYU beat writer for the Salt Lake Tribune, joins the program to talk about BYU basketball and what's been going on with the team this year. They've started league play at 2-1, but struggled in non-conference play, going 8-7. Jay shares hi...

BYU Football Transfers

The guys take a look at the BYU football transfers that include RB Riley Burt, WR Akile Davis, DB Isaiah Armstrong, LB Christian Folau, and DL Tevita Mo'Unga. TE Dallin Holker will also be unavailable next year since he is going on a mission. Who will ...

Was BYU's Football Season a B-?

Alex and Robbie look back at BYU's football season and how they compared against other teams. They look at national rankings and grades and share their thoughts on how this team performed, especially compared to last year. BYU was given a B- by USA Tod...

College Football Bowl Season Wrap-Up

With Clemson beating Alabama in the CFP Championship on Monday, Alex and Robbie talk about that game and this bowl season in general. They look at both the best team performances and individual performances from the bowl season. Against the spread, BYU...

Mark Durrant on Cougar Sports Saturday

Mark Durrant, former BYU basketball player and current radio broadcaster, joined the program to talk about this BYU team at this critical point of the season. Mark shares this thoughts on the Hardnett drama and their odds of making the NCAA tournament....

Can BYU make the NCAA Tournament?

BYU is sitting at 10-8 with most of their league play left ahead of them. Right now, they would need to get to 22 wins in order to make the NCAA tournament. With 2 games against both Gonzaga and San Fransisco, can BYU get enough wins to make the tourna...

The Jahshire Hardnett Drama

Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough start of the program talking about this week's Jahshire Hardnett drama that happened this week. There were some rumors that Hardnett was no longer with BYU and would be transferring. He did not play against Portland on Th...

2018: A BYU Sports Year in Review

Alex and Robbie look back at 2018 for BYU Sports and talk about some of the biggest moments. Those include Jack Morris being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, BYU Football's upset of Wisconsin and Women's Volleyball beating Stanford in Provo. 

Jeff Call Joins Cougar Sports Saturday

Jeff Call, a BYU beat writer for BYU, joins the program to talk about BYU's performance against Pacific on Thursday and their game today against Saint Mary's. Jeff gives his thoughts on this team, what they're struggling with and what could change for ...

How to Change the College Football Playoff

Robbie has concocted a method to improve the College Football Playoff and create 7 regional "super-conferences" consisting of 10 teams. The playoff system would include 12 teams, 4 having 1st-round byes, just like the NFL. Alex and Robbie look over the...

Love it or Hate it: The College Football Playoff

Alex and Robbie go over the poll for this week: could an undefeated BYU make the 4-team playoff. They get into this year's playoffs and the inevitable match-up between Alabama and Clemson. Did Notre Dame ruin any independent's chance at making the CFP?...

John Crumpacker Joins Cougar Sports Saturday

John Crumpacker, a WCC Basketball Columnist, joins the program to talk about tonight's match-up between Saint Mary's and BYU. He also gives his insights on the play of the WCC so far and what is different this year for certain teams like San Fransisco ...

The 2018 Bowl Season

The guys take a look at this year's bowl season and how BYU's opponents fared in their matchups. Utah blew a 20-3 lead against Northwestern to lose the Holiday Bowl. All of BYU's 2019 opponents lost their bowl game except for Utah State.   

Tim Tebow 2.0

4 former BYU players are in the NFL playoffs this year. Michael Davis is the only one playing Wildcard Weekend with the Chargers. Daniel Sorensen, Taysom Hill, and Kyle Van Noy all have a bye this week. Taysom, Van Noy and Sorensen all had TD's last we...

BYU Holds On Against Pacific

Alex and Robbie recap BYU's win against Pacific on Thursday. BYU blew a 21-point lead but held on to get the win 90-87. TJ Haws had 24 points to lead the team with Jahshire Hardnett contributing with 17 points off the bench. This was BYU's first road w...

BYU Starts WCC Play With a Win

Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough start off the program with BYU's nail-biting victory over Pacific on Thursday. They also begin previewing BYU's match-up with Saint Mary's tonight and introduce the poll question this week: could an undefeated BYU make th...

BYU Players in the Playoffs

Alex and Cleon take a look at the final week of the NFL season and the BYU players, like Kyle Van Noy and Taysom Hill, who will be playing in the playoffs. They also talk about Jamaal Williams huge game last week with over 150 total yards and a TD. Aft...

Taysom Hill Shouldn't Throw the Ball Anymore

Alex Kirry brings up last week's INT for Taysom Hill and says that he shouldn't throw the football anymore, especially with Drew Brees as the QB in front of him on the team. Alex and Cleon also talk about whether the 4 CFP teams all deserve to be there...

NO NO NO on Cougar Sports Saturday

Alex Kirry and Cleon Wall play a game of NO NO NO, the things they want to be removed from sports. The guys discuss whether or not small bowl games are important or worthwhile. They also discuss expanding the College Football Playoff and P5 teams playi...

BYU's New Year's Resolution

As we enter 2019, Alex Kirry and Cleon Wall give some BYU New Year's Resolutions. Alex says BYU football needs to beat Utah, sellout Lavell Edwards Stadium and beat 3 Power 5 teams. Cleon says that BYU basketball has to cut down on the turnovers, shoot...

BYU's Upcoming Conference Play

BYU enters conference play at 8-7, looking from the outside in on the NCAA tournament. Coach Dave Rose said the focus will be on conference play and winning the conference championship. As BYU continues to struggle, what can BYU fans be happy about?

BYU vs Mississippi State Recap

BYU falls to Mississippi State which brings their record to 8-7 on the season. The defense could not stop the MSU offense, who had two players with over 25 points. Yoeli played well as he has done all season, but the scoring has been limited for the re...

BYU Basketball's Slow Start

BYU lost today to Mississippi State 103-81 in Starkville, MS. BYU has continued to struggle from 3-point range and has struggled to play defense on the road. Alex and Cleon breakdown the start to the season for BYU and whether or not their struggles wi...

BYU's 2019 Recruiting Class

Alex and Robbie talk about BYU's recruiting class and why it doesn't matter for this BYU football team. Most of the big recruits they have had have not panned out, and they are able to find diamonds in the rough. A lot of these kids will play missions ...

Steve Cleveland on Cougar Sports Saturday

Former BYU Basketball Coach Steve Cleveland joined Cougar Sports Saturday to talk about this BYU team. He likes what he sees early on from the team and the depth that they have. Cleveland gives his thoughts on Yoeli Childs as an NBA prospect and his po...

BYU Basketball's tough loss to UNLV

BYU lost a tough game last week against UNLV. Alex and Robbie talk about what went wrong and what they need to do today against San Diego State.  They also talk about the BYU Cougars in the NFL highlighted by Jamaal Williams getting the workload again ...

How good will BYU be next season?

Alex and Robbie take a close look at the 2019 football schedule for BYU and look back at the poll question to see how many wins they could get next season. BYU has tough games like USC, Utah, and Washington, but those are all at home. They do have to t...

BYU's Opponents 2018 vs 2019

Alex and Robbie looked at the performance of BYU's opponents this year and in their bowl games. They also take a look at the list of 2019 opponents and how they stack up. BYU has big games next year against USC, Tennessee, and Washington. 

What Are The Odds: Five Bold Predictions Recap

Alex and Robbie take a look at their preseason bold predictions in this segment. Robbie got one correct prediction, that BYU would have 11 different players catch a TD pass. He missed on others that including Tanner Mangum starting every game and BYU w...

Mitchell Juergens on Cougar Sports Saturday

Mitchell Juergens, former BYU player and BYU radio sideline reporter, joins the program to talk about his perspective of BYU's win in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Mitchell shares his thoughts on Zach Wilson's performance yesterday and what he thinks o...

Dylan Collie joins Cougar Sports Saturday

Senior WR Dylan Collie joined Cougar Sports Saturday to reflect on his final game for BYU in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. He had a big game with 6 catches for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns. Collie looks back on his performance in his last collegiate game...

Will Zach Wilson be the greatest QB in BYU history?

Dylan Collie, after his big game yesterday, said that Zach Wilson will be the greatest QB in BYU history. Alex and Robbie take that statement and dive in.  He has certainly had a great first season, but there are many things that he would need to accom...

What was most impressive from BYU's bowl win vs WMU?

Alex Kirry and Robbie Bullough start off the show today look at what impressed them most from BYU's 49-18 win against Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Freshman QB Zach Wilson was perfect from the field, going 18/18 for 317 yards and 4 ...

Taysom Hill Continues to Have an Impact

Taysom Hill came up with a huge blocked punt that helped change the tides for the Saints and got them the win on Sunday. Hill continues to have an impact on the field in many ways.  Ziggy Ansah is on the IR and out for the season. His future with the L...

Robin Hook on Western Michigan Football

Robin Hook, the play-by-play voice of the Broncos, joined the program to give some insight into this Western Michigan squad. He talks about the freshman QB Eleby and how he has progressed over the last few weeks. Hook says that WMU is excited to face B...

BYU vs the Western Michigan Broncos

BYU has a matchup against Western Michigan, a team they have not faced since 1970. WMU has struggled in bowl games (1-7) and have played in this bowl before, a 2014 loss against Air Force. WMU beat Northern Illinois, a team that beat BYU earlier in the...

John Beck on BYU Football

John Beck, former BYU QB, joins the show to talk about BYU's appearance in the Idaho Potato Bowl. Beck says that BYU needs to use this bowl game to build momentum towards next season. A win will help the young players have success and bring positive en...

Who Is Playing For BYU?

Alex and Robbie look at BYU in their Bowl Game this next week and who will be on the field for the Cougars. BYU's depth chart looks a lot different at this point than it did to start the season. With so many freshmen playing in this game, how will BYU ...

Did BYU Steal The Bowl Game From Wyoming?

Alex and Robbie preview next week's bowl game in Boise against the Western Michigan Broncos. Unlike last year, BYU is playing football in December and have a chance of reaching 7 wins this season. The Idaho Potato Bowl may not be the ideal bowl, or the...

What Could Have Been For BYU Basketball

Alex and Robbie reflect on what we had with Jimmer, Jackson, and Brandon all playing their senior years. They also look at Eric Mika and Elijah Bryant leaving early to play overseas and the impact that has on the potential of this BYU team. 

Jackson Emery on Nick Emery's return

Jackson Emery, former BYU player and brother of Nick Emery, joins the show to talk about Nick, his struggles and return to BYU basketball this last week against Utah State. He also reflects on the UNLV rivalry and what that meant as a player. 

A Rivalry Renewed vs UNLV

BYU Basketball has a matchup tonight against UNLV, a team they have not faced since 2011. BYU left the Mountain West Conference after that season and this is the first scheduled matchup with any of their old rivals from that conference. BYU will also p...

Which BYU Sport Do You Care Most About Right Now?

Alex and Robbie start off the program talking about all the BYU sports going on right now including the upcoming Bowl Game in Boise next week, Basketball's matchup with UNLV today in Las Vegas and the Women's Volleyball Final Four appearance. 

Mitchell Juergens on BYU Football

Mitchell Juergens, the sideline reporter for BYU football, joined the program to talk about last week's disappointing loss to Utah. As a former player, Mitchell talked about what it is like playing your final game and how that can be a distraction. He ...

NCAA Evaluation Tool Controversy

Alex and Robbie discuss the controversy behind the NET (NCAA Evaluation Tool) which has replaced the RPI this season and is used to rank NCAA Basketball teams. On the one hand, the tool has mid-major schools like Belmont and San Fransisco ranked in the...

Mark Durrant on BYU Basketball

Mark Durrant, the BYU Basketball color analyst, joined the program to talk about BYU Basketball and the early-season struggles they have had. He shared what he has seen from this team and their shooting woes. Mark also gave his thoughts on what it will...

BYU Basketball's 3-point Shooting Woes

Alex and Robbie give an update on BYU Basketball and their early struggles. BYU dropped both games last week against Houston and Illinois State. BYU has struggled mightily from the 3-point line where they are 29th in attempts and 322nd (of 351) in perc...

What Are The Odds? (Championship Weekend Edition)

Alex and Robbie play a game of What Are The Odds, covering a few topics including Nick Emery's first game back Wednesday against Utah State, BYU's bowl invitation, and BYU basketball against their in-state opponents.