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A little bit of an inside view...

Hey everybody. Adam invited me to become an author on this blog and I am pretty excited. This is my first time doing something like this so I hope I can do a decent job at it. A little about me. My name is Dan Richards. I come from a family of USU grads so not much to brag about there, but I have been Cougar Blue my whole life. I love sports, but football is by far my passion.

I played QB in high school, and in 2005 made the BYU squad as a DB under coach Mitchell. That was Bronco's first year as head coach so I got to know a little bit about him and his coaching style and I can say that I am impressed with him as a man as well as a coach. During spring ball I hurt both shoulders and ended up having surgery on both of them, ending my football career.

I was there when Bryce Mahuika's father died and he came to the team and wanted to start doing the haka before every game. It was great to see how the team help their teammates through difficult times and how everyone on the team felt important and the desire to work hard for the good of the team.

I like to analyze football and love to break things down to see how they work. It is amazing to me that at any level the little things are what make or break a play. I would have to say one of my favorite players was Omarr Morgan, a physical DB that could lock down a receiver and made him pay every play. Corners that can tackle are like a gift from heaven!

I am excited to be able to share my thoughts about BYU football and see what we can come up with