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Cougars on Cougars: Rants on rivalry renewal and recapping the BYU Football fireside

Jess and Mary sent a correspondent to the BYU Football fireside in Washington, D.C. and give their “hot takes” on the recently renewed men’s basketball rivalry with Utah.

Hundreds turned up to hear members of BYU Football share their personal experiences.
Photo by Spencer Irvine

In Episode 20 of Cougars on Cougars, Jess and Mary get the scoop on the new football fireside format. Unlike previous firesides, which were held the night before away football games, Coach Sitake opted to move firesides to the off-season with only a few coaches and players present.

We asked Spencer Irvine, a BYU alum and current George Washington graduate student, to be our correspondent for the Washington, D.C. fireside held over the Memorial Day weekend. Spencer fills us in on the fan turnout, speakers (including BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer, BYU QB Taysom Hill, and Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo) and shares some of the highlights of the evening. We also ask Spencer to make his pitch as to why you should make the effort to attend a fireside if you can!

Photo by Spencer Irvine

Probably the biggest news of the week was the announcement that the BYU-Utah men’s basketball series is back on in 2017. We give you our take on the rescheduling of the “unsafe series” (spoiler: lots of ranting and eye-rolling ensues), and share some of our favorite tweets on the quickly renewed rivalry.

BYU v Utah Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images

And, as always, we round up this week’s news from the BYU social mediasphere, including BYU Football’s new slogan, the Fathers and Sons sports camps, and Taysom Hill with his newborn nephew (another spoiler: it’s adorable).

Football Fireside info here.

About the Show

Cougars on Cougars is a weekly YouTube show in which Jess and Mary, two "dyed in the wool, true blue, through and through" BYU fans discuss the happenings of BYU football and basketball on—and off—the field and court.

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