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CougarCast: BYU vs. Arizona preview

Whoever slows down the run — wins.

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It is game week! The BYU Cougars will face the University of Arizona Wildcats in the 2016 season opener.

Saturday night’s contest features the coaching debuts of BYU’s new head coach Kalani Sitake, offensive coordinator Ty Detmer, and defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki.

Despite the huge dose of newness, it ways it still seems like 2013. For the 4th season in a row, BYU’s opening game starter at QB is Taysom Hill. Joining him in the backfield will once again be Jamaal Williams.

Meanwhile, Arizona is set to debut an entirely new defense. One that the Wildcats hope will be able to be equal in ability with their high-powered offense.

So, what will happen on Saturday? Keith and Tosh give their insights and opinions in this entertaining 100th milestone episode of CougarCast!

On this episode of CougarCast:

  • The tight-lipped approach for Arizona. (3:00)
  • Arizona’s Anu Solomon is going to be the starting quarterback — in our opinion. (4:10)
  • Arizona WRs Trey Griffey, Samajie Grant, Nate Phillips provide a speedy, but shorter wideout group. (5:35)
  • Arizona’s RBs Nick Wilson and Orlando Bradford may be licking their chops at having an opportunity to attack against Kalani Sitake’s 4-3. (6:45)
  • Can Rich Rod confuse BYU’s Francis Bernard in his linebacking debut? (9:30)
  • Troy Warner will start at cornerback in his first college game. (10:48)
  • Travis Tuiloma is a game-time decision, and the Cougars defensive line (12:30)
  • BYU’s Offense vs. Arizona’s Defense (15:15)
  • BYU’s offensive line is big. Much bigger than the Arizona defensive line. (16:15)
  • Arizona’s defense needs a big day out of their “stud position” player DeAndre’ Miller (19:15)
  • What Arizona’s defense is going to try to do (20:15)
  • Does BYU have a #1 receiver? (22:15)
  • Ten for Tosh! (23:35)
  • Tanner Mangum vs. Taysom Hill in the redzone (29:33)
  • BYU fans get another chance to see the realized potential of Taysom Hill. (32:15)
  • Keith’s game predictions (33:05)
  • Tosh’s game predictions (36:50)

About the Show

2002 Daily Herald Utah County Name of the Year Award Winner Tosh Mackintosh and Keith Shirts are two friends who bond over BYU Sports. Obsessed, passionate, and opinionated, they chop it up over BYU Hoops and Football.

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