Cougar Fans, it’s a brand new year, which means brand new hopes and expectations for our BYU Football and Basketball teams! Anything is possible, right? A return to the NCAA Tournament, a football win over Utah, heck, even just reaching a bowl game again — it’s all on the table!
But before we think about that too much, let’s say goodbye to 2017 by remembering our favorite moments. Jess and Mary made a list of their 10 favorite things that happened last year, including everything from BYU Basketball’s win over no. 1, then-undefeated Gonzaga on the road (the same team that ended up playing for the National Championship, mind you), to caffeine on campus, to Brayden El-Bakri’s unforgettable hit during the SJSU game. Watch to see what else is on our list, and let us know in the comments what your favorite moments were!
Last week, BYU Basketball opened WCC play with two home games, defeating Portland 69-45 and then losing to Saint Mary’s in overtime, 74-64. So much of what went right for the Portland game and the majority of the Saint Mary’s game fell a little short in overtime, snapping the Cougars’ nine-game winning streak. In Coaching from the Couch, Mary and Jess give their takes on what went well and what could have gone better for BYU, and talk about which lineup they hope to see more of this week.
Talk of the Town starts out with some big BYU Football news: Aaron Roderick, Fesi Sitake, and Ryan Pugh have all joined the offensive staff under new coordinator Jeff Grimes. Jess and Mary give their brief thoughts on these hires, but look for their more in-depth profiles on the new coaches sometime later this year!
Today’s been overwhelming & consequentially I forgot to mention a couple of very important people to thank. I know I can’t name all, but I HAVE to thank my beautiful wife @HSitake for her unwavering support & @coachgrimey for this incredible opportunity. Excited to get to work!!— Fesi Sitake (@fsitake) December 28, 2017
In other news, Kyle Collinsworth made his first shot as a Dallas Maverick, Colby Pearson gave Aaron Rodgers a Book of Mormon for Christmas, and Taysom Hill continues to surprise everyone (well, maybe everyone who isn’t a BYU fan) with his versatility on the football field.
Coming up, BYU Basketball has its first road trip of WCC play at San Francisco Thursday, then Pacific Saturday. We can’t wait to see how the Cougs handle themselves in these match-ups after that tough loss to SMC! See you next week, Cougar Fans. May you always stay loyal to the white and blue!
GAMES THIS WEEK . THURSDAY (Jan 4) BYU at San Francisco ⌚ 9pm MST / 8pm PST War Memorial Gym ️ BYU Radio, SiriusXM 143, KSL 1160AM/102.7FM AT&T SportsNet RM, NBC Sports CA, Spectrum SN, TheW.tv . SATURDAY (Jan 6) BYU at Pacific ⌚ 8pm MST / 7pm PST Alex G. Spanos Center ️ BYU Radio, SiriusXM 143, KSL 1160AM/102.7FM BYUtv . . #BYUhoops #GoCougs
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.
Find us on social media:
Cougars on Cougars: @cougsoncougs
Jess Tyler: @everydayjess
Mary Blanchard: @marydblanchard