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Shut Up and Jimmer podcast: Is BYU basketball broken?

In the wake of two dispiriting losses, Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs step back and take stock of the sad state of the BYU basketball program.

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Is the BYU basketball program broken? And if so, can it be fixed?

Those are the overarching questions that Steve Pierce and Robby McCombs wrestle with in the eighth episode of our all-hoops podcast, Shut Up and Jimmer. You can listen using the player embedded below.

After watching the Cougars get run off the court by San Diego State and Mississippi State in back-to-back weeks, we step back and look at the big picture that extends beyond this team’s recent run of poor play: What is wrong with the program at its core? How did things get this bad? And what, if anything, can be done (in the short and long terms) to fix the underlying root causes?

We’re not holding back. This is a no-holds-barred conversation. We go deep on problems with coaching, culture, player development, philosophy, recruiting and other problems facing the hoops program — while also looking ahead to discuss how and when things could improve.

Shut Up and Jimmer is available on all major podcast platforms — including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher. New episodes are released weekly on Mondays throughout the season, where we’ll break down the latest action from the boys in blue, look ahead to future matchups and maybe even talk a little recruiting.

Listen to Episode 8 of Shut Up and Jimmer here: