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What Tanner Mangum's Twitter account tells us about the new BYU quarterback

Last Saturday, a true freshman from Eagle, Idaho took over as the starting quarterback for BYU. With very little exposure up to this point, we decided to get to know Tanner the best way we know how: Digging through his twitter account.

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In an perfect world where good things happen to me, I'd have a press credential from BYU and they would give me the opportunity to interview BYU's new quarterback Tanner Mangum. Since the athletic department apparently hates people from New Jersey, I'm denied any direct access to the players. That being the case, I've decided to circumvent that whole process and hold my own little interview with Tanner via social media.


So Tanner, back when you got your mission call, a lot of people probably questioned your decision to leave football for two years. What do you have to say to those people?

It sure seems like you have proven them wrong after only one game. I'm sure that hasn't come without some serious challenges.

Words to live by. Ever since the game on Saturday you've been a media darling. Is it cool to see yourself on SportsCenter and a slew of other ESPN programs?

You're telling me. I hate when make it into someone's Snapchat story and you can hear my dumb voice in the background. I sound like such a buffoon sometimes and it's the absolute worst.

Touche. That is much worse than having a terrible voice.

Back to the questions. How are things going at school? Have you found it difficult to manage you game prep and school work? Do you put a lot of time into your studies?

Uh oh, you didn't fail a...

Oh good ole Econ 110. We've all been there my friend. This seems to be a sensitive subject, so let's go back to football. The starting quarterback before you, Taysom HIll, was a pretty fast dude. For all those wondering, what is your 40 time?

True, but when getting to the NFL combine that's how they're going to judge your speed.


OK I get it. You're sensitive about your 40 time. I promise I won't ask about it again. Are there any other sports that you like to play outside of football?

What about music do you have any favorite tunes?

Great choice. Does this mean that you prefer indie folk music?

I don't know about that. Is there one artist out there that you really want to see in concert?

This is a judgement free zone. You can tell me anything.


Couldn't agree with you more. I could talk about T-Swift for days -- like, please tell me in the three months since you got home you've listened to 1989 at least 30 times?

Anyway, lets move on to politics. I know that the election is still a long ways out but do you have any thoughts on the 2016 election?

Regina who? Is she a republican or a Democrat?

OH. RIGHT. Of course. I knew you were quoting Mean Girls.

Well Tanner, this has been a lot of fun. I'm pretty much all out of questions for you. Do you have any questions for me?

Well since you asked, my dating life has been a little crazy lately. I recently broke up with my girlfriend of three weeks and it's been pretty rough. She kind of wants to get back together but she doesn't like my singing voice and I'm not sure how I feel about it.

You know what you're right. Sometimes it just doesn't work out. I just hope i can look ahead and move on from all of this.

So much infinite wisdom. It's like you have life all figured out.

You're a good man Tanner. At any rate, I'm afraid that's all the time we have today. We'll have to do this again sometime soon.

Me too buddy. Me too.