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BYU Football Fall Camp Countdown: Interior Defensive Linemen Preview

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 24: Khyiris Tonga #95 of the Brigham Young Cougars celebrates after his blocked field goal against the Utah Utes in the first half of a game at Rice-Eccles Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

PROVO, Utah – Now that the Fourth of July is in the rearview mirror, the countdown to BYU football fall camp heats up.

Kalani Sitake and his BYU squad report to camp at the end of this month.  To get you ready for fall camp, the Cougar Tracks Podcast on Monday rolled out the first positional preview leading up to camp.

Every day on Cougar Tracks, I’ll be releasing a new episode previewing a different position in the BYU football program heading into Camp Kalani 2019.

In the first positional preview, I took an in-depth look at the interior defensive linemen along BYU’s defensive line.  A position group that boasts a potential NFL Draft pick next year in Khyiris Tonga and a handful of players that are ready to make a significant leap forward in Lorenzo Fauatea and Bracken El-Bakri.


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Show notes for this episode of the Cougar Tracks Podcast.

(2:26):  BYU and the ESPN FPI win probability percentages

(4:11):  BYU’s win probability against Utah according to the FPI

(6:27):  Win probabilities against the other three Power Five programs

(9:25):  Win percentages against Group of Five teams in 2019 according to the FPI.

(11:05):  Cougar Tracks Countdown to BYU Football Fall Camp position preview: Interior Defensive Linemen

(13:00):  Khyiris Tonga

(16:34):  Bracken El-Bakri

(18:54):  Lorenzo Fauatea

(20:48):  Earl Tuioti-Mariner

(21:46):  Atunaisa Mahe

(23:47):  The rest of the interior defensive linemen in the positional preview heading fall camp 2019.

Listen to the entire episode of the Cougar Tracks Podcast below.

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Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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